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Summer Watermelon cu 09659
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I made this for 2 Splitcoast challenges..Free for All (F4A337) Think Cool, and Tricia’s DTGD challenge. We’d love for you to join in & for all the details go to the Dare to Get Dirty Forum ..but you’ll need to be a Fan Club member. It’s sooooo easy!

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To make my watermelon card, the big watermelon was stamped, colored & over stamped. I had the white die cut layer already there w/ the rectangle window cut out, so I made a black frame layer for it & attached it over the image. Parts of the two greeting were used and split up like you see. The checkerboard was stamped directly on the white layer & the fussy cut watermelon border was added on top.

I added some ants here & there because what’s a picnic w/o ants, right? I added a little black glaze pen to the watermelon seeds to make them shiny. Below are the Copics I used. Summer Watermelon copics 09646
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Supplies:

Stamps: DRS Designs – Watermelon BorderWatermelon & Friend4 in 1 Garden BugsCheckerboard BgSummer StorySweet Birthday
Paper: Staples 110# white, black
Ink: Versafine onyx, Memento tuxedo black
Accessories:  Copic markers, Misti, Spellbinders A2 matting basics A, Lil’ Inker Long Skinny Stitched Mats, ODBD pierced rectangles dies, black glaze pen

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Cattails Dragonflies cu IMG0352
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Has it been crazy hot where you are? And humid, too? A walk outside around here is feeling like walking through a steam room. It’s pretty bad when it feels as if you’re wearing the air like a wetsuit. As Dr. Suess might say…I do not like the heat. I do not like it one bit. I do not like it even one little bit. For today’s Inspiration Challenge (IC551), we have a Pinterest Board full of Tim Holtz inspiration. I was inspired by THIS card. 
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 (I DO like these colors. I do like them a lot.) And cattails & dragonflies are what you’d probably see in a hot, humid area. You can tell it’s hot because of the blazing orange above the dragonflies. I die cut a stitched rectangle out of the white linen c/s then sponged on the oranges from the top down and the green/turq from the bottom up. Then I put it into my Misti, stamped the cattails & dragonflies w/ Memento, added some color w/ Copics, then over stamped w/ Versafine. Just a touch of the splatter bg. was added here & there. The greeting was die cut in a double stitched circle & I sponged the outer circle w/ the same colors.

Funny thing about the bottom…I scored the top fold in the wrong place which made the front shorter & back too long. Instead of rescoring it (which would make it look funny & all), I cut off the excess on the back & added a sponged strip w/ part of the grid border on top. I guess another case of a mistake turning into an opportunity for change.

Here’s a look at the inside & below it are the Copics I used for the cattails & dragonflies.
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Supplies:

Stamps: DRS Designs  Long Tall CattailsOn My Mind 4 in 1 Garden Bugs,  Splatter Bg, (inside: Cheerful Smiles)
Paper: Staples 110# white, Neenah white linen
Ink: Memento tuxedo black, Versafine onyx, Distress inks carved pumpkin, ripe persimmon, cracked pistachio, peacock feathers
Accessories:  Copic markers, Lil’ Inker stitched rectangles dies, Impression Obsession (IO) grid border die, ODBD double stitched circle dies, Misti

 

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Awesome BUtterfly cu IMG0332
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A big congrats to Robin, the newest Featured Stamper (FS488) on Splitcoast! After much browsing, I picked THIS card to case. I kept the basic layout but used different images, different colors & made a water color bg instead of using designer paper. I’m also combining this with the Inspiration Challenge (IC549) & THIS was my abstract inspiration.

To make my background, I sprayed parts of the w/c paper w/ water then sprinkled on the Brushos crystals & spritzed w/ water again. Most of the time, I used a heat gun to dry it in between colors so they wouldn’t make mud. When completely dry, I stamped the butterfly corner w/ Versamark & clear embossed. Then I used a very wet paintbrush to wet the areas inside the embossed flowers & a paper towel to lift some of the color. Awesome Butterfly 09418
The butterfly on top was heat embossed w/ white ink & white powder on a separate piece of painted bg & die cut w/ the matching die. The You was also die cut out of the same bg.

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I’m also adding this to the Simon Says Monday Challenge-Summer Garden
and Virginia’s View Challenge #22

Supplies:

Stamps: Our Daily Bread designs – You Bless Me So, Butterfly Corner, Butterfly Single
Paper: Staples 110# white, water color, Neenah linen
Ink:  Colorbox frost white pigment, Versamark, Versafine onyx
Accessories: ODBD Piereced Rectangles, CirclesButterfly dies, Spellbinders matting basics B dies, Brushos water color crystals, clear & white embossing powders

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