Saturday, March 14, 2009

Time for Our Creative Corner!

What an honor it is today to be creating alongside the Our Creative Corner girls!

Kim Teasdale, the OCC hostess this month asked me to be a Guest Designer today, and I was so glad to join in! These are some fabulous women! But THEN she told me the rules...it's a Limited Supply Challenge...

You may use a maximum of three layers of paper including the layer that your stamped image is on (you can add textures, masking or anything that floats your boat to make your card interesting as long as there are no more that 3 layers of paper including your card base).

Sentiments are optional

Only 1 kind of embellishment (buttons OR brads OR Ribbon)

I told her she might just kill me...only 3 layers! ACK!

So, our youngest had (another) boy birthday party to go to and I had these brand new SU stamps (released in the Spring Mini next month!) that were calling to me.


These little fish just CRACK ME UP! I mean every time I look at them I smile. Especially that crazed toothy one in the bottom right. I cut this focal layer out with my Nestie shape, embossed it and then sponged it to give it the *feeling* of another layer, and also the feeling of water. The fish are colored with copics.

On the patterned paper layer I cut out scalloped circles with my Big Shot and Scalloped Circles die and layed it underneath (ok....this technically might LOOK like two layers, but it is cut out of one piece....so I'm going with it :) ) I dry embossed these and pierced circles and added gel pen highlights...to feel like bubbles.


And then on the background or main card layer I embossed large dots with my Texturz plate and then ran my sanding block over top of the dots to lighten them up a bit, but it also gave each dot a really cool almost sueded texture to them. My one embellie is the new Corduroy brads - fantastic texture! So fun. :)

Thanks girls for allowing me to join in! Be sure to check out all the other OCC girls designs too!

Recipe: Stamps: SU - Cute Converse, Just Beachy; Ink: Pacific Point, Palette Noir; Paper: Pacific Point, Muirsfield DSP, Gina K Pure Luxury; Accessories: Big Shot, Nestabilities, Texturz Plate, Scalloped Circle Bigz Die, Piercer, Dotted Embossing/Piercing Template, Piercer, Baja Breeze Corduroy Brads, Copics, White Gel Pen, Sponge.

18 comments:

Silke said...

Good Morning Christine!!! Your OCC card is beautiful!!! You did a great job with just 3 layers - LOL!!! Love your layout and the cute little fishy image!!!

Thanks for playing along!!! Hugs ~S~

LeAnne said...

Cute! I LOVE those new buttons, just got mine yesterday. Congrats on being the guest designer!

Cindy Haffner said...

Hey Christine thanks for playing with us and being GD. Love your fishy card, awesome coloring.

Summerthyme Studio said...

I just LOVE LOVE LOVE this Card Christine! Oh my WORD!!! You know, I was looking at this stamp set in the mini and contained myself from buying it..................ummmm.......thanks a lot! I know what I need to have next time I order ; )

The colours in your card are gorgeous and it really was a challenge to do the card this week and I love a good challenge!

Hugs,

Vicki

Jenny Gropp said...

You did a fab job!!! Love this card!

Renée said...

Love it, Christine! The fish are hilarious. I totally debated on this set, but didn't actually get it. Perhaps later!

Jennifer Meyer said...

Hi Christine :) Your card is FABULOUS!!! LOVE the fun images and your layout is so neat!! Thanks for playing along with us this week!!

Have a wonderful weekend, Jennifer :)

Robin said...

What a beautiful card!! I am glad you joined us this week at the OCC!!
Robin

Rose Ann said...

Congratulations on being the Guest Designer at OCC!! Your card is so cute, and your coloring is fabulous!! Those fish make me smile as well...and I love the colors you've used here!!

Cathy Y said...

What a cute and fun card. It is so fun that you don't even notice there are only 3 layers!! Great job!

Kelly Lunceford said...

This is amazing, Christine! You really made the most of the limited layers! I love the buttons and staggered circles! Great job!

Tracy said...

I thought the same thing about those fish, totally cracked me up. I love your card!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

How fun, great fishes and dp. Congrats on the GDT!

Loretta said...

Christine, I love the scallop bubbles you did!!! Fabulous! Isn't it funny, but I thought those fish were a little freaky weird in the mini, but they are adorable here!

Stacy said...

Great boys card! It looks like the fish are in a fishbowl. I agree that those fish are just great....not so cutesy, and yet cute! Great job witht he challenge.

Norine said...

great job love the LO and colors
Hugs
Norine

"Kirby" (KrB) said...

Congrats on being picked as Guest Designer. Your card is really cute. I love those fish, too. Great job on the LS challenge.

Jerri Kay said...

Totall adorable Christine! Those fish are cracking me up, I love their expressions! So perfect for a little boy.