Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Come Away With Me - A Masculine Valentine Adventure

Come forth into the light of things. Let nature be  your teacher. 
William Wordsworth

Copic markers, Cricut Design Studio frames and sentiments, white gel pen, 
gold metallic card stock, Kit and Clowder Lighthouse Stamp from online class
Hey there,

Several years ago, I enjoyed taking one of my favorite card classes called "Masculine Cards" where we made several cards with a masculine theme in just one class.  I returned home feeling satisfied and maybe a little cagey,  with a fistful of manly cards to give to my husband throughout the year for all his important occasions.  That class is long gone (though I'm still good friends with the teacher) and I'm finding my skills at masculine card-making have not improved over the years.  It's not because I lack a gene for using neutrals and metal.  I think it's because I just don't try. 

I had the best time breaking away from my girlie card rut to create an actual legit well-thoughtout valentine card for my husband that actually required me to challenge myself in a new direction with my coloring.  I found an amazing Kit and Clowder on line class in my video files and decided to give ocean waves and aged concrete a go.  It turned out to be super fun and I think, with a little practice, I will have some valuable techniques in my coloring "tool box." 

I'll admit.  This card took me some serious sustained concentration with my tongue in the right place.  And there were times when I knew things would never come together.  But in the end, I like the results and I'm so happy to present a meaningful message created from my heart to my favorite valentine in the world. 

Thanks for visiting.
Go forth and challenge yourself in a new exciting direction.

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  1. What a lovely lighthouse card. Thanks for joining in at JUGS

  2. Beautiful creation Nancy, lovely coloring! Thank you for sharing with us over at Love To Craft. We hope to see you again.
    ~ DT Sherry xx

  3. Great colouring. A really good scene and I love it. The shadows and colours really make images 3D. I can see the work you have had to do to get that effect.

  4. WOW! Your perseverance certainly paid off: your colouring of this lighthouse and its surroundings is exceptional! I want to step into this scene and spend a few nights in the sweet cottage! Thrilled to see you in the Just Us Girls gallery!

  5. Beautiful card!Thanks for playing our challenge at CCC Digi Creations. Good luck!
    Anneke DT

  6. Nice Image! This goes perfect with our current challenge “Love, Love, Love” at Patties Creations Design Challenge. Thanks for joining us…
    Artist and Owner

  7. Beautiful and so elegant! I love the scene and the fabulous way in which you have embellished it! Thanks so much for your wonderful submission to our challenge at A Place To Start!
    Chana Malkah, Owner

  8. I love this! The way you have coloured the water and the waves in particular... absolutely spot on! Thanks for sharing this with us this challenge, at Patties Creations - ViC (D.T) xx

  9. Wow, Nancy you did a great job! Your coloring is gorgeous and the card is really special.
    Sorry for being AWOL for so long.
    Hugs Monica