Technique – stencilling

Featuring stencilling

Yellow Leaves

Happy Friyay Everyone!

I took today off and just did fun stuff! Of course that meant spending time in my craft room. I decided to play along with the current Color Throwdown challenge (yellow, grey and white).

I used a Taylored Expressions masking stencil with Hickory Smoke Distress Oxide ink to create a soft panel in the centre of my card. I then used a Simply Graphic die to cut a ink panel I made some time ago and adhered it to my base card. To complete my card, I added a Memory Box sentiment and a few glittery butterflies by Simon Says Stamp.

Thank for stopping by!

LucieG.

With love butterfly

Hi Everyone!

My crafty time has been compressed since the start of the year and I haven’t been able to play along with many challenges. Happily today, I had enough time to create a quick card and I decided to play along with the sketch challenge at CAS Colours and Sketches and combined it with the current Color Throwdown challenge (pink, yellow and blue).

I cut two panels I’d created from distress oxide inks with two dies from the Birch Press Design Sparkler butterfly die set. I then stamped a circle from the Essentials by Ellen set and applied some glitter paste through a Tim Holtz stencil to reflect the sketch. I adhered the butterfly and stamped a Clearly Besotted sentiment to complete my take for the challenges.

Thank for stopping by!

LucieG.

Love you always

 

Hi Everyone!

Happy Saturday! Today I’m playing along with the Freshly Made Sketches Challenge!

It’s another sketch that reminds me of the London Underground but I decided to use the old Simon Says Stamp Scribble Heart and Arrow die set instead of a circle. When I saw the die set in my collection, I thought it was probably 8+ years old, but it turns out it was made in 2015, so not THAT old. I guess with ‘fast craft’, some things feel a lot older as they disappear quickly.

Anyway, I cut the heart from an ink blended panel and extended the arrow so it ran the width of my card. I stencilled some glitter paste on the card base before adding the die cuts and finally added a Mama Elephant card to complete my take.

Thank for stopping by!

LucieG.

Pink and purple Easter

Hi Everyone!

I’ve taken a little break from challenged but when I saw the colour combo for this week’s Color Throwdown challenge and the sketch for the Freshly Made Sketches Challenge I suddenly decided to play along at the last minute!

Lots of stencilling today – I created the egg using an Echo Park Paper Company stencil and a Memory Box egg die. Then, I used some embellishment mousse with a Colorbox stencil to create the textured background. The sentiment is by Simon Says Stamp.

Thank for stopping by!

LucieG.

AAA Cards Made in Minutes with a stencil

Hi there!

It’s time for another challenge at AAA Cards!¬† This fortnight we’d like you to create a CAS card in ‘minutes’. Our optional twist this time is ‘use a stencil’. Funky Fossil is our sponsor.

Some of you may remember that this is my least favourite challenge theme – for me crafting is relaxing, not something I want to rush through. Mind you, I have to confess that this time, I did actually make the card in minutes!

I cut a piece of acetate with a Memory Box egg die to act as my base stencil/mask and sponged on some Scattered Straw distress oxide ink. Then, without move the mask, I added my favourite Funky Fossil stencil (‘Shrubbery’) and blended some Tattered Rose/Spun Sugar distress oxide ink to create my patterned egg.

To complete my card, I added a Poppystamps sentiment and a few dots of gold Stickles.

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, Sandie, who has some lovely inspiration on her blog!

Hope you can play along with us!

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

 

Bright Little Tree

Hello friends!

Today, I’m playing along with the current Color Throwdown Challenge which has a fun final combo for 2019 – lime green, hot pink and white.

Here’s what I came up with using the fabulous Pretty Pink Posh Christmas Tree and a few fluffy pompoms a la Laura Fadora!

The sentiment is by Mama Elephant

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.