Welcome to Val's Paper Obsession

Welcome to VAL'S PAPER OBSESSION! Thanks for stopping by.

This is a blog of my card creations, with a few other things thrown in...Kick off your flipflops and sit a spell.

To see my card gallery, please go to: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/showgallery.php?cat=500&ppuser=162786

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Porcelain Lovebirds SC239

This card is for Splitcoaststampers' Sketch Challenge (SC239). I used a digital stamp and colored it with permanent markers. tfl

Here's where you can find the free digital stamp: http://snrcardiverse.ning.com/group/beecrafty/forum/topics/freebies-1

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Monday, July 27, 2009

Midnight Madness Silhouette MMSC11

This card is for Midnight Madness Challenge MMSC11, which is found here: http://priscillastyles.blogspot.com/


Cute as a Button Apples CAS25 TLC231

This card is for Splitcoaststampers' Clean and Simple Challenge (CAS25), which was to be based on this card http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1331669?&cat=500&ppuser=85613 by krystie lee;
and Technique Lovers' Challenge (TLC231), which was to use quilling. The leaves are quilled.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Under the Sea SC238

This card is for Splitcoaststampers Sketch Challenge (SC238). I stamped and heat embossed the little fish and other underwater creatures on white cs, sponged with blue/green ink, sprinkled white glitter in the middle of it, then encased it all with a little rectangular piece of acetate that I had saved from packaging. This made a little shaker, so that the "crystal sand" can move around. I then cut out "portholes" with my coluzzle and punched the edges of the tempting turquoise panel. The background paper is recycled wallpaper, which I cuttlebugged. Added some dew drops for "bubbles" and voila. tfl

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Koi Mojo Fluorish MOJO96 FTTC25

This card is a double challenge:

Flourishes Timeless Tuesday (FTTC25) http://flourishesnewsletter.blogspot.com/2009/07/flourishes-timeless-tuesday_20.html, to use shimmerz on our card.

My background panels, which to me represent sea grasses, are done with the shaving cream technique. The swirly bg is done with sponging on cuttlebugged cs. I also sponged around the koi, which have been watercolored, then covered in gold shimmerz. tfl

Rusty Flowers CC228

This card is for Splitcoaststampers Color Challenge (CC228), using not quite navy, pretty in pink and really rust. The image is digital colored with watercolor markers.

Monday, July 20, 2009

You Are My Sunshine CAS24

This card is for Splitcoaststampers Clean and Simple Challenge (CAS24), using turquoise, orange and yellow. I love this little sunshine stamp that my sister gave me for my birthday, and I have had the sunshine sentiment stamp and the little sunshine punch for a long time. Love how they just work together! I punched the little suns out on the bottom and lined the inside with narrow yellow strip covered with adhesive, then sprinkled gold glitter on the outside to make the little sparkly suns. The big sun is stamped in gold, then the inside circle of the sun is colored with embossing markers in orange and yellow, then covered with gold embossing powder and heat set. Sponged yellow ink around the sun and punched out with scalloped punch. tfl

Friday, July 17, 2009

Hummingbirds for My Honey

This card is for the Midnight Madness Challenge (MMSC10) found here http://priscillastyles.blogspot.com/2009/07/midnight-madness-week-10-mmsc10.html. The image is digital that I painted with watercolor pencils.
I made it for my husband's birthday. I know it's not a traditional birthday card, but he loves hummingbirds. tfl

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Butterflies of Change WT227 CTD51

This card is for Splitcoaststampers Ways to Use It Challenge (WT227), to use a stamp twice; and for

Color Throwdown 51 (CTD51), so saffron, garden green and lavender lace. You can find this challenge here: http://colorthrowdown.blogspot.com/2009/07/color-throwdown-51.html

I used digital stamps for the fluorishes and sentiment and MS butterfly stamps and punch for the butterflies. tfl

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Dandelion Wishes SC237 CAS23http://This card is for Splitcoaststampers Sketch Challenge (SC237) and Clean and Simple Challenge (CAS23), using inspir

This card is for Splitcoaststampers Sketch Challenge (SC237) and Clean and Simple Challenge (CAS23), using inspiration from Art.com here: http://www.art.com/products/p1271058...ring=dandelion
What a great site for inspiration...I will definitely use it a lot!! Thanks for the idea!!

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Butterfly Flourishes CC227 FTTC24

This card is for Splitcoaststampers Color Challenge (CC227);

and Flourishes Timeless Tuesday Challenge (FTTC24), to make a tag.

The "To: From:" stamp was a gift from my friend, Amy. Thanks, Amy!!! I also used the watercolor technique she taught me.

The butterfly also has shimmery watercolor.

I used a coluzzle to cut out my flower tag.

Monday, July 13, 2009

Flowers with Glass Tiles TLC229

This card is for Splitcoaststampers Technique Lovers Challenge (TLC229). First thing I thought of when I saw this technique was a glass tile backsplash, which I just love! So...here's my interpretation. Everything is heat embossed with clear embossing powder, and although it doesn't show in the picture, the tiles do shine like glass. You can see it in the vases and flowers. tfl

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Sweet Miss Daisy JBE060

This card is for a sketch challenge (JBE060) at Jacksonbelleembellisments.wordpress.com.

The swirly panel is done with the shaving cream technique taught to me by my friend, Amy...thanks again, Amy. The butterfly and flower are little stickers I found at Michael's the other day. The bg is core'dinations cs cuttlebugged and sanded.

MOJO Flourishes by the Sea MOJO94 FLLCJULY

This card is for Flourishes "By the Sea Challenge" (FLLCJULY), http://flourishesnewsletter.blogspot.com/2009/07/by-sea-challenge-for-you.html

using a MojoMonday sketch (MOJO94) mojomonday.blogspot.com.

The adirondack chair is cut out from wallpaper samples and the little birds are SU. The "sand" panel is also wallpaper. The sun and wave are chipboard pieces painted with acrylics and stamped and glitterized. The sun is a stamp my sister sent me for my birthday...thanks, Kat!

Christmas in July Snowman WT226 MMSC9

This card is for Splitcoaststampers Ways to Use It Challenge (WT226), Christmas in July.

I also used the Midnight Madness sketch challenge (MMSC9) found here: http://priscillastyles.blogspot.com/

Using my favorite little snowman again! I never get tired of this guy and his little birdie friend.

Monday, July 6, 2009

Hot Flashes

This card is for a challenge at thecuttlebugspot.blogspot.com. It was to make a funny card. tfl

Butterflies and Roses Birthday TLC228

This card is for SCS Technique Lovers Challenge (TLC228), to make a stand up card. The rose was done with the shaving cream technique that my friend, Amy taught me the other day. Thanks, Amy! tfl

Birthday CAS22

This card is for SCS Clean and Simple Challenge (CAS22), a birthday card, and for TLC228 (stand-up card). tfl

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Porcelain Bees SC235

This card is for SCS Sketch Challenge (SC235). I cut out the pictures from the cover sheet for my Basic Grey Porcelain paper pack. I love this paper. The patterns on the paper itself would have been a little too big to work with these little squares, but the pictures on the cover sheet were just right. The bees and little paislees are Basic Grey Porcelain chipboard stickers. tfl