Friday, May 13, 2011

VC Rocks Blog Hop May 2011

Welcome to my blog, and the first VC Rocks Blog Hop of 2011! If you've been hopping along, you should have arrived from Robbie's blog, InkedX2. If you started here and you'd like to go to the beginning of the hop, click here.

VC Rocks is a Virtual Convention - a celebration of all things Stampin' Up! You don't have to be a demonstrator to join, but you do have to participate. It's all fun! And a bit crazy at times. I won't name names. Mostly because one of those names would be mine. :o) We are only accepting new members through the end of May, so now is the time, ladies! Click here.

Now, on to my post. Our Hop theme this month is Color My World - using different coloring techniques.

For this project, I used our Many Marvelous Markers and Aqua Painters to color the lily.

I colored the flower with markers, using oranges on the edges and yellow in the center. I blended with the AquaPainter. Then I re-colored and blended some more until it looked like this. You need to use our watercolor paper for this technique, as it will be able to handle all the re-coloring and blending without pilling and disintegrating!


Stamps: Fifth Avenue Floral, Teeny Tiny Wishes

Inks: Tangerine Tango, So Saffron, Pumpkin Pie Stampin' Write Markers. Black Staz-On pad, Early Espresso Classic Pad

Paper: So Saffron, Tangerine Tango, and Natural Ivory card stock, Watercolor paper

Accessories: Very Vanilla Grosgrain, gold brad, Stampin' Dimensionals

Tools: 1/16" circle punch, Manhattan Flower Embossing folder, Big Shot, Paper Snips scissors, SNAIL adhesive, Aqua Painter

I hope you've enjoyed my project! I'll have some Blog Candy for a random comment. How about some card stock quarters embossed with Manhattan Flower? You can even pick the colors.

Your next stop on the Hop is Stamper Shirley. I'm sure she'll have something Sassy for us!

Happy Hoppin' and Stampin'!


  1. Beautiful card. Thanks for sharing.

  2. What? No Pirate? lol.

    Love the card, Shari. Awesome coloring on the flower, too.

    thanks for sharing


  3. Love how you combined an embossing folder with a watercolor image. Thanks for sharing this.

  4. Hi Shari, Thanks for joining in on the Blog Hop! Your card is stunning and your water coloring was beautiful.

  5. How pretty is this?!? I'm a big aquapainter fan too, Shari. . . .

  6. Lovin it. I need to get out my aquapainter and practice. This is a darling card. The little piece of ribbon and brad really makes it special. PS I don't need to win blog candy so you can give it to some other lucky gal. Although Roscoe wouldn't mind winning for some delicious CS to munch on.

    Carey Rogers
    aka Roscoe's mommy

  7. Very, very nice card - I love cards that are appropriate for lots of occasions and this is great! Love your coloring - great job! Thanx for sharing - hugs, Sassy Shirley

  8. Beautiful coloring! Love that flower and that embossing folder.

  9. Love the coloring, great job

  10. What a stunning card!!! Just beautiful. Thanks for sharing. Love to win your candy.


  11. Shari, that is Gorgeous! Love the orange lily, love the embossed/cut away love love love it!

  12. Your coloring is fantastic! Beautiful card.

  13. Such a pretty card! Thanks for sharing

  14. Beautiful card! And beautiful coloring! I have got to try that.

  15. Love the watercoloring on this - great job!!

  16. Great card, love the way you colored it.