Archive for June, 2014
A big congrats to Barb, the newest Featured Stamper (FS386) on Splitcoast! She has a lovely gallery and I chose THIS card to case. I kept the oval and similar colors but I used a vertical layout and made a melted crayon background (a cousin of encaustic wax) for the WT485 challenge, instead of using designer paper.
This was the first time I’ve tried the melted crayon background and I loved playing around with it. I made quite a few…it was hard to stop! Since I really like how this background turned out, I kept everything else simple…a greeting on a white frame and some die cuts. I don’t think I’ve had this much fun with crayons in a long time!
|Stamps: Serendipity Stamps –Happy Birthday (from Everyday Small Words 469J)
|Paper: X-Press It white, glossy white|
|Ink: Memento tuxedo black|
|Accessories: Cheery Lynn Dandelion dies, Cheery Lynn Pretty Pretty Bows die, Spellbinders matting basics A & B, petite oval dies, crayola crayons, craft iron|
I’m also entering this in the Simon Says Wed Challenge- Anything Goes!Pin It
For today’s Free For All Challenge (F4A227) on Splitcoast, the theme is Summer. I remember spending many a summer day in a treehouse my best friend Emily and I built when we were around 8 or 9. Ours had 2 stories and it was awesome! Emily had a twin sister who was besties with my sis. They were no where near as tomboy as we were. So we tried to charge them a nickel to come up in our fabulous treehouse. They decided they’d build their own in a nearby tree. Oh man…Emily and I almost fell our of our treehouse laughing. They tried to build it from the top down and didn’t get very far. A couple of boards, then they’d want to paint.
So my treehouse was stamped, colored and die cut. I started by stamping the fence, masking as I went, then masked the whole fence and stamped the treehouse behind it. The red, lt blue and navy layers were all leftovers and they fit just about exactly so I used them. The greeting was stamped on the lt blue and to fill in down the left side, I embossed a border. The finished card is 4.25 x 5.50 and these are the Copics I used.
Thanks so much for stopping by! If you haven’t yet, be sure to check out the DRS Thursday Challenge. The challenge is pretty easy…just show us your new toys..an image, a die cut, an embossing folder…whatever’s new! DRS images are not required so head on over and link up!
|Stamps: DRS Designs –– Treehouse, Sending You Sunshine Greeting,Add a Fence
|Paper: X-press it white, lt blue, navy blue, red
|Ink: Memento tuxedo black|
|Accessories: Copic markers, Spellbinders A2 matting basics A & B, Sizzix embossing folder (Patterns & Stitches set)|
I’m back with another for 2 of today’s challenges…the CAS278 & a little bit of the TLC487. I used about 4 of the colors for the CAS challenge and the 3 round die cut dots were left overs from my first card from the TLC challenge, so you see that one by clicking it. For this card, I inked the inside of an embossing folder with a rainbow ink pad, spritzed it, then very lightly pressed a piece of white card stock inside, aka Embossing Folder Stamping. I added a little twist by after pressing the c/s inside the folder, I took it out, washed the folder, put the c/s back in and embossed it. That’s why you can see the little embossed raindrops on the background. I also die cut it w/ a layering die.
The card front and the greeting panel were die cut w/ stitched rectangle dies. The umbrella was colored with Copics and fussy cut. I stamped a raindrop image below the greeting using the same rainbow pad. The finished card is 4.25 x 5.50 and these are the Copics I used for the umbrella.
I’m also entering this in the Simon Monday Challenge- I Ought to Use this More -embossing folder stamping!
Thanks so much for stopping by!
|Stamps: DRS Designs – Umbrella, Dancing in the Rain
|Paper: X-press it white, heavy duty aluminum foil
|Ink: Versafine onyx, Kaleidacolor Caribbean sea|
|Accessories: ODBD Aster die ( for the small circles), Spellbinders Matting Basics A & B & dies, Lil’ Inkers stitched rectangles dies, clear embossing powder, Copic markers, Darice embossing folder|