Sunday, February 28, 2010

VSN Winter Olympics Weekend - Part 1

Hello everyone, guess what? I have been stamping all weekend!!! It was Virtual Stamp Night weekend over at SCS, and thanks to Jimmi Mayo for an invitation to participate, I couldn't resist.

The theme was Winter Olympics, therefore all 16 challenges were around the Winter Olympic games. I completed all 5 challenges on Friday night and all 11 challenges on Saturday. The challenges are posted every hour and you have 45 minutes to complete the challenge and clean up to get ready for the next one. You then upload your cards to your SCS Gallery for everyone to see and leave comments.

If you want to see all 16 you can view my album HERE. I will show them in more details over the next few days right here on my blog, so be sure to check back.

Friday Night VSN Challenges

"What is an Inushuk?" Sketch Challenge
The symbol you have seen everywhere for these Olympics is called an INUKSHUK, which is a stone landmark or cairn built by humans. Use this for inspiration to create a card.

My Inukshuk Sketch Card.....

Stamps: Dreams du Jour
Paper: Kraft, Not Quite Navy, Very Vanilla, Bella Bleu DSP

Ink: Basic Black, Not Quite Navy; Markers: Not Quite Navy, So Saffron, Old Olive

Access: Kraft Taffeta Ribbon, Kraft Corduroy Button, Dimensionals

"Hudson's Bay Sweater" Inspiration Challenge
Each Winter Olympics has its own official sweater. This year, the Hudson's Bay Company has produced a contemporary twist on a traditional Cowichan sweater. Use the colors from the sweater in your creation. For a bigger challenge, use maple leaves, elk, or other patterning.

My Hudson's Bay Sweater Inspired Card.....

Stamps: Heard from the Heart, Falling Leaves

Paper: Sahara Sand, Basic Gray, Ruby Red, Very Vanilla, Sahara Sand DSP Prints (hostess) Ink: Ruby Red, Basic Gray
Access: Ruby Red Brads, Paper Piercing Tool and Mat Set

"Olympic Curling Team" Challenge
Curling is a team game played on a rectangular sheet of carefully prepared ice. Teams take turns sliding heavy, polished granite stones down the ice towards to target (called the house). In honor of this Olympic event, the challenge was to create a card using the rolling marble technique.
My card for the Curling Team Challenge...

Stamps: With All My Heart

Paper: Melon Mambo, Crushed Curry, Basic Black, Whisper White

Ink: Melon Mambo, Crushed Curry; Re-inkers: Melon Mambo, Crushed Curry, Pretty in Pink
Access: Marbles, Plastic Clamshell Box, Fancy Flower Punch, 1" & 1-1/4" Circle Punches, Scallop Trim Border Punch, Dimensionals, Chocolate Chip Eopxy Brads, 1/16" Hole Punch
Rolling Marble Technique: How to create a marbled background with reinkers and marbles. Place several drops of classic re-inkers in a plastic clamshell box. Add several marbles to the box and close lid. Shake box sideways until marbles are well inked and ink drops are replaced by ink tracks in the box. Place cardstock inside box and close lid. Let marbles roll over the cardstock to create a pattern. Continue to roll the marbles over the cardstock until desired background is achieved.

"Snow Blind" Challenge
Create a card that mimics the outdoor feel of Vancouver, and the rest of the Olympic sites, using ALL WHITE!!! That's right, we're going snow blind! The majority of your cardstock and/or DSP must be white, ALL embellishments must be white or a neutral color, you can color your image, or use colored inks as needed.
My card for the "Snow Blind" Challenge....

Stamps: Messages for Mom

Paper: Whisper White, Kraft

Ink: Basic Black; Markers: Perfect Plum Pale Plum, Certainly Celery

Access: White Satin Ribbon, Big Shot, Finial Press Impressions Folder, Modern Label Punch

"Snow & Sky" Challenge
Super blue sky, lots of snow and the Inukshuk...... create a project inspired by this picture...

Use blue and white - small traces of other colors are allowed, since we play for medals - bonus points for using something
Gold, Silver or Bronze on your creation.
Here is my "Snow & Sky" Challenge Card...

Stamps: With All My Heart
Paper: Bashful Blue, Brocade Blue, Whisper White, So Saffron, Certainly Celery
Ink: Bashful Blue, So Saffron, Brocade Blue
Access: Big Shot, Lattice Die, 5/8" Wide Brocade Blue Grosgrain Ribbon, Dimensionals, Fancy Flower Punch, 1/2" Circle, 1" Circle, 5-Petal Flower Punches, Silver Brads, Paper Piercing Tool and Mat Set, Glue Dots, Pop-Up Glue Dots

Thanks for stopping by, I hope you enjoyed seeing the first 5 cards I made for the VSN Challenge......check back tomorrow for part 2.

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