Friday, October 13, 2017

County Cottage

The SCS Free 4 All challenge is to use nontraditional fall colors.


I started with a card base of paper from the Heartfelt Creations Woodsy Wonderland paper collection and trees, flowers and critters stamps and dies from the same collection, all were colored by sponging them with ink.   For my unusual fall color, I sponged the tree leaves with SU Blackberry Bliss ink.  The raccoon,  and the truck from the HFC Simply Classic stamp and die set were heat embossed and the truck was water colored with Zig Clean Brush markers.



The leaves and flowers were sponged with glue and sprinkled with Crystal Clear glitter.

Blessings,
DJ

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Let the Good Times Roll

The SCS Color Challenge colors are:

Rich Razzleberry
Night of Navy
Bermuda Bay




For the Color Challenge, I inked the MFT background stamp with MFT After Midnight ink and stamped it on the frame of SU Bermuda Bay.  The frame was lifted with foam tape over the Heartfelt Creations Young At Heart paper.  The truck is from the HFC Simply Classic stamp and die sets and was heat embossed and water colored with Zig Color Brush markers, the flowers created with the HFC Wildwood Florals with Gala Glitz - Mauvie centers. The Journey sentiment from the Young at Heart collection was heat embossed and sponged, and the fence is from the HFC Wildwood Cottage collection.


Blessings,
DJ

Precious Little One

This card was made with the SCS sketch using the TLC challenge - Acrylic Batik.


The Acrylic Batik technique was used to create the background using green acrylic paint and a polka dot background stamp by MFT.  The sweet vintage baby image was found on the internet and I added lots of flowers made with the Heartfelt Creations Berry Blooms stamps and dies with Heart of Gold prill centers, the leaves were made with HFC Wildwood Florals stamps and dies and sponged with Momento Bamboo Leaves ink.  The large lace border is by Spellbinders.


The sweet little sentiment is from the Verve To The Moon stamp set and was stamped on a little tag die by MFT, then raised with foam tape.

Blessings,
DJ

Monday, October 9, 2017

Country Truck - Acrylic Batik

The SCS Technique Challenge is Acrylic Batik.


The background was created with the Acrylic Batik technique for the challenge.  The truck from the soon to be released Heartfelt Creations Simply Classic stamp and die sets was heat embossed and water colored with Zig Color Brush markers. The trees and purple flowers are from the HFC Woodsy Woodland Collection and the sunflowers are from the HFC Sunflower Accents stamp and die sets, they were sponged with ink with daubers.


I finished it off by sponging the flowers with glue and adding glitter.

Blessings,
DJ

Saturday, October 7, 2017

Country Christmas

The SCS Inspiration Challenge is the Victorian Trading Company, here are the ornaments I used for inspiration.



For the background, I used the cabin paper from the Heartfelt Creations Winter's Eve Collection, adding accents of snow with the DecoArt Snow Writer and a layer of Frosting Powder.  The poinsettias were made with the flowers and holly stamps and dies in the HFC Ornate Sleigh Set with yellow prills for the centers.  The larger holly and cardinals are from the HFC Festive Holly & Cardinals stamps and dies and all of the foliage was colored with ink pads and daubers.


The snowy tree in the front was created with the HFC Snow Kissed Spruce stamps and dies, and lots of snow and glitter added.  


A ticket from the HFC Festive Holly paper collection was added to the top.


The truck from the soon to be released HFC Simply Classic stamp and die set, was heat embossed on water color paper and water colored with Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers.  A tree from the HFC Woodsy Wonderland Woodsy Critters stamp and die set was added to the truck bed, along with a small poinsettia and two mistletoe branches from the HFC Window Box Fillers stamp and die set.

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Inside of card.

Blessings,
DJ

Friday, October 6, 2017

Bears in the Forest

The SCS Ways to Use it Challenge was 'Fun and Games', and the Free 4 All Challenge was 'Fall'.


For the challenges, I colored up lots of the images from the Heartfelt Creations Woodsy Wonderland Collection with sponged ink and colored pencils, as well as the adorable bears from the HFC Beary Fun Retreat Collection.  They are layered in a shadow box made with the HFC 6x6 Foldout Cards - Kraft.  The sunflowers are from the HFC Classic Sunflower stamps and dies and the flowers and trees were sponged with glue and sprinkled with glitter.




Blessings,
DJ


Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Sunshine

The SCS Color Challenge colors are:

peek-a-boo peach
early espresso
lemon lime twist


and the background was made using yesterday's technique challenge - Acrylic Distress.


I made several backgrounds yesterday for the technique challenge and this one happened to work out for today's color challenge.  The scalloped oval was made with the Heartfelt Creations Eyelet Oval & Basics Large, the center was sponged in Peekaboo Peach and vintage photo inks.  The espresso flourish is from the HFC Cut mat Create 2A die set and the roses and leaves were made with the HFC Classic Rose stamps and dies.  The roses were stamped in Peekaboo Peach and the centers sponged with Lemon Lime Twist, the leaves were stamped in LLT and the centers sponged with Peekaboo Peach.




Lots of glitter was added for sparkle and a sentiment  was also added from a HFC paper pad.

Blessings,
DJ

Monday, October 2, 2017

Vintage Roses

The SCS Technique Challenge is to use Acrylic Distress on a card.


The acrylic paint I chose for the challenge turned out to be very close to SU Mint Macaroon, so I used that color for my card base, along with the SU Blackberry Bliss that I used in the roses.  After the embossed paper was painted, I sponged it with cocoa ink and then wiped off the excess with a damp paper towel, I'm so happy with how it turned out! The roses were created with the Heartfelt Creations Botanical Rose and Classic Rose leaf stamps and dies and lots of glitter added.  A sentiment from a HFC paper pad was sponged with Blackberry Bliss and added with foam tape.





Blessings,
DJ

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Rosey Woodland Scene

The SCS Color Challenge colors are: 

Cajun Craze
Crushed Curry
Fresh Fig



For the color challenge, I used a base of Fresh Fig and dry embossed a matt with the same color.  After embossing I rubbed it with Nuvo Embellishment Mousse in Gunmetal Grey for a metallic shimmer.  The background oval was water colored in the CC colors and a scene was made with the Heartfelt Creations Woodsy Wonderland Collection stamps and dies.  All of the images were sponged with the CC colors and raised with foam tape.  The oval frame was made with the HFC Eyelet Oval & Basics Dies.

For details on creating the sculpted roses, check out this video.
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The roses and leaves were made with the HFC Classic Rose stamps and dies and the flowers and trees were sponged with glue and sprinkled with glitter.


The sentiment is from a HFC paper collection and three enamel dots were added after distressing.

Blessings,
DJ

Monday, September 25, 2017

Bear Pop up Card

The SCS Technique Challenge is to make a Step Pop Up Card.


I made mine using the Heartfelt Creations Beary Fun Retreat Collection, as well as the HFC Classic Sunflower.  The Heartfelt Creations website has details on how to sculpt the flowers and scenery.


For details on how to make the card, check out this tutorial.

Blessings,
DJ

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Blue Roses


The SCS Ways to Use it Challenge is to use something school related.


For the school challenge, I stamped the sentiment in white and heat embossed on black for a chalk board effect.  The roses were created with the Heartfelt Creations Classic Rose Collection on dp from the HFC Blushing Rose Paper collection.  The HFC Botanic Window Die was cut out in black and the center piece in the wood grain dp.



The roses were sponged with glue and glitter added.

Blessings,
DJ

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Rose Wishes

I'm playing along with the SCS Sketch Challenge today.


For the sketch, I used paper from the Heartfelt Creations Raindrops on Roses paper collection and created roses and leaves using the HFC Classic Rose collection stamps and dies.  The roses were stamped with retired ink Stampin Up Blackberry Bliss and the centers sponged with MFT Limelight ink, after they were cut out. the edges were sponged with the Blackberry Bliss.  A little of the BB was also sponged on the leaves after being stamped with Memento Bamboo Leaves.  All of the flowers were then sponged with glue and glitter added.


The little sentiment tag is also from the Raindrops on rose collection and tiny enamel dots were used for accent.


Blessings,
DJ

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Best Wishes

The SCS Color Challenge colors are:
Pumpkin Pie
Old Olive
Cherry Cobbler




I combined images from the Heartfelt Creations Beary Fun Retreat, Classic Sunflower, and Woodsy Wonderland Collections to create my fall scene.


Glitter was added to the flowers and trees.


Blessings,
DJ

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Christmas Blessings


For the SCS Saturday Inspiration Challenge, I chose the cabin from the main challenge page.


The background script was created with a Heartfelt Creations script background stamp and holly from the HFC Festive Holly & Cardinals set, it was also used for the holly in the forground.  The cabin paper panel and sentiment are from the Winter's Eve Paper Collection and the deer and trees are from the Woodsy Wonderland Collection.   


White glue and glitter were liberally applied to the snowy places for lots of sparkle.


Blessings,
DJ

Friday, September 15, 2017

Bear Book

The SCS Free 4 All Challenge is 'Encouraging Words'.


I created a book with the Heartfelt Creations Beary Fun Retreat, Classic Sunflowers, and the Woodsy Wonderland Collections.  The papers for the book are all from the HFC Beary Fun Retreat paper collection and were cut out and glued onto a 6x6 Layered Circles Card Kraft.  All of the images were sponged or colored with water markers and the flowers sponged with glue and glittered.




Page two.


Page three.


Page four.




Back page.

Blessings,
DJ

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Lighthouse

The SCS Ways to Use it Challenge is to use a Lighthouse.


The lighthouse and verse are from the Our Daily Bread Light of the World stamp set.  It was heat embossed on water color paper and colored with water markers.. The rest of the images and designer paper are from Heartfelt Creations, the images sponged and layered with foam tape.

Blessings,
DJ


Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Perfect Day

The SCS sketch can be found here.


My card was made by blending stamps and dies from the Heartfelt Creations Beary Fun Retreat Collection, the Classic Sunflower, and the Woodsy Wonderland Collection.  The designer paper with the bridge and the sentiment are from the Beary Fun Retreat paper collection.  The images were sponged and shaped and added to make the scene and then glue was sponged on the flowers and lots of glitter added.




Stamens were made for the larger flowers using the stamen from the HFC Flowering Dogwood dies, and brown prills were used for the centers of the smaller flowers.

Blessings,
DJ