Monday, February 01, 2010

This past weekend was a mini warm up for the Virtual Stamp Night's Olympic weekend coming up later this month. There were 6 challenges on Saturday Night.

The first was to be inspired by one of the flags of the participating countries. Didn't take me long ... I was looking for Australia ... I SO want to visit there - it's on my Bucket List! Their flag has a Union Jack in the upper left corner, so I put my image panel there matted on red. The background is a bright blue with some white stars. I tried clear embossing, which ended up looking darker in stead of lighter, but it works for me.

The 2nd challenge was to use snow or ice and white embossing or white Flower Soft. I embossed the white and dotted the center of the snowflakes with white embossing, but didn't show up as well as I'd have liked so I sponged blue over the entire surfact ... still can't see much, but like the way it popped the snowflakes.

The 3rd challenge was based on those ADORABLE mittens that the participants get to wear in the opening ceremonies ... I wanna get me a pair of those. I used some red felt material (left over from a costume of the Queen in Star Wars). I punched it with my scalloped Cuttlebug dies and stacked. I love this Penny Black image so much ... Just can't get enough of it.

The 4th was to use the Chalk Board technique. I sponged the images with white Craft ink and then swished some pastels into the design til I got what I was looking for.

This next one was basedon the Slalom Course, so we had to incorporate an "S" or wavy swirl of some kind, use the "Kissing Technique" and to use pink ... Ok, so I o.d'd on the pink. The wavy was achieved by running my c/s through the swirls CB embossing folder. I stamped the image in blush blossom then overstamped a floral background in rose red onto the image stamp (does that make sense?)

This last one, we were to use the "Spotlight Technique" and try to incorporate our favorite event of the Olympics (um, Ice Skating, of COURSE!) - with bonus points for using the 5 colors of the Olympics (red, blue, yellow, green & black - not in that order) ... I pulled out my stash of old, old SU Designer paper and created one background. I love this Skating Mudzie from High Hopes. After all was said and done and I was editing my photo ... I realized, "oops, where's the black?" Um ... the ink, YEAH, that's it, lol.
Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek! Have a fabulous day!

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