I'm not gonna post many details about these cards because I am exhausted and there are 5 of them!!! I did have a lot of fun........but let me just go ahead and admit that not all of them are beauties......ummmmmm.......I blame that on my bronchitis!!! LOL
Challenge A: My SCS Flybaby friend posted this very first April VSN challenge! It was an inspiration challenge and the photo was of a very dramatic runway dress!! I saw the rainbow of colors and envisioned lots of pretty swirls!! So I used Glossy paper and made this background....I really like it!! I'm not too thrilled about the sentiment, but again, I was trying to finish it quickly.
Challenge B: This challenge was to use some sort of stitching on our card. I don't have one of those nifty little sewing machines.......but it IS on my list!! So I used my paper piercer to outline the leaf and then I hand-stitched. I wanted to originally do several of the images on the dp.....but we're on 45 minute time restraints for these challenges and doing this first leaf took longer than I thought!!! So I figured I'd cut out some images and just pop them up to add dimension. Well, this is sooooooo not my favorite card.....but it'll do!
Challenge C: This one was hosted by Markie's Mom on SCS.........her work is FABULOUS!!!! It was to use a "sketchy" stamp.......not ones that are single, solid lines, but that look more like sketches. Priceless is my favorite set right now and absolutely fits the bill here!! So I totally enjoyed this one and just loved this dp too!!
Challenge E: This one was a fun Psychedelic Tie-Dye challenge!! This was a new technique for me........I only have 2 re-inkers......Hunter and Pumpkin. (When my HUGE SU order comes in I'll have them ALL!!!). So I was limited to my color choices for this one. I decided to go not-so-girly or flowery since it was green and orange!!! LOL But Gina K.'s Love You To Pieces (a Stamp for a Cause set that benefits Autism) works well with this color combo!!! Not too bad I think!
Challenge F: Ooooo.........this was Animal Prints!!!! Yaaaaaaaay!!! How cool is that??? I found some awesome dp I bought a long time ago!! When I was just getting into scrapbooking and hadn't even heard of stamping!! Well, this double-sided dp and the Fancy Felines set was a match made in feline heaven!! I LOVE this very detailed Cat stamp set.........it's SU retired and took my friend quite some time to find it for me and my dd!! I'm so glad she did!! It was worth the little extra we paid for it........just to see the smile on my dd's face!! She LOVES her kitties!!! I thought I'd also go sleek and clean lines......different for me!!! LOL But I think I kinda like it!!
Okay............I have GOT to take more cough meds with codeine and get some sleep!!!! I'm hoping I feel good enough to do at least a few of the VSN challenges tomorrow!!! Thanks so much for all the well-wishes my friends!!! It's so good to be on the mend!!!
~ Have A Creative Day!! ~ (Like my new tagline??!!)