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Weekly-Favorite Best of 2015 SCS
Three wonderful challenges today on Splitcoast & I was able to combine them! The F4A297 (fall colors), the MIX144 (fall colors), and HYCCT1530TEAM (turning you loose). The first 2 are pretty easy to see..for the MIX I have a combo of Distress ink/watercolor in my background, Copics & Versafine ink on the image. Hope that’s enough! For the HYCCT, I used the Wrinkle Free Distress tutorial. I don’t think I’ve ever done it before & I added another wrinkle because the bg is second generation. I had a combo of Distress inks & a little water color on my craft sheet & when I lifted the w/c paper up, it had way too much on it so I pressed another piece of w/c paper to the w/c sheet I just lifted to soak up the excess. 
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After I dried the bg, I used a Sizzix die on opposite corners & attached it to a dk green bg. The image was stamped w/ Memento, colored w/ Copics then over stamped w/ Versafine. I used a pierced square die & also did a little out of the box on the top of the image. The leaf pile was fussy cut & added on top.

Here’s a look at the inside using leftovers & below it are the Copics I used.
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Thanks so much for stopping by! This is also for the DRS Thursday Challenge..That’s Tasty! Have a food item on your project. DRS images are not required & there’s a nice prize up for grabs!
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Stamps: DRS Designs- Bountiful Basket, Changing Leaves Greeting, (1 Line Thanksgiving- inside), Leaf Pile
Paper: X-Press It white, thin water color paper, dk green
Ink: Memento tuxedo black, Versafine onyx (for over stamping after coloring), Distress inks marigold, straw, marmalade, persimmon
Accessories:  Copic markers, Spellbinders A2 matting basics A & B, squares, pierced squares dies, Misti, water colors, Sizzix #660220 dies


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Weekly-Favorite Best of 2015 SCS
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Welcome to the October Challenge for Serendipity StampsThis month the challenge is What’s New (use your newest products)! You can get all the details over on the Serendipity Challenge Blog.  We have something new…a “Stamp of the Month”. Each month a different image will be 50% off. This month- it’s the Wheel in SnowBe sure to check out the great deals on the Clearance Stamps & sale stamps!And as always, we have a  have a gift certificate up for grabs to a random player.
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One of my somethings new is the image that happens to be 50% off this month! This is such a wonderful little winter/Christmas image…you don’t really even need to color it. Since I stamped it on textured paper, I used my Misti & Versafine & I stamped it twice to make sure it got into the crevices of the paper. With Versafine, I couldn’t use my Copics, so I used a couple of very pale blue/green Tombow (water based) markers. The greeting was stamped w/ barn door Distress ink before I added some dp layers & snowflake border die cut. I added stickles here & there on the snow & I used a red marker & red stickles to add some berries to the twigs. 

Here’s a look at the inside.
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Stamps: Serendipity Stamps – Wheel in Snow, Season’s Greetings
Paper: white textured, dp (red & aqua -Pebbles- Home for Christmas) dp (white wood -Glitz)
Ink:  Versafine onyx, Distress ink barn door
Accessories:  Spellbinders A2 matting basics A & B dies, Misti, Tombow markers to shade snow, snowflake border die (Darice). stickles, crystals

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This lovely Maple Leaf  is also new to me. I tried stamping it in a number of inks & colors, but still didn’t get the look I wanted until I white embossed it and sponged the colors onto the background. I die cut a white frame out of textured white, elevated it a bit & attached it to a layer of dp. A second maple leaf was fussy cut and added along w/ the greeting stamped underneath.

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Stamps: Serendipity Stamps  –Japanese Maple, Autumn Leaves
Paper: Neenah white, white textured, dp (Basic Grey – Indian summer)
Ink:  Versafine onyx, Distress inks barn door, dried marigold, spiced marmalade, Colorbox frost white pigment
Accessories:  Spellbinders A2 matting basics A & B dies, Misti, white embossing powder

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Weekly-Favorite   Best of 2015 SCS
The Free for All Challenge (F4A294) today is to use at least 2 shades of purple. Purple is one of my favorite colors to use for Halloween. 
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For my spooky card, I started with an embossing folder I just bought & couldn’t wait to give it a test drive. Don’t know if you’ve noticed, but these ef’s made by Sizzix just seem to emboss way deeper than a lot of other brands. So I had a piece of lavender card stock & I inked up the embossing folder w/ some dark purple pigment ink, put my c/s in & embossed it. Then I took it out, sprinkled it with some sparkly dark purple embossing powder & heat embossed it (aka embossed embossing). Wish you could see is really sparkly!


The potions were stamped, colored with Copics & I fussy cut around the tops before adding a bright orange strip behind them. The ghost & moon were fussy cut & the greeting was split in two…the first line was fussy cut & added below the the potions & the second line was die cut & added higher up. 
Here’s a look at the inside & below it are the Copics I used. The embossed spider down the left is one of the border folders that came w/ the one I used on the front.
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Thanks so much for stopping by! Be sure to check out the DRS Thursday Challengethis week, make a Spooky or Cutesy Halloween card.
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Stamps: DRS Designs- Magic PotionsSmall Ghost, Bat & MoonHalloween Brewed by, (Witches BrewEmpty Spider Web -inside)
Paper: white, lavender, bright orange
Ink: Memento tuxedo black, Encore ultimate metallic purple pigment ink
Accessories: Copic markers, Spellbinders A2 matting basics A & B dies, fishtail flag dies, Judikins galaxy embossing powder, Sizzix embossing folder set (Halloween Print)