Tim Holtz/Ranger

Featuring Tim Holtz/Ranger products

Butterfly thanks

There’s another fabulous sketch at Case This Sketch this week! For my card, I embossed a Hero Arts background stamp with white satin pearl embossing powder. I then blended a mix of regular distress inks (Seedless Preserves and Abandoned Coral) and Antique Linen distress oxide ink and wiped over the embossing to remove any excess ink. I used water to lift some of the colour from the butterfly wings and splattered a little randomly across the rest of the background.

I added a vellum banner, Hero Arts sentiment and some Memory Box butterflies cut from glitter cardstock to finish off the card.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Let your dreams take flight

So today’s card started as an entry for the new Color Throwdown challenge, but once I had stamped and coloured the gorgeous Penny Black image with lighter colours in the palette, I just couldn’t add the darker pink! I liked the soft colours too much!

So instead, I added some diamond stickles, smooshed on some Tumbled Glass distress ink and added a Penny Black sentiment and called it a day.

As I used my Twinkling H2O watercolour paints and did some gentle ink smooshing, I’m entering this into the current CAS Watercolour challenge as the theme is ‘butterfly’.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Grateful butterflies

Hi there!

There’s a fabulous sketch over at the My Favorite Things sketch challenge this week and here is my entry.

I used some gorgeous distress oxide inks together with dies and a stamp from My Favorite Things.

I love those distress oxide inks – they are amazing to work with and blend so nicely! Fabulous!

Thanks for looking!

LucieG.

Oxide Butterflies

Hi everyone!

I was super excited that both Seedless Preserves and Abandoned Coral were included in the latest Distress Oxide ink release! I couldn’t wait to get my hands on them and play! They are absolutely gorgeous!

Anyway, for this card, I included some Broken China oxide ink as well to create a background which I spritzed lightly with perfect pearls to add a bit of shimmer.

I used some glitter paper to cut  out a fabulous background die from Memory Box and adhered it on top of my distressed panel.

To finish off the card, I used a sentiment from My Favorite Things.

Thanks for looking!

LucieG.

New Home

Hi there!

For today’s card, I used an older stamp which I bought from a local craft shop in London many years ago. I used distress inks for the background and then coloured the image with my twinkling H2o’s.

I toyed with adding some bling to this card, but in the end I decided against it (for once!).

I’m entering this into the current Color Throwdown Challenge (purple, mint green, hot pink and teal) and also the Casology challenge (house).

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Glitzy Happy Birthday

Hi Everyone!

I turned to my sadly-neglected distress stains for today’s card and used them to create a soft background. I then used Cosmic Shimmer Paste and a Simon Says Stamp stencil to add the sparkle.

When the paste was dry, I added a simple sentiment from My Sentiments Exactly, which I’ve had for years and years!

Today’s card is for threechallenges – the Case this Sketch challenge,  the Simon Says Stamp Flickr challenge (Birthday Bash) and also the Simon Says Stamp Monday challenge (Touchy Feely).

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.