Simply Graphic

Leafy Greetings!

Hello friends!

Today, I’m playing along with the current Color Throwdown Challenge which has a lovely autumnal combo – teal, olive, rust and navy blue.

For my take on the colours, I blended some regular distress ink (crushed olive, rusty hinge and peacock feathers) to create a colourful background. I then cut the Simon Says Stamp Leafy Border die from Hero Arts Nautical cardstock and adhered it to the background. I then added a Simply Graphic leaf die and a die cut Memory Card sentiment to finish off my card.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

 

Thank you bouquet

Hi Everyone!

I’m popping back with my last post of the day and a second entry in the current Memory Box challenge to use a frame.

I’ve had this idea to use the frame from the brand new Pine Tree Frame die set for a little while and when my Simon Says Stamp Stamptember order arrived on Wednesday, I knew exactly what I wanted to create!

Living outside the US means I generally only order a couple of the collaboration sets each Stamptember. This year, the one that stood out to me was the Memory Box Fresh Cut Bouquet stamp set and it was the only one I ended up buying! I knew it would be a big set but I was still a little surprised by the size of the main image! It was actually a bit daunting to colour but I pulled out my trusty Twinkling H2O paints and got to work.

I cut around a few petals and leaves to partially cut the image with the frame die. I then cut the frame from silver card and adhered it to the bouquet die cut with a foam panel, which I then stuck to my card base.

I added an older Memory Box sentiment and a few gems to finish off the card.

Thank for stopping by!

LucieG.

Awesome die cuts

Hi Everyone!

Today, I’m playing along with this week’s Freshly Made Sketches challenge

Cecile has created a fabulous sketch for a square card – as I don’t seem to make many square cards, I decided I would stick to the shape of the base card, although I did tweak the shape of the elements!

I used products from so many companies for my take – the die cut frame is from the new Stylish Frame Trio set by Memory Box, the leaves are from Simply Graphic and the sentiment is from the Big Dots sentiments set by Waffle Flower.

I’m also entering this in the current Memory Box challenge to use a frame.

Thank for stopping by!

LucieG.

Fabulous Friend

Hi Everyone!

just a quick post today – I’m playing along with this week’s Freshly Made Sketches challenge and the deadline is looming!

I used Basic Grey papers and die from My Favorite Things and Simply Graphic to create my take on the sketch. The sentiment is by Sugar Pea Designs.

Thank for stopping by!

LucieG.

Christmas in July – Day 20

Happy Saturday Everyone!

It’s Christmas in July Day 20 and guess what! It’s another die cut card from me! I reckon it’s a reaction to the past month of just stamping and colouring!

Anyway, I chose to flip the sketch from this week’s Freshly Made Sketches challenge to make a landscape card. I used a window die from My Favorite Things together with an ornament die from Simply Graphic. The front of the card is adhered by foam tape and I was originally planning to just attach the ornaments to the top of each window but they ended up looking really weird, so they are all adhered to the base using the tiniest slivers of foam tape!

The sentiment is by Clearly Besotted.

Thank for stopping by!

LucieG.

Christmas in July – Day 18

Hi Everyone

Day 18 of Christmas in July and my pile of Christmas cards is growing nicely!

Today I used a Simply Graphic tree die and the colour palette from this week’s CAS Colours and Sketches Challenge .

I always have a problem with navy, especially photographing it. It either looks black or too light! So I decided to try something different today and used some blue cardstock which I darkened using Chipped Sapphire distress ink. I like how it turned out as it meant I could lift some ink to create a snowy effect around the trees.

I added a sentiment from Simon Says Stamp to finish off this card.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.