Hello, I have a wedding card for you today that goes along with the Special Occasion theme at The Flower Challenge this month. This card is a CASE of this card Here, with a few changes. Erum makes gorgeous cards and you can check out her blog here. For the background, I first took my SU diagonal stencil and Smoky Slate ink and made a soft background. Then I got out a neon pink Prisma Colored pencil and a ruler and added some deep dark lines. I really love the look of this. The stamps are from Altenew’s Beautiful Day and the sentiment is from Stampin Up. I watercolored my main flower after I heat embossed it, and used soft colored pencil on the rest. To wrap things up, I did some distressing with the same Smoky Slate. I am pretty happy with the way this came out. Thanks for coming by and checking on what I have been up to today. Nanc’
Hello, It’s time again for Color Week at Just Us Girls. Lisa is our hostess and she has chosen a great color combo to inspire us! I decided to do the watercoloring smooshing technique once again, as it always produces great results. My flowers are quite different in tones, but I like them just the same. You can’t go wrong when you use the Altenew Beautiful Day Stamp Set. The sentiment and outer circle are from SU.
Please come by and check out the teams and our guest Linda’s amazing cards. Take care, Nanc’
Hello, I don’t have a lot of time today to write the post, so let’s get right to it! Today’s Trend challenge over at Just Us Girls is Fast Watercoloring. If you haven’t done this technique before…. you MUST give it a try! It’s really a lot of fun! Thanks Sue for pushing me outside my normal way of coloring and card making. I knew Beautiful Day by Altenew would be the perfect set for this technique.
Here is a link to Jennifer McGuire’s Fast Watercolors.
I sure hope you run on over to JUGS and check out my teammates cards, along with our Guests Ros Crawford. Hugs, Nanc’
Hello Friends, How is the weather where you are? We are having quite a blast of cold air here in the Sunshine State with a low of 33 this morning and let’s just say I am not a huge fan. I live in Florida for a reason! LOL Anyways, we shall be back in the 70’s by the end of the weekend so all is good and I get to wear my boots too, so I ought to stop complaining! Today over at Seize the Birthday our topping we have starting is to make a One Layer Card. I don’t do many of these types of cards and I wouldn’t say I am very good at them, but as they say, you just have to keep on trying. Today’s card was made with the Altenew stamp set called Botanical Garden. I water colored it and added some splatters when I was done. I used the most intricate brush I had for the stems of the flowers. That was my best part…LOL.
I am also going to be linking up over at CAS Watercolour where the challenge is Birthday. Hope to see you over in the Seize the Birthday Gallery and have a fabulous day! Nanc’
Hello friends, Just Us Girls is back from our nice long break and are ready to get back to it! Vicki is our hostess this week and she has started the year off with a terrific challenge. It’s Anything Goes this week, so I sure hope you will consider joining us! While you are over at JUGS, I sure hope you will take a minute and help us welcome our Newest Design Team member! She is so well known in the card making world that I was over the top excited to find out she was joining us! Carol Mayne from Just Me:c! Yes I know! Can you believe it? Now you know why I was so excited! Welcome Carol!! Can’t wait to work along side you!
We also have a new Guest Designer with us this month that I would very much like to Welcome! Cathy McCauley [cathymac].
Now a little bit about my card! If you stop by my blog regularly you know I don’t often make one layer cards. However, I did enjoy putting this one together. I had to be very patient as it started off kinda terrible and I just kept working with it, and it began to grow on me. It was made with two Altenew sets; Beautiful Day and Botanical Garden. It is done with watercolors after I heat embossed the flowers and stems with white EP. Next, I splattered it with the same tones of colors from the flowers and finally dotted with some Nuvo drops. Don’t examine it to closely as it has some major faux pas’. LOL
Before I go I am linking my card up over at Stamp Ink, Paper where they have asked us to use Embossing of any kind.
Hope to see you at JUGS! Nanc’
Hello Friends, I have a very easy and CAS card for you today! I was looking to get inky this morning with only a bit of time on my hands and I saw a Tic Tac Toe challenge over at The Paper Players and I knew that would speed up the process. I selected the center row of; Green, Die Cut and Leaves. If you have any questions about my CAS card just give me a shout out! I just may be back again in a day or so with another one! 😉
Take care and happy crafting! Nanc’
Hello Friends, I knew when I saw Sue’s challenge over at Just Us Girls that I was going to pull out my faithful Altenew Stamp Set -Beautiful Day and get to work. I just love using Multi Step Stamps, they are so forgiving and essentially goof proof. At least I think they are. Do you know that I just realized the other day that this stamp set has a matching die set too. Needless to say…this one is fussy cut and the die cut is on its way to my house as I type! LOL There are so many cards over at Pinterest using this fantastic stamp …you can’t help but get inspired!
I gotta run, I have ten million thing to do tonight as I am leaving town for a baby shower this weekend.
Sure hope you will join us at Just Us Girls this week! Take care, Nanc’
Hello, I have a super quick post for you today! I saw this GREAT color combo over at Just Add Ink and wanted to see if I could put something together for a dear co-worker that is having a terrible time. I let my fingers do the walking through Pinterest and decided to come up with something similar to Kay Miller’s card below…isn’t it gorgeous? Not overly happy with my pink flowers, as I started off watercoloring them and then decided to go over it with prisma colored pencil. It will have to do! The flowers and leaves are from Altenew and the sentiment is Verve. Have a wonderful day! Nanc’
Hello Friends, It’t been a fast week for me! It’s already Thursday and time for our next Topping at Seize the Birthday! What we have going on over there is to add Dashes and or Doodling to your card and or project. I think our players are going to enjoy this topping…I know I sure did. I took the same Altenew stamp set (Botanical Garden) that I still had sitting out in my studio and went to work. I think the added dash lines around the flowers and leaves really made it look totally different! I don’t think my coloring turned out as well this time as last time though. I tend to struggle with blending the color red. Now, you may ask …why I decided to use the color Kraft for my leaves. I got mixed up and started this card for a different challenge and then remembered I was making it for STB….please tell me you have done this at least once? I tend to do it often. LOL So many challenges…so little time! I had some pencil marks I couldn’t get off of the white card stock so I decided to add the dots to hide some of them and carried it down to the sentiment too. I think it turned out rather fun! The sentiment is from Stampin Up.
Please come over to STB and see what my team and our Surprise Party guest Rahmat have done and while your there I hope you get inspired to join us!! Nanc’
Hello Friends, We have a great challenge for you over at Just Us Girls! Bobby has asked us to use all over Stamping on our card and or project! One of the things I am hoping to do more of in 2017 is coloring. I do enjoy it immensely! So when I saw this upcoming challenge, I knew for sure that I was going to get out my Altenew Stamps (Botanical Garden) and my Prisma colored pencils and get to work. I am thrilled with how this came together, I love coloring on kraft card stock! I tried to get the best photo possible. The Hugs die is from Lawn Fawn and cut from gold paper. I didn’t want to take away from the background to much.
Please come on over to Just Us Girls and check out what the rest of the team and our guest Shawna has done! Thanks so much for your visits…they make me smile! Nanc’