Watercolor Purple Creations

I’m back with more VSN cards.  I hope some of you are interested in doing some of these challenges next month.  If anyone would like to join me next month and work on our challenges together, let me know.  It would be fun to work on them with someone else.

Our next challenge was based on the children’s author Eric Carle.  Since many of his books use watercolor we were to use watercoloring on our card.  This is right up my alley as I love to watercolor.

After that challenge I was use purple to create a card.  Again I thought of Halloween and I had the cutest stamp to use.  It was a stamp of witch feet.  I wanted to use glitter so that it would have lots of sparkle.  I used crystal effects which was thicker than I would have liked.  I have to find some way to use glitter without the thickness.  The witch feet had to be completed in phases as the glitter would run together if I did it all at once.  I also like the fact that I combined the dotted and striped ribbon.  I use a cuttlebug folder that I had inked up for the background.  I know there is a better way to do this and I need to find out how to do it.  Anyone out there ever done this?  What did I do wrong?  Here are my two cards for these challenges.

The Watercolor Card
Stamps: Stems & Shlhouettes, Boho Backgrounds, Canvas Background (retired) Paper: Barely Banana, Cameo Coral, Certainly Celery, Garden Green, white Ink: Cameo Certainly Celery, Garden Green  Accessories: flower punch, ribbon (JoAnn’s), silver brads, sticky tape, dimensionals
Stamps: Just Flying By (retired), witch feet (Studio G)  Paper: Basic Black, Lovely Lilac, white Ink: Lovely Lilac, Palette Noir Black Accessories: dotted ribbon (Michael’s), striped ribbon (JoAnn’s), glitter, Cuttlebug folder, sticky tape, dimensionals

Well I have 6 more cards to show you.  Thanks for looking and have a great day!

Penny Black Challenge

This week the Penny Black Challenge was to create a project other than a card. Since I had just made a bookmark using a large paper clip and I had some left I decided to make another bookmark. I like this one also (other than the ribbon, I need to find some yellow polka dot as I think that would be too cute!). These would make some easy fun Christmas presents for those of you looking for stocking stuffer ideas.

Well my sister is finally having her hip surgery today. I won’t have much time to complete any fabulous projects for you but I will share my final VSN projects over the next few days. Hopefully I’ll be back on Monday to share a new creation. Here is my bookmark.

Stamps: Buzz in the Air (Penny Black) Paper: Pacific Point, Yoyo Yellow, white Ink: Palette Noir Black Accessories: Basic Gray – Blush Blossom – Pretty in Pink – Summer Sun – Yoyo Yellow markers, crystal effects, Atyou Spica clear glitter pen, large paper clip, ric rac ribbon (Jody’s online share)

Check back later for some more VSN cards. Thanks for looking and have a great day!

More VSN projects

Well are you sick of seeing my projects yet!  I had so much fun and my favorite card hasn’t been posted yet.  The first challenge I completed on Sunday was the one from Friday night I had not done.  In this challenge you had to use twine or hemp as the theme was book binding.  I thought it would be fun to add a little book on the front of the card.  I used small script and watercolor minis to make a simple 4 page book that I tied together with hemp.

The next challenge has us using Perfect Pearls on our card.  I thought it would be fun to make a Halloween card.  While I am not really pleased with the look of the card, it was the first time I had used the Perfect Pearls so I have a lot to learn.  Here are the 2 cards for these challenges.

Here are details for each card.
Bookbinding Card
Stamps: Small Script, Watercolor Minis (both retired) Paper: Basic Gray, Brilliant Blue, Certainly Celery, Elegant Eggplant, Rose Red, White, DCWV Spring Stack (last year) Ink: Almost Amethyst, Bashful Blue, Brilliant Blue, Certainly Celery, Elegant Eggplant, Regal Rose, Rose Red  Accessories: More Mustard brads, hemp, dew drops, Big Bite
Halloween Card
Stamps: Batty for You, Boo (Studio G) Paper: Basic Black, Halloween PP (last year)  Ink: Versamark, Whisper White Craft Accessories: ribbon (Michael’s), ghost brads, circle punches
Thanks for looking and have a great day!

September ATC Swap

The requirements for the September monthly ATC is to use some of the new designer series paper.  I have Bella Rose which I am quickly finding lots of ways to use it.  I also got the Martha Stewart branch punch that I had seen used on Faith’s blog with leaves to add some extra dimension.  I like the way it turned out with the leaves and will use it again.  The only issue I have is that the branch is hard to punch.  Not sure if this is due to the fact that it is a lot of little pieces or if I got a bad punch.  Anyone else have that problem?  Here is my ATC.

Stamps: Simply Said, Fresh Fillers (retired) Paper: Kiwi Kiss, Riding Hood Red, Bella Rose PP Ink: Kiwi Kiss, Riding Hood Red Accessories: rhinestone, Martha Stewart branch punch, crimper, Zots. sponges, dimensionals
So what do you think of my card?  Let me know.  Check back later for some more VSN cards.  Thanks for looking and have a great day!

More VSN cards

I had this post almost completed when my machine closed out all my tabs.  GRRRRRR!!!!!

On Friday evening I still had 3 challenges to go.  I had a flocking challenge, scratch ‘n sniff challenge, and a book binding challenge.  I went with the flocking challenge next.  I had some problems with what I was going to do since I only had black, white, and yellow flocking.  I did not want to do another daisy image so I went with bees.  I pulled out my In Full Bloom set as the bee image in this set is fairly large and I would need a large image to use.  The flocking wasn’t too hard just time consuming since you have to let the glue dry.  Here is my card.

The next challenge was the scratch ‘n sniff.  I had to use the Kool-aid for this one.  Since I had picked up Ice Blue Raspberry Lemonade I had to find something I could use since the Kool-aid was blue.  I chose to use Best Blossoms and make them blueberries even though they would smell like raspberries.  Here is my card.

Here are the details for each card.

Bee Happy

Stamps: In Full Bloom (retired), Be Happy (DOTS – retired) Paper: Close to Cocoa, Mellow Moss, So Saffron, white Ink: Palette Noir Black Accessories: Black and Yellow Flocking, Crystal Effects, photo holder and brad (chocolate chip), Basic Black – Mellow Moss – Real Red – Summer Sun markers, Tombow 991 marker 2 Way Glue, dimensionals

Scratch ‘n Sniff

Stamps: Best Blossoms, Everyday Expressions (both retired) Paper: Always Artichoke, More Mustard, Night of Navy, white Ink: Always Artichoke, More Mustard, Night of Navy, Versamark Accessories: Iced Blue Raspberry Lemonade Kool-Aid, clear embossing powder, ribbon (Pink Hedgehog), sticky tape, dimensionals

I still had one more challenge but it was already 12 so I decided to work on that one on Sunday.  I had a birthday party to attend on Saturday.  Thanks for looking and have a great day!