Technique – ink blending

Featuring ink blending

Deck the halls… continued!

Hi there!

It’s time for a new challenge at AAA Cards!  This fortnight we’d like you to create a CAS card using the edge of your card; our optional twist is, rather intriguingly, time travel! Our sponsor is Stamplorations.

Life is crazy right now so I made a simple festive card using Penny Black stamps and my beloved Twinkling H2O paints.

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, Coni, who has some lovely inspiration on her blog!

Hope you can play along with us!

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Winter scene

Hi there!

It’s time for a new challenge at AAA Cards!  This fortnight we’d like you to create a CAS card in ‘minutes’; our optional twist is ink blending. Our sponsor is Uniko.

I confess I am not a fan of making cards against the clock. I find joy in the creative process…. all the other parts of my life seem to involve rushing and so I relish my peaceful crafty time.

I used a MFT stencil and regular distress ink to create the ink blended circle. Then I simply adhered a die cut from an older set by Create A Smile stamps to complete my card.

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, Angie, who has some lovely inspiration on her blog!

Hope you can play along with us!

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Bold Snowflake

Hi Everyone!

Today I’m playing along this week’s Freshly Made Sketches challenge Please don’t tell me I’m the only one that looks at the sketch and sees the sign for the London Underground! Fortunately, I fought through my commuting visions and came up with a festive card instead!

I went through my festive paper mountain and cut a strip of Bo Bunny paper. I then blended a couple of regular distress inks before spritzing the blended piece with a water/Pixie Dust concoction! When the water had dried, I cut it with a bold Simon Says Stamp die.

I attached the snowflake to a vellum circle before attaching it to the card base. I added a sentiment from My Favorite Things and a few gems to complete my take.

Thank for stopping by!

LucieG.

 

Prestigious deer

Hi Everyone!

Today I’m playing along this week’s Freshly Made Sketches challenge

I created an ink-blended panel with some distress oxide inks and then stamped the gorgeous Impression Obsession Vintage tree background. Oh how I love this stamp – I wanted it so much last Christmas but couldn’t find it anywhere – I actually ended up buying it at Simon Says Create in March – I KNEW I’d use it this Christmas!

I cut the fabulous Penny Black Prestige die from glitter card and adhered it to a circle of vellum.

I couldn’t decide where to place my sentiment so in the end I decided to leave it blank. I’ll probably add a sentiment strip before I send it but I’m not completely sure about that!

Thank for stopping by!

LucieG.

Leafy Greetings!

Hello friends!

Today, I’m playing along with the current Color Throwdown Challenge which has a lovely autumnal combo – teal, olive, rust and navy blue.

For my take on the colours, I blended some regular distress ink (crushed olive, rusty hinge and peacock feathers) to create a colourful background. I then cut the Simon Says Stamp Leafy Border die from Hero Arts Nautical cardstock and adhered it to the background. I then added a Simply Graphic leaf die and a die cut Memory Card sentiment to finish off my card.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

 

Hi there pumpkin!

Hello friends!

Today, I’m playing along with the current Color Throwdown Challenge which has a lovely colour combo – grey, orange and cream.

I LOVED the inspiration photo, and it reminded me of a little scene I encountered in Harvard MANY years ago! Sorry about the photo quality – I actually took this with film! That’s how long ago it was!

So, for my take on the colours, I used my Harvard pumpkin scene as additional inspiration and got to work. I applied some Texture Paste through the My Favorite Things English Brick stencil and while it was drying, I made 3 panels using distress oxide inks. I die cut the Memory Box Pumpkin and Gourds dies and then arranged them on my card.  Finally I added stamped a sentiment by My Favorite Things to complete my take.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.