Saturday, April 11, 2009

OCC Sketch Challenge - Wings of Peace

It's Saturday, and an OCC Sketch Challenge!
This week our April hostess, Silke Ledlow,
has put together a sketch for you to try.
Our Creative Corner would like to thank, Jessica Knutsen from There She Goes. Jessica is generously giving away one of her newly released stamp sets Tweeterpated for this week's prize on the OCC Blog. Details on what to do to enter on Our Creative Corner!

So, I had fun with Silke's sketch.... making three cards from it and choosing this one to share today. It had an Easter Weekend "feeling" to me. This is one of my all time most favorite sentiments. If only it was a simple as it reads. On to the deets... The base of the card is a Kiwi Green, but I covered it all up! The funky DP is from K and Company, and it was a 12x12 sheet with strips of different patterns in coordinating colors. So I cut and pasted to create the card background! I airbrushed a little grey around the sentiment while still in the Nestie, roughed up the paper edges with some scissors, then edged it with a little pink marker. The silver circle was cuttlebugged and adhered to a pink scallop circle. Then the butterfly... this also was from a 12x12 sheet from K and Co.... a whole page of butterflies that you popped out. I made this one using three of them, cutting the second butterfly in the center and extending the wings a bit so you could see the pink edges. A little foam tape gives "lift" to the wings. I also airbrushed the pearls to match and then finished it up with that 1/4" sweet silk ribbon that I am completely in love with (from Sharon's Ribbon Store). Final card size is an A2. Click on the pics for a closer look!

For a close up view on the Challenge projects for this week please visit the OCC ladies on their blog -Silke Ledlow, Cindy Haffner, Jennifer Meyer, Kim Teasdale, Lori Boyd, Robin Willis, Frances Byrne, Loretta Lock , Viki Garrett and Joycelyn Turner.

BLOG CANDY in my last post! Go leave a comment for your chance to WIN!

  • Stamps: "Peace on your Wings..." by the Stamp barn #HSH030G
  • Ink: Versafine Onyx Black
  • Paper: Silver Metallic, Neenah Classic Crest Ivory, DP by K and Co.
  • Other: Copic ABS, Cuttlebug Folder, Pearls, Black Micron Pen, 1/4" Silk Ribbon, Spellbinder's Classic Circles, Spellbinder's Classic Rectangles


  1. Beautiful card Jenny ... love the sentiment

  2. Oh Jenny this is beautiful! I adore the soft colours and your airbrushing around the sentiment is just gorgeous! Beautiful details on the butterfly and your ribbon is just magnificent - any tricks you'd like to share on how you tied the bow, lol???
    Hugs, Danielle

  3. Jenny, I think this card is so lovely! Where did you get those butterflies? They are stunning!

    BTW - I LOVE your sense of humor!!!!!

  4. This is just breath-taking!!! What a beautiful card...I love every little element!!! Have a great weekend!

  5. ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS - JENNY!!! I love the colors and you are right the sentiment is wonderful - perfect with the butterfly!!! Hope you share the other two cards too :)

    Have a wonderful Easter weekend!!! Hugs ~S~

  6. Perfect Jenny, love those colors. Happy Easter.

  7. This is so beautiful, Jenny! I love that butterfly with the pink pearls!

  8. Beautiful card Jenny! LOVE how you did the ribbon and those butterflies are SO pretty too! Great card, you rocked the sketch!!

    Have a wonderful weekend,
    Jennifer :)

  9. the card you created is absolutely beautiful! and I love the sentiment.

  10. Absolutely beautiful card! Love the color combo!

  11. This card is so pretty!!! I love how you did the butterfly by layering them. Happy Easter!

  12. WOW! This is STUNNING! LOVE IT!

  13. Such a beautiful card! The color combination is just perfection. Thank for taking the time to post such wonderful comments on my blog. Have a great Easter!


  14. Your card art is gorgeous! Beautifully created.

  15. Jenny, this is stunning, the colours, the butterfly, the way you tied your ribbon! Just gorgeous!!!

    Happy Easter!


  16. This is so gorgeous! Love the colors and the butterfly!

  17. Oh this card is showing a "soft side" to Jenny! Very pretty. Interesting that you airbrushed the pearls too...very creative.

  18. This is just so pretty Jenny!!

  19. Wow, what a beautiful and so cute card! Love the colors and papers you have used! Great work!

    Thanks for your lovely comment on my blog! ;-)

    Happy Easter

    hugs Zimtschnecke/Bine

  20. What a wonderful spring card with these soft colours! Great!