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SIP Inspiration Challenge #44

Good morning!  What a gorgeous day we had yesterday.  Hope yours was just as beautiful. It’s Tuesday and that means we have another challenge for you over at Stamp Ink Paper.  This week we have a Nautical theme for inspiration

SIP Nautical Inspiration Challenge #44

Here is what I created from this inspiration

By The Tide

I was inspired by a card I seen on Pinterest and wanted to use the SU set By The Tide which will be retiring when the new catalog comes out.

I started with a Pumpkin Pie card base.  The next layer is Lucky Limeade and then a layer of Marina Mist that I stamped the Hardwood background stamp in Stazon black ink and then distressed the edges in black.  I distressed a piece of  cheesecloth with TH Vintage Photo ink and then wrapped it around these two layers and then attached to my card base.  Next I die cut 3 layered circles using my framelits from MFT, the largest in Lucky Limeade, the middle in Basic Black and the smallest in Whisper White.  On the white circle I inked it with Soft Sky and Marina Mist using a direct to paper technique and then stamped the reef in both Pumpkin Pie and Cajun Craze.  Now I layered all three together and added a clear window on top of the smallest circle and then attached these to the card front.  I used my copper pearl pen and created the rivets on the largest circle.  Next I stamped the fish, lobster and shell on watercolor paper using Stazon black ink and then die cut them using DiesbyDave framelits. Using a blender pen and the following colors, Pool Party, Soft Sky, Marina Mist, Pumpkin Pie, Cajun Craze and Lucky Limeade I colored in all the images.  After they were completely dry I used Glossy Accents on them and then allowed that to dry and added them to my card front using dimensionals.  To finish I stamped the sentiments from the set By The Sea Sentiments from MSE on Pumpkin Pie Cardstock and fussy cut them and added to the front using dimensionals.

Thank you so much for stopping by today.  I hope you have enjoyed my card this week and have been inspired to play along with us!

Until next time

Happy crafting 🙂

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You SIP Challenge #42 Colors

Good morning! It’s Tuesday and that means we have a new challenge for you over at Stamp Ink Paper.  This week our inspiration comes from colors

SIP Challenge #42 Colors

I love love these colors. I knew instantly I wanted to use a sponging technique! Here is what I created

Your My Anchor

I started with a Night of Navy card base and then a layer of Whisper White and Bermuda Bay. Next I took another piece of Whisper White and using the tree stamp from the set Bramch Out (2009) stamped it first in Soft Sky and then Bermuda Bay and lastly in Night of Navy. Now I started the sponging in the center with Soft Sky and coming further out with Bermuda Bay and the outer layer in Night of Navy. To finish I stamped the sentiment in Stazon black from the set Guy Greetings.

I am also entering my card into the Retro Rubber anything goes challenge this week.  RRCB35  You can see their challenge here

Thank you so much for stopping by and I hope you enjoyed my card this week.

Until next time

Happy crafting 🙂