Technique – stencilling

Featuring stencilling

Non-traditional Ornaments

Happy Saturday everyone!

Today I’m playing along with this week’s Color Throwdown challenge which has a combo of orange, peach, red and pink.

I found this a bit of a challenging combo… probably because I immediately though of creating something flowery but my initial design would have needed a green and I couldn’t get that out of my head. In the end, I pulled out some Simply Graphic ornament dies and distress inks and got to work on (yet another) non-traditional Christmas card. I wanted a bit of sparkle so used a Tim Holtz stencil to create a subtle glittery background. The sentiment is by My Favorite Things.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Stitched Pumpkin Trio

Happy Saturday everyone!

First up  today is my entry for this week’s Freshly Made Sketches challenge.

Following the sketch, I created the central panel on my card using my rather dry Nuvo glitter paste and an Echo Park Paper stencil. While that was drying, I pulled out my Memory Box Stitched Pumpkin dies which I haven’t used for a while. I coloured them with distress inks – although the sketch only has two circles, I decided to throw caution to the wind and put all three on my card! I then stamped a sentiment from the My Monthly Hero Kit from September 2018 and adhered all the elements to my card base.

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LucieG.

Deer Friend collage

Hi there!

I have a few cards to share today before the challenge closes. First up, I’m playing along with the sketch challenge at Hand Stamped Sentiments.

I knew I wanted to use the fabulous new Penny Black Grazing Fawn die (51-672) as my focal point again and I also wanted to stay true to my preferred CAS style. This sketch had lots of layers so I decided to create an ink-blended/stencilled base layer with the Penny Black Leaf Frolic Stencil (25-019) and added a subtle piece of patterned paper on top of that. The sentiment is from the Hello Deer mini stamp set (30-766) (partially stamped).

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Full Vase

Hi Everyone!

Today I used the colours from this week’s CAS Colours & Sketches challenge. The dies are by Simply Graphic and Poppy Stamps and the stencil is by Honey Bee.

I spent far too long trying different sentiments, stamped in different colours but finally ended up using this small Karen Burniston die cut!

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

AAA Cards One Corner challenge with create a scene twist

Hi there!

It’s time for another challenge at AAA Cards!  This fortnight we’d like you to create a CAS card using one corner of your card base only. Our optional twist for this challenge is ‘create a scene’!

I had fun with this one! As the challenge spans Valentine’s Day, I knew I wanted to include that in some way as well as creating a scene. Inspired by this cute Frantic Stampers kitties die, I used Funky Fossil Designs’ Dry Stonewall stencil for the kitties to sit on and then softly blended some distress ink to create the moonlit sky. To complete my card, I added a few die cut hearts and my favourite Reverse Confetti sentiment – which I use every February without fail!

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, Chrissie – who has some amazing CAS inspiration on her blog – you must check it out!!

Hope you can play along with us!

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

 

 

CAS Christmas – silhouette

Hi everyone!

Today I’m playing along with the challenge at CAS Christmas. The challenge theme is silhouette – so weird that I chose this challenge today after the AAA challenge went live earlier this morning with an optional twist of challenge.

I love that this challenge gives me the opportinuty to play with my festive supplies all year round. Today I chose to use a die set that I didn’t get a chance to play with before Christmas – the WInterhaven Dies set by Catherine Pooler. I used this tag as my inspiration!

The sentiment is by Hero Arts.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.