Saturday, February 14, 2009

Happy Valentine's Day!



The challenge at Our Creative Corner this week is a sketch challenge. And a fun one, too! I puzzled over it for quite a while, but once I finally decided how to handle the three circles, my card came together quickly.

I really like how this one turned out (even if there is no stamping - boo). I would never list blue as a favorite color by itself - it wouldn't even rank in the top five - but pair it with green and you get one of my all-time favorite color combos. And the colorful Urban Prairie dp can't be beat! I have to point out something very cool about this card. See those two designer paper patterns? They are from two different manufacturers! Why is this noteworthy? Because less than a year ago, I was afraid of designer papers, and on the rare occasion that I used more than one at a time, they definitely came from some coordinated line. Now, I can't make a card without dp, but I still usually stick to a single line or at least a single manufacturer, so this is a big step!

Be sure to check out what the other OCC designers did with the sketch: Cindy Haffner, Dawn Easton, Jackie Pedro, Jennifer Meyer, Julee Tilman, Kim Teasdale, Laurie Schmidlin, Lori Boyd, Lynda Benden, and Silke Ledlow. Also, help us give a warm welcome to our guest designer this week, the absolutely incredible, one-and-only Tosha Leyendekker. When you're ready to play along, link your creation to the OCC blog and remember to use keyword OCCC if you upload to SCS.



My second card is for Jen del Muro's Sketch For You To Try. Check it out at i{heart}2stamp. While you're there, you'll see Jen's and guest designer Jody's samples. Next, tune in to see what Amy, Carole, Kelly, and Susan have put together. I don't think I mentioned it last week, but Shannan has stepped down from the SFYTT team to focus on some other stamping ventures. Best wishes to Shannan! To play along, link your project to Jen's blog and if you upload to SCS, remember to use keyword: SFYTT.

This sweet image, called "Luvvie," is illustrated by Leanne Ellis, and is available from Sugar Nellie Stamps. If you haven't seen Sugar Nellie's different stamp lines, you should pay them a visit! My wish list is out of control! Luvvie is colored with Prismacolors and Gamsol. The heart, which has been painted with Shimmerz, is popped up on a dimensional.

Have a very happy Valentine's Day!



"Hi" supplies:
Paper: Bazzill card stock (Rain, Blackbird); Basic Grey Urban Prairie (floral); K&Co Classic K "Bailey" designer mat pad (dots); Canson watercolor paper
Accessories: American Crafts Boutique Blue ribbon, American Crafts Black Scalloped Ribbon, Mark Richards black crystals, Martha Stewart lace border punch, Prima Belle flowers, SU filigree brads, SU ice circle rhinestone brads, distressing tool, sewing machine, circle Nestabilities, American Crafts Vinyl Vera Black Thickers
Note: Most of the supplies for this card came from the January 2009 scrapbooking kit from Paper Posies. I've subscribed to various scrapbooking kits (one at a time, though!) for the last few years. I love my monthly "fix" - a big ol' box of random supplies, most of which I would never find in my local stores. Until recently, I set aside my kits for scrapbooking, but since I'm doing so little of that anymore, I've decided it's time to put the supplies to use on my cards.

"Luvvie" supplies:
Stamps: Luvvie (Sugar Nellie Stamps)
Paper: Papertrey white card stock; Basic Grey Bittersweet dp
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Ranger Old Paper Distress
Accessories: Prismacolor pencils, Gamsol, blending stumps, mega curvy rectangle Nestabilities, SU chocolate twill ribbon, paper piercer, sponges, Basic Grey Bittersweet brads, Swiss Dots Cuttlebug folder, Martha Stewart border punch, dimensionals, Magenta Shimmerz
Size: 5 1/2" square

26 comments:

Lil' Inker said...

I love everything you do and this one is no exception. The image is just adorable!

Gabriela said...

Wow! Fabulous card Amy. I love the way it matches your banner.

Dawn Easton said...

Amy, your OCC card is GORGEOUS! I love how you handled the circles. It threw me off too! The blue/green combo is gorgeous!

Your SFYTT card is adorable! What a sweet image!

Jacqueline said...

These are both amazing, the color combos for both are gorgeous!!

Jerri Kay said...

Oh my gosh Amy, both of these cards are so adorable, but I'm especially loving the little girl holding the heart, it's so precious!

Cindy Haffner said...

Amy your cards are always such a delight to look at. real eye candy.

Kelly Lunceford said...

Wow! These are both amazing! I love the paper choices on both of these! I love the details! Great job as always!

Elise said...

Wow, love your card. It's beautifull. Your work is an inspiration for me.

Jackie Pedro said...

Beautiful cards, Amy! I just love the Sugar Nellie card!! DARLINg!

Happy Valentine's Day!!

Cathy (YoungInker) said...

You have done such a great job combining the dp's from two different manufacturer's. You have encouraged me to play with my papers a little more. I am also a little shy of putting two or more together. Your cards are awesome and you always make it look so easy. Thanks for sharing!

Shannan Teubner said...

These are both gorgeous, Amy!

Marja Sch said...

Both cards are gorgeous. Thanks for the inspiraton. I hope to join the challenges to. Gr Marja

Angel said...

Oh, Amy, these are both so beautiful! I, too, usually stick to a paper line. It IS a delight when you can mix them, huh? :-) HAPY V DAY!
{{{hugs}}}

Jennifer Meyer said...

Gorgeous cards Amy! Your OCC card is stunning, I LOVE the beautiful dp you used and don't you just LOVE putting a card together with out all of that stamping?!

Your second card is SO adorable! I LOVE those image and your design is SO sweet!

Happy Valentine's Day Amy!!
Jennifer :)

Denise (peanutbee) said...

I love what you did with the OCC sketch. The colors are awesome (and I am a blue person...to me it's a nice calming color).

Now I'm off to check out Jen's SFYTT...looks fun!!

KathyJ said...

Sigh - these are gorgeous (as usual!! :) ) I love the blue one (I'm a blue person!!) - so soft and pretty!!! Love the pink one because it's so fun!!!

Denise said...

Amy, Your talent just blows me away! Two more gorgeous cards!!

texasjodylynn said...

WOW! Both of your cards are just ridiculously fabulous! WOW! WOW! That color combo and fab scalloped stuff on the first card is TDF! I now have Sugar Nellie opened up in another window. If I buy anything, it is your fault. LOL The way you colored the girl is just WONDERFUL! I need some pencil lessons. You ROCK!

Kelly Schelske said...

Gorgeous, the are both fabulous Amy!!

Jessie/knightrone said...

OMGosh Amy, they are both STUNNING!! The second card is TOO STINKIN cute!!

jen del muro (iheart2stamp.com) said...

This is SO darling! Love the image for the sketch! Both cards are GREAT!

Laurie Schmidlin said...

Amy, you have such an amazing style...I always like to take my time and take all of the details in! Absolutely gorgeous!!

dpkennedy said...

Wow, I really love your work! I can't believe that I have never been to your blog before...that's just crazy! I love your style and your designs! I am going to enjoy spending some time here! Have a great day!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Beautiful Cards Amy!!! I love Sugar Nellie too!!! I love your coloring!!!

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

Both cards are amazingly beautiful, Amy. I get lost in all the details - it's always such a delight to pop in on your blog! :)

America said...

Both cards are beautiful. I STARE at your beautiful work with amazement. You come up with such wonderful eye-treats for us. Everything from your meticulous details to your products to your colors... Like saving the BEST for last... I look at your blog last. Your work is the inspiration I want to remember most when i go create... heheh.

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