Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Swirly, Hexy, Fun / NAC #82

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Hey y'all. Happy Tuesday. I hope wherever you are that you're warmer and drier than we are here in the DMV! It was sunny and 70 on Saturday and today, well, we're back to snow and freezing cold. AUGH! It's Tuesday, so that means another challenge with the Nachos. This week it's a color challenge and after I went for a walk in the sunshine Saturday, I went to my new craft room and got busy. I played around with a new technique and a fun new die. I'm not sure that I'm 100% thrilled with how it turned out, but I still think it's pretty. I'd love to hear what you think-

I tried the shaving-cream technique for the first time. I didn't look up the technique, just kinda winged it from memory, so I'm not sure if I did it right. I need to look it up and maybe try again. I think I had too much shaving cream. I ended up getting a really pretty marbled pattern after I pounced on it a little to get a bit more coverage. I mounted it beneath a piece of Whisper White c/s that I cut with my new Hives Die. Then I mounted those on a piece of Rose Red c/s, mounted on a Whisper White base. That Rose Red is such a pretty color, I  have no idea why I don't use it more often! I used the Six Sided Sampler for my sentiment and the stamped area beneath it.

Of course you know I had to try and do something pretty on the inside too. Well, I had plenty of ink swirled so I did a second piece of c/s and then ran it through the die also. This gave me some coordinating pieces for the inside and another cut piece for a future card. Here's my inside-

It really is a striking effect! I love the look it gives the inside, don't you? Well it only seemed fitting that as I was going out for my walk on Saturday afternoon, trying to decide what I was going to do with these colors that I saw this beautiful sight-

Cherry Blossoms, right outside my door! They were so pretty with their blend of of colors. I just didn't want to seem too predictable by going with flowers, so I swirled them instead. :)

Well, that's all I have for you today. I'd love to hear what you think about today's card. I hope you liked it and I hope it inspires you to come and play along with us. I can't wait to see what you create! As always, if you have any questions about today's card, please remember to leave me comment below and I'll be sure to get back to you.

Thanks so much for taking the time out of your busy day to stop by my little corner of the world. You are very appreciated! Till Next Time-

Remember- Life is often more about he storms than the peace they seek to overwhelm. It's not about Waiting for the storms to pass, but Learning to Dance in the rain.

Be Safe-
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Thanks so much for taking the time to share a little love with me. I hope you find this blog to be as much of a blessing to you as you are to me. :) Be Safe- Shan