Scrapper@heart

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


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Hey, Gullfriend!

Hello, I hope you are doing well.  Today I have a mix of two stamp sets from MFT on my card. I have been playing a lot with MFT as of late, but haven’t shared many of the cards that I have made with you yet!  These were my latest purchases with the last vault release -Seaside Seagulls and the Polynesian Paradise sets.  I have been obsessed with making cloud-shaped backgrounds using masking stencils and Acetate too. Since I am playing along with the Color Challenge at MFT I had to use be creative and use Coral for my sky. I shied away from coloring the seagull grey, as that is not one of the colors this week, so he is al-natural to go along with the colors in the challenge. The sky was done with Oxide Ink- Abandoned Coral. I used the MFT cloud stencil as well.  Copics and Prisma Colored Pencils as my medium of choice.

Of course, I have to join in the fun with my buddy Darnell over at Never Before Used Schtuff! 

I am so glad you dropped in for a visit.  Stay safe out there in this crazy world! Hugs! Nanc’

 


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Happy Birthday

Hello, It’s Sunday at least I think it is.  I have a fun card for you today for a couple of challenges.  My idea began with this great sketch over at My Favorite Things. When I first looked at the sketch I saw a swimming pool. Plus, I just got the new Perfect Pool water stencil from MFT that I have been itching to use. Next, I decided to pair it up with the word Peaceful at Time Out Challenge. I don’t know about you, but there is nothing more peaceful to me than floating around a swimming pool on an innertube. Boy do I miss our pool, especially this summer with the pandemic and all.  At least my little MFT Elephant is enjoying himself on this hot summer day.  I put a light coat of white ink over my first color of Broken China Oxide ink. It really looks great IRL. Still have a lot to learn with Copics but I will get there.

All stamps and the stencil are MFT.

I so appreciate you stopping by, Nanc’

 

 


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2-Thinking of You

Hello,  I have two cards for you today that were inspired by the colors this week at the Color Throwdown.  This so happens to be the #600 challenge for them. WOW! Congratulations to the team!  That is really a huge achievement, that you all should be proud of!!

I am also linking my card up at Tic Tac Toe Challenge.  and using the center column of Flowers, Stripes, and Stencils.  I thought about coming back to my flower and shading it with colored pencil but chickened out.


Card details:  Stencil Poppy Bloom-Altenew, Sentiments- Neat and Tangled (bold labels) and Verve, and MFT-die cuts.  I used MFT cube inks that I literally forgot I had. LOL

Thanks for checking in and I hope you have a wonderful day, Nanc’


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Sending Birthday Wishes

Hello,  I really like the trio of colors over at The Color Throwdown this week and so glad I had some time to play along. I have been wanting to try a technique that intrigued me by Jennifer McGuire and I have linked up the video for you here I have done one of the techniques out of the 6 that are included in this video but I have plans to go back and try a few more.  The first thing I had to do is make myself a heart stencil using some acetate. Next, it was time to ink up my card base.  However, I messed up as I started in the wrong spot and didn’t get my darkest heart in the middle of my card.  I decided to try again and was much happier with the results of the second card.  Then I went back and lined my stencil back up on the first card and managed to fix my error. So that is why there are two dark hearts instead of one on the card below.  As the saying goes…waste not, want not. I am not one to give up on a card very easily.

Card Details: Sentiment is from Wplus9, florals and leaves are MFT, and some gold sequins too.

I hope your day is off to a good start, Nanc’


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Hang in There

Hi, Today I have for you a card for the Sketch over at MFT.  I so enjoyed putting this idea together.  It all started when I thought how can I make the background of a card a little different and more creative than the traditional grass and sky.  I thought why not try a stencil to stand in for the sun. What do you think?  I kinda like it. I am sure you have seen this technique but I will explain it in case you haven’t.  First, you take the stencil you have chosen and tape it down over your paper then take your next stencil-which I have used a circle cut out of a piece of acetate and tape it over that stencil and now you are ready to ink it up. After my background was complete, I used both Copic markers and colored pencils for my medium.  I tried to make the cute koalas’ fur look soft and cuddly.

I am really enjoying card making these days. I especially enjoy coloring, as it has become really therapeutic for me.

Some card Details: MFT-Stamps, Rounded Mod Rectangles, and Stitched Hills, SSS-Stencil, Oxide Inks

Take care of yourself and as the card states…Hang In There!  Nanc’


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It’s Summer

 

Hi everyone,  It’s officially summer break and the temperatures have also come on strong to prove it. I don’t mind the temperatures it’s the humidity that is the killer.  Anyways, enough of me whining about the weather when the world is in utter chaos. I need to be grateful I have a summer to enjoy and a roof over my head and the list goes on and on.  Today, over at Seize the Birthday Colleen has asked us to embrace Summer for our topping.  Remember if you don’t want to use the topping you don’t have to, as any Birthday card will do.

Card details:  I have a big mix of companies for this card so message me if you have a question.  I will mention that I used a stencil at the bottom and top of my panel so that it wasn’t completely stark white. I just love this beach chair from Stampin Up and not sure why I don’t use it more.  I guess I may just have too many stamps.  LOL

Hope to see you over at STB in our gallery! Nanc’


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Tropical Birthday

Hello, We have a fun topping starting over at STB today.  The topping Is TROPICAL.  I think right about now we all wish we were trapped on a tropical island somewhere, maybe holding some type of cocktail with an umbrella in it and are biggest thought being… did I use enough sunscreen?  So I guess, we will all just have to be inspired by the dream right about now and you will have to show us your tropical paradise in a card form.  I am not denying that I do realize I already live in paradise, but I will say that our palm trees don’t come in those fun patterned papers. LOL

Now as for today’s card details:  A few days ago I mentioned that I made some card backgrounds using Gesso and I was trying to make some CAS cards and ended up with lots and lots of layers.  Well, this was the card I was speaking of. The water was made with a brand new stencil (from Taylored Expressions) that I just received some Gesso and Oxide Inks. The sun is a die from Lawn Fawn, the sentiment is Verve and the rest is from MFT.  The clouds are done with an MFT stencil as well.  The palm fronds were made with some Gina K designer paper that is so old but still one of my favorite patterns ever.

I am linking my card up over at two additional challenge sites;  The first one being- Time Out Challenges where the word Is Free.  If a tropical paradise doesn’t make you free of all your worries I don’t know what else would!  The second challenge Is over at the Tic Tac Toe Challenge where I have selected the center row of Blue, Square, and Outdoors.  The other two are obvious but I have a square pattern on my sun in case you were wondering.

Please come on over to Seize the Birthday and join us! The design team and our guest Jo did a great job with our topping, plus we would love to have you!

Stay well, Nanc’


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Hello Sunshine

Hello,  Today’s CAS card is the third attempt at an entry for the CAS Mix Up challenge.  The other two cards ( that I like better) ended up with so many added elements and layers that they were no way going to fit in those guidelines of CAS anymore.  All is good, as I know I will use them for upcoming challenges for Seize the Birthday…so time well spent.  CAS is so hard for me… am I alone?  Over at CAS Mix it up they want us to use Gesso on our project. I started off by getting out many different stencils and made quite a few backgrounds for future use. It is a fun process.  Below is my panel I chose for this card, before I added Oxide ink.  Everything I used is from MFT except the sentiment is Verve!  I am really enjoying this die cut palm tree a lot! My other choice option for this challenge was die-cuts.

Thanks for the visit, Nanc’


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I Sea it’s your Birthday…

Hello,  I have two fun cards for you today!  The process began when I decided I wanted to make a water scene and use my NBUS Seahorses from Lawn fawn. I am embarrassed to say that I have had them for nearly a year and had yet to crack the seal.  The stamp set gave me the idea to get out my Iridescent Texture Paste and the fun geometric stencil and make a fun water scene.  I also used my MFT wave stencil and my Prisma Colored pencils.  These cards were a lot of fun to create. I even added my own lines on the seahorses to give them some more personality.  I had a hard time photographing them as I am still having computer issues and as soon as I open up iphoto my computer shuts down. So, I used my phone instead.

I am playing along with 3 challenges today! I was tickled to see NBUS Challenge blog started by Darnell again….(Congrats girl!)

The layout is for CAS(E) this Sketch.

And over at CAS Stencil, they want us to use Gilding Flakes and hope my texture paste will suffice.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Have a wonderfully creative day!  Nanc’


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Bubble Kisses

Hi, I finally felt like getting inky today, so after my chores were done I went to work.   I have recently received this adorable MFT set called Bubbled Over with Joy and I couldn’t wait to open it up.  It’s been a while since I did some paper piecing and I thought these darling bunnies would be perfect for it. I went searching for a challenge to partake in and I landed at the Time Out Challenge and The Color Throwdown.  The Time Out Challenge is helping to show awareness of Epilepsy, hence the purple ribbon!  This hits close to home so I was sure I wanted to play along.  My sister has Epilepsy and it is a complicated condition that is often misunderstood.

I used both Copic and Colored pencils. The sunray stencil and the rounded corner stitched rectangle die are from MFT. I also used a SU dots EF for my white background piece. This is the card that inspired me!

I hope however you chose to spend the day it helped ease your sorrow, Stay safe! Nanc’