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AAA Up to one third with interesting twist

Hi there!

I seriously can’t believe we’re into May, can you? It’s time for a new challenge at AAA Cards – we’d like you to create a card using up to one third of your card base.

So this week’s optional twist confused me a bit because I wasn’t too sure what ‘mystical beasts’ are – I’ve always thought of mystical as being spirtual or supernatural…. Anyway, Google sent me to ‘mythical creatures/beasts/animals’ whenever I searched for ‘mystical beasts’ so in the end I went with mythical and chose the fabulous Hero Arts phoenix die!

I lightly traced a few points from the die on to a piece of card to help my graduated ink blending and then cut out the image after I’d finished blending. I was a little concerned that there would be too much yellow, but I was so pleased when I pulled the die away!

To complete my card, I stamped a sentiment from an older Hero Arts/Basic Grey collaboration set.

My team mates have come up with some beautiful cards which are on the AAA Cards challenge blog. We are also joined a previous challenge winner and one of my favourite cardmakers, Pam, who has some amazing die cut cards on her blog.

Hope you can play along with us!

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

[Small edit to make it clearer that my confusion was over the word ‘mystical’ rather than ‘beast’!!]

AAA Cards sketch challenge with watercolour twist

Hi there!

It’s time for another challenge at AAA Cards!  This fortnight we’d like you to create a CAS card using the sketch below and if you want to join with our optional twist, please use watercolour in some way!

For the main image, I used an older stamp from a Hero Arts wood mounted set. It’s actually dated 2006. How can that possibly be 15 years ago? Yikes! Anyway, I stamped it on some watercolour paper and then coloured it using my Twinkling H2Os. This totally shimmers in real life! To complete my card I added a few dots of gold Stickles and added a Simon Says Stamp sentiment.

My team mates have come up with some beautiful cards which are on the AAA Cards challenge blog.

Hope you can play along with us!

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Valentine Collage

Hello again everyone!

I’m back and playing along with a few challenges with this card today – I used the sketch from the Global Design Project challenge and was inspired by the inspiration photo at the Time Out Challenge. I’m also linking this up to the Happy Little Stampers CAS challenge where the theme is ‘love is in the air’.

I used some of my My Mind’s Eye patterned paper mountain for the centre strip and adhered a heart die from Impression Obsession. I was really drawn to the green pops of colour in the Time Out inspiration photo and so I incorporated that into my card by cutting some foliage and it adhering it behind some very old Simon Says Stamp/Kelly Purkey die cut hearts. Finally I added a sentiment by Hero Arts. They’ve actually just released a clear set with this sentiment/font but I went old school and dug out my wood mounted stamp!

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

CAS Christmas – silhouette

Hi everyone!

Today I’m playing along with the challenge at CAS Christmas. The challenge theme is silhouette – so weird that I chose this challenge today after the AAA challenge went live earlier this morning with an optional twist of challenge.

I love that this challenge gives me the opportinuty to play with my festive supplies all year round. Today I chose to use a die set that I didn’t get a chance to play with before Christmas – the WInterhaven Dies set by Catherine Pooler. I used this tag as my inspiration!

The sentiment is by Hero Arts.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

The daisies and a bee

Hi everyone!

Today I’m playing along with the colour challenge at CAS Cards and Sketches.

I used the wonderful new Bees and Flowers die set from Hero Arts’ most recent release. I coloured the images using distress inks and my Prismacolour pencils.

The sentiment and stencil are also by Hero Arts.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.