Technique – Stamping

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Deco Rose Hello

Hello Everyone!

I was flicking through my flower dies yesterday and spotted the Poppystamps Deco Roses die set and made a mental note to use it again soon, then I thought it would be perfect to use with one of my older Stampendous stamps for my take on the fabulous sketch over at CAS Colours and Sketches.

I heat embossed the deco image and coloured it using my Twinkling H2O paints I also coloured the die cut roses with the same colour before adhering them all to the card base. To complete my card, I added a sentiment by Sugar Pea Designs which I stamped in Peeled Paint distress oxide ink – it seemed to match the green I used for the leaves perfectly!

Thank for stopping by!

LucieG.

AAA One Layer Butterfly and Bud

Hi there!

A new challenge starts today over at the AAA Cards challenge blog – this fortnight, we’re challenging you to create a CAS one-layer card. We’ve included a wonderful photo which you could use as inspiration. Our sponsor is Stamplorations.

One layer to me equals stamping. When I looked at the photo, my immediate thought was AMAZING BUTTERFLY… and then I saw how he had landed on an opening flower. I loved the idea of creating a card with a bud and butterfly. My Altenew Botanical Garden set had both, so I got to work. I used a Taylored Expressions mask to create the oval window and added a sentiment from Altenew.

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, Joanna, who has some lovely cards on her blog!

Hope you can play along with us!

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

 

Find Your Happy

Hi Everyone!

Happy Saturday! Today I’m playing along with the Freshly Made Sketches Challenge plus the Time Out Challenge where the theme is ‘free’!

I immediately thought of the ‘Beautiful You’ set from Stampin Up! for the Time Out Challenge. This image just screams freedom to me! I coloured it with my Twinkling H2Os and added it to a Basic Grey panel which I had cut using a My Favorite Things die. To complete my take, I added a sentiment from an older Simon Says Stamp set.

Thank for stopping by!

LucieG.

A Flowery Hello

Hi Everyone!

Today I’m playing along with the Color Throwdown challenge  This is one of my favourite challenges and this week they have a gorgeous colour combo… possibly my most favourite to date: plum, pink, peach and white. I must confess, I was a little nervous about creating something which would properly show off that gorgeous combo!

I didn’t like my first attempt, so I decided to try again with a different stamp and design! I embossed the beautiful Altenew Delicate Flowers Background stamp onto some plum cardstock and them coloured it in using my prismacolour pencils. To complete my card, I added a Winnie & Walter die cut and a few sequins!

Thank for stopping by!

LucieG.

AAA Cards Hugs, Kisses and Fairy Wishes!

Hi there!

It’s time for another challenge at AAA Cards!  This fortnight we’d like you to create a CAS card using our sketch. Our optional twist this time is ‘it flies’. Stamplorations is our sponsor.

What do you think of the optional twist? There are so many possibilities aren’t there? Butterflies, birds, planes, hot air balloons, the list is pretty long!

I was originally going to use a plane for my take but as I was looking for a particular sentiment I came across on old Hero Arts My Monthly Hero kit which had the theme of fairies! I reckon I’ve had it 2 – 3 years and sadly, I’ve barely used it! Anyway, I thought that a fairy would be perfect for an alternative take on the twist.

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.