Saturday, July 26, 2008

VSN Book Club - July!

Tonight was SO awesome and inspiring!!! I had SO much fun! You all missed a totally great stamping night!

Here are the projects I made:

This was the first challenge. The book was "To Kill A Mockingbird". Apparently it deals w/ The Great Depression. So, we had to use the destressing technique. I use this all the time! I sponge the edges in brown, and then I ran the bone folder around the edges.

This was a SUPER fun challenge! The book that was the inspiration was a children's book called Peek-A-Boo!
I can't wait to make another one of these! This is a suprise pop up card! As you can see what happens when you "pick up" the catapillar.....! Watch out, he might be a woolly one! And watch for jumping frogs!

This one was also really cool! The challenge was to make something Dr. Suess related. Well, the first thing I think of when I hear or see Dr. Suess is The Cat In The Hat! So, why not make a hat w/ all sorts of crazy things coming out?! I did the hat as a 2-5-7-10 bag, and adhered red strips of paper to make the stripes. I stamped the frog from Frolicking Frogs; I drew the plate; the ball is punched in real red using the 1 1/4" circle punch w/ a small star punch; the kangaroo is fromMelanie Muenchinger's set Just So Hoppy, I think!; and I drew the fish bowl and water, the fish is from Artful Inkables stamped on Barely Banana to give it some color. I adhered the entire collection onto a whisk and placed in the "hat"! Purrr-fect!

This last card was done for the Polished Stone technique. The book was Sea Glass, and it reminded the host of sea glass that she would find on the beach, and when looking at it, it looked like polished stone. So....we had to make something w/ the polished stone technique. So, I am calling this card "Stoned Butterfly"! Aptly named, don't you think?!

For the butterfly, I used elegant eggplant and sage shadow reinkers w/ a couple drops of metallic pearl mixative. I stamped the butterfly w/ Black StazOn. The flowers (which I just remembered the name of that fold! It's the Dahlia fold!), are done w/ so saffron, summer sun, and pumpkin pie reinkers.

I get some rubbing alcohol on a cotton ball and then drop some reinker onto the cotton ball. Then, on glossy paper, I just dab and dot my way around and create a design. Then, you spray seal it w/ acrylic sealer that you can pick up at Michael's. And let dry. It takes a while!

I stamped Curvy Verses as the butterfly's flight path and still got a sentiment in there!!! I added some clouds and a leaf to add some detail! This is NOT how I would usually make a card, but I only had 45 minutes to work w/!

Thanks for looking!
Read a book today!
Happy Stamping!!!

1 comment:

  1. Hi Erin! You really pulled out all the stops last night at the Mini VSN. Every one of your projects were equally amazing and creative! I hope you'll join us for the big VSN in August!


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