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Blue and Tan Floating butterflies

Hi there!

Today is the day of butterflies I think! First up is a card that I made earlier in the week but I ran out of time to blog! Fortunately, I remembered it before the Color Hues challenge deadline!

I started by creating an inky panel using Prize Ribbon distress ink. I then cut it using Memory Box’s Floating Butterflies Background die. I adhered the Floating Butterflies outline die on top. Then I smooched some Brushed Corduroy distress ink onto my card base and stencilled some moonstone Nuvo glimmer paste on top. When it was dry, I adhered the butterflies and added some stickles to them. Finally I stamped a Mama Elephant sentiment to complete my card.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

To the Side

Hello again everyone!

I’m back again with the card I made for the sketch challenge hosted by Sunday Stamps.

Last time, the sketch challenge was called ‘in the middle’; this time it’s called ‘to the side’ – and it’s a fun sketch! As soon as I saw it I thought of my new Memory Box Fresh Cut Stems dies…. I’m not sure why I didn’t get round to creating this card until the very last evening before the challenge closed!

Anyway, I coloured the die cuts with my Twinkling H2O paints and adhered it to an ink-blended section of my card base. The sentiment is by Clearly Besotted.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Sweetest Jasper Leaves

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Today I’m playing along with the Color Throwdown challenge which has an interesting combo of mint green, strawberry, light yellow and navy.

I have to say I found this a tough combo to work with, especially as the navy in the inspiration photo was much lighter than the shade I would ordinarily choose.

Eventually, I decided to watercolour the beautiful Memory Box Jasper Leaves die with Cracked Pistachio and Squeezed Lemonade Distress Oxide inks. Then I smooshed some Abandoned Coral Distress Oxide and used it to cut flowers from Spellbinders’ Mini Fall Blooms die set. I felt my leaves didn’t have enough yellow, so I added yellow centres to each flower.

I struggled with the background. My go-to navy Hero Arts cardstock was definitely too dark, so in the end I chose a lighter shade of navy from my cardstock mountain and added some Chipped Sapphire distress ink to darken it a little.

I added a My Favorite Things sentiment to complete my card.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Sending some happy

 

Hello Everyone!

Today I’m playing along in the Just Add Ink sketch challenge.

I just received the Memory Box Paisley Bloom Leaf Arch die set which I’ve admired from afar for quite a while and when I saw the sketch, I thought it would be perfect. I created a few inky panels with my distress inks first which I used to die cut all the images.

Once I’d assembled my wreath, I added a few dew drops to the flower centres and a Concord & 9th sentiment to complete my card.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Hello Wispy Blooms!

Hello everyone!

Today I’m playing along in the Freshly Made Sketches challenge.

I have coveted Birch Press Design’s Wispy Blooms Contour Layers die set from the moment I first saw it in February! Unfortunately, I wasn’t quick enough when Bumbleberry’s got the new release, so I was waiting for restocks….. until I had a coupon for Simon Says Stamp and my willpower cracked and it ended up in my basket. It arrived yesterday and I could not wait to play with it!

For this card, I coloured three blooms with distress oxide inks and adhered them onto my card base, on top of the three strips I created with Memory Box’s Grape Vine Border. The sentiment is by Hero Arts, stamped in my favourite Frayed Burlap archival ink.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.