Saturday, March 27, 2010

Our Creative Corner Sketch Challenge


I am so thankful it's Saturday! It seems like it was a long week and certainly was a tiring one for me. I'm pooped and I need a break! Maybe that's why I decided to rebel with this card. I went from brights and pastels and spring-like to this edgy, grungy card. It took me quite awhile to decide what I was going to do with this week's Our Creative Corner sketch challenge our hostess Silke Ledlow presented us with. I was tired and my mojo decided it needed a break too and took off on me. Nothing appealed to me. Then I remembered this Tim Holtz stamp set that I bought at Michael's a few weeks ago on close out. I hadn't even taken it out of the package yet. Once I remembered I had it, I knew it was exactly what I needed to get the creative juices flowing again. I just needed a CHANGE and this set provided it.

The top panel is Barely Banana, stamped with Versamark and clear embossed. Then I sponged it with Close to Cocoa ink. The DP is last year's SU Bella Birds and I used Bordering Blue and Chocolate Chip for matting. I used Close to Cocoa for distressing all the layers. The ribbon is SU's black and white gingham that I smooshed into my Close to Cocoa pad (and I have the inky fingers to prove it!). I used a Spellbinders tag die instead of the scallops on the sketch - just a bit more rebellion.

That's it for this week's Our Creative Corner card. What will you do with the OCC sketch? Hurry on over to see the wonderful samples the DT has for your inspiration this week.

Thanks for stopping by and for your lovely comments. Wishing you a fabulous weekend!

Blessings,

17 comments:

nessy said...

you little rebel you!! so glad you had that bit of fire in you `cause it is an amazing card! love it all
vanessa xx

Robin Kirkpatrick said...

Love your rebellious card! Love the buttons on the border and the way you did your image panel.

Belle* said...

this is just gorgeous!! What a job!!

Tasha said...

Wow stunning! Fabulous stamping, makes such an impact
love tasha xx

Juls said...

This is just gorgeous!! Hugs Juls

Chris said...

Your change of pace is wonderful!

Loretta said...

Okay, gf, your mojo looks spectacular to me!!! I really love how you used the fancy tags down the side and accented it with buttons. I will be casing that idea, if I can remember... *snort*

I hear you! It has been a very long week, and I'll get some down time at some point next week. Enjoy your weekend!!!

Silke Ledlow said...

WOW love when you are rebelious....LOL!!! This is a gorgeous card and take on the Sketch Linda!!! The punched side looks awesome!! Perfect details!!!

Linda it was such a pleasure getting to know and work with you on the OCC!!! Have a wonderful weekend and I hope you get to relax!!! Hugs ~S~

Sue C said...

Stunning Linda ! I love this colour combination and the image is delicious ! Hope you get chance to put your feet up. Sue C x

Wendy J. said...

Linda, great card! I love the way you used the spellbinder tags! I'd have never thought of that! Love your color choices and the sponging. Great job!

Beverly Gotthardt said...

This sure is a classy way to rebel, you're wearing me down on the sewing thing.

HappyCrafter said...

WOW! I love that card! I love the sentiment and the image and the effect of it, it's gorgeous!

Janice said...

Love what you did with the ribbon.

Simone said...

Absolutely great! I love the resist technique!
Simone

Cassie said...

breathtaking!

Cassie said...

breathtaking!

Julie Ranae said...

Beautiful work on this piece...it's sooo close to the colors over at The Play Date Cafe...hope you will stop by there soon.

Lovely work!

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