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!