Thursday, February 9, 2012

More OWH Challenges

Continuing with the VCMP challenges over on the Stars and Stamps blog, this card is for challenge #5 to make a birthday card. I've had this stamped image in my folder for a long time, so I colored it and made it into a masculine birthday card. I used taken with teal and early espresso card stock to accent the image and sponged tumbled glass ink to create the sky. Sentiment is by Inkadinkado.

This card was made for the VCMP challenge #6 to use the colors of blue and tan to represent sand and sea. I'm using a digi image from the very generous Sliekje who offers all her images for free. I colored this with Copics, and added a sentiment from the SNSS Your Friendship stamp set. The background was embossed with a Sizzix ef, and the sentiment panel was done with Spellbinders grommet tags. A few brass brads and ribbon, and this was done.

Lastly, this is my card for the Stars and Stamps mid-week throwdown to make an Easter card. The image I'm using is a free digi image from OWH that Sandy made. I had it colored for a long time and now I finally made a card with it. I didn't think this card needed any sentiment, because the cross and lily image pretty much speaks for itself. The colors used were pale plum and plum pudding, and the die cut border is from SNSS and was threaded with some ivory satin ribbon to match the ivory cardstock used for the image.

There will be two new challenges posted later this evening, and hopefully I'll be able to play along again and finish a few more cards that will fill up my box so I can send it to OWH soon!

If you're looking for the Crazy4Cocoa challenge, it's one post below this one:)
Thanks for stopping by, and have a wonderful Thursday!

Carol


14 comments:

Jen said...

These are really pretty, Carol! Love your Easter card - so pretty, all that purple!

jimlynn said...

All are wonderful. Love that first one and it's perfect for a guy! The second is so cute with the embossed background and that cute image. And lastly, the last card is just gorgeous! Great cards, Carol.
Lynn

Donna said...

Carol, all of your cards are beautiful. I love the teal with the brown and this is a great masculine card! The duck is an adorable image and it is such a cute card. The Easter card is gorgeous and so meaningful. TFS

HomeschoolHomestead said...

All are so beautiful. I love how you did the ribbon on the Easter card.

Donna Hanley said...

Carol, These are all outstanding cards. that first image is so beautifully colored that it looks like a professional print. I love that image from Sliekje. doesn't she do the most adorable images? Love the embossing and the sentiment on this one. Your Easter card looks like a church window. Gorgeous. the pale plum matches very well with your coloring. All winners my friend. Enjoy your day.

Paula S. said...

You are on an amazing creative roll this week Carol...three more y beautiful cards. The coloring on the duck card is magnificent! What a great image for masculine cards and the soft mauve and coloring on the cross card is just stunning.

Paper Therapy Ponderings said...

great cards - the easter card is gorgeous in the coloring and colors used.

thanks for playing along.

BArb Housner

Lee Mae said...

I agree with Paula, Carol. You definitely are making some amazing cards! The Easter card is simply stunning. I love the ribbon threaded through the punched border. Thanks for playing in our Midweek Throwdown Challenge at Operation Write Home Stars & Stamps!
~Lee Mae
Operation Write Home
MWT Assistant

Wendy said...

OMGosh, Carol~these are all so awesome! Love the masculine one and the i'm not sure if they are ducks or swans but oh so cute! The cross one is beautiful! I have this image in my digi downloads folder so I may just have to use it! Nice job!!! :)

Benzi said...

Super, masculine card and the little ones with their Mom is just adorable...love that ribbon. The cross and lilies are just beautiful and you used such beautiful colors.

Jan Hunnicutt said...

Gorgeous cards Carol, wow! Thanks for playing in our Midweek Throwdown challenge at Operation Write Home!

Marie Gamber said...

All the cards are wonderful! Great job!
Hugs,
Marie

JD said...

All great cards, Carol...My favorite is the bottom one...I know you said it is PLUM in color...but It looks closer to PINK to me...and as you know, PINK, is my favorite color...smile...

Denise Marzec said...

Great cards!