Month: November 2018

Starry joyful wishes

Hello everyone!

It’s been a little while since I’ve played along with a Case This Sketch challenge, but I decided to play along today.

I started by stamping an ornament from the Simon Says Stamp Ornate Ornaments set using versamark. I then coloured the image using coloured Prismacolor pencils over a coat of white pencil. I actually used a few shades of each colour – but these don’t really show in my photo… Anyway, once I had finished my colouring, I embossed the image with my new Wow! platinum sparkle embossing powder – and oh my goodness! It is wonderfully sparkly!

I then fussy cut the ornament (I had wanted the dies, but they were sold out when I placed my order. Luckily this image is pretty easy to fussy cut!) and adhered it to the card base using sticky fixers. I added a die cut sentiment from the SSS Holiday Words on a Line set and some sequins, together with a silver bow to finish off my card.

I’m also entering this into the current SSS Flickr challenge – ‘Let’s colour’!

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Day 12 – 25 Days of Christmas Tags 2018

Hi everyone!

I’m playing along with Tracey McNeely’s 25 Days of Christmas Tags event again this year.

The sponsor for Day 12 was Pretty Prink Posh. I love this brand so much and have been able to add a lot more of their stamps to my crafty collection as I discovered Dies to Die For sell them here in the UK! I have just bought the new Layered Tree die and I couldn’t wait to use it for my take on the gorgeous tag by Caly Person.

The most time was spent choosing the green cardstock to use for each layer! Once cut, I lightly sponged some distress ink over each section before sticking them together. Finally I added a glittery star and some Nuvo Glitter Drops to complete my take!

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Glowing autumn tree

Hi there!

Today, I’m playing along with a favourite challenge, the Color Throwdown, and the fabulous combo is slate blue, orange, brown and white.

As soon as I saw the colour combo, I knew I wanted to create a distress ink panel with the gorgeous slate blue (stormy sky) and I decided to create an autumn card around that.

The card came together very quickly – I added a Penny Black tree and lifted off the blue distress ink from the image before colouring it with my Twinkling H2O paints.

To finish off the card, I added a sentiment by Hero Arts.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

 

Day 11 – 25 Days of Christmas Tags 2018

Hi everyone!

I’m playing along with Tracey McNeely’s 25 Days of Christmas Tags event again this year.

The sponsor for Day 11 was Winnie & Walter. I have a couple of older festive sets and decided on a set which I don’t think I’ve used before – Season’s Tweetings – for my take on Tracey’s sweet tag.

I created a blended background with same distress inks that Laura used (Chipped Sapphire, Faded Jeans and Salty Ocean) and then trimmed it down before adhering the die cut window to the base.

I loved the colour palette that Tracey used – especially for her penguin’s scarf so I followed suit! I can honestly say that I think I used a Twinkling H2O paint that I have never used before – any you all know how much I love and use them! I heat embossed some stars on the tag base before creating the soft background with Distress inks.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Enjoy your trip

Happy Sunday everyone!

It’s time for a new challenge over at AAA Cards and this fortnight’s theme is ‘on the move’. Our sponsor is Happy Little Stampers. You may have seen that Kylie has very sadly decided to close down. She has a closing down sale at the moment – amazing bargains to be had there.

I decided to use a stamp from Happy Little Stampers’ Wish You Were Here set to create a CAS bon voyage card. I just love the detail on the London skyline stamp! I heat embossed the image and then lightly blended some distress ink over the background. I added a small sentiment from Simon Says Stamp and a little die cut heart to finish off the card.

My teammates have shared some gorgeous CAS cards on the AAA Cards blog and we are also joined by the talented Kim from Joyful Creations as our Guest Designer. She has some fabulous creations – you must pay her a visit!

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

LucieG.