Saturday, June 11, 2016

Virginia's View Challenge #22 (Summer Challenge)

Hello friends! 
I told you that I would be baaaaack!
How is your summer going so far? Hope you are enjoying summer fun whether you are outdoor or staying inside to escape the heat and craft away...
Are you ready for a brand new challenge? 
 
As you can see, the theme is "All about Colors". We have done "All About Coloring" in the past. So you might ask what's the difference between the two? 

The following criteria that fit this challenge:
~color-layering : get your multi-step color layering stamps out to play! 
~rainbow : it's obvious, isn't it?
~ink-blending: use 3-4 colors at least to make your project colorful
~coloring: whether it's watercoloring, copic-coloring or coloring pencils...you take the pick!
~anything that involves multiple colors/coloring (soft, pastel, bold, bright...sky is the limit)
Please note that the entry will be deleted if it does not fit the theme of the challenge.

 To kick the challenge off, I am sharing a brand new color-layering project with you.
sending love to my beautiful niece
Color-layering is all the rage now. If you have never tried color-layering, you totally should give it a try. There are many ways of approaching it. You can line the stamps up perfectly or you can slightly offset them. It's entirely up to you.
for my friend on your birthday

 The following one is my rainbow addition that I shared in my blog post earlier today (details here).
you brighten my day (PB)

I hope that you will be inspired to create something colorful!


 As you can see, the theme is very open and broad. I want to encourage you to be creative and dig deep. There is no limit as to how many cards you can enter. The Top 10 Favorites will be chosen based on the overall design, techniques and execution. 

You will get this hard-earned blog badge (wink!).

  The winner (randomly chosen from Top 10) will receive a $15 Simon Says Stamp gift card. 

To keep things simple and easy, the challenge will run till the end of July. This will allow you to have ample time to create and especially with summer, we like to take things S-L-O-W.

Please continue to support this challenge by using the links to shop over Simon Says Stamp and Craftsy. This will not cost you anything, but the small commission from your purchase will go toward our prize. Thank you!
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 In case you are shopping, the code for Simon Says Stamp is "Breezy".
It will take $5 off for purchase over $5 or more (valid till June 15)!  Btw, you might want to check out what's on sale over Simon Says Stamp here 
 
Lastly, if you are into taking card-making classes, Craftsy has some class sales going on.
Are you ready? Get set....go!

43 comments:

Marianne said...

Yay for another fun challenge. Love your rainbow butterflies, Virginia!

MaggieB1983 said...

Gorgeous creations, Virginia! Your color layering flowers are simply beautiful!

Kim M said...

Yay! So happy to see your challenge back! I'll be playing for sure! :-)

Melissa L. said...

Yay, Virginia! Love this challenge. Beautiful cards, especially love that butterfly one. Every time you post a card with that stamp I go over to SSS stamp and look at it. Ahhhh, you do lovely cards with it and make me WANT IT! :) Let the COLORS start flooding in! I'm sure this will be a successful challenge. Thanks!

Shelly said...

Yay!! :)
LOVE your cards!...Sooo pretty!!

Betty Keefe said...

another fun challenge Virginia! love your examples! must get going as it's "stay inside and stamp" weather here in Nebraska (100)!!

Jessica Frost-Ballas said...

Hooray!! So glad you're back!!

Shona Chambers said...

So excited your back!!!!

LauraJane:) said...

YAY! YAY! YAY! LOVE the butterflies and of course the color layered Blooms:))

Wiebke Kommerell said...

Virginia, you make my day with the start of your new Challenge! Colors a such a great theme. :-)
Thank you so much for realizing it!

I'm off for sleep now (it's about 2:00 in the morning here) but now I know where I'll spend some time of tomorrow... :-)

Judy1223 said...

Happy to see you back with another challenge, Virginia! I love the theme, too! Your two colorful cards are, of course, absolutely gorgeous!

donna mikasa said...

Yay! It's gonna be a great summer! Love your colorful creations, too!

Sheila H said...

It's nice to see this challenge again, Virginia. I'm going to try to link up.

Andrea La Vigne said...

Welcome back, Virginia! So happy to see another challenge up, especially with such a long time to play. :) Love your cards! When I saw the first one with the color layering, my immediate reaction was, "WOW!" Gorgeous! I love the more playful look of your rainbow butterflies, too. Nice summery card. Looking forward to playing with my colors!
Andrea
Andrea's Paper Antics

Jasleen said...

Gorgeous cards, Virginia and a lovely challenge !

Virginia Lu said...

Thank YOU, everyone, for taking the time to comment. I know this (encouraging comments!) doesn't happen to every challenge blog. Your appreciation and feedback keep me coming back. I feel like that I am running a CARD PARTY :)

Megan said...

Welcome back! Fun theme! Lots of options!

jintyoo7 said...

HI Virginia,

Absolutley gorgeous cards, I'm off in am minute to see how you did the incredible butterfly rainbow card! The "Beautiful Niece" is stunning, your colour layering is perfect, and love the little strip of of B&W paper :-)

conil said...

Oooooh, these cards are gorgeous. Yay! for another challenge.

wienerhoneymooners said...

Welcome back Virginia! Hope y9our summer is terrific! This challenge is a wonderful one and you will be very busy!

Julie- justwritedesigns said...

Wonderful challenge, Virginia! Love your samples!

Cindy C. said...

Stunning cards Virginia!! Thanks for the colorful challenge! :)

SonjaK said...

Awesome inspiration cards, Virginia! And thank you so much for doing another challenge over here. I was too happy when I saw this. Loooooove to play along. Color is my fifth element. ;o)

Ingrid said...

WHOOHOO - you're back!!! LOVE your challenges Virginia!!! I've missed them. :) :)

Grá O'Neill said...

Fabulous colourful cards, so delighted this fun inspirational challenge is back. Thank you :)

Grá O'Neill said...

Fabulous colourful cards, so delighted this fun inspirational challenge is back. Thank you :)

Barb Ghig said...

Really gorgeous cards, Virginia! Thanks so much for sharing another fun challenge with us...I'll be playing along, for sure :)

D.Ann C said...

What a lovely set!

Darnell J Knauss said...

Always good to have you challenge us, V! Both your cards are sensational!! Hugs, Darnell

Alexandra said...

So glad you are starting the challenge again ! You made such wonderful cards I love everything about them ,they are just fantastic also the theme! Can't wait to play along ! Have a great day!

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

Colors - just my kind of challenge!!! Fabulous card, Virginia!

Anita in France said...

So great to have you back with VV for the summer, Virginia ... not only with such a delicious, colourful theme ... but also with these stunning cards to inspire us ... they're beautiful! Hugs, Anita :)

nancy littrell said...

So happy to see you hosting another Fun and Colorful Summer Challenge, Virginia. Your samples today are "Stunning". TFS...Hugs, Nancy

Pam Sparks said...

Fabulous, Gorgeous cards Virginia! Your work is always so inspiring! Thank you for all you do!

Kara Lynne said...

So excited to play along! Thanks for your gorgeous inspiration, Virginia, and for giving us a fun challenge!

Susanne Vargas said...

Virginia's View is back - yay! And with a great theme and fabulous inspiration!

Beverley said...

Thank you for hosting a wonderful and inspiring challenge. Hugs Bev x

Theresa said...

Thanks for another fun challenge.

Karen P said...

I am so happy your Challenge is back Virginia! Many thanks for the colourful challenge too, as it is my favourite challenge ever! Great inspirations, as always too Karen x

Chark said...

had to pin that peony card!

Helen Liu said...

Hi Virginia,
Thanks for providing such inspiring challenges. I like every card you demonstrated. They are just bright and awesome!

Arlene K said...

Wauww, lovely card!! And what a great challenge!!

Milka Gubo said...

:o) Thank you for another great challenge, Virginia. Your cards are GORGEOUS!! :o) hugs