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I’m glad I was able to combine yesterday’s LSC w/ today’s IC challenge at SCS. I started work on this yesterday, but didn’t get very far. This set just came in the mail and I had to put the repositionable glue on the back and cut it apart. Took quite a bit longer than I bargained for. Up until yesterday, we had about 17% humidity. Then it started raining. Now I like to watch glue dry just as much as the next person, but it took FA-EV-AH. (Oh, note to self: next time rethink the part about putting the glue on before cutting it apart.)

For the IC, I took my inspiration from Victorian ÉtagèreI loved the vase of flowers on top.

So today, I made my faux dp for the LSC by sponging on the pink and green chalk inks on the bottom of white c/s. Then I stamped some flourishes from this set Sitting Pretty by FireCracker Designs w/ the same chalk inks and also w/ the black ink. Then I added a little white w/ the galaxy marker. This is actually a faux layer. I masked off the center area before coloring and stamping, then drew a black frame. This card is really just the image layer then the card front.

On the image layer, I stamped the vase. then masked and did the flowers. I stamped a few extra carnations and layered some of the petals after coloring w/ markers.

The sentiment (same set) was stamped and punched w/ a word window tag (this was allowed in the LSC, but only for the sentiment.) I used a lt pink marker on the ribbon (also allowed in the LSC) and attached my sentiment on top w/ a scrap of black c/s behind the ribbon. I edged the panel w/ a pink marker and then a black marker and attached it w/ foam tape to the faux layered card front.

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Stamps: FireCracker Designs by Pamela, Sitting Pretty set
Paper: white, scrap of black behind the sentiment tag
Ink: Ancient Page coal, chalk inks (Clearsnap or VersaMagic) in lime pastel, pixie pink & tea leaves
Accessories: Tombow markers, blender, foam tape, word window punch, ribbon, white & black galaxy markers
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For today’s Ways to Use It challenge at SCS, we have frugal recycling; I love it! Since I never throw anything away, (because I know as soon as I do I’ll find that perfect use for it) this seems tailor made for me. I used magazine pictures. My main bg of the rooster weather vane is from a magazine. The stamped rooster is put together w/ lots of magazine pgs.

Of course these roosters have legs, but this card was totally inspired by Tuesday night dinner. Let me explain. On Tuesday nights, I’m gone for a while to a sort of club meeting. I’ll either bring home dinner or get one of those already cooked chickens from the store, like this past Tuesday.

As DH is fixing his plate, I hear “Huh. Something’s wrong w/ this chicken.”
“What?” I ask.
“Well, it has no legs and 3 wings.”
“Hmm. You know what that means, don’t you?”
“No. What?”
{Here, I think he’s expecting some deep, Kung Fu/Confucius type meaning. Yeah, right!}
“Well, it means that in another kitchen, right about now, some guy is saying “Huh. This chicken has four legs and only one wing.” ”

While y’all are figuring out what these two mutant chickens look like, I’ll give you the deets. I trimmed my mag pic and attached it to a piece of really rust that I stamped the chicken wire (GI) on the bottom
then bugged.

The rooster (Inkadinkado) was stamped about a thousand times on different colors in mag pgs and sections cut out and all pieced together. I attached him to a white nestie cut oval then to a black one.

The sentiment (Hampton) was stamped on left over piece of the mag pic and I added a little shading w/ a marker and blender. I punched a word window tag that was also stamped w/ chicken wire, cut it in half and attached to the left side w/ a couple of buttons. This is all attached to a black card front. wt207-no-legged-chicken-2024a

Stamps: Inkadinkado, Hampton Art, Great Impressions
Paper: white, black, really rust
Ink: Archival sepia, AP coal
Accessories: foam tape, nestie oval, cuttlebug distressed stripe folder, word window punch, buttons, green marker & blender, magazine pages

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Love the sketch challenge today at SCS! I tweaked it a bit by making the center square a little bigger than the two on the sides.

I stamped the same flower (AL) onto the, c.chip and dp and cut them out. I snipped the lines on a few of the petals so I could pop them up a bit.

My three squares, 2 out of dp and the larger center one out of the, were cut w/ square nesties. The long brown rect. they’re attached to was cut w/ a nestie long rectangle that I extended just a little to reach all the way across. It and the three squares are on foam tape, as well as the flowers.

I attached two pieces of the dot ribbon to a wire clip w/ brads. The wire clip was originally silver but I changed the color by first going over it w/ a lt blue Sharpie. I decided I didn’t want it to be so shiny, so I then went over it w/ a white Permopaque marker. The lt blue still shows thru, but the shine is really dulled down.

The greeting (PTI) was stamped on the layer w/ the dk brown chalk ink and the panel was edged w/ a dk brown maker.

This card is also my entry in the Spellbinders Gallery Contest and the 2RedBananas blog hop contest. For this I used the same sketch as Jami’s “Lucky Dog” , Jeanette’s ribbon treatment from “Joy” (2nd card on 2/24/09), and the color combo of Teresa’s “Gunther’s Greetings” scrapbook page.

Stamps: Autumn Leaves, PaperTrey Ink
Paper: = bashful blue, choc. chip, dp (Paper Studio)
Ink: Chalk ink dk. brown, Colorbox Seaglass pigment ink
Accessories: ribbon, brads, wire clip, foam tape, dk brown marker, Nestabilities long rectangles (S4-142)and squares sets (S4-126), lt blue Sharpie, white Permopaque marker

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