Thursday, July 28, 2016

Jungle Selfie and Naked Stamping

Do you ever get in crafting moods?  I have never been a great colorist - markers and me have a serious love/hate relationship (I love them and they hate me).  They are so expensive, they dry up on me (do you really have to put those tops on good? and refilling is never fun), I can never find them (my fault), and I am too lazy and cheep to take a class and learn how to use the correctly.  So I am on marker strike!  I colored this selfie card with distress inks and water colors.  I was inspired to do the card from two of my favorite crafters - Julie and Sheila over at DRS Designs (I put links to their cards if you click on their names).  

I used the Jimbo and Gang and Leafy Tree Branch images and the Jungle Out There sentiment - all from DRS Designs.  I love this selfie concept and will be doing more of them.

The new DRS Designs Challenge started today and it is Naked Stamping!  Sounds exciting doesn't it?  The concept is to stamp your image but don't color it.  Since I am not using markers, this thrilled me!  I just stamped my images and sponged around the edges.  I miscalculated on a cut and improvised by cutting up my base panel rather than trashing it all and starting over.  I like the sketch and will use it again!

I stamped the Script Font background image first, then stamped the Sailboat.  Cut it all up and sponged the pieces.  It needed something so I used Summer Story Greeting and cut it out with an oval punch.  Sponged it and popped it up .  Fun!!!  Hope you will play in the challenge too.




  1. What a cool way to improvise after a "mis-cut" - Love this layout myself and plan to try it on a card as soon as I get home (out at Lake Erie now and going to VA next weekend) - your card reminds me of a story being written while on a long distance sailing!! Big Hugs!

  2. Two fabulous cards Nancy, such a fun image and great design on the first one. The second one is lovely, your base panel looks brilliant in sections - a happy accident and the inked edges just bring everything together beautifully.

  3. Your mistake turned out to be quite the pretty card with those split panels, and I love the jungle selfie too :) Fun!

  4. I love your selfie card Nancy. You are really good at water coloring! I like how you have the branches out of the frame. Your naked card is really striking, a great guy card!