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


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All Eyes on You…

I have a quick card for you today that goes with the sketch this week at The Paper Players.  I will also be joining Darnell over at NBUS as it is the first time I inked up these cute little monsters from Your Next Stamp. I used Prismas today as my medium of choice. As you can see I am still working on using up some Designer Paper too.

Thanks for popping in, HUGS Nanc’

 

 


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More Fun Backgrounds!

How about some Summer Fun to start the day? This cute little penguin doesn’t care that there is a world crisis going on, he is ready for some summer fun. I am playing along with the colors over at The Color Throwdown. I want to say that this card looks even better in person. I can’t seem to photograph these cute black penguins without them looking bald. LOL Trust me when I say the light spots of his skin look far better in person than they reveal on camera.

I did another Jennifer McGuire background masking technique for my card.  I love how it came out. If you didn’t see her video I have linked it up again for you here.

As for details on my card.  I wanted to show you that the blue circle isn’t laying on top of the pink waves and in fact one smooth piece of card stock, so I have a close-up photo for you below.  All the stamps are from MFT along with the Splash stencil.  The wave stencil I believe is from Mayco but not 100% sure. I should always remember to write on the stencil when removing it from the packaging.  I used a mix of Copics, Oxide Inks, and Prismas as my mediums of choice.

Your visits really do help with this stay at home life that we find ourselves in.  Hubby and I are trying to do our part so we can get back to life someday.

I am off to go make some more cards! What else do you do when it’s 90+ degrees outside! Nanc’


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A Bouquet…

 

Hello, I thought I would join along in the challenge at Freshly Made Sketches this week. I needed to make a card for a co-worker that is retiring at the end of this school year and I knew this sketch would get me started in the right direction. I pulled out one of my favorite floral stamp sets by Stampendous and did some under layer water coloring with a bit of Prisma coloring to define some areas of the images. I have certainly been on a coloring craze as of late.  I added some flicked watercolors splats when I was done.  The Designer Paper is from MFT.

I hope whatever you do this holiday weekend it contains something that brings you joy, Nanc’


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Guess What Day it Is?

Hello,  Hope you are doing well and enjoying your day.  I have a cute card for you that I made for my daughter in law that loves cats. I also thought it would be perfect for these two challenges: The Paper Players- The theme is Make you Smile and for the Just Add Ink– Where they asked us to choose two. I chose Patterned Paper and Colored Pencil. The sentiment was computer generated with a SU speech bubble stamp to go around it.  I gave this card to Sandra to celebrate the day we got her as a daughter in law. The inside says….the day we got you!  I can’t tell you who makes this stamp as I stamped it when I was at a dear friend’s home.  Have a creative day, Nanc’


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Copic and Prisma with Gina K.

 

Hello,  I have been on a coloring quest lately and it’s been fun! Very relaxing in these tough times. The base of my Gina K. Designs roses has a layer or two of Copic markers underneath, and because I am still not very good with those I can’t help myself but come back with Prisma colored pencils for the shadows and shading. The stamp set is called Peaceful Roses and the sentiment is from the Heartfelt Hydrangea set. The Dp is also Gina K Designs.  I made the decorative lattice edge with a Martha Stewart punch.

I found this fun Tic Tac Toe Challenge to play along with before I put my card together today.  I have chosen the center row of Blooms, Designer Paper, and Layers. There is also Anything Goes going on over at Addicted to Stamps and More.

Here are a couple more photos as I couldn’t decide which picture I liked best and what background to use. The last picture is when I was nearly done coloring it. I added some more dark shadows after I took the pictures.  I always have trouble knowing when to stop when coloring. Do you?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thanks for popping in today to see what I have been up to!  Please stay safe, Nanc’


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You’re a Koality Friend

Hi,  Lucky for me it’s Good Friday with no online Schoology for me!  So today is crafting day! Woohoo!  I made the above card for The Paper Players challenge that just so happens to end today!  A day at the Zoo is their theme, so I pulled out my favorite MFT zoo animal, my Oxide inks, and my Prisma colored pencils and went to work. This card just makes me happy and we all could use a gallon of happiness these days.  This card has a lot of dimension too.

I wanted to play along with the sketch at Freshly Made Sketches and I hope it’s okay that my focal shape became rather large and took up the entire card. If not, I totally understand!

I better get back to it as I have a long list of cards to make today.

So happy you stopped by!  Take care, Nanc’


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Garden @ The Twofer Challenge

Hello,  I finally finished my cards for the Twofer Challenge. I did have to go the more conventional route this time with my cards, as the stamp is so large and beautiful I couldn’t think of another way to showcase it that wouldn’t lose its appeal. Anyways,  I decided to cut apart one of my finished pieces to make it more of a tile look and lift two of the panels with fun foam. Then I distressed the edges. I am super pleased with how it came out.  For the second card, I went with traditional coloring.  I stamped the sentiment crooked (of course I did) after I was done coloring, so had to add the additional layer.  The beautiful stamp is perfect for this word this month. If I had a beautiful garden, rest assured, it would have an old fashioned watering can like this one.  The stamp is one of my all-time favorites and is from Northwoods stamps. The two sentiments are from Verve and I used Prisma Colored pencils.  Below are a few more pics.

I am so glad you came by!

Happy crafting, Nanc’


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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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Happy Bird-day to You!

Hello, I am back again with another card using these darling birds from MFT- Tweet Hello. I so enjoyed playing with these yesterday, that I got up early this morning to finish card number two. I used the MFT cloud stencil and the sunray stencil to make my sky. Then I heat embossed some leaves from Stampendous and sponged them with Broken China (my favorite color)-Oxide Ink and fussy cut them out. Next, I remembered that I had a fun branch from SU that I thought would work nicely with the sketch.  I hope it’s okay that I took the liberties of combining the sentiment element on the sketch as both my branch and sentiment. The background paper and navy cardstock are both SU.  Again the cute birds are colored with Prismas and popped up for dimension.  My starting point for my card was designed around the sketch at The Paper Players. Then I went searching for the color inspiration and had to go no further than The Color Throwdown.

I loveeeeeee color challenges! Don’t you?  I may start one someday! Who Knows!!

I hope however you are choosing to spend the day you are enjoying it! Nanc’

 


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Presents @ STB

Hello,  Hope you are having a creative week! The next topping over at Seize the Birthday that I am sure you are going to love is…PRESENTS! Who doesn’t like receiving presents on their birthday, or any time of the year is okay too! The stamp set I have for you today is an old one of Gina K Designs. I colored it with Prismas and did a light shadow under the gifts too. The sentiment is Verve of course.  Boy oh boy, do I ever need some new Birthday Greeting stamps. You all must be sick of seeing this stamp on nearly every Birthday card. This card was super fun to throw together.  I hope you will consider checking out the rest of the team’s amazing cards and join us too!

Take care, Nanc’