Technique – stencilling

Featuring stencilling

Snow-one else like you

Hi Everyone!

I rarely play along with the My Favorite Things sketch challenge. Not sure why.. maybe because it rarely pops up in my IG feed… maybe because whenever I see the sketch, I rarely have MFT product that ‘fits’ the sketch.

Anyway, this time the stars aligned and the sketch popped up on my feed and I immediately thought that one of the cute snowmen from the Frosty Friends set would work perfectly.

First, I created my background panel with the Snow Flurry stencil and Cosmic Shimmer Luna paste – look at that sparkle! I coloured the snowman using my Twinkling H2O paints and then started to assemble my card.

I used the colours from this week’s CAS Colours and Sketches but as I felt it needed a bit more red and blue, I die cut some little hearts and added them to my card.

Thank for stopping by!

LucieG.

Inlaid Butterfly

Hi there!

It’s time for a new challenge at AAA Cards! This fortnight we’d like you to create a card using up to one third of your card base only and the optional twist is an inlaid die. Our sponsor is Funky Fossil Designs.

When I saw our sponsor, I knew I had to incorporate one of my Funky Fossil stencils… but the challenge was how could I use a stencil, an inlaid die and only use a third of my card! After a bit of thought, I decided to use my favourite Funky Fossil stencil, Shrubbery, and inlaid a small Waffle Flower Crafts butterfly. The sentiment is by Sugar Pea Designs.

My team mates have come up with some beautiful cards which are on the AAA Cards challenge blog. Hope you can play along with us!

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Snowflake wishes

Hi Everyone!

Today, I’m playing along with this week’s Freshly Made Sketches challenge

I had fun playing with products with a lot of different companies for my take – the large snowflake is by Bright Rosa whilst the smaller snowflakes are from My Favorite Things. I used a heart stencil from Simon Says stamp with a baby wipe to lift ink from the blended strip and stamped a sentiment from an older Penny Black set.

I’m also entering this into the current CAS Stencil challenge where the challenge is to use a baby wipe.

Thank for stopping by!

LucieG.

Christmas in July – Day 28

Hi Everyone!

I seriously can’t believe it’s Day 28 of my Christmas in July challenge! I can honestly say I have LOVED creating mainly festive cards this month! So much fun!

Today, I’m playing along with the Memory Box challenge. The theme is ‘striped cards’ and I decided to case one of favourite cards from last year, Dashing Through the Snow!  I cut and coloured the Swift Reindeer die from Memory Box using my distress oxide inks and Twinkling H2O paints. I used an Echo Park stencil to apply some distress ink to my base card before stamping a Hero Arts sentiment. I then repositioned the stencil on the card base and applied a layer of Nuvo glitter paste.

Once the glitter paste was dry, I adhered the reindeer to my card base to finish my card.

Thank for stopping by!

LucieG.

Christmas in July – Day 26

Happy Friyay Everyone!

It’s Christmas in July Day 26 and today I got to play with a stamp set that I purchased last Christmas but never played with – the Festive Flamingo set from My Favorite Things. I wanted to enter the current Christmas Card Throwdown challenge this week – the theme is ‘non-traditional image’ and I thought a flamingo would fit the bill!

I decided to use the sketch from this week’s Freshly Made Sketches challenge so used an Echo Park stencil to ground the image. Now that I’m looking at my card on screen, I wonder if I should have chosen yellow rather than blue – to represent the sun’s rays! That would make it even less traditional! Ah well, next time!

Thank for stopping by!

LucieG.

Christmas in July – Day 12

Happy Friyay everyone!

Christmas in July Day 12 (Day 28 of the colouring challenge)!

Today’s card uses the sketch for the current Try Stampin’ on Tuesday challenge and another stamp by Magenta.

I played around with different ways of recreating that central strip – patterned paper, dry embossing, coloured card! In the end, I pulled our a Studio Katia stencil and applied a layer of distress ink and then glitter paste. I really wanted to ensure that the strip didn’t dominate the main image, so I’m pleased with how it turned out!

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.