Thursday, August 18, 2011

Our Craft Lounge - A Secret and Challenge OCL78

Hey All!!  I've been keeping a secret!!!  Shhhhhhhhh!  LOL!  I've been asked by Our Craft Lounge to be a Guest Designer for the month of November and December!!  YAY!!!  I'm so excited and the gals at OCL are so talented and super duper sweet!! 

Until I officially start designing for my Guest months, I'll be playing along in their weekly challenges!  This week's Challenge - OCL78 is based on the following color palette:
And here is my interpretation using Tree-mendous Love.

I was inspired by the Hydrangea picture above and used my scalloped ruffles to mimic the fluffiness of the gorgeous flowers. One of my children's (and my) favorite books is The Giving Tree. So you can see where I pulled inspiration from this amazing book!  I had the entire tree colored and trimmed out and then I decided to take the top off and simply use the trunk.  I have a wood grain stamp from Smeared Ink that I coated in Tim Holtz distressing in and stamped onto the trunk.

I stamped the image again onto white cardstock, colored the heart with my Lipstick Red Copic marker, coated with my Versamark pen and heat embossed.  I added it to the tree trunk with a 3-D foam dot. 
I used two different ribbons pulling from my color scheme to create an extra fluffy bow.  I zig zag stitched the perimeter for a little added visual interest.  

I hope you come play with us over at The Lounge!!


Star said...

Woo hoo! Congrats!! This card is awesome. I love all of the scallops. =D

Judy Rozema said...

What a neat card with all those scallops!! Congrats on the GDT and I am excited to work with you!

Jenn Borjeson said...

Oh my gosh - this is just gorgeous! :)