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Archive for June 3rd, 2015

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The Sketch Challenge today on Splitcoast (SC543) was pretty challenging to me to get all those squares to fit and trim off the angle at the bottom. At least it wasn’t a tilted sketch…generally, I have a real problem handling those, lol. 
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For my 4 squares, I die cut 4 squares, left the die in place, stamped the smiley sun faces, used a reverse mask & sponged the yellow & oranges onto the suns. I used yellow & orange Copics to carefully color in the rays & edges of the squares,  then attached them to ODBD lacey squares die cut out of turquoise. The white layer was die cut w/ a curved border. I used a lacy curved border to cut another edge along w/ a matching on in turquoise then attached them under the original cut edge. On the marigold layer, I partially embossed the Sunburst bg die then attached it all to a turquoise layer. The greeting was added on top of where the circle area is in the Sunburst bg.

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Stamps: Our Daily Bread designs – Hello SunshineSunshine Blessings
Paper: Neenah white, marigold, turquoise
Ink:  Memento tuxedo black, bahama blue, Kaleidacolor melon melody (yellows & oranges only)
Accessories: ODBD Sunburst Background, Flourished Star Pattern, Layered Lacey Squares dies Spellbinders A2 matting basics A & B, circles, squares, lacey circles, curved borders dies, Copic markers, small circle punches

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Welcome to the June Challenge for Serendipity StampsThis month the challenge is My Guy (masculine card)! The Design Team has the added challenge of using texture (embossing, fabric, etc.). 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 Grill. Be sure to check out the great deals on the Clearance Stamps, too. And as always, we have a  have a gift certificate up for grabs to a random player. 

My first thought at this time of year for a guy card, was of course, Father’s Day. I had the idea to use the train image, but then I realized I had forgotten to get a Father’s Day greeting. So I guess necessity IS the mother of invention, lol. I searched the word dies & made the DAD out of the Day die.
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For the background frame & mountain part of the scene, I used Brusho water color crystals by sprinkling them onto damp water color paper, then blending them out with a wet paintbrush. I added a bit of shimmer by washing over it with some pearlescent water colors.

Here’s the picture of the background, showing how I die cut the large piece & made a frame out of it. From the center, I found the area I wanted for the mountains and die cut a circle around it. By masking, I stamped the background part of the scene & filled in with more of the trees.  I added a woodgrain embossed white front & the cut out train. The envelope ties were also fussy cut and added behind the die cut oval w/ the greeting. The upper left corner element is just a leftover piece of the water color background and a Candi dot.

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The finished card is 4.25 x 5.50 and these are the Copics I used on the train image.

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StampsSerendipity Stamps – Train on Track, Envelope Tie, Love You (small)
Paper: Neenah white, water color
Ink:  Memento tuxedo black, Versafine onyx (scene on w/c paper)
Accessories:  Serendipity Day die, Spellbinders A2 matting basics A & B, circles & petite ovals dies, Copic markers, Brusho water color crystals, water color shimmer paints, woodgrain embossing folder (Paper Studio), Candi dot

Please be sure to stop by and comment on all the DT blogs to increase your chances of winning! And we have a special guest this month… Tracey McNeely 

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