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Cards in Envy Challenge: Let’s Play Dress Up

Happy Monday!  It’s time for another Cards in Envy challenge.  Our theme is “Let’s Play Dress Up” which means you can enter any card featuring Halloween Costumes.

The Cards in Envy challenge asks that your cards fit into a standard A2 envelope for ease of mailing, but that doesn’t mean they have to be one layer or clean and simple.  You have until November 5th, to enter.

My card today features a digital image by Tiddly Inks which I colored with Copic Markers.  The purple features RV99, V17, V15 & V12. The Hair is a unique combination is W9, R59, R56 and E97, a combination I learned from Alyce over at Kit & Clowder in her monthly coloring classes.

We look forward to your “Let’s Play Dress Up cards over at Cards in Envy!

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Cards in Envy Challenge: Blowing in the Wind

Happy Monday!  It’s time for another Cards in Envy challenge.  Our theme is “Blowing in the Wind” which means you can enter any card that has falling leaves on it.

The Cards in Envy challenge asks that your cards fit into a standard A2 envelope for ease of mailing, but that doesn’t mean they have to be one layer or clean and simple.  You have until October 15, 2017, to enter.

My card today features WPlus9’s Autumn Leaves set which I gold heat embossed on dark card stock and then colored with primsa color pencils.  I finished it off with some Art Anthology Gold spray and a “Thanks” die cut.

We look forward to your “Blowing in the Wind cards over at Cards in Envy!

The House That Stamps Built: Photo Inspiration

It’s the third Wednesday of the Month and time for The House That Stamps Built photo inspiration challenge.  For June we a great woodgrain pelican.

As with all our challenges, let the photo be your guide and use your creativity to inspire you.  You have until Tuesday, June 21st to enter for a chance to win a $25.00 gift certificate at Repeat Impressions.  If you use a Repeat Impressions stamp, you’ll get an extra entry!

Here’s the inspiration chosen by our Rock Stars:

Pelican

I didn’t have a pelican so I chose this great duck in flight called “Duck Take Off 2914-I”.  Then, I turned to the woodgrain pattern.  I researched Pinterest and found a fabulous technique that starts with good old Elmer’s Glue applied in a few places and dried.  Then you score randomly, or uniformly, whichever you prefer.  After that, you apply distress ink in Antique Linen, Rusty Hinge, and Stormy Sky.  I used white card stock but it may look even better on kraft.  Here is the link if you want to get more details.

June Photo

Come join us at The House That Stamps Built, you may be our next winner! Oh, and don’t forget to get your discount code from my blogs sidebar when you shop at Repeat Impressions Stamps.

Technique Junkies – Do you have a song?

Hey Junkies!

The Crafty Nurse here with another card from the Technique Junkies March release and I for one am thrilled because this has been a favorite for me.

Today, I brought out my colored pencils using a super fun technique called, “Krafty Color Guilding from the Bodacious Backgrounds CD.”  I admit the coloring craze has bitten me and I had a great time with this technique because this “Whimsical World #S634” image couldn’t be more perfect for using pencils.

I also love the sentiment “Always Find a Song #SD414” because to me it is about your own choice to either put a song in your heart or remain silent.

I hope you will choose to sing!

March Pencil

In a few short days we will be sharing our April release and I for one can’t wait.  We hope you will come back and hop with the Design Team.  Until then, keep inking!

The Crafty Nurse

Cards in Envy Challenge: Beautiful Butterflies

Happy Monday!  It’s time for another Cards in Envy challenge .  This week our theme is “Beautiful Butterflies.”

As a reminder, Cards in Envy asks that your card fit into a standard A2 envelope for ease of mailing, but that doesn’t mean they have to be one layer or clean and simple.

For today’s card I used one of the newer sets from Alte New called, Botanical Garden.  The coloring is a combination of both Copic Markers for the base and Prismacolor Pencils for detail.  To keep a “no-line” feel, I started with the lightest color of pink ink for the initial stamping. The card base is a WPlus9 die which adds rounded edges for a softer feel. To display, I played in photoshop to give a textured background.   I think I need to break out those lessons on how to use this program better!

Butterflies

Hope we’ll see your butterflies in the Cards in Envy challenge.  You have until March 20th to enter.

 

A Day For Daisies: Add Flowers Challenge Showcasing “It’s a Child’s World 2-26-16

It’s Friday!  Yeah!  We are starting a new challenge at A Day For Daisies and adding some flowers to our projects this week.  For our images, the design team is showcasing images from “It’s a Child’s World.”  The challenge will run through Thursday, March 10th at noon on the A Day For Daisies Blog!

For my card today I used the sweet image called, “Dolls Margaret Evans Price Style.”  I colored the images with Copic Markers and added Prisma pencils to add some detail.  The sky was created with Pan Pastels using a cloud stencil from my stash. 

For my tree, I kept a background made with Ken Oliver Color Bursts and used a My Favorite Things tree die for the branch.  I then took white flowers and colored them in the same Copic’s used for my image, then added gems.

Children Reading

We’d love for you to visit our Facebook Community Page where you can post your creations in addition to adding them on the blog.  Adding flowers is a fun way to embellish your projects and I look forward to seeing your creations this week.

Simon Says Stamp March Card Kit #2

Today I’m back to my March Simon Says Stamp Kit for card two.  I used the My Favorite Things Sketch Challenge for the design with a MFT stamp called “Cupcake Birthday” that I colored with both Copic Markers and Primsacolor Pencils.

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March 2015 Card 2

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My Favorite Things: Sketch 220

House of Cards: Enamel Dots

Pile it on: Use 3 of something – (enamel dots)

Love to Scrap: ATG

Inspiration Destination: ATG

My Favorite Things Sketch 218

Good Morning – It’s Friday – YEAH!  Today I’ve used Prismacolor Pencils.  This is my first image using this technique from the Kit & Clowder new Colored Pencil Class.  The card design is the MFT Sketch 218. Circle Die is My Favorite Things and the Rectangle Die is Lawn Fawn.

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My Favorite Things Sketch 218

Brown Sugar Challenge: ATG

Sentimental Sunday: ATG

Crafty Sentiments: Spring

Loves Rubber Stamps: ATG

Crafting By Design: ATG

Saturday Sketch – Using #252

As this is the 5th Saturday of the Month, it’s time to Pick your own sketch at Saturday Sketches.  I’ve chosen 252 for this sweet Elizabeth Bell stamped image that I colored with Prisma Pencils and Gamsol on Kraft.  The paper is from last years Simon Says Stamp Christmas Card Kit no longer available. Sentiment is Clearly Besotted and star dies are Simon Says Stamp.

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Snowman Prisma Pencil

My Favorite Things Snowman & Sketch Challenge

Happy Saturday.  I’m finally feeling a little better having had my tooth pulled a few days ago.  Thankfully, I was on vacation this week so really had nothing to do but heal and rest.  I changed up my normal card making and brought out my Prismacolor Pencils after I watched this video from Jennifer McQuire on coloring.  I have never felt that I could get the same vibrancy with pencils as I can with Copics, but I think it’s about practice, so I thought I’d give it a whirl.  The My Favorite Things stamp set was from a previous Operation Write Home grab bag. There are still some available so check it out.   The hill is Lawn Fawn’s Stitched Borders.

Snowman Heart

 

My second card is using the My Favorite Things Sketch 204.  I used last years Simon Says Stamp Christmas Card Kit and a MFT Snowflake and Sentiment.

One of a Kind

Entered in:

Brown Sugar Challenge: ATG

ArtByMiran: ATG

Simon Says Stamp: ATG

Crafty Sentiments Designs: Use Die Cut

 

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