Encouragement

Believe in Yourself!

Hi everyone!

The theme for this week’s Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge is ‘add a sentiment’ with a focus on Impression Obsession products.

I love Impression Obsessions sentiment stamps – and have quite a few so I wanted to create another entry for the challenge!

For this card, I created an ink blended background with my distress inks. I then added some Hero Arts die cut butterflies that I had left over from this card that I made last week. Finally I added a fabulous Impression Obsession sentiment to finish it off!

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG

Fabulous Flamingos

Happy Saturday!

For today’s card, I masked off a section of cardstock and lightly blended some distress ink. I then stamped a flamingo background stamp from Simon Says Stamp using distress oxide ink. Love how easy it is to stamp with those inks.

Anyway, I used part of a sentiment from a Simon Says Stamp set and then added a die cut word from Ellen Hutson that I cut out several times for depth.

A few yellow enamel dots completed the card!

I’m entering this into a number of challenges – Freshly Made Sketches , the Color Throwdown (raspberry pink, green and yellow) and the Simon Says Stamp Flickr challenge (anything goes).

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Let your dreams take flight

So today’s card started as an entry for the new Color Throwdown challenge, but once I had stamped and coloured the gorgeous Penny Black image with lighter colours in the palette, I just couldn’t add the darker pink! I liked the soft colours too much!

So instead, I added some diamond stickles, smooshed on some Tumbled Glass distress ink and added a Penny Black sentiment and called it a day.

As I used my Twinkling H2O watercolour paints and did some gentle ink smooshing, I’m entering this into the current CAS Watercolour challenge as the theme is ‘butterfly’.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Let your beauty run wild

Hi everyone!

When I saw the colours for this week’s Color Throwdown challenge, I immediately thought of my gorgeous Hero Arts layering Bengal tigers stamps and ended up making quite a bold card using the challenge colours (dark red, blue, golden yellow and white). I used a Hero Arts stencil for the background and fussy cut the tiger as I don’t have the coordinating dies. I used the sentiment stamp from the set but masked off the ‘wild’ and replaced it with a Reverse Confetti die cut word instead. Oh and I couldn’t resist adding a few sequins to finish it off!

Thanks for looking!

LucieG

Falling Circles

Hi Everyone!

There’s a fabulous new sketch over at Case This Sketch – and for my entry, I brought out my gorgeous Cosmic Shimmer gilding flakes again!

I used a stamp from Neat & Tangled for the main image and applied Ranger sticky embossing powder before adding the gilding flakes. They got EVERYWHERE, but were soon gone, thanks to my trusty Swiffer cloth!

Anyway, I added a frame using a die from My Favorite Stamps and finished off the card with an embossed older sentiment from Hero Arts.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Have a cupcake or two!

Hi there!

The theme for this week’s Less is More challenge is sweet things/one layer card. A perfect opportunity for me to use my Altenew cupcake layering stamps. They line up so easily. I had a lot of fun playing with different colour combos before deciding on this one for my card!

Anyway, I added a few splatters from my Twinkling H2Os and also added shimmer to the cupcake using my trusty Nuvo aqua shimmer pen!

Thanks for looking!

LucieG.