Technique – stencilling

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Etched Flower Buds

Hello everyone!

Today I’m playing along with the colour challenge at CAS Colours and Sketches and the Simon Says Stamp Flickr challenge where the theme is die cutting.

It’s been a while since I played with Simon Says Stamp products but I haven’t yet had a chance to play with some SSS dies that I bought in their Thanksgiving sale and I thought they’d be perfect for the soft colour combo. I cut the Etched Flower Buds die together with the leaves from the Etched Meadow Flower die set and coloured them with distress ink. I stencilled some Nuvo Moonstone glitter paste onto my card base and added the flowers once it had dried. Finally I added a sentiment from the Messages For Everyday set.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Day 24 – 25 Days of Christmas Tags 2021

Hi everyone!

As Tracey McNeely isn’t running her 25 Days of Christmas Tags event this year, I have created my own event using 25 days from Tracey’s event posts over the last decade, as I explained in this post.

Day 24’s inspiration is Day 4, 2020. Newton’s Nook Day! Here’s what I created in 2020.

I wanted to do ‘something different’ for this tag as it felt like I’d stamped and coloured quite a few images during the tag challenge! So I chose Andrea’s bold tag as my inspiration. I used a Newton’s Nook stencil and some silver luna paste. Very happy with how that turned out! Embellishing the tag was much more challenging! First of all I added some pine springs but they didn’t look right… In the end, I used an older Hero Arts wood-mounted stamp embossed in teal glitter powder plus a glittery Simon Says Stamp die cut!

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

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.

Thanks for stopping by!

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.