Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Dueling Darlings- let's Clink : )

It's that time of the month again- no pain or suffering- its Dueling Darlings time : )   Terry L (Dazzlers and my group) and Tami of the Diva's came up with a fun wine theme this month.

The image was colored with Copics. I used a Memory Box stitched rectangle die to cut it out. I colored the flowers with Copics as well. I added Washi tape as one of the strips, the other -I trimmed a chevron DP that was in the kit.

I followed along with the SCS sketch for this week- waited to create until it was posted : )

The kit Terry sent included:
Images and sentiments: Art Impressions "Wine Divas" and additional sentiments from MFT "Uncorked".
DP- Paper Studio
Flowers-white brides from Michaels wedding section
and a few others that did not end up on my card- ribbon "Celebrate It", twine from stash, green gems Paper Studio, Green "Got Flowers"

Be sure to hop along and see what the other Dazzlers- my team, and the Diva's have made!

Divas and Dazzlers links : )
Blogs : Barb  , Carol ,  Judy ,   Heather  , Kelly  LJ  Tami
SCS Galleries:  Suzy  , Terry S 

Blogs: Darlene  ,  Donna Jeanette  , Shelly- you are here, Terry L  , Tracie

SCS Galleries:   Paola , Terry A , Debbie B

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Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Tuesday Throwdown- Sketch

For the Tuesday Throwdown challenge this week, we are creating using a sketch.

 I created a card using the image Rosie with a Flower from our sponsor, Fred She Said.

 The image is colored with Copic markers. I texturized the fur with a hand towel and Copic colorless blender. If you prefer, the image also comes pre-colored. I added dots to surrounding the pup with BG00 and BG02 Copic markers. The DP I used is Gina K and the Turquoise cardstock is SU.

We'd love to have you join us for the challenge!  And, you may like to check out the other DT samples of the Sketch cards as well. You can find the challenge and DT cards Here!

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Thursday, August 9, 2018

DTGD 2018

I dove into the DTGD challenges- just to try a few of them.  It is fun to do the challenges and see what you can come up with.....  I focused alot on Christmas cards too : )

This was such a quick card to put together!  10 minutes max!  That may be a record for me : )  The image is Unity. 

This image is by PSX. It is gold embossed, then colored with Alcohol ink. .

 I tried applying the Alcohol inks in a different way.

And, this fun cutie is an image from a kit I rec's doing Christmas Crazy at SCS. I used Ditress inks on the sky, and colored using chalks on the rest. 

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Tuesday, August 7, 2018

COF August

August 2018 ~ Hostess: Dawn
Scripture: Psalm 119:105 Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.
My Challenge: Since it is summer...use fireflies on your card....Or, if you have absolutely NO fireflies, choose a summer light source...mason jar with a light, tiki torch, flashlight.

  I combined the COF challenge and also played along with a DTGD challenge too.  Wahoo.  This sweet stamp is from Embossing Arts and I love it!

The Crafters of Faith is a group on SCS. We have a challenge hostess from the group give us a challenge each month based on a scripture. It is an OPEN group, so if you would like to join us, drop Kelly a line!  Check out the other COF cards on Splitcoast HERE!  

Challenges TBA

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Sunday, August 5, 2018


It's been a bust weekend, but I was able to squeeze in 2 cards for the DTGD challenge .

I was able to use a Unity stamp that I have been wanting to ink up.  The background embossing folder is Tim Holtz and I added a dab of white chalk ink (from a pad) to lighten up the embossed area.

And, another Unity stamp that I just love.  I colored using Arteza waterbrush pen and Copic markers.  A bit of shimmer added with a Sakura Stardust gelly roll pen. I used the hole-less Unity sequins- so pretty and the camera made them darker than they are.

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Thursday, August 2, 2018

Dimensional Sentiment

I wanted to try the Dimensional Sentiment "Ways to Use it" challenge at SCS, so made another card- black and white for the current Unity challenge as well.

  and inside:

Challenges: TBA

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Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Unity- Black & White

I tried out the Splitcoaststampers Techniques challenge-Collage Stamped Background and combined it with the Unity Black & White challenge.

This is actually the first Unity stamp set I ever bought (at Archivers-way back when).  I am so happy to get it out and ink some of the images!  I used 8 images on this background from various sets.  I used black Nuvo Hybrid ink on white cardstock.

Challenges TBA

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Tuesday Throwdown- Stencil

Tuesday Throwdown is challenging us to do Stenciling this week.  You do NOT have to own a stencil- do you have a die cut???

  All Dressed Up is our challenge sponsor, I used their image 'Feeling Spoilt'.
The stencil is from a die cut (Marilyn) that I  die cut out and brushed ink through. I used Pretty in Pink, Blue Bliss and Certainly Celery SU inks. DP is Basic Grey Eulogy. Cardstock is Blue Bliss from SU.
  The sentiment is Create from TLC. I punched out the sentiment with a 1: circle punch, the blue under that is a Memory Box stitched circle die. Twine is from my stash.

We'd love to have you join us for the challenge!  And, you may like to check out the other DT samples of stenciled cards as well. You can find the challenge and DT cards Here!

Since this is an image I purchased, I am going to enter it into the AG challenge at All Dressed Up.
And, I am entering the AG challenge at Desiree's blog for the TLC challenge!

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Monday, July 30, 2018

Unity ATC's

For the June ATC exchange, I decided to try the ATC 'coin' that I have been seeing online.

 I took acrylic paints Alizerin Crimson and Gold and scraped them across a sheet of 8 1/2" x 11" sheet of cardstock.  Once dried, I cut out the circles with  Spellbinder Dies. I stamped the Birthday Wishes onto the circle.   stamped and fussy cut out the panda image and added it over a strip of Washi tape. To finish off the ATC coin, I added dashes/faux stitching around the edge. I will have to try more of these : )

 I stamped this flower by Graciella Designs onto an ATC, water brushed with clear shimmer which spread the die ink, then I overstamped the floral image. The sentiment is from the same set, it is die cut and outlined with Rose Red cardstock.

Challenges TBA

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Saturday, July 28, 2018

CYS-Challenge Your Stash- Color challenge

For the July CYS group, we are challenged by Barbara (Bejoyce at SCS) to use any previous color challenge from SCS weekly challenges.

 I used SCS Color Challenge #431 Midnight Muse (I used Navy), Rich Razzleberry and Gumball Green.
  On my sidebar, there is a link to colors that coordinate with Copics, ets....and I referred to the list and found , for Copics, Navy = B95 &97, Razzleberry = RV63 & 66, and Gumball Green YG63 & 67.
  I stamped the image from Technique Junkies (SD867) in Black Nuvo Hybrid ink. I colored carefully- the leaves first, then the birds using the Copics. I added some outline accents in C2.
I added twine and the sequins and called the card done!

 My youngest has 3 Bachelors degrees- one in Chemistry.  I love buying sets with beakers, etc...but she always tells me there is something wrong with the equation, or the sentiments etc. (And, I know as a nurse how irritating it is when someone gets something wrong- like on a TV show....)  Well, there you go- this set speaks of atoms and I do not know how anything can be wrong with it : )  Wahoo!

The CYS group can be located here.  List mom Barb had the brilliant idea- lets use our stash items- with a monthly theme, I am sure finding no shortage of items to use in my creative space for this challenge...!!! Even those in the 'get rid of ' pile....... HERE is a link to all of the July Cards at Splitcoaststampers for this challenge.

 The group says closed- but we ARE open to new members!

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