1D7F160F-DF43-40C5-8ECC-A35E411CF730As I’m working my way through the 30 Day Coloring Challenge, I’m trying new things. Stretching my creativity. Today was all about enjoying imperfection.

I think we all work so hard to colour inside the lines, to come up with the perfect design or the perfect card that we forget just to enjoy the process. So today I didn’t worry about things and just dabbed on colours a bit haphazardly and just had fun. There are white spaces without colour, and there is colour outside the lines…and that’s perfectly ok. Life isn’t perfect. Mother Nature isn’t perfect.

Today I played with the Nuvo Shimmer  Powders again. This time I just mixed them with water to use like a paint. Wish I could get a picture of the shimmer…but not today…

To add a bit of interest to the white space I used some thinned out Shimmer Powder on a just damp brush. That way it didn’t run under the stencil.  The final touch was a smattering of gems.

Back soon with more my sweet friends.

Paper:  Neenah Solar White and Canson Bristol

Ink:  Versafine Clair Morning Mist and Nocturne

Stamps:  Studio Katia Lovely Blooms and Blooming Bunch

Misc: Nuvo Glimmer Powders, paintbrush, Studio Katia Brush Stroke Waves stencil, Studio Katia Spring Gems and adhesives

Beautiful Day

0409CB8B-300B-4C18-8343-3EA0F1061DD1This card has more layers than I usually like, but it works.

My Nuvo Shimmer Powders showed up today, so of course I wanted to play. After swatching them on some Bristol paper I wanted to see if they played nice with some black cardstock.

imageI chose three different stamps from Altenew’s Crown Bloom set and heat embossed each, die  cut them and then mixed up a bit of the powders with some water. Very little is needed…it’s highly concentrated and has such a lovely shimmer.

The background was made by stamping the leaf image repeatedly and adding a bit of washi tape. The sentiment was heat embossed on some black cardstock and I added a smattering if sequins for a pop of colour.

My photos will be different for a while. I’m using my camera for photos and editing as our PC is on its last legs…poor thing. Also using my camera to post to my blog.

Back soon with more my sweet friends…

Stamps:  Altenew Crown Bloom and Beautiful Day

Ink:  Versamark and VersaFine Clair Morning Mist

Other items:  heat tool, Altenew Rose Gold embossing powder, Nuvo Shimmer Powders in Catherine Wheel and Green Parade, Altenew Crown Bloom dies, misc. washi tape, Lucy’s Little Things in Rainforest