Friday, September 24, 2021

Little Drama Queen - Mo Manning Wednesday's Child Digi

 Monday's child is fair of face. Tuesday's child is full of grace. 
Wednesday's child is full of woe. Thursday's child has far to go.
Friday's child is loving and giving. Saturday's child works hard for his living.
And the child that is born on the Sabbath day is bonny and blithe, and good and gay.

Mo Manning Wednesday's Child digi, Copic markers, lace frame die, dp, 
Cricut Design Space cutting and writing features, aqua gems, white gel pen. 

Hey there from Nannyland,

This charming digi from Mo's Digital Pencil just cracks me up.  If you've raised daughters like I have, you have seen this scene played out many times, both in earnest and in jest .  This little cutie is called "Wednesday's Child," patterned after the nursery rhyme written in the 1800's to teach children the days of the week (and apparently do a little fortune telling.)   Mo does such a wonderful job of communicating feelings in her characters, probably because she started out as a children's book illustrator. As a teacher, I think that's why I admire her talent so much, as witnessed by the the number of her images that end up on my cards. 

Since my little lady is obviously in her night wear, I created a background with striped "wall paper" and a lacy frame mimicking a girl's frilly bedroom.   I kept the design fairly simple because I wanted my thespian to take center stage.   I added  aqua gems to the white die cut frame and white gel pen dots to her nightgown for texture.  I created a neutral sentiment in Cricut Design Space because I don't know yet who will receive this card, but I can imagine so many melodramatic quotes that would customize this card to the circumstances of my recipient. What do YOU think she's saying? 

Thursday, September 16, 2021

Aloha From Home - Mo Manning Pineapple Girl

 The most wasted of all days is one without laughter.    E.E. Cummings

Mo Manning Pineapple Girl digi, Tattered Lace frame dies,
Cricut writing feature,gems, paper flower, gold leaving pen

Hey there from Nannyland,

I should be eagerly packing for a much anticipated trip to Hawaii next week, but the Governor has politely asked tourists to stay home while the State gets its off-the-charts Covid numbers in check.  I'm happy to comply and know that I will be able to return there soon when things settle down.  In the meantime, I'll just pacify myself by coloring some sunny tropical images.  This adorable Mo Manning digi called Pineapple Girl is just what I needed to put me in a happy beachy frame of mind.

The shaped card is created with Tattered Lace nested frame dies.  The background comes from my ever growing collection of digi backgrounds.  I'm loving digi papers more and more because they take up no space and it's easy to scroll through them on my computer to find just what I'm looking for.  I lined each panel  and the sentiment (created with the Cricut writing feature) with a gold leafing pen and added  a bejeweled flower and butterfly for a little glitz.  I used mounting tape to attached my fussy cut image to my main panel.  So fun, so easy, so sunshiny. 

Thanks for visiting Nannyland.
I'll just be here blissfully creating until your next visit.  
Nancy (aka Pink Panoply)
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Thursday, September 9, 2021

Dancing in the Rain - Mo Manning Duck Day

 Anyone who says sunshine brings happiness has never danced in the rain. 

Mo Manning "Duck Day" digi, Tattered Lace dies, Copic makers, white gel pen,
cloud digi paper, yellow card stock, white card stock, mounting tape 

Hey there from Nannyland,

I've been longing for a stroll in a lovely, light fall rain shower...a delightful one that smells fresh with just a bit of a cool breeze.  I hope you have escaped the scary tumultuous weather rolling over us lately and can dream with me of some crisp autumn days to come.

I've been blissfully coloring several Mo Manning images the past few days because my soul needs a rest from the chaos surrounding us and her playful characters always make me smile.  Doesn't the perky duck in this fabulous image look like a fun splashing partner? And no leash required! This shaped card is created from three layers of nested Tattered Lace dies.  I have several sets in different shapes and they are quickly becoming my faves because they are so versitile.  The cloudy sky is from  my digi papers collection and the ground is shades of gray Copics with some dabs of rubbing alcohol (with a Q-tip) for texture.

An uncomplicated, bright, mirthful card was just what I needed today.  Nannyland is always the first place I land when my spirit needs a boost.  I hope you have created a happy tranquil haven where you can relax and express your creativity, also. 

Thanks for visiting Nannyland.
I'll just be here blissfully creating until your next visit.  
Nancy (aka Pink Panoply)
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Friday, September 3, 2021

Girl and Constellation - Kit and Clowder May 2021 Markers Class

Nothing can dim the light that shines from within.   Maya Angelou

Girl and Constellation digi from Etsy, Tattered Lace frame dies, celebrate die, Copic markers.
Xpressit paper, assorted gems, white gel pen, white Prismacolor pencil, alcohol and Q-tip

Hey there from Nannyland,

This magical image called Girl and Constellation was the May 2021 markers coloring class from Kit and Clowder.  I typically watch  Alyce's expert coloring video all the way through first, and then color the image without guidance.  I find that following along with the video, with starts and stops, interferes with my mojo and my results usually look pretty contrived.  Going with the flow gives me the opportunity to experiment a little and add some of my own touches.

I always enjoy turning my Kit and Clowder artwork into cards so I can share the results of my efforts with people who will appreciate them.  Adding die cut frames, sentiments and bling makes everything feel polished and complete. 

Add ripped denim and  bokah skies to my coloring repertoire, thanks to Alyce's super fun instructions.  I'm excited to pluck another art class from my accumulated stash and see what new handy skills I can soak up next time.