No Line Prismas

EEF21873-B82A-42DB-AE8A-4FB8A9E4D4DBDay 23 of the 30 Day Coloring Challenge. Today is an experiment for me. First time I’ve tried no line colouring with Prismacolor pencils. And the start to my Christmas card stash.

The poinsettia image was stamped with Ink on 3 No Line Coloring/Detail Ink. First time using it, and I quite like how it works.

I have no words of wisdom for you about this technique. Just flew by the seat of my pants, adding in different colours and blending and blending.

A die cut sentiment and some gold glass beads complete the card.

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Paper:  Neenah Desert Storm

Ink:  Ink on 3 Fadeout

Stamps:  Stampendous Jumbo Poinsettia

Misc: Prismacolor pencils, Penny Black Peace die , MFT Wonky Stitched Rectangle die, gold glass beads and adhesives

Marvelous Ranunculus

0F9B6D02-8769-4F28-8169-C68341F71CA5Another day, another card for the 30 Day Coloring Challenge.

I had fun with messy watercolouring today. Just loosely added some Distress Inks to the background and then stamped the image. Added more of the same colours in a very loose fashion to the flowers and leaves.

I like how the font in the sentiment seems to fit nicely with the style of the image.  It looks like someone scribbled both the flowers and sentiment.

Next came a dot of Nuvo Crystal Drops to the center of each flower and some sequins.

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Paper:  Canson Bristol and Simon Says Stamp

Ink:  VersaFine Clair Morning Mist and Nocturne as well as Peeled Paint, Tumbled Glass and Picked Raspberry Distress Inks

Stamps:  Stampendous Ranunculus Field and Ellen Hutson Totally Random Sayings

Misc:  Nuvo Crystal Drops, Little Things by Lucy’s Cards in Robin’s Egg, paintbrush, and adhesives

Polychromos Poinsettia


Well, isn’t that title a mouthful?  LOL

I’ve seen some gorgeous designs lately using dark card stock and either gouache, which I don’t have, or pencils.  Pencils it is, since I don’t own any gouache paints (yet).

The poinsettia was heat embossed in black.  Yes, I know.  I seem to be obsessed that with poinsettia image.  But, as you can see, there are so many options for working with it.

Simple coloring with my Polychromos pencils, a bit of washi across the bottom and some letters I found in one of my embellishment drawers (don’t ask!).  To finish it off, I’ve used some Distress Stickles for the center.

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Merry Making – Day 5


My final piece of homework for the Merry Making class.

Again, there were lots of wonderful instructions.  Day 5 was all about working with watercolor.  I chose to play with the ideas from Debby Hughes.  Oh, that girl is so amazing!

As always, I sort of go my own way, but used some of her fantastic ideas.

There are so many thoughts popping around in my head for cards, thanks to this class.  And that’s a good thing because before you know it those Christmas cards need to get in the mail!

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Merry Making – Day 2


Hello again!

Another fabulous day of tutorials from the ladies over at On-Line Card Classes.  Loved Shari Carroll’s background technique, so that’s the one I went with today.

A mix of old and new products today.  I picked up this Stampendous poinsettia last week and think there are lots of ways to use it.  Today it was heat embossed in Liquid Platinum and then I added some bling from an old Stampendous Frantage Encrusted Jewel Kit.  There’s a lot of shine and shimmer that got lost in my photography, so you’ll just have to trust me on that “wink”.

I used a new bit of Tim Holtz tissue tape for the sentiment.  Love how the colors show through it!

That’s it from me for today…back soon with more my friends!