Monday, June 24, 2013

Gallery Idol ( Final Round)!

Dear friends! I started this post by saying how much I appreciate you in the last four weeks! My journey with the Gallery Idol has been such a fun and thrilling ride! It's hard to believe that I am now into the last round (somebody, pinch me....)! Without further ado...

Here we go!
cards
For the theme of round 5! We five contestants were to ask to make four color-coordinated cards in four different styles! I actually love this challenge as I dread interactive cards! I chose white, light craft and coral for my card stock. I added brown, pink and green for inks. I had so much fun making 4 totally different styles with the same card stock and color palate!  

#1 Fun and Cute: happy birthday from owl of us
happy birthday from owl of us 
I cut out the images and make a 3-D frame.  For this card, I applied kissing and masking techniques. I will share the process in my next post.
 Supplies: howl are you, Retro Frame, Woodgrain Background by Hero Arts, Stitching by SRM 

#2 Clean and Graphic: You Can Do Anything
 you can do anything 
This square card measures 4 3/4" x 4 3/4". I made some ink-splatter with Mr. Huey's inks and stamped all of the design. I also added small circles for pop-up dimensions.
Supplies: Texture and Shape by Hero Arts, Breathe by CAS-ual Fridays Stamps, Mister Huey's Spray Mist (Gable Green)

#3 Shabby Chic and Vintage: Always
 Always

For the painted flower, I stamped in different shade of colors to achieve a layered effect. Some hand-stitching were added at the upper top left corner. I will also share how I stamped the flower in my next post. 
Supplies: Leafy Vines, Painted Flower, Friendship Definition, Remember by Hero Arts, Martha Stewart Punch (Butterfly), Distress Inks (Bundled Sage, Spun sugar, Worn Lipstick, Vintage Photo, Antique Linen)

#4 Classy and Elegant: I just can’t thank you enough
I can't thank you enough
 Supplies: Zigs and Zags, Frankly My Dear, Wonderful Words by CAS-ual Fridays, Remember by Hero Arts
 Are you still with me? This is such a long post! Thank you for taking the time to check out my creations. It would be so awesome to earn a vote from you. If you are not familiar with the voting, read all about it here!
 Please vote here (#5)!
The last card's sentiment sums up my thoughts:
"I just can't thank you enough!"

44 comments:

Jingle said...

Virginia, these are fabulous! You did such an awesome job really grabbing each of the four styles! Beautiful cards! I love the gold!

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

Somebody's looking fabulous!!!! LOVE them!

Barb Ghig said...

Every detail on every card is absolutely PERFECT, Virginia! I am so, so, so proud of you and really excited to see how things turn out! I know you are a sweet and humble person, so you're a winner no matter what happens, but I do wish the very best for you in this final round! Fingers crossed and (((HUGS))) to you!!!

Miriam Prantner said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous cards Virginia! That one with the gold embossing is my absolute favorite. It's been a joy to see your cards in this competition!

MichelleZ said...

Beautiful cards! I love them all. Best of luck to you! :)

donna mikasa said...

You.nailed.it! You are a master of styles and I love them all! Great color palette, too! Love, love, love!

Angi Barrs said...

Each card design is so versatile and creative. The colors coordinate so well together. Those little owls just make me SMILE. You are one super talented crafter!!!

Lynn said...

Virginia! At to show off your amazing talent! I love all of the cards. Beautiful color combos and incredible designs!! So happy for you!

Kelly Griglione said...

YAY, Virginia!! All of your cards are fabulous!! The gang of owls totally has me cracking up ... they're all staring right at me! : ) The hearts and woodgrain are a nice touch. Wonderful mix of colors on your spatter card. Those are so tough for me. And the gold on kraft ... who knew?! You should be very proud of yourself. We all are!

Rachel W K said...

i love each of these cards because they are all SO YOU! I can look at each one on its own and say VIRGINIA MADE IT! amazing job throughout the whole journey! i'm so excited for you! good luck :)
-Rachel w k
rwkrafts.com

yyam said...

Virginia, these are amazing! I love the colours you picked...and I can see the effort you put into each and every fabulous card.

Off to vote. All the best for the win!

Sheila H said...

I can't imagine a more difficult challenge than this one, Virginia, and you nailed it! Your cards are genius. Each has a beautiful design, wonderful colors, great texture and eye catching flair. Your shabby chic/vintage card takes my breath away - I just had to say that. No style is beyond your major talent. You are a total winner, no matter what the result. I have to vote now :) I wish you the very best!

pcm said...

go virginia!

Petti said...

I love your cards! Congrats on making to the top 5!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

Congrats on making it this far, Virginia! LOVE that gold on the last card!! All are def. full of your style!! FAB job:)

Judy1223 said...

Yes, Virginia, you SHOULD be in the top five, and these four cards are proof! Wow, these are gorgeous, each and every one! I just voted for you...good luck!!!

Debbie Carriere said...

Oh, Virginia, these are stunning!!! Love how each card is so different and showcases your talent so fabulously! Just absolutely perfect. Good luck!!

Tracey McNeely said...

Virginia your cards are all so fabulous! They all showcase your versatility and they are all definitely showcase your own style. Best of luck to you my friend.

Amanda Coleman said...

You rocked this challenge! I love the color palette you worked with. I can't stop staring at that shiny gold chevron! Good luck!

Tenia Nelson said...

AWESOME cards, Miss Lady!!! I am sooooooo proud of you, dearie!!!

Kara Lynne said...

This post was a real treat! I loved each one of your cards. What an exciting life event!!

Rose said...

they are all beautiful :)
way to go girl!!!!!

Amy Kolling said...

I have truly enjoyed getting to know you during this competition and I'm sure we'll have lots more "chats"! I keep smiling at those darn owls......I love how you've done this card....perfect take on this style!!! But like so many others have mentioned.....the gold chevron-----WOW!!!! What a great Top 5 we have.....best of luck Virginia!!

Ruby Craft said...

Owl of your cards are precious!

melania deasy said...

Oh Virginia....all your cards is amazing!!!! I adore it all!! It make me say WOW WOW WOW all over again :)

Loly Borda-Towery said...

wow Virginia! fabulous cards, love the owls and the gold embossed chevron. best wishes!

Barb said...

I always knew you could do a whole lot of different styles but you really knocked this round out of the park, Virgina! Each card is so cleverly created! You have such talent when it comes to design and color combos! Beautifully done, my friend! Of course, once again, I have my fingers and toes crossed for you - maybe I'll get my hubby and boys to cross theirs this week too! Wishing you all the luck in the world! :)

Jennifer said...

Congratulations! Love your 4 very different and gorgeous cards. Best of luck to you in this final round, you deserve to be here that's for sure! =)

Dawn Turley said...

they are all awesome Virginia. I wish you lots of good luck on your final round. I'd love to see you go all the way!

sandie said...

The, managed to vote from my hols!! I adore all cards but the CAS card is just perfect. You are amazing!!

sandie said...

The, managed to vote from my hols!! I adore all cards but the CAS card is just perfect. You are amazing!!

Suzanne C said...

All beautiful cards! Very happy for you and very well deserved! Whoo Hoo! Good Luck Virginia!

Michelle said...

Beautiful, beautiful work, Virginia! You amaze me with your creativity on a regular basis. This time you've knocked my socks off! Good luck!

Lesley said...

This competition has been wonderful, as I have gotten to know you! Love your work, always, and I think you aced this challenge! Best of luck to you!
Hugs,
Lesley

Sharla said...

Whoot!! congrats Virginia, how exciting to be in the final round...I'm off to vote!!

Sue McRae said...

Fabulous cards Virginia! Good luck in the final round!

Katie Ann Brooks said...

these are all simply stunning cards Virginia! You color base is super awesome! I love the variety...the shabby chic, trendy, CAS and graphic, fun and elegant. it is hard to pick a fave among them, they are all winning cards! Best of luck to you! Whether you are the top idol or just in the top 5, well done, you should be super proud! You are an amazing designer and creator and should be proud!

Susan F. said...

I love the Always card. It is gorgeous!

Clare T said...

These are all just AWESOME, Virginia! I particularly love that flower vintage card - just beautiful!! Again, good luck to you, my friend!

Melissa Shea said...

wow! they are gorgeous! this will be a fun round! *good luck*

~amy~ said...

super gorgeous!

Jocelyn Olson said...

These are gorgeous, Virginia! The gold embossing and the design on the chevron card blew me away. I love that all of your cards show different techniques. It's been great being on the GI journey with you! :) Good luck!!

Melanie said...

These are fantastic, Virginia. You never cease to amaze me with your creativity. It is awesome to see all of the different techniques you used on four cards. You truly are AWESOME :)

Charlene said...

Fabulous Virginia and love the pallette you chose and your style...perfection!!