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Christmas in July – Day 12

Happy Friyay everyone!

Christmas in July Day 12 (Day 28 of the colouring challenge)!

Today’s card uses the sketch for the current Try Stampin’ on Tuesday challenge and another stamp by Magenta.

I played around with different ways of recreating that central strip – patterned paper, dry embossing, coloured card! In the end, I pulled our a Studio Katia stencil and applied a layer of distress ink and then glitter paste. I really wanted to ensure that the strip didn’t dominate the main image, so I’m pleased with how it turned out!

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Christmas in July – Day 11

Hello everyone!

Christmas in July Day 11 (Day 27 of the colouring challenge)!

Today’s card uses the sketch for the current CAS Colours & Sketches challenge. The stamp is by Magenta and I used an older Ellen Hutson embossing plate to create the strips. After much dithering, I used an older Nestabilities die to cut the main image – it’s fun to use the seldom-used nesting dies again!

I’m also entering this into the current Inkspirational Challenge – 3 or 5 of something.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

 

 

Christmas in July – Day 8

Hello everyone!

Christmas in July Day 8 (Day 24 of the colouring challenge) and I’m so chuffed that I already have 8 cards made for this year! Today’s card uses another older snowman stamp, Flight of Fancy by PrintWorks Collection. The stamp itself is undated but I bought it on my second ever trip to a Hobby Lobby, back in October 2015 when I attended Simon Says Create for the first time!

I stamped and masked the snowman and then created a rectangular frame mask. I blended some Cracked Pistachio Distress Oxide ink in the rectangle and then stamped my background stamp (Make it Merry by October Afternoon) using Pumice Stone Distress Oxide. I coloured the snowman with my Twinkling H2Os and then added a sentiment from my newest Sugar Pea sentiment set!

I’m entering this card into the Retro Rubber Challenge where the theme is Christmas in July and the CAS Christmas challenge which has a theme of snowflake.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Christmas in July – Day 7

Hello everyone!

Christmas in July Day 7 (Day 23 of the colouring challenge) and I’m finally caught up! Today’s card uses another older stamp, Christmas Ornaments Trio by Magenta Art Stamps.

Once again I used my trusty Twinkling H2Os, coupled with a Nuco Aqua shimmer pen for that white section of the ornament on the left. I just love all that shimmer!

I added a sentiment from Clearly Besotted to complete my very simple card!

I’m entering this card into the ABC Christmas Challenge where the theme is ‘N is for No peeking, O is for Ornament’.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

 

Go Getter

Hello Friends and Happy Saturday!

Well I did it. For the first time ever, I think, I completed Kathy Racoosin’s Daily Marker 30 Day colouring challenge! And my own personal wood stamp challenge. I’m going to share more thoughts about my personal challenge on the blog tomorrow as I learnt a LOT!

On to today’s card. I was originally going to use another flower stamp but when I saw that the theme of the new Time Out challenge was ‘unique’, I KNEW I would have something fitting in my wood mounted stamp collection!

I chose another Magenta stamp – this one is called ‘Go Getter’ – isn’t it a cute image! And look, it even includes three little horses like the image I coloured for Day 2!

I knew I’d have a suitable sentiment in my collection as I am all for celebrating our unique qualities! In the end I chose a sentiment from an older Personal Impressions/Lindsay Mason Designs clear stamp set.

I wanted to keep the card quite CAS but wanted to inject a little more colour so when I was assembling it I decided to add some of the Basic Grey patterned paper I used for my Day 2 card.

I’m also entering this into the current Inkspirational challenge – ‘use your stash’.

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you return for my round up post tomorrow!

LucieG.

Sending Spring Birthday Cheer

Happy Sunday everyone!

I pulled out another one of my older Magenta Art Stamps this morning. I’m afraid to say I have never used this one as it was so much bigger than I thought when I ordered it and quite honestly the size scared me! I was concerned about my ability to stamp a decent impression (although Magenta stamps stamp beautifully) and then my ability to colour the image – especially that big leaf!

But this past month focussing on wood-mounted stamps has really renewed my confidence in stamping without the MISTI and I have been practicing my colouring so I decided to give the stamp a whirl! I’m so glad I did!

I coloured it with my Twinkling H2Os using the palette from this week’s CAS Colours & Sketches challenge (saffron, yellow and green). I didn’t want too many layers on my card so I embossed a My Favorite Things frame die around the image and adhered a die cut sentiment from Honey Bee (as well as stamping ‘sending’ from a Clearly Besotted set). Finally, I added a few Nuvo Jewel dots to finish off my card.

Et voila! Day 21 colouring done!

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.