Thursday, August 17, 2017

Nativity Inspiration

The SCS Ways to Use It Challenge is to find inspiration from our home.


When I travel I collect a nativity from each city, this one is from Rome, Italy


For the card, I heat embossed this sweet nativity, Whimsy Stamps Nativity Critters, and water colored with Zig Clean Brush Markers, the sentiment is by Taylored Expressions and all of the dies are by My Favorite Things.  The background was dry embossed and brushed with Aquamarine Nuvo Embellishment Mousse.

Blessings,
DJ

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Happiness Always

The Splitcoaststampers Color Challenge colors are:

Daffodil Delight
Wild Wasabi

Fresh FigVery Vanilla


I started with Heartfelt Creations designer papers and added flowers made with the HFC Blazing Poppy Cling Stamp Set.  The leaves were created with the Botanical Rose Cling Stamp Set and the stamens are from the Flowering Dogwood set. A sentiment from a HFC paper collection was added and a border die from the HFC Elegant Border Basics Die set was added along the bottom.  The card was finished off with lots of glitter and three enamel dots.




Blessings,
DJ

Monday, August 14, 2017

Sunflower Wishes



The Splitcoaststampers Technique Challenge is to make embossed ribbon.


For the challenge, I used various Heartfelt Creations papers in shades of green, the tag was cut out with the HFC tag die and stamped with a script background stamp and the Classic Rose leaf, which was also used for the sunflower leaves.  The sunflowers were made with the HFC Classic Sunflower stamps and dies and a small tag sentiment from one of the paper collections was also added.  I believe that the background lattice is by Spellbinders.


Glue was daubed on the flowers with a sponge and glitter added, as well as glitter glue added to the leaves.


Here's a closeup of the embossed ribbon.

Blessings,
DJ

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Christmas House

The Splitcoaststampers Inspiration Challenge is to use the Houzz site for inspiration, I chose these trees for my second card.


I started with a piece of distressed Heartfelt Creations designer paper and added a house that was inked and embossed with a brick embossing folder.  I added images from the HFC Winter's Eve stamp and die collection, the trees are from the Snow Kissed Spruce stamp and die sets and the bunnies are from the Woodsy Critters stamp and die sets.



The trees were sponged with Momento Bambo and the other images were colored with Zig Clean Color markers.  3-d Crystal Lacquer was added to the sled for shine and the snow was created with DecoArt Snow Writer and glitter.


Glitter glue was also added to the tree and berries.



Blessings,
DJ

Thinking of You

The Splitcoaststampers Inspiration Challenge is to use the Houzz site for inspiration, I chose this picture.  I also used the SCS Ways to Use it challenge - Faux Patina



The flowers were created with the Heartfelt Creations Sunrise Lily stamps and dies, lots of Papericous Crystal Clear glitter was added.  The lace is by Cheery Lynn.









For the Faux Patina background, I inked the embossing folder with MFT Biscotti ink and sponged on MFT Sour Apple and then SU Sweet Sugar Plum, then heat embossed with gold.

Blessings,
DJ

Friday, August 11, 2017

Winter Friends

The Splitcoaststampers Free for All Challenge this week is to use light in your project.


I chose to use the street lamp from the Heartfelt Creations Festive Holly and Cardinals Cling Stamp Set for the light challenge, the cardinal with holly are also from this set.  I started by distressing the snowy sky designer paper from the HFC Snow Kissed Paper Collection, added one Momento Banboo ink sponged tree from the Snow Kissed Spruce Cling stamp set.  The bunny and deer are from the HFC Woodsy Critters Cling Stamp Set , they, as well as the snowman, were colored with Zig Clean Brush markers.  The lantern and cardinal were colored with Tombow and SU markers and a Tombow  blender pen, I stamped two of the lantern image and cut out the candle section, then layered the pieces with foam tape for lots of dimension.  Because the lantern pole is short, I cut out two to extend the lantern toward the ground.  The sweet snowman is from the HFC Frolicking Frosty Cling Stamp set.



The sentiment is from the HFC Winter's Eve Cling Stamp Set and was stamped on a MFT tag die.


The gate was stamped in dark grey with the HFC Festive Gate Cling Stamp and sponged with the same grey ink.  All of the images were cut out with their corresponding dies.


After the card was complete, I added snow with the DecoArt Snow Writer and topped it with Papericious Frosting Powder  and glitter glue to add more accents.

Blessings,
DJ

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Christmas Wonderland


The Splitcoaststampers Ways to Use It Challenge this week is to use a Faux Technique, I chose the faux linen technique found here.



To create my faux linen, I used the Heartfelt Creations 

Large Elegant Word Background Cling Stamp Set stamped in MFT Olive and the holly from the HFC Festive Holly and Cardinals Cling Stamp Set stamped in MFT Latte, then sponged with the Latte ink.  The designer papers are also by HFC.  


For the window scene I used the deer and small evergreen trees from the HFC 

Woodsy Critters Cling Stamp Set and a tree from the HFC Snow Kissed Spruce Cling Stamp Set, the trees were sponged with Momento Bamboo and the deer, holly, mistletoe, and Christmas tree were water colored with Zig Clean Brush Markers.  The window, mistletoe and holly are from the HFC  Winter's Eve Collection.  The poinsettia, from the HFC Sparkling Poinsettia Cling Stamp Set was sponged with SU Watermelon Wonder. 



Papericious Crystal Clear Glitter was added to the window and poinsettia and glitter glue was added to the holly and Christmas tree.

Blessings,
DJ