Saturday, February 14, 2009

OCC Sketch Time

Happy Valentine's Day everyone! As you read this, I'm off galavanting with hubby on a secret little getaway! I knew you'd want a change in scenery from my Wednesday card, so I made sure to load up my take on this week's Our Creative Corner challenge. This month Laurie is our hostess and she came up with this totally fabulous sketch! I just love this unique layout with the three layered circles. Be sure to check out the OCC Blog for the sketch and some fabulous inspiration from the OCC Gals, or visit their blogs for a little more fabulousness! ;)

Amy, Cindy, Dawn, Jackie, Jennifer, Kim, Laurie, Lori, Lynda, and Silke.

I was wandering around the Craft Warehouse the other night, buying myself a little Valentine's treat (anyone else do that?) and I saw this set of butterfly stamps from Making Memories to coordinate with their Flower Patch collection of paper. Of course, I picked up the paper, too, although it didn't go with the monochromatic scheme I chose for this card. I thought the different sizes of butterflies would go well with the layout, so I started stamping them in Baja Breeze and Pacific Point on white cardstock. I cut them out with Classic Circles Nestabilities, then using the die as a stencil sponged around the insides with Sof Sky. The square Baja Breeze layer is embossed with the script Cuttlebug folder and then sponged lightly with Baja Breeze and matted with white. The patterned paper is from the SU! Urban Garden DSP and I used up some of my baja breeze stitched ribbon.

The sentiment is from Serenity and is stamped in Pacific Point directly on the patterned paper. I stamped another butterfly and cut out the wings to pop up on top of the biggest butterfly for some dimension. Then I blinged it out with pearls and Stardust Stickles all over the place. I love the sparkle and the fabulous butterfly!

Okay, that's all folks. Remember to head on over to the OCC and play along with us this week. Hope you have a super Happy Valentine's Day!

25 comments:

Gabriela said...

What a lovely card, Julee! Fabulous DP, embossing, and butterflies.

Dawn Easton said...

Gorgeous card Julee!! Love the butterflies and sparkle....so pretty!

I loved that Craft Warehouse last summer...my goodness, it's huge and tons of goodies!

Hope you have a wonderful romantic weekend!!!

Lynda Benden said...

Oh yes, that is me ~ buying myself gifts all the time!!! LOL!!! I wouldn't get a gift if I didn't buy it for myself!!!! Your card is darling Julee and I love the butterflies and the DP, gorgeous! Hope you are having a great weekend getaway (I'm sure you are ;)!!!

Cheryl Joshua said...

Beautiful!!! I love the colours and the butterflies!!

Michelle said...

What a beautiful card, Julee! I have always loved the way you accent with glitter and pearls and other bling without going over the top; tasteful for sure.
Have a wonderful weekend getaway!

Riet said...

woww Julee,what a beautiful card.

have a nice weekend.
hugs Riet.xx

Cindy Haffner said...

Julee thi is so pretty, I love your paper.

Silke said...

Hope you had a fun and romantic getaway?!? I love your card - so beautiful!!!
Well - you know I love all the sparkles and the pretty butterflies!!! Awesome take on the
Sketch!!!

Wendy said...

Julee, you make the best cards! I think the romantic time is time well spent! Enjoy!

loftylass said...

Hi Julee. I love your style of cards - they are all beautiful.
tfs
(Hope you had a lovely romantic weekend.)

Crealan said...

Very nice card!
Love butterfly's...

Greetings Lilian

Jennifer Meyer said...

Beautiful card Julee! LOVE the butterflies and pretty dp!

Have a wonderful time away! Happy Valentine's Day!!

Jennifer :)

Amy Sheffer said...

Hope you're having a wonderful Valentine weekend, Julee (and Mark too!). Your card is fabulous. Love the butterflies and the soft color combo!

Kelly Schelske said...

Gorgeous Julee!! Love the sparkle and the butterlies are fabulous!!

leenda said...

LOVELY!

Denise said...

Very pretty card!! I love the soft colors and that gorgeous, sparkley butterfly!! :)

C.Good said...

Hi Julee. . didn't check my mail till today and I just had to let you know I totally love the card. Its a breath of Spring and rebirth to me. Thanks for sharing.

Melissa said...

So lovely Julee!

Many Blessings,
M.

girlzclubstampers said...

GORGEOUS! I love it!

Sherri said...

That is so so beautiful!!

Ida P. Krause said...

This is so very pretty. I loved everything about this card.

Laurie Schmidlin said...

You are the MASTER of sparkly butterflies!!!! Julee, this is stunning!!

Laura (scrapnextras) said...

Absolutely stunning! Love the sketch, your beautiful butterflies...the entire card is just amazing!

Kelly Lunceford said...

This is positively gorgeous, Julee! I am seriously in love with the color combo! Great details as always, too! I love it! I hope you have a great time on your get-away!

Bethany Paull said...

Beautiful! I love how you jazzed up the main buttefly.