Month: January 2018

Go Wild

Hi there!

The theme for this fortnight’s Less is More challenge is ‘cute/one layer card’ and I immediately thought of this gorgeous Woodware lion that I had bought on pre-order. He arrived yesterday and I couldn’t wait to ink him up and get colouring.

The image is MUCH bigger than I was expecting, so I stamped it on a 7×5 card base as I wanted to still have a good amount of white space on my card. I used my prisma coloured pencils to colour it in – I still have a lot to learn with these pencils, but this was a great image to practice with!

I edged the image with a light green pencil and added a sentiment from the stamp set to finish it off.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Wonderful Friend

Hi there!

So today’s card is a bit different for me – I broke into my vast supply of Prima paper flowers that I’ve had for MANY years! They are so pretty, but not very ‘trendy’ at the moment. Maybe they’ll make a comeback at some point?

Anyway, I created this card using the sketch for this week’s Freshly Made Sketches challenge. Unfortunately, I am posting this too late to submit it, but I still wanted to share it here as I am also entering it into the current Simon Says Stamp Flickr challenge, which had a theme of ‘friendship’.

The dies and stamp are by Simon Says Stamp and the embossing folder is from Spellbinders.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

I thank the stars

Hello everyone!

As my distress oxides have been out this weekend, I decided to put them to use for my entry into this week’s Colour Throwdown challenge. It’s another great combo (aqua, orange and grey) and I decided to use the sketch for the current Case This Sketch challenge as well.

I used the dies and a stamp from My Favorite Things, but the white background felt a little stark when I started layering the stars. That’s an unusual thing for me to say really as CAS is usually my go to/comfort zone! In the end, I decided to  use a Hero Arts stencil to add a little interest!

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Belated birthday wishes to you

Happy Saturday everyone!

My new distress oxide inks arrived this morning and I have spent the day happily playing with them.

Here’s the first card I made using a die by Memory Box, a stencil by Studio Light and a sentiment from Winnie & Walter.

I’m entering this into the current Casology challenge where the theme is ‘late’.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Australia Day

Happy Australia Day to all my Australian friends!

I was finally able to get down to a bit of colouring this afternoon! Of course, I had to choose something with an Australian theme for today and pulled out the wonderful Avery Elle/Ellen Hutson United we Flourish ‘G’day Mate’ set. And found a way to use EVERY SINGLE MAIN IMAGE on one card!!!!

I wanted to choose non-traditional colours and so used the Ellen Hutson Pinsights challenge mood board. Isn’t this month’s board fabulous! I may have to use this again.

Anyway, after colouring the images with my Twinkling H2Os, I turned my attention to the card base. I created a background using a couple of Distress Oxide inks. I then used an Ellen Hutson heart die to cut a piece of white card stock before embossing it with a Couture Creations embossing folder.

The sentiment die is also by Avery Elle.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG