Thursday, September 23, 2010

Three from Split Coast

Happy Thursday dear stamping friends - the weekends coming!! I have three cards from SCS challenges to share with you today.
This week's CAS (Clean and Simple) challenge was to use Fall Colors - Kraft, red, vanilla and brown (orange optional).

I colored my stamp with Stampin Up markers, stamped it and then sponged a little orange over the forest floor. I used my Nestability circles to cut the image as well as a brown and red framing. I sponged everything with Tea Dye Ink and added a brown button!

My stamp is Birch Forest from Rubbernecker Stamps the card is 4 1/4" x 4 1/4 ".

Stamps: Rubbernecker - Trees, Birch Forest 66-01
Paper: Kraft, Vintage Cream - PTI, Close to Cocoa, Ruby Red - SU
Ink: pumpkin pie - SU, Ranger Distress Tea Dye
Accessories: SU Markers - Ruby Red, close to cocoa, sponge, circles Nestabilities, glue dot, VIntage Button & Silk ribbon- PTI

I was honored when Betty asked me to make a card sample for her color challenge on SCS this week. The challenge colors were Cajun Craze, Baja Breeze and Wild Wasabi (SU) I didn't have Cajun Craze so I used Rusty Hinge Ranger Distress Ink for that color.

I stamped my trees on white, cut the panel with Labels Nine Nestabilities, then sponged over the trees with Baja Breeze and Wild Wasabi before taking it out of the die.

Betty always includes a dessert option with her challenge - something extra to do on your card if you want to - this week it was to use chicklets (single squares of letters making up a sentiment) or strip sentiments. I stamped Happy Thanksgiving, then cut it in half and mounted it separately.

My stamps are from the set called Teeny Trees by Waltzingmouse Stamps

Stamps: Waltzingmouse - Teeny Trees
Paper: White, Text Style Green Boutique - PTI
Ink: Ranger Distress Rusty Hinge, Baja Breeze & Wild Wasabi - SU, Memento Rich Cocoa
Accessories: Blue dots, foam dimensionals, vintage button and silk ribbon - PTI, Nestabilities Labels Nine, ink applicator Inkssentials Ranger

And finaly, for this week's teaparty we're heading off to California - to have tea with BertLady and her two cats who recently moved there - you can read the whole story here

As soon as I saw the two kitties on Cindy's inspiration teapot - I thought of this great picture of my own two cats - Scout and Boo (named after characters in To Kill a Mockingbird) Boo is the one in back and Scout is in front (they were actually sitting like this on our diningroom table when I took this pic!!) Don't they look like they have little smiles on their faces?? They are letting BertLady's cats know they will be missed! The sentiment is from Free Spirit Sentiments by Waltzingmouse.

Stamps: Waltzingmouse Stamps - Free Spirit Sentiments
Paper: white, Hawaiian Shore - PTI, DP October Afternoon the thrift Shop/Still in the Box
Ink: Ranger Distress - Chipped Sapphire, Soft Sky - SU
Accessories: labels trio Spellbinders, Circle Nestabilities, photo, Martha Steward Lacey punch & bird punch, home made cloud template, sponge.

Thanks for coming by today! Hope to see you back here on Saturday for this week's Waltzingmouse Sketch - AND I hope you'll play along this week!


LeAnne said...

Fun cards, Julia! I love the birch forest, and of course, Scout & Boo! (My favorite movie & book, BTW!) Very cool technique!

LeAnne said...

Fun cards, Julia! I love the birch forest, and of course, Scout & Boo! (My favorite movie & book, BTW!) Very cool technique!

Sharli said...

Hi Julia! Wonderful cards, the forest one is stunning - I need to try that at home. LOL Your teaparty card is uber-sweet - very thoughtful! I love your kitties - they are SOoooo handsome!


Riet said...

Wowwww Julia,What a wonderful cards.

Hugs Riet.x

Joan Ervin said...

You have made some fabulous cards this week, Julia....I love the trees card (I think I need that stamp!!) and your CC sample card is gorgeous!!! How cool to use the picture of your own kitties for the teaparty card...shear genius, my friend!!!

dpkennedy said...

Great cards Julia, you've been busy! I really love that birch tree warm and lovely! Love it in the circle too!

Monique said...

You have a busy lady Julia!!I just Love the Happy Thanksgiving one, the leaves look fantastic !! :)

Millie said...

Fabulously done!!!!

Alice Wertz said...

beautiful cards! love all the colors.

Joanne (jojot) said...

all three are fabulous, but that first one with the birch trees really captivated me....

Joanne Travis said...

Look at you go with all of these beautiful cards!!!

jdmommy said...

Had not seen the birch trees....what a gorgeous Fall card! Have a great weekend, my friend. Hugs to Kent!

maryr917 said...

I like all 3 of your challenge cards julia-it was fun being part of the color challenge with betty-my fave here is the cas card color challenge-such great fall colors

Peggy said...

BEAUTIFUL cards! I especially love the cats!