Sunday, 22 May 2011

May VSN Challenges J - O

And these are the finally challenges from this month's VSN!

Challenge J was to show your treasure (i.e. bling)! I used Waltzing Mouse's Sketch Challenge #48 and old CC52J to use Orchid Opulence, Elegant Eggplant, Real Red, So Saffron and Bashful Blue. I don't have many Waltzing Mouse stamps, so had to use the cupcakes from Frame It, like a few other people did - love how it came out though!



Recipe:

Stamps: Frame It from Waltzing Mouse Stamps

Papers: Orchid Opulence (retired), Elegant Eggplant, Whisper White Sweet Pea DSP (retired) all from SU

Inks: Basic Black, Soft Suede, Real Red, Bashful Blue, So Saffron, Elegant Eggplant, Orchid Opulence (retired) all from SU

Accessories: Modern Label Punch from SU, Baker's Twine, Ribbon from stash, Icicle Stickles

Challenge K was to use a map. the only map I have is the one in the Newsprint DSP pack - glad to have found a use for it! I also used Color Throwdown's Challenge #142 to use Basic Gray, basic Black and Lime Green! This was a very quick one!



Recipe:

Stamps: Enjoy The Ride from PTI

Papers: Basic Gray, Kiwi Kiss (retired), Newsprint DSP all from SU, Stampers Select White from PTI

Inks: Basic Black, Basic Gray, Kiwi Kiss (retired) all from SU

Accessories: Kiwi Kiss ribbon (retied) from SU, Brad from stash, Double Ended Banner Die from PTI

Challenge L was to use a sponged background and to stamp an image. I think it meant to stamp an image within the background, which I didn't do as I didn't read the write up properly so here's my almost Challenge L card! This one is also for Farm Fresh Friday's Summer Lovin' Challenge and old CC52C to use Ruby Red, Summer Sun, Brocade Blue, Bordering Blue and Barely Banana.



Recipe:

Stamps: Rain, Snow or Shine from The Greeting Farm, Lily At The Beach from Pink Cat Studio

Papers: Summer Sun, Ruby Red (both retired) from SU, Copics White, Seaside Collection from Kaisercraft

Inks: Barely Banana, Summer Sun, Brocade Blue, Bordering Blue (all retired) all from SU, memento Tuxedo Black, Copics

Accessories: Clouds Die from PTI (used as a mask)

Challenge M was to use alcohol in either inks or markers. I used my copics, but in a very unadventurous way. I did start by using my blender pen to make dots on some flowers, but it was virtually bone dry when I started and by the time it finally gave up I had 3 petals left and I couldn't do anything with them, so I scrapped that idea. I used a blue one to colour in some clear gems instead - boring but time was running out! this one is also for old Mojo Sketch Challenge #129 and Colour Create's Challenge #71 to use white, cream, brown with an optional extra of another colour.


Recipe:

Stamps: Asian Fusion from PTI, Growing Green from SU

Papers: Baja Breeze, Creamy Caramel (retired) both from SU, Linen Closet DSP from DCWV, Copics White

Inks: Baja Breeze from SU, Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics

Accessories: Baja Breeze Seam Binding Ribbon from SU, Gems from Hobbycraft

Challenge N was to use the spotlighting technique and I vowed not to use my usual go to set for this technique - Fresh Cuts! I also used CR84FN's Colour Challenge #29 to use plum, light plum and kraft, old Mojo Challenge #91 (but I missed a panel out and by the time I realised it was too late -e verything was stuck down!) and Make It Monday's Challenge #15 to use reinkers and mist sprays!

I didn't use mine exactly as it was shown on the video as I don't have a misting bottle I could have used or any Perfect Pearls or any PTI reinkers either. I came up with another solution though - spray some Smooch Spritz on to your Stamp-A-Ma-Jig sheet, add a few drops of SU reinker and some water. Mix together well and use to paint on some white cardstock - I now have shimmery coloured cardstock!

This is CR84FN's colour swatch as well!


And here's my card:


Recipe:

Stamps: Text Boxed, Signature Greetings both from PTI

Papers: Pale Plum (retired), Perfect Plum, Crumb Cake both from SU, Stampers Select White from PTI

Inks: Pale Plum and reinker (retired), Perfect Plum and reinker both from SU

Accessories: Circle Nestabilities, Oval Nestabilities, Kraft Tafetta Ribbon (retired) from SU, Card Candy from Craftworks Cards, Smooch Spritz Vanilla Shimmer

And the final challenge of VSN was Challenge O which was to use something found on the ocean floor. Again I was very limited on my choice of stamps for this one, so I used my good old favourite, Fintastic!


Recipe:

Stamps: Fintastic from SU

Papers: Apricot Appeal, Gable Green, Rainbow Sherbet DSP (all retired) all from SU, Copics White

Inks: Tempting Turquoise from SU, Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics

Accessories: Apricot Appeal Ribbon (retired) , Eyelet Border Punch both from SU

And that's all my VSN cards done! I managed every challenge this time!

9 comments:

  1. Love how you tilted those cupcakes and glittered them up! They are delicious in those colors and with this sketch they ARE perfect!

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  2. Awesome collection of cards Vannessa! Love all the cupcakes on the first for the WMSC and the beautiful embossed backgrounds on the card for CR84FN :) Thanks so much for playing along with 2 of my favorite challenges :)

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  3. Dang, that's a lot of cards! You've been extra busy!! I LOVE the lime green VW beetle on the map! How cute! Thanks for playing along with us in the Color Throwdown!

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  4. Lovely cards, Vannessa! Thanks for playing along with CR84FN!

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  5. Fantastic collection of cards. I adore the WMSC card - those cupcakes are so yummy!! The little VW map card is super fun too.

    However, your CR84FN card is gorgeous - I really like the different embossed textures, the pretty brads and sweet sentiment. It's super. Thanks for playing along with CR84FN this week!!

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  6. What a batch of pretty cards!!! Your mojo is kickin'!!! Thanks so much for playing along with CR84FN!!

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  7. Wow - so many fun cards! you were on a roll there!! love your WMS sketch card with the yummy cupcakes! thanks for playing!

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  8. Love the glitter on the cupcakes, thanks for playing along this week at the WMSC! : )

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  9. BEAUTIFUL!!!

    Thank you for joining us at Colour Create.
    hugs, Janiel

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