Thursday, November 14, 2019

Cold as Ice

We are having Cold weather here in the suburbs of Chicago, so this card I made for Falliday shows how we are feeling!


  Yes, give me a warm drink please!!!  Tea for me : ) 
  This card was made by first placing blue Distress Inks on the background, next, I added a MFT stencil over the back that was wet with water first, then I placed a paper towel over it.  Then, I added Nuvo glotter gel to the bottom.  On the top, I punched out a snowflake using a Martha Stewart punch, and used the negative space as a stencil. 
  The stamps are MFT Cool Days.  I coored the image with Copics.

Stay warm but have a Cool Day!!!

Challenges- TBA

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Shelly

Oh Christmas Tree.....

One of the 'Falliday' challenges at Splitcoast is perfect for a Christmas image I have been waiting to use! 

  This Christmas Crazy swap kit is from Imke (Germanstampler) on Splitcoast.  I added the Gina Marie die. The image is colored with Copics, Nuvo glitter gel is added.  It has traveled around quite a bit with me waiting to be used!

Challenges: TBA

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Shelly

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Happy Holidays

 While in Florida, I stopped at Whims so Doodle (so sad they are closing), and found 12 x 12 Adorn It Watercolor paper with Christmas images on it. 


I fussy cut out this image after watercoloring it.  I have a very subtle stamped image in the same color as the background Distress Ink blending.  


 A closer look so you can see the shimmer in the background : )

Challenges: TBA

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Shelly

Saturday, November 9, 2019

Bugaboo - Thankful

I made a Thank You card for a friend and combined it with the Bugaboo Saturday challenge of Thankful.


 The background is Distress ink blending and a MFT stencil was used for adding a touch of interest in the background.  The (digital) image is called Frame it- For You Flower , and I colored the image using Distress inks and a watercolor brush. There is some sparkle on the card that does not show up too well, as well as white dots added with a Signo white paint pen. A touch of twine finishes off the card.

I hope you will join us for the Thankful challenge at Bugaboo this week!!!

Challenges: TBA

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Shelly

Friday, November 8, 2019

Brought to you by........

One of the Falladay challenges at Splitcoast is to make a set of tags- a 6 pack. 


 Gofts brought to you by SAnta's elves!!!  I had these elf images with me and thought they would make a fun set of tags.  I colored the elves with watercolor pencils and mounted them with dimensionals.  Washi tape added to the bottom, then a To:  and From:  stamp from Michaels dollar bin.  The red striped ribbon and the silver bow are added for a festive look. 

Challenges: TBA

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Shelly

Thursday, November 7, 2019

Crafters of Faith- November


I am a member in a group at Splitcoaststampers called Crafters of Faith.  November 2019 Hostess Vickie

Scripture: From Isaiah 64:8: "We are the clay, and you are our potter; we are all the work of your hand." (scripture quote taken from the New Revised Standard Version of the Bible)

Challenge: Create a card or project using any theme but be sure to include some kind of non-paper embellishment.



This is a digital image by Graciellie Designs.  I find so many beautiful images and sentiments in her store!  The images is colored using Distress inks that are watercolored onto the already printed image.  I added gold metallic twine behind the image. 
My non-paper embellishment......


  I am out of town, and looking everywhere to come up with a non-paper embellishment, and my eye caught a baggie..... see the stripes in the top of a baggie.....  thay are there, so I added them as an embellishment on the card : )  I also added them behind the sentiment.

If you want to join us- go to Splitcoasters.com > Forums >  Swaps > cards > open> Crafters of Faith. 


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Shelly

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Riding the falling leaves......

I made a card using the bubble wrap technique for the Splitcoast Technique challenge.

 I watercolored the House Mouse image with Distress Inks in the same colors I used on the background.  I have Distress Ink cubes with me, so dabbed them onto the bubble wrap then spritzed it with water, the laid the cardstock onto that.  Once dry, I lightly added more DI to the background.
 The sentiment is by Graciellie Designs.

Challenges:
Try it on Tuesday- Autumn Colors
Tuesday Throwdown- Fall
House Mouse & Friends- AG
Incy Wincy- Animals

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Shelly

Monday, November 4, 2019

SCS CAS- F is for.......

The CAS challenge at SCS is: F is for..... I have this feather image and some DP to coordinate, so whipped up a card.

 I backed the feathers with a So safflower (color) cardstock that is diecut using a Concord & 9th die. The image is colored using Copics and Distress inks watercolored onto the image.  I added a touch of twine to tie it all together (no pun intended).

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Shelly

Sunday, November 3, 2019

Snowflakes

The Splitcoast Ways to Use it challenge is to use snowflakes.


 I used Ranger Distress inks for watercoloring the images, and I also have watercolor pencils as well.  The Wink of Stella sparkle in the centers of all of the snowflakes and on the hat tassels and steam of the hot cocoa is not too visable, but it is soarkly IRL.
 I used MFT dies for the snow banks, and a SU sentiment. I stamped the images and used the Scan n Cut for cutting the images out.
  Orange and Blue are our home team football colors (Chicago Bears).  It looks like a tough season for our Bears and all of the Bears fans!

Challenges:
CRAFT- Winter

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Shelly

Thursday, October 31, 2019

Forest Magic

Our flight to Florida is delayed, so I took the opportunity to make a card for the SCS Thursday challenge- Black Magic.



I thought I'd try something different than flowers for the technique. The images were stamped and dried.  I added the snow by swiping the White Pigment ink cube onto the cardstock.  Dried that as well, then colored over all of it with Pencils, added white paint pen in the trees and Stardust Gelly Roll over the snow for shimmer.

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Shelly