Saturday, December 31, 2016

Thinking of You

Happy 2017 everyone!
Looking forward to a year full of creating. 
And seeing what you create too!
Completely thrilled to be joining the team at Happy Little Stampers
as they launch a new Watercolor Challenge.

The month of January hosts this beauty from Barb Houser as our muse:

Because Barb used stenciling, just had to add the technique
to my card. But it's optional, you don't have to add it.

Butterfly stamp from HLS' new set, Especially For You.
Made a stencil from the butterfly (5 of them!) and dabbed on
my colors. Lastly, a spray from Lindy's Stamp Gang; 
Starburst: Furry Navel Peach.
(the coppery color with a shimmer)
Next stamped 3 butterflies with Ranger Archival Ink and
used my Zigs to color just one piece of their wings in aqua and navy.
Added my watercolor piece to a bg black & white plaid from PTI.
The sentiment was added, and finally a few sequins to finish.
There are several wonderful videos on HLS to help you create
the perfect watercolor.
Hope you play along with HLS' newest challenge.
Looking forward to seeing your entry.
OH! And there's a $15. gift certificate to our winner. (Yay!)

Join in the fun here:


  1. Your background is spectacular Nancy!! Wow, what a beautiful card. The butterflies are refreshing and uplifting as I watch the sleet out our window! Looking forward to what you have to share with us in the new year AND 12 more Kits together!!

  2. What a beautiful card with a beautiful background, Nancy! Wow! Happy New Year!

  3. What a beautiful card, Nancy. The background is amazing and the colours fantastic! Welcome to the team! xx

  4. Such a wonderful technique and design!
    The background is so beautiful!
    Happy New Year!

  5. This is a beauty Nancy! Fabulous colors. It looks like your butterflies are leaving a trail of shimmer.

  6. What a wow background Nancy and I love the beautiful shimmer on the card. Such a great idea to have the butterfly stencil beneath the stamped ones! Its so good to have you join the team, and I wish you a very happy New Year.

  7. Beautiful, beautiful card Nancy and SO happy to see you using your FABULOUS water coloring talent at are a perfect fit for this team!! Congratulations!! :0)

  8. Lovely background and really cool and unique technique, Nancy. Happy New Year and welcome to the HLS team!

  9. Gorgeous card...what an incredible background! Fabulous card. Happy New Year.

  10. Stunning card, Nancy! The watercolored background looks awesome and I love the colors! Using butterfly die cuts as stencils was a great touch!

  11. Wow ~ just look at that beautiful background! And those fabulous butterflies too... You're the perfect addition to this amazing team of designers Nancy! So happy for you!!

  12. WOW! How cool is this? I love it. You had a similar idea to mine with the butterfly stencil in the background but yours turned out so much better - fabulous. Jenny x

  13. Beautiful card, the background is amazing!

  14. Nancy those butterflies are amazing! I love all the layers of ink.. the silhouettes peeking through, and the sparkle. Great contrast with the colorful loose background and the clean detailed butterfly images! Brilliant!


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