Monday, February 18, 2013

OWH President's Day VCMP continues...

 I've managed to complete all of the challenges for the OWH Stars and Stamps VCMP for president's day weekend! Whee!!
This card is for challenge 6 where Linda's challenge is "things with wheels."
This truck certainly has wheels, and I've made this card for a friend who recently turned 85. Stamps by Tim Holtz.

Challenge 7 is brought to us by Jen and she's given us a "caffeine challenge." Whenever I think of coffee or hot chocolate, Cocoa mouse comes to mind, so I used this SNSS digi image along with some papers from MME the bright side and put this card together.

Challenge #8 is being hosted by Donna, and she wants us to use Washi Tape on our cards. I only have 2 rolls of washi tape and they're red & black, and identical in design, so I opted to use just one color and wrapped it around a piece of cardstock to create a border. The flower was done with a SU! punch, and the sentiment is from Unity.

Challenge #9 is "all white or cream with 3 layers", and it's hosted by Sharon. I used the MB Vivienne and Darla butterfly dies, adding a pearl paper for the top layer. Background embossing was done with a HA flourishes ef, and the sentiment panel was done with an EK punch and a SU! lg oval punch and square lattice ef. I added some round and teardrop shaped pearls for accents to the butterfly and sentiment panel, and here's a close up of that detail...



Last but not least is challenge #10 which is to "glitz and glam it up without glitter" and Kaylee is our host. Here's my card for the final challenge in this VCMP.

I used a Saturated Canary image for this, coloring with Copics and adding some red gemstones to the top and bottom of the card for bling. She's already glammed up in that gorgeous gown, so bling seemed to be the perfect embellishment to this image!

Whew! Eleven challenges (including the sketch challenge) in 2 days! I'm glad I was able to complete them all, but I have a bathroom that's calling my name to be cleaned, so it's time to catch up on some much-needed housework!
Thanks for sticking with me for these long posts, and I wish you a wonderful week ahead!

Carol

15 comments:

Donna said...

Carol, what an amazing batch of cards! Love them! So glad that you joined us for the VCMP! All it takes is one roll of washi tape and your card really pops. Love your choice of color. Black, white and pink go so well together. Thanks for joining in my washi tape challenge! Good luck with the drawing.

~ Kathy said...

Wow - you've been busy! What a wonderful variety! Love the 6-pack of hello cards and the all white card! Thanks for sharing!

Donna Hanley said...

Not surprisingly another group of gorgeous cards from you, Carol. Each card with it's own unique personality and character. I love them all, but the white card would have to be my favorite. I have always love white on white cards. To me this one is just stunning. Enjoy the rest of your day. I'm cooking up a storm today before I return to work tomorrow. Just took a break to see what you've been up to and I'm glad I did. I would not have wanted to miss these lovely cards.

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Totally amazing! More teriffic creations, Carol! Please stay warm. I need to go buy Velcro, but I keep talking myself out of it. Brrrrr!

jimlynn said...

Whew is right!!! Can't believe you got all these cards done - Kudos!! AND, all of them are fantastic. Love your coloring on that last card and the white on white one just takes my breath away! SO lovely.
Another get set of cards.
Lynn

Desert Rose Stamper said...

Carol - my oh my girl -- you out did yourself -- all of your cards are fantastic. You hit the mark on all of the challenges. Your wheels card is clever with the arrows pointing the way and I really like the TH themes. The caffeine card is so cute with the little mouse - love that image - this would also work with the Zig Zag with some of your elements. Oh and your Washi tape is so precious - I love the simplicity and the pink flower really pops. I like how you wrapped the tape and made that border. Your white on white is beautiful. I love the HA flourishes ef - that is one I will look for to add to my tools. I really like how you highlighted the sentiment - the tear
drop pearls add a real special touch to the card. And your glitz and glam card - the image is so glam - you did a wonderful job coloring (I admire all of you that can do this so well) and the little red bling adds that perfect touch to this card. Thanks for participating in all of the challenges.

Sharon

Linda said...

Wowzers...great group of cards...I cannot pick a fave...I even love your all white one...that challenge scared me! Thanks for playing in the Things with Wheels challenge!

Stacy B said...

Your cards are all gorgeous. It's hard for me to pick a favorite...but I really love Saturated Canary images...so the last one really speaks to me. You've done a beautiful job coloring her too! Thanks for sharing.

Jen said...

Lovely cards - your white on white card is gorgeous! Thanks for playing in my caffeine challenge!

nwilliams6 said...

Carol, I am so glad I stopped by today. You loaded some absolutely fabulous cards! I can't even decide which is my fave. I think the white one and the Saturated Canary - but really they are all really great. Sorry I have not visited in a while - life has been pulling me in so many directions. Hugz!

Sue from Oregon said...

Holy Moly-you are a stamping machine girl-it takes me a whole month to make as many lovelies as you have made in one weekend! Amazing!

Benzi said...

Fabulous cards, Carol. I'm not choosing a favorite as I like them all. I will say that I do love white on white, though.
I have never made that many cards in so short a time. Too bad you have to leave your craft to clean now. That's no fun. Ha

I think our rain is coming your way. Sorry.

Wendy said...

You've been on a roll, Carol! They are all so pretty!! Great job on getting all those cards made for the challenges!
Doesn't it suck to have to clean??!! One day I hope to hire a maid! LOL In my dreams I suppose!
Have a great day!

Shannon White said...

Wowie!! you Have been one Busy crafting Lady Miss Carol!! And what a Fabulous collection of cards too! I Love the Awesome masculine one and your Sweet Cocoa card is just Adorable!! The Sweet punched flower and washi on your third is simply Lovely and Wow!!! your White on white is Amazing!! So Elegant and Beautiful!! Love your Sweet Saturated Canary card too! They are all Wonderful my friend! 8-)

Hugs
Shannon

Kaylee Snyder said...

Wow, you're a crafting machine. Great work on all those cards. Of course, I'm partial to the one for my challenge ;-) I just love saturated canary images and love the red look. Your coloring is phenomenal. I love how it is almost monochrome, but the blue complements it so well and really brings out her eyes and the bird eggs. Great use of bling too. Thanks for joining the VCMP 'Glitz and Glam' challenge.