Monday, October 5, 2009

WCMD Challenges

I had high hopes for spending all day Saturday in my stamp room playing along with the World Card Making Day challenges over at Splitcoast Stampers. There was a new challenge posted every hour from 10:00am to 11:00pm. It was a bit overwhelming and I learned that I am a very SLOW card maker! Some people made a card for each challenge during the hour the challenge was posted - how do they do that?? I barely figure out the stamps, papers and layout I'm going to use in an hour...sigh... I only managed to finish two cards for the challenges, plus a third card using a new toy I received on Friday, which I'll post another day.

This first card was made for the Crafty Secrets challenge, which was to make the card pop, using the image or an embellishment. I used a couple of images from the Feely Yucky set. I paper pieced the little nurse's uniform and popped up her arm with dimensional tape. The needle in her hand has Glossy Accents on it to give it a little pop, and I used a Cuttlebug folder to emboss the row of faux stitching on the red border strip. The background paper is from Jillibean Soup's Alphabet Soup collection and I thought it was perfect with the little nurse image since it reminds me of an eye chart.

The second card is for the Magnolia-licious Challenge, which was to make a Holiday Ornament - either an ornament to hang on the tree or a card with an ornament on it. I had this paper from BasicGrey's Eskimo Kisses collection so I used the ornament paper for part of the background and created an ornament as my focal point using a stamp from GinaK Designs Got Snow set. I cut the image out using a circle Nestabilities die and added a small square of silver paper, topped with a section of a scalloped circle to make the top of my ornament.

The image was colored with Copic markers and I masked it off and airbrushed the sky. I added some Polar White Flower Soft for the snow man and the ground, then added some Stickles for his buttons, nose, eyes and mouth. The sketch is from Jen del Muro's Sketch For You To Try (SFYTT) from Saturday.

That's it for this year's WCMD challenges for me - hopefully I'll do better next time! Thanks for looking and enjoy your week - we're getting off to a dreary, rainy start here.

5 comments:

Sandy Hulsart said...

Aww- Robin, these are cute. That is a really big needle your little nurse is holding, lol. And you are right, the DP is perfect for the card. Love the snowman and the DP you chose, great idea to put the image onto an ornament. Wonderful cards!

Anonymous said...

It was a treat seeing your cards IRL life yesterday. This one is even cuter up close and personal. Your work is very detailed and planned out - so nice!

Sue P Snellville, GA

Holly said...

Awwwwwwwwwwwwwwww these are adorable! Love that little nurse - so sweet! And I love the flower soft on your Christmas card/ornament. Beautiful job on your WCMD cards! (I'm a slow stamper too - didn't get all the challenges done either.)

Silke Ledlow said...

Hi Robin!!!

First I wanted to say *thank you* for the cute boxer video...we all love it!!!

How was your Copic class??? I bet you all had fun?!? I see you airbrushed your second card - wahooo!!! Just bought on of these babies too :)!!!

Both cards are absolutely beautiful!!! ~TFS~ Hugs ~S~

Joan Ervin said...

Gorgeous cards, Robin...I just love the little CS Nurse image...I have yet to ink up mine!!! What beautiful colors and image on the second card....I'm with you on the slow stamping!!! I get too stressed in those 1 hour challenges that I tend to run the other way...I'm such a slacker!!!!!