Thursday, February 18, 2016

An Inspirational Message

I love the colors in the new DRS Designs new color challenge:


Makes me want some Jordan Almonds (I think that is what these are).  I used most these colors in my card but I hid them in splashes on the wood planks and the sign. 


I made my bg planks with the DRS Woodgrain background stamp.  After stamping it, I rubbed the planks with a sponge dipped repeatedly in SU! Chocolate Chip ink.  Next I colored the planks with a pink water color pencil and then wet and spread the color.  Then I splashed on some blue and green wet water colors I mixed up.  To get in some cream and tan, I mixed up some modeling paste with some tan water color and spread it over some dry wall tape in the corners.  I made my main panel using the new Know Jesus Know Hope and doodled around the edges.  My red was too strong so I toned it down with some gold Stickles which I also added to my rolled roses.

Fun card - now I am trying to figure how to do the same type of thing on a Bible Journaling page - can't wait to try it (minus the roses). 

Hugz,

Nancy

Monday, February 15, 2016

Weekend Cards

This week's Outlawz Paper A La Mode challenge is Focus on the Sentiment.  The sponsor is Digi Stamp Boutique.  I used a sentiment and image from their super fun Boys Toys set.  This set covers golf, racing, fishing and gaming and is perfect for those masculine cards.
 
 

I did my background with smooshing and acetate smooshing in a few distress ink blues.  I did my fish and my sentiments from the same panel.

My second weekend card is one I made when challenged to use a stick on a card.  I also used some cardboard, drywall tape, water colors, modeling paste, and a super fun Tim Holtz Crazy Bird image. 


My sentiment is from DRS Designs.  Fun card to make.

Hope you had a good weekend too!

Hugz

Friday, February 12, 2016

Rainbow Wishes

 
This week's DRS Designs Challenge is Hot and Cold - use either hot or cold colors on your card.  I went with hot/warm colors. 
 
I love rainbow cards so I decided to sponge my sky and clouds with some rainbow colors (torn paper, a sponge, and some SU! and TH Distress Inks).
 
 
Actually first I stamped one of my favorite DRS stamps - Sea Grass.  I tried to stamp it so it looked like grass blowing in the wind.  Then I stamped some Tall Shamrocks on the paper and some scrap paper (so I could cut some of the shamrocks out and place them on the card to make them really pop).  I placed my sentiment, Rainbow Gold, over the scene.  Then I sponged on the clouds and colors.
 
This came out so cheerful feeling to me,  This challenge is super easy, and we would love to see what you do with either Hot or Cold colors.
 
Hugz,
 
Nancy
 
 
 

Friday, February 5, 2016

Some Lucky Charms

This week's DRS Designs Challenge is to use Lucky Charms on your creation.  That can be your lucky color, theme, image, paper, number or a charm - anything that shows your lucky charm.  I used green which is my favorite color (and lucky) and a four leaf clover (you can see it on the right bottom of the flowers in the hat - it is the bottom right of the popped up clovers).
 
 
 
The bottom base of my card was made by stamping the new Small Shamrock Group on the panel using two different Distress Inks.  Then I took those same colors and sponged then on the bg to color it up. 
 
 
Next, I stamped a few of the Hat full of Shamrocks image.  I cut one panel out using a Spellbinders Die and sponged around the edge of the die.  On the other ones, I just sponged the images using the same two colors of TH Distress Ink that I used on my bottom panel.  I then fussy cut them out and glued them over the die cut panel.  This way, I didn't have to really color anything!  I stamped and sponged a few of new Tall Shamrocks and then fussy cut them out. 
 
 
It all needed something so I added some glitter to all the panels in some way or another.
 
 
I think this may be my first St, Patrick's Day card.  It was so fun, I am going to make some more!
 
 
Hope your day is wonderful and full of good luck!  Hugz

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Raining Hearts

I am posting my cards from last week late - last week and weekend was so busy that I never had time to post anything (or catch up on blog visits - I promise I will be by soon and catch up).  Hope you have had some time to relax soon and are not like me!
 
This card was made for the Outlawz Paper A La Mode Challenge.  The Challenge is still running and is Anything Goes with a twist.  The twist is you have to use at least two mediums.  My mediums are SU! Reinker, colored pencil and Stickles. 
 
 
 
Our sponsor is A Day for Daisies and they were sweet enough to provide me with this adorable image called Elephant Raining Love.  I made this card with the image and computer generated my sentiment.  I also made a matching Bible Journaling Page with it too - I will post that tonight when I get home.
 
I made my bg using acetate smooshing and some SU! Pixie Pink Reinker.  I colored my image with Water Color Pencils and my finger (finger painting with water and pencil is so fun). 
 
I am just about done with my Valentine's Cards - now it is time for St Pat's Day and Easter!
 
Remember Love is Raining Down on you every minute of every day - just stop and feel it!
John 3:16; Romans 5:5, etc. 
 
Hugz
 
 
 
 
 

Dreaming of Travel Valentine

I wanted to do a different kind of Valentine so this Seaside Dock image from DRS Designs was perfect. The image reminds me of how a dock would look in Italy or Spain  - two places I would love to visit.  I added a splattered and glittered bg panel using the Splatter BG image  since I made this for the latest DRS Designs challenge which is Sparkle and Shine!
 
 
 
 
I also added the Medium Daisy Bloom image which I added Stickles too and a glittered up gem plus the Medium Script Valentine's Day sentiment.  After adding all this, I realized it needed something more so I tucked in a few punched hearts.
 
Hope your Valentine's preparation is going well.  I finally decided I am giving Hubby a Yeti cup filled with his favorite candies (Milky Ways and Kit Kats) - he is tough to buy for so I am glad I have that figured out. 
 
Many hugz!