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Flower Tree

Hello everyone!

I’ve been playing with another older wood-mounted stamp from Hero Arts this morning! This one is called Flower Tree and is from 2009! I remember buying it from one of my local stamp stores! That was when I had 4 stamp stores within a 40 minute drive…. only one remains today, so sad

Anyway I used the colours from this week’s Color Throwdown challenge (red,orange and yellow). I was quite nervous about adding the splatters, but it worked out ok!! The sentiment is from Avery Elle.

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LucieG.

Owls galore!

Hello everyone!

Hope you’re having a great weekend! I had one of those days today. You know when little tasks take forever and before you know it the whole day has just disappeared!

I did manage to get into the craft room for Day 9 colouring for the Daily Marker 30 Day challenge and for my take on this week’s fun sketch over at the Freshly Made Sketches challenge. I used some of my MANY MANY owl stamps! All of these are from my wood mounted collection and are by Hero Arts. I finished off my card with a sentiment from Simon Says Stamp.

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LucieG.

Sweetheart kitty

Hello everyone!

Today, I chose an older Magenta stamp to create my take for the current Case This Sketch challenge.

I was actually only using this image to practice with my Prismacolor pencils but I liked how the heart turned out so I decided to turn it into a card!

I had to improvise a bit with this card! I couldn’t find my small heart embossing folder so I ended up using a Hero Arts background die to emboss the heart background and then used the same die to cut a few glitter hearts to add to the card.

I’m also entering this into the following challenges:

The Paper Players – Love is in the Air

Creative with Stamps – Love

Allsorts – Love

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LucieG.

 

Tweet Wishes

Hello everyone!

I decided to play along with the Addicted to CAS challenge which has a code word of ‘birds’ so for today’s card I used another Hero Arts Wood-mounted stamp, called ‘Bird Family’ from 2008!

I used the sketch and colours from the current My Favorite Things Sketch Challenge and Colour Challenge. Believe it or not, those birds are stamped on bright white cardstock! Honest! It’s so weird that the camera sees is as light blue. And I just don’t have the Photoshop Skills to correct the camera!!

Anyway stamping and colouring the birds, I embossed a section of card with the My Favorite Things Moroccan Lattice background stamp and smooshed some water colour over it. I then stamped a greeting, also by My Favorite Things and finally added a few dark grey glitter stars to finish off my card.

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LucieG.

Flower swirl

Hello there!

Here is my Day 3 colouring for the Daily Marker 30 Day challenge and my personal wood-mounted rubber stamp challenge!

My stamp of choice today is the Flower Swirl by Hero Arts. It’s from 2011… I seriously can’t believe it’s almost 8 years since I bought this pretty!

Anyway, I’m also playing along with the Color Throwdown challenge which has a palette of aqua, saffron, brown and yellow. I stamped the swirl and the sentiment in Pearlescent Chocolate Brilliance ink which I then embossed with clear powder. I coloured each of the flowers using a mixture of Twinkling H2Os and Fossilised Amber Distress ink (for the saffron). To finish off my card, I added a few Nuvo drops… OK, I added a LOT of little Nuvo drops! They are just soooo pretty in this aqua/yellow/saffron combo, don’t you think!

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LucieG.

Jade Heart

Hello Friends!

It’s time for a new challenge over at AAA Cards and this fortnight we want to see CAS one-layer cards. The optional twist is ‘love’ as this challenge runs through Valentine’s Day! Our sponsor is Stamplorations and Shery has come up with a fun bright one-layer card!

I love one-layer cards but sometimes my one-layer cards can become a little busy! So I had to be very careful not to overdo it when I was creating this card! As you know if you’ve read my post on 1 Feb, I am trying to use at least one of my old wood-mounted stamps every day during the 30 Day Colouring Challenge and today is no exception! I stamped an older wood-mounted Hero Arts heart stamp with Pearlescent Jade Brilliance ink and then masked it off before smooshing some distress ink in the background. This is where I got a bit carried away with my first take. My smooshing ended up covering most of my card front – not very CAS! So I started over and tried again!

Once I was happy with my limited/controlled smooshing, I removed the mask and coloured around the heart with grey water colour to create a faux shadow. To finish off the card, I added a Reverse Confetti sentiment.

My team mates have some wonderful one-layer cards over on the AAA Cards site. We are also joined by the talented Mac Mable from The Sweetest of Peas – she has some amazing creations on her blog – you must check it out!

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.