Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Sunday Stamps #134, Simon Says Stamps Work it Wednesday August 2016 and NBUS Challenge #7

Happy Hump Day!! Just a quick post for a few challenges.

I am officially back to work as of yesterday. Today was the first official day of school for the high school where I work and it went pretty well. If my schedule remains the same, this year will be good.

Today I sharing a card that I created using Hero Arts "Marianne's Flowers" set that I had gotten this past spring but did not ink it up at all. It has the prettiest flowers on it!! I used the Sunday Stamps Sketch #134 as my inspiration.


Here is the sketch:


I began by stamping the lilies on a piece of A2 sized Copic Marker paper with Memento "Tuxedo Black" ink. I then colored the flowers in with Copic markers.


I mounted the panel on an A2 sized, white, top folding card. I then added a piece of green/white twine across the top.


Using the My Favorite Things "Stitched Banner Alphabet," I die cut the sentiment out of green and yellow card stock. I took the green letters out of the green banners and adhered them into the yellow banner pieces.


I then used foam adhesive to pop the alphabet over the twine on the card.


I completed the card by creating two bows out of the twine and using Ranger Multi-Matte Adhesive to adhere them to the card.

I have to admit that this card is extremely simple but I LOVE how it came out. The coloring of the lilies was an experiment. I had looked up a photo and tried to get the colors from there. The greens are really dark but I like it.

I am entering this into Darnell's "NBUS" challenge and Simon Says Stamps August 2016 "Work it Wednesday" theme-stamping.

I thank you for stopping by!!


20 comments:

Susanne Vargas said...

What a fabulous card! Great coloring job! Love how fresh it looks!

Joyce said...

Such a gorgeous card. I love your brightly colored beautiful flowers, and that little sentiment banner is so very sweet.

Jean said...

This is absolutely stunning! I would never think to pair that banner with the flowers but it works so well!

Lisa said...

Oh my goodness is this ever pretty Nora!! Beautifully done!!

~amy~ said...

So pretty! I love the colors and the banner!!

Greta said...

Wonderfully crafted card--love the look of the flowers & that banner is fabulous!

Patti said...

Ooooh! such stunning coloring! : ) This card looks like a beach party in the tropics : )

Patti

Janis said...

I saw you at Darnell's and came to say HI. I absolutely adore your gorgeous card. That flower set is beautiful and your card looks so fresh and clean and pretty. Lovely work!!!
<3 J

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maria f. said...

What a glorious color scheme. Your coloring is beautiful. That banner adds such a touch of fun to your design.

Inkyfingers said...

This is so pretty Nora. I love the banner and the outlines on the flowers really makes them pop!

Varada said...

Gorgeous colors! Great take on the sketch...

pinnednpenned said...

Hey Nora,
thanks for your kind comment over at The Heart Desires. I'm new to your work! Love this card!!! So glad you dropped by THD. Hugs Kate (Pinned & Penned)

Karen Hasheck said...

I saw ​your card linked at the ​NBUS​ challenge and just had to come see it in more detail. Awesome card! I am now your newest follower and would be honored if you visited my blog and became a follower too. http://karenskreativekards.blogspot.com/

Helen F. said...

WOW, Nora, your card is totally awesome. I love every detail from the fabulous banner to the beautifully colored blooms!

Darnell J Knauss said...

I like it, too, Nora! In fact, I quite love it! The whole card is so fresh and summery and I think your coloring is spot on! Thank you so much for playing in my NBUS Challenge #7! I hope the school year continues to be positive!! Hugs, Darnell

Leigh Penner said...

Very pretty! I love that fun banner!

Annette Elliott said...

This is gorgeous! Love your coloring, color choices, and lay out is fab!Thanks so much for joining Sunday Stamps! this week!

Barb Ghig said...

Really beautiful Copic coloring on these pretty flowers, Nora! I also love how you created the banner...the colors are fabulous! Really stunning card!

Leena Girsa said...

What a gorgeous card! Those flowers are stunning and coloured to perfection. Thank for joining us at Sunday Stamps this week.

Lisa said...

This is so pretty, I just love the yellow and green!

Thanks for playing along with us at Sunday Stamps!