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Feeling Grateful

Hello everyone!

I am so honoured to be the August guest designer over at the CAS Colours & Sketches challenges blog.

I’ve been experimenting with the challenges I play in and this was one that I discovered more recently. I love that it’s still a weekly challenge and the team alternates between colour palette and sketch-based challenges. The first challenge this month is a colour palette challenge.

The colours were quite a challenge for me but they did feel quite autumnal so I pulled out my foliage and floral dies and got to work.

The team uses Stampin Up! colour names as a reference but I was able to match up the colours quite well using distress inks. To create the background, I smooshed some Blueprint Sketch distress ink onto my base card and when it was dry, I blended another layer on top. I cut an oval from a square piece of white card and layered that on top of my base.

To create the die cut image, I blended a mix of Fired Brick (in oxide format) and Rusty Hinge to create a shade which I felt was close to Cajun Craze and on a separate piece of card I blended Peeled Paint and Forest Moss. I cut the panels using a couple of older Poppystamps dies and positioned them on the blue oval. To finish off the card, I added an embossed sentiment from My Favorite Things.

I am totally grateful to the team for inviting me as GD this month. Check out their amazing inspiration on the CAS Colours & Sketches challenges blog.

I hope you can play along too!

Have a great day

LucieG

 

Color Throwdown Celebration

 

Good morning everyone!

This week, I have the honour of being the Guest Designer over at one of my favourite challenges – the Color Throwdown Challenge.

The palette for this challenge is navy, blush, gold and white, another fabulous combination, don’t you think?

I had a lot of fun with this combo and ended up making several cards!

I wanted to celebrate the 500th challenge – isn’t that an amazing milestone! I’ve only been playing along with the challenge for a couple of years and whenever my mojo goes AWOL I always look back for a past colour combo to get my creativity flowing again! Many congrats to the whole team, past and present!

Right, onto my cards…

For the celebration card, I used a new embossing folder that I found at Michaels during a recent trip to the US. I used dies from My Favorite Things and Crealies for the balloons and added a die cut  sentiment by Penny Black to an Avery Elle banner to finish off the card.

 

 

For the hello card, I heat embossed a Penny Black image with Altenew Peach Gold embossing powder and added some die cut butterflies by Simon Says Stamp. The frame and sentiment are by My Favorite Things and Sizzix/Karen Burniston.

There’s some amazing inspiration from the Color Throwdown DT over on the challenge blog – I do hope you can play along this week!

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

 

Thank the stars above

 

Happy Sunday everyone!

It’s time for a new challenge over at AAA Cards and we have a Tic Tac Toe grid for you this fortnight. Our sponsor is the Stamplorations shop.

I decided to use the top row: gold/friendship/coloured cardbase. I rarely use coloured cardbases as I do like my white backgrounds, but I thought it would be good to do something a bit different!

I used a fabulous die from Joanna Sheen and inlaid some gold glitter paper in the centre of the stars. I stamped the My Favorite Things sentiment on the reverse of a scrap of the cardstock as it was much smoother and I wanted to get a good impression for embossing. To finish off the card, I added a few small die cut stars.

My teammates have shared some gorgeous CAS cards on the AAA Cards blog and we are also joined by Shery from Stamplorations and Tiya-B from Tiya-B.com. She has some fabulous creations on her blog – you must check out her site if you haven’t already done so!

Thanks for stopping by – I do hope you play along with us!

LucieG.

You totally did it

Hi everyone!

It’s been quite cloudy here so I decided to pull out some sunny Distress Oxide inks to play with today.

After creating the blended background, I added some water speckles and then die cut a Simon Says Stamp circle and sentiment. I used another scrap of card to blend some yellow ink for the fringe (cut using a Mama Elephant die).

The embossed sentiment is by My Favourite Things.

I’m entering this into the current Case This Sketch challenge and the Simon Says Stamp Flickr challenge (ink blending).

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

 

Easter Smiles

Hi there!

Every year, I always feel that I don’t spend enough time using my Easter supplies. I don’t have THAT much, and I try to be quite disciplined with Easter-themed purchases, but I still feel a lot of pretty stamps and dies are far too neglected.

For today’s card, I could not resist inking up one of my favourite Easter Stamps, purchased many years ago from Stamping Bella. Isn’t it cute? I coloured it with my Twinkling H2Os and added a sentiment from Simon Says Stamp. To add a bit of interest to the background, I lightly stamped  a My Favorite Things background stamp with distress ink before colouring in the main image.

I’m going to enter this into the current Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge (Anything Goes).

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Field of poppies

Good morning everyone!

This week, I have the honour of being the Guest Designer over at one of my favourite challenges – the Color Throwdown Challenge.

The palette for this challenge is black, white and peach, Such a fabulous combination, don’t you think?

I decided to use white as an accent colour and created a peach base using Dried Marigold distress ink. I love this soft colour and I’m looking forward to the distress oxide version later this year!

I cut black cardstock using dies from Memory Box and My Favorite Things and cut a Simon Says Stamp sentiment from white glitter card.

When I stuck everything down, I felt that the card needed a little something extra so I added a few white dots to finish it off.

There’s some amazing inspiration from the Color Throwdown DT over on the challenge blog – I do hope you can play along this week!

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.