Love and Friendship

This category includes: Valentines Day, engagement, wedding, anniversary, friends

Butterfly Wreath Hello

Hello everyone!

Today I’m playing along with the Color Throwdown! They have a super colour palette this week – blue, pink and green! The inspiration photo uses bright colours, but I chose a more pastel palette for my take.

I inked up the beautiful Reverse Confetti Butterfly Wreath and coloured it using my Twinkling H20 paints. I cut it out using the coordinating die and adhered a couple of die cut wreaths under my image to provide some depth. I added a few single butterflies from the set and a Mama Elephant die cut to complete my take.

If you enlarge the photos you can make out a very lightly stencilled background. I’m in the throes of organising my stencil mountain and I’m going to try to use more stencils in my designs. I chose a very subtle design here as I didn’t want to overpower that beautiful wreath!

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Gingko notes

Hi everyone!

Today I’m playing along with the Freshly Made Sketches challenge.

I just received my latest order from Simply Graphic so I knew I wanted to use those dies straightaway! The sketch is a slimline card and as I wanted to create a very CAS card, I chose a smaller slimline base card this time.

The background die is cut from vellum. I coloured the two ginkgo leaves with my distress inks and added a sentiment by Mama Elephant.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Vase of Blossoms

Hello everyone!

Today I’m playing along with the Color Throwdown! They have a super natural colour palette this week – rust, cream and brown!

I actually used mainly dies that I’ve bought over the past couple of months – the Marianne Designs Art Texture Squares and the Sizzix/Pete Hughes Ikebana die set, together with an older Impression Obsessions vase die and a Sugar Pea Designs sentiment.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Missing you flowers

Hi there!

It’s been a while since I played along with a Case This Sketch challenge and so I decided to hop back into the challenge this week!

I used a new-to-me flower stencil by Tim Holtz plus an older Memory Box vine border die. The sentiment is by Simon Says Stamp.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Wood slices

Hi everyone!

Today I’m playing along with the Freshly Made Sketches challenge.

I’m so happy that this sketch gave me the push I needed to craft this weekend! And what’s more, I got to use my brand new Wood Slices dies from The Greetery. I love the Greetery products but given the international shipping delays at the moment, I don’t buy much from the US. I made an exception for these amazing wood slices dies! After an extended stay in Chicago, I finally received them at the end of last week. Can’t believe it then took me another week to use them!

I paired them with the beautiful Playful Petal bundle die by Memory Box and a sentiment by The Ton Stamps.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.