Thursday, January 19, 2017
Candy Cane on Kraft with Nuvo Drops
I am here with a card for Darnell's NBUS Challenge #8 which celebrates 5 years of blogging, 1000 posts, 1000 followers...(and 146 years of marriage! Ha.) This time she is adding a special little twist. In addition to having us use some of our NBUS craft supplies (Never Before Used Schtuff!) we are asked to use a special technique: colored pencils on kraft. This is something I have only done once or twice before so it is a great challenge for me!!
Oh, yeah....Did I mention there are prizes? Cool, huh!
I have been wanting to make a few Christmas cards to put away for next holiday season, so I pulled out a NBUS Stamper's Anonymous - TH Candy Cane Sketch stamp that has lain uninked in my stash for a couple of Christmases. It is a nice easy image for this novice colorist....so now was the time!
I decided to add an extra challenge for myself by making a one-layer card. These are among the scariest of cards for me to make!! NO margin for error.....NO mistakes can be covered up! EEEK!!
The stamping with Versafine ink in Onyx Black went flawlessly and I heat embossed with clear powder. So far, so good.... (I was even so encouraged that I stamped out three more of the images!!) I colored the image with my Prismacolors and embellished with some NBUS Tonic Studios - Nuvo Crystal Drops in Metallic Silver. I am still practicing with these drops, so some of them look like silver chocolate chips rather than silver enamel dots......but I'll get there....(maybe!)
All in all, I am pleased with how this card turned out. Thank you, Darnell, for your wonderful challenge. Happy everything-sary to you!!! :)
Thank you for the honor of entering this card in the following challenges:
1. Blog Birthaversary NBUS #8 Challenge - use NBUS plus Colored Pencils on Kraft
2. C.R.A.F.T. Challenge #399 - Christmas
3. ABC Christmas Challenge - A is for Anything Goes or B is for .... (I chose brown.)
4. CHNC Challenge Extra January - Anything Goes Christmas
5. CHNC Challenge #316 - Anything Goes Christmas w/ opt. Twist of a Creature (I did not do the twist.)