Wednesday, 31 May 2017

Big Hugs card

Hi Crafty Friends,

I have been having so much fun creating my own backgrounds lately, I am just loving using stencils and texture paste. 

I again used a stencil and texture paste here and once the paste was dry I inked over it all in Oxide Ink Broken China then spritzed some water over it. Once that was dry I inked over the raised areas with my embossing ink pad then added clear embossing powder to give it a clear shine. I die cut the hot air balloon 3 times, once in white, yellow and pink to give it height - the white on the bottom then pink and yellow then the opposite parts on top. I went over the entire balloon with Mod Podge for gloss. I heat embossed the sentiment and die cut it out using my Lawn Fawn sentiment and die sets. I didn't take much care when I was inking the background as I thought I would be trimming it down but I decided a liked it fading out into white so left it as is. 

Well that's it from me today but it's only just after midday here in Oz and I have some time on my hands to craft this arvo so never say never lol.



I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Artistic Inspirations - anything goes with optional flowers theme
Crafting from the Heart - anything goes 
The Crafty Addicts - anything goes/use die cuts (balloon and heart dies)
Crafty Catz - anything goes with optional twist: make your own flowers
Crafty Creations - anything goes 
Crafty Friends -  use summer colours
Create & Inspire - anything goes with optional twist: add flowers
Cupcake Inspirations - colour inspiration
Inspiration Destination - anything goes
Jo's Scrap Shack - anything goes 
Lemon Shortbread - anything goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - anything goes 
Pammie's Inky Pinkies - anything goes 
Polkadoodles - anything goes 
Word Art Wednesday - anything goes

Thank you so much for dropping by and extra special thanks to my lovely followers and visitors that leave some beautiful comments for me, they warm my heart. I hope I have inspired you in some small way as you all inspire me in Blogland. 

XOX Lucy

10 comments:

  1. Thanks for sharing your lovely card with us at CraftyCatz this week...x

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  2. Great card- I love all of the layers. Great job!! Thank you for submitting with Artistic Inspirations. Vicki- DT

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  3. Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Cupcake Inspirations, good luck!!! Amy DT

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  4. Great card Lucy and fabulous textured background
    Carol x
    ---Thank you for joining us at Create and Inspire
    Carol DT x

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  5. This is so sweet!! And that background is fabulous!! I too like how it fades to the white, so I'm glad you chose to leave it like that. Thanks for playing with Jo's Scrap Shack.

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  6. I love the white edge- good call!! You did a beautiful job designing and creating this one!!! Thanks for playing along at PIP Challenges!!

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  7. I love seeing texture paste on cards, and those stencils create such a beautiful card. I adore this design. Perfect for our color challenge. Thank you for playing along with us at Cupcake Inspiration Challenge.

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  8. Beautiful card thank you for sharing with us at The Crafty Addicts - good luck
    Lyn - DT

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  9. Gorgeous card! Thanks for joining us here at Word Art Wednesday. We hope you will join us again soon. Leaving you with this encouragement found in Psalms 31:24 (KJV) " Be of good courage, and he shall strengthen your heart, all ye that hope in the LORD."

    JO ANN
    http://jatterburycreations.blogspot.com

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  10. Lovely card thanks for joining us on Artistic Inspirations, Louise DT x

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Thank you for leaving me a message, I love the feedback and it's very sweet of you to take the time out of your day to contact me. XOX Lucy