Hello my crafty friends, I hope your weather is brighter than ours! It has been so gloomy this winter, which is not like us. We usually have lots of sun in the winter, even after it snows. So I'm not loving this gloomy, foggy weather!
I'm coming in under the wire, but I wanted to join in on Darnell's NBUS challenge for this week. I think she is having three weeks of challenges using your NBUS (never been used schtuff), but one change this time around. She has an optional twist with each week! This week was use your colored pencils on kraft cardstock. Well, I've always wanted to do that, but never did. So this morning was the morning to give it a try. Wanted to get this done last night, but granddaughter left late, and Bret wanted to go to town and wanted me to go along. Darnell is also celebrating a blogaversary as well as an wedding anniversary!!! Happy Anniversary Auntie Darnell!!!! Both for the blog and the wedding anniversary!!!
I stamped my images because last year I had made up my mind to always do at least 2 of each card while the supplies where out. One image I colored with a white Prisma colored pencil first, the other one I did not. I wanted to see which would have the brightest coloring. I was very surprised by this little test! The one with no white base was NOT the brightest! Ok then! So that surprised me. I also wanted to put some black and pink sequins on both of my cards, but I couldn't find them. Yeah, everything is a mess. Hard to craft when you are tearing your room apart! Anyway, I down right copied one of Miss Emma's design team members for this card. You can see that card here among all the cards using the stamp and die set that I used. You will see it right away. Yes, I did change my up some, but the design is the same! I'm not sure which designer I copied because their names aren't on the cards, or I would totally give them credit. Her DT is crazy talented!!! Anyway here is my two cards.
Thanks so much for stopping by and visiting me for a spell. I hope our weather didn't depress you too much! I will say that your comments bring the brightest sunshine to my life and I am so grateful for you all!!!
This one was colored with a white colored pencil before adding the other colors. I also dropped my ink pad on the edge of my card! So I used my sand eraser and then put that little piece of paper by the sentiment. Ooops!
This one I colored first and then used the white pencil to highlight areas. Much brighter colors! What do you think???
My Creative Time-Missing You Stamp and die set
Geo Borders Stamps
piece of snippets from my red snippet drawer