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LucieG Wood Stamp Challenge Part 2

38 wood-mounted stamps

15 general cards

15 Christmas cards

30 days of colouring

12 brands

1 happy stamper

 

Hi everyone!

When Kathy Racoosin announced her latest Daily Marker 30 Day Colouring Challenge, I decided that I would play along with my own challenge again. Last time, I challenged myself  to only use my wood-mounted stamps, and you can read my thoughts about that here.

I had been wanting to do Christmas in July for a while and decided that I would only use wood-mounted stamps again, but as the challenge crossed into July, that gave me the opportunity to use my Christmas stamps, which have been most neglected!

I was really looking forward to the challenge, but my biggest mistake was that I didn’t come back and read my post from the last challenge! I didn’t build in any time for creating cards with different techniques, especially die cutting, and I started to get a bit bored with finding images to colour everyday. Plus a lot of my Christmas stamps are solid images which don’t need to be coloured, so although I really wanted to use them, I couldn’t because I wanted to complete the colouring challenge.

Overall, I really enjoyed the 30 day challenge and all my thoughts still remain the same. Focussing on my own challenge with existing supplies made me very happy! I am much more confident with my wood stamps now and my storage system means that I can choose and pull out one I want to use very quickly, far quicker than choosing a clear stamp actually (I need to get back to adding my stamps to Evernote).

However, I HOPE I remember to read these wrap-up post next time a colouring challenge comes around, as my advice to my future self remains the same – build in ‘rest days’ for other techniques, especially die cutting!

Thanks to everyone who followed along and shared kind comments with me – I really appreciate all of you!

Have a great day!

LucieG.

PS After this, I went on a die-cutting frenzy! Expect to see a LOT of die-cut cards in the next week!

Striped Vase

Hello everyone!

I’m still playing catch up with the Daily Marker 30 Day Colouring challenge and my personal wood stamp challenge.

For my Day 15 colouring, I decided to use another Hero Arts oldie but goodie, the Striped Vase Sketch stamp. I stamped it on Bristol cardstock and coloured it using my Zig Real brush markers.

I decided to play along with the latest My Favorite Things sketch challenge – I loved how Michelle used a sentiment die in her inspiration so I added an older die from MFT that I got in a set a few years ago. Annoyingly, I dropped the sentiment on my card as I went to adhere it! Glue ended up all over the front of my card, but luckily I managed to rub it away with my adhesive eraser.

To finish off my card, I added a few Nuvo glitter drops to the centre of my flowers.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Pocketful o’ posies

Happy Friyay friends!

Life just got a little busy so now I’m playing catch up with The Daily Marker 30 Day colouring challenge and my wood stamp challenge. This is my colouring for Day 12. I decided to play along with the current CAS Colours & Sketches challenge. I love how they have such unusual sketches! I immediately thought of my Hero Arts stamps when I saw this one. Back in the day (15 years ago apparently!), Hero Arts produced the ‘Pocket O’ Posies’ sets – a trio of flower stamps in a little box. I LOVED them and collected quite a few sets. I used the Country Garden Posies for this card.

To be honest, I’m not sure about this card now that I have completed it. I feel like I should tweak something, but not sure what. So instead I shall walk away and look at it again tomorrow!

The sentiment is also by Hero Arts and I used dies by My Favorite Things and Simon Says Stamp.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Garden Girl

Hello everyone!

Day 10 of the latest Daily Marker 30 Day Colouring challenge and my personal wood stamp challenge.

Today I’m playing along with the latest Case This Sketch challenge.

I seem to spending a LOT of my free time in my garden at the moment – it’s become quite overgrown and so I’m doing a lot of weeding and pruning. A lot of hard work, but very rewarding! So today, I inked up the Great Impressions Garden Squares stamp and coloured it with my beloved Twinkling H2Os. I really must try another medium tomorrow!!

Anyway, I added a sentiment from an older Kelly Purkey clear set and a Penny Black butterfly to complete my take on the challenge.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Find Your Happy

Hello everyone!

Day 7 of the latest Daily Marker 30 Day Colouring challenge and my personal wood stamp challenge.

Today I’m playing along with the latest challenge from The Paper Players. Have I mentioned how happy I am that I found this challenge? I love that each week there’s a different type of challenge, plus their timeline (announcing the challenge on a Sunday with a Friday deadline) is different and  really works well for me at the moment!

Anyway, on to today’s card. The theme of the challenge is CAS/summer beverages. I was a bit concerned when I first saw this challenge… I do have a few drinks stamps, but I don’t consider any of them to be that summery!! Imagine my relief when I spotted this cute Margaret Sherry/Penny Black Bear, ‘kickin’, from 2007! I don’t really do cutesy, but as I discovered earlier this year, I do love colouring this little bear.

For today’s card, I used my Twinkling H2Os and a light dusting of distress oxide ink. I added a little interest to the card base with the Penny Black Butterfly Edge stamp, also from 2007, although I suspect I bought this one a bit later!

The sentiment is from an older set by Simon Says Stamp.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Flutterby Butterfly

Happy Friyay friends!

Today I’m playing along with the current Color Throwdown challenge which has another gorgeous combo – raspberry, lavender, green and kraft.

I used a lot of new supplies – in fact they only arrived this morning! The butterfly die is from Paula Pascual’s new brand, Bright Rosa. I bought the ‘Butterflies Border’ set of 8 dies and couldn’t wait to play with it. After cutting the large image from white cardstock, I used a large die from the set which cuts wings/bases for four butterflies in one go – super quick and easy! I then blended some distress ink (picked raspberry and mowed lawn) and a Gina K ink (lovely lavender) to create my colourful butterfly wings/bases. I added a few splatters of gold paint for that touch of shimmer!

I adhered the butterfly wings/bases to the back to the butterfly border and added a few glitter butterfly bodies that I cut using dies from other butterfly die sets. I then stuck the image to a kraft base that I’d embossed using the Seamless Wave embossing folder from Gemini.

To complete my card, I added a sentiment from Tonic Studios and a few green dots.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.