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It’s my pleasure to host the Splitcoast Inspiration Challenge (IC744) & we’re headed to a Pinterest Board suggested by Colleen, called Quiltspirations. I used to make quilts but it’s been a while & there are some gorgeous quilts on this board. I was inspired by THIS quilt. 

My first thought was to paper piece the tree, but I thought again & decided to just cut the tree out of white & color in the pieces to resemble the tree on the quilt. The background is acrylic paint from an experiment gone sideways, but the colors seemed to work behind my tree. The smaller rectangle behind the tree started out white & I sponged on citron, mermaid lagoon & black distress inks. The dots are small punched circles.

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Supplies:

Stamps: none
Paper:  Staples 110# white, lime green
Ink: Distress inks twisted citron, mermaid lagoon, black soot
Accessories:  Rubbernecker Stamps:  Winter Tree,Rectangle Stitch ,Circle,Greenery #2 dies,  acrylic paint 

 

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Congrats to Rebecca, the newest Featured Stamper (FS657) on Splitcoast! She has a lovely gallery & I chose THIS card to case. I kept the fall leaf theme w/ the  big central leaf, but I used different images, different colors & a different technique.

For my fall card, I started by die cutting a large leaf shape & using the negative as a mask to sponge Distress inks in the fall colors. Then I stamped the Single Fall Tree in Distress oxide ink in ground espresso. I used a water brush & more of the distress inks to add a little splatter. 

For the larger bg, I used the woodgrain bg, but not in the conventional sense. I used a technique I learned probably 15 yrs ago but I don’t see it used these days. I wanted the bg to look a little more solid, so I used a hair dryer to slightly heat a piece of fun foam then pressed it to the woodgrain bg. What I got was a solid version of the woodgrain. (See pic below.) The green block is made of fun foam & I inked it so you could see it better. This works w/ any stamp, it just looks better w/ some. I will caution you, do not use a heat gun..it’s just too hot & will melt the foam into a solid hard mess. I have an old, not very powerful hair dryer I kept just for things like this 😀 . I used my solid foam “stamp” & Distress inks in vintage photo & walnut stain for the bg.

Here’s the inside.


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Supplies:

Stamps: DRS DesignsSingle Fall Tree Woodgrain BgBeauty of Autumn  (insideGoodbye SummerOpen Leaf )
Paper: Staples 110# white
Ink: Distress inks ripe persimmon, dried marigold, crushed olive, fired brick, walnut stain, vintage photo, Distress oxide ink in ground espresso
oAccessories: Misti, Rubbernecker Rectangle StitchDeckle Rectangle, Splatter Leaves dies, fun foam, hair dryer

 

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It’s my pleasure & my turn to host the Splitcoast Inspiration Challenge (IC718) & we’re headed to Piper Classics. They have a lot of lovely items & I was inspired by the colors in THIS picture.

I saw a similar card, a very long time ago but I can’t find it for anything, now that I’m looking for it. I think it was probably by Michelle Zindorf, but I’m not certain. Doesn’t it always happen that way? Anyway, it stuck in my head & I thought this would be a great way to use this Single Fall Tree image.

After I masked off the water area & sponged in the ground & bg tree line, I reversed the mask & sponged in the water. I used a few yellow & orange Copics to add the trees/bushes in the distance, then I put the tree image into my Misti & stamped it w/ Distress oxide inks in walnut & espresso. First one was stamped, then I moved the panel to stamp it again, & again, & again. I turned it upside down, lined the trees up, & stamped them in tea dye for the reflection trees. After all the trees were stamped, I added some white lines w/ a gel pen in the water & sponged a little walnut around the edges.

Here’s the inside.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

 

Supplies:

Stamps: DRS Designs – Single Fall TreeGive Thanks (insideDeco ThanksgivingPumpkin Pile)
Paper: Staples 110# white
Ink: Distress inks ripe persimmon, dried marigold, crushed olive, walnut stain, vintage photo, weathered wood, tumbled glass, Distress oxide inks in ground espresso, walnut stain, tea dye
oAccessories: Misti, Rubbernecker Rectangle Stitch dies, ribbon, white gel pen, yellow & orange Copics

 

 

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