Hello, all ye landlubbers! If'n ye weren't on the VSN ship, did ye miss the boat?! Were ye at the dock on time? We had ourselves a jolly good time! Ye still have time to play, til 8pm EST, Monday, May 23rd, so get stampin' already! Waddya waitin' fer?!
If'n ye don't feel like partyin' on the ship and just be a lazy pirate, then, settle on down fer I've got some treasure that I found tonight! Do ya gots yer rum to drink? Good, let's get goin'!
The first challenge of the night was a color challenge. That was all well and good....til I saw the color combination! Me eyes almost went blind, the sample for the challenge was SO good! So, I started working on me own card, and then me eyes almost went blind again! From the brightness of me card! Me thinks I need some sun blockers over me eyes! Take a look for yerself! Beware!
Stamps: KSS Hibiscus, Starburst by Making Memories Great Escape; Paper: Green Galore, white, kraft; Ink: Bermuda Bay, Green Galore, So Saffron; Embellishments: Oriental Weaving embossing folder, Spellbinders, MFT Jumbo Scallop Die-namics
The second challenge was to hide somethin'. Well, that be easy, since I'm always hiding me treasure from thieverin' scallywags. I just have to always remember the last place I hid it! Can you find me buried treasure? I think the scurvy's got me and me memory's going out to sea.
Stamps: Do the Hula leaves and pink hibiscus; hand drawn palm tree and treasure chest; Paper: kraft, white; Ink: copics, blue and brown sponging for sky and sand, gold gel metallic pen, Creative Memories brown journaling pen, white Spica pen, red stickles
The next challenge was to make something w/ Aaaaarrrrrrrrrggggggggghhhhhhh. Sorry there laddy, I got carried away. I meant, the letter "R". We had to make a card featurin' 3 things. So, I made a list. I could only come up with 3 things. Me rum, which is me favorite and I won't be sharin', so don't ask! Me ruby broach necklace. Again, I won't be sharin' me jewelry. Ye might like it too much and steal it! And me bandana. Nothin's better than wearin' a bandana and an eye patch! Even if ye gots both eyes a workin'!
This challenge was me own! I love when I can get me fellow shipmates motivated to do a little work around me ship. I do like a ship-shape ship, ya know. If we hit high seas, I don't want to be losin' any freight cause it ain't been put away right! Less money in me pocket, and that means a mean pirate be had! Arrgghh!!!
Stamps: The Open Seas; Paper: The Open Seas, Ink: Printer ink, copics; Other: linen thread
Arrrrggghhh, this be the last challenge. This treasure I be bringin' up be pretty darn boring. Oh well. I can still trade with the Orient. I might get last year's spices instead of this year's spices, but that's ok!
The challenge was to use a boat image or beach image. Whilst I love the beaches, I live fer the sea. The best sea farin' is when it's gray and cloudy. Not that I don't like me sun. It's just that I don't have to squint me eyes, or sweat from the heat, or get all red and blushy because I'm sailin' me ship. So, this is what I created.
Stamps: The Open Seas; Paper: Basic Gray, Bordering Blue, white; Other: linen thread, Spellbinders, assorted beads.
That be it from this end of the port bow. You might want to go starboard side to see the rest of crew and their creations. www.splitcoaststampers.com and look up VSN Stamp Night in the forums.
Good day to ye, laddies! Keep your eye on the main sail and the horizon, ye dirty swashbuckler!