Technique – colouring

Featuring colouring other than watercolouring

Daisy, daisy

Hi there!

I had a bit of free time today so I decided to play along with the colour challenge at  CAS Colours and Sketches and create a card that I’ve been thinking about for a while.

I love the new Penny Black Daisy Delight die (51-676) and have lots of ideas for it but first I wanted to use it in the way it’s been designed, as an along-the-edge die. I cut it several times and then trimmed off some stems so that it would fit on a slimline card. I added some ink-blended cardstock on top of the die cuts to hide the joins in the die cuts.

The sentiment is from an older Penny Black set called Wishes (30-103).

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Deer Friend collage

Hi there!

I have a few cards to share today before the challenge closes. First up, I’m playing along with the sketch challenge at Hand Stamped Sentiments.

I knew I wanted to use the fabulous new Penny Black Grazing Fawn die (51-672) as my focal point again and I also wanted to stay true to my preferred CAS style. This sketch had lots of layers so I decided to create an ink-blended/stencilled base layer with the Penny Black Leaf Frolic Stencil (25-019) and added a subtle piece of patterned paper on top of that. The sentiment is from the Hello Deer mini stamp set (30-766) (partially stamped).

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

AAA Cards One Corner challenge with Childhood Twist

 

Hi there!

It’s time for another challenge at AAA Cards!  This fortnight we’d like you to create a CAS card using one corner of your card base only. Our optional twist for this challenge is ‘Childhood Memories’!

My childhood was dominated by reading! It was by far my favourite pastime and I spent many happy hours at the library and local bookshop finding my next read. After years of studying and now with a lot of reading (and writing) in my professional life, I rarely read for pleasure, but that’s OK… I have LOTS of other hobbies! Anyway, I chose an older Newton’s Nook set for my take on our challenge and twist.

My team mates have come up with some beautiful cards which are on the AAA Cards challenge blog. We are also joined a previous challenge winner, Marieke, who has some lovely cards on her blog!!

Hope you can play along with us!

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

 

Little Foliage Circle in Purple

Hi there!

I was struck down with a migraine over the weekend so I haven’t been able to play in all the challenges that I wanted to enter this week. Luckily I was able to squeeze in a bit of crafty time this evening to play along with the beautiful colour challenge over at CAS Colours and Sketches.

I haven’t been able to find a UK supplier for Paper Rose dies, which is so disappointing as they are gorgeous! I managed to pop this fabulous Little Foliage Circle die in my last Simon Says Stamp order a few months ago and today I finally got round to using it. I coloured the die cut with my Twinkling H2Os and layered it onto piece of coloured cardstock – this is much lighter in real life but I can’t quite get the true colour to show up properly in my photo.

The sentiment is by Clearly Besotted.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Hello there cherry blossoms

Hi everyone!

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

I was really pleased to see the slimline card sketch this week as I thought I could finally use a die I bought at the start of the year thinking it was a LOT smaller than it turned out! Online shopping is tricky isn’t it? Anyway I was so glad to finally use a couple of dies from the Paper Discovery Cherry Blossoms and Lanterns die set!

The sentiment is by Savvy Stamps.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Cherry blossom smiles

Hi everyone!

Today I’m playing along a new-to me challenge,  Hand Stamped Sentiments using products by Penny Black.

I cut an ink-blended panel using a die from the dainty dashes stackers set (51-636) and then coloured a couple of the Cherry Blossom die cut images (51-419) using my Twinkling H2)s and prismacolor pencils.

Finally I added a sentiment from the Thinking of You clear stamp set (30-825).

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.