Hello! I've been super busy getting some cards ready for some upcoming hops and challenges that I so can't wait to share. Sorry to have been absent for the last week... but I've got plenty for you all piled into one tonight!
I have been playing along with Virtual Stamp Night on Splitcoaststampers. This is a first for me and it is so much fun…. so many challenges… so little time LOL I’ve done three so far, and hope to get more done before the Monday evening deadline! If you’ve never played along before, I recommend you check it out!
The first challenge I played along with is A Heart Start, a sketch with the 4 “chambers” of your heart! I used Labels 1 Nesties , stamped Damask Backrounders in Versa Mark and sponged them up. I used a hearts fiskars texture plate on DCWV red and sanded it up.
Stamps: Bless Your Heart, Damask Backgrounder, Fanciful Vintage TAC
Ink: Versa Mark, Burnt Umber Palette
Paper: Kraft TAC, red DCWV
Other: piercer, texture plate, edge distresser, sanding block
This challenge is Rubber Duckie… to use an image from either my first love of childhood, or my son’s. I chose a dog, since DS has gobs of stuffed puppies that he can’t live without! This paper is from a Deja Views paper pad, Baby Boy. The buttons are paper too! I’m using this for the Use it Tuesday Challenge #2—Pretty Papers, since I had never used any of the pad… and who knows how long it has been in my stash!
Stamps: Friendly Greetings TAC
Ink: Noir and Burnt Umber Palette
Paper: kraft TAC, Deja Views Baby Boy pack
Other: Prismacolor pencils (with OMS on background) floss, sponge, Heart pearl TAC
For my third card I am playing along with the Mash Up challenge, to use two or more techniques mashed together! This image is from Digi Design House. It is called Forever in the Heart… such a cute set with 6 images and 3 sentiments for $4, you can’t beat that! I colored with copics… a rush job for me! you have to complete the cards in 45 minutes and I usually take a lot of time on copic coloring! The green is embossed with a leaves fiskars texture plate and rubbed with Versa Mark, though it didn’t change much on it.
I had fun with the “flower” I flipped it over onto foam and used an embossing tool to make the heart and leaves kinda poof up a little. It made the edges curl down.
Stamps: Forever in the Heart DDH
Paper: black, kraft TAC, green DCWV
Other: twine, fiskars texture plate, pop dots
Copics: 0, R24, R27, R29, E44, YG95, YG97
Thanks for stopping by and taking a look! Let me know what you think! Don’t forget to come back for the DDH Dream Team Blog Hop on March 1st! I'm off to play in more challenges... will spread the posts out a little though... :-)