Hello, I have a wedding card for you today that goes along with the Special Occasion theme at The Flower Challenge this month. This card is a CASE of this card Here, with a few changes. Erum makes gorgeous cards and you can check out her blog here. For the background, I first took my SU diagonal stencil and Smoky Slate ink and made a soft background. Then I got out a neon pink Prisma Colored pencil and a ruler and added some deep dark lines. I really love the look of this. The stamps are from Altenew’s Beautiful Day and the sentiment is from Stampin Up. I watercolored my main flower after I heat embossed it, and used soft colored pencil on the rest. To wrap things up, I did some distressing with the same Smoky Slate. I am pretty happy with the way this came out. Thanks for coming by and checking on what I have been up to today. 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’
Hello, I am hosting this week at Just Us Girls and it’s Word Week and today happens to be World Card Making day! I hope you find sometime to be creative. I don’t know about you, but I am getting to that age where I am in constant need of Sympathy cards and that is why I chose this word for our challenge. I would also like to give a quick shout out to our new guest this month over at JUGS. Please help me in welcoming Linda Snodgrass from Lin’s Craft Corner for the month of October! Linda and I have had the opportunity to meet on two separate occasions, and I am happy to call her my blogging and card making friend. I hope you will go by her blog and leave her some love.
I hope you join us this week at JUGS too! Nanc’
Card Details: SU stamps and dies and watercoloring.
Hello, I don’t have a lot of time today to write the post, so let’s get right to it! Today’s Trend challenge over at Just Us Girls is Fast Watercoloring. If you haven’t done this technique before…. you MUST give it a try! It’s really a lot of fun! Thanks Sue for pushing me outside my normal way of coloring and card making. I knew Beautiful Day by Altenew would be the perfect set for this technique.
Here is a link to Jennifer McGuire’s Fast Watercolors.
I sure hope you run on over to JUGS and check out my teammates cards, along with our Guests Ros Crawford. Hugs, Nanc’
Hello, We have a very fun Trend for you this week at Just Us Girls. I don’t believe I could ever tire of making watercolor backgrounds, and since we are in the middle of a very hot Summer, that is where my idea took me. My only goof, is that you can see the blue peeking out from under my raised cloud and I am not a fan. Can’t be completely satisfied…LOL.
Come check out the rest of the teams designs along with our Guest Julia!
Stamp Set is from: Kitchen Sink
Happy crafting, Nanc’
Hello Friends, Today’s card was one that started out a bit rough, but in the end turned out just fine! I love when that happens. I had to photograph this card laying down to assure you could see the cute little dolphin behind the fun piece of vellum I found in my stash. I have no clue where it came from. LOL However, I stumbled upon it at the right time.
Here is an early pic of my watercoloring when I thought about chucking it and started again. So glad I stuck with it. I wanted to make my dolphin more of a purplish grey and I hope you can tell that in the photo and it doesn’t appear muddy.
The stamp set is from Sunny Studios, the sea shell dies are Impression Obsession, the borders and tags are MFT.
Have a wonderful day! Nanc’
Hello Friends, How is the weather where you are? We are having quite a blast of cold air here in the Sunshine State with a low of 33 this morning and let’s just say I am not a huge fan. I live in Florida for a reason! LOL Anyways, we shall be back in the 70’s by the end of the weekend so all is good and I get to wear my boots too, so I ought to stop complaining! Today over at Seize the Birthday our topping we have starting is to make a One Layer Card. I don’t do many of these types of cards and I wouldn’t say I am very good at them, but as they say, you just have to keep on trying. Today’s card was made with the Altenew stamp set called Botanical Garden. I water colored it and added some splatters when I was done. I used the most intricate brush I had for the stems of the flowers. That was my best part…LOL.
I am also going to be linking up over at CAS Watercolour where the challenge is Birthday. Hope to see you over in the Seize the Birthday Gallery and have a fabulous day! Nanc’
Finally! I have been eyeing this challenge over at CAS Watercolour and I finally had the opportunity to play along. I got out one of my all time favorite Verve stamps and my watercolors and went to work. I love working with these ornaments so much that each and every Christmas I have to make a card with them. The music background stamp never lets me down. ( It has no name on it so I don’t know who’s it is.) I added a few Nuvo drops and some sparkly bows from a Die-cut from Paper Smooches, some banners from MFT, and I was done.
If you have not heard of the CAS Watercolour Challenge….You MUST go check it out! The team is super talented!!! What I also love about it, is it’s a month long!
Hello Friends, I hope you had a great week and are ready to get crafty this weekend! Have I got a perfect color combo for you! This week is Color week at Just Us Girls (my favorite of our challenges by the way) and the lovely Judy has sure picked out a good one! I have been in a watercoloring mood as of late, so that is what I have for you today! The beautiful stamp and sentiment are both from Stampin Up. At first when I saw this very large stamp in the set called Rose Wonder, I was a bit compuzzled on how I was going to use it, as it takes up the majority of the space on a card. However, those fears were quickly squashed when I came up with this CAS layout. I will be using it again and again that is for sure!
I sure hope you will pop on over to Just Us Girls and check out what the team did this week! Happy crafting, Nanc’
Hello Friends, I have been eyeing this Challenge over at CAS Watercolour, and was delighted when I had sometime to play yesterday, that the challenge was still open! Yeah me! So I went straight to work and this is what I came up with. I know I could have given the flowers a little more depth of color, but I was so afraid I would ruin it, that I decided to leave it be. This card took me no time at all to create. When you use heat embossing it sure makes it a breeze. I decided that it might be kinda fun to poke holes in the watercolor paper and tie a tag to the bouquet so to speak. I think the tag came out perfectly. This stamp set is from Stampendous and is called Bouquet for You! I actually used only one stamp set and didn’t mix and match this time. It’s a rarity for sure!
I sure hope you have a wonderful day, and thanks for dropping by! Nanc’