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!!