Month: October 2019

Hi there pumpkin!

Hello friends!

Today, I’m playing along with the current Color Throwdown Challenge which has a lovely colour combo – grey, orange and cream.

I LOVED the inspiration photo, and it reminded me of a little scene I encountered in Harvard MANY years ago! Sorry about the photo quality – I actually took this with film! That’s how long ago it was!

So, for my take on the colours, I used my Harvard pumpkin scene as additional inspiration and got to work. I applied some Texture Paste through the My Favorite Things English Brick stencil and while it was drying, I made 3 panels using distress oxide inks. I die cut the Memory Box Pumpkin and Gourds dies and then arranged them on my card.  Finally I added stamped a sentiment by My Favorite Things to complete my take.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

 

Halloween icons

Hi Everyone!

Today I’m playing along with the current  Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge where the theme is ‘spooky’.

Although I try to ration myself when it comes to buying Halloween supplies, I couldn’t resist this new Simon Says Stamp ghost stencil which has such a great price point! After blending distress ink around the ghost, I spent a good amount of time searching for the ‘perfect’ patterned paper… which of course didn’t exist. So I ended up making my own with distress oxides. At first I used a Tim Holtz stencil and lifted off some ink using a baby wipe.

I added the bats (cut with an Ellen Hutson die) and the Clearly Besotted sentiment and called the card finished….. but I wasn’t happy!

After sleeping on it, I decided to try a different background. I created another blended panel and then spritzed the Hero Arts Starry Night Brushstroke background stamp with water before stamping it and lifting the ink that way. I preferred the effect and simply transferred all my elements from one background to the other – luckily they were quite easy to remove from the card base!

 

So, which version do you prefer?

Thank for stopping by!

LucieG.

Leafy Autumn Greetings

Hi Everyone!

Today I’m playing along this week’s Freshly Made Sketches challenge

I heat embossed the fabulous Hero Arts/Basic Grey Graphic Leaves Background stamp and coloured it with my Twinkling H2O paints. Oh how I miss Basic Grey patterned paper! Although it makes up a decent proportion of my little-used patterned paper mountain, I still miss those wonderful, unique collections.

Anyway, I adhered the background to a base card and then added a sentiment, also by Hero Arts to finish off my card.

I’m also entering this into the current A Blog Named Hero challenge where the theme is ‘nature’

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Thank for stopping by!

LucieG.

 

Geometric Tree

Hi there!

It’s time for a new challenge at AAA Cards!  This fortnight we’d like you to create a CAS card with as much white space as possible; our optional twist is ‘geometric’. Our sponsor is Uniko.

I always seem to use triangles for geometric challenges and as you can see, this time is no exception! I stamped and embossed an image from the Simon Says Stamp Festive Trees set and then coloured the triangles with my Twinkling H2o paints. The sentiment (which I also embossed) is by Mama Elephant.

My team mates have come up with some beautiful cards which are on the AAA Cards challenge blog. We are also joined a previous challenge winner, Emily Shroom, who has some lovely inspiration on her blog!

Hope you can play along with us!

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Fun Halloween Spirit

Hi Everyone!

Today I’m playing along with the current sketch challenge at CAS Colours and Sketches (which I rotated) as well as the current Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge where the theme is ‘spooky’.

I fell for this little ghost from Picket Fence Studios when it was released last year, but I couldn’t find it in an UK stores. When I saw it in the Dies to Die For shop a few weeks ago, I had to snap it up, even though I try to ration myself when it comes to buying Halloween supplies!

I created a fun blended background using distress oxide inks and then embossed a sentiment from My Favorite Things. I coloured and fussy cut the ghost and then added a generous layer of Pixie Dust over him! Look at that shimmer!

Thank for stopping by!

LucieG.

Snow-one else like you

Hi Everyone!

I rarely play along with the My Favorite Things sketch challenge. Not sure why.. maybe because it rarely pops up in my IG feed… maybe because whenever I see the sketch, I rarely have MFT product that ‘fits’ the sketch.

Anyway, this time the stars aligned and the sketch popped up on my feed and I immediately thought that one of the cute snowmen from the Frosty Friends set would work perfectly.

First, I created my background panel with the Snow Flurry stencil and Cosmic Shimmer Luna paste – look at that sparkle! I coloured the snowman using my Twinkling H2O paints and then started to assemble my card.

I used the colours from this week’s CAS Colours and Sketches but as I felt it needed a bit more red and blue, I die cut some little hearts and added them to my card.

Thank for stopping by!

LucieG.