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For my 3rd week as a Guest Designer for the Color Challenge (CC775), we have a lavender, purple & mint green color combo w/ the dessert option of making a winter card. Since it’s been below freezing all day here & lows in the mid teens, I think it feels pretty much like this poor bear & his little bird friend look. 

After coloring the bear in the tree, I added the cute little bird (from another winter image) on one of the branches. It was good thing the SU neutrals are allowed, because I made liberal use of the browns, grays & merlot colors! For the bg, I die cut some stitched hills out of scratch paper & used them to sponge in the snow hills & purple/lavender sky. 

After it was sponged, I dry embossed it w/ a snowfall folder & added stickles to the snow. I used the purple inks to sponge the greeting die cut.

Here are the Copics I used, You can see by all the different greens & blue greens, I had to work to get that mint color for the hat & scarf. The purple shades were used just on the bg of the image circle. I didn’t feel like cutting a mask, lol, so I just used the Copics to mimic the sponging I did on the lg background.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Supplies:

Stamps: Rubbernecker Stamps: Winter Bear in Tree, Owl w/ Bird on Sled
Paper:  Staples 110# white, X-Press It
Ink: Memento tuxedo black, Distress inks shaded lilac, wilted violet 
Accessories:  Rubbernecker Stamps: Rectangle Stitch, HugsCircle Stitch dies, Copic Sketch Markers, Stickles, Sizzix Snowfall Speckles

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For the Inspiration Challenge (IC736) on Splitcoast, we’re headed to a scrapbooking blog called Artsy Albums. There were a bunch I was inspired by but THIS one really stuck with me.

I knew I had a cute little Ferris wheel die & that it would be perfect! I die cut it in lt & dk grey sparkle c/s & the little buckets in several colors & put it all together. I used a tiny heart punch on all the many colored hearts. I had a left over piece of teal dp that I used for the lower layer behind the main panel & on the pink, I sponged a slightly darker pink ink thru a stencil for a little pattern. The cute little clouds were stamped & shaded slightly & the greeting was stamped w/ a dk grey ink.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Supplies:

Stamps: Rubbernecker Stamps: You Make Me Smile, Lift Off set
Paper:  Staples 110# white, pink, dp (Pebbles – Fun in the Sun)
Ink: Memento London fog, VersaClair morning mist
Accessories:  Rubbernecker Stamps:  Rectangle Stitch,Ferris Wheel dies, Fiskars tiny heart punch

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A big congrats to Patricia, the newest Featured Stamper (FS674) on Splitcoast! And a big welcome to Nancy, our newest Featured Stamper hostess! After much browsing, I chose THIS card to case. I love the bright flowers w/ the black & white so I kept that. I used different images & dies, & instead of the patterned paper, I used a stenciled panel & stamped the greeting on it. 

After coloring the brushed flower, I used my into the window technique to die cut an oval to the left side of it. Added a black frame inside the oval & stamped the greeting on a green stenciled bg. On the stenciled bg, I used a Kaleidacolor greens rainbow ink pad to sponge thru the stencil. It was actually something I didn’t use for another project & decided I liked how it looked inside the oval. A few sequins were added for a little sparkle.

Here are the Copics I used on the flower:

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Supplies:

Stamps: Rubbernecker Stamps: Brushed Flower #12, Special Joy 1
Paper:  Staples 110# white, black, X-Press It
Ink: Memento tuxedo black, Kaleidacolor greens
Accessories:  Rubbernecker Stamps:  Rectangle Stitch, Oval Stitch, Oval Stitch Frame dies, MISTI, Copic Sketch Markers, sequins

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