Technique – colouring

Featuring colouring other than watercolouring

Birthday circles

Hi there!

It’s been a while since I played with this cool Simon Says Stamp background stamp and I was also wanting to play with my distress markers again… so I sat down at my table… et voila! Another birthday card for my depleted stocks!

I heat embossed the background stamp with white embossing powder and then added the colour. I started smooshing at first but then I decided I wanted more control over the colouring and applied the watered-down marker colour using my brush… and a finger!!

I cut the panel down and added a glittery new-to me sentiment, also from SSS.

I’m entering this into the current Simon Says Stamp Flickr challenge (ink blending).

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

 

Celebrating Hollyhocks!

Hi All!

So, the other day, I saw Joanna use the Impression Obsession hollyhocks die on a beautiful card – and knew it was time for me to get the die. I had been coveting it for over a year. And guess what, I couldn’t find it anywhere online….

Yesterday, I went to a craft show and was looking through some dies when I FOUND it. Funny thing was I had completely forgotten about it! Anyway, the added bonus was that it was on sale, so big LucieG smiles all around.

I decided to use it for my entry into this week’s Freshly Made Sketches challenge and cut it from cream card before painting with my Twinkling H2Os. Look at that shimmer.

I also used some Penny Black dies that I have had for AGES and a sentiment from a set by Winnie & Walter.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Newton’s Easter fun

Hello everyone!

Although I try not to buy Easter sets, every year, a few break my resolve. This year, I couldn’t resists the Newton’s Nook Newton’s Easter set. Isn’t it cutte!

I used my twinkling H2Os to colour the image and then applied some distress ink – using a heart stencil from Simon Says Stamp. The sentiment is from Clearly Besotted.

I’m entering this into the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge (anything goes) and the Just Us Girls challenge (CAS).

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Easter Smiles

Hi there!

Every year, I always feel that I don’t spend enough time using my Easter supplies. I don’t have THAT much, and I try to be quite disciplined with Easter-themed purchases, but I still feel a lot of pretty stamps and dies are far too neglected.

For today’s card, I could not resist inking up one of my favourite Easter Stamps, purchased many years ago from Stamping Bella. Isn’t it cute? I coloured it with my Twinkling H2Os and added a sentiment from Simon Says Stamp. To add a bit of interest to the background, I lightly stamped  a My Favorite Things background stamp with distress ink before colouring in the main image.

I’m going to enter this into the current Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge (Anything Goes).

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Searching for my missing mojo

Happy Saturday everyone!

I have a question for you…. has anyone seen my mojo? It seems to have gone AWOL. I want to get crafty, but I can’t… so frustrating.

In an attempt to get back on track, I decided to CASE one of my favourite Easter cards this year – by the talented Koren Wiskman using stamps and dies from Your Next Stamp. What a cute set!

While I was on her site getting the link, I spotted that Your Next Stamp actually has a challenge and that spurred me on to do another card (this time to enter into the challenge), using the sketch and Koren’s card as inspiration!

For those of you interested in my first Koren-inspired card, here it is! I added a Simon Says Stamp sentiment die to my card so I’m going to enter this into the current Simon Says Stamp Flickr challenge where the theme is Easter/Spring.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Yay, yay, yay! Birthday chick

Happy Saturday everyone!

It’s been a little while since I participated in a My Favorite Things challenge so I decided to dive back in and enter both the sketch and colour challenge with this card.

To create the centre panel, I smooshed MFT Berrylicious ink onto watercolour paper. The images are from the MFT Birthday Chicks stamp set – I’m glad I bought the matching dies, they made things MUCH easier (and quicker!).

I coloured the images with my beloved Twinkling H2O paints – the shimmer is amazing in real life – I’ve tried to capture it in my second photo.

I’m also entering this into the current Seize the Birthday challenge (anything goes).

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.