Happy Saturday!  The Rubbernecker release and Blog Stroll was so much fun and very exciting.  Thanks to all who participated and congratulations to all the winners!

Now that the dust from the past couple of days have settled, I thought it would be fun to check in on the Saturday Inspiration Challenge on Splitcoaststampers.  Today’s inspiration comes from the Grandin Road online store.  I looked at the samples shown in the thread but ended up going online and finding this one:

grandin road inspiration

The minute I saw this piece of wall art I knew exactly what I wanted to do.  Here’s my take:

IC175 Wildflower Inchies

The first thing I did was make the background the inchies are mounted on.  I stamped and embossed the new Abstract Floral Background from Rubbernecker and then sponged the entire panel with Antique Linen Distress Ink.  I then stamped the image panel, cut the panel into 1” squares and mounted the squares on 1” squares made from Chipboard Coasters.  The background behind all this, is the Abstract Floral Background stamped in Antique Linen on white.  At the last minute I decided to distress the edges of the backgrounds and sponge everything with Antique Linen.  To finish off the card and even though you can’t see it very well in the photo, I tied an old button from my stash onto melted ribbon.

Thanks for stopping in today and Smiley from millan.net

Happy Sunday!  I know I’ve been MIA for a few days, and I really have no excuse.  I didn’t feel that well the later part of last week and never wandered into the studio once.  When I finally went in yesterday and turned on the lights, I had a project sitting on my work table I had completely forgotten about.  I got it done yesterday, but you’ll have to wait until tomorrow to see it.  What I have today is for yesterday’s Inspiration Challenge on Splitcoaststampers, Images under Glass.

When I saw the inspiration pieces for the challenge, I immediately thought of making my own acrylic pieces . . . and I did!  However, they turned out yellow (forgot I had added some flex to the UTEE), so I’m calling those practice pieces.  I’ll need to work on that technique at a later time.

What I did instead, was make an inchie that I covered with Crackle Accents.  I mounted it on a square of illustration board, and then I had a brainstorm (yes, it actually hurt) to make a window card.

IC157 OUTSIDE

I used Spellbinders Classic Square Nestabilities for all the image layers and the window frames.  Here’s the inside of the card:

IC157 INSIDE

And a close up of the birds, which is actually on the inside of the card.

IC157 INCHIE CLOSEUP

To finish off the front of the card, and add my sentiment, I tried my hand at glittering a few of the snowflakes that I cut using Spellbinders Snowflake Wonder Shapeabilities.  I have been so taken and awed with Anna’s snowflakes that I couldn’t wait to get the snowflake dies and play with them.   I inked each snowflake, covered each with Glossy Accents and then sprinkled with glitter.  For this one I added a button and tied it to the front of the card with twine.  The sentiment was stamped and then die cut using Spellbinders Scalloped Tag Shapeabilities.

IC157SNOWFLAKE

  • Stamps: Birds from Magenta; Holiday Script from Lizzie Anne Designs
  • Paper: Neenah Classic Crest Solar White; SU Always Artichoke and Riding Hood Red; BasicGrey Wassail
  • Ink: Ranger Archival Coffee, Antique Linen, Vintage Photo and Aged Mahogany
  • Accessories: Spellbinders Classic Square Nestabilities, Snowflake Wonder and Scalloped Tag Shapeabilities; Sewing Machine; Ranger Glossy and Crackle Accents; Tsukineko Sponge Dauber; Tonic Paper Distresser; Crystal, Pixie Dust, White/Silver Mix Glitter; Twill Tape; Hemp Twine; Button

Enjoy the rest of your weekend . . . you might find an adventure or two!

Happy Saturday!  I hope everyone is doing well and enjoying your weekend so far.  I finally made it down to the studio this morning and am busy working away.  I’m leaving for Texas this coming week, and I’m trying to get some projects done before I go.  I’ve taken a short break because I want to share one card with you today.

I finally got around to doing this week’s Color and Sketch Challenges on Splitcoaststampers.  I’ve had this idea in mind ever since I saw the Color Challenge on Tuesday, but other things had to take precedent.   It also didn’t hurt that I could utilize the Sketch Challenge with my idea.

SC197 and CC187

The images were colored with Copic Markers and then punched with a one inch square punch.  The background panels were stamped with the plaid image from the set.  The sentiment was die cut with Spellbinders Shapeabilities Tags.  Can you find the subtle humor in the card?

  • Stamps: Anna Wight’s Harvest Blessings from Whipper Snapper Designs
  • Paper: Neenah Classic Crest Solar White; SU Kiwi Kiss, Tangerine Tango and Chocolate Chip
  • Ink: Ranger Adirondack Pitch Black, Archival Jet Black and Vintage Photo Distress
  • Accessories: Copic Markers; Spellbinders Shapeabilities Ribbon Tags Trio; Square Punches; Ribbon; Brads; Tsukineko Sponge Dauber

I hope you have a great weekend!

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