Thursday, August 8, 2013

Squeezing in a couple of challenges

One thing about releases, they give me no reason to play in challenges - blog is full ya know.  However, I was going through withdrawal after 2 days of no creating, so I am sqeezing this post in between the Release posts - I just had to :).

I certainly wanted to play in Papercraft Star Challenge 156 - I mean, shoot I was so fortunate to win their blog candy [so fun!] - I had to thank them with more then just an email.

I know, it should say TY but I am playing the challenge, right? :)  I was so inspired by the collage feel of the inspiration, I made a collage type card.  I used my new Silhouette cutter for the HB, and a Sizzix die for the bird.











For the next challenge, I chose to play in the first Seize the Sketch Challenge #1.  Instead of just cutting paper stripes or stamping the stripes, I covered a piece of card stock with different washi tapes, and then cut the strips.  I like the way they overhang [like the sketch] - something I have never done before, and I do have to say, I like the look.

My sentiment is from Hero Arts, Essential Messages.












Lastly, I wanted to join in Paper Crafts Connection's August 2013 Gallery Challenge - Sunshine. As I was thinking about the challenge, I kept seeing a lighthouse - well, don't ya know, GKD came through with By the Sea, illustrated by the fabulous Theresa Momber. I also followed her killer step by step tutorial to get the colors the way I wanted. I love this card. [just sayin].


Okay, I feel better -- my withdrawal is under control - whew, that was close!


Thanks for stopping by~

10 comments:

Ros Crawford said...

Congrats on your win!! All of these cards are beautiful! Thanks so much for playing along at Papercraft Star again!

~amy~ said...

chock full of eye candy! Love all your cards...really love what you've done for Seize the Sketch...awesome sentiment!

Rita Wright said...

I wanna be you when I grow up. ;) Fabulous cards! I LOVE the strips on your Seize the Birthday card. Awesome!

Deanne @ Three Trees said...

Those are some seriously wonderful creations! Congrats too on the candy. Thanks so much for playing along with us at Papercraft Star.

Deanne :)

Sue Lelli said...

Whoo! Hoo! on your win, Vickie! ALL of your cards are FAB! LOVE the collage BG for PCS! THX for playing with us!

Rose said...

girl you are rocking the cards :) Thanks for joining us on Seize the Sketch

Elise said...

My GOODNESS, these are BEAUTIFUL! SUCH stunning use of color - you are GOOOOOOD! Great job, my dear!

Cindy Sartain said...

Great cards. I really like the collage of papers in the Happy Birthday card.

Pat said...

Love your take on the seize the sketch challenge!

Lindsey said...

Three fabulous cards! I love how different they all are.

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