Technique – ink blending

Featuring ink blending

Inspired by a stamp…

Hello Everyone!

Last week, I created this card using part of Penny Black’s new Delicate cling stamp (40-832) which I had so much fun colouring. I think it’s such a clever image and started to wonder what it might look like if it was made from die cuts! So I set myself a little challenge – to create a similar scene using just die cuts! I pulled out my Penny Black dies and stamps and got to work!

First of all, I got to work on the foliage. I used the following sets: Frosted Greens (51-710), Daisy Delight (51-676), Garden Greens (51-652), Hanging Planters (51-501) and Spirited (51-721) and coloured them with distress inks. Next I turned to the eggs – I decided to use different size ovals which I cut from a panel I created from Distress Oxide inks. I used a die from the Border Collection (51-717) to cut off the tops of the eggs and saved a few remnants to add to my card!

Next up, the egg cups! They proved most challenging! The plant pot dies that I have are too small and the stamps that I have seemed too tall…. then I decided to get creative! I stamped out the pots from the Perfectly Potted set (30-874) and then trimmed them! I even used one pot to house the two smaller eggs!

Then it was time to adhered all my little egg planters! I created circle focal point using distress inks to ground my die cuts and then adhered them. I added a couple of the egg tops and a few die cut mini flowers (also from 51-501) as well.

Finally I added a sentiment from the Spring Day set (30-805).

This was quite a long process but it was totally enjoyable! It was so much fun finding dies to use and thinking around some of the creative challenges!

I’m going to enter this into the Just Us Girls challenge that has a theme of ‘Egg’ this week.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Easter Frames

Happy Friyay everyone!

Today I’m playing along with the sketch challenge at The Paper Players.

Easter is fast approaching now, so time for me to get back to some seasonal cards! When I saw the sketch, I thought the You’ve been framed – Spring die set by Taylored Expressions would work well, so I pulled them out and got to work. I created a blended background using Distress Oxide inks, trimmed it into three rectangles and adhered three die cut frames. I inlaid aqua die cut pieces into the eggs and added a sentiment from the Mini Strips – Easter stamp set to complete my card.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Hello Magnolias!

Hello everyone!

Today I’m playing along in the Freshly Made Sketches challenge.

We’ve had some amazing spring time weather recently and I noticed that quite a few magnolia trees are starting to bloom! The perfect time to use my new Simon Says Stamp Etched Magnolia die I think!

I was originally going to include 3 magnolia blooms on the card but it felt a little overcrowded so I substitued the middle image for a bold Waffle Flower sentiment.

I used an older Memory Box die (Grape Vine Border) for the vertical strip.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Older Simons die cuts

Hello everyone!

Today I’m playing along in the sketch challenge hosted by Sunday Stamps.

For my take on the sketch, I started by cutting some patterned paper with a die from Paper Rose’s Track Circle frame set. I then cut two older Simon Says Stamp dies – the Adeline Butterfly and the Calliope Flourish and coloured them with distress inks.

I added a few Nuvo drops to the flower centres, a Sugar Pea Designs sentiment and a few sequins to complete my take.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Pressed daisy stems

 

Hello everyone!

Today I’m playing along in the Freshly Made Sketches challenge.

I’ve recently reorganised my dies and when I saw the sketch, I decided to create what I’d originally thought of as the background using an Avery Elle kraft frame die. I sponged some distress ink onto the base of the frame to reflect the sketch.

I smooshed green and purple distress ink onto the card base and coloured the Memory Box Daisy Stems die cuts with the same colours as the background dried. After adhering the diecuts and frame, I added a Memory Box sentiment to complete my card.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

A vase for the best!

Hello everyone!

Yoday I’m playing along in the sketch challenge at CAS Colours and Sketches using Penny Black dies and stamps.

I started by blending some distress ink onto my card base and then cut two sections of white card using an edger die from the Border Collection (51-717) and adhered them to my card base. I cut the foliage using the Frosted Greens (51-710) and Garden Greens (51-652) die sets and coloured three of them with distress ink.

I used a stamp from the Perfectly Potted (30-874) stamp set for the vase (super easy to fussy cut – if only all fussy cutting was this simple, eh!!) and adhered everything to my card.

Finally I added a sentiment from the Snippets set (30-283) and a few sequins.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.