life outside the lines by Beckynoelle

Thursday, February 23, 2017

circle card

Hi!

I've been feeling a little off this week so I haven't spent much time in the studio the past few days. I'm not sick, just kind of meh. But i did manage to finish this fun little circle card with my Prismacolor pencils (I still have a lot of practicing to do with them!)



Nothing too earth shattering went in to making this card ☺
I die cut the scalloped circle and then embossed the stitched circle die in it. I stamped everything in black ink, masking off the deer, and then colored everything with Prismacolor pencils. I die cut a scalloped circle frame out of the wood veneer paper and then added a few fun details with the Nuvo Crystal drops on the animal noses and the white gel pen spots on the deer.

I'll be back next week with more to share, have a great weekend!

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Monday, February 20, 2017

I ♥ Edna!

Hello and happy Monday!

I finally got my hands on one of Stamping Bella's Edna stamps and I had so much fun coloring her!




I started off by stamping Edna in Memento ink on a white piece of Neenah cardstock and then again on some masking paper in the exact same place using the MISTI. I fussy cut her (leaving a tiny border around her) and the white part of the card out of the masking paper and masked her off so I could do some ink blending with Spun Sugar, Worn Lipstick, and Picked Raspberry Distress ink. I removed the mask and then colored her with Copics. I wanted her wings to be a little shimmery but I haven't had good luck with my Wink of Stella pen lately, the glitter in it has been a little globby. So I dripped some of my Shimmer spray on an acrylic block and then used a paintbrush and painted the shimmer over her wings. It's a very delicate and subtle shimmer! I stamped my sentiment on the bottom, added some baker's twine at the top and then adhered everything down to a black card base!

Ugh. I went clothes shopping this weekend. I hate shopping. I am 31 years old, I'm not in amazing shape, and I am a stay at home mom of two little girls. I feel like all clothing stores are either for teenagers, professionals, people that are obviously much trendier and skinnier than I am, or much older. I definitely don't get some of the current trends. I don't understand what fringe, overalls, and bodysuits are doing back in fashion. I don't like all of the shirts with cutout shoulders (I kind of feel like someone just took scissors to the prototypes of current styles with all of the weird missing pieces and slashes...) I breastfeed my youngest so my boobs are big enough, I don't need to draw attention to them with extra ruffles. I need my nursing bras, so all of the strapless tops are out of the question. Shopping is a nightmare. I just want all of the clothes on my Pinterest stylish board to appear in my closet. I'm also a sucker for a good sales pitch so now I have a huge batch of stuff to return to White House Black Market (I seriously spent over $40 on a tshirt that says I love coffee?!) Also, I get to shop with the baby and the toddler; so after the fiasco of shopping, I would very happily share a martini with Edna ☺

Have a great day!

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Friday, February 17, 2017

coffee ♥

Hi!

first i drink the coffee. then i do the things. ☺

i'm keeping it super simple today.


I stamped the sentiment and the cup on a piece of white cardstock, cut down to 3 1/2" x 5 1/2" and cut out the inside of the coffee sleeve. I backed the negative space with a crimped piece of kraft cardstock. I tied some baker's twine around the top and then adhered the whole thing to a kraft card base with foam adhesive. I finished it off with a tiny green die cut heart at the bottom! (the coffee sleeve looks much more crimped in real life, i have to brighten up my pictures so much that the texture details can really get lost. boo to dark cave craft rooms!)

My mama gets here today! She's staying with me for two weeks to visit and help with the girls and then we go to Disneyworld for a week! (and then maybe I can talk her into coming back home with me to keep helping with the girls...)

Have a great weekend!

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Thursday, February 16, 2017

MFT Color Challenge 63

Hi!

I've got a sweet little twirling ballerina today for the My Favorite Things Color Challenge #63.






I started out by stamping my ballerina on Neenah cardstock with My Favorite Things Black Hybrid ink, once regularly, and once using the mirror image stamp. I colored them with Copic markers and die cut them out. I die cut my circle window out of a spearmint card base and a white card front and then stamped my floral frame and sentiment in Gravel Gray Hybrid ink. I colored all of my flowers with Copic markers and then added some Nuvo Crystal Drops to the centers of the flowers (I just got my first few colors of the Nuvo drops yesterday and I'm loving them!) I die cut the brick wall out of a scrap piece of cardstock and used it as a stencil to do some ink blending on the inside of the card with Cracked Pistachio Distress Ink. I sandwiched some thread between the two ballerinas and adhered them back to back and then glued that down to the card base and then added the white frame piece to the card. I finished it off with some more Nuvo drops on the ballerina's flowers and some Wink of Stella shimmer on her wings.

I loved this color combination and I can't get enough of that adorable little ballerina and how well she spins!

Have a great day!

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