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Color Throwdown Guest Designer Week 1

Hello everyone!

I can’t tell you how thrilled I am to say that I have the honour of being the August Guest Designer over at one of my favourite challenges, the Color Throwdown. I’m so excited!

I have to say that this week’s fabulous colour palette of green, yellow, pink and lavender was a little challenging for me… It’s a beautiful palette with some amazing possibilities BUT I have a bit of a difficult time with lavender! Whenever I try to use it for a colour challenge, I always end up with a shade I feel is too purple or too pink!

So, for this week, I played it safe and used Milled Lavender distress ink!

I thought this palette would be perfect for a flowery card and decided to use a somewhat neglected background die that I bought last year (Daisy Mosaic by Creative Expressions) and one of my favourite techniques – inlaid die cutting. I started by creating four ink blended panels (in addition to Milled Lavender, I used Spun Sugar, Scattered Straw and Mowed Lawn). I then cut each of these panels using the background die. I also cut a piece of white card with the die.

I removed all the little pieces from the white die cut panel, adhered the negative to my card base and got to work inlaying all the little bits from the ink blended die cut panels. It’s time consuming but I think it’s totally worth it!

I had originally planned to add a green frame to the card, but as I was about to cut the frame, the green negative die cut panel fell onto my card base. I really liked the green outline and so I adhered the whole green negative panel on top of the inlaid background, effectively hiding all the white!

I added a Winnie & Walter die cut sentiment and a Penny Black butterfly to complete my card.

For full details of how to enter this week’s challenge, please head over to the Color Throwdown challenge blog. As usual, the design team has some amazing inspiration:

Amy Rohl

Amy Rysavy

Barbara Anders

Broni Holcombe

Jodi Collins

Lisa Henke

Lori Tecler

Lynn Put

Vickie Zimmer

Wanda Cullen

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Christmas in July – Day 13

Happy Saturday!

Christmas in July Day 13 (Day 29 of the colouring challenge)!

For today’s card, I used the sweet Hero Arts Holiday Giraffe stamp from 2007 which I fussy cut and adhered to a base of blended Tumbled Glass/Stormy Sky distress ink. The sentiment is by Winnie & Walter.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

 

The Peppermint Zone

Hello friends!

I’m playing along with the latest Color Throwdown challenge where the combo is navy, aqua and coral.

I decided that it was time I broke out the fabulous Winnie & Walter Peppermint Zone background die that I have coveted since it was released in December. I was lucky to snap it up in March!

I adhered the die cut to a piece of glitter card using some foam tape. Hopefully the tape is strong enough to hold it in place! Then I turned my attention to the coral accents and created a background panel using Abandoned Coral distress oxide ink.

I think the background die itself is absolutely eye-catching and really didn’t want to cover any of it! In the end, I chose a classic word die, also by Winnie & Walter, which I offset slightly, and a few stars.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Hi shaker card

Hi there!

It’s time for a new challenge at AAA Cards! We have a CAS sketch for you this fortnight and the optional twist is ‘shaker’. Our sponsor is Winnie & Walter.

I LOVE Winnie & Walter products, especially their dies, and I recently placed an order for a stack of their dies – so I knew I wanted to use one of them for my take on the challenge.

I chose the ‘hi’ die as it would be big enough to create a nice shaker. I cut it from some cardstock and got to work on my shaker element. Sounds simple doesn’t it? Well, EVERYTHING went wrong. First I forgot the acetate before adding the foam. Then I got glue all over my acetate on the next attempt. Can’t remember what went wrong with attempt no 3 but I do know this card finally came together on the fourth try. Seriously, talk about making a mountain out of a mole hill.

I created a shaker mix using a few packets of sequins that I’d had in my collection for a while plus some seed beads. Really pleased with how my mix worked with the colours of my card.

My team mates have come up with some beautiful cards which are on the AAA Cards challenge blog. We are also joined by the talented Raga from Perky Hobby – do drop by and take a look at her lovely work!

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Festive thanks

Hello everyone!

I’m not quite ready to put away my festive supplies! I love using them for thank you cards that I hand out after Christmas.

This is the card I made for my lovely mum using Simon Says Stamp Winter Flowers stamps and matching dies. I embossed, cut and coloured all the images with my Twinkling H2Os and then created a see-through card front using Jennifer McGuire’s press n seal technique. Time consuming but totally worth it! The sentiment is by Winnie and Walter.

I’m entering this into the current Simon Says Stamp Flickr challenge (something new – the matching dies were a new purchase).

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

 

Day 11 – 25 Days of Christmas Tags 2018

Hi everyone!

I’m playing along with Tracey McNeely’s 25 Days of Christmas Tags event again this year.

The sponsor for Day 11 was Winnie & Walter. I have a couple of older festive sets and decided on a set which I don’t think I’ve used before – Season’s Tweetings – for my take on Tracey’s sweet tag.

I created a blended background with same distress inks that Laura used (Chipped Sapphire, Faded Jeans and Salty Ocean) and then trimmed it down before adhering the die cut window to the base.

I loved the colour palette that Tracey used – especially for her penguin’s scarf so I followed suit! I can honestly say that I think I used a Twinkling H2O paint that I have never used before – any you all know how much I love and use them! I heat embossed some stars on the tag base before creating the soft background with Distress inks.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.