Month: February 2019

Butterfly Bear

Hello!

Today I’m playing along with the February Penny Black & More challenge where the theme is ‘anything goes’ with the option of tags.

For my take, I pulled out another of my adorable bear stamps – ‘Butterfly Bear’ by Penny Black. After stamping and colouring the image, I cut it out using a Penny Black tag die and added a Clearly Besotted sentiment.

I wanted to add a little something to the background and was delighted to stumble across my old ‘Butterfly Edge’ stamp, also by Penny Black. Originally I was going to stamp this using some pink or purple ink but I kept it simple in the end and used Pumice Stone distress oxide. I’m glad I did, I really like the subtle image it created!

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Hey there, flower!

Hello everyone!

I’m back with my entry for this week’s Freshly Made Sketches challenge.

I used another older wood stamp (Tigress by Penny Black) that I stamped a couple of times at the base of my card. Once the ink was dry, I blended a little distress ink into the background before colouring the image with my Twinkling H2Os. Can you see that shimmer?

I added a few dots of stickles and a die cut sentiment from Simon Says Stamp to finish off my card.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Sending Spring Birthday Cheer

Happy Sunday everyone!

I pulled out another one of my older Magenta Art Stamps this morning. I’m afraid to say I have never used this one as it was so much bigger than I thought when I ordered it and quite honestly the size scared me! I was concerned about my ability to stamp a decent impression (although Magenta stamps stamp beautifully) and then my ability to colour the image – especially that big leaf!

But this past month focussing on wood-mounted stamps has really renewed my confidence in stamping without the MISTI and I have been practicing my colouring so I decided to give the stamp a whirl! I’m so glad I did!

I coloured it with my Twinkling H2Os using the palette from this week’s CAS Colours & Sketches challenge (saffron, yellow and green). I didn’t want too many layers on my card so I embossed a My Favorite Things frame die around the image and adhered a die cut sentiment from Honey Bee (as well as stamping ‘sending’ from a Clearly Besotted set). Finally, I added a few Nuvo Jewel dots to finish off my card.

Et voila! Day 21 colouring done!

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Spring Gems

Happy Saturday everyone!

So I was doing really well with my attempt to catch up with the Daily Marker 30 Day Challenge and then life suddenly got a bit busy!

Luckily I was able to spend a lot of time in my craft room today so I can start catching up. AGAIN!

Today, I’m playing along with an amazing colour challenge from the Color Throwdown. Rust, purple, grey and white. Isn’t that a great combo? Actually quite Halloween-like, but including grey rather than black softens the palette I think!

Anyway, I struggled to find a suitable wood-mounted stamps to showcase the palette properly… and then I came across my fabulous Spring Gems stamp from Hero Arts. I stamped the image using Brilliance ink in Pearlescent Rust and then coloured the dots using my Twinkling H2Os. I added a sentiment from Mama Elephant cut from glitter card and finished off the card with a few sequins – you can never have too much sparkle in my view!

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Sending love and flowers

Hello everyone!

I’m determined to catch up with the Daily Marker 30 Day challenge so here is my Day 18 colouring! I used an older stamp from Stampendous which I coloured with my Twinkling H2Os.

I added it to a base that I had embossed with a Crafts-Too folder and then added a sentiment by Simon Says Stamp and a few pearls as a finishing touch.

I’m entering this into the CAS on Friday challenge where the theme is ‘use a tag’. I’m so happy to find a CAS challenge that allows dry embossing – one of my favourite techniques!

Thanks for stopping by!

Lucie.

Birthday Branches

Hello everyone!

I’m playing along with another new-to-me challenge tonight – the Papercraft Crew challenge. The sketch caught my eye as I thought it would provide a great opportunity for me to combine my colouring for Day 17 of the Daily Marker 30 day challenge with an attempt to use up some of my mountain of patterned paper.

Usually I start with the patterned paper, then choose the colours and stamps, but this time I stamped the pretty ‘A branch of…’ stamp by Penny Black and then coloured it with my Twinkling H2Os – I tried to capture some of the shimmer in my second photo – gotta love those Twinklings!

Anyway, I quickly found some Basic Grey papers that complemented my image and once I had assembled the card, I added My Favorite Things sentiment, a couple of Penny Black butterfly die cuts and a few Nuvo drops to complete my take on the sketch.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.