Author: luciegcards

A Mustard Sunflower

Happy Sunday everyone!

Today I’m playing along in the Freshly Made Sketches challenge using the fab colour combo from this week’s Color Throwdown challenge.

I chose some Stampin Up paper from my patterned paper mountain and added a flower and leaves from The Greetery’s Sunflower Botanicuts die set, which I cut from some panels I’d made from distress spray stains some time ago. You would not believe how long I spent playing with the position of the leaves!! Anyway, I still felt it needed a little something extra so I added some Memory Box stems cut from vellum.

Finally I added a Hero Arts sentiment.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

A Windmill just for you

Happy Saturday everyone!

Today I’m playing along in the Freshly Made Sketches challenge using the beautiful colour combo from this week’s Color Throwdown challenge.

I’ve been wanting to use my new Countryside die set from The Greetery ever since I got it. I have to confess, I bought it just for that fabulous windmill! I don’t have any other windmill dies and so I NEEDED this one!

Anyway, I coloured all the images with distress inks and adhered them to a background that I created with distress inks, a landscape stencil and tiny cloud dies that I used to create masks for the sky!

I then embossed a strip of card using one for my favourite Simon Says Stamp folders and adhered my scenic circle. To complete my card, I added some stickles to the trees and a sentiment by Clearly Besotted.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Corn Harvest Basket

Hello everyone!

Today I’m playing along in the Freshly Made Sketches challenge using products kindly sent to me by Penny Black.

When I saw the sketch, I thought about the Basket Builder set (30-856) as I thought a basket would work perfectly with the sketch. I stamped the basket and corn images, coloured them and then cut them with the coordinating dies (51-715).

Now for the circle element…. As I mentioned yesterday, I’m on a mission to reduce my dependency on blue/aqua backgrounds. Fortunately this morning, the was the most amazing sunrise, the sky was stunning, dominated by pinks and oranges – and that served as my inspiration! I blended some distress ink across my card base and then cut a circle from a separate piece of card using a die from the Stitched Circles set (51-551) before adhering it to my card base. I then added my corn basket and a few die cut wheatsheaves from the Autumn Decor set (51-653).

To complete my card, I added a sentiment from the Autumn is Calling set (30-863). The sentiment is actually much bigger and says ‘Have a lovely Fall filled with Blessings) so I just stamped the first part as I felt that would tie in well with the sentiment strip in the sketch.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Bright Chinese Lanterns

Happy Sunday!

Today I’m playing along in the Color Throwdown challenge which has a fabulous palette of blue, orange, cream and kraft.

I’ve noticed that I have been using blue/aqua backgrounds a LOT recently so I was determined that my background would not be blue – instead I sponged some Antique Linen distress ink on my card base and lifted some ink using water droplets. Next, I cut my Poppystamps Chinese Lantern die from some kraft card and coloured the lanterns using distress oxide ink and Prismacolour pencils. I used the mason jar from the My Favorite Things Farmhouse Foundations die set to cut some blue patterned paper and adhered my die cuts to the card base. Finally I added a Hero Arts sentiment.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

My Favourite colour is Autumn

Hello everyone!

Happy October! Today I’m playing along in the CAS Colours and Sketches sketch challenge using products kindly sent to my by Penny Black.

As soon as I saw the sketch, I thought of the fabulous Fall Wreath die set (51-479)! For this card, I cut some brown shimmery card plus an old ink blended panel and adhered the leaves from the blended die cut onto the brown die cut. I added a few of the smaller leaves from the die set.

I sponged some distress ink on my card base, splattered some water and lifted some of the ink. I felt the result was a little stark so once the card had dried, I added a very light layer of ink on top. I adhered the die cuts to my card base.

Finally, I added a sentiment from the So Thankful set (30-932) and some sequins to complete my card.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Happy Autumn Season

Hello everyone!

Today I’m playing along in the Just Add Ink ‘choose two’ challenge.

The weather has definitely turned in my part of the word and leaves have started to turn. I love the time when the leaves are brightly coloured and the skies are blue… unlike today – it’s pouring at the moment!

Anyway, it should come as no surprise that I chose foliage… and I also decided on the masking option.

I used products kindly sent to me by Penny Black for my CAS take on the challenge. First of all, I cut some acetate with the Slimline Zig-Zag (51-733) die and used it as a mask for my three squares. Then I found an old inky background that I made MANY years ago and cut it with the Fall Foliage dies (51-655). I cut the stems from some mirror card and adhered everything to my card base. Finally I added a sentiment from the Always Thankful set (30-932)….. I actually messed up this stamping when I did it originally so I just adhered a strip of card on top to hide it!

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.