There was a mini VSN this weekend. I wasn’t home for the live postings, but I did managed to make a few cards before the deadline.
First up is my Guitar Queen. The challenge was to use a Beatles’ song as inspiration. I went with “While my Guitar Gently Weeps”….though really the only thing that translated was guitar! I went with a rocking look and bright colors. The layout is an old mojo sketch. The star was created with chipboard, white paint, pink craft ink, clear EP, and green dye ink – easy peasy! I stored much of my stamping supplies when I moved and I must have been in a very “minimalist” state of mind when I decided what would store and what would ship because I left almost all of my punches at home…boy do I miss my circle punches!! I would have added little circle mats to the brads, but making them now requires hand-cutting and I didn’t have time within the challenge limits.
Next up is my BlackJack card. This was a fun challenge – the idea was to create a card using the point system given and come up with a 21-point creation. I did it! This was a card that has been in my head since I saw the Fan Club April Inspiration. Again, I didn’t bring my cloud template so I made one. I always seem to think big when I made a cloud template, oh well. My sponge had a darker blue in it and I didn’t get it all out when I applied Bashful to the cardbase. I would also have added blue sky to the focal image panel. Ugh, sometimes time constraints really bug me!
Finally, my last VSN card uses strips of paper. I spent a lot of time with making the background, so the rest of the card is plain. I love the “plaid” background and had fun creating it! I only have one country-feel set – but it is a classic. I love my “On the Farm” set and will never get rid of it!
Thanks VSN Hostesses for some awesome challenges!
Ink: Noir (Palette), Green Galore (SU), Pink Passion (SU);
Paper: Basic Black (SU), Green Galore (SU), Pink Passion (SU), White (PTI);
Other: twill (unknown), brads (Pink Hedgehog), chipboard (BG), clear EP;
Ink: Noir (Palette), Wild Wasabi (SU), Pixie Pink (SU), blue?;
Paper: Afternoon Tea DSP (SU), White (PTI), Wild Wasabi (SU), Pixie Pink (SU);
Other: tag die (CB), twill (unknown);
Ink: Noir (Palette), Not Quite Navy, Ruby Red, browns, Artichoke (SU);
Paper: Baja Breeze, Not Quite Navy, Ruby Red, Caramel (SU), White (PTI);