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For the Splitcoast Inspiration Challenge (IC768), we have Charish Pinterest Board. There is so much to see, I got lost for a while. I finally chose two…THIS & THIS. I liked the fall tree in the first, & the divided panels in the second.

I used this beautiful 2 part stamp set & some fall colors of Color Fuse inks to stamp the foliage part of the tree & black for the trunk. From the beginning, I knew I wanted to do a reflection scene, so I left plenty of room below the main image. It didn’t start out to be a slimline card, but I quickly realized it would have to be to get the reflection part in. For the reflection, I inked the trunk part of the image really well, then rolled a rubber brayer over it. I positioned the brayer below the main image & rolled it away from the main image to create the reflection. For the foliage part, I used the inks & a paintbrush to fill it in then sponged in the colors of the ground & water.

A few white highlights were added on the water then I used the stitched slimline dies to cut the image into 3 panels & backed it w/ rust.  (Check out the tutorial HERE. It works the same way, just in opposite..making the panels narrower instead of wider. Just be sure to match up the stitch lines when moving the die over.)The two leaves were stamped onto a separate piece I inked w/ more of the fall colors & die cut w/ the matching dies.

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Stamps: Rubbernecker Stamps:  Splatter Leaves, Fall Tree #2
Paper:  Staples 110# white, rust
Ink: Memento tuxedo black, Rubbernecker Stamps: Color Fuse Inks  set #1, set #2, set #3, set #4, set #8, set #11
Accessories:  Rubbernecker Stamps: Slimline Nested Stitch,Splatter Leaves  dies, rubber brayer, white gel pen

I’m so excited to have been asked to be a Guest Designer for the Splitcoast Color Challenge this month! And for the first challenge (CC773) of 2020, we have a blue, yellow & brown color combo, w/ trees as the dessert option. I don’t tend to use a lot of brown so it was a good challenge for me. 

It’s kind of funny, but after I was told the colors, I went to bed that night & kept thinking “what am I going to make?”. When I woke up, I actually had a picture of this card in my head. All I had to do was to try create it. And a tree w/ a deer is actually an excellent way to work that brown in to the mix. For the bg panels,  I used some blue Brushos on watercolor paper & just let the watery mixed blues run & spread down the paper. After it dried, I cut it into 3 panels & attached a little cardboard to the backs then onto a deckle edge espresso brown panel. I added a larger lt blue panel behind it then the die cut espresso tree on the left & a saffron yellow sun behind it. The deer was also attached to a matching cardboard die cut & I used Prismacolor Pencils to add the color.

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Supplies:

Stamps: none
Paper:  Staples 110# white, espresso, watercolor, saffron
Ink: none
Accessories:  Rubbernecker Stamps:  Deer FamilyWinter Tree, Deckle Rectangle, Rectangle, Circle dies, Prismacolor pencils, Brushos 

 



Such a wonderful site for the Inspiration Challenge (IC677) this week! After much browsing, I chose THIS for my inspiration. I really like the half tree in the red frame.

 
I stamped my tree at the edge of the white card stock, colored it then added a larger white bg & red stitched frame on top. The presents were stamped separately & fussy cut. I used a tag die for the partial greeting, die cutting it halfway then turning the die around to cut the right half like the left. I really like this tag die set, the holes for it (1 round & 1 square) are separate so I can put it anywhere on the tag.

Here’s a look at the inside (with the rest of the greeting) & also the Copic I used.


Thanks so much for stopping by!

Supplies:

Stamps: Rubbernecker Stamps – Merry Christmas Presents Set , Fir Tree
Paper:  Staples 110# white, red, X-Press It Blending Card
Ink: Memento tuxedo black
Accessories:  Rubbernecker stitched rectangles,Rectangle Stitch Frame dTag Stitch  dies,  ribbon, Copic Sketch MarkersSequinsMISTI