VSN, Yee-Haw!

Friday night there was a mini-VSN at SCS. The theme of the VSN is rodeo. Only 6 challenges – and I managed to do them all!

The first challenge was called “the grand opening” and we needed to use banners.

My kiddo’s friend will be turning 11 in a week so I thought that would be a perfect card for a banner.

Stamps: Big Birthday Wishes (PTI);
Colors: Rose Red, DSP (SU);
Extras: Banner die (MFTStamps); Number die (PTI); Baker’s Twine (SU);


The next challenge was called “the queen’s wave”. We could interpret “wave” any way we wanted.

I did it 3 ways: my scene is a HEAT WAVE at the beach (with waves in the background) and the card uses the Wiper Technique to create a little waving sun pop-up.

Stamps: Shore Thing (SU); alphabet ($bin); Birds – Light the Path (TAC);
Colors: Peach Parfait, Daffodil Delight, Baja Breeze, Crumb Cake (SU); Brown (Palette);
Extras: Daffodil ribbon (SU); deco scissors; Jar Label die (PTI);

The third challenge was called “bring in the clowns” and we needed to use 4 bold/bright colors and have something pop-up.

Thankfully the pop-up could be completed with a simple dimensional, and that is the route I took – the bee is popped-up. The bright colors made me thing rainbows, so I chose a flower bunch to color.

Stamps: All About You (PTI);
Colors: Hibiscus (PTI); Gable Green (SU); Copics;
Extras: green ribbon (?); dimensionals; stickles (on bee);

The fourth challenge, “all that glitters”, required that we use sequins.

Oh my. I don’t have many sequins. The ones I do have are bright colors. I decided to make shaker balloons. I really don’t have a use for such a “young” card. I need to find some place to donate cards – any suggestions?

Stamps: Say it With Style (PTI);
Colors: Real Red, Brilliant blue (SU);
Extras: circle dies (Spellbinders); Black/White Baker’s Twine (?); Label die (MFT Stamps); sequins; acetate (SU);

The fifth challenge, “sunset on the plains”, required a brayered or sponged sunset.

I was a little stymied at first, so I had my hubby help – he decided the sunset should be orange and set in the African plains. I chose to do a giraffe because he likes them and with the “miss you” sentiment I can pop it in his suitcase for his next business trip.

Stamps: Wild Things (SU); Paper Tray (PTI);
Colors: Tangerine, Glossy, Black, Daffodil, Pacific Point, Night of Navy (SU);
Extras: white EP;

The final challenge was to be inspired by the lyrics of an 80’s song (Wild Wild West).

I don’t have any western stamps, but these mustaches paired with twine and a wood-grain paper make me think “cowboy”! And I’m getting double-duty out of this card – I took a picture before I adhered the sentiment and I can upload it as the index for the Many Mustaches gallery category, yee-haw 😉

Oh, and speaking of the sentiment – those letters are cut from different sentiments from the same PTI stamp set – Say it With Style. I’m feeling smart!

Stamps: Many Mustaches (SU); Say it With Style (PTI);
Colors: Early Espresso, Vanilla, Wood DSP (OLD! SU);
Extras: Twill, Twine, Brads (SU);