Happy Friday!  It’s rainy here today with a nip in the air – a perfect day to spend indoors stamping.  I haven’t done a Splitcoaststampers Challenge in what seems like weeks.  Actually it probably has been weeks with my traveling and all.  I’ve checked in on them every day this week, but the mojo has failed me.

All week long, the challenges have been in honor and celebration of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  They have gone PINK!  Since this is a cause near and dear to me, I couldn’t let another day go by without participating.

I think this is the first time that I have combined more than two challenges into one card.  Today, I’ve combined four: the Color Challenge to use Pink Pirouette, Kiwi Kiss and Chocolate Chip; the Sketch Challenge; the Ways to Use it Challenge to use just one word; and today’s Limited Supply Challenge to use leaves.

A few months ago I went to Cincinnati Stampaway with some friends, and bought a few of the new Studio 490 sets.  I met the designer, Wendy Vecchi, at Winter CHA and was in total awe of her designs.  I was so excited at Summer CHA to see that she had released sets incorporating her unique style with chipboard and grunge board.  Today I finally broke them in and put a little ink on them!


Let’s start with the Grunge Board leaves and flowers first.  I stamped the images on the Grunge Board, cut them out, and then inked the leaves with Kiwi Kiss and the flowers with Worn Lipstick.  An idea-ology Hitch Fastener holds the petals of the flower together.  The background papers started as white.  To give them color, I swiped both Pink Pirouette and Worn Lipstick on my Ranger Craft Sheet, misted the ink with water and laid my paper in the ink to pick up the color.  Using a craft iron, I ironed over the paper to dry it.  This process was continued to keep adding layers of color to the white paper.  The sentiment, dream, was part of a phrase that I masked, inking only the one word to stamp on the third panel.

  • Stamps: Studio 490 Dreams of Art, Flower Art and Ticket to Art from Stampers Anonymous
  • Paper: Neenah Classic Crest Solar White; SU Chocolate Chip
  • Ink: Ranger Archival Coffee, Worn Lipstick and Vintage Photo Distress; SU Pink Pirouette and Kiwi Kiss
  • Accessories: Tim Holt idea-ology Plain Grunge Board and Hitch Fastener; Ranger Mini Mister, Gold Perfect Pearls and Inkssential Ink Blending Tool; Tonic Tim Holtz Distressing Tool; Clover Craft Iron; Tsukineko Sponge Dauber; Venture Foam Tape; Ribbon

Have a little fun today and stamp trying something new!

Oh my BADness, it’s Friday! I can hardly believe the weekend is here already. I spent yesterday afternoon reorganizing my work space, and moving things around. Now I have to tackle the stamps. Speaking of stamps, I’ve had some fun recently going through my old stamps and finding things I had long forgotten.

Today’s Limited Supply Challenge on Splitcoast actually fell in my lap today! It’s called Oldies But Goodies, and the challenge is to use old stamps that you won’t get rid of, but haven’t used in a while. One of the other things about this challenge is to use some old designer paper or cardstock that you have been hoarding. I actually use my designer paper so what I decided to do were use items to stamp my own background that I never use anymore. They also asked us not to use Copics, but to dust off other coloring tools.


I stamped the image on watercolor paper and then painted with Ranger Distress Reinkers. To add just a bit of bling to the image, I painted on some Stickles and then shook on a bit of glitter (which I never use anymore). For the background, I stamped the sentiment in embossing ink and then embossed with Holographic EP (another item I don’t use anymore).

  • Stamps: Witches Feet from Stampendous; Trick or Treat Sentiment from Custer’s Last Stamp
  • Paper: Canson Watercolor Paper; SU Basic Black and Kiwi Kiss; Prism Majestic Purple Dark
  • Ink: Ranger Archival Jet Black; Distress Embossing; Spiced Marmalade, Black Soot, Weathered Wood, Peeled Paint and Dusty Concord Distress Reinkers
  • Accessories: Ranger Crystal Stickles; Diamond Gold Ultra Fine Glitter; Holographic EP; Brads; Ribbon; Venture Foam Tape; Watercolor Brush and Cup of Water

I’m heading back to the studio to work some more. I started a few cards last night that I would love to finish up today. Have a good one!

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