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A big congrats to Sharon, the newest Featured Stamper (FS549) on Splitcoast! She has such a big beautiful gallery, it was hard to chose just one. After much browsing, I chose THIS to case. I kept the beach/seashell theme & most of the layout, but I used different images, different colors & moved the shells from the center to around the center.
After stamping & coloring the flamingo scene, I die cut the white frame, added the greeting & some curvy pierced lines on the lower left. The shells were all fussy cut & added around the circle opening.

These are the Copic I used to color everything.

Thanks  so much for stopping by! 

Supplies:

Stamps: DRS Designs – Flamingo Scene, 4 in 1 Seashells, Beach Birthday
Paper: Staples 110# white
Ink: Memento tuxedo black 
Accessories:  Spellbinders A2 matting basics B, circles dies, Lil’ Inker embossed dots rectangles dies

 

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A big congrats to Joanne, the newest Featured Stamper (FS547) on Splitcoast! She has such a wonderful gallery & after much browsing, I chose THIS to case. I kept the tropical sunset theme but used different images, added more colors & left off the flowers/framing.

This scene reminds me somewhat of sitting at Barbers Point in Hawaii. Except that the further row of palm trees obscures the runway to the airport, lol. It’s a little weird to be sitting there gazing at the boats on the water, then a plane rolls by on the line where the palm trees are…almost like it’s just another sailboat.  I have a picture of that exact thing…somewhere.

 
I started by masking off a circle for the sun & a straight mask for the horizon & sponged on the water. Then I reversed the the horizon mask & sponged the sky & sun rays. After removing these masks, I sponged on the yellows for the sun. Then the fun began! I put the sponged panel into my Misti & stamped the palm trees & greeting. The seagulls were added & I used a white gel pen on them & here & there on the water.

Here’s a look at the inside.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Supplies:

Stamps: DRS Designs   – Palm Tree Line Seaside Dock Life is Measured (inside: Birthday Wishes)
Paper: Staples 110# white, black
Ink: Versafine onyx, Distress inks salty ocean, mermaid lagoon, squeezed lemonade, ripe persimmon, spiced marmalade
Accessories:  Misti, Spellbinders A2 matting basics  A & B dies, white gel pen

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For today’s Inspiration Challenge (IC603), I chose This scrapbook page. I don’t really do scapbooking so mine is a card  😀 but I liked the silhouette images against the sky. 
For the background, I used the Wrinkle Free Distress technique by smooshing the brown Distress inks onto my craft sheet, misting pretty heavily, then pressing mostly the bottom half of my water color paper on top. (Repeat this until you get the coverage you want.) After wiping the sheet off, I repeated this for the top half of my paper using the blue inks. Since watching paper dry is not one of my strong suits, I dried it w/ my heat gun then put  into my Misti and stamped the hiker &  trees w/ the sepia Versfine. I had to stamp them each about 2 or 3 times to get a good impression on this watercolor paper. I used a white marker to edge the panel & the white Prismacolor pencil to highlights to some of the rocks. I had a large brown paint chip & I liked the names of the colors so I let them show at the bottom. The greeting was added on a circle & backed w/ a larger circle from the paint chip.

Here’s a look at the inside.

Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a great weekend!

Supplies:

Stamps: DRS Designs Silhouette Hiker Silhouette Bg Trees Take a Hike (inside- Happiness Retirement )
Paper: Staples 110# white, watercolor, brown paint chip
Ink: Versafine vintage sepia, Distress inks gathered twigs, frayed burlap, stormy sky, salty ocean (Memento rich cocoa used on inside)
Accessories:  Misti, Spellbinders A2 matting basics A & B, lg & sm circles dies, white Permapaque marker, white Prismacolor pencil, craft sheet, mini mister

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