Technique – colouring

Featuring colouring other than watercolouring

Whittle Rabbit

Happy Saturday!

I love the Poppystamps ‘whittle’ series – super cute dies with a really good price point! So I was so pleased when I saw the latest spring/Easter release when I was at Simon Says Create last weekend.

The Whittle Rabbit went into my basket straight away… along with a few other dies of course!

For today’s card, I paired the rabbit with the new Tulip Collage die from Simon Says Stamp and also added a grass die cut from Lawn Fawn and a butterfly die also from SSS.

I’m entering this into the current Color Throwdown challenge (red, yellow, light green and white), the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge (cute) and the Simon Says Stamp Flickr challenge (spring).

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Welcome Spring

Hello everyone!

It’s time for a new challenge over at AAA Cards and this fortnight we have a very straightforward challenge!!

We’d like you to use just one image only (if you want to add a sentiment, that is fine too). The optional twist is ‘spring’ and our sponsor is Craftyscrappers.

I was placing an order with The Ton recently and I was aghast to realise that I had never used the gorgeous cherry blossom stamp set that I bought from them a couple of years ago. So, as soon as I saw the optional twist, I knew I had to use it!

I stamped and coloured the image using my Twinkling H2O paints and added a sentiment from Simon Says Stamp to finish off my card.

My teammates have created some beautiful designs over at AAA Cards and this fortnight our guest designer is Aleksa who has a beautiful Instagram feed.

Looking forward to seeing all the entries!

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Sending Well Wishes

Happy Saturday!

So, I had only intended to buy a background stamp and a background die from the new Hero Arts release… until I saw the beautiful card that Janette Kausen created with the Agapanthus set! I knew I had to have it!

I’m so glad I snapped it up! It is gorgeous in real life – very versatile!

I decided to create a simple get well soon card with one of the larger images and a sentiment from the set. I coloured the flowers using my Twinkling H2Os and added a few drops of silver stickles to the ends of the stemen.

I stamped the sentiment in wilted violet distress oxide and added some purple Nuvo glitter drops…. but it didn’t feel ‘enough’. I felt the card needed a bit more purple! So I blended some more wilted violet distress oxide on both sides of a base card, trimmed down my panel and adhered it to my base card! Et voila! A little more purple which doesn’t detract from the main image!

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Flower Garden

Hello everyone!

I finally had time to sit down and play with my new Hero Arts purchases today!

I love the new Flower Garden Bold Prints background and couldn’t wait to ink it up!

I heat embossed the image and  then coloured it using the palette from this week’s Color Throwdown challenge (grey, purple, lavender and kraft) – and added a die from a my Monthly Hero kit to finish it off. As I used my Twinkling H2Os, this is beautifully sparkly in real life – so difficult to capture in a photo though!

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Crafty friends are the best

Hello everyone!

It’s time for a new challenge over at AAA Cards and this fortnight we have something new for you!

We’d like you to choose a sentiment and three items only from our AAA Cards Wheel of Fortune! Perhaps we should call that our ‘Wheel of CAS Creativity’! Anyway,  we have an optional twist of ‘friends’ and our sponsor is Pink & Main.

I must confess I found it pretty challenging to select items from three separate segments as I was worried my CAS card would quickly become rather cluttered. Once I had chosen my sentiment (by Altenew), I selected quite a large image (Scrapbook Girls stamp by Denami Design) so I knew that the best way of achieving a CAS card would be to choose the colouring pens/pencils option plus something that wouldn’t compete with my large detailed image – so I chose the small embellishments. Three tiny sequins! Can you see them?!

While I really struggled with this card to begin with, I LOVE how this Wheel of CAS Creativity stretched me to think differently about supplies. Ordinarily I would never have coloured this image with my pencils, but I had to because ‘paints’ weren’t an option and so my beloved Twinkling H2Os had to stay in the cupboard! It certainly wasn’t the quickest card that I have ever made but I ended up feeling quite pleased… or maybe relieved… that my card was still CAS!

My teammates have created some beautiful designs over at AAA Cards and this fortnight our guest designer is Janet who has some wonderful cards on her blog, Swanlady Impressions – you must check it out!

Looking forward to seeing all the entries!

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Go Getter

Hello Friends and Happy Saturday!

Well I did it. For the first time ever, I think, I completed Kathy Racoosin’s Daily Marker 30 Day colouring challenge! And my own personal wood stamp challenge. I’m going to share more thoughts about my personal challenge on the blog tomorrow as I learnt a LOT!

On to today’s card. I was originally going to use another flower stamp but when I saw that the theme of the new Time Out challenge was ‘unique’, I KNEW I would have something fitting in my wood mounted stamp collection!

I chose another Magenta stamp – this one is called ‘Go Getter’ – isn’t it a cute image! And look, it even includes three little horses like the image I coloured for Day 2!

I knew I’d have a suitable sentiment in my collection as I am all for celebrating our unique qualities! In the end I chose a sentiment from an older Personal Impressions/Lindsay Mason Designs clear stamp set.

I wanted to keep the card quite CAS but wanted to inject a little more colour so when I was assembling it I decided to add some of the Basic Grey patterned paper I used for my Day 2 card.

I’m also entering this into the current Inkspirational challenge – ‘use your stash’.

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you return for my round up post tomorrow!

LucieG.