Concord and 9th

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.

 

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

Glittery Heartstrings

Happy Friyay everyone!

I absolutely love playing along with the Color Throwdown challenge and love thinking of ways to use the weekly colour combo. Every now and then, there’s a combo that isn’t really ‘me’ and I have to admit I struggled a little with this week’s palette – blue, green and yellow.

In the end, I decided to do some inlaid die cutting and created my own glitter card using regular distress inks (stormy sky, mowed lawn and squeezed lemonade) and Tonic Studios Nuvo glimmer paste.

After creating the heart with a die from Concord & 9th, I felt this card still needed a little extra something so applied some more glimmer paste through an Altenew stencil.

The sentiment is also by Concord & 9th.

I’m also entering this into the current Where Creativity Meets C9 challenge – ‘Sparkle and Shine’.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Happy Birthday, Lovely

Hi everyone!

For Day 2 of the Daily marker 30 Day Colouring Challenge, I coloured this beautiful Concord & 9th ‘Hello Lovely’ floral stamp. I just don’t use this beauty enough.

I used my new Prismacolor pencils again – I am loving the learning process! Colouring with them definitely takes me longer than when I use my Twinkling H2Os but I love the texture!

Once I had finished colouring, I decided to add some hidden die cutting. I always find this so nerve-wracking as I always worry I’ll mess up the beautiful image, but this one worked out! Phew!

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.

 

Birthdays are full of sunshine….

Hi everyone!

The theme for the Time Out Challenge’s 4th birthday challenge is ‘birthday’ and here is my take. I decided to play along with the Where Creativity Meets C9 challenge as well as I have a few Concord and 9th products that I was itching to use.

I started with a background I created with a couple of distress oxide inks to cut the rosette from the Hooray Ribbon die set. I followed the helpful C9 video to fold the rosette – I must confess that this took MUCH longer than I expected mainly because I’d used a very thick cardstock so it was quite difficult to fold the card along the score lines.

For the sentiment, I inked up a stamp from the Cuddles and Hugs stamp set and cut the ‘happy’ from the Happy Balloons die set. Finally to create the background, I used the Polka Dot Turnabout stamp with distress oxide inks.

Although it took a long time, I really enjoyed using so many of my C9 products – great fun!

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG