Thursday, March 23, 2017

30 Day Coloring Challenge and Spring photos

Hello Delightful friends and family!

Sharing this card at the Daily Marker for the 30 Day Coloring Challenge.  Oh and by the way happy Spring to you all!  I've added some pictures from my yard that tell me that Spring has arrived.  Funny that my card today is a Christmas one!!

This will be one we will be making in class in April to continue my "1 Christmas card a month in a class" promise to the gals who take my classes.  I fell in love with Kay Miller's card here  (thanks for the inspiration Kay!) I wish I had the same color of green c/s she used but anyway I added my own twist to it and CASE'd it.  The ingredients are listed below.

Stamps - Penny Black Winter Joy, Rejoice with Joy; Hero Arts - Branches
Paper: Bazzill Green Apple card stock, Strathmore 140lb cold press watercolor paper; red & black card stock and the base is 80lb Neenah bright white.
Ink: Ranger Dye Ink Lily Pad; Distress Inks, Mowed Lawn, Iced Spruce, Antique Linen, Fired Brick; Tombow Marker #847 (red)
Dies: Lawn Fawn Fancy Scallop Rectangle
Versamark Ink; Ranger White Embossing Powder
Making Memories Spotlight acrylic paint; Micron Black Pen (to trace around holly and berries.
3M Dimensional Adhesive

Here are my Spring photos:
Flowering Cherry

Wisteria bud

Bee collecting  pollen

Thanks so much for visiting and have a blessed day!

You have heard that it was said, "You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy." But I say to you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you. Matthew 5:43-44


Thursday, March 16, 2017

30 Day Coloring Challenge

Hello Delightful Friends and Family,

This is a card I was working on for a class next month (Flower Power) at Scrapper's Edge, all the cards will be focused on flowers (of course!).  I've colored this with Tombow markers and the layering stamp is called Believe from Hampton Arts.  The background colors are Distress Inks and I've used 140lb cold press watercolor paper (Strathmore).  I will be sharing this at the Daily Marker blog for the 30 Day Coloring Challenge.  I've been coloring nearly every day, just don't get things posted like I should!

Thanks so much for visiting and hooray it's less than a week until it's officially Spring!!

You formed my inward parts; You knitted me together in my mother's womb.  Psalm 139:13
(Love that the Lord knows us before we are even born!!)


Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Word Art Wednesday Challenge 274 and 275

Hello Delightful Friends and Family,

I have a real simple card to share today.  I've used a Heidi Swapp stencil to create this background.
It's time for our Word Art Wednesday Anything Goes - Family Friendly Challenge.  Hope you will link up and share with us, it's a two week challenge and you can enter up to 5 times!

I wish the photo did this justice.  The butterflies are so shimmery with the Perfect Pearls added after blending the three ink colors. 

Here are the ingredients I've used:
Heidi Swapp butterfly stencil
Distress Inks - Cracked Pistachio, Peacock Feathers, Mermaid Lagoon
Paper: white Vellum, Hammermill 100lb white card stock
Perfect Pearls spray, Ranger Glacier White Enamil Accents
Copic Markers: BG0000, BG10, W0, W1
Word Art Karen Murray

Our Word art today is from the book of Revelation.  Our future hope of a world without sorrow is expressed in this verse from Revelation 21.  Everyone experiences sorrow.  It is just a part of this life. The Bible talks about different types of sorrow.  There is one that is very important and it is the sorrow we have when we repent.  It is called godly sorrow and it leads to life. It is the complete opposite of wordly sorrow that leads to death.  (read 2 Corinthians 7:9-10)
I am looking forward to that time coming when sorrow will end.  I just felt led to share the verse before the one featured in our Word art.  It is Revelation 21:3 is says: 
And I heard a loud voice from heaven saying, "Behold the tabernacle of God is with men, and He will dwell with them and they shall be His people, God Himself will be with them and be their God."
In Genesis, God walked with Adam & Eve in the Garden and in the Gospel of John "And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us" tells us that Jesus, God in the flesh walked among those in Israel so we look forward to the day when God again will be dwelling with us. He will wipe away all our tears, there will be no more death, sorrow, crying or pain!  What a day that will be when our Jesus we shall see!  To God be all the glory.

Thanks for visiting and don't forget to check out Word Art Wednesdays Challenge!


Monday, March 6, 2017

No Line Coloring Part 2 - 30 Day Coloring Challenge

Hey there Delightful Friends and Family!

Here is the final coloring of this poppy stamp from Penny Black.  I don't think I mentioned in my last post that I originally stamped this with Distress Ink Antique Linen.  I'm not going to mess with this anymore.  Next time you see this it will be on a card with a sentiment!  I've added another layer of paint and lightly colored the background blue and gray with a little bit of negative painting in a darker gray.
This is Day 6 of the 30 Day Coloring Challenge! Just getting this in under the wire!

Thanks so much for visiting!  Hope you are having a colorful day!

For you were called to freedom, brothers. Only do not use your freedom as an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another.  Galatians 5:13


Sunday, March 5, 2017

No Line Coloring - 30 Day Coloring Challenge

Hello Delightful friends and family!
Crazy weather here in northern California!   Lots of hail and even more snow in the lower mountain ranges. So I'm now staying in and working on my no line coloring technique!  This is really hard for me and I really want to learn this skill. I was hoping to share this  technique in a class next month but I don't think I'm ready to do that.  Maybe after lots and lots of practice, which means lots and lots of coloring!  I still need to add another layer of color and figure out the background on this.  Maybe tomorrow I will have that done and ready to post (at least the coloring portion).
This is Day 5 of the 30 day coloring challenge.

Stamp: Penny Black
Paper: 140lb Strathmore watercolor paper
Watercolor: Simply Art 36 cake paint set
Brushes #2, #3, #6, #0/2

Thanks so much for visiting and have a color happy day!
(the sun is peeking through, I tell ya, it's crazy weather time)

Be still, and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth. Psalm 46:10


Saturday, March 4, 2017

Happy Thoughts - 30 Day Coloring Challenge

Hi there Delightful friends and family,

Can't believe I've posted 4 days in a row! Wow!  Today is going to a busy one but I finished up this card, it's been a card in progress.  Lots of stamping, lots of coloring and a bunch of doodling!  Finally I've finished it and can get it posted.  So as you read in the title this is for the 30 Day Coloring Challenge.
This is also a card that I was working on for a class to be held in April at Scrapper's Edge for the CrafterNoon card class I teach.

Stamp: Paper Smooches Best Buds
Dies: Avery Elle Happy
Paper: Card Stock, blue, green, black; Neenah bright white (base) Strathmore 140lb cold press watercolor paper
Pens: Micron .30; Signa Uni-ball white pigment ink pen
Fun Foam (lime); Sizzix Big Shot

Thanks for visiting and have a colorful day!

Whenever I am afraid I will trust in You. Psalm 56:3


Friday, March 3, 2017

A Doggone Birthday Card - 30 Day Coloring Challenge

Hello Delightful Friends and Family!
It's DAY 3 of the 30 Day Coloring Challenge! Have you checked out the blog hop that started yesterday?  LOADS of crafty inspiration and lots of prizes, too!

Stamps: Crazy Dogs mini set (Stamper's Anonymous); Sentiment (Paper Smooches)
Paper: Doodlebug Designs; Neenah bright white; navy c/s
Coloring Medium: Zig clean color markers
Ink: Archival Jet Black; Ranger Dye Ink Blue Ribbon
Die: Spellbinders deckled rectangle
Glossy Accents; Liquid Pearls, Buttercup 

Fun card for my grandson who is turning 10 years old! The crazy dog looks like their Boxer named Belle in the face!

Thanks for visiting! Have a colorful day!

Serve the LORD with gladness; Come before His presence with singing Psalm 100:2