Saturday, May 4, 2013

OWH..... NSD....VCMP... Get it?

    Here are my first two entries for the Virtual Card Making Party, to celebrate National Scrapbook Day, over on the Operation Write Home blog.

     My first card is for the monthly challenge that is sponsored by Our Daily Bread, each month.  We have been asked to create a card with a "Missing You" theme.  I used an ODB stamp called The Sea.  I did not have a sentiment by them so I used one from Great Impressions.  I stamped the image with Versafine ink, clear embossed, and colored with Copic marker.  My sky was done with Iced Spruce Distress Ink.  For embellishments, I tattered some burlap, added hemp bows, and a brass boat charm.

     Card two is to create a child's card, after we find a sketch to follow.  This card is for an older child, which will bring a hug and a smile. My sketch is from Mojo Monday.  I kind of ran with it (wink).  This card will be linked at Paula's Blog.

     I went with bright colors for my base and designer paper.  The sentiment is one of those great kid quote stamps from Inkadinkado.  The hugging dog and kitty are from Stampendous.  I added a tiny sentiment to the animals, and that was from Inky Antics, punched with an SU mini punch.  My only embellishments are brads.

Sure can't wait to see what the next couple of challenges will bring.  This is my first time playing a VCMP!  See you again, soon!


Colleen said...

Mary Anne,
WOW! That beach scene is marvelous your coloring is expertly done. The second card is just precious I've seen that saying somewhere before and just laughed so hard love the bright colors you paired it up with.

jimlynn said...

Oh my.....that first card just makes my heart beat faster!!! SO very lovely!! A gorgeous scene and the burlap and charm are the perfect additions! So beautiful.
Love that second one too! As cute as can be and the sentiment along with the puppy and kitty is adorable!
Two terrific cards!

Paula S. said...

Two fantastic cards! That ODBD stamp and sentiment combo is so touching, the coloring is terrific and the burlap and twine is a perfect finishing touch. The kid's card is great... what fun those kids quotes sets are. I think this could cover a wide range of kids, even an older, teen boy (which is one of the hardest categories - at least for me :) Thanks for joining in on my challenge for the VCMP today Mary Anne and I hope you have fun with all the others too.

Marilyn Young said...

Both cards are wonderful. I would love to receive the first card. It is just such a peaceful scene. Love the burlap and ship charm. Cute kids card too. Just love the kids quote. My family isn't normal either. :-) TFS!

BobbisTreasure said...

Your coloring is great! I love the sentiment you used on the second card.

BobbisTreasure said...

OMG!!! The sentiment on the second card is hilarious! I am sure that both cards will be appreciated by our heroes!

Payne Holler Cards said...

These are both wonderful! Love love the ocean card and cracked up on the second one (-: