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I love to share ideas and inspiration with you, but all content on this blog is intellectual property of and copyright Rebecca Deeprose. Please do not use any of my photographs, or content without receiving my permission first.

July 21st, 2014

hello summer…

Hello and welcome~ I’m in full summer mode and it seems that almost anything I touch winds up looking ‘beachy’!  Today’s card was made using a new ‘summery’ stamp set from Inspired By Stamping, called ‘Summer Fun‘…

 

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I love the choices of sentiment words that can be combined in so many different ways.  The images are great too, but today I wanted to showcase a sentiment.  “Hello summer’ was heat embossed with a wonderful aqua powder and then distress ink applied all around (and over) the sentiments for emphasis. A quick swipe with a nearly dry wet wipe removed any ink that was hanging onto the embossing…

 

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One corner has bits of blue flakes along with glass ‘bubbles’ and glittered epoxy dots to evoke an oceanside scene.  I think you’re going to enjoy this new set and all the summery cards and layouts that you can create with it!

I will be entering this card into the Just Our Girls Challenge #250 that uses turquoise, green and lime.

Thanks so much for stopping by in the middle of your wonderful summer!

 

Sending you blessings and ((hugs)),

July 21st, 2014

sweet shabby flowers…

Hello everyone~ Hope your summer is full of wonderful warm weather activities.  My summer is spent in an air conditioned house (that I’m so very grateful for!) and an air conditioned car (grateful for that too) to take me to the next air conditioned destination!  I think of Arizona summers like Minnesota winters.  Either way, there’s a season when people will be indoors and when man made temperature control is fantastic!!!

My Design Teammate, Lenet from The Shabby Tea Room has presented a challenge called ‘Sweet Shabby Flowers’.  She asks that we create a card or project that is inspired by the photo below and that uses lace and flowers…

 

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I used this photo as the inspiration for the color palette…

 

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The design team are also using digital images from Bugaboo.  The image I’m using is a tag called ‘Tulip and Bugs‘…

 

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The tag was first colored with Copic markers and then became the focal point of this card. It looks as though the background of the tag is white in this photo, but it’s a soft, glow-ey aqua called ‘Moon White’.

I hope you will take some inspiration from the lovely inspiration photo, dig out some lace and flowers that make you smile and join us for this challenge!

 

Sending you warm, summery hugs,

July 19th, 2014

bon voyage…

Hello everyone and thanks for stopping by~  This time of year, it seems most of us are either going on a vacation, thinking about a vacation, planning a trip or have just returned!  The newest challenge at Sugar Creek Hollow is called ‘Vintage Travel’.  I suspect she’s thinking about it!  Here’s what she says about this challenge… “It’s the height of vacation season. Create a project, card, or lay out with a vintage travel theme, whether it is is overseas or Route 66!”

As I started to think about this challenge, my mind drifted to my favorite way to travel abroad…a flight to the east coast and then a week, leisurely crossing ‘the pond’ on the Queen Mary 2!  For years I resisted Bernard’s suggestion that we break up the long flight from Arizona to England (usually our first stop), but I was ‘resistant’.  When I finally agreed, we had been on board for no more than a half hour (and still at the pier), when I realized that I adored this ocean liner and would henceforth take any opportunity to sail aboard her…

 

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This favorite image is simply embellished with layers of paper, some sealing wax impressed with a photopolymer stamp of a compass and a faux crocodile strap.  The seal had a mind of it’s own as to the shape and since I was working on a non-stick craft sheet, I let the hot wax run into any direction it went.  The stamp releases best if you let it sit in the wax for about 30-60 seconds and stamping it into VersaMark or another embossing or watermark ink before impressing it.  A small tassel was made from floss and placed on a jump ring that was pressed into the wax while hot…

 

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The strap was cut from a wonderful embossed crocodile paper found at Joanne’s, heat embossed with liquid platinum embossing powder and assembled with a Tim Holtz buckle.

I’ve had this vintage image by Harrison Fisher tucked away for a number of years.  It is called, ‘The Proposal’.  His illustrations always inspire me and I’m delighted to use this one now and to share it with you…

 

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Bon voyage and ((hugs)),


July 16th, 2014

you’re amazing…

Hello dear blog friends and welcome.  I am happy to be hosting the newest challenge at Frilly and Funkie, that I named, ‘Cool Water’.  For this challenge, use an image of water in your creation.  It can be anything from a droplet to the ocean.  You probably know by now that I am a bit water and beach obsessed this summer!  It’s been more than 4 months since we’ve had rain here in the Valley of the Sun, so you can understand where it comes from!   Keep yourself cool, just thinking of water as you create!…

 

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I began with the gorgeous new 6 x 6″ paper collection by Pion, called ‘Shoreline Treasures‘.  These papers are so inspiring that I’m going to be ordering the 12 x 12″ version too!  Using two sizes of circle dies, I cut the brushed gold porthole and added brass brads before mounting the underwater scene.

 

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The background paper is a perfectly distressed wood patterned paper.  The sentiment was added with brown ink and the design embellished with tiny sand dollars, teensy shells, a piece of burlap and a bit of artificial fern that resembles some underwater greens…

 

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The inside is just a simple cream panel with a tag chosen from many options on the two embellishment sheets that are part of all Pion paper collections!

 

Please join us for a fun summer challenge!

 

Sending you warm summer wishes and ((hugs)),

 


July 14th, 2014

summer fun…

Hello everyone~ This weeks’s challenge at The Shabby Tea Room is called Summer Fun and here is the bright, summer image to use as the inspiration for this challenge, along with one or more of these; vellum, polka dots, ribbon…

 

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This week’s sponsor is The Cutting Café and I am using their ‘Balloon Shaped Cards‘.  The balloon template, Cutting Café digital background paper and a rainbow of color taken from the inspiration photo…

 

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After printing out the fun background paper onto white card stock with a smooth finish, I created a rainbow of color (chosen from the inspiration photo) with Copic markers, overlapping the bands of color.  It was then adhered to the back of the card cutout…

 

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a multi-looped bow sits at the bottom of the balloon and a streamer flows down with little tags stamped with words from the Paper Sweeties stamp set, Pennant Party.  Rather than fussing with these tiny tags (from a business supply store), I made a slit at the circle end and just slipped the tags onto the ribbon, using adhesive dots to hold them in place…

 

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Here’s a close up of the balloon, so you can see that I didn’t fuss to make the rainbow perfect.  It was just a few quick swipes!  The inside of the card is filled with a single white panel, scored down the middle and adhered with bits of bright washi tapes.

I hope you can join us for this challenge, using these vibrant summer colors!

 

Sending you blessings and hugs,

 

July 11th, 2014

a shabby style sentiment…

Hello dear blog friends.  I have a card to show you that uses the ‘Everyday Greetings‘ stamp set from Inspired by Stamping

 

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I wanted to make a quick and easy card with a vintage, shabby chic feel to it, so I began with a sheet of patterned paper, cutting it to use a portion that has a wide, printed band on the top and an area of open, small repeats for the bottom.

 

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A commercial die cut image that’s been floating around my crafting area for some time, was just perfect for popping on, over the printed bouquet.  On top of that, I adhered a multi looped bow that was crowned with some paper rosebuds…

 

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I love the graceful, swirling font used in this sentiment, but wanted a vintage feeling to it.  In keeping with the paper design and distressed and inked edges, I skipped the anti-static bag that I usually swipe over the paper to be embossed, hoping that there would be some stray bits of embossing powder that would stick, softening the look of the sentiment.  That was achieved, but before heat embossing, I was staring at the sentiment and thinking that it still looked too ‘contemporary’, translation = perfect.  Holding the paper over the kitchen sink, I blew hard against the sentiment and was able to disengage some of the powder…perfect!  You can see some areas where there are breaks in the lines and the look is very much as I had hoped…

 

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The inside of the card contains a simply distressed white panel with the addition of another, smaller commercial die cut.

Thank you so much for stopping by and I hope to be back again soon.

 

Sending you warm , summer wishes and ((hugs)),

 

 

July 8th, 2014

i love you…

Hello everyone and welcome.  I have a card to share with you that was made with stamps from two sets in my Inspired By Stamping collection…

 

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I keep forgetting how hard it is to photograph my favorite ‘liquid platinum’ embossing powder and reached for it yet again ;)    The lovely border from Vintage Pieces was heat embossed and fussy cut before the sentiment from Just Because was embossed with ‘brown sugar’ embossing powder…

 

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I heat embossed a small die cut, changing it from white card stock into an embellishment that looks like molten metal!  It’s tucked under the sentiment panel and  mounted on top of some crinkle silk ribbon.  I’m actually surprised to see this monochromatic card on my table!  I’ve been using some fairly bright colors lately in response to the season and our very bright light here in the desert.  The rhinestones that embellish the sentiment tag both above and below, are a smokey topaz color and added just the right touch.

Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you’re enjoying summer in the northern hemisphere!

 

Sending you blessings and ((hugs)),

July 7th, 2014

a little birdie…

Hello sweet blog friends.  I want to share a card that I made while just ‘playing’.  Sometimes when I’m crafting I have an idea in mind and other times I have no idea where I’m heading!  This was one of those times…

 

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This card mixes the brightest of brights and soft pastels.  I liked this unexpected look!  It’s certainly ‘out-of-the-box’ and makes me want to play with color combos that break the classic ‘rules’!   The bird and the flowered sprigs are from the IBS stamp set called, ‘Spring Lilacs‘ and the frame is from ‘Fancy Labels 3‘. The frame was stamped in red ink and then I used alcohol markers to fill in the ring of pink around the center circle and the quilted background design was colored in a very pale aqua.  The bird, perched on a branch was also colored with alcohol markers and fussy cut to peek out of the circle that was cut with a punch…

 

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The fun was in mixing up stamp sets and working in a color combination that I’ve never used before.   The corners were shaped with a ‘stub’ punch and the really beautiful fabric brads were part of a wonderful gift of crafting supplies from my very dear friend Holly in the Netherlands.

Thank you for visiting today.  Hope you’re enjoying summer!

 

Sending you blessings and ((hugs)),

 

 

July 7th, 2014

‘seeing spots’…

Hello and welcome.  Today, I’m sharing a card that I made for The Shabby Tea Room’s challenge #226. Macarena chose the theme of ‘Dot Love’, which I’ve called, ‘Seeing Spots’ ;)  She has asked that we design a card or a project inspired by this photo, and that we include flowers and dots…

 

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I’m using Paper Sweeties new stamp set called, ‘Showering You With Love‘…

 

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The wellies were stamped in medium pink onto white card stock and colored with 2 shades of pink markers.  The umbrella was stamped with watermark ink then heat embossed with white powder on aqua paper.  The umbrella was ‘stuck’ into a wellie…

 

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I placed the pair into a puddle of Glossy Accents!  The flowers were tossed on the ground next to the rain gear…

 

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The sentiment is taken from the same stamp set.  A sprinkling of sequins were scattered across the background and a tiny, multi looped bow of Baker’s Twine in Cotton Candy, tops the umbrella.

Perhaps you’ve been having rain…or a LOT of rain where you live.  We haven’t had measurable rain in my neighborhood for more than 4 months.  There was a monsoon storm this past thursday night, but we only had high winds and loads of dust.  Not a drop of rain…yet.  It will come (I hope!) and the earth will give off the smell of burnt soil after that first rain.  Good thing that I’m an optimist!

 

Sending you blessings and ((hugs)),

 

 

 

July 5th, 2014

how ‘charming’…

Hello everyone and thanks for taking a few moments to stop by.  Sugar Creek Hollow‘s new challenge, ‘How Charming’ which uses a metal charm or a metal element such as a corner or frame in your project.  I began with a blank, oval metal pendant frame and one of the tiniest stamps in my collection…

 

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I stamped the design with black ink onto white paper, adding some soft color to the bouquet and flower holder and then added some warm brown around the edge of the oval to add some age…

 

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A thick coat of Glossy Accents over the image, once the stamped image was glued into the center oval, created a faux glass face. I also rubbed some ‘Inka Gold’ onto the filagree frame to lighten the color of the metal…

 

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Using papers from the Kaiser Craft ‘Sweet Nothings’ 6 x 6″ paper collection, I cut out a metallic gold band, gathered a length of lace underneath it and used a soft rose print above it. The background patterned paper is a wonderful take on a damask pattern with metallic gold foil outlining the design.  I love the golden half pearls decorating the rose print paper and playing off all the wonderful textures…

 

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I curled back a corner and colored the white back of the paper with a medium pink, tucked some frayed cheesecloth in and rubbed some more Inka-Gold onto a corner of sheet music that peeps out.  In real life, the sheen of the metallic gold is lovely.  Unfortunately, it photographed a dull tan.  I think there is enough interest on this card that it could easily be used for an anniversary, birthday, thank you, congratulations, love or anything card!

Dig around your stash and find something made of metal, to create something that makes you happy.  Then, I hope you share it with the entire Sugar Creek Hollow team and all the other wonderful crafters out there!!

This card will also be entered into these additional challenges, just for the fun of it;

 

Sending you blessings and ((hugs)),