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What a fun inspiration site! I chose Sweet Pea & Vanilla for my inspiration for today’s Inspiration Challenge at SCS.  This also fits in w/ the OCC Challenge to recycle and the DD Going Green theme. Since GREEN is my fave color, I really love these green challenges.

Everything except the garden green layers is recycled. I may have mentioned, I save everything. Much to my DH’s dismay. Today I was able to use some of it. My main image and greeting are done on paint chips. I stamped the bg images in various shades of green ink and heat set. Then I stamped the white ferns and butterfly w/ white pigment ink and heat embossed w/ white ep.

The stripe layer is a recycled return envelope that I crimped then brayered over w/ the Brillance lime ink. The pattern paper is the inside of a recycled envelope. I also brayered over it w/ the lime ink so it would tone it down a little. The little vertical strip is just a leftover piece of the paint chip.

Then sentiment (SG) is stamped w/ the pine ink and cut w/ a nestie oval.

Stamps: Inkadinkado, StudioG, Stampendous, Purple Onion
Paper: paint chip, garden green, recycled envelopes
Ink: AP pine, leaf, emerald, jade, white pigment, Brilliance pearlescent lime
Accessories: white embossing powder, foam tape, paper crimper, nestie oval & scallop oval, brayer

Thanks for stopping by!

What does DDIC stand for? The Divine Divas Inspiration Challenge! Welcome to the first Inspiration Challenge of the Divine Divas!

Who are the Divine Divas? Please meet the team:

Lori (chanteuse at SCS), aka Diva Stamper and head Diva

Chris (glowbug at SCS)

Keri (stampinupconsultan at SCS)

Chat (nitestamper at SCS)

Angela (mudflapmamma at SCS)

and me, Julie (justwritedesigns at SCS)

Lori picked a beautiful room for our Inspiration piece today. See the room here. I was immediately drawn to the bedspread. All that fluffy pink and rich brown reminded me a little of chocolate covered cherry cream.

While I making this, the sketch challenge was posted, so I combined the two, although I had to do a little a little flip of the sketch to fit my image.

The background is embossing resist. I stamped the vines and butterflies (Inkadinkado) w/ Versamark and embossed w/ pastel pink ep. Then I applied a few different brown inks to the bg and filled in the little areas inside the images w/ a chocolate brown marker. Normally, I would just emboss the pink onto chocolate c/s, but I’m all out of the color I had in mind, so I did it the hard way. After it dried, I sprayed a gloss sealer on it to give it a little of the same shine the embossing has.

I stamped the vine again, this time on Pink Pirouette, and embossed w/ chocolate brown ep. I added a big flower (Autumn Leaves) and a couple of smaller ones (Purple Onion) then traced around my image using a large Nestie rectangle. I cut around the right side and then used the Nestie to cut and emboss the remainder of the panel. (Please see the tutorial for this Here.) I used a pale pink marker to add a slight shadow around my image and added a chocolate brown brad in the upper left corner.

The sentiment (Inkadinkado) was also embossed and cut w/ an oval Nestie. I used a scallop oval Nestie on a piece of the emboss resist bg for the layer behind the sentiment.  The top panel was bugged w/ the  Cuttlebug Swiss Dot folder on a piece of Pretty in Pink. I added a small ribbon tag on the side and a piece of the ribbon over the seam of the Swiss Dot panel and the bg.

Thanks so much for visiting and we would love for y’all to join in on the Challenge. Visit the Inspiration room and see what inspires you! Please use DDIC1 in the keywords if you upload to Splitcoast so we will be able to find your creation.

Stamps: Inkadinkado, Autumn Leaves, Purple Onion
Ink: Versamark, Printworks bright brown, Whispers sepia
Accessories: chocolate brown & pastel pink embossing powder (both from Michael’s), ribbon (also from Michael’s $ bin), brad, foam tape, Spellbinders Nestie ovals and rectangles, CB Swiss Dot folder, markers


Congrats to Kendra who is the Featured Stamper today at SCS. What a wonderful gallery you have! I chose Monogram Note Cards to case. I changed the colors, the ribbon orientation and used a rectangular sentiment instead of a circular monogram.

I sponged on the colors from the Kpad, then stamped the paisley repeatedly w/ the coal ink. I used a white gel pen to highlight.

The sentiment was stamped w/ the coal, then I overstamped w/ the Kpad and used a water brush to bleed the color and shadow the letters. Everything is layered a few times, the sentiment is on foam tape. The ribbon buckle is a nestabilities die cut. I cut it out of a scrap of the sponged bg and rubbed black ink over the top.

Stamps: Purple Onion
Paper: white, black, garden green
Ink: Kaleidacolor Riviera, AP coal
Accessories: water brush, ribbon, nestie buckle die, foam tape, black marker, white gel pen

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