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Here, Kelly of SCS, has a challenge: AUG08VSNA, Brown Bear Brown Bear, What Do you see?. We were permitted to use the any of the animals of the beloved classic, “Brown Bear, Brown Bear” by Eric Carle, and the only condition is … match the colour. I started off with Red Bird, but that didn’t work, then Brown Bear, nope … I ended up with this tiny baby card:
The inside of the card, I just put a bit of trim to cover the Rick Rack bits & the underside of the Circle Scallops.
Used: Bashful Blue Ink & Markers, Bashful Blue CS, Yoho Yellow textured CS & Certainly Celery textured CS, 1/4 inch circle punch, Cuddles & Tickles & Baby Frame stamps (S.U. Retired), Mini Glue Dots, Scallop Punch, 1 3/8″ Punch, Versa Mark Ink & Mustard Yellow Embossing Powder (S.U. Retired).
Check out what others on SCS have come up with here.
What a weekend it’s been for challenges on SCS. So much fun, so little time.
Here’s another challenge, this time from Paula, I found on SplitCoastStampers called “Pride and Prejudice“. The challenge was to create a “warm and fuzzy” feeling card using felt or flocking. The warm and fuzzy comes from the feeling you get while reading a good book.
I’m hoping this count, as it is not quite “flocking”. I have not ‘flocked’ before and my felt collection has been raided by the children for puppets. So I thought I would use a very thin polar fleece like material that I have in the ‘big bin of fabric’. (please indulge me: that should be echoed: the big bin of fabric, fabric, fabric ….)
I cut the flowers (Large Daisies) using an old Sizzix die cut. The are pretty strong, kinda like a smaller version of the new S.U. Big Shot. Which means all the new die cuts from S.U. will not fit in my old machine. Sigh. Might be time to save my coins for the New Big Shots. The BigzTM and OriginalsTM are Rule Based Dies and cut through a lot! Even this polar fleece flower (which doesn’t fray, so would be great for all kinds of quick projects).
Stamps used: Love with out End (S.U.), PP Stampin’ Up (Afternoon Tea?), PP: My Mind’s Eye Bohemia Backyard “My Journey” Brocade/Brown, Chocolate Chip CS, Close To Cocoa CS, Coluzzle Banners, Cuttlebug Embossing folder, Chocolate Chip Ink, Certainly Celery Ink, Glue Dots, Dimensionals, Buttons, 1/4″ Circle Punch, Sizzix Die Cuts (Bowl & Large Daisies)
This is a technique from SplitCoaststampers called “Rolling with Marbles“. Thanks, Beate for the instructions!
Here’s my take on ‘Rolling Marbles’. I used Garden Green CS, because I used Ballet Blue Ink & Wild Wasabi Ink (apparently when mixed makes Garden Green! Who knew!)
The Circles on the side is a technique I learned from JeNN (using the slit punch & then using the 1″ punch). Hope you’re feelin’ better, JeNN!
EDIT: I’ve been told the link on JeNN’s website is down. Try this You Tube LINK where she demo’d how to do the scalloped circles.
For more fun interpretations of this “Rolling Marble” Technique, check out SplitCoastStampers.
Garden Green CS, 1″ circle Punch, Slit Punch, Water colour paper, dimensionals, twine, Velum, Garden Green Ink, Sponge, Coluzzle, Rhinestone Brad, Flower.
This was inspired by a “Divine Design Challenge“ from SplitCoastStampers called “Bible Verse Challenge”, keyword: BVC08 (I heard of it while looking at Travelingmama’s Blog, thanks, Tina!). I thought it was a brilliant idea of how to learn the word!
I thought I’d make a note book, and since I don’t have a stamp with these verse on it, I messed around in Illustrator & the printed out this wonderful verse. It reminds me that all experiences good and bad are meant to mold me into the person I am meant to be.
The notebook was from the Dollar Store & this is the inside:
I used Rose Romance, Bliss Blue & Blush Blossom ink pads sponged on, & some Martha Stewart Stickers (the pearls) and some cording.
For more wonderful creations, check out: SplitCoastStampers.
This is a tutorial I followed from SplitCoastStampers by Sandy Hulsart on Spring Cards
Here’s my take on Sandy’s idea and Emma-Sian’s 9th birthday card:
The underside of the card looks like this:
I used the coluzzle circle cutter & cut out the inside of the circle & THEN used the rounded slit punch by stampin’ up to create the scallops. I saw that technique recently & thought it was brilliant. I would give you a link, but the computer I book marked it on (my lap top) is fried … I am now much more diligent with my computer time, as I now hide down in the basement to surf until the computer gets fixed … send it off … hmm a few weeks. Yikes.
Quick, fun & easy card, thanks Sandy.
UPDATE: Found the link for the scalloped edge idea: Sunny Stampin’ with Andrea Walford
I saw Corinne’s tutorial on SplitCoastStampers. It looked like fun, so here’s my go at it.
I followed her very clear & wonderful tutorial pretty much to the ‘T’; however 1) I messed up & have the PP on the outside. BTW it’s called ’super sticky tape’ for a reason. So I just went with it.
2) I didn’t have Chipboard Coasters, so I cut up doubled up Cereal Box (4 pieces, 2 glued together, with corners rounded) It’s hidden, I figured it’s hidden, so it’s just for structural integrity.
This is what I mean, by messing up with the PP on the outside … I actually like it (sour grapes, no? LOL) like this. Sometimes the things I like most are MISTAKES.
& then when you untie the insides flaps it does this:
Here’s another angle from above to better understand how it works.
I think what I’ll do is save it for a “fast gift” sometime & put the appropriate pictures in at that time.
Supplies: Stamps: Seeing Spots, Not Quite Navy INK, Not Quite Navy CS, Old Olive CS, PP from the Dollar Store (BARGOOON, but no name came with it), coluzzle Circle Cutter, Corner Rounder, Ribbons, S.U. Rhinestone Brad, and the all so important STICKY Tape.
For more interpretations on Corinne’s fun Tutorial, check out: SplitCoastStampers. Always fun.
Here’s the card I ended up with. I think this will be a thank you card for Malcolm’s teacher. Now Emma’s teacher will be tomorrow, I believe. Oh yes & pick up the gift certificates too. (put it on the list).
Thanks Beate for the fun Inspiration. (and for keeping me on top of the ‘end of year school cards’.)
For more fun interpretations check out SplitCoastStampers Be Inspired Challenge #18. Man too much fun.
I used S.U. DSP, Cuttlebug Embossing Template, Wild Wasabi Ink, Mellow Moss Ink. Eyelettes, Rick-Rack, Coluzzle templates, Corner Rounders, Flower Punch.
So I’m trying out Beate John’s Water Colour Wash and Water Colour Crayon Techniques . Check out her step by step on SplitCoastStampers for more details. Looked like fun to me so I raided my DH’s Oil Paints for some brush supplies. Shhhh.
The only Stazon Ink Refill colours I could find was RED. So I dropped a few drops in 1 container with water & a few more, for a darker concentration in the other … as per Beate’s instructions. Here’s how it ended up:
I wanted a richer colour & I thought amoungst all the reinkers I had, surely I had more stazon, but alas it is gone. This is how I store the re-inkers (it’s a potting tray from IKEA).
Really wanted another colour, so I raided the ink off of the ink pad of the Purple Stazon.
Not sure how much you can see it, but I did like how it changed the colour.
That was all a bit of a mess, so to let it dry, I ripped off another clean paper … This is how I store the paper on a roll from …. IKEA (which translated isn’t it Sweedish, for cheap?) which I keep attached to the under side of the table.
Okay, it’s dry. Now onto Beate’s next step the Water Colour Crayons:
Colour the stamp.
Spray with a fine mister (& raided by daughters spritzer from her ballet bag). Spray from a distance or it’ll just be a puddly mess.
TAH-DAH … my very own DSP:
Cut, cut, Trim, Trim, stamp, stamp …
It was a bit messy, but not any worse than glitter. Check out what all everyone else had done over at SplitCoastStampers … great ideas.
Stamp Sets: Water Colour Garden II, Friend to Friend.
Inks: Stazon Royal Purple Ink, Stazon Red Ink Refill.
Other: Coluzzle Circle Cutter, Dimensionals, Water Colour Paper, Corner rounder, Water colour Crayons.
Paper: S.U. DSP, Water Colour Paper from Walmart.
Here is a challenge from Beate, BiC14 uses
I love challenges that give you a guideline, rather than a specific layout. Beate’s Inspiration Challenge was open to interpretation and there are so many different ideas that could be pulled from the image below. I used the circle card & punched circles for scallops courtesy of Kristina Werner’s wonderful blog full of ideas. Beate used this as the inspiration for all stampers:
Here’s what I ended up with:
Used: Summer Sun CS, Purely Pumpkin Texture CS, Stamps: Paint Prints, Stampendous Faux Finish Quad Cube, Versa Mark, White Embossing Powder, 3/4″ Punch, flower Punch, Circle Cutter, Dimensionals, Ribbon & Corner Rounder.
For more wonderful ideas check out the SCS gallery.
I had to stop myself from making the bird bob and drink from a glass … instead I just went for the bird tilting toward the berries. There is a wonderful tutorial from Charmaine Ikach that I saw on SplitCoastStampers, explaining how to make a Tilt Card, which is different than Spinner Cards, in that they only move slightly rather than roll right across the card.
Please note that I CAN NOT colour. I CAN NOT stay within the lines … it’s just pathetic, so keep that in mind & look past the grade 1 colouring skills.
It tilts UP:
and it tilts DOWN:
Here’s what I used: Avian Toile Stamp, Stazon Ink: Timber Brown, Olive. EE S.U. Markers, Aquapainter, Water Colour Paper (for top Bird), 2 Pennies, Dimensionals, Ruby Red CStock, Bordering Blue Sponged.
Check out SCS to see other groovy examples of Tilt Cards.