Today’s Sketch Challenge on Splitcoast (SC534) seemed perfect for an idea I had a couple of weeks ago to make a beach umbrella scene. Originally I was going to use bright, summer colors, but changed my mind & made it softer, sandy colors.
After I die cut the large sand background & smaller white one, I used a curved border die to cut off the bottom and replaced it w/ a piece of designer paper. I also added a little piece of a punched fence, a few pieces of die cut grass & a die cut border to cover the cut.
The umbrella was die cut out a dusty pink & the toppers cut from more of the same collection of dp. I added the flip flops, clouds & a few crystals. Here’s a peek at the simple inside using some leftovers. (It’s not really crooked, lol. It’s just a weird angle.)
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|Stamps: Our Daily Bread designs – Flip Flop Fun, Happy Birthday (from Little Boys set)
|Paper: white, textured sand & dusty pink (DCWV matstack), dp (ODBD Shabby Rose collection)|
|Ink: Memento tuxedo black, Distress Inks Victorian Velvet|
|Accessories: ODBD Flourished Star Pattern, Clouds & Raindrops, Umbrellas, Flip Flops dies, Spellbinders A2 matting basics A & curved border dies, crystals, picket fence punch|
Welcome to the Our Daily Bread designs April Release! We have some fabulous images & dies for you this month!
For my first card, I made a background on water color paper using Distress Inks, a water spritzer & a teflon craft sheet. I smooshed one ink color onto the mat, spritzed, then lightly pressed the paper to it. After drying the one color, I wiped off the mat and proceeded to the next color. I used 3 harmonious colors in all & the reason I did it one at a time & dried in between was to layer the colors and not have them all run together. I like the way the background reminds me of a rainy day, but with happier colors. I die cut it and used the outermost die from the Flourished Star Pattern die to cut the pierced layer behind it. The umbrella & umbrella topper were die cut from 4 colors of card stock & the Happy die was cut from 2 of the colors and stacked, offset. I used it to replace the Happy in the greeting & used a stamp positioner to rearrange the rest of the wording.
|Stamps: Our Daily Bread designs – April Showers, Showers of Blessings
|Paper: white, water color, lt blue, cobalt blue, lt green, aqua|
|Ink: Memento tuxedo black, Distress Inks evergreen bough, tumbled glass, broken china|
|Accessories: ODBD Flourished Star Pattern, Happy Birthday, Clouds & Raindrops, Umbrellas, Layered Lacey Squares dies, Spellbinders A2 matting basics A&B dies, SAMJ, teflon craft sheet|
My second card also started with water color paper, but this time I used actual water colors on it along w/ some metallic gold & white acrylic paints.
When I saw this greeting in the How Great Thou Art set, I kept picturing a swirling galaxy of stars so that was the look I was trying to achieve. I wanted to splatter some masking fluid on the background first, but found mine had totally dried up. So I watered down a little white acrylic paint & splattered it first & after it dried I did several water color washes using different shades of blue. After drying it w/ my heat gun, I splattered a little more white & a little gold on top & used a small paint brush to add some swaths of gold here & there. I used a metallic brushed gold card stock to die cut the Vintage Flourish frame & also the stars. The greeting was heat embossed & die cut in a circle to add on top of the large star. Here’s a different view showing how shimmery it all looks w/ the gold highlights.
And the inside of the card:
|Stamps: Our Daily Bread designs – How Great Thou Art
|Paper: water color, metallic brushed gold|
|Ink: Versacolor midnight pigment ink, Memento blue danube (inside)|
|Accessories: ODBD Vintage Flourish Pattern, Sparkling Stars, Layered Lacey Squares (inside) dies, Spellbinders A2 matting basics A&B & circle dies, water colors, Cobalt Tapestry embossing powder, white & metallic gold acrylic paint|
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Welcome to the April Challenge for Serendipity Stamps! This month the challenge is Monograms & Verse! You can get all the details over on the Serendipity Challenge Blog. We have something new…a “Stamp of the Month”. Each month a different image will be 50% off. This month- it’s the Jar Label. And as always, we have a have a gift certificate up for grabs to a random player.
For my Monogram card, rather than just have the Monogram by itself, I used the Monogram snipped from the Thanks die (I also snipped off a bit of the flourish) as the first letter in my greeting. I used a stamp positioner to move the lines of the greeting to better fit the Monogram. I love this Giraffe set and rather than color it, I used a piece of drywall mesh (it’s sticky on the backside) as a stencil, masked the sides, sponged some ink through it and added a little more color in a few of the squares w/ Copics. The image was stamped on top & die cut. I added a black mat then put it back on the larger piece it was cut from so it looks like the grid continues. A few of the sequins from the Wood Sequin combo were sprinkled here & there.
|Stamps: Serendipity Stamps –Giraffe cling set , Thinking of You ( on inside)
|Paper: Neenah white, black|
|Ink: Versafine Onyx, Kaleidaolor tahiti (for sponging the grid)|
|Accessories: Serendipity Thanks die, Spellbinders A2 matting basics A & B, Copic markers, Wood Sequins|
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Today’s Color Challenge (CC524) on Splitcoast had some pretty colors…perfect for flowers, which was also one of the dessert options. I have this new little dandelion image and I thought it would look good in a vase. After stamping & masking, I sponged the 3 closest colors I had to the challenge and spritzed w/ a little water. I added a few white dots w/ a gel pen just to brighten them up a bit then I cut them out.
After I die cut the flower heart, I sponged the same colors on the flowers, spritzed them then put it back in the die & embossed it again while damp. This is really thick card stock and it embosses so much better when damp. After I punched the vase, I also misted it and embossed it w/ the same die. The edge of the lighter pink c/s was punched, sponged a little & white dots added to the centers. When the card was all put together, I added the black Candi dot on the flag & a little Wink of Stella on the dandelions.
|Stamps: DRS Designs –Dandelion Puff, Happy Birthday, Rest of Life Greeting (inside)|
|Ink: Memento tuxedo black, Kaliedacolor baby powder (yellow), Distress inks worn lipstick & dried marigold|
|Paper: Neenah white, pink, strawberry|
|Accessories: Spellbinders A2 matting basics A die, MFT fishtail flag die, Memory Box Vernay Heart die, Punch Bunch vase punch, white gel pen, Wink of Stella pen, Candi dot, Martha Stewart hydrangea border punch|
Well, today’s Technique Challenge (TLC527) is to use ONLY card stock..no ink, no brads, no ribbon and to pick a color of card stock. A real challenge for me. I love to color and I love color. And we couldn’t use white. So the color I picked was teal. I figured the aqua is a paler shade of teal and that’s my story & I’m sticking to it.
For my all card stock, all die cut card, I’m using a couple of brand new Our Daily Bread designs dies, the umbrella & clouds/rain drops. The Hello die is from a previous ODBD release. So everything was die cut and glued in place. Pretty easy! This is the inside, also simple.
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|Stamps: Our Daily Bread designs – (April Showers) (inside)
|Paper: DCWV mat stack|
|Ink: Memento teal zeal (inside)|
|Accessories: ODBD Hello Flourished Star Pattern, Umbrella, Clouds (new! coming on 4/1) dies, Spellbinders A2 matting basics A & B, Cascade dots dies|