Monday, April 13, 2020

Another Word for Hero


Today's card is being entered into the following challenges:
My Favorite Things Wednesday Sketch Challenge - Sketch 484
PIP Challenge 2015
Jan's Digi Stamps April 2020 Challenge - Anything Goes
Challenge #4 - Anything Goes Mixed Media Creative Challenge at We Love 2 Create at Polkadoodles
Incy Wincy Designs Challenge Apr 6 -18 - Footwear anywhere on your creation
Path of Positivity Challenge #79-Opt. Twist: STYLE...Apr. 6─May 3
STAMPlorations April Stencil Challenge

Today is the 6th day I am participating in The Daily Marker 30 Day Challenge! I have found it to be great motivation to work on my coloring. Have you had a chance to play along?

I was inspired by the above sketch from My Favorite Things. And I knew I needed to create a stencil for it. I did that by using some Transparency Film cut down to A2 card size. Then I brought out a star die cut. After that I ran both through my die cut machine. This creates a nice reusable stencil. It is sturdy and can be used over again.

If you visit the My Favorite Things blog you will find this post. Right now, while we are all on lock down in our homes. It is so important to remember the everyday heroes who are out there. The medical professionals, military, and all the other people we take for granted. Who are doing their best to keep us safe and moving through this.

I used one of the nurses that are available as a freebie on that blog post link in the previous paragraph. For the coloring, I used both alcohol markers and colored pencils. If you haven't yet visited my YouTube channel. There is a video showing how I use colored pencils and blend the colors out. Here is the link for that. Once, I was done coloring him in, I fussy cut her out. Then I ran her through my Xyron machine, so I didn't have to worry about getting a good amount of adhesive down. I then brought out my homemade stencil and distress ink. Using my Amazon makeup brush I applied the ink onto the card base. When that was done, I put the nurse on top of that area. Then I used my water bottle to activate the oxide part of the ink. To finish the card off, I cut the sentiment out and backed it up with 3M foam tape. And then I scattered the embellishments around my card.

Stamps: MFT Call The Shots
Paper: CTMH White Daisy, Neenah Bright White
Ink: Ranger Distress Oxide Picked Raspberry
Accessories: Amazon makeup brush, Spectrum Noir Triblend Dull Green, Coral, Citrus, Shin Han YR29 Barely Beige, GY235 Sap Green, Copic E31 Brick Beige, CTMH Black& White Dots, homemade stencil (Ecstasy Crafts Nellie's Choice Multi Frame Heart Dies), Prismacolor Premier 10% French Grey, 50% French Grey, Silver, 50% Cold Grey, 70% Cool Grey

A complete list of the supplies is under the picture. The list, contains compensated affiliate links. If you wish to create a similar card. There is no cost to you for using the links. But it does provide funds to help continue this blog.

Thank you for stopping by!

Please stay safe!

Happy Crafting,


  1. M.E., Again, a very fitting creation for the times. These people are our HEROS! They need to know they are appreciated! Thank you for sharing with us at Jan's Digi Blog Challenge! Saty Safe & Healthy! HAPPY CRAFTING!
    (Owner & Illustrator of Jan's Digi Stamp Shop)

    1. Thank you! I so appreciate the dedication and care of medical professionals. Both the ones who are my friends and family. And the ones who I visit due to my medical issues.

  2. Very lovely card, nurses are our frontline in this current situation. Stay safe!
    Thank you for sharing at Incy Wincy Designs Challenge.

    1. Thank you! I had fun with the challenge. Stay healthy! Stay safe!

  3. Beautiful! Thank you for sharing with us at The PIP Challenge

  4. I couldn't agree more with your sentiment on this lovely card.Thank you for sharing your project at the Path of Positivity Challenge. We hope you'll visit us often.
    Carole DT x

  5. Great card. Thank you for joining the challenge at Jan's Digi Stamps. Hope to see you again next time