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July 2016

Dare To Get Dirty 2016 Day Two

Good Sunday morning.  Today is day two of the Splitcoaststampers Dare To Get Dirty week long challenge event. This event is a special thank you to all of the fan club members who support the site all year long. This special week of challenges will give you tons of opportunity to be inspired and to show off your wonderful and creative projects right along with the current Dirty Dozen team as well as the Alumni team members.  Are you a member of the Splitcoaststampers Fan Club? If not go here to check out all the benefits and how to become a member. If you are a member hop right on over the special challenge forum here.

My project today was made using the Impression Obsession Sea Birds, Shore Birds, Tall Grass, Beach Fence and My Favorite Things Rectangle Frames.  I framed and layered the scene in all white to add dimension and  created the beach scene on a small scale to put most of the emphasis on the large bird.  I love how the colors of the scene pop against the white. 

KC Impression Obsession Shore Birds right

I sponged the sandy area using Antique Linen ink and ink blending tool and masked off the sky line and sponged in the water using Tumbled Glass ink.  I removed the mask and lightly sponged in the sky area using my retired Stampin” Up! cloud template. I heat set the inks on the scene and applied Cosmic Glitter Glue and Cool diamond glitter to the sand area and set aside to dry.  I misted a little water on the fence sections and swiped the Vintage Photo ink pad directly on them to apply the ink. The light misting allows the ink pad to flow easily to apply the ink.  I applied the white embossing paste with a small palette to create the sea foam.  You can see a few pictures of how I apply the embossing paste in my Relaxing by the Deep Blue Sea post.  I used a mini applicator to apply Pumice Stone ink to the birds and a Spiced Marmalade marker to color the legs and beak of the crane.

KC Impression Obsession Shore Birds center

I applied mounting tape to the back of the frame and attached the small scene layer. I applied ATG adhesive to the back of the scene and attached it to the larger white layer.  I added one more element of dimension by attaching the layered frame to the card base with mounting tape. I tucked the frame and grass sections inside the frame and attached with glossy accents.  I trimmed the feet of the crane off a little to shorten the legs to fit better in the scene and attached him with mounting tape.  The two small gulls were attached in the sky and on the frame for the finishing touch. 

KC Impression Obsession Shore Birds left

Thanks for coming by today and I hope you have a wonderful Sunday.

Card size:  5.50” x 4.25”


Splitcoaststampers Dare To Get Dirty 2016

Good Saturday morning. Today is the beginning of the Splitcoaststampers Dare To Get Dirty week long challenge event. This event is a special thank you to all of the fan club members who support the site all year long. This special week of challenges will give you tons of opportunity to be inspired and to show off your wonderful and creative projects right along with the current Dirty Dozen team as well as the Alumni team members.  Are you a member of the Splitcoaststampers Fan Club? If not go here to check out all the benefits and how to become a member. If you are a member hop right on over the special challenge forum here.

My project today was made for Lori Craig aka stamp_momma’s challenge.  I can’t tell you what the challenge theme is.  You can find that out by becoming a fan club member.  The frame was made using the My Favorite Things Pierced Rectangle Frames and the scene was made using the Art Impressions Watercolor Tree Set, Impression Obsession Small Bird Set and WPlus9 Coming Up Roses.  I have always loved making outdoor scenes, especially scenes with trees. I guess growing up in West Virginia where our home was surrounded by beautiful fields and a forest of trees developed my love for the outdoors.

KC Art Impressions WC Tree Set right

I started the scene by sponging in the water using Tumbled Glass ink using an ink blending tool.  I applied the base coat for the grass using a Shabby Shutters ink and mini applicator.

KC Art Impressions WC Tree Set center

I applied Vintage Photo ink to the tree stamp and lightly dabbed a baby wipe across the branches to remove some of the ink so that when I stamped the image  the branches would be very faint and easy to cover with the leaves. I stamped the three three times and used my waterbrush with a touch of reinker to fill in the trunk and lower limbs.  I filled in the tree tops with Shabby Shutters and Peeled Paint inks using the small leaf image from Coming Up Roses. I filled in the ground area using the same stamp and the darker green ink.  I added touches of blue flowers around the ground area using the leaf stamp and Broken China ink. I used a mini applicator to apply light touches of brown around the base of each tree and along the water’s edge.  I heat set the ink on the scene and then lightly sponged in the light blue sky with the ink blending tool.  I added the two little birds for the finishing touch.

KC Art Impressions WC Tree Set left

Thanks for coming by today and I hope you have a great weekend. 


Monochromatic Beach Scene in the CLASSroom

I would like to invite you to join me in the CLASSroom for my Monochromatic Beach Scene projects and step by step tutorial. I’m sharing three here that I have done over the past couple of months.  I am intrigued by how interesting the scenes are in just one main color.  Thanks for coming by and I hope you have a great day.

KC Beach left

KC Impression Obsession Mini Shell Set 1 right

KC Impression Obsession Sea Birds 6 left 

All card sizes:  5.50” x 4.25”


Sending Good Wishes

Good Monday morning.  I have a fast and easy project to share with you today using the Impression Obsession Good Wishes Word Block, Foliage and flowers from the Spring Wreath. 

KC Impression Obsession Good Wishes Word Block 2 right

I usually pop the framed word blocks up with mounting tape but this time I attached it with double stick tape directly to the card base. I applied dots of glossy accents to a few key placed on the back of the letters to hold them in place.

KC Impression Obsession Good Wishes Word Block 2 center

I cut the foliage sections apart and attached them to the corners with glossy accents.  I formed several flowers using my stylus and molding pad and attached them to the foliage with glossy accents.  I really like how the all white flowers and foliage dress up the word block sentiment against the bright pink polka dot paper.

KC Impression Obsession Good Wishes Word Block 2 left

Thanks for coming by today and I hope you have a good week.

Card size:  5.50” x 4.25”


Sparkly Shell Beach Scene

Good Sunday morning.  My project today was made for the Splitcoaststampers Inspiration Challenge.  The inspiration site for the challenge was the Bowls Pinterest site. There was lots to be inspired by with all the gorgeous pottery and wonderful patterns and colors but I finally settled on a Bowl of Shells. I loved the creamy color of the bowl and shells and decided to create a monochromatic beach scene with sparkly shells and sparkly water in the background.

KC Impression Obsession Mini Shell Set 1 right

All the die cut pieces were cut using creamy colored cardstock.  I used a mini applicator to apply Antique Linen ink to all the pieces.  I hand cut two layers of sand using my deckle scissors and allied the ink using my ink blending tool. I attached the two sand layers to the back of the frame and then applied thin strips of mounting tape to use to attach it to the card base. I cut a piece of cardstock sized to fit behind the frame, masked a straight line across the center to create the water.  I sponged on the ink with the ink blending tool and then removed the masked and sponged in the sky area.  I applied a fine layer of Cosmic Glitter Glue to the shells and water line and sprinkled with Cool Diamond glitter.. 

KC Impression Obsession Mini Shell Set 1 center

I attached the background scene to the card base with ATG adhesive and then attached the frame over top of it. I sort of smooshed the fence sections a little to make them look old and then tucked them and the grass sections in between the sand layers and attached with glossy accents. I attached all the shells to the frame with small pieces of mounting tape and finished the scene with one lone seagull in the sky. 

KC Impression Obsession Mini Shell Set 1 close

Here’s a closer view of the scene.  I think the shells and water line looks so pretty with the added sparkle.    

KC Impression Obsession Mini Shell Set 1 left

Thanks for coming by and I hope you have a wonderful day.

Card size”  5.50” x 4.25”