Sunday, April 26, 2015

A GARDEN OF DESIGNS BY NANCY SMITH

This month our design team is Celebrating all things Easter and Spring with eggs, chicks and rabbits oh my. 
Below are some amazing samples by
NANCY SMITH



SOME BUNNY LOVES YOU CARD

Gecko Gazl Easter Parade Craft Kit
Flower Power Paper Pack




JOYOUS EASTER TAG

Collaged background created using fussy cut bits from The Flower Power Paper Pack (April Kit Club)
Chick in cracked egg image from Easter Icons 2 (April Kit Club) 


EASTER BLESSINGS CARD

Gecko Galz Easter Parade Craft Kit, Flower Power Paper pack



EGG  HUNT SHRINE

Paint the bottom and the edges of a 3 1/2 x 3 1/2 hollow wooden block with gesso.

When dry, rub the bottom and edges with Adirondack Ink in Pesto

Print out EP05 from the Easter Parade digital paper pack

Cut into five equal squares to cover five sides of the block, excluding the bottom.  Ink all edges of the paper, then adhere to the wooden block using a Scotch Craft Stick.

Print out the Egg Hunt image from Easter Parade Icons 1, included in the April Kit.  Distress edges, then adhere to the front of the block.

Add small buttons and a bold graphic self-stick cloth tape trim at the bottom.   Add feet if desired and paint to match.

Print out the bunny image from Easter Parade Icons 2 at 3" x 5".  Print it again using mirror image for the back side.  

Using the Scotch Craft Stick, adhere one of the bunny images to a piece of  65 lb weight white cardstock, and then fussy cut.  The extra layer of paper will make your bunny sturdier.

Fussy cut the mirror image, cover with Scotch Craft Stick, and carefully adhere to the back side of the other bunny image, lining it up perfectly to the other side.  You will now have a two-sided and very sturdy bunny image.

Use a thin line of hot glue to adhere the bunny image to the center of the block.  Surround the image with moss and plastic bird eggs to further secure the bunny to the block.  Embellish with flower vines and other desired embellishments.


HAPPY MOTHERS DAY CARD

Background papers from the Easter Parade Paper Pack
Mother and Baby image from Mums the Word 2 Collage Sheet


WEDDING DAY CARD

The frame is from the Easter Parade Icons 2 (April Kit Club)
Image from the Wedding Bells 1 Collage Sheet
Background paper from The Flower Power Paper Pack (April Kit Club)


Monthly Question:  "What is the most exciting thing to happen to you in your paper crafting career?"

My most exciting moment was the first time I was accepted on a Design Team.  It was several years ago, and I had only recently begun to paper craft, and didn't even have a blog yet.  I did have a youtube channel, so I completed the two required audition projects, and applied to the call.  I was totally shocked, but really excited when I got an acceptance email.  It never hurts to try, you just might be pleasantly surprised!


5 comments:

  1. totally stunning work Nancy! every piece is an absolute gem. xo

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  2. First, the rabbit on the block is so cool and creative, I lve the Mothers Day card, the wedding card is so beautiful, and the Easter cards with the fun images are wonderful! This was fun looking at all of these beautiful projects!

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  3. Beautiful designs on all the projects Nancy! You are so artistic.

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