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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.