Technique – ink blending

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Happy St David’s Day 2021

Happy St David’s Day everyone!

I really can’t believe it’s March already, can you? Spring is definitely in the air in my part of the world at the moment so that’s the them I chose for my take on one of my favourite sketch challenges – Freshly Made Sketches.

To start with, I die cut some patterned paper using a die from the Penny Black Geometic Borders die set and adhered it to my card base. Then I adhered a vellum square on top. I stamped, coloured and fussy cut a beautiful daffodil image by Clearly Besotted which I stuck to the vellum square, hiding the glue I used to adhere the square.

To complete my card, I added a little bow from baker’s twine and a sentiment from Memory Box.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Bright vases

Happy Saturday everyone!

Today I’m playing along with two challenges – the Color Throwdown (turquoise, pink, rust and magenta) and the sketch  from  CAS Colours and Sketches.

This card came together very quickly – I created an ink blended background and just adhered a few inked die cuts from a Simply Graphic die set.

The sentiment is from a Clearly Besotted set.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Restful Hello

Happy Monday everyone!

Today I’m playing along with two challenges – the Color Throwdown and Freshly Made Sketches.

I actually got off to a bit of a false start with this card – and somewhere on my craft table I have a lovely gold embossed background…. which ended up not working in the way I had wanted… Hopefully I can include it in a card soon… I have so many rejected backgrounds that I really need to start using!

Anyway, for my second and final attempt at both challenges, I used the beautiful Ready to Bloom cover die by The Stamp Market, together with a Winnie & Walter sentiment die and a Penny Black butterfly die.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Penny Black Berries and Flowers

Happy  Saturday everyone!

I’m playing along with the colour challenge at the CAS on Friday challenge blog today. I love their inspiration collage and added a touch or two of some of the other colours in that amazing inspiration collage.

I stamped an image from the pretty Penny Black Berries and Flowers stamp set and then created my in blended panel using my regular distress inks. I didn’t mask the image when I did the ink blending so I just used water to remove the ink from the stamped image. I coloured the image using my Twinkling H2O paints and added an Altenew sentiment to complete my card.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Valentines Hearts

Hello everyone!

Today I’m playing along with the Simon Says Stamp Flickr challenge (hearts) and a new to me challenge, the Cut it Up challenge (all you need is love).

I cut the Simon Says Stamp Stacked Hearts die twice and adhered them to my card base. I then cut the Memory Box Clementine Heart and coloured it with distress inks. I adhered the heart to a ‘plain’ heart which I’d also dusted with distress ink. I stamped a Taylored Expressions sentiment in the centre and added a few gems to complete my card.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Happy Heart Vine

 

Happy Friyay crafty people!

Today was the day that my new Honey Bees Heart Vine finally arrived! I have been stalking the Dies to Die For website since the influencers shared this die on Instagram  in early January! Then Tracy at DTDF had such a tussle to extract her package from Customs! As soon as that release went live, I was there! And it was totally worth the wait. I had to use it right away!

I’m playing along with two challenges with this card the Color Throwdown (pink, red, black and white) and the sketch for the CAS Colours & Sketches challenge. I must confess I was a bit stumped when I saw the sketch and thought I’d probably end up moving the centred oval or turning the card to portrait. But suddenly it all started to come together and I ended up following the sketch quite faithfully!

I used both dies in the vine set, cutting one from vellum and one from red cardstock. I blended an oval panel using a Taylored Expressions panel and adhered the die cut. To complete my card, I added a few tiny white hearts and a wonderful sentiment by Penny Black.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.