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For the Splitcoast Inspiration Challenge (IC738), we have a lovely place called Ferris Wheels & Carousels. I was inspired by THIS picture.

After I colored 2 of the single Columbine flowers, I fussy cut the one on the left & attached it to the other one. There was a lot of empty space there, so I thought the double bloom looked best. I split the greeting in two to fit the space & added a strip of textured green down the right side. I used my die resizing technique to make the flower panel narrower. 

All in all, a simple layout that lets these lovely flowers take center stage! Here are the Copics I used to color the flowers. Just so you know, I usually a little Prismacolor pencil on top of the Copics to even out the blend & add extra depth to the shadows & highlights. If you do this, pick colors similar to the Copics you use.  

Thanks so much for stopping by! 


Stamps: Rubbernecker Stamps: Single Columbine, In Your Heart
Paper:  Staples 110# white, textured green
Ink: Memento tuxedo black
Accessories:  Rubbernecker Stamps:  Rectangle Stitch dies, Copic Sketch Markers, Prismacolor Pencils, Sequins

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The Sketch Challenge (SC585) on Splitcoast today turned out to be almost as challenging as the colors were yesterday. I made it even harder on myself by choosing to resize the fancy die & try to cut the greeting w/ a curved die.
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After stamping the bike scene w/ Memento, coloring w/ Copics & over stamping w/ Versafine, I die cut it. But as mentioned, I had to make the fancy die a little narrower to fit inside the red layer. The die is mirrored on either side so I had to cut it to just shy of the center point, turn it around, bring the opposite side in & cut to again, almost the center point. The end result removed about 3/8″ of the center section. Then I had to repeat this to varying degrees w/ the other two, smaller panels. Aye yi yi! I probably just should have used a plain die, but I wanted more of the red to show through. The sky was mostly sponged..I masked just the top area of the fence then filled in between the fence boards w/ a Copic.

Here’s a look at the inside (I just doodled the frame) & below it are the Copics I used. Keep Moving inside 08766
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Stamps: Our Daily Bread designs – Bicycle, Sunshine Blessings , (inside- The AnchorWishing Words )
Paper:  X-Press It white, dp (ODBD – Old Glory paper)
Ink:  Memento tuxedo black, Versafine onyx, Distress ink tumbled glass
Accessories: ODBD Lavish LayersFlourished Star Pattern, Leafy Edged Borders, Clouds & Raindrops dies, Misti, Copic markers

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Happy New Year!
Welcome to the Our Daily Bread designs January Release! We have some beautiful images & fabulous dies for you this month! They will have y’all “Wishing” you already had them!

Prize Information: – 
Three randomly selected winners will each receive a $25 gift certificate to the ODBD Store, to be used toward the purchase of ODBD Stamps found in the “stamps column” of the website just for commenting on the Design Team cards!  You have until January 2, 2016 at 9:00 p.m. EST to leave your comments on the Designers Blogs for a chance to win!  The Winners will be posted on the ODBD Blog on January 3rd, so be sure to check back there to see if you won!
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For my first Wishing card, I came across this white piece already embossed w/ the oval frame & thought it would work as a backdrop. I die cut 3 of each size of Aster then sponged 1 of each size w/ the stonewashed ink. The two little flowers are from the Bird & Nest dies & were already in my stash, so I sponged & curled them. The centers for all flowers were made by cutting a strip of white (about 1/2″ wide) & using fringing scissors all down one side (be careful not to cut all the way to the other edge). Then take tweezers or a quilling tool & roll. The longer your strip, the bigger around it will be. Add a drop of glue to the end & remove the tweezers & fluff a little. Then I sponged just the tips & added them to the flower centers. 
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I added white leaves & fronds from the other dies, then die cut one white Stitched Oval & one plain Oval out of the blue designer paper. I used the denim ink to stamp the Wishing on the oval & also the rest of the greeting on a separate piece I die cut using the Double Stitched Rectangles & Rectangles.  

Here’s a look at the inside:
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Stamps: Our Daily Bread designs – Wishing Words, (Wishing Well – inside)
Paper: Neenah white, designer paper (ODBD – Christian Faith collection)
Ink:  Adirondack denim & stonewashed
Accessories: ODBD Flourished Star Pattern, AstersPretty PosiesLovely Leaves, Rectangles, Double Stitched Rectangles, Ovals, Stitched Ovals, Birds & Nest (small flowers) diesfringing scissors (Martha Stewart), Sizzix embossing folder (bird & wreath set)

I am adding the above card to Seize the Birthday Challenge – Anything Goes!


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My second Wishing card features this wonderful Wishing Well set & the Wishing die. There are so many different greetings for just about any occasion using this set & the Wishing Words set. Add the Wishing die, & you are able to cover a multitude of occasions & always have the perfect card! 
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For me, it’s a little challenging to use so much brown on an image. Of course, you can color the stones any color you wish, but I’m always up for a challenge. So I used a lot of different browns so it wouldn’t all run together. And I used the blender pen to add the mottled look on the stones. After I colored it all in, I over stamped w/ the Versafine (the image was still in my Misti) then die cut it using the Circles & Double Stitched Circles.  I sponged the vintage photo ink lightly around the edge of the image circle then put it back inside the stitched circle. For the white Pegboard background, I used my resizing technique to make a long rectangle die cut out of a square die then added the Double Stitched frame out of the designer paper on top.  The Wishing die was cut twice & stacked for dimension. 

Here’s a look at the inside & below it are the Copics I used. 
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(To explain the browns..I used the E13, E15, E19 on the roof of the well. E55, E57, E59, N2 & N4 for the beams. E30, E31,  E35, E37, W1, W4, W5, W7 for the stone.)
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Stamps: Our Daily Bread designs – Wishing Well, (Living Water inside)
Paper: Neenah white, X-Press It white, designer paper (ODBD – Vintage Ephemera )
Ink:  Memento tuxedo black, Versafine onyx & sepia, distress ink vintage photo (for sponging)
Accessories: ODBD Flourished Star Pattern, WishingRectanglesDouble Stitched RectanglesOvalsStitched Ovals, Circles, Double Stitched Circles, Pegboard dies, Copic markers, Misti

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Please be sure to visit & comment on all the DT blogs. It will be so appreciated & also increase your chances of winning!

Cathy * Julie * Dawn * Robin C. *Robin T. * 

Lori * Sandee * Angie * Lisa * Chris * 

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These are the fabulous sets & dies I used:


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