Saturday, May 9, 2009

OCC Sketch Challenge, IC179 & LSC219 Happy Tree Day

Happy Saturday everyone!!!

Thank you for all the well wishes - I'm feeling much better!!! Unfortunately my middle daughter has caught the stomach bug and I had to pick her up from school yesterday....it's definitely making the Ledlow-Family round - Yikes!!!

Anyhow - are your ready for an awesome Sketch??? Well, Robin has cooked up a fun one and I hope you'll play along?!? Stop by the OCC Blog for all the Samples and on how you can play along to win this weeks prize sponsored by Jennifer Meyer's new Stamp line - Stamps and Smiles!!!

Here is my card for it.....

I used the gorgeous SU Blossom Abound Set. I can't believe I own this Set forever and this is my first time inking it up - crazy - huh???

The colors I used are - Pale Plum, Perfect Plum and Kiwi Kiss.

The DP is from PTI Guide Lines Collection. I bedazzled the blossom with Dazzling Diamond Glitter. I also added some Silver Brads.

The sentiment is from the SU All Holidays Set. I inked it in Perfect plum and pierced right below it. The vertical Perfect Plum CS was scored in 1/8" intervals.

Are you ready for a second card with the same Sketch???

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This time I used the super cute and fun Happy Day Set from There She Goes!!! I made this card for today's IC179 - Bonjour Mon Coussin. This store is featuring some funky pillows - LOL. I was inspired by this pillow - I really liked the colors together!!! Which gave me the idea to combined it with the LSC219 - That's a Holiday???. I chose the Love a Tree Day Holiday - you can read about it HERE!!!

I inked the tree image twice with Memento Black. I created a 3-D look by cutting the second image out and raising the leaves up randomly. I used Copic & Prisma Markers to color the tree - E47 (Dark Brown) and PM-197 (Green Tea).

The DP is from the So Saffron Patterns Designers Series Collection. The second color is Wild Wasabi. I again scored the Wild Wasabi CS.

The birdies were also inked twice and raised up . I colored the birdies with the Prisma Marker - Jasmine PM132.

The sentiment was also inked in Memento Black. To dress the card up I chose the Silver Brads.

What do you think - are you ready to play now???

Thank you for stopping by !!! I hope you will have a wonderful weekend!!!

24 comments:

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Love the colors in the first one, Silke. Totally gorgeous stamping!!

The second card is adorable. Love the dimension.

Our Little Inspirations said...

Pretty, Pretty!! I'm so partial to those plum colors and your lilacs are gorgeous with the sparkles! Love the popped up leaves too! 2nd card - just as gorgeous. What a comeback from being under the weather!! Happy Mother's Day!!
Carol

Jerri Kay said...

Your cards are so beautiful Silke, I love this sketch, it's fabulous! I'm away from home and don't have access to my e-mail and can't find a place to e-mail you on your side bar so answering here. The Bow Easy is not at Michael's. You can purchase it from Sharon Johnson, it's on the tool page of her Stamp Simply Ribbon Store. A tab is at the top of her blog. {{{hugs}}}

Cindy Haffner said...

Your cards are gorgeous Silke, you rocked the OCC sketch. Hugs Cindy

Loretta said...

I'm so kicking myself for not getting that lilac before it retired!!!!!!! Stunning cards, Silke.

Robin said...

Fabulous cards Silke!! I am glad that you enjoyed the sketch.
I hope your daughter gets better soon. and glad to hear you are doing better! My girls were sick all last week (oldest first and then the week ended with younger one sick). Today, dh and I both woke up sick!! I hope that my oldest doesn't get it and the cycle start all over!!!

Antje said...

Great take on the sketch!! Love your clear, fresh style and how you pop up parts of your cards, it makes them so alive!
Hope your family gets over that bug soon and you can enjoy mother's day tomorrow.

Teresa said...

Love that bird card, so much detail it's just right.

Dawn Easton said...

Oh Silke, I'm sorry that your daughter is now ill too...hope the rounds go QUICKLY through your house and don't repeat! ACK!

I love this layout! It's fabulous!

Your first card is so elegant and great colours!
Your second card is adorable with the popped up leaves and birdies! CUTE!

Have a wonderful Mother's Day tomorrow!

Summerthyme Studio said...

Silke, you never cease to amaze me with your beautiful creations! Everything has such a touch of elengance. I love how you added the 3D elements to your card!

Vicki

Joycelyn Turner said...

Fantastic cards...BOTH of them!! The popped up leaves are perfect...you amaze me with your talent!!

Makiko Jones said...

Fabulous!! I love the color combo of the first card. The dimensional of the tree looks awesome!!

Have a great weekend and happy Mother's day!

StampOwl said...

wonderful cards Silke

Jackie Pedro said...

I'm glad you're feeling better and I hope your DD feels better soon! Both my girls just got done with a stomach bug, but thankfully I didn't get it!!

Your cards are so beautiful. I really love the layout! Have a Happy Mother's Day!!

Joanne (jojot) said...

both are wonderful......clean and classic

Judy Rozema said...

Totally gorgeous colors on the first one and I love the whole design on the second! So sorry you have not been feeling well!

Jami {sgtStamper} said...

Love the dimension on these!! Those birds are so sweet! Glad you're feelin' better sweetie!!

LORi said...

Hi Silke!! Sorry to hear you and your sweetie have felt a bit buggish!!

Your card are FAB!!!

Michelle (sf9erfan) said...

Oh Silke, I love both cards. That first one has colors to die for and that iamge is PERFECT! I never liked the PTI guidelines DP, but you used it perfectly!! That second card is very bright and fun. Love those little birdies!! Hugs to you and the fam -get better soon!!!

Stamp Talk with Tosh said...

Love the colors, dimension and texture of both cards Silke! Your creations are always exquisite!!

Bev J. said...

I especially like the first card-beautiful image and colors. tfs

Doris said...

These are both beautiful, but the first one caught my eye because I've used that set and still love it!

Stamp and Smile said...

Both cards are GORGEOUS!! LOVE those silver brads and the score lines are fun... :) The color combo's work PERFECTLY... Just adorable Silke!! TFS.. Michelle :)

Katie Ann Brooks said...

I love this one, so springy, so cute!