My Mind’s Eye

Featuring My Mind’s Eye products – generally papers!

Christmas in July – Day 21

Hi Everyone!

It’s Christmas in July Day 21 and I have stepped away from the die cutting… well almost! An embossed image is the focal point today, but I have lots of die cut elements!

I’m playing along with a new-to-me challenge, the Global Design Project, which has a fun sketch this week. I embossed a sentiment stamp from Hero Arts and adhered it to a card base that I’d covered with some older paper from My Mind’s Eye. To finish off my card, I added some glittery poinsettia cut using the Simon Says Stamp Poinsettia Parade die.

I’m also entering this into the current A Blog Named Hero challenge where the theme is Christmas in July.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Greetings window

 

Hello everyone!

OK, so I know when I planned my wood-mounted stamp challenge, I earmarked July for using my Christmas stamps. However, it seems I can’t wait for Christmas in July! It’s just Day 6 of the latest Daily Marker 30 Day Colouring challenge and my personal wood stamp challenge and I’ve already inked up a Christmas stamp!

In my defence, when I saw the Stampendous Greetings Window in one of my stamp boxes, I knew it would fit the CAS Christmas challenge so well that I just HAD to use it! The theme of the challenge this month is ‘gifts’ and I thought this stamp would be perfect for that!

I decided to use a sketch from a new-to-me challenge, TGIF Challenges, so my first step was to choose some patterned paper. I had my doubts about using a gift-themed paper as I was a bit concerned that it would be too matchy-matchy… but I think it works OK in the end. After embossing the image, I coloured it using my Twinkling H2O paints and then adhered it to my base card using sticky fixers. Et voila! Super quick and easy Christmas card done! Must remember this design when I create cards for the Caring Hearts drive later this year.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Thanks for sticking by me

Hi there everyone!

Can you believe it’s already 1 July?! Seriously where did the first half of the year go?

When I was looking through my Concord & 9th supplies the other day, I spotted this ‘stuck on you’ cacti set that I got last year, but hadn’t used… so I put it into my July ‘must use’ pile!

The cactus is cut froma background I created by smooshing some left over Ken Oliver colourburst ink. Can’t believe the different effect that I achieved – the different colour particles that you get when you sprinkle the colorbursts aren’t present, but I really like the shade of green. Definitely going to try more colorburst smooshing in future!

I decided to enter this week’s CAS Colours & Sketches challenge so I assemble the card with and embossed the kraft rectangle and some My Mind’s Eye paper from my patterned paper mountain.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG

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.