Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Some Challenges

I have been so busy with DT stuff, I needed to take a break and just play!

I have been wanting to play in Craft a Scene Challenge  since they have started!  Finally, I took the time to get my card done for their current challenge #4; a silhouette scene.  I love making silhouette scenes, so this was really fun for me!

I used the gorgeous GKD stamp set Wild About You.  [Theresa really did well with her African animals.]  My sketch is from the April Sketch For You To Try over at i{heart}2stamp blog.




Sadly, this is Flutter By Wednesday's last challenge. I have played a few times over the 4 (!) years it has been around. In respect for a long time challenge ending, I decided to join in. The challenge is to CASE Danni's [the creator] first FBW card.


I used the sponging technique again with this card. [I just adore this look!] I used glossy accents on my butterfly from GKD Take Flight. The leaves are Hero Arts.





And last, but not least, I played in the A Blog Named Hero Challenge #2 - with a view. I needed no persuading to pull out my Memory Box window die, [so much fun to use!] and of course my Hero Arts stamps!

I have had this Hero Arts & Sizzix Stamp and diecut set, Chairs and Chandeliers for a few months, and have never used it! [sheesh] I wanted to make this card look like an indoor room with a window view. Did I succeed?  Well, for a first attempt, I think I did okay.  Not great, but I'll go with it.

My sentiment is from GKD's Home Is.  I am mailing this to a gf who recently moved to a new house -- she will appreciate the "view" :).

That's it for my mid week break.  I had fun playing in all the above challenges - thanks to all the Hostesses, and thank you for stopping by~






20 comments:

Jomada-Dawn said...

Love the Wild about you design - beautiful warm colours, and such a simple and yet effective layout. Your circle looks to be 3D - how did you do that?

Catherine said...

Gorgeous set of cards but really love the orange and black in the first one.....

Deanna said...

Beautiful African scene, love the colors and layout:)

Marisa said...

Every time I see that african set used I want to go there LOL! Great set of cards!

NancyD said...

Hi Vicki, I love your scene card. We are glad you finally got around to those silhouette stamps! I just ordered the Wild About You set from Gina K and can't wait till they arrive. Thanks for joining us this month at Craft a Scene. NancyD

Rosie said...

Your silhouette scene is wonderful, the other cards are stunning

Rae said...

Vicki,
These cards are absolutely wonderful. The butterfly card is so simple and elegant. The Wild About You card is beautiful. I have the window die and the chair stamps, thank you for the ideas to help me use them.

stampinganja said...

Hi Vicky, so glad you joined us here at Craft a Scene. Your card is amazing! I am following your blog for a long time already!!

Karen Wilson said...

Wow, this is GORGEOUS! So that is a stamped butterfly first and then you added glossy accents to it? It's gorgeous!! Great "case" on Danni's card. Just an FYI - we have one more challenge next week which will mark FBW's 200th challenge!! We hope you'll join us one last time! Thanks for fluttering with us this week at FBW!

Colleen Dietrich said...

What a neat trio of cards! THe sunset you created definitely makes me feel the AFrican heat. ;)

Heather T said...

Lovely, lovely cards. The leaves behind the butterfly are perfect, they set it off beautifully.
The African sunset is stunning, cool stamps and gorgeous colours

Anna said...

Beautiful cards~ thank you for joining us at Flutter By Wed.

Olga said...

Absolutley gorgeous! Good luck and thanks for joining in on the fun at Craft a Scene challenge blog.

Elise said...

I'm ON THE GROUND - twitching! THESE are incredible!

Caroline Rawcliffe said...

Brilliant, Vicki...so striking

A Blog Named Hero said...

these are all beautiful cards.

I LOVE how you made the indoor scene for the window one. What a cool idea!

Thank you so much for entering our Window Card Challenge!

Good Luck!

Linda

A Blog Named Hero

Libby Hickson said...

Wow what a group of gorgeous cards!! Love how you made an actual window on your window card, very cool. Thanks for playing along at A Blog Named Hero!

mamapez5 said...

Love the Wild about you card. What a great silhouette to choose. I also love anything with butterflies on it so the other cards are a hit with me too. Kate x

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Hi Vicki ! Beautiful creations ! I love your scene for Craft a Scene and also the butterfly card. The sponging is so wonderful along with the leaf stamp. Have a great day, Shirley

Mary Dawn said...

i knew there'd be a few of you funny guys who literally put a window on your cards, and thank goodness! i love this one, i need that die! thanks so much for playing along with our Challenge #2

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