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Challenge Chicks November “Wrap It Up” Challenge

  Good Sunday morning. My project today was made for the November Challenge Chicks “Wrap it Up” challenge. The challenge is to make a tag that coordinates with some of your pretty wrapping paper.   A new challenge will be posted every month and we would love for you to join us! No stress, no deadlines… just lots of fun!  Please play along with us and link your projects on The Challenge Chicks Community Facebook page. Use keyword CHXNOV15 for your Splitcoaststampers gallery upload.

KC Impression Obsession Christmas Tags 3 front

I purchased this large roll of wrapping paper from Costco years ago and it just keeps on keeping on.  I used tons of it and it is still quite full.  I love the sweet holiday images in the pattern and decided it would be fun to have my tag mimic the Christmas tree on the paper. I cut one of the three tags from the Impression Obsession Merry Christmas Tag Set in red and cut one from the set that was a little smaller in white.  I cut the sentiment off the white one and attached it to the red using ATG adhesive.  I attached a strip of gold foil paper along the bottom of the white edge to create a border for the tree. Sadly the gold doesn’t show well in the photo. I cut the Christmas Tree from the Christmas Icon set in green and layered it over top of a piece of red scrap paper.  I cut a gold foil star from the Sun and Moon set and attached it to the top of the tree with glossy accents. I placed a small piece of mounting tape to the back of the tree and attached it to the tree.

KC Impression Obsession Christmas Tags 3 box close

I attached a bright red multi loop bow to the tag and attached it to the package. I usually put the “From and To” on the back of my tags so it doesn’t distract from the design. 

KC Impression Obsession Christmas Tags 3 box front

I couldn’t resist showing some of the groupings of tags I have made during past holiday seasons. There really is no end to the fun you can have coming up with ideas to decorate your tags.  Any thing goes- candy canes, gingerbread men, evergreen trees and deer, snowmen, window scenes, bells, candles, cardinals, pine.  Let your imagination go wild!  I’ll link some of the dies I used for these projects as well as the ones for todays project.

KC Impression Obsession Christmas Tags 2 group

KC Impression Obsession Christmas Tags 1 side by side

KC Christmas Tags

KC Savvy Woodland Meadow Tags 1

KC Tags 1

KC Tags 6

KC Mini Tag Group 1

The Challenge Chicks

Kelli Jo Hull

Lydia Fiedler

Jeanne Streiff

Kelly Schirmer

Bev Gerard

Deb Felts

Kittie Caracciolo (that’s me)

Vicki Garrett

Dawn Lusk

Holly McMillen

Please come join us and play along with The Challenge Chicks Circles challenge on Facebook and upload your card to your Splitcoaststampers gallery using the keyword CHXNOV15 . Your project will automatically be added to the challenge gallery.  We look forward to seeing your projects!


Challenge Chicks October “3-2-1” Challenge.

  Good Sunday morning. My project today was made for the October Challenge Chicks challenge to create a project using the 3-2-1 rules:  3 layers, 2 embellishments and 1 sentiment. And an extra twist for the challenge was to use pink.  A new challenge will be posted every month and we would love for you to join us! No stress, no deadlines… just lots of fun!  Please play along with us and link your projects on The Challenge Chicks Community Facebook page. Use keyword CHXOCT15 for your Splitcoaststampers gallery upload.

KC Impression Obsession Small Poinsettia Set 1 right

OK.  I have to admit that I may have gone a little overboard with my project.  I consider the white card base as one layer and the green and pink as layers two and three.  My wreath is one embellishment and my poinsettia and poinsettia petals are the second embellishment.  That’s my story and I’m sticking to it!  LOL! I hope I don’t go to Challenge Chick jail.

I created the wreath by cutting a circular base using two Spellbinders Classic Circles.  I covered the wreath base with branches and attached with glossy accents.  You can check out my step by step wreath tutorials here, here and here if you would like to see how I make my wreaths. I created one full poinsettia using the newly released Impression Obsession Small Poinsettia Set.  I molded the petals with my stylus and molding pad, assembled and attached to the wreath.  I applied glossy accents to the flower center and filled it with Sage Ultra Fine Flower Soft.  I cut a few of the petal layers apart and inserted them around the main flower to fill in and add interest to the wreath.

KC Impression Obsession Small Poinsettia Set 1 center

I attached the crimped pink and green layers to the card base using ATG adhesive.  The Merry Wishes sentiment was stamped with Peeled Paint distress ink. I applied glossy accents to the back of the wreath and attached to the card base. I used my paper piercer to go around and fluff up the branches to fill in for a natural look.

KC Impression Obsession Small Poinsettia Set 1 left

Thanks for coming by today and I hope you will enjoy going to see what our other Challenge Chicks have created.

Challenge Chicks

 

Anna Wight
Bev Gerard
Deb Felts

Lydia Fiedler
Kelly Schirmer

Kittie Caracciolo (that’s me)
Jeanne Streiff
Vicki Garrett

Kelli Jo Hull


Challenge Chicks "Splatters”

  Good Sunday morning. My project today was made for the September Challenge Chicks challenge to create a project using ink splatters. A new challenge will be posted every month and we would love for you to join us! No stress, no deadlines… just lots of fun!  Please play along with us and link your projects on The Challenge Chicks Community Facebook page. Use keyword CHXSEPT15 for your Splitcoaststampers gallery upload.

KC Impression Obsession Elegant Pine Trio 1 right

I love the Impression Obsession Elegant Pine Trio and thought it would be fun to create a simple snowy scene with them as the main focus.  I started by applying plain water to a piece of Arches Hot Press Watercolor Paper. Unlike cold pressed paper hot pressed is very smooth and really nice for working with stamped images.  I started by brushing my paper with plain water to prepare it to accept the blue ink for the sky.  Next I put Tumbled Glass reinker into the lid of ink pad, mixed in a little water and then brushed it over the entire piece of watercolor paper.  Since ink always dries much lighter than it looks when wet I used a concentrated mixture with lots more ink than water.  I wanted the blue to be dark enough to allow my snow splatters to show well.  I heat dried my paper and then stamped the image with Peeled Paint ink.  Next I used a thin liner brush and Vintage Photo reinker to paint and fill in the tree trunks and branches.  I used a plain damp brush to touch the pine sprigs to give a bit of a watercolor appearance and then used my Peeled Paint marker to fill in some of the pine sprigs to add back definition to areas that were washed a little too much. I went over all the branches with clear Wink of Stella but it doesn’t really show in the photos. 

KC Impression Obsession Elegant Pine Trio 1  center

Next I added the spatters of falling snow to the scene.  I placed the paper inside my cardboard splatter box, applied  white gesso on to a wet toothbrush and flicked the brush bristles over the scene to splatter.  I actually repeated this step a couple of times to create the heavy falling snow that I wanted. When the gesso was dry I layered and mounted it to my card base with mounting tape,  I used all white cardstock to allow the scene to pop. I hand cut a piece of cardstock with my deckle scissors to create the snowy ground piece for the scene.  I applied Crafter’s Pick Ultimate Glue with my finger and then applied Martha Stewart’s Crystal Fine Glitter.  I attached three white birds in the scene to add interest and a bit of dimension to the stamped trees.  I really love how this turned out.  I know it is really simple but I think it looks so peaceful.

  KC Impression Obsession Elegant Pine Trio 1  left

Thanks for coming by today.  I hope you’ll come and play along in the Splatters challenge.

Challenge Chicks

Anna Wight
Bev Gerard
Deb Felts

Holly McMillan
Lydia Fiedler
Kelly Schirmer
Kittie Caracciolo (that’s me)
Jeanne Streiff
Diane Zechman
Vicki Garrett


The Challenge Chicks– Circles

Good Sunday morning.  I am excited to announce that I have been invited to be on The Challenge Chicks design team.  A new challenge will be posted every month and we would love for you to join us! No stress, no deadlines… just lots of fun!  Please play along with us and link your projects on The Challenge Chicks Community Facebook page. Use keyword CHXAUG15 for your Splitcoaststampers gallery upload..

The Challenge this month is Circles.

I love scallops and just couldn’t resist the new Memory Box Pinpoint Scalloped Circles. I thought it would be perfect to use for our circles challenge.  I paired it with the Impression Obsession Spring Wreath set,  Fancy Cut Border and the Nesting Circles.  If you take a close look at the intricate background you will see lots and lots of circles.

KC Impression Obsession Spring Wreath 2 right

I placed the white cardstock on my magnet platform and placed the Fancy Cut Border face down,  lined it up on the edge of the paper and cut.  I repeated these steps two more times to create the full page die cut background. I applied thin strips of mounting tape to the back of the background and attached to the card base.  I cut the scalloped circle and then cut the frame opening.  I cut a smaller frame to attach to the back for a double matted frame.  I attached the scalloped frame to a piece of white cardstock with mounting tape and then attached the completed frame to the card base with ATG adhesive.

KC Impression Obsession Spring Wreath 2 center

I cut the wreath once and cut the large and small flowers twice.  The wreath was just a little too large to fit inside the framed circle so I cut it apart into several smaller sections.  I attached a flower to the top portion of  five of the cut stems and let them dry for a moment.  Eliminating a few of the cut wreath sections allowed me to fit five of the flower and stem sections perfectly inside the frame.  I applied glossy accents to the cut end of the first stem and attached to the inside frame base.  The flower was left loose so I could lift it up to tuck the cut end of the next stem under it.  I repeated this step four more times until all of the stem sections were attached.  Then I went back and secured each loose flower head with glossy accents.

KC Impression Obsession Spring WReath 2 side

I applied a pearl in the center of each of the larger flowers and then added a few smaller flowers for the finishing touch.

KC Impression Obsession Spring Wreath 2 left

Challenge Chicks

The Challenge Chicks

Kelli Jo Hull

Diane Zechman

Lydia Fiedler

Jeanne Streiff

Kelly Schirmer

Anna Wight

Bev Gerard

Kittie Caracciolo (that’s me)

Vicki Garrett

Dawn Lusk

Holly McMillen

Please come join us and play along with The Challenge Chicks Circles challenge on Facebook and upload your card to your Splitcoaststampers gallery using the keyword CHXAUG15 . Your project will automatically be added to the challenge gallery.  We look forward to seeing your projects!

Card size:  5.50” x 4.25”