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Showing posts from July, 2015

Red, White and Blue Challenge

I recently lost my job, I have another one lined up at our local school, but I am free until school starts so I have been enjoying the time off by working lots at my church, and putting extra time into my cards. I was able to get my ETSY shop back up and running (Link in side bar). I've also been enjoying trying my hand at several challenges. This week I decided to make a card for The Greeting Farm's  July challenge .  The theme is Red, White, and Blue. I chose to use the Rubber Stamp image called  Cheeky Cherry Pie . I decided to do my old standby easel fold because it looks great when displayed. So here is how it turned out.  I colored the sweet little image with Prismacolor pencils. For her hair I used a blend pallet that I learned from the pencil class I took from Kit and Clowder. I do say it's one of my favorite hair coloring I've done yet.  Thanks again for reading! Nikki

Wizard and Wizardette Make

I'm not gonna lie, I am a HUGE Harry Potter fan. I have read the books, listen to the GB version of the audio books (because Stephen Fry is the BEST narrator ever), I've watched all the movies multiple times, AND I am registered to Pottermore.  Anyway, when I discovered that  Tiddly Inks  had   wizard  and  wizarette  stamps, I had to snatch them up right away. The only problem was that no one in my life is as much of a Potter Nut as I am so I was unsure if I could find an occasion to use them. I decided that I would take the Tiddly Inks recent challenge  as a proper occasion to pull these babies out.  The  challenge  is # 161 "Anything Goes."    I had the opportunity to play with my "Tim Holtz" paper distressed for the first  time, the outside of this card is simple but I liked the way it tuned out.  I was able to practice my coloring as well. I have been taking the pencil class from  Kit and Clowder .           I decided to do the pop up book layo