My Mind’s Eye

Featuring My Mind’s Eye products – generally papers!

Message from coral bunny

Hi there everyone!

Well today’s card certainly turned out a lot brighter than my usual choice of colours, don’t you think?! I decided to play along with both the Color Throwdown challenge (coral, green and kraft) and the Freshly Made Sketches challenge and somehow my card ended up on the brighter end of the colour spectrum, a bit outside my usual, more muted, comfort zone, but I guess challenges should push you too, shouldn’t they!

Anyway, this card was super easy to put together – I stamped the Reverse Confetti bunny in Abandoned Coral distress oxide ink and the cut it out with the coordinating die. Following the sketch, I cut a piece of My Mind’s Eye paper and adhered that to my base card , finishing it off with a strip of glitter paper. Once the card was assembled, I felt that kraft background needed something a little extra. As I’d already stuck  everything down, I couldn’t use my standard go-to’s (embossing/stencilling) so I pulled out a tiny bunny stamp and stamped it a few times using versamark. I do like this watermark effect and should use it more often!

I’m also entering this into the current Simon Says Stamp Monday challenge which has a fabulous mood board for Easter/Spring inspiration.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Just sitting here…

Happy Friyay everyone!

I love the link chain oval dies from the January My Favorite Things release and I could not believe it when they landed on my door mat this morning as I only ordered them yesterday lunch time. Thank you for your great service, Dies to Die For!

Anyway, I wanted to play with them straight away and so I inked up a bear from the sweet Polar Bear Pals set. I coloured him using my beloved Twinkling H2O paints and added some soft ink blending to the background. I lifted some ink using water, but unfortunately, you can’t really see that from my photos – I guess the blending was a little too soft. I added some shimmer to the insides of the chain frame using my Tonic Nuvo Aqua shimmer pen – I love that shimmer!

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Pieced Birthday wishes

Hi everyone!

I’m popping in quickly with a late entry into a new-to-me challenge – the Male Craft Room challenge.

The theme of the challenge was paper piecing – something I haven’t done in YEARS! So when I saw it this evening, I ran into my craft room and got to work!

To begin with, I lightly blended some distress ink onto the base of my card to ‘ground’ the image. The large stamp is actually from a Christmas set by Krumspring Stamps and I used some of My Mind’s Eye paper mountain for the paper piecing.

To finish off the card, I added a sentiment from a My Sentiments Exactly set.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

It’s Your Birthday!

Hi everyone!

There’s a lovely autumn palette for this week’s Color Throwdown Challenge (brown, orange, green and kraft) but I decided to put them to use on a birthday card, using the sketch from the Freshly Made Sketches challenge.

I embossed an older wood-mounted stamp from Stampendous and then coloured it using my Twinkling H2Os.

I then used a Spellbinders embossing folder on a square of kraft cardstock and stuck it to my base card. I added some paper from My Mind’s Eye paper and the stamped sentiment to finish off my card.

This card came together very quickly… I really wanted to add some orange and green sequins but talked myself out of it as I think this will end up being used for a chap who isn’t that keen on sequins…. or any embellishments!

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Dogwood branch

Hi everyone!

The theme for this week’s Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge is ‘thinking of you’ and when I saw that we were also being challenged to use Memory Box products, I thought I would probably use a Memory Box die… but then I remembered this beautiful wood-mounted stamp! Isn’t it pretty?

I coloured the embossed image with my Prismacolor pencils. I am definitely getting more used to using these!

I found some My Mind’s Eye patterned paper which matched the colours perfectly and then added a strip of gold card to the top, which ties in with the god I used to mount the blossom image.

Finally I added a stamp from a Birch Press set.

I’m also entering this in the current Case This Sketch challenge.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Loving Koala

Hi everyone!

When I saw the sketch over at the Freshly Made Sketches challenge blog, I thought it would be a great way of using my new Simon Say Stamp/Sugar Pea Stamptember koala stamps. The set is so cute and I am so glad I managed to snag one before they sold out!

Anyway, for my card, I stamped and coloured the cute koala and then carefully cut just under the image so I could slip a strip of My Mind’s Eye paper underneath – so that it looked like he was sitting on the strip. Anyway, I then added a circle from that I cut from a distress oxide background I made a while back and added a sentiment from the set. I still felt like the card needed ‘something’, so I cut out two hearts to finish it off.

I’m also entering this into the current Simon Says Stamp Flickr challenge – anything goes.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.