Friday, April 28, 2017

Totally Groovy

The Splitcoaststampers Free 4 All challenge is a photo found here.

The inspiration photo seen below, is definitely groovy, so I thought this was the perfect sentiment for my card, along with a large funky flower.  I started with a background of mixed media paper that was stenciled with grit texture paste and sprayed with a soft green.  The flower was made with the Heartfelt Creations Mum and Delightful Daisy leaves, with glitter in the center and the sentiment is by Verve on an My Favorite Things Fishtail Banner Stax Die-namics.



The Free 4 All inspiration photo.




Close up of textured background.

Supplies:
Ranger Grit Texture Paste
Tim Holtz flourish stencil
My Favorite Things Stitched Fishtail Stax Die-namics
jewel stickers
Glitter

Blessings,
DJ

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Two for Tea

The Splitcoaststampers Ways to Use it Challenge is Two for Tea, either use tea, or the letter T.

For the background, a piece of Heartfelt Creations paper was dry embossed,  the HFC Botanic Window die was sprayed with spray inks, and a Cheery Lynn lace border die was added to the bottom.  The Power Poppy parakeet was heat embossed and water colored with Stampin Up markers and raised with foam tape.  The sentiment is also from PP and was raised on a My Favorite Things Die-namic pierced tag.  The roses were stamped and cut with the HFC Classic Roses Stamps and Dies and glittered.  For tutorial on making HFC flowers check this site.




Supplies:
Glitter
Glitter Glue
Cheery Lynn Lace Border Die
Nuvo Crystal Drops
My Favorite Things tag die
heat embossing
embossing folder

Blessings, 
DJ

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Vintage Lady

I'm playing along today with the Splitcoaststampers Sketch.


I framed my vintage lady with a Spellbinders die and added Heartfelt Creations Classic Roses that were sponged in bright yellow and then glittered.  The lace border is by Cheery Lynn.



Supplies:
Heartfelt Creations Classic Rose Cling Stamp Set
HFC Classic Rose Die
HFC Classic Rose Vines Cling Stamp Set
HFC Classic Rose Vines Die
HFC glass glitter
Spellbinders frame
Cheery Lynn lace border die
embossing folder
Tim Holtz distressing glaze

Blessings,
DJ

Prayers

Pink Pirouette
Soft Sky
Smoky Slate


I found this adorable vintage image on the internet of a little girl praying by her bed with her kitten already tucked in.  The image was treated with the Cracked Glass Technique, and roses made with the Heartfelt Creations Classic Rose stamps and dies were added.


Glitter was added to the roses.


Heartfelt Creations Supplies:

Other Supplies
Glitter
Magnolia lace border
Spellbinder label (used on corners)

Blessings, 
DJ



Monday, April 24, 2017

Turquoise Peacock

The Splitcoaststampers Technique Challenge was to make a card using the Cling Wrap technique.  I made my background using the technique in pale pink, blue, green, and gold.
The peacock and feathers were sponged and cut out with the corresponding dies.  The daisies were stamped in spring green and the centers were made with the HFC Flowering Dogwood stemen die.  Fine and chunky glitter was added to the flowers and the sentiment if from the Tropical Paradise paper collection.



Heartfelt Creations Supplies: 

Other Supplies:
glitter
spray inks
Nuvo crystal drops

Blessings,
DJ


Sunday, April 23, 2017

Flamingo in Paradise

I'm bringing this card for the Splitcoaststamper Featured Stamper, Kelly Santi (Miamikel4).  I chose this card to case.


The Heartfelt Creations Tropical Paradise paper collection was cut for the background, cutting out the original center which contained a macaw, and I added another sheet with the flowers behind.  The flamingo, flowers and foliage were sponged and cut out with the matching dies and Nuvo crystal drops were added.



Heartfelt Creations Supplies:
prills

Other Supplies:
Nuvo Crystal Drops
glitter
glitter glues

Blessings,
DJ

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Blue Roses

The Splitcoaststampers Inspiration Challenge this week is the Scor-pal Pinterest Idea board.


For the challenge I did a score design in the bottom part of my background paper.  The circle piece was created with My Favorite Things Stitched circle die-namics and the center was made with the Heartfelt Creations doily die in the Raindrops on Roses Die set.  For the floral arrangement, HFC Botanical Roses were sponged and glittered and leaves were cut with the Botanical Rose leaf die.  




Heartfelt Creations Supplies:

Other Supplies:
twine
glitter 
Cheery Lynn Leafy flourish die
lace border die
MFT die-namics (stitched circles and banner)
foam tape

Blessings,
DJ

Friday, April 21, 2017

Cowboy Card

The Splitcoaststampers Free for All challenge is to make a criss cross card.

I heat embossed and water colored up an older Stampin Up image from the Wild Wild West set.  The background pieces were embossed with embossing folders. The flowers were made with Heartfelt Creations Delightful Daisy and Classic Rose stamps and dies, with various leftover HFC vegitation.  It was finished off with twine and Nuvo crystal drops.



Blessings,
DJ

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Woodland Buck

The Splitcoaststampers Ways to Use It Challenge is to use earth colors to celebrate Earth Day.


I accented my buck, cut from the Heartfelt Creations Woodsy Wonderland Paper Collection, with a frame embossed with an inked wood grain embossing folder.  The flowers and leaves around it were left over from other projects, the yellow flowers were made with the HFC Sunflower and the white flower with the HFC Daisy.



Blessings,
DJ

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Tropical Paradise


Today for the Splitcoaststampers sketch, I wanted to play with the new Heartfelt Creations Tropical Creations Collection.

I had some fun with the background, I used a variety of spray inks to get a mottled shimmery effect.  The piece on the left was created with an inked embossing folder on lavender card stock.  The main cockatoo image was heat embossed and water colored with Stampin Up markers and the flowers and leaves were stamped, cut out with corresponding dies and sponged.  I added prills and glitter to the flowers and 3D Crystal Lacquer to some of the leaves.  If you'd like some tips on flower shaping, check out this video from Heartfelt Creations.




Heartfelt Creations Supplies: 

Other Supplies:
glitter
embossing folder
spray inks
hot glue gun
heat embossing
Stampin Up markers

Blessings,
DJ

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Pretty Fish

The Splitcoaststampers Ways to Use It challenge is and aquarium this week.


For my aquarium, I used the Under the Sea Collection from HFC.  All of the images were heat embossed in black and water colored with markers, except for the hibiscus flowers which were sponged with ink.  The back window was painted with 3d stamp paint in copper to give it a metal look.  For the grassy pieces around the fish, I took the jelly fish from the collection and turned it upside down to give me a sea grass look and used the coral piece at the bottom.  




Heartfelt Creations Supplies:

Other Supplies:
half pearls
heat embossing
Stampin Up water markers
water pen
foam tape
glitter
Stickles

Blessings,
DJ


Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Dove Tag Card

Today I'm combining the Splitcoaststampers Color Challenge and the Sketch Challenge.


The creamy background was stenciled with crackle texture paste, and the teal piece was dry embossed with an ef.  The tag was taken from the HFC Flowering Dogwood Paper collection and glitter and seambinding ribbon added.  Flowers from the HFC Delightful Daisy (largest flower), Flowering Dogwood (small pale blue flower) and the Classic Rose Sets (medium teal flowers) were used in the bouquet.


Heartfelt Creations Supplies: 
Prills
Nuvo Crystal Drops

Other Supplies:
Glitter
seam binding ribbon
texture paste

Blessings,
DJ



Monday, April 10, 2017

Unfailing Love

Our Featured Stamper at Splitcoaststampers is Donna, aka Pink_Lady, I chose this card to case and combined it with the Technique challenge - Shadow Stamping.




I love the beautiful pink rose on Donna's card, I used the HFC Poppy to create a camellia-like flower.  Donna had a wonderful textured background and I also acheived dimension with texture paste and a stencil.  For the Technique Challenge I double stamped a verse from the HFC Uplifting Scriptures stamp set.  The lace border is from the HFC Fleur Border Basics.  The card was finished off with glitter and Nuvo Carnation Pink Crystal Drops.

Heartfelt Creations Supplies:
Designer paper

Other Supplies:
glitter
Spellbinder die
MFT Pierced Oval Stax
crackle texture paste
stencil

Blessings,
DJ


Saturday, April 8, 2017

Purple Flower

The Splitcoaststampers Inspiration Challenge is the My Sweet Petunia blog.  I chose this card for my inspiration.


The inspiration had two things that made it a must to case: purple and a pretty grey background.  The card I cased had a purple rose, but I was interested in making a larger pointy petal flower so I used the HFC Tattered Blossoms,  stamping 4 of the largest flower and 1 of the second largest in purple.  The center was made with sour apple cardstock and the larger stamen die in the HFC Flowering Dogwood die set.  The background was made by stenciling the flourish stencil and crackle texture paste, the paper was sprayed with grey ink before hand and a little ink added to the paste.  For the border piece, I die cut 3 HFC Border & Pocket  dies and glued them together, then covered them with silver die and this shimmery platinum embossing powder.  The other purple cardstock pieces were dry embossed with embossing folders.




Heartfelt Creations Supplies;
Tattered Blossoms Cling Stamp Set  (discountinued)
Tattered Blossoms Die (Discontinued)
Delightful Daisies Die
Flowering Dogwood Die (stamen)

Other Supplies:
embossing folders
pigment ink and embossing powder
Nuvo drops
crackle texture paste
chunky glitter

Blessings,
DJ


Friday, April 7, 2017

Gild the Lily

The Splitcoaststampers Free for All challenge is to use odd sayings to create your card.  I used the expression 'Gild the Lily'.

For the background I stamped the HFC Word Background stamp, sponged it and tore the right side so that it could reveal a piece of HFC designer paper.


For my embossed ornate border die, I cut 3 and glued them together to make chipboard then rubbed with my Versamark pad, covered with gold embossing powder, then heated, two layers of embossing powder gave it a smooth gilded look.
For the lilies, I embossed them in gold and sponged in bright green and yellow, the smaller flowers in darker green.  The stamens of the larger lilies had their tips embossed in gold.  The flowers were finished off with chunky glitter.  Gold Nuvo drops were added around the border die.



Heartfelt Creations Supplies: 
Designer Paper

Other Supplies:
Gold embossing powder
Nuvo - Gold Crystal Drops
chunky glitter

Blessings,
DJ

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Baby Blues

I did a second card today for the Way to Use It challenge featuring tape.  


I used masking tape again to create a wood plank effect.  I rubbed the masking tape covered cardstock with cement grey ink and covered with clear embossing powder.  



Several Heartfelt Creations Classic Roses were added with lots of  chunky glitter to the Rose vine and a flourishy piece (also HFC) in the back that I covered in 3d laquer.

Blessings,
DJ