Saturday, June 21, 2014

Summer of Color Week 2 and NBUS #1

Well it has taken me almost a week to finally complete something for the SOC 4 (Summer of Color) challenge and I think I am going to use it for the NBUS (never been used schtuff) challenge since everything on it is something I have had but never used.  I have listed buttons on the right side bar for both challenges if you are interested in coming along and playing the challenges game or just checking out some of the other players.  I do it cause I need something to get me motivated and the people I play along with are awesome!

The color prompt from Summer of Color this week was...
Coral & Teal 
with a Smudge, Splash or Pop of Bright White

NBUS was to be loosely tied to friendship and my daughter Heather and I spend a lot of time crafting together and she is one of my best if not best friends ever.  Heather and I love to spend time by the sea.

I tried to paint something, draw something, etc. and finally fell back on Graphic 45 By the Sea papers and stuff I had in my stash that I have never played with before. It was really hard to get both a true color and a sharp picture so I decided to go with a sharper picture!  When I held all the embellishments up to the block I had painted teal blue they matched and now some look too blue or too orange....OMG!  Any way here is my creation...hope you like it.

right side


left side

What is is made of you ask...well my son-in-law was cutting up some 2"x 4" boards one day and there were 6" long pieces left over so I glommed onto them cause I knew I could use them some day on something fun.  The designer paper from G-45, some stickers from K&Company, real sea shells, Spectrum Noir pens for coloring, glitter glue, and some embellishments from the stash.  I have had the eyelash yarn forever and have no idea who it is produced by!  The cabinet knob on top is from Michaels and a real find for $.06 each! 

Come check out both challenges and play along.  It is a lot of fun! 


  1. This is stunning! My daughter is my best friend too! xx

  2. oohhh Vickie this is beautiful!!! Well done indeed.

  3. WOW! This is an awesome project...and the stamps look super cute!
    Great work!
    PS:Following you... :) You can find me here...

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  5. Such a cool idea! In this project, you get to preserve your seaside memories in a place where you can see them every day. And the colors go so well with a seaside theme! Check mine, too, if you like:

  6. Vicky, what a good idea. It's beautiful, and the colors are meant for your project, I'm sure they are. LOL.
    BTW, have you recieved the mandala yet?

  7. WOW! This is absolutely gorgeous! I love how you used the SOC colors here on your amazing and creative project!

  8. Vickie, your Artist Trading Block is spectacular! I think that's what you call it. That's what some of my British friends call their creations like this. It is quite out of my league, but I so enjoy all the wonderful detail and work involved! The results are just beautiful and the colors are perfect, too!

    Thank you so much for joining in my NBUS Challenge and posting my button on your side bar! It is appreciated!! Have a great week! Hugs, Darnell (PS I love that you said your daughter is your BFF!!)

  9. Color me impressed, Vickie. I've considered wood for my SOC entries, but I don't seem to have the right supply. I really like that off cut you turned into a stunning work of altered assemblage art.

  10. Wow this is fantastic! The colours are perfect. Graphic 45 has great imagery but you've put it together in a wonderful way. Gorgeous!

  11. Oh I really love this. Especially all the little seashells - they set it off perfectly! :)

  12. What an adorable piece, love it and all the detail and the mermaid and.....everything. As for my DLP is it sort of happening although I seem to have bombed out on the given prompts now. BJ

  13. This was so much fun!! I loved looking at it, reminded me of going to the seaside when I was little!

  14. Wow! This is amazing!I so enjoy seeing things made with Graphic 45 paper. I finally have been able to find a scrapbook store in my area that has it...but now that I have purchased some...I'm afraid to cut's all so beautiful. but you sure know how to use it.

  15. I am blown away at what you have created! Absolutely amazing!


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