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  • DDIC4 My Little Chickadees

    It’s time again for our Divine Divas Inspiration Challenge! This week, Lori chose some beautiful plates from Acacia.


    (I’m also combining this w/ SCS Sketch Challenge.)

    I love birds and I knew I had just the right chickadees image from Sparkle N Sprinkle. I stamped them with the chocolate ink and colored them with Prismacolor pencils. I used the Out of the Box Nestie technique (tutorial HERE) to cut them out, but I used a nesting rectangle set from Quickutz. Masking the birds, I sponged on a little of the Neptune ink.


    After matting on a chocolate brown layer, I tried something a little different on the white layer. Recently, I tried embossing card stock using a piece of plastic canvas. I liked it so I tried it with a piece of finer mesh vinyl (sold for cross stitch bookmarks). First I lightly misted a piece of white card stock, placed it on the Spellbinders tan embossing mat, placed the vinyl mesh on top and ran it through my Sizzix. I love how it turned out! It looks and feels just like artist canvas. I left the small piece white but on another, I brayered over it with the Neptune ink, stamped my feathers background (Anita’s/Sugarloaf) w/ the chocolate ink and colored them in w/ markers.


    The green bg was done w/ the forest branches Cuttlebug folder. I added some punched out circles as faux brads.

    Thanks so much for looking and please visit the rest of the Divine Diva Team. We would really love for y’all to play along in our challenge. Lori is offering some terrific blog candy for this challenge.

    Lori (chanteuse)
    Chat (nitestamper)
    Keri (stampinupconsultan)
    Angela (mudflapmamma)

    stamps: Sparkle N Sprinkle, Anita’s
    paper: white, chocolate, wild wasabi
    ink: Ancient Page chocolate & Neptune
    accessories: markers, Prismacolor pencils, CB forest branches folder, Quickutz nesting rectangles, vinyl canvas, 2 sizes of hole punches, foam tape, brayer



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  • Diamond Latte

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    Love the sketch, but the circles gave me a little trouble. I see now that maybe the circles weren’t supposed to overlap. Oh well.

    I stamped the latte cup (IO), made a template of the circle die and lightly penciled around the image. The top part of the image I cut around w/ a craft knife so I could slip the circle die underneath it so it wouldn’t get chopped off. Then I cut and embossed the nestie as usual. Roxie and I have had an ongoing discussion about our different methods of doing this nestie out of the box thing. I promised I would do a tutorial as a pic is worth a thousand words. So, I took pics as I did this one and hopefully, I’ll have tutorial to go w/ this tomorrow.

    Anyway, I stamped the rows of diamonds (SG) on the bottom band and more on the two pieces that became my overlapping circles. I colored everything w/ Prismacolor pencils and Gamsol (Odorless Mineral Spirits).

    On the m.mustard layers, I used an emery board to sand the edges. I placed one of these layers behind my latte cup then attached it, slightly lower, to the negative frame left when I cut it out (I placed a rect nestie around the circle when I cut it.)

    I used the scallop nesties to cut a red frame for my image and also the greeting.

    Stamps: Impression Obsession, Studio G
    Paper: white, rose red, old olive, DCWV mat stack = to more mustard
    Ink: AP coal, primrose
    Accessories: gamsol, Prismacolor pencils, nestie circle, scallop rectangle and rectangle sets, foam tape

  • Waves at Kanagawa

    What a fantastic Inspiration challenge today at SCS! I loved all the examples, but I chose Mt Fuji & Wave. Mainly, because I love the image and actually own it in two sizes. This is the small one.

    I stamped the image (Museum Stamps) on matte coat paper w/ the coal ink, then heat set it. I used a water brush and various colors of reinkers to water color the image. I added the ocean spray w/ a white gel pen. I did a very thin edging w/ a black marker then attached it to a teal layer. I stamped the kanji (Stampendous) on the side.

    Layered a bunch of times, alternating w/ the tangerine and black then finally onto a teal card. The ribbon was added somewhere in the middle of the layers and I added faux brads (made w/ 2 sizes of hole punches). The top three layers were cut w/ Nestabilities rectangles that I resized.

    Stamps: Museum Stamps, Stampendous
    Paper: white matte coat, teal, tangerine, black
    Ink: AP coal, various Adironack reinkers
    Accessories: black ribbon, hole punches, black marker, white gel pen, Nestabilites rectangles set

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