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Archive for June, 2015

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A big Congrats to our newest Featured Stamper (FS438), Melissa! She has such a lovely gallery and I couldn’t decide between THIS & THIS so I combined them. I used the same layout, but different images, different colors and added a layer & an umbrella. 

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I started by making two water color backgrounds with Brushos crystals. I wet the corners pretty heavily, sprinkled on lemon, yellow, orange & vermillion Brushos then spread it a little w/ a water brush. I stamped the sun in the corner & used a white gel pen to add a little brightness to the rays. A die cut Hello & a stamped Sunshine along w/ a die cut umbrella and some clouds. The larger w/c bg was die cut w/ the Sunburst pattern die & I added a black & white gemstone to the upper right corner. Here’s a look at the inside. 

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Congrats again, Melissa! Thanks so much for stopping by!
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Stamps: Our Daily Bread designs – Hello SunshineSunshine Blessings 
Paper: Neenah white, water color
Ink: Versafine onyx
Accessories: ODBD Sunburst BackgroundUmbrellaClouds, Hello dies,  Spellbinders A2 matting basics A & B dies, Brushos water color crystals, black & white gemstone, white gel pen, water brush



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For today’s Free for All Challenge (F4A279), we are to make a card for July 4th. Mine is pretty quick & easy..after stamping, coloring and fussy cutting the Liberty Bell & USA letters, I added the letters to die cut red, white & blue banners. The white bg was die cut & embossed w/ a stripe pattern and the greeting was die cut & added to a larger die cut circle w/ the ring of stars on it. The finished card is 4.25 5.50 and these are the Copics I used.
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Thanks so much for stopping by! If you haven’t, please head on over and check out the DRS Thursday Challenge..this week use Stars on your project. DRS images are not required and there’s a nice prize up for grabs!
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Stamps: DRS Designs – Liberty Bell, Let Freedom Ring, God Bless America Postage Frame (ring of stars), USA 
Paper: Neenah white, X-Press It white, royal blue, red
Ink: Memento tuxedo black, love letter, danube blue
Accessories:  Copic markers, Spellbinders A2 matting basics B , circles,nested pennant dies, stripe embossing folder (Lifestyle- Nautica set), baker’s twine


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Today’s Color Challenge (CC536) on Splitcoast uses red, navy & a marina teal color. To tell the truth, I actually finished this Monday but hadn’t taken pics yet & when I saw the colors, I thought…hmmm… looks like I lucked out!
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I stamped the lighthouse once on Neenah white & again on X-Press It white. The Neenah version was masked and I sponged the sand, sea & sky then stamped the stars at the top w/ white pigment ink. After the Neenah version was die cut, the XP version was colored with Copics & fussy cut to add on top.  I used a white Prismacolor pencil & a yellow Copic to add the light rays from the lighthouse. For the large background, I used a mask to sponge the sky & sea & added more stars as before. The header was die cut, punched & the greeting stamped on top. The little swirls from the punch excess were added on the sea as “waves”. The finished card is 4.25 x 5.50 and these are the Copics I used & a look at the inside.
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Thanks so much for stopping by!
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Stamps: DRS Designs – Lighthouse, Starry Background, You Light Up Greeting, Birthday Wishes Greeting (inside)
Paper: Neenah white, X-Press It white
Ink: Memento tuxedo black, Kaleidacolor blue breeze, Distress ink mermaid lagoon, Colorbox frost white pigment
Accessories:  Copic markers, Spellbinders A2 matting basics A , pierced circles, bracket border dies, Lil’ Inkers stitched rectangle dies, white gel pen, border punch (EK Success)