Thursday, May 7, 2020

Catch UP Post

I haven't posted in a while but I have been busy here in rural Alabama trying to avoid cabin fever and Corona!

Try it on Tuesday last time was fun with stencils and this time is one color mixed with Black and White - I have both on my two cards.  I love stencils  and I love Vintage photo ink!!!!

Here is one made by inking up my stencil with Vintage Photo Ink, spritzing with water and then slapping it down on the page:
The short little man is from Squirrel and Frog, the leaves are SU!, and the sentiment is REDlead.

Did another with him popped up an the leaves sponged.

I did this one over the weekend but it has stencils too- but a few too many colors.  I used my favorite chicken wire stencil:
Made the clay sculpture following THIS video (love that music on the video and this girl is talented). My octopus is not as cool as hers, but I tried! Painted with gold mica powder.  The shells are DRS Designs.  Did a kind of matching BAJ page:
Another Psalm.  I used my chicken wire stencil but used it on top of another layer so it isn't as noticeable and also used a die cut mesh as a stencil.

Didn't use a stencil on this one and have a bunch of colors, but did use some fun tissue paper I received last week:
Slapped on a Tim Holtz doll and a SU! Sentiment and had a great Birthday card.  Psalms
67 - wishes for blessings - something we all need!  Donuts seemed to fit with a plea for blessings.

One last combo using the same raindrop stencil as my other projects plus a sweet new Art Deco Sympathy sentiment from DRS Designs (cattails and seagrass also from DRS Designs).  Almost could qualify as one extra color but has peach and brown.
A tribute to my sweet Mother as we approach Mother's Day in the U.S. and I miss her like crazy!

Thanks for coming by.  I so appreciate it.  Many hugz! Stay safe.



  1. your octopus tentacles are awesome, love the whole sea effect.
    And those grasses and catkins are perfect for sympathy cards :)

  2. Hi Nancy, so many beauties from you today. Love the piece for TIOT - such a fun image. Thanks so much for joining us at TIOT. The other pieces are beautiful, too. And a lovely tribute to your sweet mother, sorry she is no longer with you. And those octopus tentacles are a HUGE wow! Have a great day, hugs, Valerie

  3. Super cards and journal pages Nancy, I think your octopus is fabulous - I will have to check out that YouTube video, I often have YouTube playing in the background whilst I craft.
    Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

  4. Your card is really Wonderful Nancy !! Amazing background with this beautiful rain drops stencil and the stamps of the little man and leaves. Thank you very much for joining us once more at Try it on Tuesday.
    Your second version is also gorgeous. But this octopus is wowww, absolutely stunning in the great underwater you have created. So cute your donuts card, very happy. And I love your sympathy cards, they are very beautiful, and that's a great tribute to your sweet Mum. I also miss my father very much.
    I wish you a very nice afternoon and stay safe and well.
    Big hugs,

  5. So many fabulous things here Nancy. That face in the first piece-wow. And of course donuts. I haven't had a donut in ages but I do love them. The card you made to match is perfect. Yes, that is a donut loving girl ready to celebrate. And you clay octopus is out of this world amazing. I thought it was metal. Your catch up post has so many good things to show. Hope you have a fantastic Mother's day weekend. Hugs-Erika And thanks for joining us at Try It On Tuesday also.

  6. Fabulous art projects here Nancy. I love the card(s) you made for Try It On Tuesday! Thank you for joining us! I love the octopus tentacles (watched the video too, haunting music and fascinating to watch) Love your happy donut girl too! I hope Mother's Day brings back some happy memories of your Mum! Hugs, Chrisx

  7. Gorgeous pieces of art Nancy! Beautiful cards for Try it on Tuesday.. thanks for playing! LOVE that octopus and all!!! ((HUGS)) Helen

  8. love the oak leaves and the funny fellow of your entry, I really like the colour combo too

    Thanks for joining in at Try It On Tuesday challenge


  9. WOW awesome creations Nancy! Love that little man and the inky background and the octopus tentacles are so cool! Your sympathy project are very beautify, gorgeous cream & peach colors!
    Hugs, Tammy