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Saturday, February 16, 2013

OWH VCMP- all challenges

With this weekend being President's Day Weekend,  OWH is hosting a Virtual Card-Making Party  has begun! Every few hours a new challenge will be posted by an OWH blogger.

The first OWH challenge is to use chevrons. The second challenge is to make a kids card with some type of critter. Silly me, I tried to combine the both and spent well over 2 hours trying to master this thing. I struggled big time with this card and in the end I'm feeling like it was a (in the words of my 15 year old) an EPIC fail! 

In any case, here it is for better or for worse. Hopefully the other challenges won't feel so daunting.

Chevron cut file from for the black cheveron on white cardstock
I used the left over negative of the cheveron to stamp in the white ink on the black cardstock
ladybug from Doodlebug cartridge cut at 1.5 inches and layered
google eyes at 7mm
Sentiment stamp from recollections Little Princess
red brads

later that same
ok, ok so I never expected this to happen. While making this post The 4th challenge of the day was posted and it is to create a card using something with wings. Well, this card fits 3 of the challenges but I'm not going to miss all the card making fun.

Winged Things Challenge
So in keeping with my ladybug theme since I made a few different ones in varying sizes for the previous challenge I decided to use one on this challenge too.

Perfect Paisley Cuttlebug folder
purple ink
Embroidery floss
ladybug from Doodlebug cartridge 
perfect pearls for the ladybug spots
Fiskers All Around Quotes

off to tackle dinner and hopefully another card before I say good night.

I got a late start after clearing some snow and heading out for errands and food shopping. I tackled 2 more challenges. 3 and 5.

The third challenge was to create a a card with selective emboss. I anticipated this would be a hard task. The really only hard thing was holding the cardstock still in my cricut.
Hero Arts Year Round Sentiments
Recollections Woof
Copic E13, E23, R20, R29
Cuttlebug Baby Breath
Voila Star ribbon

The fifth challenge was to use Sketch 63 but use a complete sheet of 12 x 12.  I moved this sketch around a bit and I only used a 6 x 6 of patterned paper but the rest is 12 x 12 bazill cardstock. I had these stamped images that were just about the right dimension and wanted to use them. 
Lili of the Valley stamp Oops
Copics E23, E13, E00, W5, C3, B24, B00, YG03, YG63
Hero Arts Year Round Sentiments

Challenge # 9- Cream and White
I'm a little behind with posting and completing the rest of the challenge cards. It's now Wednesday and I'm just loading these next 2 photos. I was so excited to see this challenge. I love tone on tone although I don't often do cards or scrapbook layouts of that type. I hope you enjoy and please send a comment your way letting me know what is your favorite part of the cream and white card. Thanks for tsaking a look at my blog.

Cuttle Bug Folders - Swiss Dots, Victoria and Celebration Stamp Set
Bazzill cardstock
white & cream ribbon
K&Company Visions of Christmas

 Challenge 7 - Coffee & 8-Washi Tape

I ended up combining 2 challenges for this card. I don't frequently make clean and simple cards and I'm not sure you could call this one a clean and simple card.  First Challenge 7 was to make a card using a coffe theme. I had a tiny peice left of this coffee beans paper and went right for it. As for the Washi tape in Challenge 8 I was a little more perplexed. I ha've never purchased Washi tape So, I thought some time later in the week I'll march myself to the craft stpores and buy some for this challenge. I did and they didn't have any.   Well, thanks to Youtube I found a few tutorials and went about making some. I have a Fiskers stamp set with coffee related stamps so I thought I'll combine the two challenges and make 1 card meeting both requirements. I think the stamp of coffee beans on the tissue tape really fots nicely with the other clean elements.
Fiskers Latte Love
Copics- YG63, E79
Colorbox Chestnut
Bazill cardstock
Elmers double sided tape
tissue paper

Challenge # 6-Wheels
Bazill cardstock cut file Bath Toy Whale
thegoods by American Crafts


Anonymous said...

This ladybug is adorable! I love ladybugs and most things with wings! Thanks for playing along in my challenge during the OWH Virtual Cardmaking Party this weekend! I hope you are having fun! --Yvonne

Vicki said...

Adorable! You can never go wrong with ladybugs.

Jen M said...

I think the first card is very cute. It's HARD to combine that many challenges; kudos to you for doing it!
The ladybugs are adorable. The second card is very sweet!

Nancy Keller said...

Way to knock out two challenges! What a cute ladybug and she looks adorable with the chevrons too. :) TFS!!!

Paula S. said...

The ladybug looks so great against the green and lilac. I like how you did the corners! Combining challenges is a great idea. I was going to attempt it but found myself getting stuck and abandoned the idea totally, LOL. Good for you for making it happen! :)

Erika said...

You never fail when you go with chevrons! I love your first card & I used the same chevrons from SVG Cuts to make stencils, so now I've got try cutting them out like you did. The ladybug is adorable on both of your cards. Thanks for playing along with my challenge!

Leslie Hanna said...

Cute cute ladybugs! And thanks for playing my Disappearing Act challenge. I love that image - so adorable.

Beth L. said...

Great job on the embossing challenge! I love your dog and the colors add the perfect touch. Thanks for joining in the challenge.

TR said...

Your cards are all so cute! Especially like the 3D lady bug.

Sybrina K said...

What a great set of cards! I, too, am especially fond of the 3D lady bug. The googly eyes, black spots, and embroidered trail really bring this little critter to life. :)

Misty said...

adorable! There was a ladybug in my birthing room, I love them! How did you do the 3d bug?
Thanks for playing along with my part of OWH VCMP.

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Unknown said...

Hi Misty, Thanks for the gracious complement and the question. I cut an extra cutout of the ladybug wings and adhered them just in the top center, bent them a bit so they would have some movement.

Linda said...

Wonderful group of cards! My fave is the all white card...gorgeous! The whale is super cute! Thanks for playing in the Things with Wheels challenge!

Donna said...

Wonderful cards, Amy. How clever of you to make your own washi tape! And it fits perfectly with your coffee theme; even better! Thanks for playing along with my washi tape challenge. Good luck in the drawing!