Monday, October 31, 2016

Karen's Splitcoaststamper's TLC Challenge: Get to the Point!

When I saw that my friend Karen aka k dunbrook of and "Snippets" was hosting this weeks TLC610 Technique Challenge..Get to the Point...I thought the technique would be perfect for a card I have been working on using my new Penny Black Stamp.."the sweetest sound" and matching "the sweetest sound II" die cut,  which I ordered from SSS using my birthday gift certificate from Loll :-)  Thank you again my friend.

I did make my own Get to the Point version.  I never can follow directions!  I had already used the Watercoloring Stamping technique like on THIS card using my MISTI and SU markers.  I then die cut my birds and branch and sponged with SU inks.  I masked the images and splattered the background with diluted Soft Suede using a paint brush.  Then stamped my sentiment using my MISTI and attached the die cut birds and branch.

Still not totally happy...that is when I saw Karen's challenge.   I touched the tip of my stylus into Soft Suede ink and started adding dots.  Instead of of lots of dots I stopped when I liked the effect.  It was my 1st time to try the stylus dots technique.  It worked great.  I think it was Jennifer Mcguire that I have seen using a stylus for dots.

Here is my card that I am now very happy with thanks to  Karen, Loll and Jennifer :-)

My card is for the TLC610 Get to the Point Challenge.

Also CAS on Sunday: Challenge #95 Flowers

And..Pixie's Snippet's Playground:  my birds are from a snippet of WC paper.

And Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Anything Goes" 

Thank you for visiting and especially for your comments.  Hugs,  Nancy

Card Recipe
Stamps: PB the Sweetest Sound, SU Holly Jolly Greetings
Paper: SU Whisper White thick and Pacific Point CS.  Fluid 100 Hot Press WC paper
Inks:  SU markers: Soft Suede, Early Espresso, Old Olive, Poppy Parade (ret).  SU Ink pads,  Soft Suede, Early Espresso, Pacific Point.
Accessories: Big Shot, PB The Sweetest Sound II die cut, MISTI, water spritzer, sponge dauber, Fine tip glue pen, stylus, paint brush, dimensionals
Techniques: CAS, Watercolor stamping with MISTI, die cut, sponging, paint brush splatters, stylus dots, masking


  1. These are my favorite birds, Nancy! Love how you've colored them and the dotted background dots! Great job!

  2. I need to find these birds, they look beautiful! And I love the dotted detail you have added.
    Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge X

  3. Such a beautiful card Maria, love this design.

  4. What a totally beautiful card Nancy! Love the birds and everything else on the card just pulls it together perfectly! Clever dotted background, what a difference it makes/

    Great to see you back in the Playground :)


    Di xx

  5. Great use of that beautiful stamp and die from Penny Black. Ashamed to say I have this same stamp but haven't make a card yet. :) Love the dotty background ... great job! xx

  6. Fabulous card, Nancy! Love the birds, great use of snippets, and the background is a triumph :) Elizabeth xx

  7. What sweet, plump little birds.Love the depth that your coloring gave to the branch, too. An aside about the berries on your card--we have a juniper bush in our yard. In the winter birds have eaten the on-the-bush fermented berries and passed out, drunk, on our driveway. At first we thought they were dead, but when we picked them up they would twitch. We put them in foliage on the ground where it was warmer. After awhile they would fly off...

    So your card also reminds me of the plump, berry-eating, alcoholic birds here. LOL.

    1. You are so funny my friend..must be why these birdies are so plump only on red berries :-)

  8. I love those little birdies...coloured so wonderfully.
    I am thrilled you had a chance to play along. I am some what new to this SCS team and we choose our own themes for the challenges. I am never sure how they will go over.

  9. love the card :) I think I have the same Penny Black birds stamp, you've inspired me to get it out and play with it soon!!!


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