Sunday, September 9, 2007

VSN - Sept 07 Day 2

Well VSN is over for another weekend, it has been lots of fun! If you participated I hope you had lots of fun .... I certainly enjoyed seeing all your creations and chatting with some of you. If you haven't had time to play and still would like to then there is still time just head over to the VSN forum and check out the challenges, as long as the card takes you 45 mins to create once you start stamping you are fine .... your card does need to be in the appropriate gallery by 3pm Sunday ET.

Here are my samples from today challenges. I didn't make mine today because I got to play before hand as I am one of the hostesses for the challenges :) ....... however I still had to stick to the rules just like everyone else!

This first one was for the "Reach out & touch challenge" we were to use as many textures as possible .... mine included 3 different cuttlebug folders, staples, rope, brads.

This one was for the "It's the Great Pumpkin" challenge. Ok now I am not sure what owls have to do with Charlie Brown and the great pumpkin ............. however seeing I just got this whole set of these owls and some of them are halloween and we don't do halloween in Aust ......... so if I don't use them for VSN the halloween ones mightn't get used and I want to use them! So I have decided that there was an owl there ......... if you didn't see it ....... well it is because it flew across the screen very quickly and you might have blinked and missed it .... it landed on one stacks in the pumpkin patch ..... but the camera missed that too! I think Linus is just to the left of this scene but is not shown on my card

This one was for the "Falling into fall" challenge and the challenge was to make a waterfall card... I decided to use my leaf stamps from Cowtown Stamps for this one.

As soon as I saw this challenge, which was "Make Like a Tree", we had to make a card for leaving, separation or departure ....... I knew exactly what stamp I had to use for it ........ Now I have no idea who on earth I could give this card to ..... it isn't exactly a card you can give to just anyone ....... not even sure why someone would make a stamp with it ........ it came on a plate with leaf stamps and a few other leaf related verses. I figured if I don't use it for this challenge I may never use it ..... so can't let an opportunity go by now can I?

This is the sample card I made for my challenge "Resisting Autumn"... I resist Autumn because winter is finally over in Australia and we have just started to enjoy Spring... the challenge was to create a card using some form of resist technique. I chose the crayon resist technique to create mine.

This one was for the challenge "The Stamp Two-Step", the challenge was to create a card using the same stamp as the background and the main image. I used my Ginkgo image from Inkadinkadoo and used it multiple times masking it to create my background

This one was for the "It's a Harvest Mix!" challenge ....... we were directed to create a card using the fall colors ... yellow, orange, white, brown & green. I used my main image from My Favorite Things and the leaf background from Cornish Heritage Farms.

And finally my last card for VSN. This challenge was " Fall into the Dirt Pile" and we had to create a distressed dirty card. I used ink to distress my main image and the middle panel, my distressing tool to distress all the edges of each layer, I scrunched up my main image. I also added paper piercing to both sides of the main image.

Well that is it for another VSN, hope to see you at the next one ;)


Denise ~ Paper Ponderings said...

These are all just fantastic! The workmanship is superb! Awesome work!!!

Allison Rankin said...

Wow Frances...when are they gonna make you a dirty girl already? Cheers!

Alhambra Club said...

WOW, fantastic, can't pick a favorite they are all so fantastic.

Kraftin' Kimmie said...

WOW!! All these cards are gorgeous! You got to play a lot! I especially love the first one....and I think I may case that layout!! Great job!

Anonymous said...

I just found your blog and have to tell you how much I love your cards!! Especially the "leave" one. Someone with a great sense of humour or else one who has too many leaves to rake in spring and fall would love it. I love how you did your leaves! bluemoon

Deborah said...

OH I love your autumn resist card. Love your work.

Unknown said...

All of your VSN cards are amazing!