Saturday, March 5, 2011

OCC design Challenge

Good Morning! Alot is going on, so let me get to this week's challenge over @ Our Creative Corner. Kristin (from LilyBeth Boutique) is our hostess this month. Kristin has come up with a fabulously fun challenge. It's called '1-2-3-4 challenge', in honor of her daughter. You need to use the following required pieces on your card, layout page, 3-D project, ect paper craft: 1-pattern paper. 2-layers. 3-stamped images. 4-non-paper embellishments. So, here is my card. I wanted to make something vintage, something shabby chic, something warm and familiar.
My one piece of pattern paper is from Tres Jolie. My two layers are the doily tag from Martha Stewart and the stamped button card from Paper Trey Ink. My three stamped images are: the button card, the 'vintage style' on the button card, and my thank-you tag. My four non-paper embellishments are: seam binding from Stampin' Up!, the half pearl in my hand-rolled paper rose by Stampin' Up!, the button on my button card from my secret stash, and the tiny safety pin that holds my tag onto my seam binding by Stampin' Up!
Most of the core-products used are Stampin' Up! The solid card stocks are Crumb Cake, Always Artichoke, and Very Vanilla. I layered a scrap of First Edition DSP and Baja Breeze DSP on top of the doily. I then sponged everything with Sahara Sand classic ink. I used my 1 3/8" circle punch and scallop circle punch to create the rolled-rose. I used a scrap of DSP and my two-step bird punch to make the leaves. I sponged the rose with Pear Pizzazz classic ink.
To make the button card, I stamped the card outline in Crumb Cake classic ink and the 'vintage style' in Soft Suede classic ink. I had a scrap piece of the spring collection fabric from Stampin' Up!, so I used my picking shears to make that wonderful edge. I tied the button on with some linen thread. I wrapped some Baja Breeze seam binding around my card, and made one of those multi-bow bows to make it more feminine. I used my Crafty Style stamp set for the 'Thank You', cut around it, and punched two tiny (1/16" circle) holes to thread the tiny safety pin through.

Now, I am off to the Tamaya Resort here in New Mexico to set-up my solid chocolate sculpture, to compete in the 19th Annual Chocolate Fantasy. The theme this year is: Pride of the Serengeti. I will post a few pictures tomorrow of both my piece and my competitors. Now remember, each sculpture entered must be 100% edible, and must be at least 80% chocolate. You will be amazed at what we can do. So, please come back. I will post photos of the top three winners in each catagory (casino, artist, student) and of course mine! It's a black-tie gala event, with basically all the chocolate one can eat. There are 17 competetors this year, so you can sample the chocolates of 17 different entries and vote on your favorite!
See ya tomorrow, and wish me luck. It's an hour drive just to the Tamaya Resort, so hopefully everything makes the trip well.


Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Awesome card, Sharon! The colors are wonderful and I like the way you made the die cut doily sort of a second focul point. I'm totally ga-ga over that new PTI button card set - cant' get enough of it.

I'm very intrigued with your chocolate sculpture - can't wait to see the pictures. Best of luck in the competition!


Kristin said...

First, the card is wonderful! I love the vintage button card and the seam binding.
Second - Chocolate sculpture? Is there anything you can't do? Good luck with the competition, I'll be back tomorrow to check it all out!

Vicki Burdick said...

This is gorgeous Sharon!!! I love that beautiful bow!!!

Jennifer Rzasa said...

Sharon, your card is just lovely. Good luck at the competition! I can't wait to see photos!!

Diane Gilbert said...

Beautiful card Sharon! Love that gorgeous ribbon! Chocolate competition? Sounds yummy! Can't wait to see what that is all about!

Sarah Gough said...

Good luck Sharon, your trip sounds wonderful!!! Love your card, especially the papers and colors so fresh while still being vintage!

Lori Rider said...

Beautiful card - I love the design and pretty colors! You added such lovely finishing touches. Best of luck with your chocolate sculpture - I've never heard of such a thing but I'll definitely be back to see the photos!