Thursday, January 19, 2017

Candy Cane on Kraft with Nuvo Drops


Hi, Friends...
I am here with a card for Darnell's NBUS Challenge #8 which
http://www.djkardkreations.com/2017/01/blog-birthaversary-surprise-nbus.htmlcelebrates 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!!! :)

<3
Janis


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.)

19 comments:

Karenladd said...

Oh Janis, this turned out wonderfully and that Tim Holtz candy cane is the perfect inspiration for a one layer card. Those images look great with the sketchy look of colored pencils, and even better on kraft. The silver Nuvo drops give everything a festive air and remind me of falling snow (or tiny falling snowballs...or maybe even silver confetti). I credit you with starting me on the whole Nuvo drop craze, with your Christmas gift of my very first Nuvo bottle) and now you're inspiring me to pull out a NBUS Tim Holtz blueprint stamp set that I recently got. This is why I love challenges and blogs, because they always continue to stretch and try new things.

Carol L said...

Your card is an amazing take on the challenge and I just LOVE the CAS design! Those droplets are fabulous too!

Preety said...

Lovely card :)
Cheers
preety

Linby said...

This caught my eye in the NBUS gallery, what a great card.

Samantha said...

Great to see you at ABC christmas challenge for your first visit, thanks for playing along with us this time, hugs Samantha x

Kim Heggins said...

Fabulous Christmas card...love your amazing candy cane!

JennyH said...

I love your card Janis, that is a great image and silver chocolate chips are fine : )

Barb said...

I love this card too Janis. I love the image which looks great on the kraft. Barbxx

Teresa Doyle said...

I wouldn't call you a novice Janis, it looks wonderful!

Hazel said...

Thanks for entering both of my CHNC challenges with your lovely crafting - hope to see you again soon. x

Princess Judy Palmer said...

I like how your card came out too. You are right that one layer cards are the scariest of all! I like how you boldly outlined the image.

Fiki said...

love it!
hugs, Ŧĭƙĭ
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Craftychris said...

Oh this is gorgeous! It came out a lot better than my Kraft Christmas effort! xxx

OH Babs said...

What a fun Christmas card created on kraft paper.

Darnell said...

You get High Tens all around, Janis! Before I forget to say it, well done on making an awesome OLC!!! See, they aren't so hard! I think you made the perfect choice with this image and I love that you colored both red AND green on the candy cane! I would buy one like that! Love the Nuvo enamel drops, too! Thank you so much for your enthusiasm and for playing in my NBUS Challenge #8! Hugs, Darnell

Stampsnob. said...

Looks like it has been a spell since I have been here This candy cane is the best stamp ever...........Lis

Sheryl said...

Great image and well crafted card. I too am practising with the NUVO drops. Looking good on your card though.
Good to have you sharing with us at CRAFT this week.
Hugs Sheryl DT member xx

Dot said...

Beautiful one layer card, Janis.
Thanks for joining this years first challenge at ABC Christmas Challenge.
Dorte x

Susan Renshaw said...

I love this one layer card! Fab stamp...
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