Sunday, February 12, 2012

OWH VCMP Challenges

Hi, everyone,

If you haven't checked out the challenges posted on OWH's Stars and Stamps blog in honor of OWH's cruise, make sure you take a look. There are some great challenges -- and lots of wonderful cards that have been linked to the blog posts.

It looks like my fellow party goers are publishing separate posts for each challenge -- and I know that short posts are preferable in the blogging community. So, I apologize in advance for going with one longer post for the sake of efficiency. That being said, I have 5 cards to share. :)

Card 1: Challenge 2 (Masculine Nautical) and Challenge 6 (Sand and Sea)

Yes, I confess that I posted the following card twice because it fits both challenges perfectly. I'm telling myself I'm really not cheating because I liked this first card so much that I made 3 more -- 2 more for OWH and 1 for my brother's birthday. :)

The most exciting thing about this card is that the sand dollars were cut and embossed using a Zip'e Mate that I purchased at a scrapbook garage sale!  I'd been able to use it for embossing, but this was my first success at getting it to die cut!!!

DMC floss, garage sale brads, background paper: DCWV Travel Pack,
blue netting: your guess is as good as mine -- just a great leftover in the scrap pile,
and a Zip'E Mate!!!!

Card 2: Challenge 7 (CAS)

This card actually came together quickly, which is not always the case for me.  I was pleased that the stamped sentiment blended in so perfectly with the aged look of the printed paper.

Bo Bunny Timepiece Collection from last year: 6 x 6 pad and card-making set

Card 3: Challenge 8 (Jungle Animals -- for a kid's card)

Well, it's a good thing a couple of the other cards came together quickly, because this one did not. I didn't have one blasted jungle animal in all my stash! So, I went online and found an adorable pattern/template for a lion at DLTK's Growing Together.

The mane, face, body, and tail tip are all created from punched-out hearts. The ears and nose are also supposed to be hearts. But, since I printed the pattern at 50%, the hearts were too tiny for my liking. Hope you like this one because I'm thinking it was well worth the effort. I'm also thinking I need to make more kid cards for OWH. :)

DLTK template, EK Success 3-heart punch,
Sizzix croc embossing folder, Kaiser rhinestones,
computer-generated font,

Card 4: Cut It Out! (punches and die cuts)

I started the following card for the Hot Tropics challenge, but the orange and green butterflies just didn't look quite right. The white butterflies with a light-blue grid pattern look so much better -- even though the pattern doesn't show up very well in the JPG.

Jillibean Blossom Soup paper pad and embellishment

Card 5: Vintage

This last card also came to me very quickly. When my hubby saw it, I think he was hoping it was his Valentine card. I must admit, it probably is more suited to him than the card he will be receiving. But, since I had already written in his card, it was too late to switch. Guess it will just have to be sent to one of our troop's loved ones... Oh, darn!  :)

Once again, Bo Bunny Timepiece 6 x 6 pad and card-making set -- perfect for a vintage look

This week's VCMP was great fun!  At first I wasn't going to participate because I had planned to get a jump on Mother's Day cards. But, the variety of the challenges have resulted in a nice assortment of cards for the "other half cards" for the half Mother's Day/half other cards challenge. Nice job, OWH blog team!

Thanks for visiting! Happy scrappin'!


Paper Therapy Ponderings said...

you have been very busy - great cards - thanks for supporting OWH

Barb Housner

CARO said...

Such a soft, old fashioned heart card - love it!

Donna Hanley said...

Sybrina, These are all terrific cards. The masculine card is just perfect with that touch of mesh and twine. Your Jungle punch art card came out so cute. I love the vintage type card. You hit the nail on the head with that one. Your cut out card was sweet and soft. You CAS card was CAS and delightful all at the same time. Lots of great work here.

Lee Mae said...

Hi Sybrina! I am glad you liked my tiger card. I think Dustin Pike's animals are so stinking cute. I have had a great time checking out your cards. I love all of the paper piecing you do. I'm glad you were inspired to do a jungle animal because your lion made from heart punches is absolutely cute as all get out. It makes me want to get out my paper piecing book and have a go at it. I just wish I had the patience! Well, my posting is pretty long - I want to say though, that every one of your cards is a winner, I love each one. You have a made a great set of cards!

Sherry Hickey said...

Hi Sybrina, great job on these challenges!! Y0ur sand dollar card reminds me of a wall hanging and the DPs/design of your Valentine are gorgeous. When I see a selection of cards like yours, I say "Eat your heart out Hallmark!"