Autumn

This category includes autumn events – Halloween and Thanksgiving

Glowing autumn tree

Hi there!

Today, I’m playing along with a favourite challenge, the Color Throwdown, and the fabulous combo is slate blue, orange, brown and white.

As soon as I saw the colour combo, I knew I wanted to create a distress ink panel with the gorgeous slate blue (stormy sky) and I decided to create an autumn card around that.

The card came together very quickly – I added a Penny Black tree and lifted off the blue distress ink from the image before colouring it with my Twinkling H2O paints.

To finish off the card, I added a sentiment by Hero Arts.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

 

Pumpkins and Smiles

Hi there everyone!

I can’t believe it’s November, can you? Lots of fun challenges on social media this month and I’m hoping to play along with two of them – Kathy Racoosin’s The Daily Marker 30 Day Challenge and Tracey McNeeley’s 25 Tags of Christmas.

So, onto my colouring for Day 1 of the Daily Marker challenge. I inked up Newton’s Pumpkin Patch and got to work with my twinkling H2o paints. Can you see the shimmer? I wanted to include my mum’s two cats – Oscar (white and red) was easy enough but Minnie (ginger) was quite a challenge as I had already used a lot of orange for the pumpkins!

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Beware of the Cat!

Happy Halloween friends!

You know, I have far too many Halloween supplies…. dies, stamps, embellishments…. and they are so much fun to play with! So, I banned myself from buying new Halloween supplies this year. Well, that came to an abrupt end when I saw Picket Fence Studio’s ‘Wicked Together’ set. Such fun images and sentiments… I HAD to have it!

For this CAS one layer card, I used my favourite two stamps from the set. I masked off a circle and blended some bright distress inks. I then fiddled with the sentiment FOR AGES until I got a positioning that I was vaguely happy with! Thank goodness for my MISTI, here!

Finally I stamped the fun cat in the circle and while I was tempted to add some glitter or bling, I decided that less could be more this time!

I’m entering this into the Simon Says Stamp Monday challenge – take flight.

Have a great day all!

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

City Haunts

Hello there!

The theme for the October Memory Box challenge is Halloween or candy. This was very tricky for me as I have a ton of Halloween dies by Poppystamps but very few by Memory Box, so I knew my entry would need some out of the box thinking!

In the end, I decided to use the Cityscape Nightline die to create a city Halloween scene. After cutting the skyline, I added a slope and fence cut using dies from the Wide Open Spaces set. I adhered the dies cuts to a background I created from yellow/orange distress inks. I’ve been making a lot of purple cards recently so wanted to do something quite different this time!

The next challenge was the ghosts. I don’t have any small ghost dies…. So I repurposed the Bitty Blooms set and added eyes/mouths to the upturned blooms!

To finish off the card, I added a few die cut pumpkins from the older Perfect Pumpkins set and added a Poppystamps sentiment to finish off the card.

I’m entering this into the Simon Says Stamp Monday challenge – take flight.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

 

A Pumpkin’s Advice

Good morning everyone!

This week’s colour palette over at the Color Throwdown challenge is very me – rust, dark teal and cream! It also feels quite autumnal so I decided to ink up my Penny Black pumpkins stamp again. I only ever seem to use it at this time of year (here’s how I used it last year) which is a shame because it is so fun to colour.

I coloured the pumpkins using distress ink (rusty hinge and fired brink) and then masked them off before I stamped an Impression Obsession background stamp using Stazon teal ink. I embossed a sentiment from Riley and Co and finished off the card with a few Nuvo drops and some stickles!

I’m also entering this into the Penny Black holiday challenge.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Feline Batty!

Hello everyone!

Just popping in with a quick card that I made for the October Poppystamps challenge where the theme is ‘falling leaves and scary things’.

I chose the latter – although the cute batty feline doesn’t actually look too scary, does he?!

After stamping, cutting and colouring the images, I adhered them onto my new Benedetti frame. Isn’t it a gorgeous die? I LOVE art deco and just had to have it as soon as I saw it… well I really wanted most of the new Art Deco release, but had to exercise some self-restraint!

Anyway, thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.