Sunday, February 24, 2013

VCMP challenge #10- glitz with no glitter

This final challenge was to make a glitzy card, but use no glitter. I started with sketch #149 from OWH. Patterned paper is from My Minds Eye, another well aged page kit that never made it into the scrapbook. The sentiment is from Basic Grey. For glitz and glam I used small dots of liquid pearls.

I made it to the end!! Now to go back and clean up the creative disaster and use up all the bit and pieces that are left over!

VCMP challenge #9- all white with 3 layers

Challenge #9 was to use all white or cream and to have at least 3 layers. Al one color was a challenge for me. I wanted to use the flower ribbon from May Arts, so I started there. I've had this last piece since working on CHA 2012 card kits. I then decided on OWH sketch #2. The embossing folder is from cuttlebug. The sentiment stamp is from Making Memories. It still needed a little something.... I added a small dot of white Pearl Pen at all of the intersections of the embossing folder. The 2 shapes for the sentiment are nesties and are popped up using Sticky Thumb dimensional adhesive. 

VCMP challenge #8- washi tape

Challenge 8 was to use washi tape. Washi is a thin paper tape. The polka dot and circle tapes are both from Queen and Co, from their Disney line. The sentiment is from an OWH set by Hero Arts. The circles are nesties. Sketch is OWH #105. The sentiment is popped up with dimensional adhesive by Sticky Thumb.

VCMP challenge #7- caffeine challenge

Challenge #7 was caffeine related, wither it is coffee, tea, or soda, use it on a card. I've had this set from Fiskars for awhile, but I think this is the first time I've used it. The sleeve on the cup is pieced with card stock. The patterned paper is Daisy D's, & left over from the card kit for the 5th challenge. It needed to be used up! The light blue brads are from a source unknown, they were included as part of the page kit. Grey highlights in steam and shadow around cup are copic.

VCMP challenge #6- things with wheels

Challenge #6 was the first one of the day last Sunday. The theme was things with wheels. I pulled out an old, but never used set from Close to My Heart. The patterned paper is from Karen Foster as are the coordinating solids. The front loader was stamped in dark brown chalk ink by color box and heat embossed with clear embossing powder. The sentiment stamp is from TPC Studios. The truck is also popped up with dimensional adhesive from Sticky Thumb.

VCMP challenge #5- use up a 12x12 sheet of paper

Challenge #5, and the last one for Saturday, was to make a whole sheet of pattern paperdisappear using OWH sketch #63. This is another really old page kit that needed to be used up since it is pretty obvious that it wasn't going to be heading into a scrapbook any time soon. ;) Both patterned papers are by Daisy D's. Flower is a QuicKutz die. Sentiment stamp is from TPC Studios.
I used a whole sheet of 12x12 patterned paper, a part of the sheet of the checked, and 1 1/2 12x12 sheet of the pink cardstock.

VCMP challenge #4- things with wings

Challenge #4 was things with wings. I used the Stampin Up owl punch for my thing with wings. The pattern paper was from the same page kit as in challenge #1, so I don't know the manufacture. The sentiment stamp is from TPC Studios. The branch the owl is sitting on is a stamp from a set by Kelly Panacci by Sandylion. Sketch is from OWH #34. All edges were inked with dark brown chalk ink by color box.

VCMP challenge #3- selective embossing

The third challenge was selective embossing. This was definitely a challenge. I had never tried this before, so it was fun to try something new. I think with the right folders it would have been a lot easier than trying to figure out the right "sandwich" to make it work... My poor swirl embossing folder almost didn't survive. A little heavy duty packaging tape & I think it's as good as new. I used a sizzix embossing folder and then gently rubbed a little broken china distress ink over the embossed areas with a distress tool. The little girl is from My Favorite Things and the OWH stamp fundraiser and colored with copics. Sentiment stamp is from a OWH set by Hero Arts.

VCMP challenge #2- all creatures great and small

Challenge #2 was to use a creature and create a card for kids. Since Thomas LOVES dogs, I went with the dog stamp from Close to My Heart. It's an old one, I think it's been discontinued now. Patterned paper is from a Die Cuts With a View pets stack. Ribbon is from the ribbon boutique. Sentiment stamp is from Making Memories. File label die cut is from QuicKutz. Used OWH sketch #30.

VCMP challenge #1-cheverons

I'm just a little behind in posting last weekends President's Day Virtual Card Making Party. I did get them all done this week! And a few more using up all the scraps that all that creativeness produced. :)

The cheverons are done with a EK Success border punch. The pattern paper and die cuts are from an unknown source. They were a page kit that I purchased YEARS ago and never used. Until now. ;) I put glossy accents on the horse shoes and cowboy hat to dress them up a bit and inked the edges of the blue cardstock and patterned paper. Used sketch #125 from OWH.

Monday, February 11, 2013

OWH sketch #159

Yesterday was a most productive day! Got a little triage done for Sandy & OWH, cleaned up the scrap desk, got a bunch of cards made, and managed to get some laundry done!!!

This card started with this weeks card sketch challenge. The sentiment I wanted to use didn't quite fit the sketch sizes, so I just tucked it under the cupcake after matting it. Pattern paper is more scraps from My Minds Eye. Stamps are from Hero Arts. Cupcake paper is pieced. Sprinkles are colored with Zig pens. Copics used to add outline highlights.

This one is another OWH sketch, #68. Sentiment stamp is from Kaiser Crafts. Used flower punch from All Night Media and leaf punch from EK success to punch leaves and flowers from circle paper scraps so that the colors matched. :) A spot of stickles on center and then covered entire flower with glossy accents to seal glitter and dress up flowers. Flower is popped up with a small square of dimensional adhesive from Sticky Thumb.

OWH sketch #63. Sentiment is from Hero Arts set for OWH. Buttons are cut with a die from Memory Box using a scrap of the same circle paper, then covered with glossy accents and tied with twine. Ribbon is May Arts.
OWH sketch #55. Scraps are finally getting smaller... ;) Still more of the My Minds Eye patterned paper. Sentiment is from Hero Arts, stamped with color box ink and heat embossed with clear embossing power.
And one last card with these scraps... I'm done working with them! Time for something new! This one started with OWH sketch #143, the first time using this one. Buttons are cut with quickutz dies and tied with twine. Tag is punched with an EK Success punch and matted by hand. Sentiment stamp is a Doodlebug Design by Hampton Arts.

The workspace is cleared & now on to some new & different paper to play with! 1st up will be a few cards for the ski club. Have a few kid's birthdays that I need to get cards made for....

Friday, February 8, 2013

a little mojo fun

Mixing things up with a mojo monday sketch, #224. Pattern paper is My Mind's Eye, again, ;). Sheer ribbon is May Arts. Sentiment sticker is from SRM stickers. Flower is Prima. Brad is Making Memories. Dies used to cut circles are nesties.

A great way to use up a few of the pieces hanging out on the desk. :)

We're off to play in the snow as soon as the teenager gets out of school... My markers will be traveling along for some coloring time this evening. Eventually I hope my robots will start to resemble something close to what Sandy taught on her show a couple of weeks ago.....

Thursday, February 7, 2013

more MME paper...

A few more with the same My Mind's Eye paper as the last couple days. ;)

This card started with the strip of dot paper that was laying on the desk. It fit OWH's sketch #1 perfectly. :) Sentiment stamp is from Basic Grey, it's one of  my favorites.

More dot paper again for this one. The buttons are layered QuicKutz and tied with twine. Sketch is again from OWH and is the bonus sketch #34. A pretty quick and easy card to pull together. :)

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

OWH sketch #157

I made this card last week, but just didn't get it posted.... Was waiting for my live Google, aka the teenager, to help me add a water mark to my blog pictures with Photoshop. I could be waiting awhile, so I've decided to keep posting until I get it figured out.....

This card is actually a 5x7 card instead of 4.25 x 5.5 that I usually make for OWH. The Friends die cut was just to big to go on a smaller card. I trimmed out the die cut (from My Mind's Eye circa 2002. Another treasure unearthed in the stash), and then mounted it on the cream card stock to figure out how big to make that piece, then worked from there. The sentiment is from Art Impressions. I used stickles on the girls flip flops, shirt flower, and edge of the white shirt. Since I sent this one to a friend, I didn't use glossy accents over the top of the stickels.... 

Here is another card using the same sketch, but in the smaller A2 size. I used another Friend from My Mind's Eye, but didn't add a sentiment, making her the focal point. I dressed the flat die cut up with stickels in the flowers on her hat, her shoes, and her gloves. Liquid pearls on her necklace. And a little bling for her earring. Then covered all the stickels with glossy accents to seal the glitter. I inked the edges of the bottom layers using a color box ink pad.

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

OWH sketch #158

I found several partial sheets and a bunch of scraps of this paper when cleaning and sorting a file of paper. Time to use it up, as I think it's left over from making card kits for CHA 2012. After it was over, I was pretty burned out from helping Sandy make all of the card kits for her to take for the OWH booth, so the scraps got stuffed in a file and the extra sheets went on the cruise with her. :)

The paper is from My Mind's Eye, lime twist line. Sentiment is from Hero Arts. Button die cuts are QuicKutz and tied with DMC rayon floss. I added a dot of glossy accents to the floss knots so they would stay tied. I followed the original sketch and just added mats to all the pieces to make them pop off the bottom layer of patterned paper. :)