Hello Stamping Friends!
I am finally posting some of my Virtual Stamp Night cards. It's been quite week for me, so this blog hasn't received enough TLC. I started with 3 of the Friday night challenges, but wanted to do the other 2 so they could be posted together. I made those cards on Saturday, really I did! LOL So here we go!
The first VSN challenge was inspired by the Olympic motto: Citius, Altius, Fortius...which is Faster, Higher, Stronger. We had to include elements that began with C, A, and F. I chose Copper (brads and the dark stripes in the dp) Airplane (from SU's "Sentimental Journey") and Fleur de Lis and French greeting (from SU's "Carte Postale.") My card base is taken with teal; the dp is S.E.I.'s "Charlemagne". I use creamy caramel, taken with teal, and pool party inks. The other sentiment is from "Whimsical Words" stamped on a scallop circle. Now I just need to plan a trip to France so I can mail this to a friend, right?
Next, Melody was inspired by her love for fabric in this "Hoist the Sails" challenge. We could use any fabric. I chose some denim from an old shirt that I took from dear hubby. It didn't fit any more, but the fabric has come in handy! I ran some of the fabric through my Big Shot with a SU framelit. I probably should have run it through another time to cut it better...but then again, I like the frayed edges! I stamped SU's "Sail Away" with Stazon jet black. I layered it over a strip of burlap. The greeting is from SU "Wetlands," stamped in bravo burgundy to match the card base. A bit of sponging and a brad finish it off.
Next, Misti took on the port of archery with this "On Target" challenge. We had to use at least one circle, and the colors of an archery target. My wild wasabi is added. *wink* My card base is brilliant blue...already cut, in a drawer with a bunch of retired color bases. And all of the little die cuts were in another drawer with circles and such...even the leaves. I did decide to add texture by embossing with the perfect polka dots folder. The greeting and tiny stamped butterflies are from SU "Hello Again." Even the striped ribbon was in a stash of pre-cut pieces...barely fit around my base! LOL But all of that made this a quick card!
Now, I have a "Triathlon" card, for Sally's challenge. We needed to use 3 items in certain categories. I chose 3 "papers"...card stock (bermuda bay, white, daffodil) designer paper (tangerine tango polka dot) and vellum (Simply Irresistible). I also chose 3 embellishments...crushed curry ribbon, felt flower, and brad. I used my markers to color the back of the vellum, then layered it on white to give a misty look. This was also for that week's color challenge (bermuda bay, daffodil delight, and tangerine tango.) Love the bold colors for summer!
Finally the last of Friday's challenges. Polly asked us to "Jump Those Hurdles." I also incorporated that week's palette from the ColourQ. Since I didn't have this post done, I had to link up my gallery to catch their deadline. Anyway, I really like this masculine color scheme. I did simple layers of white, bordering blue and night of navy on my basic gray card base. I used markers to color the sentiment from SU "Delightful Dozen," pacing it on an angle to go under the "ramp" which is made from old olive. My skater is from the SU Extreme Series, stamped on an oval from my die cut stash. I used enamel dots for the wheels, and added a bit of bakers twine. I may cut off the twine...looks odd! LOL
Whew! That's it for now. I don't have all of the Saturday challenges done; just 3 out of 8 so far. But I have until Sunday to complete them...and so do you! I hope you decide to join us! It's lots of fun!
Thanks for stopping by!