Tuesday, December 29, 2020

CYS December

It's our final month of 2020 for the Create Your Stash (aka CYS) challenge at Splitcoaststampers. This month, our hostess for the challenge is Suzy S and here is her challenge: 
~~ Theme is a Christmas card using trees. They can be Christmas trees decorated or just a plain tree. Just be sure you have a tree!

 I used stamps from Kitchen Sink Stamps that I bought ages ago- had to have them! Finally using them.....   I made a winter scene and the card is for my son- he used to enjoy hockey for recreation with his friends. I used SU inks and a Unity Sentiment. 
  I hate to admit, I have alot of stamp sets from KSS that have not been used- I need to get them inked up- how fun it is to see the images come to life layer after layer!
  If you go to Splitcoaststampers, and type in CYSDEC, you can view the other cards that have been created for this fun 'use your stash' challenge. 

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Sunday, December 27, 2020

Hot Cocoa Wishes

I was able to make a card for a few challenges at Splitcoaststampers- I combined three challenges into this one card.  

 The Technique Lovers Challenge (TLC) last Monday at SCS was this side fold card- which I enjoyed and will create using it again!  And, the color challenge was for colors which I created using Distress inks. Finally, the Tuesday Teapot cards are headed to California, and I hope this will bring some Christmas Cheer to the recipient.  
 Theresa was very ill earlier in the year, thankfully recovered. However, recently she lost her husband and is alone for Christmas. So, we are sending her cards. 
  The images are watercolored using Distress Oxide and Distress inks, and a few Copic accents added.  And, I added Wink of Stella to the snowflakes for shimmer. I added Nuvo shimmer to the background for some glitter, waterdrops done and also added snowflakes- clear sequin snowflakes and white shimmery cardstock snowflakes cut using a Gina Marie die.  
 Since the recipient is in California, I added some of the snowflakes inside as well : )

Hoping you had a Blessed Christmas!!!

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Sunday, December 20, 2020

Jan's Midmonth and Bear Birthday

 Jan's Digital Stamps challenge is monthly, but we post mid-month cards as well. 

 A new image at Jan's is the Birthday bear. I merged a couple of images with this sweet bear- the extra balloons are flipped and added to the bunch, and the gift merged in as well.  
  Hoping those with December birthdays special day does not get lost in Christmas!  LOL  
 This is a precolored image.  It is die cut and backed onto Kraft cardstock, then layered on a embossed layer on red.  When embossed, the raised area is covered with versamark, and stardust EP added over that- very sparkly!  

I hope you will join us for the December Challenge at Jan's Digital Stamps!

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Wednesday, December 16, 2020

Let's Chill

I challenged myself to make a CAS card yesterday- not my usual style and so HARD!!!  I also wanted to try the technique from Virtual Stamp night (Splitcoaststampers) to add a shadow to my card from the image.  

Thsi image is by Power Poppy and is colored using Copic markers. The 110# cardstock is inked using Soft Sky and a light touch of Marina Mist SU inks. I spritzed with DYlusions shimmer spray, and that made it all run and gave it a watercolor effect. I added more ink to the areas that needed it.  The three trees (Newton's Nook) are stamped using Wild Wasabi ink (SU) and stamped off once so it would give a more muted look. Snowflakes were added from Gina Marie, and the Slimline die is also Gina Marie. 

Have a great day- we had snow flurries this morning, but not enough to amount to anything!  
Only 9 days until Christmas!!!

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Tuesday, December 15, 2020

More VSN cards

So fun to join in with the VSN and Zoom and meet other ladies from Splitcoaststampers from all over, including Australia!

 I was able to complete a few more challenges :

This challenge was for Black and White with a pop of color.  This image is by Michael Strong Stamps and the sentiment is by Simon Says Stamps.

This challenge was to use Helping Hands.  This is a Digital Image by Angie Blom digital designs. The slimline die is by Gina Marie. I colored using Copic markers. 

For the 'eat cake' challenge, I used the cake template from the tutorial section and cut this out from SU DSP. The sides are CLose to Cocoa. I used handmade Flower Soft and added it to a small strip of Confetti card that was torn.  The flower is by Prima and the coconut on the top- tissue paper that was cut into strips and sponged with Distress ink.  It is filled using Hershey Kisses. 

This is for a tie Die challenge- used shaving creme.  I cut an oval out of the panel and added vellum under the panel.  I added a very light touch of Copic to the vellum for the ice rink. The skating image and onlooker are from Gina K Designs  

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Sunday, December 13, 2020

Virtual Stamp Night at Splitcoaststampers-Day 1

 I had fun creating for the Virtual Stamp Night at Splitcoaststampers.  I did not get all of the chaqllenges done, but had fun stamping and creating while Zooming with ladies from SCS.

 This challenge was to use Alcohol- I used Alcohol inks using Copic reinkers and Denim AI for the background, and a Die-Versions die with a touch of stickles. The sentiment is by Concord and 9th.

 For this card, we were to use hearts and a window or type of technique that opens.... I used a Tent card, as I have not done tis before....  I used Red Hot cardstock from Gina K, it is embossed and I added silver glitter hearts, and hearts cut using a Spellbinders heart die- there is a red heart behind the vellum, the swirly vellum and the silver heart.  The love die is by Concord & 9th.

 For the challenge to use watercolor on black watercolor paper, I embossed a Christmas image from Simon Says Stamps in White and watercolored with Shimmery watercolor paints.  The velvet ribbon was in the kit but is by Tim Holtz.  

This is the same design as above, but is done with Sliver embossing.  In both samples of this image, I stamped the holly and fussy cut it out and popped up the 2nd layer.  

More to come from day 2- later!

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Friday, December 11, 2020

 I wanted to give the Technique challenge at Splitcoaststampers a try this week- it is posted on Mondays of each week.  I had a holiday card to make, so was happy to get it completed as well.  

 This was a little messy, but I loved doing it : )  First, Gesso is applied to the cardstock, and once dried the images by Gina K were stamped on the background. I did heat set the images just to be safe, then applied Gesso again in a random pattern- not all of the card is covered. Next, a layer of a shimmery/metallic paint is added- I brushed it on in both directions, it can be rubbed in using a circular motion- all up to you.  Finally, we were to add modeling paste thru a stencil.  I used the waste from the die cut Gina Marie snowflake die cuts for my stencil, and I used white paste thru it. The sentiment was added and the Silver deer added.  

HERE is a link to the Tutorial on Splitcoaststampers.

The deer die is Sweet Stamps, the snowflakes die Gina Marie.  Stamps are Gina K Designs. 

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Monday, December 7, 2020

Jan's December challenge

Each month, we have a new challenge at Jan's Digital Stamps. 

The image I used is called Candy Cane Basket- and it is on sale!  The Peppermint candy border is in THIS set from Jan's shop. A border of glittery Washi and Christmas colored twine, partnered with gold shimmery enamel dots finishes off this card.  The image comes precolored or black and white. The background is the new Distress ink Rustic WIlderness. I did flick a touch of water on it for waterdrops. 

 We hope you will join in the challenge for December!

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Thursday, December 3, 2020

A little Zen and Alpha play : )

I had a bit of time to create early this week, and I worked on cards for challenges I follow at Splitcoaststampers.  

For the Alpha challenge, I made 2 cards- I am a bit behind, but will get caught up.....

E is for Europe.  I made a card using stamps depicting the Netherlands. (HAd to google that- yes, it is in Europe).

I used Distress inks and Copics for coloring the images. The die cut is Gina Marie. I am not positive, but think the stamps are TAC. 

F is for Fantasy.  I do not have and fairy stamps, but found this Tinkerbelle image in my stash by All Night Media. 

I stamped the image in a gray by Gina K Designs, then overstamped using Versamark and put Stardust EP on the stars below Tinkerbelle, and clear EP over the rest of her.  I masked the image and used DIstress inks on the background.  I added White paint mixed with a little Irisdscent EP and added splatters.  I added white gel pen over the swirl of stars as they were too dark.  The image was colored using Copics. I added sequins to finish off the card. 

 For the Tuesday Teapot Tickle-we made Zentangle cards to send to other participants.  

I outlined this camera from a TCW stencil, and filled it in with Zentangling. I colored the background using Copics. The cardstock has Distress inks sponged on, and I also added some stamping and splattering with water. The sentient by Unity was fussy cut and sequins and glossy accents added too. This was such a fun and relaxing card, and I made it while Zooming with some crafty friends which I enjoy doing : )  

I hope you are having a great week and I am trying to get to blogs- slowly but surely!!!

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