Month: July 2017

Celebrate with Balloons!

Hi there!

It’s the Casology challenge blog’s fifth anniversary this week and to celebrate, they have chosen the cue word ‘balloon’.

Here’s my take: I practiced my no lines water colouring using a Hero Arts stamp and my Twinkling H2O paints. I wasn’t too sure when to stop colouring, but I knew that I didn’t want to create a super-bright card – so I ended up with a very soft image instead, but I think it works.

I added a sentiment from Altenew and did some very gentle ink smooshing on the background, but you can’t really see that in my photo.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Noteworthy Neutrals

Hi everyone!

The challenge over at the Memory Box blog this month is ‘noteworthy neutrals’ and here is my take using three Memory Box dies (Fresh Foliage, Contempo Birds and Thanks).

I created the black/grey card using Black Soot Distress Oxide ink and couldn’t resist spritzing some Distress Mica Spray on it! This card shimmers so much in real life!

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Fabulous Flamingos

Happy Saturday!

For today’s card, I masked off a section of cardstock and lightly blended some distress ink. I then stamped a flamingo background stamp from Simon Says Stamp using distress oxide ink. Love how easy it is to stamp with those inks.

Anyway, I used part of a sentiment from a Simon Says Stamp set and then added a die cut word from Ellen Hutson that I cut out several times for depth.

A few yellow enamel dots completed the card!

I’m entering this into a number of challenges – Freshly Made Sketches , the Color Throwdown (raspberry pink, green and yellow) and the Simon Says Stamp Flickr challenge (anything goes).

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Rainbow Flower Row

Hi Everyone!

The theme over at the Retro Rubber Challenge Blog is Rainbow – and here is my entry!

I used an old Magenta stamp that I’ve had for at least 5 years! I love how this challenge blog is helping me rediscover my forgotten gems!

Anyway, I coloured the flowers with my Twinkling H2O’s and added a touch of Stickles and a Clearly Besotted sentiment to finish it off!

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

 

Sparkly Hello

Hi there!

For today’s card, I stamped some gorgeous blooms from Altenew’s Garden Treasure set in various shades of pink and purple ink.

I inked up some white card with distress oxide ink which I misted with Perfect Pearls and then die cut some leaves using Simon Says Stamp’s Clustered Leaves die.

I stuck all the die cuts to a base card and added a sentiment and some dots cut from glitter paper plus some silver stickles to finish off the card.

I’m entering this into the Simon Says Stamp Flickr Challenge – Anything Goes!

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Sparkling Chinese Lanterns

Hello!

I love Chinese Lanterns and so I just had to have this new gorgeous Poppystamps die as soon as I saw it!

I coloured the die cut using my Twinkling H20’s and then inlaid some coordinating glitter paper (which I found after I had coloured the image – still can’t believe I had such a good match).

I cut an oval from my base card and then stuck some acetate to create the window before adhering the die cut and a sentiment die cut, also by Poppystamps.

I’m entering this into two challenges: Poppystamps Monthly Challenge (Just Bling it) and Less is More Challenge (Anything but Stamps).

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.