Today’s Color Challenge (CC541) on Splitcoast is a rosy red, minty green & taupe. I don’t have the exact colors so I used what I had on hand.
I started by die cutting the kraft layer (sub for taupe), stamped the greeting, highlighted it w/ a white gel pen, then sponged white chalk ink around the edges. The window & shutters were die cut then I attached a piece of acetate behind the window frame & embossed them before adding a small piece of designer paper behind them. The pinecones & bells were colored w/ Copics & fussy cut & I added a white die cut curved piece at the bottom to represent snow. Stardust stickles was added to the snow & red stickles on the berries & ribbon.
|Stamps: Our Daily Bread designs – Jingle Bells, Pinecone Singles
|Paper: white, kraft, dp (ODBD Christmas 2014 collection)|
|Ink: Memento tuxedo black, Versafine onyx (greeting), Colorbox popcorn chalk ink|
|Accessories: ODBD Flourished Star Pattern, Welcoming Window, Window Shutter & Awning dies, Spellbinders curved borders dies, Copic markers, white gel pen, stickles|
Today’s Clean & Simple Challenge (CAS335) is all about the beach! I thought these shells, waves & mermaid would fit right in. The hardest part about this card was finding an ink that would stick to this shimmery lt. teal card stock.
I wanted to stamp the shells & highlight the seahorse & waves with a blue ink & I only have Stazon in white & black. I tried Distress ink, Memento, Chalk ink..nothing would stick. Until I got out my Ancient Page. Success! So after stamping & coloring the mermaid, I fussy cut her & the stamped shells. The waves & seahorse were die cut & highlighted w/ ink. The circle burst was also die cut & I used the white Stazon to stamp the wave pattern inside.
After it was all attached to the card, I stamped the greeting & added stickles for sparkle. These are the Copics I used on the mermaid.
Thanks so much for stopping by! Don’t forget to check out the DRS Thursday Challenge…A Stitch in Time (faux or real stitching). DRS images are not required & there’s a nice prize up for grabs!
|Stamps: DRS Designs –Mermaid, 4 in 1 Seashells, Hooked on You, Versatile Bg
|Paper: Neenah white, X-Press It white, lt. teal shimmer|
|Ink: Memento tuxedo black, Ancient Page cobalt, Stazon white, Distress Ink mermaid lagoon (greeting)|
|Accessories: Copic markers, Spellbinders A2 matting basics A & B dies, Memory Box sunburst circle die, Joy Craft dies Seahorse & Wave, stickles|
How fun! The IC Challenge (IC503) is a Pinterest board full of Beachy images & houses. I was really inspired by THIS picture w/ all its bright colors and tall houses.
For my bright house card, I had a water color background I made a week or so ago when I was experimenting with Brushos. So I used a strip of it and die cut my buildings out of matching colors then mixed them up. I used one edge of a pierced rectangle die to make the top sections and a curved border die to make the blue bottom section. After stamping the greeting, I addd a Candi dot & done!
Here’s a look at the inside using some leftover pieces.
Thanks so much for stopping by! If you haven’t, please check out the DRS Thursday Challenge. This week, A Stitch in Time (use real or faux stitching or stitched dies). DRS images are not required & a nice prize is up for grabs.
|Stamps: DRS Designs – Our House, Birthday Wishes (inside)
|Paper: Neenah white, water color, turquoise, cobalt blue, orange, peach|
|Ink: Versafine onyx|
|Accessories: Spellbinders A2 matting basics A & B, Row Houses, pierced rectangles & curved border dies, Brushos water color crystals, Candi dot|