Author: luciegcards

Butterfly circles

Hi everyone!

Next today I’m playing along with the sketch challenge at CAS Colours and Sketches.

I seem to be going through a circle phase at the moment! This time I used the fabulous Paper Artsy Gwen Lafleur No 8 Cling set that I picked up about six months ago. I stamped the image and cut it out using a circular punch. I coloured it with my  Twinkling H2Os and adhered it to a circle cut from some of my Basic Grey patterned paper mountain. To complete my very CAS card, I added a small sentiment by Clearly Besotted.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Circles Collage

Hello Friends

Happy Monday! Today I’m playing along with the  Freshly Made Sketches challenge using another part of the fabulous Carabelle Studios Circle Collage background stamp that I used yesterday.

Using my MISTI, I inked up 3/4 of the stamp with Antique Linen distress ink. I then watercoloured the backgrounds of each circle before stamping the image again using Frayed Burlap distress oxide. Colouring the image this way means that the ink lines don’t get too blurry.

To complete my take, I added a sentiment by The Ton Stamps.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Spring Vase

Hello friends!

I’m playing along with the Color Throwdown challenge which has another beautiful colour palette this week – blue, yellow, green and white. Perfect spring colours!

I just received my annual Stampin Up! order and was itching to use the Indigo Blue stamp and die set that I purchased! So happy I was able to use it right away! I also used an older flower die by Simon Says Stamp (Meadow Rue – from 2013!) and dies from Poppystamps and Simply Graphic. The sentiment is by Mama Elephant.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

AAA Cards One Inch Strip with small stamps twist

Hi there!

It’s time for another challenge at AAA Cards!  This fortnight we’d like you to create a CAS card using a strip of just one inch of your card base only. Our optional twist for this challenge is ‘small stamps’!

Although I have a zillion small stamps, I didn’t actually use them for this challenge. Instead I used parts of a Carabelle Studio background stamp (Circles collage). I stamped various circles from onto an inky background I created with distress inks some time ago, leaving a space in the centre of the one inch strip. I then lifted some ink from the centre of the circles using water.

I was originally going to add a die cut sentiment, but how many sentiment dies do I own that are less than an inch? The answer is not many…. and those that I do have didn’t really work so in the end I went with a sentiment from the Simon Says Stamp Brush Stroke Messages set which fit perfectly in the space.

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, Asa, who has come lovely cards on her instagram feed!!

Hope you can play along with us!

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

 

Fluttering by…

Happy Friyay friends!

I’m playing with more products from Penny Black’s beautiful Daydream collection.

After a snowy start to the week, it’s starting to look more springlike here now, although it’s still pretty chilly. Sadly the magnolia blooms have a lot of frost damage, but we’ve got a few cherry blossoms, so I decided to use them, along with the Time Out challenge photo, as my inspiration today.

I lightly blended some distress ink over part of my card base and then using Distress Oxide ink and markers, I stamped the main flower image from the Flying Colors stamp set (40-739). I used my Prismacolour pencils to add some detail to the flowers.

I stamped a large sentiment from the Snippets (30-283) set and then added some ink splatters. I thought they were a little dark at first but I’ve got used to them now!

Finally I added a few butterfliew from the fabulous Flourish & Butterflies die set (51-198).

I’m entering this into the current Time Out Challenge .

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Dreamy Freesia

Hello friends!

Today I’m playing along with the Color Throwdown challenge which has another beautiful colour palette this week – pink, yellow, green and kraft. Perfect LucieG colours!

I created an ink-blended panel in the centre of my card using distress inks and then cut and coloured Memory Box’s Dreamy Freesia die. I really wanted the flower to take centre stage as freesias are very special to me, but felt the card needed a little something so I added a few vellum leaves cut from a Simply Graphic die.  The heat-embossed sentiment is also by Memory Box.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.