Sunday, December 13, 2009

VSD Challenge #1

Good Evening everyone! Here goes another weekend. But it will be the last week of school before Holiday break! Yippeeee!
Today I participated in a Virtual Stamp Day with my bloggy sisters. Crafty Critters blog group had a VSD this afternoon. This was my first Virtual stamping event. I had fun...I just wish I would have had more time to play :) I was very busy with activities at Church, so I wasn't able to chit chat the entire time. I was able to work the first 2 challenges. Here is #1.
Our challenge was to make a monocramatic card and make it Christmas themed...


I started with old olive c/s. Then layered very vanilla c/s and Merry Moments dsp. Then a 3"x3" vanilla panel with the snowflake from Snow Swirled in old olive ink. Some misc. velvet brads and a sentiment in old olive ink finished it off. The snowflake panel is on with pop dots. This was a card after my own heart....I love CAS and only using 2 colors (one being neutral) is right up my alley :)
Next, we had to make a card using paper piecing and it had to be Christmas themed....


Okay, I had a slight problem with this seeing as how I don't have any Christmas themed stamps that are easily cut into sections for paper piecing. So, I started with old olive c/s again then used some more Merry Moments dsp and the tree stamp from Snow Swirled. I stamped it in old olive ink on very vanilla c/s and then once on the MM dsp. I cut all the images out and layered them. Some sheer vanilla & red ribbon with a crumpled and inked sentiment finish this card off. I hope this is close enough to paper piecing to qualify.

I've got one other challenge to upload...
Be right back...

8 comments:

Jennifer said...

Both cards are lovely! I really enjoy seeing your creations. You're very talented & each card is a treasure to see. Hugs!

marsha said...

These are stunning! Love your choice of stamps and colors.

Hugs,
Marsha

Melanie said...

I think you did an amazing job on all the challenges. I'm so glad you got to join us for a short amount of time. Better than not at all. ;)

Jenny said...

Your Monochromatic card is amazing and great take on the paper piecing, way to improvise!

Lesley said...

Both your cards are AWESOME!

April said...

They look great...I'm so glad you were able to participate in my challenges. I love your green one!

Colleen said...

They turned out so nice! I love the colors!

Moira said...

Both of these cards are incredibly classy.

Very nice work!!