Scrapper@heART

Color my world with family, friends and some time to be creative!


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Fast Watercoloring

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’


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One Layer at STB!

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’


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JUGS is Back!

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’


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A Little Tic Tac Toe Today!

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’


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Sending Hugs….

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’


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Praying for you my friend….

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’


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Dashes and or Doodling

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STB ToppingsHello 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’


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All Over Stamping

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screen-shot-2016-11-20-at-12-52-38-pmHello 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’


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4 Cards for CAS(E) this Sketch

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cts_197Hello Friends,  I hope you enjoyed your day, however you chose to spend it.  I spent part of my morning, since I was up at the crack of dawn due to the time change, in my studio making these 4 cards.  I saw the perfect sketch over at CAS(E) this Sketch, that I knew would help make these cards come together quickly…and that it did.  I got out one of my favorite stamp sets Beautiful Day- by Altenew and went to work.  The ink colors I used are from SU, they are Pool Party and Tip Top Taupe.  I mix and matched the stunning flowers with some sentiments from Verve, Close to My Heart, and Hero Arts. I used my Copic marker BG10 to add some shadows, or in one case colored the entire background. I just adore using my Fiskars cutter and victorian blade to add some frilliness to my cards.  Some might say that it’s kinda my signature as I do it a lot.

Let’s go look at the rest of them, shall we.

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Thanks so much for stopping by.  Your comments and your visits mean the world to me!

Hugs, Nanc’

 


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The Flower Challenge!

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Hello Friends,  I had a chance to play in my studio today since school was canceled due to Hurricane Matthew. We have had no problems on the West Coast of Florida and I am hoping for the same results on the East Coast, although I know a great deal of people are without power. I pray that is all they have to deal with! There is a new Challenge blog that has started called The Flower Challenge and I have been itching to play along! I don’t know about you, but I think it was a fantastic idea! We all have our fair share of flower stamps lying around…don’t we?   Way to go Aileen and all involved, I wish you HUGE success!  I got out the ever so popular Beautiful Day set by Altenew and went to work.  I stamped the flowers and leaves on my SU eggplant cardstock and then white heat embossed the outline of the same flowers after that.  I realized after the embossing powder dried that I had tons of white flecks all over the place….That ALWAYS happens to me! UGH!  So I thought, why not embrace the mistake and add more white flecks myself! I actually do this with diluted white paint.  I love how it turned out.  Then I got this brilliant idea to cut out multiple panels using my MFT rectangle dies, from greatest to smallest. I then decided to lift some of the panels and recede some of them.  I LOVE the effect!  I also like the wonky lay out!  I just noticed a couple of my leaves look a bit doubled in the photo, but I kinda like em that way! I used my Misti and the paper must have shifted a bit. The sentiment is from Verve!  Well, why not come on over to The Flower Challenge and play along…you have lots of time!  Thanks for your visit, they mean the world to me!  Nanc’