Saturday, March 26, 2011

So little time

Ugh, that is just the story of my life lately. I freely admit I have way too much going on - but I don't see an end in sight so that's just how it's going to be! Anyway... I missed last week's OCC challenge but I'm back for today's. Our hostess, Rebecca Ednie, asked us to make an ATC (2.5" x 3.5" is the standard size) using kraft, white/cream, black/brown and one other color.

Despite the simple appearance of my card, and the title of my post, I actually spent a fair amount of time on this, LOL. I knew I wanted to use this image from the hostess set A Slice of Life (in the Occasions mini). I tried watercoloring it a couple different ways... wasn't happy with the result... got out my Copics, matched up Marina Mist and Crumb Cake as best I could, royally messed up my first try at the coloring and attempted to fussy-cut it (I know, insane) then ended up snipping the whole thing in half just as I was almost done... sigh. So back to square one and I finally I got an image I was happy with. I forgot to add any shading or shadows like I usually do with Copics, but oh well! To dress it up a little I added the tiniest adhesive pearls to all the open flowers. The rest of the card is black and kraft card stock and Marina Mist ribbon. The cream card stock and sentiment are from PTI, the black ink is Memento Tuxedo Black, and the corner punch is an old EK Success (I think). The punch for the sentiment is SU - a tiny oval that was in the holiday mini.

OK, well, not my best project ever, LOL, but it is what it is! Be sure you take a peek at the OCC blog for the rest of the DT's projects - I know they will inspire you to come and play along with us!


Diane Gilbert said...

Lori I think it turned out great! I love all the pearls you added to the flower centers.

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Ahh, Lori, I feel your pain! I fussed forever with my ATC too - thought it was going to be a snap but just couldn't get it set up to satisfy me. Yours is lovely - so light and delicate looking. I love the way you used the half pearls. You can drop this on a card base and you'll have a beautiful card all ready to go!

Hope you are relaxing and having a great weekend.


Vicki Burdick said...

I love your end result!! So cute, and I too fussed with mine for to long and still ended up not getting it right! Love the pearls!

Rebecca Ednie said...

What a shame you cut the image in half! I do stuff like that ALL the time! But had you not said something, we'd never have known because it is lovely!

Sarah Gough said...

lol - I've tried to fussy cut small images too, the things we do huh? I love how it turned out though, beautifully clean!

Jennifer Rzasa said...

Hi Lori- what a beauty! I love the pearls you added to the flowers, and the cool corners. Hope you had a great weekend!