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Unread 03-17-2017, 08:53 AM   #1
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Default APRVSN17N ~ Sat. April 1 - 9 pm ET ~ Help For A Fool ~ cnsteele

Challenge Title: Help for a Fool
Hostess: cnsteele (Nicole)
Keyword: APRVSN17N
Date: Saturday, April 1, 2017 9PM EST

Some people have an innate ability to create watercolor masterpieces...and then there's people like me who need a foolproof method to produce something pretty! Thanks to the generous nature of stampers, us "watercolor fools" can learn from the best. Kim Jolley at Stampin' Artfully featured a technique she called Foolproof Watercolor. The results are stunning! My challenge to you is to make a card using Kim's Foolproof Watercolor technique. You will find her written tutorial HERE. If you prefer a short video, Kim has one HERE. Thank you for playing along and thank you to Kim Jolley for giving me permission to use her technique for this challenge! HAVE FUN with this!


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1. ALL VSN CREATIONS MUST BE UPLOADED BY 10 P. M. EST ON Sunday, April 9.
2. You have 1 hour to complete the challenge, unless otherwise noted.....you do not have to count prep time!
3. We have a special gallery for the April Fool's VSN.
a) From the "Main Gallery" dropdown list on the first page of the uploader, choose Events and Special Collections.
b) From the Sub-gallery dropdown list, choose Virtual Stamping and Scrapbooking Nights ~ it's the last in the list.
c) From the new sub-gallery dropdown list choose April Fool's - it's the very top of the list.
4. Please remember to put in the correct keyword when uploading your image. Copying and pasting the challenge keyword is recommended to avoid typos.
5. Please do not combine VSN challenges...but you may combine any other challenges with a VSN challenge!

It is also highly recommended that you post a link to your creation in this chat thread to be sure your layout is seen. THANKS SO MUCH FOR PLAYING ALONG!!!
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Unread 04-01-2017, 05:01 PM   #2
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Hello, hello! Anyone got their second stamping wind? I am very much a morning person (I wake up naturally around 4:30am) so my husband just made me a big mug of tea to keep me going!
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Unread 04-01-2017, 05:05 PM   #3
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Here's three from me:

Summer Path


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Fixin up my Home!


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Hi! We are early birds here, too, or at least DH is! We are still goin, though. Loved this challenge!
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Me too! This was so much fun!! I of course made several other panels while I was PLAYING!!!
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Also an early bird, and I'm definitely feeling the burn now... Anyway, here's my attempt at foolproof watercoloring: APRVSN17N bunco score card
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I have extra panels from this technique, too. I want to get a fresh pack of baby wipes to see if that helps blend the ink even easier. Your guys' cards look great! I was commenting on them earlier and I loved seeing the range of styles and creativity.
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I have glanced at the written tutorial and I "think" I get it so, mostly its using a baby wipe to apply the color instead of a brush?
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The extra panels can come in handy, maybe, with next week's regular scs challenges, just to keep vsn cards obvious in the galleries. That's my intent, anyway.
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Here is my card. APRVSN17N Artfully Thinking of You sm by smadson - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers
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Here is my card:

Classic Birthday

Thanks for this challenge. I loved this technique and will use it again and again and again.
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And does it work wonderfully!! I think I might like it more then using a sponge or dauber. But for this challenge you are to crinkle up the the baby wipe and not use just to wipe it across.

My baby wipes were new and very wet!! Works so well!
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Stacy, yes. It reminded me of sponging as I made some panels. The wetness of the baby wipe makes the ink blend easily. My wipes were damp, but I think the effect would have been even better if I'd had newer wipes.
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I finished early for a change. This was a very enjoyable challenge.

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I am so happy you enjoyed it, Kandie! I appreciate you playing along with my challenge and I loved your card. You have a cool style.
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one from me, I did die cut my background into a frame

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This Always Time for Winecard was fun to make with this new technique. Thanks Nicole!
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What a fun challenge! I got out my watercolors today to play along It's the background - the cross is markers and wink of stella

TFL!

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I love Kim Jolley's cards using this technique!!! They are gorgeous!!Here's my humble attempt!


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Thanks for the challenge, Nicole and the introduction to a new technique. Here's my card, Birthday Sunset.
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Here's mine Key to a Happy Birthday
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Fun challenge/technique, thank you!

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Terrific challenge, Nicole. I'm glad I did this one. Thanks!

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Wow..easy and fun! This may mean I actually can finish the challenges when these tutorial ones aren't too hard to learn! Thanks!

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Mahalo much for a wonderful challenge and educating me. I needed a Fools proof lesson on watercoloring....

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Oh my goodness, what a wonderful background I was able to make!Last month, I went to the Seattle Art Museum with my 5th grader and her class. We saw some of the Impressionists work and this background reminded me of it. Obviously, no layers of paint on my card here, but a similar visual effect.

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Barely on time!!



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