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Monday, October 29, 2007

First post!

Welcome! I have Linda (you know who you are ;o) to thank for hounding me in the nicest way possible to start this artwork blog LOL so here it is.


Finished card measures 6 1/8" x 4 5/16"


This card features an unmounted stamp from After Midnight of two zebras in a rectangle. I masked them and added the trees from another of the AM stamps picturing trees, a mountain, an elephant and a water/pond scene. Coloring medium is pencils, and I used Gamsol and a blending stump on the sky.

The letters are from the Hero Arts set Pastel Pop Alphabet. I stamped them in Stampin' Up!'s True Thyme on white cardstock and then colored the letters in with a black Zig pen.

The background is textured black cardstock with Antique Silver Pearl Ex applied randomly and sealed with a fixative spray. This piece is adhered to an olive green card front, and there is olive mulberry paper under the main image.

*tip*
the easiest way to tear mulberry paper is to set a ruler where you'd like the line, paint with a waterbrush, wait a minute, then tear apart slowly

Thanks for looking!

18 comments:

Pat Huntoon said...

Lovely card. Welcome to the world of blogging!

Gerrie said...

Whoooohooo GF! Hugs, Gerrie

Shirley Ross said...

A really gorgeous card, Nancy, but then all of your art work is gorgeous!! I love your new blog.

Beth said...

Love it Nancy and welcome to our world will have to add you to my feed.
Hugs
Beth

Anonymous said...

Love the card and thanks for the tip on the mulberry paper. I've been wanting to get some but haven't yet.
June
jsreader40@yahoo.com

Mary Ann said...

Love your work and have always saved it to a file. Thanks for sharing your artwork. I'll look forward to viewing your blog. And a big thank you to whoever twisted your arm to create a blog!!

Kimm Bennington-Thompson said...

Looks great Nancy! I'm a fan of your artwork and will keep checking back!
Kimm BT

Evelyn Spikes said...

I am thrilled that you are blogging, Nancy. I like anything that allows me to see your art work!

chriserendipity said...

Beautiful card, Nancy! I will be avidly awaiting your blog entries! ...I have yet to "share" anything on the forum, or even start a blog, so I am in awe of those of you who do! :o)
Chris

NancyY said...

Great card Nancy!
Congratulations on starting your blog - your work is always so terrific!

Lisa said...

Beautiful card Nancy! Welcome to the blogging world!

Cathy Yamashita said...

Your page looks great & I love your zebra card!

leenda said...

GORGEOUS, GORGEOUS!! I can't believe this day is finally here! Look how many admirers of your art have already left comments. You can thank me later!! LOL

Your artwork ROCKS girlfriend and it needs to be displayed in the blogging world!!!

LC

Mary Strauser said...

Really neat card. Love the Zebra and your blog is nice. Thanks for sharing.
MaryS

Willow said...

I am so happy you have decided to do a blog...now I do not have to save your e-mails forever and ever just to revisit your work!!! I can just visit your blog!!! Thanks for taking that leap of faith!! Willow

Lulu said...

I'm still waiting for the "Nancy" book but this will definitely do for now!! Gorgeous artwork!!

Tracy in Michigan said...

Nancy - I'm so happy you finally started a blog - I've e-mailed you many times telling you your artwork should be on a website (and a wall!). I'm definitely subscribing. Congrats and I can't wait to follow your progress. Tracy Smith, crazyforsu@aol.com

Ret said...

Hi Nanc,
love the zebra's & I'm so happy to see your blogging! I love your cards and love it that I'll now have a place to come & see them!!!
wowzer!!