OK, two challenges in one night and a weeknight at that! Craziness!
The second VCMP challenge is to make a nautical themed masculine card. Do you sense the cruise theme with these challenges? I feel like there's going to be one at the end of the week requiring a buffet, lounge chair, or bath towel origami animal! Seriously, though, my predictions are 1) the sketches they're using on the cruise, 2) water, 3) sea life, 4) map, 5) summer, 6) the cruise digi, and 7) some additional color or sentiment themes.
I used a stamp from SU Wonderful Woodcuts (a fabulous set for masculine cards) and some Bazzil that I embossed with two CB folders. I tried to cut waves to make a ruffle card and it was a major disaster, so I nixed that idea early on. I think the problem was that the Bazzil wanted to tear since it had been embossed and had been weakened.
I colored the image with my watercolor pencils. Frankly, I get much better results with them than the few Copics I have and the whole set cost about as much as 1 Copic. One day, I will learn enough about Copics to make them worthwhile.
Cards shipped to OWH in 2012: none thus far, but my box is filling up nicely!
Cards shipped to OWH in 2011: 1695