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!


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!


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.


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.


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:


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!


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!


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

  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 :)

  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!

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

  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!!

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

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

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


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