Friday, January 20, 2017

Darnell's NBUS Challenge #8


Our good friend, Darnell is celebrating her Blog Birthaversary and more


To celebrate she's having a NBUS (Never Before Used Schtuff) Challenge.

No, wait, she's going to have 3 back to back weekly challenges!


This week, January 16 - 22 she has challenged us to use a NBUS item and
an optional theme...

This is a technique I've been meaning to try for quite some time.

Thank you, Darnell, for giving me the push I needed to pull my pencils out and color!

My large butterfly stamp was a NBUS.
I had used the smallest stamp in this trio.
Now I need and excuse to use the last one in the set.
Hmmm...

I stamped with Memento ink and used my Prismacolor pencils for color
and odorless Turpenoid to blend.

Guess what it says inside?

Very appropriately it says
AMAZING
because that's what our Darnell is!

The sentiment was also a NBUS.

I had fun coloring this card and was amazed at how the color showed up on the Kraft!

And I even added some WOS all over the butterfly, because I know how Darnell loves that sparkle!


Thanks for the visit and special thanks for your comments.

Enjoy!




Card Recipe
Stamps:  Butterfly Trio (PB), Appreciated (TT)
Ink:   Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper:   Crumb Cake (SU)
Other:  Prismacolor Pencils (Spanish Orange, Orange White), Odorless Turpenoid (Weber), Cosmetic Applicators (Dollar Store), White EP (SU), Wink of Stella (Clear)


35 comments:

Cheryl W. said...

OMG - what a beautiful butterfly! I love the vivid color against the kraft. Isn't Darnell's NBUS fun and inspiring?

Heidi Stamps said...

Your coloring is just gorgeous! Great NBUS stamp!

Betty Keefe said...

WOW!! simply gorgeous, Bonnie - love it - fantastic coloring!

Bożena Adamusińska said...

Do not have pity for the other participants ... It's probably the most beautiful card in this challenge, Bonnie! I love the intense solar colors of this beautiful butterfly.
hugs,
BozenA xoxo

Daffodil Cards said...

LOVE the butterfly, beautiful colouring.
Faith
x

Greta said...

Wow--those pencils look fabulous on the kraft, Bonnie!

JennyH said...

This is stunning Bonnie, the bright oranges look great on the kraft : )

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Wow - love your bright butterfly, Bonnie - your colored pencils did great for that rich color on kraft!!

Linda said...

Beautiful coloring and card, Bonnie.

Jo Manna said...

WOW that is one realistic butterfly! Beautifully coloured :D

Mac Mable said...

Fabulous and eye catching colour you've achieved on the kraft card. 'Amazing' card, thanks for sharing this beauty x

Nancy Stislow said...

Oh WOW! I love the glorious colors on this and your coloring is fantastic, Bonnie! Your image really pops against the kraft background! Love this!

Pat said...

This is a gorgeous butterfly Bonnie and I love that bright orange which is so striking, and the white on black sentiment complements it perfectly, and love the rounded corners too. x

JoAnn said...

Beautiful card. Your coloring of that butterfly is gorgeous.

Maxine D said...

Oh my goodness, what a stunning card Bonnie - so glad you used this technique because this is a beautiful piece of work
Blessings
Maxine

Lisa Lara said...

Love love love this beauty Bonnie. I love the big sentiment and gorgeous butterfly.

Loll said...

This is so pretty Bonnie!! The butterfly turned out amazing. Great job colouring with pencils. Wink of stella adds a special touch. And I love the black sentiment banner ... just perfect pop of black to add a bit of drama to the card. Great job! xx

Aileen Ryan said...

Bonnie what a stunning looking butterfly. I love the design and that amazing orange colour, perfect.

JosieD said...

I love butterflies and this one is smashing looking with rich, realistic colors. Just beautiful. The look of the pencils colored on kraft paper plus the touches of the WOS and white on black "teaser" sentiment really set it off.

jimlynn said...

Gorgeous PLUS! WOW! That butterfly just pops on the Kraft. Very pretty.
LYnn

Bobby said...

I love the daintiness of your butterfly, Bonnie, and those pencils and your magnificent coloring show up beautifully on kraft. I couldn't decide on what pencils to buy and ended up with Inktense pencils. I love them but maybe another kind are in order too.

Brenda said...

Auntie Darnell sure is amazing! Looks like I need to get on the ball and get a card done for the NBUS challenge! Maybe after my granddaughter leaves I can work on that! Love, love, love your card Bonnie! The butterfly is so gorgeous. Did you use white on it first so your other colors pop out so nice? I think it turned out so well! Hugs, Brenda

Christine Alexander said...

the butterfly is gorgeous, just love the white seeping through the orange. awesome card :)

Sandy said...

Beautiful card Bonnie -- I just started singing "You are so beautiful to me" --
Sandy xx

OH Babs said...

Beautiful card Bonnie.

nancy littrell said...

OMG Bonnie...Your Butterfly is AMAZING just like our friend Darnell and You! Love your "You Are" sentiment too. TFS your beauty my friend. Hugs....

Susanne Vargas said...

The vibrant colors you achieved with colored pencils on kraft are spectacular! And I love the warm orange tones! Now I am looking forward to see what you will do with the third butterfly in the set...

maria f. said...

and YOU ARE... an amazing colorer! Wow is that beautifully colored, Bonnie. Impressed with your Prismacolors. And your blending.

Susan said...

I've just finished by coloured pencils on kraft cards and will post soon. I agree - great challenge to get us to pull out our coloured pencils! Love the vibrancy of the butterfly and the way you split the sentiment between card front and inside!

Darnell said...

Whoa, now I know that big bold butterflies lend themselves to being colored with orange on kraft! Thank you for that lesson, Bonnie, and for also showing me that big bold black and white boxed sediments are the perfect choice! I'm mega-impressed with this card and so appreciate your kind words and your participation in the optional theme! And, of course, thank you so much for playing in my NBUS Challenge #8! P.S. Love the schparkle, too!! Hugs, Darnell

Carol Hintermeier said...

Love the shades of oranges on your butterfly!! It's so pretty!!

Robyn Oliver said...

Gorgeous butterfly card Bonnie, beautifully coloured

Neha said...

Super stunning card, Bonnie! Love you choice of color and blending!

MaryH said...

Oh my that butterfly sparkles against the kraft. Great work on the pencil techniques, and it's sure to stand out in all the cards that will be entered in Darnell's Blogaversary challenge. Aren't you happy we 'know' her? TFS & Hugs

Sue - said...

Beautiful butterfly and your colouring is great. It is really surprising how the pencils show up so well on the Kraft card.