Month: June 2018

Geometrics

Happy Sunday everyone!

It’s time for a new challenge over at AAA Cards! This fortnight’s theme is geometrics’ and our sponsor is Uniko.

This was quite a challenge for me. I knew I wanted to use inlaid die-cutting with the cool triangle dies that I bought from Simply Graphic a few months ago AND incorporate the colour combo from this week’s Color Throwdown challenge (aqua, black and white). But the design…. well that was a real challenge! I tried so many different versions and decided on this super-CAS layout in the end. The ‘hi’ die is by Lil inker Designs and I replaced the dot above the ‘i’ with a triangle from one of the unused black die cuts to reflect the theme!

My teammates have shared some gorgeous CAS cards on the AAA Cards blog and we are also joined by Carol from CarolG Creates. She has some fabulous creations – you must check out her site!

Thanks for stopping by – I do hope you play along with us!

LucieG.

Wonderful Friend

Hi everyone and Happy Saturday!

I decided to get my Avery Elle liquid watercolours out today as it’s been quite a while since I used them.

I embossed the Simon Says Stamp Mod Flowers background stamp using Hero Arts satin pearl powder and then applied a light gold paint wash across the whole background before colouring in the image. I used two coats of each colour, although I diluted the red a lot. This is so shimmery in real life!

When the panel was dry, I cut it in half (yep, expect to see a card with the other half one day!!) and adhered it to my base card. I added a die and stamped sentiment also by Simon Says Stamp to finish off the card.

I’m entering this into the current Simon Says Stamp Flickr challenge (colour it) and also the Flower Challenge where I have chosen Challenge No. 11 – focus on background stamping.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Be the rainbow

Happy Friyay everyone!

I’m playing along with the current Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge (‘all things bright and beautiful’) and using Paperartsy stamps. I found this sentiment on one of my Paperartsy sets and it inspired the whole card. Isn’t it wonderful? Words to live by, don’t you think?

I used my Zig Watercolor brush markers to colour the image and then masked it off to create a blended/stencilled distress ink background.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

 

Penny Black flowers and exciting news!

Hello everyone!

For today’s colouring, I chose a smaller image from a set by Penny Black. I think I would have preferred to have watercoloured these beautiful flowers, but as I’m trying to use The Day Marker 30 Day Challenge to practice with other mediums, I pulled out my Prismacolour pencils again! I really do love the texture of these pencils! What’s more the waxy surface can help with crafting missteps! Want to know mine?

Well, the original stamp has dots around the centres of the flowers, so I thought I’d use a black gelly roll pen to add them on after I had assembled the card. Big mistake. The black dots were far to heavy for the delicate image. At first, I tried to correct it with a white pen and then I realised I could lift off the dots with a craft knife. Seriously, those heavy pen dots slid off so easily! I added the dots with grey pencil instead, but they don’t really show.

I used the Avery Elle Burst die to create a frame for the image and raised it from the base card using some funky foam. Oh, and can you see that I caved and used my Twinkling H2Os – for the background. They are so shimmery, I love using them!

I’m entering this into the current Flower Challenge (use a previous challenge – I’m going with Challenge number 18 – ‘anything goes’); the Penny Black Saturday Challenge (also ‘anything goes’) and the Penny Black and More challenge (‘in the garden’).

Now onto my Exciting News!

I’m am so delighted to say that I am joining the design team of my nearest craft store, Crafts-U-Love. I think most of us have to buy our crafty stuff online nowadays and nothing beats seeing the products in person. I’m so pleased that Crafts-U-Love has an amazing store, crammed full of fabulousness, within driving distance and when I saw a DT call, I just HAD to apply. I’m so excited to be joining the team this year! My first design post will be around 15 June! Such fun!

Anyway, thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Happy Birthday, Lovely

Hi everyone!

For Day 2 of the Daily marker 30 Day Colouring Challenge, I coloured this beautiful Concord & 9th ‘Hello Lovely’ floral stamp. I just don’t use this beauty enough.

I used my new Prismacolor pencils again – I am loving the learning process! Colouring with them definitely takes me longer than when I use my Twinkling H2Os but I love the texture!

Once I had finished colouring, I decided to add some hidden die cutting. I always find this so nerve-wracking as I always worry I’ll mess up the beautiful image, but this one worked out! Phew!

Thanks for stopping  by!

LucieG.

I made a card!

Happy Saturday everyone!

Life got busy and I took an unintended break from crafting/blogging over the past few weeks. I’m gradually getting back into it – and Kathy Racoosin’s Daily Marker challenge is certainly inspiring me to sit down at my craft table and colour!

I coloured this sweet bouquet from Simon Says Stamp with PrismaColor pencils yesterday (Day 1) and turned it into a card today. It felt soooo good!

I used a Hero Arts background stamp and an older sentiment also by Hero Arts.

I’m entering this into the current Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge – anything goes.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.