Birthday, Brutus Monroe, Distress Oxides, Dragon Kisses, Kuretake Zig Clean Color Real Brush pens

Brutus Monroe Color Challenge!

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Hello stamping friends!  Welcome to the Brutus Monroe Inspiration Team’s Color Challenge!  Below is our inspiration photo!  What fabulous colors for a card!  I created mine before I’d received my box of DT goodies, so I got out Dragon Kisses and Super Sentimental to play with!  After heat-embossing the dragon in black I colored him in with Zig markers, then fussy-cut him out and set him aside to create my background.

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I smooshed a bit of  Distress Oxide ink from Mermaid Lagoon, Carved Pumpkin and Fossilized Amber onto my craft mat and spritzed with water.  I pressed another piece of Watercolor Cardstock  into the inks, one color at a time, drying in between with my heat tool.  When I was satisfied with the results, I completely dried it then cut it down with Stitched Rectangle dies.
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After mounting my panel to a layer of white for contrast, I adhered it to a teal card base, then attached my little dragon with a few pieces of foam tape.  I wanted to feature Happy Birthday from Super Sentimental so stamped the sentiment onto a scrap of paper, trimmed it down to create a banner then added a few colorful brads and sponged the edges with Carved Pumpkin.  A little careful cutting gave me a spot to insert the yellow toothpick by his hand.  Done!  I wouldn’t mind getting a Happy Birthday greeting from this cutie, would you?!                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Be sure to check out the other team members Color Challenge projects!  Aletha, Berina and  Waleska have each created something unique and fabulous for our challenge!  And feel free to play along!  #brutusmonroecolorchallenge 

 

 

 

Birthday, Brutus Monroe, Distress Oxides, Dragon Kisses, Kuretake Zig Clean Color Real Brush pens, Stitched Rectangle Dies, Super Sentimental, Tim Holtz

Segrid, the Viking Girl!

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I’m so pleased to be a guest designer for Brutus Monroe this week and having fun playing with this adorable set called Dragon Kisses!  How cute is this little Viking girl?!  I named her Segrid, meaning “a beautiful victory” and could just picture her with a Viking ship waiting nearby!  I stamped her out onto a scrap of white card stock and colored her with my Zig markers, then gave her a coat of Glossy Accents glaze.
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Setting Segrid aside to dry, I then took a piece of Bristol Smooth card stock and did a little masking to create the distant treeline and water with Broken China and Peeled Paint distress oxide inks.  I stamped the pine trees in the foreground with Stampin Up’s Wonderland using shades of green and then black.
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When that was finished, I stamped the sentiment from Super Sentimental stamp set near the top, then trimmed down the panel with Gina Marie Designs Stitched Rectangle dies, added a layer of white card stock for contrast, then a layer of red before adhering it to an embossed card base of black.  I placed Segrid atop the card, using foam tape to lift her up.  I think she’s pretty darn cute!  Go forth and conquer, little warrior!!
Brutus Monroe, Distress Oxides, Dragon Kisses, Gina Marie Designs, Kuretake Zig Clean Color Real Brush pens, Stitched Circle Dies, Stitched Rectangle Dies, Super Sentimental, Tim Holtz

Brutus Monroe Dragon Kisses and Super Sentimental!

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I was incredibly honored and thrilled to be invited to guest design for Brutus Monroe using their super-cute set called Dragon Kisses!   I LOVE this grumpy-faced little dragon and made my first card featuring him!  To begin, I stamped him onto a piece of Bristol Smooth card stock using Versafine Onyx Black permanent ink, then masked in order to sponge the background using Broken China and Peeled Paint distress oxide inks.  I removed the mask and colored the dragon with Zig markers.  I wanted him to stand out even more against the soft background so I coated him with a glaze of Glossy Accents.
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I added a little shadow beneath him with a gray Zig marker, then decided to create a little gray “cloud” behind him using Iced Spruce distress oxide ink.  Finally, I trimmed down the panel using Gina Marie Designs Stitched Rectangle dies, adhered it to another die-cut panel of black then to a white card base.  I stamped the sentiment at the top and finished the inside next.
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The Dragon Kisses set has a stamp that says “Because I miss your face” and I masked off all of it except “Because I” so I could add the larger sentiment “Miss your face” which is from the AWESOME Brutus Monroe set called Super Sentimental!  I cut that panel down using Gina’s Stitched Rectangle dies again, and adhered it to the inside.  I think this card is SO cute and I had a lot of fun creating something other than my usual flowers!  🙂
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Speaking of Super Sentimental, how perfectly do these sentiments fit with the adorable dragons from Dragon Kisses?!  I mean, c’mon!!   I stamped the sentiments on the four corners of a base card of vanilla card stock, then set that aside to work on the dragon couple!  I stamped them onto a piece of Bristol Smooth card stock using Versafine Onyx Black ink then colored them with my Zig markers.  I fussy-cut them out then coated them with a glaze of Glossy Accents, and set them aside as well.  Using Gina Marie Designs Stitched Circle dies, I cut a large circle of Bristol Smooth then smooshed it into puddles of distress oxide inks of Fired Brick, Carved Pumpkin and Fossilized Amber to denote “flames”!
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When that dried, I attached the dragons using bits of foam tape to bring the lady-dragon forward!  My last step was to randomly stamp the little trio of hearts from Super Sentimental all over the base card before adhering the circle.
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Don’t tell him, but I may tuck this card aside for my hubby!  AND!!  Brutus Monroe will be giving away a $100 gift card to be used in person at the store or online when their Facebook Fan Page reaches 1000 followers!  So be sure to hop on there and join!  I’ll be making out MY wish list!!