Thursday, January 07, 2010

Our Creative Corner Sketch Design Team...

Well, it's official! Today they are announcing the new Sketch Design Team for Our Creative Corner, and I was asked to join the team! As you know, I've been doing a lot of the OCC's Sketch and Challenges these past months, and I'm just thrilled to be a part of such great artists! The design Team and their blogs are listed below. Just click on their name to be taken to their respective blogs, and you'll be amazed by their talent! I'm looking forward to working with these ladies and can't wait to get started! We have Sketch Challenges on Thursday's, and Themed Challenges on Saturday. Why don't you come and play with us?

Without further fuss and ado, here is my first card as a sketch team designer for OCC. This card is for the Sketch Challenge (sketch is below). Why do I like sketches? Sometimes I can't come up with a fresh idea, or my cards seem to be repeating themselves. With the sketches, it gives me a jump start on an idea, using an image, background papers, and it's just up to me to put it all together.

My image for this darling card is by a new artist on the Digistamp scene. The "Ethereal Forest Designs" website will be up and running soon, and this too, too cute Elephant named "Elmer" is one of the images in their catalog. I will be showing sneak peeks of the designs in the next few weeks. Stay tuned for more information because you'll definitely be wanting these images!

I printed the image on Whisper White cardstock, then cut it out with the Blossom Nestabilities. I dusted Memento Summer Sky ink onto the piece before removing it from the die, then colored it with Copic Markers. I added the cut out to a pink glittery cutout I made using the Inverted Circles Nestabiliites. I stamped the sentiment on a scrap of paper, dusted it with Summer Sky ink, then added pearls to both the image panel and the sentiment panel. I assembled my card with Martha Stewart's new Valentine Paper Stack, added red satin bows, heart rhinestones and adhered it to a red card sized 5 1/2 x 4 1/4 inches.

Image: Ethereal Forest Designs, Studio G
Paper: Martha Stewart, Bazzill, SU!
Embellishments: Satin Ribbon, Pearls and Hearts by Recollections

Don't forget the Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps Release today!! I've been giving you sneak peeks the last few days of the sets available and Korin has a Sweet 'n Sassy bundle for all the sets for a reduce price! I recommend you get them all, AND save money!


  1. Adorable little elephant Darsie! Love your coloring too!

  2. oh i think this is the cutest elephant ever!! i am thrilled to be on the dt with you :)

  3. Hi Darcie! Your card is just too cute. Love that image and the colors you used. Looking forward to designing with you!

  4. That little dude is adorable! Great job coloring him!

  5. Welcome to the OCC Darsie!! LOVE your card and the fun design & image! LOVE the trio of cards on the bottom of your post - amazing!

    Thanks for your fun sample this week, it's going to be a blast designing next to you each week!

    Hugs & Smiles, Jennifer :)

  6. What a fun card Darcie! Beautiful colouring!

  7. I knew they would pick you, Darsie, how could they not, you are so talented. Congratulations on your newest DT. Happy Stamping.


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