A site for my handmade cards, accompanied by my photos and written meanderings which are occasionally witty, often tongue-in-cheek, and rarely profound. Beginning in June 2013, you'll also see lots of NBUS, which is an acronym I coined for Never-Before-Used-Schtuff. Feel free to join in, use the acronym, and use up your NBUS too! Thanks for coming by! Have a beverage and enjoy!

January 18, 2017

Color is Cool

Hi there,

I hope your week is going well! If you came by looking for NBUS Challenge #8, you'll find it here.

I had some time while it poured down rain yesterday to play in a couple of challenges that Hammy put up on the Inspiration Board for this week.


First, we have this colorful number:
The background here is the result of a play I had with Alcoholic Inks and Blending Solution on glossy paper. That part was easy, but then I spent a lot of time moving that die cut around this way and that to find the best place to put it so it didn't cover up too much of the background coolness factor.

The die is "Grand Thank You" from Memory Box. The "(kindness matters)" is NBUS from the set by the same name by Neat and Tangled. And for old time's sake, Hammy wanted to use some flower brads to attach the die-cut panel. (It's nice to have a hamster I can blame for certain questionable design features.😉)


So, okay. What happened was I saw this Michael's (art supply store) advertisement just before Christmas:
The advertisement was intended to sell the frame. Naturally, what caught my eye was not the frame, but the reindeer art inside the frame. I thought it was so striking and I wanted to see if I could make something like it. This is what I came up with:
It was a bit fussy, but the die is so small that it didn't too long to draw on some triangles and then color them with my markers. It took more time to come up with a design for showcasing it!

The reindeer die and the NBUS stamp "JOY" are from WPlus9 and the stitched snow hills are from "Stitched Landscapes" by Poppystamps.


Thank you!

I want to thank all of you for leaving me and the Mister (and me for the other schtuff) so many lovely messages of congratulations! You are the best! MWAH!

Remember to contact me if you have any questions or need clarification about NBUS Challenge #8. There are two things that I want to emphasize: a) You can enter the challenge with ANY creation as long as it includes some never-before-used-schtuff (you do NOT need to participate in the optional theme of using colored pencils on kraft), and b) make sure you let me know if you want to be in the drawing for a prize. If you don't say in your comment or after your name in the gallery entry, I'll assume you are playing just for fun! See you in the gallery!


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