Hello, I am hosting this week at Just Us Girls and I have a nautical theme for you for Photo Week. I never make near enough masculine cards…do you? I struggle with them so much! I sponged the background softly with Oxide inks and used colored pencil for the water! The sentiment and stamps are from SU.
Hello, We have a great color challenge for you this week at Just Us Girls. It might be snowing and gloomy in your neck of the woods, or it may be sunny and cool like it is here. No matter what your weather happens to be, we thought we would brighten things up with some Pastel colors this week. Most of the supplies I used for this card are from Verve, except the SU-stitched circle and the MFT-scalloped rectangles. I also did some emboss resist once again.
I sure hope you come by and join us! Take care, Nanc’
I have a quick post for you today. I love Pink and Grey together and those are the colors this time over at The Flower Challenge. This card was inspired by a card I saw eons ago on Pinterest. I know I pinned it, and now am unable to find after nearly 30 minutes of searching, so I apologize for that. It’s time to purge my Pinterest Board! There is quite a mix of supplies for this card. Altenew is the stamp set, EF is by Cuttlebug, the dragon fly is from Frantic Stamper Inc., the banners are MFT, and the Prayers die and sentiment are Hero Arts. I added a 1/2 piece of vellum to soften the bold black flowers.
Before I go and since I just posted a card with a dragonfly on it, here is what I did yesterday! I decided to make a piece of art for my bathroom. I found a piece of art on Etsy that I was going to buy, and then I woke up and thought….you can do that! So I did. It was a beautiful day outside on my patio and I had a lot of fun! It’s a 12 x 16 piece of canvas. It has some things I wish I would have done differently, but that’s okay, it makes it mine! It was made using a stencil I cut from my Cameo, hole punches and sponges. Thanks for stopping by, Nanc’
The first card is for this week over at Just Us Girls. Vicki has a trend for you that is so much fun to do. It’s the emboss resist technique. I have this great paper that I have been scarcely using from SU that I decided to use this week. It resists ink! I just love it! I used a mix of companies on this card, as I rarely do…LOL. The oval is SU, the gorgeous vine and flowers and scalloped rectangle are MFT, and the sentiment is Verve.
The next card is also using the Embossed resist technique along with a stencil for the NEW CAS Stencil Challenge that I am really excited about. I have so many stencils that get ignored, and now I have a reason to use them. I used a MFT stencil and my Oxide Inks, a Papertrey Ink Stamp set, and my MFT wonky rectangles. Added some sequins and I was done.
Please join us at JUGS this week and check out what my fabulous teammates and Two Guest Designers have done with this challenge and while you are hopping around, go check out the New CAS Stencil Challenge!
Take care and happy creating, Nanc’
Over at Inkspirational they have a CASE challenge going on right now, and as soon as I saw it I knew exactly what I was going to do. I got out my trusty Altenew Beautiful Day set and went to work. First, I made the striped background with a SU stencil and brown ink. Then I decided to add stripes with a yellow Prisma Colored pencil to give it some depth. The Altenew main flower is heat embossed and watercolored. The rest of the leaves and flowers were lightly colored with colored pencil. I added the white and black splatters with a child’s old watercolor paint set. They work so well! Below is the fabulous card that I cased from Erum, I still look at it and swoon! I made one in pink about a month ago and you can find it HERE.
Hope you are having a wonderful day and thanks for your visit! Nanc’
Hello, If you haven’t been by since the New Year, I’d like to wish you a Happy New Year. If you have…..well, Happy New Year once again! We have a terrific word for you this week chosen by Sue over at Just Us Girls. It couldn’t have been more perfect timing, as I just went through my studio and picked up ever bit of scrap that I had saved and categorized them in eight little drawers. (And I save everything) It feels so good to be organized again! I also purged a bunch of old stamps and donated them to a friend….that felt nice as well. This card came together so quickly once I found this scrap piece of DP, things fell into place in mere minutes! The only thing I had to do is stamp a sentiment.
We have two Guests this month over at Just Us Girls that I would like to take the time to welcome. We have Janet Ribet, and Cindy Major. We are super glad you BOTH will be designing with us this month and look forward to all of your creations. Now, head on over to JUGS and check out what the team and our guests did with their leftovers!
Happy Creating, Nanc’
Hi Everyone! Today over at Just Us Girls we have a Trend that is really fun and rather simple! It’s the bleaching technique. I probably could have used a bit more bleach than I did but decided to play it safe before I ended up not liking it in the end. This leaf is one of those stamps that you have no idea where it came from but you love it just the same. I also made this card quite a while ago before I went on my new SU-Leaf rampage! LOL I am still not ready to put fall behind me yet! That is just a funny statement, as I sit here in Florida in 85 degree temps. LOL The sentiment is heat embossed and from Verve! Come check out the amazing cards from my team and guest-Claire and join us! Nanc’
Hope you are having a great day! As I mentioned a few posts ago, I am in love with my new SU leave dies and today I have another card for you and probably tomorrow as well. This color combination over at the Color Throwdown grabbed my interest, so I thought why not give it a try. My orange isn’t as dark as their’s….and I hope it’s okay! Do you think the blue looks unusual peeking out behind the negative of my leaves? I kinda like it. I also thought it would be perfect for a male sympathy card, which is why I made this to begin with. A former colleague of mine, and now a current colleague of my hubbies, just lost his daughter suddenly at age 32. So very, very sad and I hope my card can somehow lift his spirits for a minute or two. Not sure you can tell in my photo, but I still have some gold sparkly paper left over from my son’s wedding and that is what I used to cut my leaves out with. The sentiment is from SU and is heat embossed in gold as well. The background was sponged with Oxide Inks and I added some Nuvo drops to tie it all together.
I will be back tomorrow with another card! Nanc’
The card I have for you today was inspired by this great photo over at Fusion. I started off wanting to use the sketch as well, and then my creativity got lost somewhere in the middle and I kinda messed it up. Thank goodness for this challenge you can chose one side or the other or both! I just got these great leaves from SU (Seasonal Layer Thinlits) and I am in LOVE! Let me just warn you now, that I already have five other card ideas muling around in my brain, so I guarantee you will be seeing lots of Fall cards over the next month or so. I just need Fall weather to match my card direction! A girl can dream, can’t she?
I started off just watercoloring some watercolor paper, with no rhyme or reason, in various pastel colors (I tried to focus on the colors of the cookies). Then cut them out once the paper was relatively dry. next, I cut the top of the leaves (the veins) with watercolored paper as well. The sentiment is from the same SU set-Colorful Seasons. The branches are part of the SU-Thinlit set I mentioned above, and the other two dies are from MFT. I finished the leaves off with Wink of Stella, but you can’t tell in the photo.
Thanks so much for having a look. Have a wonderful creative day! Nanc’
I have a quick post for you today for the latest Paper Players Tic Tac Toe Challenge. I managed to squeeze tiny bit of me time in this week, and it felt really good. I chose to use the bottom row of the board ; die cute, orange and sequins. I got this free hello die from MFT, and I paired it with this fun DP from SU that I sponged with my Oxide Inks, along with the friend sentiment from Pretty Pink Posh. Love using the negative of a die on a card. Not sure what I will do with the two hellos as of yet, but I am sure I will figure something out.
I hope you are having a fabulous day! Hope you and I both find some more time to craft this weekend…it’s been far too long. Nanc’