Sunday, March 8, 2020

The Coloring Challenge and a Couple of Cards

Hello everyone!! Just popping in with a couple of cards I created today. I am actually surprised I was able to do anything as my daughter came home from college this Friday to spend her spring break with us but I had a little bit of time away from her to make some cards.

My first card I used NBUS stamps from Gina K Designs and the Mariposa Butterflies from Altenew.

The inspiration for my card came from two challenges-Freshly Made Sketches #425 and the Inspired By Challenge #114: Seeing Green.

The eucalyptus leaves are where the arrows on the sketch are and the color scheme was inspired by the greens from the photo. I so wish I had all that fun display in my house!!

Once again I made a sympathy card. I should have been making a belated birthday as I should have sent out a card to one of my friends on Friday and I totally forgot!!!

I used ink from Pink Fresh Studios. I like that the little cubes are in color families like Altenew!!!

The second card I created is a birthday card. I actually used the cut out from the butterfly on my first card as a stencil for the butterflies.

I should have only stenciled four butterflies BUT once again, I made a few mistakes and had to cover them up by stenciling more!!

This card was inspired by this weeks CASE this Sketch #362. Instead of the balloons, I used butterflies.

I am so happy that I got to play with some challenges!! I also have been playing with Kathy's 30 Day Coloring Challenge. It has helped me to destress after some really bad days this week!!  I have been coloring like crazy but have not photographed much.

This stamp set is from Reverse Confetti and I colored in the purples with Copic markers.

This I used Altenew Watercolors which I am TERRIBLE at. I know, I know, I should be gentle of myself but I don't love it. I will be using it though as it took me a TON of time to create!!!

I have been obsessed with watching comedy specials while I have been coloring. After seeing all the news about the Corona Virus I needed some laughter in my life. Netflix has some great comedy specials and were the laugh I needed this weekend.

That is all from me today!! I appreciate you taking the time to stop by. I hope you have a FABULOUS week!!


Lisa Elton said...

Oh, I love the butterflies!! These look like spring Nora, very pretty!

SmilynStef said...

Send that wreath to me ... I think it's gorgeous. Awesome cards.

LeAnne said...

Oh my goodness...these are all beautiful, but the greenery....just fabulous! I can't stop looking at it! Thanks for sharing it at Inspired By!

aussie aNNie said...

Gorgeous card Nora, lovely design and love your blog..x

Ivana Camdzic said...

Oh, Nora, these are ALL beautiful! Even your watercolor butterfly wreath - I absolutely love it! I struggle with watercolors too, and I need to keep practicing to get better...But find it hard when I get stuck! I hope you get a chance to enjoy your watercolors more, and have a wonderful time with your daughter!

Anita in France said...

All those lovely butterflies fluttering through your post are so delicate and pretty, Nora ... serene on the eucalyptus, vibrant and contemporary on the birthday card, and such delicious colouring on the wreaths! Hugs, Anita :)

Diane said...

Awesome card designs Nora.

Hugs Diane

Danni Reid said...

Fabulous cards. Love your beautiful card for IB this week, your use of green and your design are really inspiring!