Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Challenge Day

It's Wednesday, my day off, and that means I get to play in challenges! [I like Wednesdays ;)]

Papercraft Star and One Layer Wednesday [hosted by Karen this week], had basically the same challenge; beach. That would be one of my favorite themes so naturally, I jumped right in!


I used Shari Carroll's water color technique.  I just love the end results.  You swipe your stamp pads on a craft sheet [mine is Tim Holtz], spritz with water, and "walk" your stamps through the ink, and finally, stamp on to your card.  I find this muted effect very appealing. Anyway, let this dry, and then stamp the sentiment. I used Hero Arts Live Life.

For my 2nd card, I am playing in Paper Craft Crew Card Sketch.  I adore this type of sketch layout.  Also, I get to use some of my Stampin Up stamps!

I like these dual stamp images from Petal Prints and, I am happy to report that I am getting better at using my stamp positioner.  Considering I have had this tool for probably 12 years, I think that's a good thing.  I really un-layered the sketch, but I still followed it~









That's it for me today.


Thanks for stopping by~

20 comments:

angelammartin said...

Love the first card. I will have to try that technique, thanks for sharing it! :)

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

LOVE these! Awesome CAD designs!!

Olga said...

love em both!!!!

Sharon Underwood said...

Love the beach card, but both look great! Hope your spirits are better now. I'm still with you!

Dawn @ LilyPinkScraps said...

Both are gorgeous but I LOVE the beach one - so striking!

Payne Holler Cards said...

So love the beach ....you cracked me up on the positioner! I'm right there with you on that one .....

Rose said...

love love love!! :)
you make one layer look awesome girl :)

The Crafty Laydee said...

What a great technique-fabulous one layer card !
Nessa xx

Karen (TLgirl353) said...

Fabulous cards, Vicki!

Cheri said...

Love the beach theme - both cards are so awesome!

Sue Lelli said...

Love that technique on your beach card! Very Pretty, Vickie!

Darnell J Knauss said...

Beautiful cards, Vicki! I love how much depth you created with your OLC!!

Kate said...

Your first card is simple and beautiful. And I love that sentiment - in fact all those sentiments on that stamp set would be very useful. Thanks for Sharing, must try that water colour technique.
The second card is great too. Genius how you've taken something fussy and made it sweet and simple.

Kate said...

P.S. What stamps did you use on the image in the first card ?

Karen said...

Hey Lady....great cards!! Thanks so much for playing along with the OLW this week.....
have a great wknd...

hugs,
K

Heather said...

What striking flowers! Great job with your SAMJ, too, took me a while to get used to it, but now I can't live without it! Love the clean simplicity of your card - thanks for playing at Paper Craft Crew!

Deanne @ Three Trees said...

Wow - such gorgeous creations, simple yet perfect! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Papercraft Star.

Deanne :)

Sleepy Stamper said...

Beautiful watercolored look to your beach card! Thank you for joining us this week over at the Papercraft Star.

Anitra

OH Babs said...

I really love your cards - they inspire me. Your style is what I aim for of course with my touch. In particular I like using watercolors, or the look of watercolor.

Carolyn Lindenmayer said...

Lovely card, those flowers look gorgeous. Great take on our sketch this week. Thanks so much for playing along with the Paper Craft Crew. Carolyn x

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