Thank you

Berry Thanks

Hello everyone!

I have a quick one layer card to share with you today. This one uses a large image from Penny Black’s  Berries Delight stamp set.

This image is tall, but I still wanted to use a standard UK card base for my card so I stamped the image on a larger piece of card which I trimmed down after I had coloured it.

After I had finished colouring, I decided to smoosh some distress ink on the background – a bit stressful doing this AFTER I had coloured the image, but I took my time and was very careful and didn’t ruin my colouring! Phew!

To finish the card, I stamped a sentiment from the Penny Black Grateful Heart sentiment set.

I’m entering this into the current Time Out challenge.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

 

Turnabout thanks

Hi everyone!

A quick card from me today – I was inspired by the Ellen Hutson Colour Trend mood board  – an amazing selection of colours and the earrings on the mood board photo reminded me of the Concord & 9th Mosaic Turnabout stamp that I bought earlier this year. I hadn’t even inked it up because life got busy… so I had fun playing with lots of different colour combos using my regular distress inks as well as the oxides.

After settling on a combo I liked best, I trimmed the panel down and I added an Essentials by Ellen sentiment die cut that I had cut from a background blended with Tumbled Glass distress oxide ink and then embossed with clear powder. I wasn’t too sure about the blue against the background as it’s something I wouldn’t normally put with purples, but I liked the pops of blue/light aqua in the mood board photos and I think it works! What do you think?

I’ve combined a number of challenges for today’s post:

Ellen Hutson Colour Trend

Freshly Made Sketches

Where Creativity Meets C9 (anything goes).

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

 

Feeling Grateful

Hello everyone!

I am so honoured to be the August guest designer over at the CAS Colours & Sketches challenges blog.

I’ve been experimenting with the challenges I play in and this was one that I discovered more recently. I love that it’s still a weekly challenge and the team alternates between colour palette and sketch-based challenges. The first challenge this month is a colour palette challenge.

The colours were quite a challenge for me but they did feel quite autumnal so I pulled out my foliage and floral dies and got to work.

The team uses Stampin Up! colour names as a reference but I was able to match up the colours quite well using distress inks. To create the background, I smooshed some Blueprint Sketch distress ink onto my base card and when it was dry, I blended another layer on top. I cut an oval from a square piece of white card and layered that on top of my base.

To create the die cut image, I blended a mix of Fired Brick (in oxide format) and Rusty Hinge to create a shade which I felt was close to Cajun Craze and on a separate piece of card I blended Peeled Paint and Forest Moss. I cut the panels using a couple of older Poppystamps dies and positioned them on the blue oval. To finish off the card, I added an embossed sentiment from My Favorite Things.

I am totally grateful to the team for inviting me as GD this month. Check out their amazing inspiration on the CAS Colours & Sketches challenges blog.

I hope you can play along too!

Have a great day

LucieG

 

Thanks for sticking by me

Hi there everyone!

Can you believe it’s already 1 July?! Seriously where did the first half of the year go?

When I was looking through my Concord & 9th supplies the other day, I spotted this ‘stuck on you’ cacti set that I got last year, but hadn’t used… so I put it into my July ‘must use’ pile!

The cactus is cut froma background I created by smooshing some left over Ken Oliver colourburst ink. Can’t believe the different effect that I achieved – the different colour particles that you get when you sprinkle the colorbursts aren’t present, but I really like the shade of green. Definitely going to try more colorburst smooshing in future!

I decided to enter this week’s CAS Colours & Sketches challenge so I assemble the card with and embossed the kraft rectangle and some My Mind’s Eye paper from my patterned paper mountain.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG

Colorburst Stars

Hi everyone!

There’s a very minimalist sketch over at the Case This Sketch challenge this week and I’ve been pondering how to interpret it. Sometimes the most minimalist sketches require the most thought, don’t you think?

Anyway, in the end, I decided to use one of my colorburst backgrounds and cut it with a die from Marianne Designs. The sentiment is by Hero Arts.

I actually raised the die cut using foam pads to mount it onto the card, but you can’t really see that from the photos.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

You are so kind

Happy Sunday everyone!

It’s time for a new challenge over at AAA Cards! This fortnight’s theme is ‘inspired by nature’ and our sponsor is Happy Little Stampers shop.

For my card, I used the Beautiful Branches stamp set and dies from Concord & 9th. After stamping the branch using Distress Oxide ink, I cut to blossoms from some pink and white vellum that I’ve had in my stash for many years! Once I had an arrangement I was happy with, I stuck down the flowers and added a stamped greeting and a few Nuvo drops to finish the card.

My teammates have shared some gorgeous CAS cards on the AAA Cards blog and we are also joined by Nancy from Paper Trail of Smiles and Christine from Poppaea Cards. They both have some fabulous creations – you must check out their sites if you haven’t already done so!

I’m also entering this into the current Where Creativity Meets C9 challenge – floral.

Thanks for stopping by – I do hope you play along with us!

LucieG.