Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Operation Write Home Challenges

Hello everyone!  It's been a while since I've posted.  The summer is going by fast and I've spent most of my time with the kids at the pool, bowling, reading, playing games, etc.  I have made several cards, but haven't taken the time to post them, so here they are!!

Operation Write Home Sketch Challenge 177


I went through several stages of creativity with this challenge.  First, I knew I wanted to use this stamp I had, but being a newbee at coloring, I wasn't sure...  I printed it six times on white cardstock and started to color using watercolors.  The first three were terrible...  then I looked online at what other people were doing, and went back to coloring.  I ended up with two decent ones.  I have no idea how to make something look realistic, so I went cute and bold with the colors...

This is the first card.  I tried to make it exactly like the sketch.

I'm not too fond of the bead on the side, at it looks a bit plain.  Then I remembered my big shot, and decided to add texture.  This is what I came up with...

I'm not sure if you can see the layers, but the yellow is sizzix polka dots, the orange is a sizzix vine, and the green is fisker's grass embossing plate.  I like it better without the beads.

Then I thought to myself ... I have a giraffe on Create A Critter for the Cricut, and I made that too!
Here it is...

I think it's cute too.  I can't decide which one I like better.  The cricut took less time, but my daughter thinks the stamp is cuter.  What do you think?

The next challenge is Sketch Challenge 178


I used the cricut for this challenge.  The Design paper is from Recollections Kaitlyn.

I used the Stretch Your Imagination Cricut Cartridge

OWH sketch 176



I really enjoyed this sketch because  I used a lot of my scrap paper.  I used Sandy's tuturial (can't remember which) on how to organize, cut and sort your scraps a few months ago, and I still use the box of scraps from time to time.

Here are some of my creations:

OWH Sketch Challenge 175


This was a fun sketch.  I used the Holidays Cakes Cricut cartridge for this sketch.  I also used cricut adhesive design paper which made piecing it together easy.

Here is my version:

I blew up the pictures because they have a lot of background in them.

Well, that's all I have for now!  I will try to post more often...

God Bless you and your family,


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