This challenge is hosted by Julee Tilman, who wanted us to get a little inky with our Verve stamps. The challenge is to give your Verve projects a vintage glow with a technique called Vintage Values. To play along, upload your creation to your blog or gallery, then leave us a comment linking to your project so we can check it out. If you upload to SCS, remember to use keyword: OCCC.
Vintage Values How-To: Requires 2-3 shades of the same color of ink and a craft sponge. Starting with your lightest shade of ink, use a craft sponge to sweep ink from the outer edges of your cardstock inward as far as you want your glow to touch. Repeat with your next shade of ink, but only sweep about 2/3 as far in (so some of the lighter color still shows in the inner sections). Repeat with the darkest shade of ink (if desired), sweeping with short strokes, only about 1/3 of the way in.
What would a Verve challenge be without a Verve prize? On Friday, October 31 at noon EST, we'll be choosing one random participant to receive their choice of any Verve Stamps set. If you don't have Verve stamps, feel free to play along with stamps from any company. We never met a stamp we didn't love!
And before you get all inky, check out these vintage beauties by the OCC crew:
By Julee Tilman - Poetic Artistry
By Cindy Haffner - Cindy Haffner's Corner
By Dawn Easton - Treasure Oiler Designz
By Lynda Benden - Stamp Act
By Jennifer Meyer - Jennifer's Sweet Designs