Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Challenge Time!

I made cards for a few challenges today. First up is my card for the OWH Stars & Stamps mid week throwdown challenge to use a "water" theme. I think this hilarious card fits the bill. This free digi image is from Leighs Paper Creations and I colored it with Copics, using flourescent Copics for the umbrella. DP is by Echo Park, blue is Cool Caribbean, and I used some embossed kraft for the bottom. I drew in some water with Copics, and sponged the sky using Tumbled Glass distress ink. The sentiment was done with an unmarked wooden set of summer-themed stamps. I'm not too fond of sunbathing, but I wouldn't mind lazing on a beach to feel a cool ocean breeze with this summer heat wave we're having right now!
This card is for the Speedy the Cat's Friends challenge #65 to use 3 hearts. I also used the SC343 sketch found here. I used kraft, navy & red cardstock, along with some red DP from Bo Bunny, and some navy DP from SU! I cut the hearts using Spellbinders heart dies, and added a shiny brad along with 3 small heart stickers on the sentiment panel. The border of the strips was done with an EK punch. The sentiment is from MFP's Thankful Pumpkins & Mums. This one is going into my next OWH box so a soldier serving somewhere overseas can send a little love back home. I think that's reason enough to use more than 3 hearts for the challenge:)
Thanks so much for stopping by, and don't forget to check back in tomorrow when the winners are announced for the Stamps R Us birthday celebration blog hop. Each blog on the hop will be announcing a different winner so stay tuned!

Have a fantastic day!

Carol

22 comments:

ThePurplePlace said...

OMG----Such an adorable card! Reminds me of being at the beach with my kids when there were little!

Thanks for sharing...it's so cute!!

I also love the second card and think it's a great design!!! :)

You're on a roll and doing awesome!!

Hugs,
Lis

Nana Connie said...

Love the beach card for the OWH MWT! Wonderful. Great image and coloring. Your second card is so creative. WOW! Love the papers and the stacked hearts.

Donna Hanley said...

Carol, How adorable. I love the florescent colors on the umbrella. Great job on the sky and I love your clouds. I'm sure your second card is terrific also, but it will not show on my computer right now. Darn computers. Talk to you soon.

Donna Hanley said...

Carol, It's me again. My computer finally let me see your second card. I love it. I really like the kraft with the red and blue. Great card.

jimlynn said...

Both are wonderful! Love the image on that first card.....kinda reminds me of myself at the beach! Adorable.
Lynn

Marlene said...

Your cards are fabulous, Carol. Thanks for the heads up on the new digi artist. I always like to check out others' sites!

Benzi said...

I think I would make a pretty good beach bum. I don't sunbathe anymore (learned better) but I love the beach.
Hey, you drew some good water with those Copics.

Very pretty card for the other challenge. I wanted to do it but I'm afraid I won't make it. Those are such lovely hearts.

Winnie and Patty said...

Oh, I just love this red white & blue 3 heart card!!!! You did a fantastic job with Speedy's challenge this week! Thanks for playing along with us this week at Speedy the Cat's Friends challenge!

Joanne (jojot) said...

love that fun beach scene....what a giggle you gave me.....AND I love the drama of your SC card...love that punchwork on the lower edge of your vertical panels....fab idea

Jennipher Lowery said...

stop by my blog to pick up your blog award!

Jen said...

Oh my gosh, your beach card is TOO funny! Love it! And the other is just gorgeous. :)

Yolanda said...

LOL! What a view!

Marie Gamber said...

Love both cards. Great background on you beach card.
Hugs, marie

Sussie said...

OH, I love the blue and red card! It´s so elegant!
And the first one is cute and funny! ;)
SusanLotus

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

You keep coming up with such super creations! The first is just too funny and the second is gorgeous with its colors!

Denise Marzec said...

Totally LOL at that image on the first one....love it!! Great colors on the second one...very pretty!

Tammy said...

WOW both of these are fantastic Carol! I absolutely love that beach image, sooo funny!! ...and your design and papers are fabulous on the heart card!

Janeen said...

what a wonderful way to give some interest to those blue strips, punched on the bottom like that. Thank you for entering this fun card in the challenge at Mark's Finest Papers.

Carol (Gingerbeary8) said...

These are just both darling. I love your layout for the heart challenge card. Your work is delightful. Thank you so much for playing along with Speedy's Friends. It is so much fun to come to see your work. Hope to see you again next week.

Jan Hunnicutt said...

Beautiful cards Carol, I LOVE the beach bum - too funny!

And your SCS card is gorgeous!

Thanks for playing in our Midweek Throwdown challenge at Operation Write Home!

Wendy said...

Both cards are awesome, Carol!! Nice job!! :)

Marilyn said...

Wow... this is really striking. Your colour combo and layout is perfect!