Friday, December 17, 2021

All Is Bright On Christmas Night - The Paper Shelter Follow The Stars Digi

Be clearly aware of the stars and infinity on high.
Then life seems almost enchanted after all.   Vincent Van Gogh

The Paper Shelter "Follow the Stars" digi, Cricut forest and poinsettia svg's ,digital paper,
 swirl punch, silver card stock, silver glitter paper, iridescent gems,glitter Nuvo Drops,Copic Markers

 Hey there from Nannyland,

I've enjoyed using non-traditional colors for some of my holiday cards this year.  I think these cool blue, green and lavender tones create a beautiful frosty scene for this lovely Paper Shelter lantern lady and her starlit path. 

One of my most daunting design challenges is creating backgrounds for my colored images. I borrowed this white birch tree svg from a Lori Whitlock winter scene that originally had a deer peeking through the forest.  I cut only the back layer (three times) on my Cricut Maker and  glued the layers together to provide seamless dimension beneath my image.  My Cricut is fast becoming one of my favorite inspirational tools because using die cuts in  unconventional ways helps me to create some unexpected and sometimes unique designs.

Digital paper printed on my computer created a mystical starry night sky.  I mounted my finished panel on silver card stock with just a sliver of black peaking from behind.  The poinsettia, from the Cricut image library, was cut in white card stock and colored with the same lavender copics I used to color my image.  I shaped the flower and added a little elegance with some silver glitter swirls and a blue iridescent gem. The sentiment and tag were created in Cricut Design Space and edged, along with the flower and main panel,  with a silver leafing pen. 

I sure hope you're finding some time to relax with all the seasonal frenzy swirling around you. I found some peace today by making time to have lunch with a friend.  Now I'm going to eat some chocolate and watch a cheesy Hallmark movie. A perfect recipe for "calm and bright."  

Thanks for visiting Nannyland.
I'll just be here blissfully creating until your next visit.  
Nancy (aka Pink Panoply)
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  1. Oh my goodness, this card is so cute. Just popped over from Prettyshabbyuk to say hi. I saw your entry on Little Red Truck challenge xx

  2. This is a very pretty creation nd I love the glitter accents on your flower.

    Thanks you for sharing with us at Creative Moments,

    Merry Christmas,


  3. Lovely card. Thank you for joining the challenge at A Bit More Time to Craft. Hope to see you again next time.
    Have a happy Christmas

  4. You sound like me! I love my die cutting machine also, inspiration when mojo is missing hahaha and yes inspirational too. I LOVE what you have done here, all the right pieces in the right places with beautiful colours, a lovely image all make a beautiful card. Thank you so much for joining us in our challenge at QKR Stampede Good Luck and looking forward to seeing you again in our next challenge.
    Faith A DT

  5. This is beautiful. I always love seeing your coloring. Thank you for sharing with us over at Morgan's ArtWorld. Love to see you join in each month.
    ~ Diane CT

  6. Oh, wow, Nancy, this is just stunning! Your coloring skills are shining through on this one. Beautiful composition, color integration, and storytelling!

    Thanks, for inspiring us at A Place To Start!
    Chana Malkah,
    A Place To Start, Owner
    613 Avenue Create, Owner
    Redora Lee Designs , My Blog
    Shopping Our Stash, DT
    The Color of Cards, Owner

  7. So pretty! The royal colours are gorgeous!

    Thanks for joining us at Little Red Wagon this week!

    Small Bits of Paper

  8. What a lovely image and she is coloured beautifully..
    Thank you for sharing with us over here today at the Classic Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Chrissy DT

  9. This lady is gorgeous! A true beauty colored so beautifully. So glad you joined us over at Morgan's ArtWorld. We hope to see you again.
    ~ Arlene CT

  10. Absolutely gorgeous work.
    Thank you for sharing with us over at Morgan's ArtWorld. We hope to see you again.
    ~ Annette CT -

  11. Exquisitely beautiful wintertime greeting. It is as enchantingly lovely as the season's first snow.

    Autumn Zenith 🧡 Witchcrafted Life