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Today, I’m combining a few challenges from Splitcoast…first my card is for the Free For All (F4A206), to have LOVE somewhere on your project.
|Stamps: DRS Designs – Stacked Love, Woven Plaid, Interlocking Heart Background|
|Ink: Memento tuxedo black, love letter & angel pink, Colorbox rouge & warm red chalk inks|
|Paper: white, shimmer red, metallic silver, metallic flecked gray|
|Accessories: Quickutz mailbox die, Spellbinders scallop rectangle & rectangles dies|
For a couple of the following Altered Book pages, this first one is for the MIX53 challenge, Layers.
These are all pages from an altered book I made a while back for my sister’s birthday. Since we were born and raised in Texas, I chose to start with the book “Texas” by James Michener. I used quite a bit of text from it, but also a ton of pictures from magazines, especially Texas Monthly, clip art and stamps from a whole bunch of companies. I started by removing some pages and gluing other pages together for stability, then used a variety of colors of acrylic paints to base coat the pages. Then I would use a variety of ink colors and stamped images to create the backgrounds. Then the collage work started with all of the images. This is just a few of the pages…the entire book is around 45-50 double pages with all manner of pockets, fold outs, telescoping images, tags and pull outs. Some tell the history of Texas, some are on individual cities and regions of Texas..some tell about personal family history & experiences, recipes, music & some are just for fun.
I love all the fun images on this page..the only thing that always bothered me is the misspelling of “y’all” on the left page. I cut this out for the size, went ahead and used it, but it still bothers me. I guess the typist just had her contractions confused, since as every Texan knows, y’all is “you all” and the apostrophe goes after the y. And just to be clear, “y’all” is singular, “all y’all” is plural, lol.
And this page is also for the Ways to Use It (WT464), Horses as well as the Mix53.
This is a group of pages (see the angle cuts on the right?) that have a bunch of recipes and pictures of Tex-Mex food and restaurants.
And here we have some Texas music! Is there anything better? I’ve been to the Kerrville Folk Festival and it was always fabulous! And just interesting to me, but one of my cousins lived down the street from one of the ZZ Top members (I won’t say which, lol) and Buddy Holly was a cousin of my dad’s (so I guess he was cousin too) and they were born on the same day, same year. How cool!
I cased This and despite what Anne says, it definitely is NOT an ugly card. I changed the colors, the card size, left off the lock and added the basket of flowers and the sentiment. I used this image (unknwn) because my dear friend Anne sent it to me! I used dye reinkers to watercolor the image and I added splatters and tore the edges.
I made a frame in the vanilla c/s using the Nestie resizing tech. Then I stamped a linen texture (SC) over it w/ the buff ink. Very subtle.
The basket (Anita’s) and flowers (Inkadinkado) were stamped on w/c paper and colored the same way. I cut them out and cut a slit in the basket to insert the flowers. I did the nestie resize on the sentiment block. This is the only French stamp I own and this is the first time I’ve used it. I thought it appropriate since I know Anne speaks French.
I added the ribbon and a blue layer and did faux stitching w/ a red gel pen. Anne has used real stitching quite a bit on her cards, but I just couldn’t bring myself to dig out the sewing machine. So I hope faux will do. I hope you like it, dear Anne. Even though I don’t speak French and have never been to France, this is what I imagine a ride in the French countryside would look like.
Stamps: Inkadinkado, Rubber Stampede, Anita’s (Inque) bicycle is unknwn, Stamp Camp
Paper: water color, vanilla, bashful blue
Ink: AP coal, dye reinkers, buff
Accessories: foam tape, ribbon, red gel pen
Congrats, Liz on being today’s Featured Stamper at SCS. I’ve been a fan of Liz’ for a while. It was hard to pick just one, but I finally decided on Cup of Friendship to case. I changed the colors and images, left off the sentiment (until I decide which one I want) and added another punched border and aa few strips of color. I kept the layout and wonderful side punched strips.
My SW pot (Stamps on Fire)was stamped a couple of times onto vanilla and the band part was stamped once onto some bg I had left over from yesterday’s challenge. I used markers to color the pot of one and the chili peppers on the other. I cut the pepper part out and layered onto the pot. I paper pieced some of the band onto the lower part of the pot. Then I cut the whole thing out. A slit was cut around the lip of the pot and I inserted these slivers of c/s I cut. I attached it to a bg I stamped a lg burlap bg (Stamp Camp) that I inked w/ the DI ant. linen and just hit it here and there w/ DI tea dye and sponged the edges w/ the tea dye.
I used this same burlap on the wine card front using the redwood ink. I punched the edges of the leftover bg (using the SU images) and a green strip. I used the smaller McGill punch on a strip of the bg. I attached the MS border punched strips on the left side and the other on the right. What may look like more red & green layers is actually just strips I attached. I added a few small punched daisies on the left green strip.
Images: Stamps on Fire, Stamp Camp, SU
Inks: Ancient Page coal & redwood (Clearsnap), Distress Inks in Fired Brick, Antique Linen and Tea Dye (Ranger)
Zig Zag border punch (Martha Stewart )
SW border punch (McGill)
card stock: vanilla, wine, meadow
Clear Glaze pen (Sakura)