Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Some More Challenges

Once again, I am joining in a few challenges.  I'm having a rather fun time getting back into challenge blogland! :)

Starting with ColourQ #292 - always such amazing color combinations.  I also loved the sketch from Freshly Made Sketches #189.  My dots & stripes are for Use Your Stuff #186.

I water colored a couple of flowers from Hero Arts Blossom Art and used a sentiment from Hero Arts Many Birthday Messages.

I went on to play in The Challenge #37, along with Simon Says Wednesday; masculine,
and a new one to me, Crafty Secrets; masculine.

I used an old family photo [1924] with a metal tag from Ranger.  The 2 go really good together.  I used some crumpled and inked up tissue for my background, and then added edge distressing to the entire card.


Another fun day for me!

Thanks for stopping by~


Jen Mitchell said...

Wow, what a fantastic way to combine the colors with the sketch. Love this! Thanks for playing along with us at colourQ and Freshly Made Sketches!

Lisa Elton said...

They are both terrific! Love the pretty flowers on your first one. So happy you could join us at ColourQ!

Petra Swart said...

Your FMS card is so lovely and again the colours are so delish!!!! Great mix of patterns and I love how the sentiment fits so perfectly in it's place there!!!!! I love it when you do your colouring as you have done with the flowers!!! Really striking!!
And your masculine card is simply amazing, Vicki!!!! I LOVE that stunning photo and what a great bg you have given it!!! Love the distressing and the midnight blue you have added is simply amazing!!! Love the cute metal tag!!! Fabulous, Vicki!!!!
As always - had a great time here!!!! Got some lovely inspiration to go to my craft table!!!!
Have a great day, my friend!!!!

Karen Dunbrook said...

great that old photo...great addition to a fun card.
love your flower card too...has such a fresh feel which I love.

Lori said...

Both of these cards are wonderful! Love the colors on your first card, too. Thanks for playing along with our dots and stripes challenge at Use Your Stuff!
Lori - UYSDT

Lisa Lara said...

LOVE how those flowers pop Vicki and what a special masculine card.

Darlene said...

Both cards are fabulous Vicki! I'm so glad you came to check out out challenges but must mention the use of Crafty Secrets product is required to be used on your creation in order to qualify for the prize. I hope you'll come back and try again! We even have FREEBIES offered to help you on your way.
Crafty Secrets DT

Sylvia said...

Beautiful cards, Vicki, I love your orange and blue flowers! Love your vintage card as well! Thanks for playing with us at the colourQ. Have a good weekend.

Kathy/NorthCarolina said...

Vicki, I'm a big fan of your lovely work! So glad you joined the fun at Crafty Secrets this month, and thanks for providing the link back to our blog. I see Dar already filled you in on the rules for winning the prize. If you need some Crafty Secrets goodies, we have a free digital paper and digital stamp download in the blog post. I'd love to see you make something with either or both of those so we can throw your name in the hat for the prize. Have a great weekend!
Kathy Clement/DT Leader, Crafty Secrets

wienerhoneymooners said...

Love your style!!! EXUBERANT fantastic colors and sheer happiness!!
Wonderful inspiration! love the blooms!

Your masculine card in blue is phenomenal!!! Genius!!

Thanks for joining us at The Challenge-love it when you do!

Linda said...

Vicki, both cards are fantastic.

Nance said...

Vicki, your cards are beautiful! Love the masculine one with the old family photo, what a keepsake! Thanks for playing The Challenge!

Karren said...

Wonderful cards, Vicki! You've used the challenge colors perfectly and the patterns work so well! Thanks so much for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches.

Jingle said...

These are both very nice cards! Thanks so much for joining us for the Make it Masculine challenge on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge blog!

Kim S said...

Oh Vicki - those cheerful flowers are fabulous! I love them backed with the simple dots, stripes and floral patterns. Thank you for playing along with us at Freshly Made Sketches.

Kim Heggins said...

Oh my goodness...two incredible cards! I love them bot your your sweet flowers are so beautiful! Thanks so much for joining us at ColourQ and The Challenge!

Crafty Secrets Heartwarming Vintage Co. said...

Both of your cards are really great Vicki, thanks for joining in our Crafty Secrets challenge. I hope you will come back and join in our next linky party and use any of our free items we post - because then you will be eligible to win the prize or pick out anything in digital for the same price and it's usually a great package or tons of stuff to choose from!

Diane said...

Very pretty cards.....hope you will join in next month as well with some of our "free" Crafty Secrets images we offer, we would love to have you!
Diane CS DT

Anonymous said...

This is a super fun project! Thanks for linking up with us at Crafty Secrets! I hope next time you can link up a project that has one of our fabulous CS images so you will be eligible to win a prize : )

Sheila Rumney said...

What great cards. Love the colors that you chose. Did you know that Crafty Secrets blog has free images that you can use? It is a great place to get you started to be eligible to win a prize.