Technique – colouring

Featuring colouring other than watercolouring

Day 20 – 25 Days of Christmas Tags

Hi there!

I’m playing along with Tracey McNeely’s 25 Days of Christmas Tags event this year.

The sponsor for Day 20 was Waffle Flower Crafts. I was so shocked to discover that I don’t appear to have any Christmas sets from Waffle Flower – I’m sure I have and they are just hiding somewhere in my craft room! As I decided at the start of the challenge that I was going to use my festive stamps rather than repurpose my non-festive sets, I turned to my Ellen Hutson stamps for my take on Lindsey M-P’s cute stocking tag!

I enjoyed working with non-traditional colours so much yesterday, I turned to some more non-traditional colours again today!

I stamped and embossed the stocking before masking it off and smooshing some abandoned coral distress ink onto the background. When I removed the mask, some ink had bled through it, but I simply lifted it off using a bit of water. Once it was dry, I coloured the stocking using my Twinkling H2O paints before stamping a sentiment from the same Essentials by Ellen set.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Day 18 – 25 Days of Christmas Tags

Hi there!

I’m playing along with Tracey McNeely’s 25 Days of Christmas Tags event this year.

I was so pleased to see that the Day 18 sponsor was Avery Elle. Yay! One of my favourite companies! I loved Tracey’s die cut wreath and used her tag as my inspiration.

Whilst I have the wreath stamp set, I don’t have the dies so I ended up creating a circular tag. I coloured the image using my Twinkling H2O paints and stuck it to a brown base that I’d cut using a Spellbinders die.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Naughty, nice or purrfect?

Hi there!

The theme for this week’s Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge is ‘furry friends’ – perfect opportunity for me to ink up a new Newton’s Nook Designs set that I treated myself to last week!

I coloured the image using my Twinkling H2O paints and then fussy cut it as I don’t have the coordinating dies. After embossing the sentiment onto a strip of cardstock, I felt that the card still needed a little something extra. So I used a stencil to add a subtle background – I love this technique as I think it really helps to ‘anchor’ an image.

I’m also entering this into the current CAS Mix It Up challenge where the theme is stamping, glitter and own choice (stencilling).

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Day 13 – 25 Days of Christmas Tags

Hi there!

I’m playing along with Tracey McNeely’s 25 Days of Christmas Tags event this year.

I was so pleased to see that the Day 13 sponsor was Neat & Tangled. They released one of my favourite stamps this season – Fa La Llama. It is so cute! I loved Brianna Loefflebein’s take and used her tag as my inspiration.

I created the background using the small snowflake stamp in the set. I may have gone a little overboard, but that Delicata Cosmic Copper shimmer ink is so fabulous! I’ve tried to capture it a bit in my photo… it is so shimmery in real life!

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Happy Together

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The theme for the current Casology Challenge is ‘Tiny’. So many possibilities with this one! In the end, I pulled out a very old Stampin Up set. The date on the stamps is 2004 but I think I got them later – maybe 2007/8. Anyway, it’s definitely time to give them some love again. I really liked Janet’s card design to support the small focal point so decided to use her card as my inspiration this time.

I chose the ‘Happy Together’ image which I have always thought would be perfect for anniversary cards. I coloured it using my Twinkling H2O paints and cut it out using a Spellbinders die.

I matted it to two other die-cut rectangles and then adhered it to my base card using some foam pads to provide more dimension.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Day 12 – 25 Days of Christmas Tags

Hi there!

I’m playing along with Tracey McNeely’s 25 Days of Christmas Tags event this year.

Lawn Fawn was the sponsor for Day 12. Great opportunity for me to use some of my cutesy Christmas stamps that don’t get much use at all!

Samantha C was my inspiration for this tag – I loved the colour she used for the background of her cute scene and tried to replicate it her with some distress oxide ink as I didn’t have the patterned paper!

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.