Saturday, April 11, 2009

Our Creative Corner Challenge

Before heading back to Cleveland Clinic to sit with DH ... I quickly checked out the OCC challenge for today and found that it was a sketch challenge. Yippee ... I should be able to make a quick card ... don't have to come up with the layout, LOL!!

So, now I am here at the Clinic ... card completed and ready to share with all of you!! Quick Update: Mark is handling the extensive chemo he is receiving quite well (thank God!) and we are one day closer to the transplant and good health. He is experiencing more nausea (to be expected) and the doctor was just in and has ordered something to help with that issue. I have a little surprise for him tomorrow since he has to spend Easter here and I will share it with you all a little later! Keep those good thoughts & Prayers coming ... they are certainly helping him get through this difficult time (me too!!).

Now, onto to my card. First I had to decide what I wanted to use for my "star" panel and chose Butterflies for my theme. By using my "Butterfly Kisses" stamp, I created my designer paper and sentiment panels. I chose to use Brocade Blue and Groovy Guava inks as well as a little sponging of Ranger Antique Linen around the edges. My actual butterfly designer paper is by PSX Paper Designs and was matted with Brocade Blue cs.

I used my circular Nestabilities to cut the Goovy Guava panel then ran it through the Cuttlebug using a Sizzix A2 embossing folder. The butterfly embellishment was stamped using Palette Noir Black ink onto Very Vanila cs then cut out using my swivel craft knife and colored using Gelly Roll Stardust Pens. The addition of dimensional tape helped to give my butterfly some added character. (click on close up for larger view)

Once finished with my design, I felt it was missing something and of course RIBBON was the answer. Can never go wrong with a touch of ribbon in your designs!!! LOL!!! And believe you me ... I have plenty to pick from!!

It felt good to work on a challenge card this morning even if it was a bit hurried! The sun is shining today and that certainly helps to lift one's spirits. I hope the sun is shining down on you where every you may be today!!! Have a wonderful day my friends!!!


Julie said...

Wonderful cards! Sending thoughts and prayers to you and your husband!

Michelle (sf9erfan) said...

Just lovely Darlene! I love that butterfly and the ribbon pieces! Prayers for you and your husband.

Tammy Hershberger said...

Beautiful color combo, Dar! This is lovely!

What's the surprise??? I wanna' know!

Silke said...

OMG - look at the gorgeous butterfly - I love it!!! Your card is just gorgeous - Darlene!!! I'm so happy you've played along!!!

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your husband!!! I hope you will have a wonderful Easter day together!!! Hugs ~Silke~

Caryl P said...

Beautiful card! I hope you had a blessed Easter and many prayers for you and your husband!

Amy Johnson said...

Gorgeous Card Darlene! I love the butterfly!