Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Birthday Heart

The SCS Color Challenge colors this week are: 

BasicGray
Bermuda Bay
Lemon Lime Twist





For my card, I used Stampin Up cardstock and Heartfelt Creations designer paper, stamps and dies.



I added glitter liberally to the heart and doily.

Hugs, 
DJ

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



Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Christmas Window

This week's Splitcoaststamper Sketch Challenge can be found here.



The designer paper, girl with tree image, candle, window, and lace pieces are from the Heartfelt Creations Winter's Eve Collection.  The cardinal is from the HFC 

Festive Holly & Cardinals Cling Stamp Set, the trees from the HFC Snow Kissed Spruce Cling Stamp Set, and the bunny is from the HFC Woodsy Critters Cling Stamp Set.  The background paper was distressed and sponged.  I used a bunch of coloring techniques here, trying to find my favorite. The trees were sponged in Momento Bamboo, the cardinal and candle were colored with ink pads and a dove blender pen, and the girl with tree was colored with Zig Clean Brush markers and a water pen.  





I've been trying different snow products, this is DecoArt  Snow Writer with Wow White Glitter on top.  I like the way it turned out but the writer glogs a lot and so it takes a bit of time to use.


I also used some glitter glue on the bird, tree, and berries.

Blessings,
DJ

Saturday, August 5, 2017

Tropical Birthday

The Splitcoaststampers Inspiration Challenge site is a tropical theme with a pinterest board found here.

You can find my inspiration photo here.  For this card I used the Heartfelt Creations Monkeying Around Collection, as well as the Tropical Paradise Collection for the plumeria flowers.  I cut a circle in the center of paper from the Monkeying Around paper and inserted palm trees that had been sponged with ink.  I added palms, coconuts, plumeria strand, and sentiment from the same collection and a larger flower that was made with the HFC Tropical Plumeria stamp and die set (yellow prills added to the center).


Blessings,
DJ

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Frosty and Poinsettias

The Splitcoaststampers Sketch for the week can be found here.


For the sketch, I used designer paper from the Heartfelt Creations Snow Kissed Paper Collection, cut a stitched circle in the center with a black matt circle behind.  The trees and snowman are from the HFC Snow-Kissed Collection, the poinsettias are from the HFC Sparkling Poinsettia stamp and die set, and the gate is the HFC Festive Gate Cling Stamp.  The poinsettias and trees were sponged and, the snowman colored with dove blenders and markers and glitter added to all with clear glue.

 
The border die is from the HFC Regal Borders and Pockets die set.


Blessings,
DJ

Monday, July 31, 2017

Seagull Birthday

I made this card using the Splitcoaststampers Technique salt challenge and the MFT Sketch #343.


For details on the salt technique, check out this tutorial.  I used three shades of oxide inks that I sponged on white card stock, then spritzed with water and poured on the sea salt.  When dry the sea salt was scraped off.  The sea gull scene was created with the My Favorite Things Seaside Seagulls., the images colored with Copic markers. All of the dies are by MFT and the birthday sentiment if from the MFT Essential Sentiments stamp set.


Blessings,
DJ

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Sailing Birthday

The Splitcoaststamper Color Challenge colors this week are: 

Pacific Point
Wild Wasabi
Delightful Daffodil


For the Color Challenge, I did a wash of inks on the background and added splatter with the SU Itty Bitty Background stamps.  The dies are all from My Favorite Things and the water colored sail boat is from the Our Daily Bread Designs Sail Away set.

Blessings,
DJ

Monday, July 24, 2017

Let's Celebrate


I combined two Splitcoaststamper challenges this week, the Inspiration and the Technique Challenge.


For the Inspiration Challenge I chose this image.  The flower was made with the Heartfelt Creations Tattered Blossoms (Retired) and stamped in MFT Pineapple ink.  The stamens were cut out with the stamen die in the HFC Flowering Dogwood Die set.  The leaves were stamped and cut out with the HFC Delightful Daisies set.




The technique challenge was to use bubble wrap as a stamp, so I inked my bubble wrap with MFT Periwinkle and stamped on white card stock.  I cut out a sentiment from the HFC Classic Petunia Paper Collection.

Bessings, 
DJ

Friday, July 21, 2017

Snowman Forest

The Splitcoaststampers Free For All Challenge this week is to make a winter card.


I used the Heartfelt Creations Snow Kissed Paper Collection for the background, trees from the HFC Snow Kissed Spruce Cling stamp and die set were sponged and glittered and the snowman from the HFC Frolicking Frosty Cling set was colored with markers and a blender pen and glitter glue accents added.


The sentiment is from the HFC Festive Holiday Cling Stamp set.


Blessings, 
DJ

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Christmas Deer

The Splitcoaststampers Ways to Use it Challenge is to use scoring on a card.


For the challenge, I used paper from the Heartfelt Creations Festive Holly Paper Collection for the background and the deer panel.  The background was scored with my paper cutter.  The trees were cut with the HFC Snow Kissed Spruce Cling stamp and die sets and heavily glittered, as well as the holly from the HFC Festive Holly & Cardinals Cling Stamp and die sets.



Close up of trees.


Close up of holly.

Blessings, 
DJ

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Christmas Lantern

The Splitcoaststampers sketch challenge for the week can be found here.


The background designer paper and sentiment strip are from the Heartfelt Creations Festive Holly Paper Collections.  Two snowflakes were cut out from the HFC Snow Kissed Flakes and Tag Die set, one in white and one in pale blue and glued  behind the lantern and holly.  The lantern and holly are from the HFC Festive Holly & Cardinals Stamp and die sets.



The images were colored with markers and a Tombow blender pen and accented with glitter.


Glitter was added to the paper also to give more sparkle.

Blessings, 
DJ

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Cardinal Christmas

The Splitcoaststamper Color Challenge colors this week are:

whisper white
cherry cobbler
garden green


I used paper from the Heartfelt Creations Festive Holly Paper Collection for my background and cut the sentiment from it also.  The medallion was cut from the Festive Holiday Die.  The fence from the HFC Festive Gate Cling stamp and die sets was cut out and pieces trimmed to fit my design, and the rest of the images from the HFC Festive Holly Collection were colored with markers and glittered and added to the scene with foam tape for dimension.




Blessings,
DJ