Saturday, March 27, 2010

OCC Guest Designer - Happy Easter!

Good Morning! I'm thrilled to be this week's Guest Designer over at Our Creative Corner! Thank you so much for inviting me, Silke!! The challenge this week is a sketch challenge, which is my favorite kind of challenge, and I liked Silke's sketch so much, I ended up making two cards with it!

This first card was made using the Tulip Bouquet stamp from Repeat Impressions. Wendy, the owner of Repeat Impressions, is very generously offering a $25 gift certificate to the winner of this week's OCC challenge, so be sure to submit a project on the OCC blog no later than Friday, April 2nd by 10:00 PM EST in order to qualify.

I colored the tulip image using Copic markers and then I airbrushed it while it was still in the die.  I hand cut the two mat layers under it. My patterned papers are from BasicGrey's new Green at Heart 6x6 paper pad.  I used the same papers on the inside, and also used the leftover 'trash' from punching the scalloped layer on the card front to make a border.

I flipped the sketch horizontally for my second card so it would accommodate this beautiful deco dragonfly, also from Repeat Impressions.  The image was stamped using Memento Bamboo Leaves and colored with Copic markers.  After I colored it, I cut it out and painted it with some Iced Lavender Shimmerz paint.

Here is a close up of the dragonfly showing how shiny the Shimmerz paint is.  The music background on my two Nestabilites Curved Rectangle panels is also from Repeat Impressions.  The dragonfly paper is from Kaisercraft.  The ribbon is white silk from May Arts that I colored using a Copic marker.

Thanks for stopping by today and please be sure to head over to the OCC blog for this week's sketch and to check out what the OCC Design Team has created using it!  Thanks again for having me as your guest designer this week, Silke!

Finally, Repeat Impressions is looking for some new Design Team members.  I can tell you firsthand that Wendy is a dream to work with, so if you're interested in being on a team with very reasonable requirements and a very generous supply of rubber, be sure to apply!  Please visit the Design Team Call page on the Repeat Impressions website for details soon. Call ends March 31st, 2010.

Thanks for stopping by and enjoy your weekend!

15 comments:

Loretta said...

Robin, your card is beautiful! It's wonderful that you joined us as guest designer on the OCC this week.

Wendy J. said...

Robin, your card is just gorgeous! Wow, love the colors and the coloring and the airbrushing tops it off! Wonderful! Thanks for being our guest designer at OCC this week!

Karen W said...

Beautiful cards, I love the image and colors and everything!!!

Silke Ledlow said...

Good Morning Sunshine!!!

I'm so happy you agreed to be our GDT :) - THANK YOU!!!
I love your gorgeous card and take on the Sketch!!! The flower image is FAB and you colored it perfectly!!! Your dragonfly card is equally gorgeous....the DP is just wonderful with it!!!

Have a fabulous weekend and I'm looking forward seeing you soon!!! Hugs ~S~

Lynette said...

They are both such wonderful cards, Robin! I love the colors you chose for them both, and your coloring is awesome!

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Two gorgeous cards with Silke's fabulous sketch. Love the bunch of tulips and the beautiful way you colored them. Love how you used the leftovers too! It was wonderful to have you with us this week as our guest DT. You really did us proud with your lovely work!

JeanFB said...

Absolutely gorgeous, Robin! Love your coloring, your color combos and papers, the layering... everything! :)

Sandy Hulsart said...

Hey, congratulations on your Guest DT spot, they are lucky to get you! This Easter card us beautiful, how did I miss that image of Wendy's? You have colored it perfectly and great choice of DP. A stunning card.

Chris said...

Great card Robin! I'm so glad Silke mentioned you were a Guest Designer...it was fun to visit your blog again!!

Julie said...

Gorgeous card, love all the colors you put together here!

Betty Wright said...

Gorgeous colors and designs, Robin! Beautifully colored and detailed, too! Lovely cards!

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Oh wowwwww, these are BOTH so pretty!! I think the Easter card is my fav....such pretty colors in the papers and a gorgeous floral image!

Jenny Gropp said...

Fantastic cards! That is one of my fave stamps from RI -- the dragonfly. Both cards are beautiful -Your foral coloring and airbrushing is perfect!! Great ribbon and button details too!!!

Joan Ervin said...

Congrats on your Guest Designer spot, Robin....your cards are absolutely gorgeous!!!!!

Ceal said...

you card is so pretty!