Technique – ink blending

Featuring ink blending

Butterfly thanks

There’s another fabulous sketch at Case This Sketch this week! For my card, I embossed a Hero Arts background stamp with white satin pearl embossing powder. I then blended a mix of regular distress inks (Seedless Preserves and Abandoned Coral) and Antique Linen distress oxide ink and wiped over the embossing to remove any excess ink. I used water to lift some of the colour from the butterfly wings and splattered a little randomly across the rest of the background.

I added a vellum banner, Hero Arts sentiment and some Memory Box butterflies cut from glitter cardstock to finish off the card.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Grateful butterflies

Hi there!

There’s a fabulous sketch over at the My Favorite Things sketch challenge this week and here is my entry.

I used some gorgeous distress oxide inks together with dies and a stamp from My Favorite Things.

I love those distress oxide inks – they are amazing to work with and blend so nicely! Fabulous!

Thanks for looking!

LucieG.

Oxide Butterflies

Hi everyone!

I was super excited that both Seedless Preserves and Abandoned Coral were included in the latest Distress Oxide ink release! I couldn’t wait to get my hands on them and play! They are absolutely gorgeous!

Anyway, for this card, I included some Broken China oxide ink as well to create a background which I spritzed lightly with perfect pearls to add a bit of shimmer.

I used some glitter paper to cut  out a fabulous background die from Memory Box and adhered it on top of my distressed panel.

To finish off the card, I used a sentiment from My Favorite Things.

Thanks for looking!

LucieG.

Tweet Team

Hi everyone!

It’s sketch week over at the Less is More challenge, and here is my entry! I used the colour combo from this week’s Colour Throwdown challenge (orange, green and brown) for the image and also the background. I stuck some glitter paper behind each of the owls so their eyes and wings sparkle a bit!

The owl die cut is one of my favourites – it’s by Cottage Cutz – and I added a My Favourite Things  sentiment to complete my entry for both challenges!

Thanks for looking!

LucieG.

New Home

Hi there!

For today’s card, I used an older stamp which I bought from a local craft shop in London many years ago. I used distress inks for the background and then coloured the image with my twinkling H2o’s.

I toyed with adding some bling to this card, but in the end I decided against it (for once!).

I’m entering this into the current Color Throwdown Challenge (purple, mint green, hot pink and teal) and also the Casology challenge (house).

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Gorgeous dresses

Hi there

I used one of my oldest Hero Arts stamps today together with some gold embossing powder and also my new golden peach embossing powder from Altenew – it is fabulous! I fussy cut the images and them mounted them on a distress ink background. I added a sentiment from Clearly Besotted to finish off my card.

I’m entering this card into three challenges – Retro Rubber challenge (anything goes), Casology challenge (clothes) and Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge (emboss it).

The dress stamp is one of the oldest in my collection. It doesn’t have a date on it but I think it is at least 8 years old.

Thanks for looking!

LucieG.