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Sprays @ CAS Stencil

Hello,  The card I have for you today is for the CAS Stencil Challenge. What they wanted us to do is use Sprays on our project. I got out my Dylusions-Funky Fuchsia spray and my SU line stencil and got messy.  So I don’t make a huge mess, I do mine inside a large piece of construction paper and an opened MFT box as a backdrop….which helps contain it and to keep it from getting everywhere on my work surface.

Here are my card details:  Copics and a bit of colored pencil, Gina K-vases, Stupendous-floral stamp and sentiment, SU-oval die, and MFT rectangles both scalloped and stitched.

Below is a picture of my spray and the piece before I colored it with my Copics. I am in love with BG10. I had to fussy cut my florals.

I pray it’s not too many layers for CAS…fingers crossed!!!

Thanks for stopping in….always appreciated.  Nanc’ .


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Still Practicing…

Before I get to the details of my card, I am still in the “Forever” beginning stage of how to color with Copics.  This by no means came out well, however, I did think of a way to take a mediocre card and make it better by using my scallop rectangles.  I am hoping it gave enough added interest to take your eyes off the terrible blending. Did I succeed? LOL. I am still figuring out color families. I decided to leave in sentiment free for now.

This card is for The Flower Challenge where they asked us to use your favorite flower.  Which was nearly impossible for anyone who loves flowers.  I had troubles deciding, so I went with a Favorite “NEW” flower stamp by MFT.  The background was also colored with Copics.

Card Details: Copics, MFT Scalloped dies and Flower stamp, Perfect Pearls, and some fun foam for dimension.

 


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Happy Birthday…

Hello,  Happy Summer Vacation to me!!!! Boy does it feel good! Besides catching up on some sleep that had invaded me as of late, I am in the middle of planning my Hubbies Retirement party!  I am trying to make it a HUGE deal so lots to do. I made 85 invitations and now onto the decorations! I have until the end of the month, so lots of time. YIKES! I got this!!  He knows about the party, but I won’t let him see the invites or the theme. So planning this alone is kinda tough.  I have no one to bounce ideas off of. It will all come together I am sure! Could be why sleep has been such an issue…LOL. I seem to think best at 3 AM.

Onto my card, There is a mix of Copics, and Colored pencil on today’s card. I also have a faint hexagon shape pattern on the background made with a stencil and some water after I blended the oxide inks. I can’t tell you whose stamp the flower is as it doesn’t belong to me. The butterflies, that I now wish I had left off, our from SU. The sentiment is Verve and the tags are MFT.

It’s Anything Goes as long as it’s Birthday related at Seize the Birthday.

Come and Join us! Nanc’


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Smile!

Hello, One thing I like about Summer is that I get the chance to play in some of the challenges that I am always admiring,  but rarely get to join in on.  Today I decided to play along with Freshly Made Sketches.  I incorporated that challenge with my 30 Day Coloring Challenge-Day 3.  I am so enjoying making CAS cards these days and this one is just that.  I decided to get out my Copics and do minimal colors on this pretty flower from Verve and I like the way they turned out.  Speaking of Verve, Julee Tilman has decided to close Verve after over a Decade of Heart and Dedication.  I admire this lady more than she knows and instead of me getting all sappy over here and reiterating what she said, I have linked up her goodbye message for you to read. Let’s just say if it wasn’t for Julee, I wouldn’t be stamping or have the friendships I have today. I owe a great deal to her! So over the next month or so, you will be seeing a lot of Verve, as I want to pay tribute to her and her fabulous line of stamping products.  My only regret on this card is that I should have re-stamped the flower  in black as the images lost some of their luster.  However, I probably would have totally screwed it up. LOL

This flower is Verve and from the set called One Person.  The die Smile is from MFT.

Do Something Creative Today, Nanc’

 


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30 Day Coloring Challenge

Hi there, I decided to try and partake in The Daily Marker 30 Day Coloring Challenge once again with Kathy Racoosin, and to get out my neglected Copics and practice again.  I am coming into this challenge this time around with more realistically expectations, and am going to see how well I do. After all, It’s the first day of Summer Vacation for me, and I now have the time to do it, or at least no excuses not to try.  I have also hooked up with my friend Michele over at I card Everyone and we are going to encourage one another to do as many as we can.  We had a great conversation this morning by phone and she is just as sweet as I imagined she would be.

I first decided to find a color challenge to help determine what I was going to color, and I went right to the Stamp, Ink, Paper blog and found this great color palette.  I must say, my purple might not qualify as it looks rather pink in the photo, but I had fun just the same. I decided it get out my all time favorite MFT stamp set: PI- Fun in the Sun. Since Copics and I have a love hate relationship, I finished up the shading on my image with some Prisma colored pencils.  Next, I got out some of my new Washi Tape that I picked up at Michaels last weekend and made this fun background.  My inspiration for this card was found here.

I used my MFT-Wonky Rectangles to cut out my backdrop and sentiment and added some colorful enamel dots and I was done.

If you love to color, why not join me in this challenge!  I have the site linked up for you!  Take care, Nanc’


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Merry Christmas Florida Style!

Hello Friends,  I trust you had a nice Thanksgiving and have finished all your Christmas shopping on Black Friday! (Just kidding of course!) If you are anything like me, I had no interest at all in shopping on Black Friday this year. Now if my son was home and he asked me to go shopping with him, I would have been ready at the crack of dawn.  He and I always have a ball when we go shopping together.  However, I do intend to go shopping on Small Business Saturday which is today when this post went live.  I love supporting the brick and mortar stores in my area.

Now a bit about Today’s card.  I picked up this cute stamp set from my LSS store about a month ago, and I fell in love with it right away.  It’s from Art Impressions and called Tropical Christmas.  When I saw Vicki’s Photo for this week over at Just Us Girls, I thought it would work perfectly! The photo she picked out is so colorful with a huge focus on Turquoise so that is where I jump started my color palette. I still haven’t mastered my Copic coloring by no means, but it will have to do.  I used some glitter on the top of my gold colored bells on top of the flip-flops.  The sentiment however is from Verve.

I need to also thank Trina for being a fabulous Guest with us this month!  Your cards were all Fabulous!  I also want to take a minute and say a fond farewell to one of our DT members at Just Us Girls.  This is my good friend Judy’s last post with us and to say I am a bit sad would be a HUGE UNDERSTATEMENT! I absolutely loved working with you Judy and you will be gravely missed!  I wish you nothing but the best, and I know I will keep up with you over on FB! BIG- BIG- HUGS!!!!

I am also entering my card in another challenge!  Woohooooo!  Can’t tell you how long that has been! I haven’t done a two for one in eons!!  Over at Merry Monday they asked for a Santa on your Christmas Card!

Hope you have a fabulous day! Nanc’


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Paper Players Color Challenge

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pp321Hello Friends,  As soon as I saw this color combo over at The Paper Players this week I knew I had to find sometime to play along. I managed to squeeze in sometime on Sunday night. At first glance at these colors, your mind might go directly to Christmas, I on the other hand needed a thinking of you card for someone special so I pulled out one of my ALL time FAVORITE stamps (from Northwood Stamp Company) and started coloring. I used both Copics and Prisma Colored pencils to color this awesome stamp.  I had to mix both mediums as my amount of Copics is really limited (10), plus I am still a newbie and need a lot more practice. I love the effect of cutting out a shaped panel on a very large stamp…I think it really kicks it up a notch.

Hope you have a terrific day and I will be back on Thursday with STB!  Hugs,  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’