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


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Hey, Gullfriend!

Hello, Hope your day is off to a good start. It’s Sketch Week at The Paper Players and Ann is our hostess. She has a fun and easy sketch to inspire us. You know I love this seagull stamp set from MFT so I hope you don’t mind seeing him once again. As you may or may not know, I am enthralled with making backgrounds these days and I have another warm weather scene for you. It is perfect beach weather and 80 here, and I think our winter is officially over. Boohoo! I just hope we don’t jump straight to the 90s any time soon.

Card Details: I used two patterned stencils and Oxide inks to make my background. The sun-ray and the wave stencil are from MFT. Along with a Circle stencil made from a piece of acetate to start things off. As I was writing this post and looking at my picture, I realized I never finished coloring my seagull. OOPS! Oh, well!

Come check out what the rest of the talented team did this week,

and I hope you will be inspired to join us!

Jaydee

LeAnne Pugliese

Claire Broadwater

Joanne James

Laurie Schmidt

Anne Marie Hile

Ann Schach

Amanda Mertz

Debbie Crowley

Take care, Nanc’


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Prayers

Hello Friends, Today’s card is for Wild Card Week at Just Us Girls . Lisa is our hostess and she has selected Masking for her challenge. This card was made for a friend of mine that had both parents in the hospital and on ventilators due to Covid. Sadly, her mom didn’t make it but I heard just a day or so ago that her dad is pulling through. I feel so bad for this family and their two young sons as their grandma was such a huge part of their lives. COVID stinks for so many! It makes me so grateful that my family and I are all healthy but makes me feel so sad and a bit guilty for those who are suffering or have suffered. I am going about my life rather normally and others are hurting so bad.

As for this card. It was very fun to do and I will do my best to explain the steps. First, I took three separate hearts that were cut out of acetate and carefully adhered them to my card base. I used the pool stencil from MFT to make the grey background using Oxide Inks. When I was done it reminded me of camouflage and I kinda liked it. Next, I removed two of the three hearts and lined up the negative piece, and worked on each heart one at a time. When I was working on the hearts I didn’t adhere them down at all (as I didn’t want to risk damaging the background) and had to be very careful while sponging. I had one part that I missed with the grey that I tried to go back and fix and unfortunately I made it much worse. My mom always said to leave well enough alone! I never learned that lesson. LOL Next, I noticed that the hearts weren’t very defined so I took a pencil and softly outlined the heart stencil to make them more apparent. Last, I decided to use the prayers die-cut and stamps from Hero Arts as I thought it would be perfect. I cut it out four times for added dimension.

This is quite and unusual pattern to use for a thinking of you or sympathy card but I love the way it turned out.

I hope you come over to Just Us Girls and play along with us.

Before I go I would like to thank Carol and Melanie for being such fabulous guests this month at JUGS. We really enjoyed all your creativity ladies and hope to see you back in the gallery again very soon.

Take care of yourselves, Nanc’