Technique – colouring

Featuring colouring other than watercolouring

CAS Christmas Guest Designer August 2022

Hi there!

I am so delighted to be a Guest Designer for this month’s CAS Christmas Challenge.  The theme this month is ‘pine’.

For my CAS card, I used The Greetery’s Pine Botanicuts die set! I love this set so much! I adhered it to a wood slice die cut (also be the Greetery) and added a Penny Black sentiment and Sizzix bow.

The CAS Christmas DT has come up with some amazing inspiration over on the challenge blog. I hope you can play along!

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Christmas in July 2022 – Day 3

Hello everyone!

Welcome to Day 3 of LucieG’s Christmas in July 2022! Today I’m playing along in the Freshly Made Sketches challenge using products sent to me by Penny Black.

When I saw the sketch, I thought of the beautiful bird in the Nestled die set (51-722) so I pulled it out and got to work. I have to confess I coloured him a few times first with distress inks and then with my beloved Twinkling H2Os. In the end I chose to use the one coloured with Twinklings. I used a couple of Distress Oxide inks to create a background strip and added a couple of the branches from the Nestled set before adhering the bird to the card base.

To complete my card I used a sentiment from the Hearts Come Home mini stamp set (30-849).

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Christmas in July 2022 – Day 2

Hello everyone!

Welcome to Day 2 of LucieG’s Christmas in July 2022! Today I’m playing along in the sketch challenge at CAS Colours and Sketches using products sent to me by Penny Black.

I decided to use a mini slimline card for my card today and applied a light layer of Old Paper distress ink to my card base. Next I inked up the pretty wintery bouquet from the Beautified stamp set (30-870) using my Frayed Burlap Archival ink. I lifted the colour from the leaves and berries using some water. I coloured in the image using my beloved Twinkling H2Os and then splattered some brown paint across the card base.

To complete my card I used a sentiment from the Holiday Snippets stamp set (30-307).

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Yoga Butterfly

Happy Monday everyone!

Today I’m playing along with the sketch challenge at CAS Colours and Sketches using products kindly send to me by Penny Black.

When I saw the sketch, I thought it would be perfect to showcase an image from the  New Adventures stamp set (30-902) – I love yoga since taking it up last year and this stamp set is perfect for me, although my poses don’t look anything like the yoga girls in the set!! Anyway, I stamped the girl with butterfly wings and fussy cut around it! I coloured her with my Twinkling H2Os and added some stickles.

Then I created a frame for her to sit in using distress inks and a die from the Framed die set (51-622)

I used the Textural die (51- 729) for the strip on the left side of my card base and adhered the frame and image. Finally I stamped a sentiment from the Yoga Builder set (30-714).

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Glorious Gazebo

Happy Friyay Everyone!

Today’s card is for the Inkspirational challenge which has a theme of ‘watercolour’.

I’ve loved this wood-mounted Art Impressions Gazebo Window for a while and when I saw it was on sale a few weeks ago, I snapped it up! I stamped it with my new go-to ink (Frayed Burlap Archival ) and coloured it with my Twinkling H2O paints.

After I trimmed down the image, I decided I wanted a little something extra, but not too overpowering as I wanted that beautiful image to take centre stage! So I cut the beautiful Poppystamps Massa Leaf Frame and adhered it to my card base before adding the image on top.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Make a Splash!

Hello Everyone!

Today I’m playing along with CAS challenge at The Paper Players where the theme is ‘April Showers’.

I pondered this card for a while as I really wanted to use a sentiment that says ‘April showers bring May flowers’ but I couldn’t come up with a design that I liked using the sentiment (which is quite large)…. Then I remembered the My Monthly Hero February 2017 kit…

Confession time here, friends…. I am ashamed to say that I bought this kit when it came out… but I have NEVER used it. In fact it still had the bow around it. How embarrassing! At least I know I tend to use my new stuff quite quickly nowadays… and at least I am using the kit now… albeit five years on.

I created a soft background using a hexagon stencil and then stamped/die cut the images before colouring them with Twinkling H2Os. I wanted to use a different sentiment from those in the set and tried an old Simon Says Stamp sentiment first. Sadly part of the stamp wouldn’t stamp out so I had to abandon that idea and rather than add a sentiment to cover it up, I quickly created another ink-blended hexagon.

This time I added a Reverse Confetti sentiment without incident (phew)!

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.