Technique – ink blending

Featuring ink blending

The Peppermint Zone

Hello friends!

I’m playing along with the latest Color Throwdown challenge where the combo is navy, aqua and coral.

I decided that it was time I broke out the fabulous Winnie & Walter Peppermint Zone background die that I have coveted since it was released in December. I was lucky to snap it up in March!

I adhered the die cut to a piece of glitter card using some foam tape. Hopefully the tape is strong enough to hold it in place! Then I turned my attention to the coral accents and created a background panel using Abandoned Coral distress oxide ink.

I think the background die itself is absolutely eye-catching and really didn’t want to cover any of it! In the end, I chose a classic word die, also by Winnie & Walter, which I offset slightly, and a few stars.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Stencilled flowers

Happy Saturday friends!

I’m playing along with the current CAS stencil challenge. This month the challenge is to stencil over a coloured background.

I love this challenge as it helps me practice/learn some techniques but have rarely entered a card because I find it quite difficult to incorporate the technique in a CAS card. Take my creation today for instance… it’s definitely simple but the ‘white’ (or in this case black!) space is limited. CAS is definitely my preferred style and I don’t usually struggle with other CAS challenges, but to be honest I’d probably prefer a wider frame if I was making it again…

Still, I looked back at the DT inspiration and also their past winners and decided to give it a whirl as the amount of ‘white’ space is comparable to some of those showcased cards…. it’ll be interesting to hear what the DT members think.

To create my card, I used an old blended background created with regular distress inks plus a Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous stencil. The frame was cut with a Studio Katia stencil and the sentiment was created using part of a Waffle Flower Crafts die.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Daisy and dots

 

Hello everyone!

As soon as I saw the sketch for the current CAS Colours & Sketches challenge, I thought of an older Memory Box die which I hadn’t used for quite a while – the Bubble Burst die. When I pulled it out, I was actually surprised to see that the date on the packaging was 2017 – I had thought it was a little older than that!

Anyway, I used the die to cut a white panel and then used Distress Oxide inks (Tumbled Glass, Cracked Pistachio and Shaded Lilac) to create a blended background. I cut a strip of the blended background and adhered it to my card base before adhering the white panel on top. I then die cut a circle and the sentiment from the unused section of the blended background and adhered them to my card. Finally, I die cut my newest Memory Box die (Daisy Silhouette) three times. I coloured one stem and then stuck the die cuts together. Originally I had planned to cut off the long stem but I liked how it aligned with the lines created by the Bubble Burst die so I didn’t!

I added some sparkle to the daisy with a Nuvo glitter gloss pen – it’s quite shimmery in real life, but so difficult to capture on my camera…

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

You are amazing – border card

Hi everyone!

Today I’m playing along with two of my favourite challenges – the Color Throwdown, which has another beautiful palette for us this week – aqua, green and grey, and Case This Sketch.

I used my distress oxide inks to create a blended panel for die cutting and ran the beautiful Simon Says Stamp Corbel Border through my die cutting machine.

I also cut the die cut from a grey panel, which I adhered to a base card and then inlaid the little pieces that I had cut from the blended panel.

To finish off my card, I added a sentiment from Simon Says Stamp Everyday Words in a Line die set.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Layered spring flowers

Happy Saturday everyone!

Today I’m playing along with one of my favourite challenges – the Color Throwdown, which has another beautiful palette for us this week – blue, coral pink, green and kraft.

My new Memory Box dies arrived this morning so I leapt at the opportunity to play with them immediately! I blended some Distress Oxide (Tumbled Glass, Tattered Rose, Bundled Sage and Frayed Burlap) onto white cardstock which I then cut multiple times using the Layered Poppy, Layered Rose and Layered Tulip dies.

I used glitter paste and a stencil to create a soft but sparkly background and adhered the flowers. I die cut a second piece of cardstock for the bottom section of my card, sponging a little Bundled Sage along the curved edge before adhering it to the base using foam tape.

The sentiment is also by Memory Box.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

 

Playful Pusscat

Hello friends!

I decided to play along with the current Time Out challenge today. The theme is ‘playful’ and I decided to turn Memory Box’s Crouching Cat into a playful kitty swinging from a Simon Says Stamp tree, ready to pounce on an unsuspecting passer-by!

The kitty’s paws are separate from the main die cut and as I wanted the kitty to be able to swing a little, I adhered them to the cat using some acetate rather than sticking them onto the card separately.

I adhered the frame to a rainbow background created with Distress Oxide inks and added a Memory Box sentiment and a few die cut hearts to finish off the card.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.