Saturday, October 3, 2009

World Card Making Day, OCC Inspiration Challenge and my new handmade Jewelry!!!


I think this my first year I actually get to participate in this fun event - wahoooooo!!! If you have a chance swing by the Paper Craft Blog Tour and see who else is celebrating this day!!!

I combined my WCMD card with the IC200 over on SCS. I took my inspiration from this Organic Cotton Bag. I thought the Gifts of the Earth Set from Stampin' Up would work really good with this inspiration piece. The awesome layout I'm using is from Mercy's - MTSC41 Sketch. Please click on the card to see it bigger...for some reason this size photo doesn't come up bigger on my screen!?!

The image was inked in Memento Basic Black and colored with Copic Markers.

My card base is Kraft CS and I added some Spring Rain Bitty Box Basic DP in the background. Next I added some Scalloped Laced Ribbon and a panel of embossed Chocolate Chip CS. Right below I adhered the punched out Eyelet Border.

To finish it off I embellished the card with a matching Satin Ribbon and a Wooden Vintage Button.


My next card is for today's OCC Inspiration Challenge. This month Lori is hosting all the Challenges and she is challenging us to use these *Duval journals* as our inspiration pieces!!!

I was immediately drawn to the right journal as it reminded me of this beautiful Grow in Grace Set from Our Daily Bread Designs. My color choice was drawn from the first journal. For the layout I used this weeks Mojo106 Sketch.

The Design Paper is from the Haiku Collection. The image was inked in Memento Rich Cocoa and colored with Copic Markers.

For decoration I added some Silver Pearls, a Jumbo Silver Eyelet and the yummy Satin Chocolate Ribbon.

For all the samples please stop by the OCC Blog. Hopefully we have inspired you to play along today?!?!


One more thingy......they Pottery Shop finally called me yesterday to pick up my handmade jewelry I made last weekend - wahooooo!!!

So what do you think??? The inside was a specialty glass and we added a clear glass on top...after it's melted all together......this is the ultimate outcome!!!

The photo doesn't do this Set any was really hard to take pictures, because they jewelry is so shiny :). I'm definitely have to go back and create some more...this entire Set cost me only $18.90...not bad - huh?!?

Thank you so much for stopping by today!!! I hope you have a wonderful weekend and happy stampin'!!!

BTW - my sweet DD Rebecca created a card for today's WCMD too....if you like swing by her blog and tell her what you think of her card.....!!!

~Supply List~ 1st card

Stamp Set: Gifts of the Earth (Stampin' Up)
Ink: Memento Black, Copic Markers - YR07, YR09, G24, G94 and Colorless Blender
Cardstock: Kraft, White (Papertrey Ink)
Design Paper: Spring Rain Bitty Box Basics (Papertrey Ink)
Accessories: Wooden Vintage Button (PTI), Satin Ribbon (Walmart), Scor-it, Scalloped Laced Ribbon (Hobby Lobby)
Technique: Scoring, Coloring with Marker
Card Size: 3 1/2" x 6 1/2"

~Supply List~ 2nd card

Stamp Set: Grow in Grace (Our Daily Bread Designs)
Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa, Copic Markers - B97, E47, G94,R08, R27, R29, Y35, Y38, YG91, YR04 and Colorless Blender
Cardstock: White, Chocolate Chip
Design Paper: Haiku (Stampin' Up)
Accessories: Silver Pearls (Michael's), Jumbo Silver Eyelet (Hobby Lobby), Satin Ribbon (SU), Designer Label Punch (SU)
Technique: Coloring with Markers
Card Size: 5 1/2" x 5 1/2"


Lovely Linda said...

Hello Silke - you have been a busy girl! I am loving it all! Both your cards have such depth and warmth - I love the colour combos you have used...delightful!
Clever girl with the jewellery - love it too - now we need to see a photo of you wearing it!! LOL! Thank you for sharing Silke - you never disappoint!! God bless you!

Robin Kirkpatrick said...

I just finished looking at the IC site and saw those Organic Cotton Bags, but never would have gotten the inspiration from them that you did - you're amazing! I was just thinking of buying them...LOL!

Both your cards are gorgeous, as always. And that jewelry is terrific! You're such a talented girl! Funny thing - I went over and left a comment on Rebecca's blog and my Word Verification was 'beading'!!! Too funny. Have a great WCMD!

Melissa said...

Everything is gorgeous! Absolutely gorgeous!

LorettaL said...

Oh Silke! {insert contented sigh} Gorgeous! All of it is divine!

Cindy Haffner said...

All so gorgeous Silke!!!

Betty Wright said...

WOW GORGEOUS, Silke!!! Love the cards and the coloring on both!!! Your jewelry is amazing, too!! Beautifully crafted and I love the patterns and colors!!! Fabulous work!!!

StampOwl said...

As always Silke your cards are awesome

NinaB said...

These cards are beautiful, and that jewelry is fabulous. I've never thought of making my own before. Have a great weekend, Silke.

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Two outstanding creations, both so beautiful I don't know which one I like better! Great take on the OCC inspiration challenge! The colors and images are perfect. It's always an inspiration to visit your blog and see what you've been up to!

Anonymous said...

Hi Silke!! WOWZA!!! What really fabulous creations you've made today hun!!! Love the pretty Fall colors! Enjoy your weekend and happy WCMD to you!! HUGS

Joycelyn Pelkey said...

So much wonderful eye candy today, Silke!! Wow, wow and some more WOW!!!! GORGEOUS!!!!!!!

Judy Rozema said...

Wow - those cards are so very pretty! I love the colors on the ODBD one -- so rich looking! BEAUTIFUL jewelry!!

Danni said...

All your creations are just so nice!!

Ann said...

Beautiful creations! Happy WCMD!!!

Cheryl said...

Oh my Silke, Ab/Fab hun! Both cards are sooo gorgeous with those colors, another awesome job you did coloring them...they really are classy!

And that jewelry is just as gorgeous too!

Enjoy your Saturday!

Angella D. Crockett said...

Omigosh, I am totally blown away!!! All of these are fantastic! I am in awe!!!

Lori Rider said...

Wow... so much gorgeousness all in one place! Your jewelry is lovely, and I love both the cards. Your dogwood is colored so beautifully and you did such a great job with that sketch!

Jenny Gropp said...

SILKE--- amazing creations! I love the cards, both are real show stoppers! The jewelery looks awesome -- make sure and wear it when you come visit -- I bet it is awesome in person!!!

Grace said...

Beautiful on all counts Silke!!! Love the color combos... the layouts... every detail is always perfect with you! Love the jewelry too! How fun!!!

Marilyn (mlj-mlj) said...

Beautiful fall cards! Love, love, love your jewelry! Lucky you to have a place to make such pretty pieces. Have a great Sunday, Silke!

Dawn Easton said...

Your card is wonderful, Silke! BUT that jewelry is FABULOUS!!! They turned out beautifully!!!

Wendy J. said...

Silke, your OCC card is beautiful! I don't know how you do it. Your cards are so "you" but they're all so different. Love the warm colors with the white. The image is done beautifully and as always...the silver pearls! Love it!

Unknown said...

Both cards are gorgeous, Silke!
Your cards are my inspiration :)

C said...

Gorgeous cards, as usual and your jewelry is awesome, too!

Unknown said... never cease to amaze me, my friend! do you ever make a bad card? LOL!

thanks for playing along with this week's've done such a fantastic job! :)


Mrs B said...

Oh, I love your card! I really like the layout!

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

Wow, each of these is a masterpiece! Such gorgeous creations, Silke!

Kathy Jones said...

Ooooh where do I start??? That jewellery is awesome girl!!! You are so talented!!! Your 'grace' card is gorgeous! Love how you used the sketch, beautiful colours and love the silver pearls on the dogwoods! Love the Mercy Sketch card too! Such a feeling of times gone by with beautiful colours, use of kraft and touches of lace!!