Technique – colouring

Featuring colouring other than watercolouring

Blue Flower Vine

Hi everyone!

Today I’m playing along with the sketch challenge at Freshly Made Sketches. This is very similar to the card I made for the Two Quarters challenge at AAA Cards a few weeks ago, although one of the shaded areas is definitely smaller than the other! Plus I don’t have to get my ruler and calculator out for this one!

The Altenew Flower Vine stamp and die set have been sitting on my table since I made a card for the Altenew Ultimate Challenge Blog hop a few weeks ago. It’s such a pretty set, but like so many stamp sets, I’ve rarely used it since I bought it in early 2019. I thought it would be perfect for the sketch challenge. I coloured it with my beloved Twinkling H2O paints and added  some blue splatters and baby sequins too.

I’m also going to add this to the link up over at the Altenew Ultimate Challenge Blog hop.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Rosy Hello

Hi there everyone!

Next today I’m playing along with the fab combo in this week’s Color Throwdown challenge (pink, mint and grey).

First, I embossed the Hello with a Bouquet of Flowers die by Pinkfresh Studio onto white card before colouring the leaves and petals and trimming round the edge of the die cut. I then used the die to cut some grey cardstock and adhered the die cut to the coloured image. Finally I adhered it to my card base. Quite a simple card, but you would not believe how long it took me to colour that image – so time consuming!

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

CAS Christmas Guest Designer

Hi there!

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

For my CAS card, I used a beautiful PaperArtsy stamp which fits the theme but is rather unusual! I’ve has this set for a while now, but I don’t think I’ve ever used this image. It was such fun to colour with my Twinkling H2O paints – the shimmer is amazing in real life but always so difficult to capture on camera!

I was a bit nervous about adding a sentiment as the first few sentiments I tried seemed a bit too large, so I was quite relieved when I found this small sentiment by Mama Elephant.

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 2021 – Day 26

Hello everyone!

Welcome to Day 26 of  Christmas in July 2021! Today I’m playing along with the colour challenge at CAS Colours and Sketches. I wasn’t initially planning to play along with this colour combo because I have so many non-traditional festive cards but inspiration hit me last night when I was looking through my Penny Black stamps.

I love this Christmas tree from the All Wrapped Up set (30-607) and I thought it would be perfect for the colour combo! After creating a subtle background frame with distress ink, I stamped the tree and coloured it using my Twinkling H2Os – it has such a wonderful shimmer! To complete my very CAS card, I added a sentiment from an older set called Christmas Fashion (30-127).

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Christmas in July 2021 – Day 21

Hello again everyone!

Welcome to Day 21 of Christmas in July 2021! Today I’m playing along with the Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge using some Penny Black products.

I actually decided to CASE a card I made a few years ago! I used distress inks to colour the Holly and Berry Branch die (51-404) and added a few Nuvo drops to the berries. Next I cut a square from an ink blended background using the Snowflake Stitch Frames (51-375) and adhered it to my card base before adding the holly branch. to finish, I added a few die cut snowflakes (Snow Family Cut Out 51-395) and a sentiment (Holiday Snippets 30-307).

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Christmas in July 2021 – Day 18

Happy Sunday everyone!

Welcome to Day 18 of Christmas in July 2021! Today I’m playing along with the Color Throwdown challenge which has a stunning palette of navy, turquoise, green and magenta.

What a stunning colour combo! It took me quite a while to decide on a way to showcase it! First of all I was thinking of multicoloured snowflakes but then I remembered this beautiful large ring wreath die by Simon Says Stamp – an oldie but a goodie! I coloured each bauble with my Twinkling H2O paints and adhered it to a base that I’d cut using the brand new-to-me Pinpoint Burst die by Memory Box, which I finally got my hands on this week after MONTHS of waiting for it to get into a UK retailer again!

I then spent far too long working out where to put my sentiment and then how to adorn said sentiment! In the end, I chose a sentiment from a Simon Says Stamp/Avery Elle Stamptember collaboration, a Sizzix bow and some ribbon!

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.