Saturday, February 14, 2009

Easter Elegance for the OCC

I had the supreme honor of being asked to participate as a guest designer for the OCC (Our Creative Corner) sketch this weekend. Laurie is in charge of the challenges this month, and designed a sketch for the group to work with.

Here's my take on the sketch.
I used this gorgeous cross by Verve from the Easter Elegance set. I stamped it with Colorbox Chalk inks and embossed it with Detailed Clear ep. I then added a Chocolate Pearl (Kaisercraft) to the center.

The ovals, heart, flourishes and tag were all cut with Nestabilities and Shapes dies from Spellbinders, and the corner was made with a Martha Stewart border punch. The bottom border was done with Fiskars, and the flower is made with a Martha Stewart Flower punch.

Finally, I sewed around the edges, ink distressed them with Aged Mahogany and Brushed Corduroy (Ranger Distress Ink), and added a dew drop and ribbon to the tag.

Thanks so much for asking me to play along Laurie. I'm honored.
To see what the OCC did with this sketch, click HERE. You won't be disappointed. They have a fantastically talented group of stampers.

Supplies:
Stamps - Easter Elegance (Verve)
Paper - Timeless Collection (Deja Views), Vanilla Cream, Suede Brown Dark (Prismatics)
Ink - Chocolate (Colorbox Fluid Chalks), Aged Mahogany , Brushed Corduroy (Ranger Distress Ink)
Accessories - Nestabilities and Doodle Parts dies (Spellbinders), Punches (Martha Stewart, Carlcraft, Fiskars and SU), Ribbon (SU and American Craft), Detailed Clear ep, Chocolate Pearls (Kaisercraft), Button (MME), Embroidery thread, Sewing Machine, Dimensional Tape, Piercing Tool

18 comments:

Denise (peanutbee) said...

So many awesome details! Wow, girl. You really do ROCK!

Lynda Benden said...

This is just beautiful Tosh! I LOVE the DP and your shading is gorgeous! You did a fantastic job with the sketch and your stamp choice is perfect!!

Gabriela said...

Holy Smokes Tosh - this is marvelous! Perfect combination of stamp and DP. Your gentle durnishing is the magic element!

Silke said...

GORGEOUS DESIGN!!! This card is a wonderful take on the Sketch!!! Love it!!!

It was so nice to see you as the OCC Guest - glad you played along!!! Hugs ~S~

Jackie Pedro said...

This is STUNNING!

Shannan Teubner said...

This is gorgeous, Tosh!

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

Tosh, this is absolutely GORGEOUS!

Jennifer Meyer said...

Beautiful card Tosh! LOVE the rich colors and stunning detail, WOW!

Have a wonderful Valentine's Day!
Jennifer :)

Rose Ann said...

Congratulations on being the guest designer for OCC!! You've certainly outdone yourself with this gorgeous card!! Stunning, Tosh!!

Betty Wright aka gbedwright said...

Oh, my Tosh!!!! Absolutely stunning!!!! Congrats on the OCC guest designer!!!! I need to make a card with this sketch!!!! Great work!!!! Happy Valentine's Day to you!!!!

ChristineCreations said...

This looks so rich Tosh! Great sketch!.....and beautifully layered together!

Amy Sheffer said...

Breathtaking, Tosh! Love what you did with the OCC sketch. Your sponging, color combo and embellishments are perfect in every way!

Denise said...

Just gorgeous Tosh!! Love every last detail!

Norine said...

just gorgeous and Congrats well deserved
hugs
Norine

LeAnne said...

Congrats & thanks for sharing your gorgeous creation!
LeAnne

Conniecrafter said...

So elegant, love the corner, and ribbon on the tag, all the details are just wonderful!

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

This is so beautiful. I love the vintage feel and gorgeous embellishments. Just fabulous! :)

Joan Ervin said...

This is soooo pretty, Tosh....I love the beautiful colors, images, papers, embellies....love it all!!! Congrats on being the OCC Guest Designer...you rock, girl!!!

 
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