Monday, September 10, 2007

Monday, Monday

That is a 60's song, and how do I know it? My sisters were teenagers in the 60's and played lots of music! I was a weeee one but apparently music knows no age boundaries because I remember a lot of them. Here is what I came up with this weekend. The first and second cards are for VSN - a weekend of hourly card making challenges on Splitcoast. It is so much fun! You have 45 minutes to complete the challenge. Not an easy task but somehow it works.

The first one's challenge was to use texture. So I used magic mesh, hemp, dry embossing (Cuttlebug), clear embossing powder (to make the image real smooth) and I also roughed up the edges to give it a textured look.

The second one was so cool! You were to use a leaf and ink it up and stamp with it. I went outside and grabbed a maple leaf, used one of my multicolor ink pads and after I stamped the leaf (you can even see the veins of the leaf) I clear embossed it and cut it out.

The last one I did for the technique challenge of blending color pencils with Gamsol. I had odorless oil paint thinner but it still worked great! I also went to my stamp store for it's 2 year anniversary celebration and made three fun make n' takes which I will post tomorrow. Until then, have a great day/night!


Cheryl said...

I had a sister and a bother who were teenagers in the 60's as well. I think we had that one on a 45 as well as a bunch of other songs. We have a juke box in our house now and it has mostly 70's songs with a few before and after. We have a tradition on Saturday mornings while we eat breakfast we listen to the songs on the jukebox. We are always on the lookout for 45's we don't have but want. You wanted to know all that, right?

The cards are wonderful!! I especially like the leaf one (2nd).

Take care, Lori.

Anonymous said...

Love 'em all once again...but I'm trying not to 'get into' Fall just yet...we finally have Summer this week! LOL Yay sunshine! But I do love all the colour combos and I'm thinking there is NO WAY I could do any of these in 45 mins! Nope.


papersunshine said...

Thank you Cheryl! Thank you Donna! Cheryl of course I like to hear all that :) it's what makes us all connected in a way don't you think? Love the jukebox idea! Donna, sunshine, we are in such a drought and it is so bad we are in a state of emergency for farm animals! So please TAKE and enjoy the sunshine! LOL!

Patricia said...

Always come to your blog when I need some inspiration. I love the style of your cards.

Rachel said...

You always make the most beautiful cards!

papersunshine said...

Thank you Patricia and Rachel! I appreciate you taking the time to look and comment :)