Birthday

Sending Spring Birthday Cheer

Happy Sunday everyone!

I pulled out another one of my older Magenta Art Stamps this morning. I’m afraid to say I have never used this one as it was so much bigger than I thought when I ordered it and quite honestly the size scared me! I was concerned about my ability to stamp a decent impression (although Magenta stamps stamp beautifully) and then my ability to colour the image – especially that big leaf!

But this past month focussing on wood-mounted stamps has really renewed my confidence in stamping without the MISTI and I have been practicing my colouring so I decided to give the stamp a whirl! I’m so glad I did!

I coloured it with my Twinkling H2Os using the palette from this week’s CAS Colours & Sketches challenge (saffron, yellow and green). I didn’t want too many layers on my card so I embossed a My Favorite Things frame die around the image and adhered a die cut sentiment from Honey Bee (as well as stamping ‘sending’ from a Clearly Besotted set). Finally, I added a few Nuvo Jewel dots to finish off my card.

Et voila! Day 21 colouring done!

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Birthday Branches

Hello everyone!

I’m playing along with another new-to-me challenge tonight – the Papercraft Crew challenge. The sketch caught my eye as I thought it would provide a great opportunity for me to combine my colouring for Day 17 of the Daily Marker 30 day challenge with an attempt to use up some of my mountain of patterned paper.

Usually I start with the patterned paper, then choose the colours and stamps, but this time I stamped the pretty ‘A branch of…’ stamp by Penny Black and then coloured it with my Twinkling H2Os – I tried to capture some of the shimmer in my second photo – gotta love those Twinklings!

Anyway, I quickly found some Basic Grey papers that complemented my image and once I had assembled the card, I added My Favorite Things sentiment, a couple of Penny Black butterfly die cuts and a few Nuvo drops to complete my take on the sketch.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Melle Papillion

Bonjour!

Today I’m playing along with the Freshly Made Sketches challenge which has the most amazing sketch this week! As soon as I saw it, I knew I wanted to use a triangle as a focal point and thought I’d probably end up using a tree. But, as I was going through my wood-mounted stamps I unearthed the sweet ‘Melle Papillon’ stamp from Penny Black. I got it in 2013 and haven’t used it much at all.

Anyway, I coloured the image with my Prismacolor pencils and then cut it out using a triangular die. I then embossed a sentiment from my favourite things and added die cut butterflies from Memory Box and Simon Says Stamp.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Fabulous Flowers

Hi everyone!

It’s the 15th of the month and after a bit of a break, I’m back with a card for the Crafts-U-Love Design Team.

This month I received two Julie Hickey stamp sets: Family Sentiments and Floral Fusion.

I pulled out my distress oxides and started stamping! Once I was happy with my background, I spritzed the card generously with water to activate the Oxides and cause the inks to bleed a little.

For the sentiment, I combined some words from Julie’s set and added a die from my collection (Creative Expressions Happy Birthday die – brilliant price point on these!).

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Birthday Deco Roses

Hello Friends! Happy Friyay!

I’m excited that today marks the first day of another 30 Day Colouring Challenge. I love playing along and I’m hoping to colour something every day during this challenge. Let’s see how that goes!

I’ve also decided to set myself my own ‘sub-challenge’! I have LOTS of wood-mounted rubber stamps which I cannot bear to part with. And I remember buying them all! They are like my Christmas ornaments – they all have a story/memory! Anyway, I have rarely played with them in recent years so I’m going to use them exclusively for this colouring challenge.

So with that in mind, here is my car/colouring for Day 1 using a super Deco Roses image by Stampendous which I embossed and coloured with my Twinkling H2Os. I added a sentiment from Simon Says Stamp that I stamped in green Brilliance ink and then added a few Nuvo glitter drops as my little finishing touch!

I’m going to enter this into the current CAS on Friday Challenge (birthday) plus the current Addicted to Stamps Challenge (Anything Goes).

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Birthday Blues

Hello everyone!

The colour palette over at this week’s Color Throwdown Challenge is blue, aqua and white. Perfect for wintery or watery scenes, right!

I spent a little while trying to creating a scene-based card, but ended up going with something a bit different! I used a polka dot background die from My Favorite Things to cut a couple of distress oxide backgrounds.

For my first card, I stuck the individual dots onto a white base card and added a Penny Black die cut sentiment to finish off the card.

I used the background panel from the aqua dots to create a super simple second card showcasing the same colour combo.

 

 

Thanks for stopping by!

 

LucieG.