Saturday, May 14, 2011

VC_Rocks Blog Hop #1 2011 !!!!!

Whoo Hoo .... it's time for our first VC Blog Hop for 2011 - it is always exciting to be back in contact with friends from VC_Rocks every Spring and Summer.

You can start at our Blog Home at http://vcrocks.blogspot.com    - if you came here from Shari Dudak's blog at http://sharisstamppad.blogspot.com, you are in the right place!   Your next and final stop will be our Blog leader Loni Holt at www.loniholt.blogspot.com     If you get lost at anytime during the blog hop or find a blog missing, just go back to our Blog Home at http://vcrocks.blogspot.com and you will find the entire listing of all participants - I think there are a total of 30 bloggers this month!  Awesome time will be had by all - hope you enjoy all the creativity of our group. 

This is my first blog since deciding to no longer be am SU Demo, altho' rest assured, my love for all things Stampin' Up! is still strong!  Sorry to have been gone for so long (again) -- just lots and lots of 'stuff' gong on with family, health, etc., etc., etc.  And don't forget that I'm basically lazy, so that's another reason/excuse.


So, onward to our May Blog Hop - our theme this month is "Color My World" using markers, crayons, etc., so of course I had to go a bit outside the box and not just color an image like I first thought of.  I used an old technique (you didn't think I lost my love for techniques either, did you??) -- it's called "Marker Batik", using markers, plastic wrap, water in a spray bottle and glossy cardstock.


The colors I used are for Card #1
- c/s:   Marina Mist, Cajun Craze, Glossy White and bit of Whisper White for the sentiment
- markers/ink:  Marina Mist, Pacific Point, Cajun Craze, Soft Suede (seems like I use this with most of my cards now!)
- Accessories:  Marina Mist Grosgrain Ribbon, Scallop Punch set up on Dimensionals;  I also added strips of Cajun Craze with the ribbon


Card #2:
- c/s:  Marina Mist, Soft Suede, Glossy White
- Markers/Ink:  Marina Mist, Pacific Point, Cajun Craze, Soft Suede
- Accessories:  Scallop Punch, Marina Mist Grosgrain Ribbon






The last pix is a background to show you different coloring .... the coloring depends on how much marker color and the darkness of the colors you put on the plastic wrap.  I love techniques and this one is soooo easy!


Now, I will send one of these cards along with an additional card to you if I pull your name out of a basket - just leave me a comment telling me which card you like the best. 


Don't forget - your next and final stop is Loni Holt at www.loniholt.blogspot.com  and our Blog Home is http://vcrocks.blogspot.com

Hope you enjoyed my cards this month ... take care, hugs and God Bless, Shirley

21 comments:

Carolyn Sharkas said...

oooohhh, I love this technique. gonna have to try it. Love the cards, Shirley, thanks so much for sharing.

hugs,

Holly / InkPaperStamps said...

What a funky cool technique, Shirley! It's hard to choose a favorite. . . maybe the one with brown, since it's a bit bolder. . . .

Patrice Herrera said...

I missed you to Shirley!! Thanks for hopping with us btw! You are here by and officially assigned the task of teaching us how to do this tech!

Carey said...

I love these all. I think you will HAVE to teach us how to do it in the classroom. I hate having to pick a favorite card- what if the other cards feel left out? So I refuse (stamping foot for emphasis). They are all equally fantastic. TFS Miss Sassy

Carey Rogers
aka Roscoe's mommy

Susan Hackney said...

Love the effect that technique has! Nice card!

Tory said...

Cool technique! I love the look. I will have to give this a try. Thanks for sharing.

Tammy Q Howell said...

Oh that technique made a beautiful card. I need to try this.

Sharon Field / Created By You said...

Cool technique, love the results.. thanks so much for sharing!
Hugs,
Sharon F.

inkedx2 said...

I love this technique! Can't wait to try it.

Robbie

Stace said...

Oh it looks like marble, I will have to try this.

Babe O'Mara said...

I love this technique. I think I like the first card, the one with the red on it. It stands out against the light background. Thanks for sharing.

Babe
youiesmom@att.net

Brandy said...

Oldie but goodie! Love 'em Shirley!

Jamie Adcock said...

Gorgeous!

A Touch of SOL said...

LOVE IT!

Lorita said...

Love this technique. Definitely will be one that I have to try. I love the 2nd card best. Thanks for sharing

Elizabeth said...

Oh my gosh! This is so awesome! Please teach us a class on this.

Debbie said...

This is such an elegant technique. Beautiful cards. Thanks for sharing! I would be honored to receive one of your samples.

sharon said...

Love your technique. Unfortunately I couldn't choose a favorite. Each is as beautiful as the next one. I MUST try this.
Sharon L

farnorthstamper said...

These are all so cool! I think I like the middle one best, but it is really hard to pick. And I need to learn how to do this too!
God bless,
Bonnie S
stampin-ak at gci dot net

Brenda Hugar said...

Great card and I love this technique.

Brenda Hugar said...

Don't suppose I could coax the technique from you as I was out of town due to my MIL passing and limited internet access?