Technique – colouring

Featuring colouring other than watercolouring

Flower wish

Hello everyone!

Even though we’re now in March (and by the way how did THAT happen?), the Daily Marker 30 Day Colouring challenge continues for two more days, and that means my personal wood stamp challenge also continues!

Today I’m playing along with the challenge over at both the Retro Rubber Challenge blog and the Try Stampin’ On Tuesday blog which have a shared sketch challenge.

I used a stamp from a 2006 Hero Arts set (how can that be 13 years ago?), but when I was creating the card, I felt I needed a way of extending the image to the sentiment. So I drew a stem – quite pleased with how it turned out in the end.

I added some paper pennants cut from Basic Grey and a sentiment from My Sentiments Exactly.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

 

Share your umbrella

Hello everyone!

Today I’m playing along on two challenges using an older wood-mounted stamp – ‘Walking in the Rain’ by Art Impresssions.

As time was pretty short this evening, I kept it very simple using the colour palette from this week’s Color Throwdown Challenge (coral red, blue, green and kraft). The Case This Sketch challenge sketch calls for a sentiment in the right corner under the image, but as my image has a text frame, I decided to add three nailheads instead.

Thanks for stopping by!

Lucie G

Spring Basket

Hello there!

The theme over at the Allsorts challenge this week is ‘Spring Flowers and I immediately thought of my large ‘Birch Bouquet’ stamp from Stampendous. It’s another one of those big images that I hadn’t used, but I happily inked it up and stamped away! It also stamped beautifully!

Once I had coloured all the flowers, I cut around the image using a Penny Black die and layered it onto some coloured card stock – it’s actually lighter in real life than it appears here! Honest!

To finish off the card, I added a sentiment from an older Simon Says Stamp set.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Seeing Purple

Hi there!

I’m back with another card using a stamp from my wood-mounted collection. Today, I chose Penny Black’s ‘Portraits’ stamp and decided to play along with the photo challenge over at the Just Us Girls Blog.

I coloured the flowers in purple watercolour and added some details with my Twinkling H2Os. I dotted a ton of silver stickles over the flowers and adhered a glittery Waffle Flower die cut sentiment to finish off my card.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Retro background

Hello friends!

Today I’m playing along with the current Time Out challenge where the theme is ‘retro’.

I had LOTS of ideas for this one, but as I’m using wood mounted stamps this month, I pulled out my old ‘Retro Background’ stamp from Woodware. I stamped it in teal Stazon and then coloured it with rust and grey Twinkling H2Os. Soooo shimmery!

I added a sentiment from a very old (and rather sticky!) clear set to finish off my card.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

 

Butterfly Bear

Hello!

Today I’m playing along with the February Penny Black & More challenge where the theme is ‘anything goes’ with the option of tags.

For my take, I pulled out another of my adorable bear stamps – ‘Butterfly Bear’ by Penny Black. After stamping and colouring the image, I cut it out using a Penny Black tag die and added a Clearly Besotted sentiment.

I wanted to add a little something to the background and was delighted to stumble across my old ‘Butterfly Edge’ stamp, also by Penny Black. Originally I was going to stamp this using some pink or purple ink but I kept it simple in the end and used Pumice Stone distress oxide. I’m glad I did, I really like the subtle image it created!

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.