Tuesday, February 7, 2012

OWH VCMP challenges 1 & 2

There is a cruise week Virtual Card Making Party going on over at the Stars and Stamps blog this week while Sandy and her comrades are on the OWH cruise! (lucky dogs!) This card is for the first challenge VCMP#1 to use hot Tropical colors of pink, green, & yellow. I used a SNSS digi image, coloring with flourescent Copics and used Recollections dsp for the colorful panels. Sentiment is by SNSS.

This card is for the VCMP#2 challenge to create a masculine nautical-themed card. I used SU's Open Sea set for this one, adding lots of distress inks, torn panels, an embossed background, and I made a sailor's knot with several strands of crochet thread. Colors are Taken with Teal, Baja Breeze, and Crumb cake, while the manifesto sheets are from the BG kraft and white pads.
There will be two more challenges posted each day until the cruise is over, so grabs your stamps 'n ink and come play along with us! There's lots of prizes to be won, so what are you waiting for? Our soldiers  serving overseas would love to have your cards to write home to their loved ones:)

Carol

16 comments:

Jen said...

Great job, Carol! The buttefly is pretty but your second card is stunning... love the torn, distressed panels and that background!

Susan (rainy) said...

Lovin' those bright bold colors on the first card. And the second card is fabulous. The sailor's knot with the thread is SO COOL!!

Paula S. said...

You're off to a great start carol. These both turned out terrific. I'm impressed with your "sailors knot" and the distressed aged logs... just stunning!

jimlynn said...

Carol, that first one is just FUN with all the bright and wonderful colors! So pretty!
And the second one is fantastic. Love all the distressing on here and that knot. Fabulous card for a male.
Lynn

Paper Therapy Ponderings said...

beautiful cards - the butterfly is gorgeous

the nautical with the distressing, the sailor knot- the manifest sheets - two thumbs up

thanks for supporting OWH

Barb Housner

Donna Hanley said...

Carol, I've been on the run for two days with company and work. I will try to get to these challenges tomorrow afternoon. Your two cards are terrific. Your first card does fit the challenge. It is so cheery. Your second card is just outstanding. Just looking at it makes me like like I'm on a ship myself. Wonderful cards.

JD said...

Both are great cards, Carol, Nicely done!

Ellen said...

I love both but the second is my favorite! So pretty with the distressed edges.

Chrissy D said...

Gorgeous cards!

Benzi said...

OMG, I love that awesome, bright, and cheerful card with the polka dots and beautiful butterfly. I alway love nautical. What a beauty it is, too.

Kathryn said...

On the first card, I love the pop of black. For the second card, I think the color of the background and its texture really add to the overall design.

Linda said...

I am in awe of that nautical card...totally over the top! PS I like the first card too! TFS!!

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

The color is just popping out at me on the butterfly card, but I am so drawn to the masculine card, Carol! I finally sorted all of my cards in the closet and realized that I am lacking in the manly department. This has to be one of my very favorite cards you have made.

kaleidoscopeimpressions said...

Oh wow - look at that knot! Amazing how much this string adds the wow factor! Fab job on these cards
Hugs,
JoyceAnn

Dixie Cochran said...

Love the florescent coloring on the butterfly! Wow, it really pops! Great paper too!

Oh, my! Your nautical card is a stunner too! The sailor's knot is a brilliant touch! Just terrific!

Sandy said...

Wow! I love both of them!!! The butterfly card is so vibrant and colorful....with all the nice weather we've had you'd think that butterflies are around the corner. Love the great masculine ship card too!