Saturday, October 17, 2009

OCC Challenge - Color Challenge and ssnotime101 Praying for You

Happy Saturday everyone!!!

Time for the OCC Challenge!!! Today we have a Color Challenge....for you!!! Lori is challenging us to some very interesting colors :) and what a challenge it was - LOL!?!

To be honest with you...it was a *tough* one for me and my brain is still smokin' - he,he,he!!! Hmmm - I really needed to get inspired....so I waited for the IC202 - Xenia Taler to go live... and to my pleasant surprise I found these fabulous hand crafted tree tiles and I knew what to do - wahooooo!!!

Let me just tell you....I was playing *Russian Roulette* tonight....I almost didn't have a card for the OCC.... :() - I know I'm crazy!!!! Stef saved my little fanny with this awesome Inspiration Challenge!!!





















I had a really hard time placing the *Handsome Hunter* & *Sage Shadow* together in one card - LOL!!! But once I colored the gorgeous Birch Tree Painting Set from Innovative Stamp Creations for my image I realized I could combined these two colors..... and out came this fabulous new color you see on my card!!! You should try it - it really looks AWESOME!!! Let me know what you think :) after you tried it?!? BTW - it did not mess up my Markers at all by combining these two colors....just go easy on the Sage Shadow :)!!!

To finish this card off I added the sentiment from the Let it Bloom Set also from ISC, the butterflies with little Silver Pearls in the center and the Vintage Button.

Please make sure you swing by the OCC Blog for all the Samples. If you get a chance to stamp this week I hope we have inspired you to play a long with us :) !?!

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Here is a card I made with the newly released ODBD Sympathy Sets - *Praying for You* and *With Heartfelt Sympathy*.

I was inspired by Sharon Johnson's - ssnotime109 to make a *Gate fold*. I haven't made a *fold* card in awhile and thought it would be perfect for a *Sympathy* card.




















The DP I used is from the beautiful Thoroughly Modern Collection and I embossed it with the Cuttlebug Folder - Branch Leaves.

Next I added the Bible Verse on the outside and stamped the inside of the card - both were inked in Chocolate Chip!!!

At last I added the Brown Ribbon and the sparkly Prima Flowers with the decorative Design Brads.

This *Gate fold* card measures 5 1/2" x 5 1/2". If you have never made a one before....here is how you cut your Cardstock - 5 1/2" x 11". Next you score the 11" side at 2 3/4" and at this point I usually flip my Cardstock around and score is again at 2 3/4" - voila!!! Have fun making one too!!!

Thank you so much for stopping by today!!! Enjoy your weekend!!!


~Supply List~ 1st card

Stamp Sets: Birch Tree Paintings, Let it Bloom (Innovative Stamp Creations)
Ink: Soft Suede, Handsome Hunter, Sage Shadow and Blush Blossom SU Markers
Cardstock: White
Design Paper: Soft Suede Patterns Designer Series (SU)
Accessories: Vintage Button (PTI), Silver Pearls (Michael's), Light Brown Scrap Floss (Karen Foster), Stampin' Dimensionals
Technique: Coloring with Markers


~Supply List~ 2nd card

Stamp Sets: Praying for You, With Heartfelt Sympathy (Our Daily Bread Designs)
Ink:
Chocolate Chip

Cardstock: White
Design Paper: Thoroughly Modern (SU)
Accessories: Prima Flowers, Label Four Spellbinders, Brown Ribbon (Michael's), Designer Brads (Making Memories), Cuttlebug Embossing Folder, Stampin' Dimensionals
Card Size: 5 1/2" x 5 1/2"

29 comments:

jdmommy said...

Gee. What a surprise. Both cards are BEAUTIFUL!! You have a knack of finding the elements to highlight, and your colors are fabulous!! TFS your wonderful talent!!

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Both cards are stunning, Silke!

StampOwl said...

Gorgeous as always Silke

chercroppin said...

Love the combination of those colors Silke, it worked out amazing (I have not tried this yet)! Your sweet tiny butterflied are just the perfect added touch!

And that 2nd one? Wow! I love that scripture! Great choice of embossing, flowers and yummy ribbon! It's gorgeous!

www.amazingpapergrace.com said...

Wowza girl! That gate fold card is amazing - I love the embossing/debossing! Lovely!!
--Hugs Becca

Cindy Haffner said...

Pure Beauty Silke!!

Joycelyn Turner said...

Oh My Goodness, Silke!!! These are just FABULOUS!!!!! WOW!!!

the whimsical butterfly said...

Both of these are absolutely GORGEOUS! That tree is wonderfully stamped and that pretty verse really pops on the maroon CS and I LOVE those flowers. SO pretty!!!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Both of these are beautiful Silke. I love the tree, very classy!

the funkie junkie said...

Two fabulous cards, Silke! I love your take on the OCC color challenge. The two greens look terrific as leaves - that really was inspired! And your ODBD card is wonderful too. The stamped inside is lovely.

LORi said...

Wow Silke......These are both Absolutely Fabulous!!! You are soooo talented!!! BTW, I agree that IS a Tough Color combo, but you have pulled it off beautifully!!

HUGS LORi

Grace said...

Both are gorgeous Silke!!! I think you aced the CC even if it was difficult and your ODBD card is just wonderful! Love the leaf cb on that and the inside is just as pretty as the outside! Gorgeous my friend!

Wendy J. said...

Two more gorgeous cards to add to your name, Silke! I love them both and such a clever idea on combining the Hunter & Sage! Nice!

Sabrina aka okimom2girlz said...

OMGosh, Silke, both of your cards are absolutely STUNNING!!! The first one with the Birch tree, wow, I could not get my card look anything like yours ;D. And the second one, that beautiful gate fold card, well, the colors are outstanding and everything is just in the perfect spot. Two more to add to the never ending "MASTERPIECE Collection" of the "Sparklegirl" :D:D. Hugs, Sabrina

Our Little Inspirations said...

I'll have to try that coloring mix you mentioned because it sure looks awesome! The sympathy card is just stunning!! I love the colors and the sentiment is just so touching and beautiful!! Nice work Silke! Enjoy your birthday weekend :)

Mrs B said...

Just beautiful!
CindyB

Leigh said...

Beautiful cards, especially the tree one.

Lori said...

Two gorgeous cards Silke - as always! I love how you combined the two greens into one - it's a beautiful green on an even more beautiful card!

Marisa said...

Love how you used the debossed side of that EF. That set of nesties is on my wish list as it frames this verse so nicely. Great card.

Stamp Talk with Tosh said...

Can't tell you struggled with the color challenge Silke!! Your card is as lovely as always!! Love the sweet butterflies that you added. And the debossing on the second is fabulous as is the inside!! Two beauties!!

Danni said...

Beautiful cards! I love the added butterflies! :-)

KathyJ (Wattle) said...

Both cards are GORGEOUS Silke!!! Who would have thought the OCC challenge was hard for you because your creation is AWESOME!!! The gatefold is so beautiful - love the embossing, flowers and wonderful verse!!

Marilyn (mlj-mlj) said...

Both cards are awesome, Silke! I especially like the flowers and design of card #2.

HighDesertGal said...

Beautiful as ever and inspiring idea for a friend who is ill. Thanks!

Nancy L. said...

OMGoodness, this card is BEAUTIFUL!!

Melissa said...

You do such beautiful work - you have a vision that comes together so beautifully! It's an honor to be on the same design team as you!

Jennifer Meyer said...

Beautiful cards Silke, you rocked the colors challenge and I just LOVE your ODB card - gorgeous!

Have a fun week! Hugs, Jennifer :)

Simone said...

Hallo, Silke, ich habe mich ziemlich schwergetan, diese Farben unterzubringen. Aber da war ich wohl nicht die Einzige... ;-)
Dafür ist deine Idee der Umsetzung mal wieder grandios geworden. Ich sehe so gerne auf euren OCC-Blogs nach. Das ist Inspiration pur!
Auch die zweite Karte ist genial. Hier in Deutschland würden die Leute bei einer roten Trauerkarte wohl in Ohnmacht fallen, aber die Wirkung ist wirklich spitzenmäßig!
LG Simone

Tonya said...

Very beautiful cards. Lovely work.