Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Merry Monday 231 and NBUS at Darnell s

Hi There!

I love it when I can combine a couple of challenges.  Darnell is having a NBUS challenge, this week and next week and the week after.   This week the NBUS Challenge is to color on Kraft. Check it out at her blog.

Merry Monday is having a prompt that I couldn't resist as I am still crushing on a particular holiday stamp set with the most adorable lil reindeer.

I like the more masculine tone Kraft can give a project...since those man cards are often times difficult for me.

My NBUS is a set of 72 prisma color pencils...not one of those points has seen paper so it was another perfect opportunity to play with some challenges and break them in.

I softly colored the reindeer in shades of brown, grey, and a touch of red.  I added wink of stella to the nose and the stars in the swirls and a tiny drop of black pico embellisher to the eyes to make them pop a bit.  The layer was cut out with a Lawn Fawn die and mounted on a black cad base. All of the stamps came from Simon Says Stamp.


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Monday, January 16, 2017

Muse 199

This week at Muse 199 we have Tracey McNeely as our muse.  Her card immediately reminded me of an MFT die I have, but have yet to use.  What a perfect opportunity! 

Here is Tracey's Card:

Here is my entry for this Muse challenge:

I had colored some watercolor paper with Brusho Crystals.  I had used all the pieces but one. I die cut the puzzle heart. I wasn't sure if the puzzle impressions would show in the photograph so I had to find a sentiment that did not rely on the puzzle aspect. The inlaid heart was covered with clear WOS, and then Glossy Accents to make it stand out, along with some foam tape, once it was placed back in the space.

Looking through my stamps, I found a perfect sentiment from Penny Black.  This set was given to me by a dear  blogging friend Greta.

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Saturday, January 14, 2017

Muse 198

I loved the colors of distress ink Anita used on her inspiration card over at Muse. Picked Raspberry, Blueprint Sketch,Mermaid Lagoon and Cracked Pistachio. Yummy selection of colors.

Here is Anita's Card:

I kinda inverted it.  In addition to her color choices, I was inspired by her round focal point and her curved sentiment.

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