Tuesday, August 13, 2013

MIM #129

Happy Tuesday everyone!
So beautiful today in California's Central Valley.
In the mid 90's is a good day!
Heather Nichols uses crayons to for our MIM challenge at PTI.
I consider cardmaking a wholesome obsession,
and getting Christmas cards done early are not a bad thing either!
Nothing cools as much as making a frosty card when it's there's a long hot summer outside!
PTI's Masculine Motif's stamp of 3 trees stamped in Smokey Shadow and again in Soft Stone.
Then I began the fun part of adding white crayon to the tips of the branches and snowdrifts.
As Heather demonstrated, an inked sponge is applied to bring out the snow, ah, crayon highlights.
Inks used: Blueberry Sky, Soft Stone.
Frame is Spellbinders Nestabilities, Marvelous Squares.
Sprinkled a bit of Fairy Dust to accent.
Sentiment is from PTI's Happiest of Holidays
Rainbow inked with Autumn Rose and Blueberry Sky.
The Holidays never fail to sneak up. Maybe I'll be ready this year. Probably not, but I'll have some cards ready to send.


  1. I LOVE this! What a pretty scene, and such a cute ribbon accent!

  2. ah, I feel cooler already! Beautiful card.

  3. I always know I will find something beautiful when I stop by your blog, and today is no exception. I just love your wintry scene. And, the way you added ribbon to your sentiment is very cool.

  4. This is gorgeous Nancy - great use of the resist crayon technique!

  5. WOW...this is beautiful Nancy! Your scene is so life-like, and I too, like the way you did your ribbon. Someone will definitely enjoy receiving this card at Christmas! :0)

  6. This is fabulous Nancy! I absolutely love it!

  7. Oh My, Nancy! This winter scene is awesome. The snow drifts and white tips on the trees are perfect against the pretty blue sky :)

  8. Nancy, this is gorgeous! What a beautiful scene. I would have never thought to use the technique in this way.

  9. Nancy this is so very stunning ! Congrats on getting in Kara's Friday inspiration board........ Truly beautiful!

  10. Very beautiful card for this week's MIM. I love that you didn't go with a traditional 'coloring' stamp for this technique.

  11. I shouldn't be surprised that this looks like a real photograph but your work always amazes me. Stunning.