Sunday, February 17, 2013

OWH President's day VCMP Weekend


There's a President's day weekend Virtual Card Making Party going on over at the Stars and Stamps blog this weekend that includes 10 challenges. I'm going to try to finish them all, along with today's sketch challenge #160 that you see pictured above.


Here's my sketch card #160 in good old red, white, and blue and I used an Impression Obsession stamp.

Challenge 1 is hosted by Erika, and she asks us to "zig-zag" our cards. I used a HA chevron ef, as well as made my own zig-zag with scraps of aqua and black PTI dsp. I added a strip of silver stickers to the center, and a HA sentiment.

Challenge 2 is hosted by Misty, and she challenges us to make cards for kids using "critters." I guess a pink flamingo can be considered a critter? I used a digital image by LoubyLoo and colored it with neon Copics, adding some stickles to the cap and a MS fancy border. This bird with sneakers cracks me up every time I see it :)

Ok, call the challenge police because I cheated big-time on this 3rd challenge :) Beth challenged us to use selective embossing and posted a great tutorial, but I took a shortcut and just embossed with a scor-pal and stamped within the scored lines. I wanted to make a CAS card, so I went with what I had time to create and just made a simple classic thank-you card.

The 4th challenge is hosted by Yvonne and she asks us to use "things with wings." I used this MB butterfly and some pale plum and vanilla cardstock and made a birthday card.That's actually a piece of dsp I used for the background, but after embossing it, it looks almost two-tone in color. I added a SB grommet tag sentiment with a couple gemstones on top of a border done with a MS lattice punch.

Challenge 5 is hosted by Leslie, and she gave us this OWH sketch and challenged us to do a "disappearing act" by using a full sheet of 12x12 dsp to make 6 cards. This is a great way to dig into that long-forgotten stash of dsp you have lying around. Don't deny it - I know you do!! I know I'm not the only one who hoards dsp :)

I used a sheet of K&Co dsp along with some blush blossom and berry sorbet card stock to make my cards. I used a SU! blossom punch along with a SU! fancy label punch and a SU! 3 blossom punch to make the flowers. The patterns were very busy, so I used a big, bold sentiment on white to tone things down a little bit. I stamped the "Hello" in early espresso ink. Embossing was done with a CB decorative tile ef, and I used different scraps of coordinating dsp for the flower "petals" that were in the pack of dsp.

Here are all six cards - and the Saturday challenges are done.....whew! There are 5 more challenges today that I hope to work on at some point today or tomorrow.

Happy President's day weekend everyone! I hope you all do something fun if you don't have to work! TC and thanks for checking in :)

Carol

19 comments:

StampTramps said...

You sure had your crafty on yesterday! Great job at getting everything done! I've managed to embrace selective embossing done this morning, which still leaves me a long list for the rest of today.

Misty said...

Fantastic cards! Your right though flamingo in shoes...lmbo! (I am from Fla. ....lol) I just tried to send you Baby Ciara and got bounced back. Please emali ME direct & I will respond to your mail.
Hummer Hugs,
Misty
http://deliteful-gifts.blogspot.com/
hummingbird204 at comcast dot net

Beth L. said...

You're forgiven for your shortcut, Carol. :) I love your CAS card. The scoring sets off the Thanks perfectly. I hope you have time to try it another time, you have some neat embossing folders.

Shari B said...

Wow! I love each and everyone of your cards! I think my favorite is the embossed "thanks" card (been thinking of taking a shortcut on that challenge myself). It's just simple and beautiful with a great focal point. Butterfly card is downright gorgeous....great details, and your "disappearing act" cards are super cute. You might see something similar showing up on my blog later. Ha! Thanks for sharing!

Paula S. said...

Terrific group of cards Carol! You even managed to get the sketch done too... and I just love your take on it to. What a wonderful sentiment. So glad you got to play along this weekend. Thanks for sharing!

Donna Hanley said...

Carol, WOW WEE you have been busy. Could you maybe send me some of your MoJo and energy. These are all beautiful, darling cards. Just so you know, I did call the challenge police and they just laughed at me because they said cheating or not the card is gorgeous and full of class. I adore the 12 x 12 paper you used and the bold sentient is perfect. The red, white and blue card is perfect for a hero and I love how you added the striped paper for your panels. The zig zag card is just beautiful with both the embossing and the "hand make" zig zags. Your flamingo just made me laugh with his hat and shoes and I love the circle with the bow. Outstanding job with all can't wait to see today's challenge cards from you. I'm off to a bingo tonight. Wish me luck.

jimlynn said...

Well, no one can ever accuse you of just sitting around doing nothing!!!! You've been so busy it makes my head spin! AND, I love each and every one of them!! WOW! It would take me at least two weeks to come up with all these. Love 'em!
Lynn

Loly Borda-Towery said...

Fabulous cards Carol! You have been busy girl and I know you had fun. TFS

Linda said...

I was taking a peek at the comments left...I got to Donna's and almost fell off my chair I was laughing so hard. Seriously...great cards...I paricularly love the paper mix on the sketch card...it really makes a bold statement. I also love the Disappearing cards...those flowers are wonderful...I too am a paper hoarder. Thanks for sharing!!!

Leslie Hanna said...

WOWZA, but you've been busy! I love all of these. Thanks so much for participating in my Disappearing Act challenge!

Lee Mae said...

Carol, your cards are all awesome! I love the embossing and cutwork on the butterfly card. My favorite though is the Hello Challenge 5 card. Something about that flower and the sentiment just grabs me. Great job on them all!

Wendy said...

These are all such pretty cards, Carol! Let some of that inspiration rub off on me, please? I especially love the butterfly card with the beautiful MB die! Fabulous job on all of them!

Benzi said...

Gee Whiz, Carol, like I say...a cardmaking machine. These are all fabulous. I like that you made your zigzag and it is so pretty.
Happy Stamping as you do those other five challenges. :-)

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

The family just left an hour ago, and now I get to really look at these beauties. Sorry I didn't get to play, but I have the favors under control. I need a weekend to recoop from the weekend! You have the best ideas, and execute them so well!

Sybrina K said...

Carol,

Another fabulous set of cards! My favorite has to be the chevron. I love your two-colored paper pieced chevron at the top of the card -- so pretty!

Erika said...

You made some great cards for the VCMP this weekend. I love the silver strip you put over the chevrons - it add a bit of elegance and interest to your card. Thanks for playing along in my challenge!

nwilliams6 said...

You have been a Roll! These are wonderful - seriously. Impressive collection!

Shannon White said...

LOL!! Wow is right!! I'm with Lynn!! No one here would accuse you of sitting around and doing nothing either! lol ;-) And my head is spinning too! What Beautiful creations Miss Carol! Love each and every one of them!!

Hugs
Shannon

Shannon White said...

LOL!! Wow is right!! I'm with Lynn!! No one here would accuse you of sitting around and doing nothing either! lol ;-) And my head is spinning too! What Beautiful creations Miss Carol! Love each and every one of them!!

Hugs
Shannon