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First galaxy card

Hi everyone!

The theme for this week’s Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge is ‘Written in the stars’. I thought this would be a great opportunity for me to attempt my first galaxy background. There are some amazing galaxy cards on Instagram and I have been itching to give it a go.

It turned out to be super easy and incredibly quick!

Step 1

I used a few bright distress inks to create my first layer. I didn’t worry too much about smoothing out the blending as I knew any uneven patches would be hidden by the next layer.

 

 

 

 

 

Step 2

 Next, I added a layer of dark ink – I chose to use Black Soot Distress Oxide. On reflection, maybe this could have been a bit darker. I’ll see what that’s like next time I do a galaxy background.

 

 

 

 

 

Step 3

I added some splashes of water to give the impression of distant light. I decided that OI wouldn’t add any white splatters to this background as I was going to be adding a busy die cut to the foreground. Otherwise, I would definitely add them!

 

 

 

 

 

To finish the card, I added a Technique Tuesday die cut, a Dienamics frame and a sentiment from Hero Arts.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

 

Colourful Autumn Greetings

Hi everyone!

I’m so looking forward to getting my hands on the gorgeous new Fractile Leaves stamp set from Simon Says Stamp, but while I’m waiting (not so patiently) for it to arrive, I thought I’d have a play with the ‘One with nature set’. I love how versatile this set is and I had such fun colouring the trees!

I popped the die cut trees onto an ink-smooshed  background and then added a greeting from Hero Arts to finish it off.

I’m also entering this into the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge, the Simon Says Stamp Flickr challenge and Work it Wednesday  – which all have the same theme – stamp it!

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Bear family birthday

Hi everyone!

I wasn’t intending to get this bear family stamp when I saw the Hero Arts Christmas release… but then when I was buying online, I noticed that cute baby bear! Look at its little paws! Oh my goodness! I HAD to have it!

Anyway, I spent quite a while yesterday using this sweet image to practice colouring with my Prismacolour pencils. This one was my favourite image! I really like the pencils, but I do need to practice more with them!

I’m entering this into the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge – Anything Goes.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Way to go!

Hi Everyone!

This week’s Casology challenge theme is ‘square’ and here is what I came up with!

I cut an inked background with a Memory Box die and inlaid the pieces into the frame that I’d cut from glitter paper. I really wanted to add more bling, but I’m hoping to add this to my woefully small supply of male cards, so I just stamped a simple sentiment from Hero Arts to finish it off.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

You Nailed It!

Happy Friyay!

This week’s theme for the Less is More challenge is ‘use a real object’. I’ve been doing a lot of DIY recently so I decided to go with a nail! I wanted to use the phrase ‘you nailed it’ but I don’t have a stamp of that – although I bet I will find it in one of my stamp sets tomorrow! Anyway, I printed it off on white card on my home printer and then stamped the Altenew ‘yay’ above it using Delicata black shimmer ink – it is so shimmery in real life!

I used a die from the Hero Arts 12 point star set as the focal point and then stuck the nail on it using some washi tape…. not sure how long it will hold!

I then stuck the panel on a background that I had embossed with a Sizzix/Tim Holtz folder.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Rosebud

Happy Friyay!

I created today’s card using an older stamp from Hero Arts plus a couple of stamps from different Altenew sets. As I wanted the leaf to bend outwards at either side of the rosebud image, I had to bend the leaf a little on my acrylic block. Sometimes stamps spring back quickly when I try to do this, but it worked out fine with this!

I coloured the images using some distress ink and also my Twinkling H2Os – which I also used for the smooshed background. It shimmered so much, it was quite a shame to cover it up! I used an older Avery Elle die to cut out the images.

I’m entering this card into a number of challenges:

Seven Hills Crafts Monthly challenge (I chose the middle colour scheme), Casology (cue word = bud) and CAS Colours and Sketches.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.