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    - if you came here from Shari Dudak's blog at, you are in the right place!   Your next and final stop will be our Blog leader Loni Holt at     If you get lost at anytime during the blog hop or find a blog missing, just go back to our Blog Home at 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  and our Blog Home is

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