PinkFresh Studio

Simply Just for you

Hi everyone!

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

I had such fun with this CAS sketch! I used an image from the Pinkfresh Studio Fleur 1 set which I coloured using my Twinkling H2Os. I then die cut a glitter strip, together with a heart strip using a Sugar Pea Designs die.

I added a sentiment from Pretty Pink Posh to complete my card.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Inlaid Hello Card

Hi Everyone!

Today I’m playing along with the Freshly Made Sketches Challenge!

I pulled out the Hello with a Bouquet of Flowers die from Pinkfresh Studio and a couple of old backgrounds that I created with some distress oxide inks and colour bursts. I cut the panels and got to work inlaying all those little die cut bits. It took me a while but I like how it turned out in the end.

The sentiment is by Simon Says Stamp.

Thank for stopping by!

LucieG.

Botanical Branch

Hi there!

I’m trying to add to my birthday card pile as it always seems to run low!

I created a lot of distress oxide backgrounds a while ago and today I decided to used one of them with the fabulous Pinkfresh Studios Botanical Branch die. I liked the negative so much that I created a second card with silver pearl cardstock.

The sentiment is from Simon Says Stamp.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Enjoy your day

Hi everyone!

Today I have my next DT post for Crafts-U-Love using the ‘Always Flowers’ stamp set by Pink Fresh Studio. As usual, links to all the products are at the end of my post.

I noticed that my past couple of DT cards have been rather pink, so I was determined to use a different palette this time!

Step 1 – ink blending

Over the past few years, my style has definitely changed and I always tend to make my own backgrounds. My piles of pretty patterned paper are quite unloved, but I just can’t bear to part with them. I’m sure I’ll end up using them at some point (maybe!).

Anyway, when I started on today’s card, I hadn’t decided the size, so I used a larger piece of cardstock and blended three distress oxide inks. This ink is fabulous for blending!

 

Step 2 – stamping

Once I was happy with my blending, I randomly stamped images from the stamp set.

Step 3 – ink lifting

One of my favourite techniques with distress ink (regular and oxide) is ink lifting. I usually do this with larger images, but it’s easy to do with smaller images too.  I simply ‘painted’ water onto each image and then blotted it off to remove the ink. As usual, when working with smaller images, it’s best to use a small brush for all that detail work, and also ensure that the brush isn’t too wet. I also made sure to wipe off my brush at regular intervals – otherwise I’d start applying some of the colour I’d just removed!!

Quick, easy and effective! Once I finished, I almost stopped and started to assemble the card as I love the effect so much!

Step 4 – colouring

But in the end I decided to watercolour the images using my distress inks, diluted with a bit of water.

After colouring the images, I felt that the gaps between the images was a little too large so I stamped a couple of images from the Pinkfresh Studio ‘Happy’ set.

I then cut down the panel to fit on a square card base. I stamped a Hero Arts sentiment onto a strip of card which I adhered to the base. (The remainder of the background card will go into my ‘bases box’ as I know I can use it on another card!) I then stamped, coloured and fussy cut a couple of flowers and adhered them and a few gems to finish off the card.

I’m also entering this card into the current Pinkfresh Studio challenge as I was inspired by their summer theme and loved their colour palette (although I was determined to stay away from pink!)

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

 

Supply List

Here are the links to the products I used on my card. Products marked with an asterisk (*) were kindly sent to me to use.

Pinkfresh Studio – Always Flowers stamp set*

Hero Arts – Happy Birthday Messages stamp set

Pinkfresh Studio – Word series stamp set – Happy*

Distress Oxide ink

Distress ink

Brilliance ink

Papermania adhesive stones*

Always a good idea

Hi everyone!

It’s time for my next Crafts-U-Love Design Team post and today I challenged myself to use every single product that I was kindly sent for this month and keep ‘own supplies’ to a minimum. And look! I managed to create a CAS card too!

This month I received the ‘Always Flowers’ stamp set by Pinkfresh Studio and decided to use the largest floral image as my centre piece. After stamping the image, I painted it using some Nuvo Mica Mist that I had poured into a watercolour palette. I coloured the leaves with regular distress ink and used a Nuvo marker for the centres.

After stamping my sentiment, I applied just one spritz of mica mist over the whole card and added a thin layer of Nuvo glitter to the flower centres (as this glitter glue dries opaque, I made sure the layer was quite thin so you could still see the yellow of the centres).

Et voila! My CAS card!

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Supply List

Here are the links to the products I used on my card. Products marked with an asterisk (*) were kindly sent to me to use.

Pinkfresh Studio – Always Flowers stamp set*

Tonic Studios Nuvo Mica Mist – Turkish Rose*

Tonic Studios Nuvo Glitter Accent – Fresh Snowfall*

Distress ink – Peeled paint

Tonic Studios Nuvo Creative Pen – Sunshine Yellows

Embossing Powder – Nuvo Classic gold

 

Pink Birthday

Hello everyone!

Today I have my second DT post for Crafts-U-Love using the fabulous Pinkfresh Studio stamps. You can see the first card I made with these stamps here.

I really wanted to use the large ‘Happy’ stamp from the Word Series set – I love the pretty flower and leaf details and knew I had to include it as a focal point. As you can see, these sets also have a lot of smaller images and as I rarely use a lot of smaller stamps on one card, I thought it would be good to challenge myself to use them on my next card.

I remembered seeing a cute card that May Park created last year using small stamped images and used this as my inspiration. I loved the idea of colouring all those cute images, but felt that a monochromatic colour scheme would support my ‘Happy’ focal point.

I started by embossing the sentiment in gold embossing powder – the ‘birthday’ is from the Hero Arts Happy Birthday Messages set (which coincidentally is actually part of this week’s Limited Time Offers at Crafts-U-Love this week!).

I then blended a background using Worn Lipstick Distress Oxide ink before randomly stamping the images using the same colour of regular distress ink.

Once I had decided on the design, this card came together really quickly and I enjoyed using those smaller images. Think I will definitely be reaching for smaller stamps more frequently in future!

Have a lovely weekend – thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Supply List

Here are the links to the products I used on my card. Products marked with an asterisk (*) were kindly sent to me to use.

Pinkfresh Studio – Itty Bitty Elements stamp set*

Pinkfresh Studio – Word series stamp set – Happy*

Hero Arts – Happy Birthday Messages stamp set

Distress Oxide ink – Worn Lipstick

Distress ink – Worn Lipstick

Embossing Powder – Nuvo Classic gold