Thursday, February 04, 2010

Our Creative Corner Sketch #1

As you read this, I am on my way to my scrapbooking retreat. I am setting this post up on Monday so that it posts for you today as I have loads to do before I can leave! I cannot wait to get there and start having fun. There are 8 ladies going and we are sure to have a great time. This retreat is held at an old hotel - turned retreat center - in the mountains east of San Diego. I'll share some photos when I get back!

Now, on to the Our Creative Corner sketch #1. Great sketch today! I had a lot of fun with it. You will notice that OCC has a NEW sketch blog! So, every Thursday you can see a new sketch and the DT samples! Since this is an all new blog, the sketches will start over with #1 (I know my sketch says 51....just ignore that!)

I did follow the sketch pretty well, but left off the scallops. Frankly, I printed the sketches out in draft mode so did not even see those until I copied the sketch to the blog! Oops.

I used Bazzill cardstock and SU dp for this card. I embossed the dp with the Textile Cuttlebug folder, then sanded it a bit. My favorite technique!

The image is a clipart I found free online somewhere. I used colored pencils and OMS to color-ize the roses. It turned out so fabbie! I was beyond proud of myself!

The flowers are mulberry paper roses. I also used two pins and some grosgrain ribbon. The little sentiment is a Hampton Art set that I got last week. I stamped it with SU Sahara sand ink.

I will have my CropStop Embossing project up tomorrow and another KLM Digital Designs peek on Saturday. I get back on Sunday night, but my best pal does not leave until Tuesday afternoon so I am not sure how much I'll be around live. I will try to schedule my posts so that you have stuff to look at every day while I'm gone.


  1. This IS fabbie!! You are so creative. Safe travels and may the fun start tonight!! Enjoy your time with friends and paper!

  2. I love this gorgeous vintage card Gloria! Great embossing and use of color! Enjoy your retreat!

  3. Gloria this is beautiful!! luv the image :) hope your having a blast!!

  4. Gloria this is very pretty, have fun at the retreat!

  5. Stunning card Gloria, I LOVE the emobossing and black & white with the touch of color - WOW!

    Great design using this week's sketch! Have fun on your retreat! Hugs, Jennifer :)

  6. Gloria, this is awesome! I must try this partial colouring trick some time - soo clever and effective! This is going to be one awesome gift for somebody :)