Thursday, March 28, 2013

Happy Gingham Easter

For the Ways to Use it Challenge at
Splitcoaststampers today our challenge hostess asked for a little gingham in our project.

Well, this designer paper from an Martha Stewart's 2008 "Playful Blue and Green Paper Pad" was perfect! I love all kinds of green so going green was easy. The lace border is Sizzlits, the vellum flowers heat embossed in white and fussy cut are from the Artful Stamper and the sentiment stamped in Vivid Olive  is from Great Impressions.

Monday, March 25, 2013

Monochromatic Thank You

The Learning Technique at SCS - TLC422 ~ Monochromatic Madness  

I used a Magenta flower wood mount stamp by first stamping the image onto green card stock. I then stamped onto white vellum. Both were heat embossed in white powder and the vellum flowers were fussy cut and popped up. I added some extra green with copics. The sentiment is by Verve

Stamp image onto green card stock and partially onto vellum with versamark ink

Heat emboss image in white powder with heat gun and fussy cut the vellum flowers with scissors

Color vellum flower center with lightest marker and leaves on green panel with darker markers.
attach vellum flowers with pop dots or foam adhesive in the center of flower
Copic colors used: YG03 yellow green, YG63 pea green, G99 olive

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Egg-stra Special

Fan Club members at Splitcoaststampers are bringing in springtime!
The CENTRAL THEMEJust Hatched - Spring has sprung

I chose an easter theme using the INSPIRATION this photo 
I selected four colors from the Inspiration photo and die cut with chevron die and fussy cut the Verve stamped eggs and hatching chick. The flowers are made with the Martha Steward daisy punch (my favorite).

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Ombre Hello

The challenge this week at SCS is to create something that has light to dark colors.....this technique is also called Ombre which is defined as "graduated colors from light to dark on a surface". Starting with the lightest shade of a color (any color), use light, medium, and dark shades of the same color to create a background or main image. 

I'm finding this particular quilt pattern intriguing these days. First of all it's easier than most and you get some wonderful movement with colors. I found instructions on Nancy Riley's blog. Now I can't stop making the squares. I think it works so well with the graduating colors in purple (or any) colors. The daisies are a favorite of mine to make. Big impact with not much fuss. I used Martha Stewarts daisy punch and a Punch Bunch small sun punch. Each daisy has four layers plus one in green. The Verve small "hello" sentiment fits nicely in the one inch square.

Monday, March 4, 2013


CAS-ual Fridays Challenge this week...
CFC92: Stamp your own background on your CAS creation.

Taking advantage of the Learn A New Technique at SplitcoastStampers

TLC419 ~ Puzzle Piece Resist ~ (3/4/13) 
I first stamped the Poppystamps “fancy background” onto white card stock. I then stamped the flower in versamark and kissed the background stamp to pick up the texture. Both were heat embossed with white powder and I die cut the center of the bg with the coordinating die for the flower. I kept the flower in the die for sponging in distress ink worn lipstick and peeled paint. The background was sponged with Distress ink stormy sky.

Saturday, March 2, 2013

Happy Easter!

For today's Inspiration Challenge at Splitcoaststampers Stephanie takes us to the Decoylab website.

I was inspired by the Birdies Clock
I die cut the Cottage Cutz Fancy Filigree Wreath several times in white, kraft and brown card stock to give it dimension and popped it up on the Spellbinders circle.