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July 2011

Dare To Get Dirty- Day Two

Did you go play in any of the Splitcoaststampers DTGD challenges yesterday?  If not you need to go and check them out. There is lots of fun going on over there. I have a couple projects to share with you today. One for yesterdays challenges and one for the challenge I’m hosting today.

I made this adorable birdhouse and covered the requirements of three challenges.  Woo Hoo!  Strike! 

KC Wood Birdhouse 2 left front 

 I painted the roof and the base of the birdhouse with Shabby Shutters Distress Crackle Paint and hurried up the drying process with my heat gun.  I am so impatient.  I painted the walls of the house with white acrylic paint…and yes….I heat dried it to.  I attached two larger pieces of foliage to the birdhouse peg with Glossy Accents to act as a base for my punched pine and then layered on the branches over top of them.  I created tiny little red paper flowers with my Fiskars 1/4’ flower punch and formed them on my mouse pad using the small end of a stylus. I attached them to the pine and finished it off with the tiny red bow.  I followed Ann Fitzgerald’s Chickadee tutorial for my sweet little bird. I thought the rope holder on the top of the house needed a little decoration as well.

KC Wood Birdhouse 2 close up 
KC Wood Birdhouse 2 front 

My second project is made for my DTGD11kittie747 challenge.  I wish I could tell you exactly what my challenge is but you will just have to go over and see for yourself. If you aren’t a fan club member you need to check into becoming one because the DTGD week of challenges is for Fan Club members only.

KC MArtha Stewart Cornflower 2 right 
I love making these floral sprays and especially with the punched and layered cornflowers. I was torn between making this all pink or using the white cornflowers but decided it needed a little bit of contrast.  I do love all the foliage matching the base of the card. Here’s a couple other views.

KC Martha Stewart Cornflowers 2 close center 

KC Martha Stewart Cornflower 2 left 

I hope to have some really fune stuff to share with you tomorrow.  Thanks for stopping by.


Accessories: Wood Birdhouse, Ranger Distress Crackle Paint, White Acrylic Paint, SU Bird Punch, Spellbinders Foliage Die, MS Pine Punch, Fiskars 1/4" Flower Punch, Stylus, Mouse Pad, Brush,

Paper: Pink, White
Accessories: Martha Stewart Double Heart Punch Around The Page, Cornflower, Hydrangea, Foliage and Pine Punches, Spellbinders Heart Circles and Foliage Dies, SU Lattice Embossing Folder, Glossy Accents, Stylus, Mouse Pad, Postage Decorative Scissors, Fiskars 1/4" Flower Punch

Splitcoaststampers Dare To Get Dirty Challenges

Today starts the annual Splitcoaststampers Dare To Get Dirty (DTGD) week of challenges. You will definitely want to check out what the Dirty Dozen and Dirty Dozen Alumni team members have in store. Not a member yet? Click here for more information on how you can join. You won’t want to miss out on all the fun.

The project I’m sharing with you today was made for Jeanne’s challenge. I had lots of fun creating this sweet winter birdhouse card.  I love all the touches of wintery snow.

KC Tina Wenke Winter Birdhouse 2 right 
I stamped the image on watercolor paper, colored with reinkers and a brush and cut out. I painted the snowy roof of the birdhouse with white craft ink and embossed with white embossing powder. I embellished the evergreen with embossed snowy spots as well. Finally I lightly touched adhesive on the snowy spots and applied alight dusting of flower soft. I mounted the image inside the frame layered over dotted embossed cardstock. I created the punched evergreen garland with little red and white sparkly punched flowers and a red bow and finished by adding a dusting of flower soft.

KC Tina WEnke Winter Birdhouse 2 center 
KC Tina Wenke Winter Birdhouse 2 left 
Thanks for stopping by.  Check back tomorrow as I will be hosting a DTGD challenge and I hope you will want to play along.

Stamps: Stampavie Tina Wenke Winter Birdhouse
Paper: Red, Olive, White, Watercolor
Ink: Black Versafine, Fired Brick, Forest Moss, Vintage Photo, Pumice Stone, Weathered Wood, Shabby Shutters, White Craft
Accessories: Embossing Folder, Scalloped Punch, Nestabilities, MS Pine Punch, 1/8" Circle Punch, Glossy Accents, Stickles, Flower Soft, White Embossing Powder, Satin

Garden Shelf

Good Friday morning!  The weekend is almost here and I am so ready for a couple days off work and being home.  How about you? Today I am sharing one of the projects I made for the Stampavie July Online Magazine.  If you haven’t had the chance to see it you should surely check it out.  It is full of lots of wonderful and gorgeous creations made by the talented design team.

KC Penny JOhnson Garden Shelf 2 right 

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I stamped the image twice, once with versa on the base card layer and once with black on scrap paper.  I gold embossed the image on the base layer and painted.I wanted the sign and keys to be gold to create a vintage look.  I wanted the main images to be stamped in black so they would really show well when colored, cut out and popped up in front of the shelf. Cutting around these images took some time but I think the outcome was well worth the effort. I thought framing the images with the cream eyelet punched frame added to the vintage feel along with the gold multi loop bow bow.

KC Penny Johnson GArden Shelf 2 left 

Tomorrow, July 30 starts the annual Splitcoaststampers Dare To Get Dirty week of challenges.  You will definitely want to check out what the Dirty Dozen and Dirty Dozen Alumni team members have in store.  Not a member yet?  Click here for more information on how you can join. You won’t want to miss out on all the fun.

I hope you have a wonderful weekend.   

Stamps  Stampavie Penny Johnson –Vintage Garden Shelf

Paper:  Lavender, Vanilla, Watercolor

Ink:  Rusty Hinge, Antique Linen, Old Paper, Fired Brick, Pink Sherbet, Scattered Straw, Peeled Paint, Twilight Bright, Black Versafine

Accessories:  Versa, Gold Embossing Powder, Brushes, Snips, Mounting Tape, Glue Dots, Nestabilities, Deckle Scissors, Organdy

Kitty On The Swing

I have a sweet project to share with you today.  I love cats and dogs and have had both as pets over the years.  I have a house full of cats right now and it is like having a cat rodeo most of the time.The Stampavie Kitty On The Swing by Gillian Roberts is such a cute image with the little girl and her kitten but  I couldn’t resist adding a couple additional kittens to my scene.

KC Gillian Roberts Kitty on the Swing 1 right 
I stamped the image on watercolor for the base of the scene and again on scrap watercolor paper.  I colored all the images using a brush and reinkers with mixed with water. I hand painted a tree trunk on a second piece of watercolor paper and stamped in leaves using the mini fern stamp from my Kittie Kits Outdoor Master. I carried the leaves image out of the frame and onto the base of the card.  I sponged in blue sky on both the frame layer and base layer of the cards.  I used a hand cut cloud template to form the clouds. I cut out the images and popped them up in the scene.  I placed the additional kittens around the scene to be peeking out from behind the tree and girl. I filled in the grassy area with grass sprigs and then added sprigs of punched foliage and tiny punched flowers.  I added a large flower to the little girl’s hair to match her pink dress.  I love how the scene is carried from the layer layer on to the main base layer of the card.

KC Gillian Roberts Kitty on the Swing 1 center 

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I’m glad you stopped by and hope you have a wonderful day.

Stamps:  Stampavie Gillian Roberts Kitty On The Swing, Rubbernecker Kittie Kits Outdoor Master     Paper:  Watercolor, Aqua, Pink    Ink:  Black Versa fine, Shell Pink, Tea Dye, Pumice Stone, Black Soot, Peeled Paint, Vintage Photo, Walnut Stain, Aqua   Accessories:  Martha Stewart Pine Punch, Fiskars 1/4” Flower Punch, Sponge, Cloud Template, Brushes, Nestabilities, Glossy Accents