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Today’s Inspiration Challenge (IC507) is a Pinterest board full of fabulous mixed media art. I could spend all day looking at the beautiful pictures. My card was inspired by THIS picture.
Shell Wreath 06655 I already had the mixed media bg made, just waiting around to be used. It was embossed w/ a chevron folder, then Versamark ink rubbed over it & heat embossed w/ a shabby white/gold embossing powder. I did the same to the wave die cut at the bottom. 

Shell Wreath xcu 06665 The greeting circle was stamped & gold embossed & I also added a few gold embossed splatters. The different shells were all gold embossed, fussy cut & I used a couple of Prismacolor pencils to add just a hint of color. A die cut vellum twig wreath was attached around the circle (it reminded me of coral) then the shells were added on top.

Here’s the inside.
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Thanks so much for stopping by!
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Stamps: DRS Designs – 4 in 1 Seashells, Happy Birthday, Splatter Background (inside- Beach Birthday Greeting)
Paper: Neenah white, pale taupe
Ink:  Versamark, Encore Ultimate metallic gold
Accessories:  Spellbinders A2 matting basics  A & B, circles dies, Impression Obsession twig wreath die, Joy Craft Wave die, Stampendous shabby white embossing enamel powder, Quickutz/Lifestyle embossing folder (Zig Zag set), white & pink Prismacolor pencils
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Fragrance cu 06766
For my card today, I’m combining 4 Splitcoast Challenges…Inspiration Challenge (IC500), I chose THIS for the colors, Free For All (F4A280) brad other than round, Mixability (MIX127) red, white & blue & the Sketch (SC547). I also have a one on one comparison I did showing how I used my MISTI. I stamped it first with Memento, colored with Copics, then overstamped with Versafine to get a deep, dark line image. And…a little picture tutorial showing step by step how I colored the blue roses.  Remember, you can click on any picture to make it bigger!
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After I stamped 3 of the roses images, they were all colored with Copics & fussy cut. I used just the center of one of the roses, shaped it & popped it up in the center of the rose on the right. The blue frame was made on watercolor paper using water colors then streaked & splatter with gold acrylic paint. When dry, I die cut it to make the frame. The white layers are the inside dies of the same Lacey Layered Square die set. The greeting was stamped, the cut flowers added & the diamond shaped brad for the Free for All challenge.

As’s the picture tutorial showing how I colored the roses. Using my Misti, I stamped them first with Memento.
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Step 1: The B00 & B01 were added in the darkest areas.
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Step 2: B14, then B16 & then B28 were added in the same, darkest areas. As the colors get darker, the closer to the center I stayed. 
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Step 3: I used B000 & B00 to very lightly blend, but I left a little white at the petal tips. 
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Step 4: I used G43 & G24 from the center of the leaves to near the edges, but left some white around the edges. G28 was added near the center veins then I went over the entire leaf with YG01. When I’m coloring leaves, no matter what shade of green, I usually add YG01 to finish…to me it just adds life and a little brightness to the leaf.
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Step 5: For the flower centers, I probably wouldn’t use red normally, but it was a color challenge on the MIX & I needed to work that red in somewhere, so I used R12 to go over the entire area, then dotted R24 & R29 here there. To add a little brightness, I also dotted a little YG01 here & there. Little things can add a lot 🙂

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Here’s the one on one comparison. Both were stamped first with Memento and colored with Copics. The one on the left is Memento only. The image on the right was put back into the Misti and overstamped with Versafine. The details really pop! Look closely especially at the flower center and the underside of the flower on the lower right. 

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And here’s the inside. I used the leftover flowers and part of the water colored background at the bottom.
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Just for reference, here are all the Copics I used.

Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope you enjoyed the pictures.
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Stamps: Our Daily Bread designs –Fragrance,  (inside) Home Sweet HomeFlourish Label Borders
Paper: X-Press It white, Neenah white, water color
Ink:  Memento tuxedo black, Versafine onyx
Accessories: ODBD Flourished Star Pattern, Lacey Layered Squares, (inside) Vintage Flourish Pattern, dies,  Spellbinders A2 matting basics A dies, Copic makers, water colors, gold acrylic paint
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Julie Warner –
I started this yesterday for the MIX Challenge (MIX59), but didn’t finish. So when I saw THIS picture on the Inspiration Challenge (IC432), I colored this fabulous orange blossom image, added some of the same shabby white embossing powder to it and added it to my mono print background. Since I did the tutorial for the mono print, I thought it might be nice to make an appearance for the challenge. Here is the tutorial I did way back in 2009 when I was on the Splitcoast Dirty Dozen! Mono Print Tutorial. I also did and updated version for ODBD last year when the Gelli Plate craze hit. No Gel Plate, No Problem. The background for this card is very similar to the ones I did for this tutorial. I just really like these colors together. After I made my mono print background using pigment inks, stencils & stamps, I added some of the shabby white embossing powder used the Perfect Paper Crafting mini rulers to make the 1/16 inch teal mat. I added the orange blossom image, also w/ a teal mat and the little criss crossed strips are just pieces that were trimmed off.  Julie Warner – The finished card is 5.50 x 4.25 and these are the Copics I used. Julie Warner –


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Stamps: Stampendous – Orange Blossom CRW086mini chevron arrow stamps (Studio G)
Paper: X-Press It, teal
Ink: Memento tuxedo black, Colorbox mint, teal, sea glass, white, lime pigment inks
Accessories:  Copic markers, Stampendous Shabby White embossing enamel, Perfect Paper Crafting Mini rulers, chevron stencils, Spellbinders rectangle die

I’m also entering this is the Rogue Redhead Designs Challenge...Make your own Background

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