Month: November 2019

CAS Stencil – Monoprint heart

Hi there!

I am so delighted to be a Guest Designer for this month’s CAS Stencil Challenge.  The host this month is Linda and the technique that she is introducing is stencil monoprinting. You can see the first card I made for this month’s challenge here and I also shared this card using the same technique.

For today’s card, I used the lovely Simon Says Stamp Mosaic Heart stencil with one of my favourite distress ink combos (abandoned coral, spiced marmalade and seedless preserves) and I’m happy to say that I got an impression that I liked at only my second attempt this time! I trimmed down my panel and added a Simon Says Stamp die cut sentiment before adhering the panel to a card base.

This is the second time I’ve used this stencil for the CAS Stencil challenge. The first time I used it, I was really concerned that the stencil was too big for a CAS card so I came up with what I thought was a creative use of the stencil for a CAS challenge!

The CAS Stencil DT has come up with some amazing inspiration over on the challenge blog. I hope you can play along!

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Bold Snowflake

Hi Everyone!

Today I’m playing along this week’s Freshly Made Sketches challenge Please don’t tell me I’m the only one that looks at the sketch and sees the sign for the London Underground! Fortunately, I fought through my commuting visions and came up with a festive card instead!

I went through my festive paper mountain and cut a strip of Bo Bunny paper. I then blended a couple of regular distress inks before spritzing the blended piece with a water/Pixie Dust concoction! When the water had dried, I cut it with a bold Simon Says Stamp die.

I attached the snowflake to a vellum circle before attaching it to the card base. I added a sentiment from My Favorite Things and a few gems to complete my take.

Thank for stopping by!

LucieG.

 

Berry Happy Wishes

Hello friends!

Today, I’m playing along with the current Color Throwdown Challenge which has another super combo – purple, lavender and green.

Now you know I always struggle with lavender – the colours I use never really turn out the right way and never look like lavender should…. Today I just decided to use my new Milled Lavender oxide spray and a Bright Rosa stencil and hoped for the best – it’s still not as deep as I’d like BUT I do think it looks quite lavender-esque!!

I cut the largest stem from the Bright Rosa Foliage Sprigs die set and coloured it with my Twinkling H2Os and then added a ton of Tonic Nuvo glitter drops. I layered the die cut onto two other die cuts to give it a bit of extra dimension and adhered it to my stencilled panel. To complete my card, I added a sentiment from W Plus 9.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

 

Celebrate the Season

Hi Everyone!

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

Using regular distress inks and a spritz or two of water, I stamped the fabulous tree image from my most recent Hero Arts purchase, the fun Meowy Christmas set! I cut it out using the coordinating die and then coloured the baubles with Twinkling H2Os.

I then stamped the Mod Pattern Bold Print background stamp using Pumice Stone distress oxide ink and spritzed it with Pixie Dust. I die cut a square from the stamped panel and adhered it to my base card on top of a smaller square of glitter cardstock. I then adhered my tree using foam squares and applied some red Nuvo glitter drops to each ornament.

I was pondering how to reflect that horizontal strip at the bottom of the card and then I remembered my old Holiday Ribbons wood-mounted set – also by Hero Arts! I seriously can’t believe these were made in 2005! I think I got them much later than that though… Anyway, I stamped the sentiment in the same inks as the tree – it’s always a bit nerve-wracking to use a wood-mounted stamp at the end of a project but luckily it stamped beautifully. Phew!

Thank for stopping by!

LucieG.

Adventurous kitty

Hello friends!

Today, I’m playing along with the current Color Throwdown Challenge which has another super combo – orange, brown, moss green and cream.

I decided to use an old favourite for my take – the Tree-heart stamp from Penny Black. I then spent a good few minutes over-thinking ‘moss green’. I have a Twinkling H2O paint that’s actually called moss green, but is much more of a yellow-green than the inspiration card. In the end, I settled on two shades of green Twinkling H2O and I think they worked well. Once I finished colouring, I decided I wanted to add a little something extra to the image… I came across the Poppystamps kittens dies and decided to use a couple, coloured after my parents’ cats…. one of whom has definitely been known to get himself stuck up a tree!

To complete my card, I added a few brown splatters and a sentiment by Simon Says Stamp.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

 

Deck the Halls

Hi there!

It’s time for a new challenge at AAA Cards!  This fortnight we’d like you to create a CAS card with just one image; our optional twist is ‘shimmer’. Our sponsor is Funky Fossil Designs.

I heat embossed a gorgeous ornament image from Julie Hickey Designs and then coloured it with my Twinkling H2o paints. It really shimmers in real life, but it’s so difficult to capture in a photo! I fussy cut around the image and got to work on my card base.

I cut a piece of Hero Arts Nautical cardstock (such a fabulous navy cardstock) and applied a little distress oxide to the centre of the base to create a glow from the ornament. I then spritzed a layer of Pixie Dust across the card before adhering the ornament with foam pads. I then embossed a Mama Elephant sentiment to complete my card.

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, Joyce, who has some lovely inspiration on her blog!

Hope you can play along with us!

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.