Hi there! I had to work this weekend but I managed to squeeze in a few challenges the past couple of nights. If you don’t know, VSN is a couple of nights of challenges hosted at SCS. You are to complete the cards in 45 minutes or less and upload them when you’re done! I always work on Saturdays so I usually check out the challenges and play at my own pace.. Here are a few I’ve completed. I will play a couple more today!
1) this challenge was to pick a song by the band, Journey. I picked “Don’t Stop Believing.” I thought FOR SURE I would have a bunch of stamps with the believe theme – yah no! This was the only one! (from TSG Spread Your Wings) The flower is an Anna Wight design by Whipper Snapper and it was stamped and watercolored with Distress Markers and a waterbrush.
This challenge was to use a past trip or destination as inspiration for a card. (I thought of my family’s trip to Vancouver Island when we visited the butterfly gardens… Gorgeous!!) I had this stamp on my table already, (when you only have 45 minutes to make a card you use what you have!!) it’s also from Spread Your Wings, but this time I coloured it with Copics. The sentiment is an SRM Sticker.
This was a funny challenge… Take an old card – one of your first – and re-do it. I can’t believe I’m doing this, but here’s my old card (incidentally it was from a VSN in November of 2006!):
So I did the same technique (emboss resist for the background) but I think I am just able to compose cards a little better than I did (I hope so anyway… that was 6 years ago!!) and improve on the colour scheme, and the ribbon treatment, and the focal point.. Yah.. everything!
The focal point is a BasicGrey chipboard piece that I sprayed with adhesive and doused with clitter. The sentiment is from a little set of Birthday Sentiments that are letterpressed.. Very handy!
Thanks for looking!