Belated Birthday Blossoms!

Happy Good Friday!

Today I’m playing along with the Color Throwdown challenge which has another beautiful colour palette this week – blush, dark pink and cream. Perfect for for a cherry blossom card!

I used the Stamp Market’s Ready to Bloom cover die to cut a panel I’d covered with Tattered Rose distress ink. I then added a little Worn Lipstick in the centre of each bloom… but when I looked at itm the contrast wasn’t as intense as I wanted – I knew I needed to add a different shade of pink to represent the dark pink in the palette. So, I blended some Picked Raspberry distress ink for the Creative  Expressions die cut sentiment. I adhered the die cuts to a card base that I’d altered with Antique Linen distress oxide ink and then added some glittery Nuvo drops to complete my card.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Thank you posy

Hi there!

I’m playing with more products from Penny Black’s beautiful Daydream collection.

I stamped the main flower image from the Enliven mini set (30-705) before blending a light circle with distress ink. I didn’t bother masking the image as I knew I was going to be using darker colours on the petals and leaves, but I did lift off some ink using a little water.

After colouring the image with my Twinkling H2Os, I decided to add a few gold splatters. Annoyingly, as I was about to do this a large drop of water fell off my brush and into the centre of my ink-blended area. Argh! I ended up soaking up the water and adding a little more to create a whiter centre…. not what I intended but I think it worked out OK. After adding the splatters, I stamped a sentiment from the Flower Sparks set (30-281)

I was originally intending to make a square card but decided to trim down the panel to create a standard (UK A6) card and added a butterfly from the fabulous Flourish & Butterflies die set (51-198).

I’m entering this into the current Penny Black Saturday Challenge where the optional theme is Flowers.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Bunny basket

Hi everyone!

Today I’m playing along with the sketch challenge at CAS Colours and Sketches.

Of course, I’m still making Easter cards… I really need to stop making and get them into the post now! For today’s card, I used a sweet bunny from Flora and Fauna, together with the Poppystamps Decorated Folk Eggs and Memory Box Kempsey Basket which I stuck to an oval cut from an ink blended panel. For the background stripes, I used a die from the Elizabeth Craft Designs Chains 1 dies set. The sentiment is by Clearly Besotted.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Have a great day

Hi there!

I’m taking a little break from Easter cards to play along with this week’s Freshly Made Sketches challenge using products from Penny Black’s Daydream collection.

I masked off a section at the bottom of my card and applied a light layer of Pumice Stone distress ink before stamping the large image from the Flying Colors set (40-739) in Pumice Stone distress oxide ink.

I then cut the fabulous Viridescent leaf die (51-650) from an ink-blended panel and stuck it to my card base. The stem didn’t quite reach my ink-blended strip and so I die cut a small section again and adhered it to the card. I hid the join behind my sentiment which is from the Enliven mini set (30-705).

To complete my card, I added a few butterflies from one of my go-to die sets that I’ve had for years – Flourish & Butterflies (51-198).

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Color Throwdown – the pastel edition!

Happy Saturday!

It’s the colour palette that I’ve been training for people! You know I love my pastels and this week one of my favourite challenges, the Color Throwdown has a fabulous pastel palette  (pink, yellow, purple and aqua).

Perfect Easter colours too, don’t you think? Of course I couldn’t just stop at one card and made two this morning using dies by Simon Says Stamp, Memory Box, Poppystamps and Marianne Designs. The stamped sentiment is by Taylored Expressions.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Jumping Easter chick

Hi Everyone!

My next Easter card for today uses the colours from this week’s CAS Colours & Sketches challenge.

I found this quite a difficult combo to work with – but inspiration struck late!

I used the wonderful Poppystamps Chick and Egg and Folk Decorated Eggs dies together with a Lawn Fawn grass die and a Simon Says Stamp sentiment.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.