Saturday, December 6, 2008

OCC Sketch Time!


Happy Saturday! It's time for another Our Creative Corner challenge, and this month I get to be the hostess! I'm starting the month off with my absolute favorite type of challenge - a sketch. And I'm so excited to have one of my stamping heroes, Alma de la Rosa, as our special guest. Alma is the creative genius behind The Cat's Pajamas and her swanky designs and fabulous stamps are such an inspiration to me - not to mention this woman has mad cardmaking skillz! She's generously donated two fantastic TCP sets (Elegant Christmas and Fairy Christmas) as a prize for this challenge, so be sure and check out the OCC for details on how to play along, as well as have a little droolfest over the cards from the rest of the OCC team.

My card for today uses the Elegant Christmas set from TCP and some awesome Marcella K. glitter paper from Target that Lynda's enabling totally convinced me to make a special trip just to buy some for myself. (Thanks Lynda!)

I started by cutting and embossing a Nestabilities Classic Square, then stamping the bells and the Joy stamp in Memento Tuxedo Black . I colored the bells with Copic markers and then added a little Diamond Glaze to the bells for some shine and set aside to dry.

Next I cut my mats alternating black and red glitter paper. The ribbon tabs use some May Arts ribbon scraps I had in my stash. Since I've been on a white space kick lately, I left the base layer white and embossed it with the Snowflake Cuttlebug folder. For my embellishment, I painted a clear Heidi Swapp snowflake with Angel Wings Shimmerz and then coated with glitter while it was still wet. I layered a Martha Stewart snowflake punched from the red glitter paper on top, and was done! I hope y'all play along this week. I'd love to see what you do with this sketch.

34 comments:

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Gorgeous red sparkle!! Oh my word, what an eye catching, beautifully done card!!

Prettier Stuff said...

Beautiful Card, I love the red. I , of corse love the sparkle too.Great Card

Dawn Easton said...

Absolutely stunning Julee!!! Love that image and your red glitter paper is fabulous...wow! Can't wait til my shimmerz arrives, looks like you can do a lot with it! TFS!

Maria Gurnsey said...

I love the red sparkle!!! so pretty with the black and white. Great sketch too!!!

Stef H: (Illinois, US) said...

Oh my..... this is absolutely gorgeous! Love that glitter!

Stef H

Bev said...

Wow, love that gorgeous sparkly paper-neat stamps used. tfs

Lisa Graves said...

Beautiful card! I love the red glitter paper.

Jackie Pedro said...

This is beautiful, Julee! That paper is gorgeous!! Don't you love all the enabling??

Amy Sheffer said...

Julee, this is beautiful!! I love the contrast of the rich red sparkle with the white! Thanks for hosting!

Niki Estes said...

Simply beautiful, Julee! I love the colors and the sparkle!

Jennifer Meyer said...

Hi Julee :) Your card is beautiful! LOVE the fun layout and beautiful sparkle!! Thanks for the fun sketch, have a wonderful weekend!

Hugs, Jennifer :)

Cheryl Koskakura said...

This is a Wow card. I can't wait to play!

Michelle said...

Beautiful card - I just ran down to my Target at Eagle & Chinden...too late for red glitter paper...so I got the teal and pink packs for later use; great idea....and awesome card!

Michelle said...

Thanks for the head's up on the RED paper being in the PINK pack...that means I'm going back over - ha. Fortunately I am just right across the street. But maybe I'll wait 'til tomorrow when the new sale week starts just in case there's something new and good that I need - and can save a few cents. Thanks Julee!

Tammi said...

Fantastic sketch and card, so pretty with the bright red sparkly paper.

Cindy Haffner said...

Super pretty Julee,, i love the red.

Lynda Benden said...

I am SO proud of you Julee!!! You used your glitter paper! YAY!!! LOL!! Your card is beautiful and your sketch was wonderful!

Juliann said...

SO sparkly and beautiful!

Deborah said...

So festive and beautiful! Merry stampin'! Deb

Melissa said...

OMG! This card is gorgeous! I love all of the red glitter. TFS!

AlienAnessa said...

Oh wowy, Juliee, you so completely rocked this card. Incredibly stunning!!!

Allison said...

This is absolutely stunning! I love the colours and sparkle.

Marisa said...

Great card!! Love all that glitter!! Loving that sketch too. Hopefully I can get a chance to play this week.

Rhonda Kelly said...

WOW! Stunning card..I love all that sparkle! Great job, thanks for sharing.

Steph K said...

Your card is gorgeous! I think I'm going to Target tomorrow... :)

Shirley said...

Wow! How beautiful and sparkley charged! Very very elegant too!

pammiewhammie said...

Stunning - absolutely stunning!

Laurie Schmidlin said...

**Sigh** Those sparkles are exquisite!!!! There just aren't enough words to describe how much I love your card!!!! Sooo...not only can you stamp like nobody's business...you are also the reigning sketch QUEEN!!!!! Hope you had a fabulous weekend! Hugs, Laurie

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

Just gorgeous, Julee and what an awesome sketch!

dpkennedy said...

Ooh, so sparkly and pretty! Love that snowflake!

Lila H said...

SPARKLIN GORGEOUS!!!! great sketch!!!

Jennifer said...

LOVE that red sparkle!!! I bought some of that glitter paper at Target today, myself. It's soooo purty....I can't wait to cut into it.

Eleonora said...

Thank you also for this sketch! And your card is a gorgeous! Love that red glitter:)

Here's my entry:
http://eleonora.vuodatus.net/blog/1687110

Valerie said...

oh WOW how pretty this card is and the sketch ROCKS!