Scrapper@heart

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


5 Comments

Tic Tac Toe Birthday

 

Hello, Today over at Seize the Birthday we have a new challenge beginning and Ashwini has picked a tic tac toe board for us to chose from.  I always enjoy these types of challenges.

I have chosen the middle row of; Inlaid-die-cutting, flowers, and water coloring.  I just love this flower from MFT and thought it would look great watercolored. I heat embossed the flower first and then while I was at it I decided to watercolor the background as well. Since I finally got the die-cut ( that is constantly out of stock over at MFT) to go with the flower it worked perfectly for the inlaid part of my row.  I finished it off with an MFT birthday greeting and some sequins.

I hope you will come check out the lovely array of cards over at Seize the Birthday…the team and our guest Jen did a great job once again.

Take care, Nanc’


8 Comments

Sunset at JUGS

We have a gorgeous picture for your inspiration at Just Us Girls today. I can attest that our sunsets have been pretty magnificent as of late and starting next week they are supposed to be getting even more intense due to the Saharan Dust Plume that is headed towards the US.  We shall see if they look as good as they predict. This photo couldn’t have come at a more perfect time.

I did a quick watercolor background on my card and the silhouette palm tree is from MFT.

I hope you will be inspired to come over to JUGS and check out what the team did with this picture and while you are there join us. Before I go I would like to thank Mugdha for being with us this month.  We really enjoyed your creativity and amazing cards and hope you will come back again soon.

I am also linking my card up over at TGIF Challenge where they have a summer vibe challenge going on.  Nothing screams summer to me than gorgeous sunsets.

Take care, Nanc’

 


13 Comments

Watercoloring

 

Hello, I have a watercolored card for you today that goes with our next topping that I so happen have selected over at Seize the Birthday.  I used this beautiful hydrangea stamp from Gina K Designs.  The sentiment is one of my go-to stamps from Stampin Up.  As you can see I heat embossed with white powder before I got started painting.  Some splatters, sequins, and ribbon and I was done.

I need to thank our Surprise Party Guest Jo for being with us for the past 2 months.  It’s been such a joy having you with us and I look forward to having your wonderful cards in our gallery again soon.

Please come join check out the DT’s cards at Seize the Birthday and I hope you will join us, Nanc’


5 Comments

Navy and Pink

Hello, I was trying to make a few cards for some upcoming challenges and it wasn’t going well yesterday, so I decided to write a post instead.  I did some water coloring a few days ago and the next day after some thought and suggestions over on IG, I turned the items into two cards instead of one.  You see, I had made two background panels and I liked them both and was trying to figure out which one to use.

I am linking the above card up over at The Flower Challenge where they have asked us to use Navy and one other color on our project. I as you have seen I chose pink.

Card Details:  Stamps are mostly Altnew with the exception of the “Wishing You Well” greeting is from Stampin Up. I used Catherine Pooler inks and some stencils to make my backgrounds.  Speaking of backgrounds…  I did a double stencil technique and it worked perfectly.  I made both a rectangle and circle stencil with some thick acetate and placed that down over my first decorative stencil. I used some washi tape to hold everything in place.  It was so much fun, I made about ten more backgrounds while I was at it in various colors and shapes.

I so appreciate you stopping in and I hope you have a lovely day, Nanc’.

I hope my mojo returns soon.

 


5 Comments

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’


12 Comments

Sweet Friend Watercoloring

Hello,  I have another card using this fabulous Gerbera Daisy stamp from Simon Says Stamps.  I wanted to join in the fun over at CAS Watercolour where their challenge is Spring Flowers.  I used an oldy but goody tool from back in the day when I sold Creative Memories to make my swaying hill design.  I have no idea why I didn’t pull out my many stitched border dies. LOL. Please tell me that sometimes you all forget too what you even have in your mounds of supplies that would have made things simpler.  The sentiment is from Gina K Designs.  In hindsight, I wish I would have left the top right flower uncolored as well.

I am also going to link this up over at Time Out Challenges as well.  They have a challenge that is inspired by words.

Thanks for paying me a visit I so appreciate it! Take care and happy crafting! Nanc’

 


8 Comments

Thanks for Being Kind

 

Hello, I have been immersing myself into water coloring this weekend and I finally have a card that I am rather happy with.  My friend Barb is an amazing designer, colorist, and cardmaker and a very great friend, and she is hosting a challenge Flowers for the Front Line over at The Power Poppy blog and I wanted to join in the fun!  Not sure if you have ever seen the talent over there, but it’s truly remarkable! I knew I was going to have to step up my game to even enter something in the gallery.

I have had this fabulous Gerbera Daisy background stamp from SSS for quite some time and had yet to break the package and open it up.  So, once again I am going to enter it over at NBUS and this will be my third entry over at The Flower Challenge.

The sentiment is from MFT and the Kind die is from SSS. ( Never used as well.) I have three layers under the Kind die for added dimension.

Thanks so much for stopping by and please stay well! Nanc’


8 Comments

Just for you…

Hello,  Today’s card was inspired by the fun Sketch going on over at CAS(E) this Sketch. Not only did the sketch intrigue me, but DT member Michele Ferguson’s card really got me excited to play along. It is fabulous and got my wheels a crackin’. I have had these “new to me” butterflies from SU on my desk for quite some time and I am glad I found a reason to use them.  I started off using 3 colors of Oxide inks, some water, and a paintbrush along with a SU-striped stencil to make my rays of color. I did quite a few layers and I love the way it turned out. Next, I did the smooshing technique for the butterflies.  Finally, I fussy cut the butterflies out and all was going smoothly until it was time for the sentiment.  UGH!  It looks terrible! I guess I rocked the block a bit.  I was going to start over or cover it with a tag and then remembered my word “Acceptance” (New Year’s Resolution) and refrained. Folks, it wasn’t easy!

I am so glad you stopped by today!  Happy creating, Nanc’


14 Comments

Thank You

 

Hello,  I had a little time to whip up a card for a couple of challenges I have been eyeing this month.  The first is the CAS Watercolour Challenge where they have cool colors to inspire us and the other is Perfectly CAS where they have asked for a One Layer Card using one third or less of your card front.  This isn’t an easy task. I hope I am within those perimeters.  This is a new to me Challenge site, you should go on and check it out!

This beautiful Hydrangea stamp is from Gina K and the sentiment is from MFT. I heat embossed both the sentiment and the floral.

I sure hope you had an awesome day or are in the midst of having one! Happy creating, Nanc’


4 Comments

Feather at CASology

Hello, I have a CAS card for you today that goes along with the word over at CASology. The word is Feather. I just love this older Stamp set from Papertrey Ink and I knew right away that I was going to watercolor it to bring it to life. I finished it off with a blue Victorian style strip down the side and some pretty turquoise sequins.  The sentiment is from Verve.

Have a terrific day, Nanc’