Month: August 2017

Time Out – rainbow lily

Hi Everyone!

I am very honoured to be a guest designer for the current Time Out challenge. This time, the challenge is to CASE a card (at the end of this post) created by the talented Beverley Brown.

I’ve seen a few cards on Instagram where the designers coloured the background rather than the image, which I thought was so eye-catching so I decided to give that a whirl for my take on Beverley’s card. I stamped the gorgeous Penny Black stargazer lily which I then masked off before stencilling some distress ink to make a soft rainbow background. I added a die cute sentiment from Avery Elle (which I tweaked as I wanted to have a longer ‘tail’ before the word rather than after it!).

Do stop by the Time Out challenge blog and check out the inspiration from the fabulous design team! I hope you can play along too!

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

A colourful hi

Well ‘hi’ there everyone!

I thought I’d use another one of the backgrounds that I made during yesterday’s session playing with the Tim Holtz stamping platform. I embossed another Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous background stamp and then added some distress marker ink using the plastic bag smooshing technique.

I love this week’s sketch over at Case This Sketch and thought it would be really ‘easy’. Hmm…. not quite – you would not believe how many different die cuts/colour combos I tried with this background. In the end, I kept it very simple and it definitely works better than all my other options! Really loving those Altenew letters!

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Flowery best

It’s been a glorious day here – sunshine, blue skies and temperatures of 25+C. I should have been outside in the garden…. but instead I was in my craft room! I watched Tim Holtz’s video on his stamping platform, which I got a few months ago, but got a bot frustrated with, so I went back to my MISTI. Anyway, I was determined to give it another go and I’m so glad I did – I didn’t suffer any of my previous issues and created some amazing backgrounds!

Here’s one of the backgrounds I turned into a card – I used a Tim Holtz stamp with distress markers and then added a sentiment die/stamp from Simon Says Stamp. I finished it off with a few Pretty Pink Posh sequins!

So, all in all, a good, productive day, even if I didn’t make the most of the wonderful weather!

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Dots and Stripes and a star for good measure!

Hi Everyone!

The theme for the current Simon Says Stamp Flickr challenge is ‘dots and/or stripes’. I used a couple of Simon Stays Stamp dies and some remnants from rainbow backgrounds that I created a few weeks ago as part of Online Card Classes’ Rainbow Maker class. I just can’t decide whether I prefer it with or without a sentiment (also Simon’s). What do you think?

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

 

Time to Sparkle

Happy Saturday!

There is a gorgeous colour combo over at the Color Throwdown challenge this week. In fact I have made quite a few cards with it! Anyway, this is the one that I decided to enter for the challenge. I used some new-to-me dies from Simply Graphic together with a stamp from Poppystamps.

As I was assembling the card, I felt it needed something a little extra to ground the image and so I stencilled a bit of Cosmic Shimmer glitter paste to the background. Love how this sparkles without detracting too much from those gorgeous dies!

I’m also entering this card into the current Freshly Made Sketches challenge!

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Rosebud

Happy Friyay!

I created today’s card using an older stamp from Hero Arts plus a couple of stamps from different Altenew sets. As I wanted the leaf to bend outwards at either side of the rosebud image, I had to bend the leaf a little on my acrylic block. Sometimes stamps spring back quickly when I try to do this, but it worked out fine with this!

I coloured the images using some distress ink and also my Twinkling H2Os – which I also used for the smooshed background. It shimmered so much, it was quite a shame to cover it up! I used an older Avery Elle die to cut out the images.

I’m entering this card into a number of challenges:

Seven Hills Crafts Monthly challenge (I chose the middle colour scheme), Casology (cue word = bud) and CAS Colours and Sketches.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.