Friday, February 10, 2012

VCMP Challenge 4, 6 and 7

The VCMP is still going strong over on Stars and Stripes. Have you been playing along? I've fallen behind a bit, but we have until Sunday to complete them all.

This is for challenge 4 (beachy thinking of you) and 6 (sand and sea):

I colored the image with watercolor pencils and used a water pen to finish it. The stamp is Beachfront Boat from Stampendous. The sentiment is from DeNami. I added a few Pearl Pen dots to make it stand out more. The background is Cuttlebugged with Forest Branches. Both images are popped with dimensional adhesive.

Challenge 7 is CAS (clean and simple). I decided to try a new technique I saw here. It's really simple but makes a gorgeous impact. It's not often I don't do any layering or popping of images.

I used a cotton ball and spun suger distress ink for background. The flowers are from Our Crafty Lounge and the sentiment is Studio G. I used Dixie's bow tying technique for the bow.

I hope you have time to play along.


  1. I like you take on that technique - I want to try it also - I am sure I must have a stamp that will work. great card

    Barb Housner

  2. I love your version of the CAS card with the masking technique. Thanks for suggesting a cotton ball, I wanted to try this but hadn't decided what to use to apply the ink. I don't have distressing ink or tools. I'll post a picture of my card later. I need to let the ink dry a bit before I touch it.
    Ann K - Seattle

  3. Your cards are beautiful, liking that masking technique, The beach scene is inviting me to take a dip. Lovely

  4. Great cards Cherie! I can't believe how that forest background look so much like water the way you've used it here with the blue and tan. Thanks too for the link to the masking's a great effect... I can't wait to check it out.


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