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Archive for the ‘Splitcoast Challenges’ Category

A big congrats to Denise, the newest Featured Stamper (FS579) on Splitcoast! She has a lovely little gallery & I chose THIS to case. I love the vibrant blue so I kept I kept that & most of the layout. I used different images, turned it horizontal & moved the greeting,
This is also for the Ways to Use It Challenge (WT678), to use bleach. I actually love using bleach on card stock…w/ all the different brands & colors, you never know exactly what you’ll get. For this, I stamped this southwest pot image w/ bleach onto the cobalt blue c/s. I was pleasantly surprised to see it turned a lovely turquoise color when bleached. The strip on the side was simply sprayed w/ bleach. After fussy cutting the pot, I used a lg bg die to emboss the turquoise panels then added a double stitched circle frame & some sequins & strips of paper for grasses. 

Here’s a look at the inside.

Just for grins, I sprayed a bunch of different colors of c/s  to see what bleach would do. Here are my results. (Click any pic to enlarge. If there’s a solid piece next to it, that was the original color.)

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Stamps: Inkadinkado – SW Pot, The Stamps of Life – Mini Banners to Cut 2 (inside- MFT -Meant to Sparkle)
Paper:  Staples 110# white, cobalt blue, turquoise
Ink:   SU brilliant blue
Accessories:  Misti, ODBD double stitched rectangles, double stitched circles, Boho Bg  dies, Lil’ Inker Designs stitched rectangle dies, bleach, sequins

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Such a wonderful site Angie chose for the Inspiration Challenge. It took me a while, but I finally spied THIS fun ornament & I knew I had the perfect little flamingo image to use.

To make my card, I put the image into my Misti, stamped w/ Memento, colored w/ Copics then over stamped w/ Versafine. I added a few highlights in the water w/ a white gel pen then did a little fussy cutting on the top. I took another piece of white card stock & sponged the 3 Distress inks from dark to light from the top down & placed this behind my image. On the blue frame, I stamped the woodgrain bg w/ the sky blue ink to give it a little texture.

Here’s a look at the inside & below it are the Copics I used. The flip flops were die cut & I just drew the straps on & shaded them a bit.


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Stamps: DRS Designs FlamingosSending SunshineWoodgrain Bg, Cool Summertime Greeting
Paper: X-Press It white, sky blue, Staples 110# white
Ink: Memento tuxedo black, Versafine onyx, Memories sky blue, Distress inks spun sugar, worn lipstick, abandoned coral 
Accessories:  Misti, Copic markers, Spellbinders A2 matting basics A & B dies, white gel pen,  ODBD Flip Flop dies


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Welcome to the Mar #1 Blog Hop for Serendipity Stamps!

The Prize – One $20 gift code will go to one random commenter from the blogs. So be sure  to visit all the blogs because you don’t know which one the winner will be drawn from. You have through Sunday Mar 11 to leave comments on the blogs for a chance to win. Mary will announce a winner on Mar 12  on her Blog. On the first & third Wednesdays of every month, we’ll be celebrating with a Blog Hop! The Special this month is the Lilac stamp – 50% off!

This is also for the Splitcoast Inspiration Challenge (IC641). I was inspired by THIS butterfly.

For my Lilac Note, I put the lovely image in my Misti, stamped & colored w/ Copics. I used Prismacolor pencils to do a light overlay in areas then over stamped it to bring back the details. It was die cut & I had to do a little out of the box on the leaves on the left. I had a couple of left over rectangles in 2 shades of purple & I thought they looked nice behind the upper left & helped balance out the composition. I had to finagle the greeting a bit to work around the image & I added a little white gel pen around a loop of the J to help it stand out. A little wink of Stella was added…hard to see here, but shimmery in real life!

Here’s a look at the inside & below it are the Copics I used.

Please be sure to comment on all the is much appreciated & also increases your chances of winning!

Mary’s Blog

Bonnie Klass

Beth Chui

Miriam Napier (off this week)

Julie Warner (you are here!)

Vickie Zimmer 

Marybeth Lopez

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Stamps: Serendipity Stamps:  Lilacs, Just a Quick Note (inside  Just Wanted to Say, Happy Birthday II)
Paper:  Staples 110# white, Neenah white, lilac, purple
Ink:   Memento tuxedo black (Hero Arts soft lilac shadow ink used on inside)
Accessories: Serendipity Stamps Birthday dieCopic markers, Misti, Prismacolor pencils, Wink of Stella, white gel pen, Lil’ Inker stitched rectangles dies


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