Bright vases

Happy Saturday everyone!

Today I’m playing along with two challenges – the Color Throwdown (turquoise, pink, rust and magenta) and the sketch  from  CAS Colours and Sketches.

This card came together very quickly – I created an ink blended background and just adhered a few inked die cuts from a Simply Graphic die set.

The sentiment is from a Clearly Besotted set.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Bold Floating Butterflies

Happy Friyay Everyone!

The theme of the Memory Box / Outside the Box challenge is ‘pretty purples’ and I decided to focus on purple butterflies. I created a inky background panel using some Ken Oliver Metallic Colour Bursts and some Cosmic Shimmer powder. Once dry, I cut it with the Floating Butterflies background die and adhered the Floating Butterflies frame die on top. I then stuck the Beautiful Jasper Leave die to my card base and used sticky fixers for the butterfly panel. I then added a silver Impress Card & Crafts die cut sentiment. I felt the card still needed a little bit more, so I cut out two of the smallest Memory Box Pinpoint Butterfly Trio dies to finish it off.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Restful Hello

Happy Monday everyone!

Today I’m playing along with two challenges – the Color Throwdown and Freshly Made Sketches.

I actually got off to a bit of a false start with this card – and somewhere on my craft table I have a lovely gold embossed background…. which ended up not working in the way I had wanted… Hopefully I can include it in a card soon… I have so many rejected backgrounds that I really need to start using!

Anyway, for my second and final attempt at both challenges, I used the beautiful Ready to Bloom cover die by The Stamp Market, together with a Winnie & Walter sentiment die and a Penny Black butterfly die.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Full Vase

Hi Everyone!

Today I used the colours from this week’s CAS Colours & Sketches challenge. The dies are by Simply Graphic and Poppy Stamps and the stencil is by Honey Bee.

I spent far too long trying different sentiments, stamped in different colours but finally ended up using this small Karen Burniston die cut!

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

AAA Cards sketch challenge with watercolour twist

Hi there!

It’s time for another challenge at AAA Cards!  This fortnight we’d like you to create a CAS card using the sketch below and if you want to join with our optional twist, please use watercolour in some way!

For the main image, I used an older stamp from a Hero Arts wood mounted set. It’s actually dated 2006. How can that possibly be 15 years ago? Yikes! Anyway, I stamped it on some watercolour paper and then coloured it using my Twinkling H2Os. This totally shimmers in real life! To complete my card I added a few dots of gold Stickles and added a Simon Says Stamp sentiment.

My team mates have come up with some beautiful cards which are on the AAA Cards challenge blog.

Hope you can play along with us!

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Penny Black Berries and Flowers

Happy  Saturday everyone!

I’m playing along with the colour challenge at the CAS on Friday challenge blog today. I love their inspiration collage and added a touch or two of some of the other colours in that amazing inspiration collage.

I stamped an image from the pretty Penny Black Berries and Flowers stamp set and then created my in blended panel using my regular distress inks. I didn’t mask the image when I did the ink blending so I just used water to remove the ink from the stamped image. I coloured the image using my Twinkling H2O paints and added an Altenew sentiment to complete my card.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.