Monday, September 27, 2010

Back for OCL

Good Monday Morning!

Well, it's been a restful couple of weeks and I know that I said I wasn't going to be back until Oct 6; but I missed everyone and I think I'm ready to get the ol' blog rolling again. I have done some stamping over the last couple of weeks; but it's just been some simple and cute Halloween cards. It was nice to just play around with stuff and simply stamp without chasing a bunch of challenges. I enjoy doing challenges and I enjoy the traffic it brings to my blog and the comments that everyone leaves for me are always so great to read. That being said, however, it is a lot of work! I try to do my share of visiting and commenting on other blogs within a challenge. I know many of you also try to do this as well, so you know what I'm talking about. For a while, it was a bit of an obsession, almost like an addiction to see how many challenges I could incorporate into one card. I decided that it was ridiculous for me to stress out about it so much. After all, we do this for enjoyment, right?! So, when deciding to start the blog again, I thought about how I could still do some challenges; but not feel overwhelmed by them. I think that I'm going to make sure I limit myself to only 4 challenges per card, per day. One for a sketch, a color challenge, an embellishment challenge; and one miscellaneous challenge.
I may use other challenges for ideas for a card; but not worry so much about entering a card into that particular challenge
Anyhow, so on to my two cards for this morning. Both of these are for the last two weeks of OCL sketch challenges. I just couldn't let the month go by without creating for these sketches. This is my favorite challenge and I look forward to it each week. The first one is for OCLDT31 sketch last week. I used Ripe Avocado, Scarlett Jewel, Aqua Mist and Ocean Tide (all from PTI) for mu color palette. I stamped the image from "Savor the Roses" in Memento Ink in Rich Cocoa and then used Copics to color it in: E000, E00, E01 and E02 (skin), R20(cheeks), E04 (lips) R59 (roses, and bottom of shawl) BG72, BG75 (hat, glove) BG10 (shawl)
The second card is for OCLDT32 sketch.
I used Mellow Moss, Rust and Cocoa along with a piece of patterned paper from Basic Grey. I colored "Kona" in with Copics YG63, YG67, G24, Y21, Y26. I used Watercolor crayons and pencils for his board. This one was simple and cute to do. I will be saving this card to give to my littlest man next month for his birthday.
Ok, so I'm off to plan some more creations. Have a great day and I should be back again tomorrow!

1 comment:

Broni said...

These are both great! I love the colors in the first one and Kona is always a favorite!

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