The OCC has been amped up this week with a bunch of talented designers joining the DT! One of our new members, Dana jumped right in and is hosting this month's challenges. Since it is Labor Day weekend, Dana issued the call for the team and YOU to incorporate Stars and Stripes on our projects, not necessarily patriotic... just use stars and stripes. Easy Peasy!
So please join us, get your stamps and Go Get Inky! For a close up view on the OCC's great projects for this week please visit the OCC Ladies on their blogs -Silke Ledlow, Jennifer Meyer, Loretta Lock , Joycelyn Turner and a HUGE welcome to our new designers -Cindy Burgess, Dana Grothaus, Linda Coughlin, Lori Rider, Melissa Young, and Wendy Janson.
------------------------The new Cuttlebug folders landed on the doorstep this week, so I had to use my new Stars Folder with this challenge. To create the Star Background, I embossed with the folder, then used my bitty baby brayer (which I LOVE, but you guys know that) to roll some brown ink over the raised portions, then I added some dots in the center of the stars, THEN I outlined the stars with a Copic to help pull in the color of the DP, and finally I just sponged some ink around the edges. Whenever I do stars it seems I have to add silver in to the mix. So I added some silver paper in the layers and embellished with my little metal stars, finishing it off with some doodle stitch marks and my crazy little silver string bow. I highlighted the word "Dream" with a little airbrush action. Finished card size is 5 3/4" Square.
Also, I need to thank YOU guys, the readers and picture lookers that visit my little blog-- you guys ROCK, you leave me all these awesome comments and it totally motivates me to keep right on posting and sharing! Also a side note... If you have emailed me this week with questions or comments, I will playing catch up this weekend.... I haven't forgotten you, just a little snowed under!!!