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Easter Blessings cu 08424
Today’s Color Challenge (CC569) on Splitcoast is lagoon, olive & watermelon. I thought these were pretty Spring colors so I went w/ a mostly white Easter card using the colors on the flowers & greeting.

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After I die cut the Sunburst bg, all the little flowers, vines, leaves & Easter part of the greeting, I used Distress inks to sponge the colors on. The 3 crosses each die cut twice & stacked together & then on each other for dimension. The blessings part of the greeting was stamped on a stitched oval & added under the die cut Easter. The sunburst layer was sponged just around the edge.

Here’s a look at the inside.

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Stamps: Our Daily Bread designs Earth’s Gladdest Day
Paper:  Staples #110 white
Ink:  Versafine deep lagoon, Distress Inks peeled paint, shabby shutters, evergreen bough, worn lipstick
Accessories: ODBD Sunburst Bg, Stitched Ovals, Bitty Blossoms, Ornamental Crosses, Happy Easter, Lovely Leaves dies, ( inside- Double Stitched Rectangles dies),Viva white pearl pen

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Paddy Bear Shamrocks cu 08415
The Technique Challenge (TLC572) on Splitcoast today involves a pleated skirt made of paper. The instructions were not hard, I just made it harder on myself because of orientation of my I had to reverse the side of the pleat & make is shorter to fit. 
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After I stamped, colored & die cut Paddy Bear, I colored a narrow cut off piece w/ the same green Copics & added it to the upper right. I used a piece of the marigold c/s to make my pleated skirt. It’s attached to a piece of white on the reverse side & I stamped it w/ little shamrocks using the marigold ink. I also used a dot embossing folder & curved border die to cut most of the lower edge. The two ribbons were also colored to match & attached on top of the pleated skirt. A little Wink of Stella was added to all the shamrocks.

These are the Copics I used to color everything.
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Stamps: DRS Designs- Tall ShamrocksShamrock Shenanigans, Paddy Bear, Shamrock Bg
Paper: Staples white, Hammermill white, marigold
Ink:  Memento tuxedo black, Versafine onyx, Distress ink dried marigold
Accessories:  Spellbinders A2 matting basics A & B, curved border dies, Copic markers, ribbon, Misti, Cuttlebug Swiss dots embossing folder, TE shamrocks die, Wink of Stella

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NCC FInd Beauty cu 08376
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The Color Challenge (CC568) is saffron, gray & sky blue. I was a little hesitant about these colors at first,  but they are growing on me. 
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I started by sponging the two yellow inks from the bottom up then I sponged the blue from the top down. Gray was also sponged from the bottom up for a couple of inches to help ground the image. The sponged piece was placed into my Misti & the first time I stamped it I used the gray flannel but I didn’t think it was quite dark enough so I stamped it again w/ the Versafine. I added a few white highlights and some gray shadows below the silhouette. It was die cut several times w/ a couple of lt blue layers in between & on the bottom. I had the narrow little strip left over so I tacked it close to the left edge & added a die cut butterfly & a couple of mini brads.

Here’s a look at the inside.
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Stamps:  North Coast Creations – Find Beautyy: Our Daily Bread designs – Butterflies & Bugs 
Paper:  Hammermill white, Bazzill Basics (ocean breeze)
Ink:  Versafine onyx, Distress Inks tumbled glass, squeezed lemonade, scattered straw, hickory smoke
Accessories: ODBD  Flourished Star PatternDouble Stitched Rectangles, Butterflies & Bugs dies, Copic markers, Misti, Spellbinders A2 matting basics B, mini brads, white gel pen

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