Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Playing in Challenges

I wanted to play in the One-Layer Simplicity Challenge. This month is Home Sweet Home.  I kind of went really general.  My nephew lives in New York, and so this is his home.  I might be pushing it, but I can say it is a one-layer card :).

I used Fresh Squeezed, On Trend, along with a sentiment from Hero Arts, Decorate Your Holidays [both on Ebay?].  I sponged the background, and used a small sprayer with water for the "snow" type effect.  Appropriate for New York :).

I also am joining in over at CASology.  Again, I might be pushing the challenge "Sea", however, as soon as I saw the word, I instantly thought of making this.

Doesn't It looks like a photo of shells?

Surprise...
I used real shells.

I liked this so well, I framed it and it is hanging in my stamp room.



I had fun playing [pushing the limits] in these challenges!  Thanks for having them!


Thanks for stopping by~

16 comments:

~amy~ said...

Love the city silhouette and the sea shell...love those!

Joyce said...

These are both fantastic. I love the background you created for your first card, and your second looks so realistic (because it is). Thanks so much for playing along at CASology this week.

Verna Angerhofer said...

I love your night city scape card. What a gorgeous sky and love the addition of the sequins for stars too!

Tracey McNeely said...

Vicki two awesome cards. Love the dimension the shells bring to card two! Thank you so much for sharing with us at the CASology!

Marisa said...

Great city scape and a totally fun card with the shells - a hand delivery for sure ;)

Karen (TLgirl353) said...

Very cool cards, and I bet the one with the shells reminds you of the ocean and the Navy!

Mona Pendleton said...

So very pretty! What a fabulous scene you created!

wienerhoneymooners said...

WOW !!! You are SUPER crafty, LOVE it!! Wonderful!!

Love the cityscape sky, amazing!

Deepti said...

The city scene is amazing :)

Becky said...

Gorgeous cards Vicki, I love that first one, gorgeous background.

Petra Swart said...

What a beautiful, one layer card, Vicki!!!! L love the strong colours and the 'snow' looks so lovely!!! Love the sequins, too!! This is a great X-mas card!!!
Your shells are stunning - love the purple bg!!! Great idea to frame them and have them on your wall to enjoy them everyday!!!!

Have a super weekend!!!

Lisa Lara said...

Oh you've got to frame this Vicki.

Jen W. said...

Your cityscape is an absolute stunner, Vicki! Gorgeous inking and spritzing! And yes, I totally thought that was a photo of seashells. :) Love how they pop off of the purple. Thanks for playing along with CASology this week!

Susan Raihala said...

Oh, Vicki, I love the rich, vibrant colors of your city card! Makes me want that stamp so bad!!!!! And your sea shells are simply lovely!

Cheryl said...

Vicki, The cityscape you created is awesome! I love how the water spritzing does look like snow flurries! Very cool. Happy Thanksgiving to you....

Karen D. said...

great card mf...one of my favs over at OLC!

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