Saturday, May 14, 2011

VC Rocks Blog Hop

It's the first VC Rocks blog hop of the year!  You may have come from Deborah Robb's blog and at any time you may go to the VC Rocks blog to see the full list of participants.

We are using the theme, Color My World, and I have chosen to use watercolor crayons
and markers in my projects. 
My first project is a card using watercolor crayons.  I stamped my image on watercolor paper with Black Stazon ink and then colored in the flower and leaves with Not Quite Navy and Old Olive crayons.  I blended the colors in with my aqua painter and then added some Perfect Plum to the flower and used the aqua painter again. 

After I had everything on the card, I spritzed a mixture of rubbing alcohol and Champagne mist shimmer paint over it all.  I always have a hard time getting that to show up in the photos.

Because I care, Just Believe stamp sets
Framed Tulips impressions folder
Old Olive, Night of Navy, Very Vanilla and Watercolor paper
hemp twine
Black stazon ink
watercolor crayons
aqua painter
basic pearls
word window punch
modern label punch
champagne shimmer paint

My next project was a super quick and easy one that would work well as a little gift too.
I picked up a frame at Target with 2 - 4 x 6" openings and just added some simple panels.

The left side is a Certainly Celery base that I ran through the Vintage Wallpaper impressions folder and on top of that I added some Whisper White card stock that I embossed with the Flower Garden impressions folder.  There are a couple butterflies cut out with the Beautiful Wings embosslit on it as well attached with glue dots.

The right side has a So Saffron base that was also embossed with the Vintage Wallpaper impressions folder.  I used my markers to add some flowers to the Whisper White layer using the Love and Care hostess level 2 stamp set in the Summer Mini catalog.  The sentiment is from the Refuge and Strength stamp set and I punched it out with the scallop oval punch and popped it up with dimensionals.

Refuge and Stregth, Love and Care stamp sets
Flower Garden, Vintage Wallpaper impressions folders
Beautiful Wings embosslit
Big Shot
So Saffron, Certainly Celery, Whisper White, Baja Breeze, Peach Parfait, Regal Rose, Pink Pirouette card stocks
Baja Breeze, Certainly Celery, Pretty in Pink markers
Baja Breeze classic ink
scallop oval punch

And now for some blog candy!  If you leave a comment, I will put your name into a drawing for this stamp set...

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you enjoyed the projects!  Your next stop to Color Your World is at Ellen Kemper's blog - enjoy!


Robin said...

the framed print is wonderful. I love the soft colors you chose to use on it

StamperShirley said...

Wow, gotta love using the embossing folders - they do add so much to cards. Love the softness of your cards! Thanx for sharing, Sassy Shirley

Lori said...

What a great gift idea with the frame! I will keep this in mind. Both projects are beautiful.

Ms said...

I love the new embossing folder, Flower Garden and think you've done some amazing cards here..... so very cute

Carey said...

I really love the colors in the first card. TFS that one. The second card would be a great gift to a fellow rocker who has a BD coming up (me). LOL Seriously it is really special. TFS

Carey Rogers
aka Roscoe's mommy

Susan Hackney said...

Love both cards! The framed one is my favorite. Those are colors I love and the embossing is great! The butterflies are so cute!

lisa808 said...

Love your use of the embossing folders. Your fist card is so vibrant. That is my favorite hostess set ever. Thanks for sharing in the blog hop and for the blog candy chance.

Holly / InkPaperStamps said...

Oh I love that panel frame--what a neat idea for a pretty and useful gift! Well done, Kris. . . .

farnorthstamper said...

These are all so pretty, and that was such a clever idea , to put them in a frame. Thanks so much, and God bless,
Bonnie S
stampin-ak at gci dot net

Elizabeth said...

I love both of your projects! The NQN and Olive really "pop out" on that card & so does the shimmer spray.

Tammy Q Howell said...

Gorgeous projects! I bet that flower card with the shimmer spray is beautiful.

thestampinglady said...

Simply Stunning. I love your frame, so nice for a special gift. And shimmer spray always adds a touch of "something special."

Stace said...

I love the idea of the frame!

Kathy said...

Love the hydranga card! Beautiful colors.

Babe O'Mara said...

I love the soft pastel colors you used on the framed cards. Beautiful. Thanks for sharing. I'd love to win that stamp set. Thanks for the chence.


Brandy said...

I love the colors you chose!

Jamie Adcock said...

I love the Just Because card! One of my favorite stamp sets! And your frame is to die for!

Mary said...

Just Because card was gorgeous but the picture frame idea was great. Perfect for some of thecretirement gifts I need to create.

Mary said...

My favorite one of your great projects was the Just Because card - a delightful combo with the navy and olive, which compliment each other better than I would have thought! The more I looked at your card, the more it "grew" on me lol. Thanks for the opportunity to win some blog candy too!

paper bag create said...

Love each of the floral projects! :)

Lorita said...

I love the card and picture frame. I don't use my crayons like I should. Thanks for sharing

Sue said...

Wow - so many samples! I like the soft colors! TFS!

Debbie said...

Beautiful cards. I really like the idea of the framed artwork. Thanks for sharing.

Kim Overholt said...

You are one of the reasons I love VC Rocks! You have inspired me to dust of my Because I Care Stamp Set.

Deborah said...

They are all lovely but I really like the butterfly one. Awesome work!

judy said...

The frame is a great way to showcase those handmade works of art!

Brenda Hugar said...

Kris, love all your projects. They are super!

Blog Archive

About Me

My photo
I am a mom, wife, farmer and Stampin' Up! demonstrator from North Dakota. I love to stamp and scrapbook and share ideas with others so I thought I would try out a blog. Hope you enjoy it!