Thursday two-fer

Hi all. I have a couple of cards for you this time, for different challenges.


For the first card, I stamped some test tubes from Sheena Douglass ‘Alchemy’, coloured with Distress Oxides inks – of which I must have used about 5 colours to get the colour I wanted in the tubes – then die cut them with the matching dies. I curved them a little with my poky-tool, and added 3D foam squares to back of them to raise them a little.

The large sentiment is from the same stamp set and cut with my stitched rectangles from Lawn Fawn, with the smaller part of the sentiment from a Uniko stamp set – which happened to be just sitting there….

This card will be entered into:

Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde











The second card is using some of the Brusho water-colouring I did at the weekend.


I placed a panel on a piece of card, then stamped a Uniko floral layering stamp on it several times, making sure to stamp off the page, too. I found the best way to do this was using my Misti, stamping on top of the brown, placed on the card, the  removing the brown panel and stamping directly onto the card base. That way, there isn’t any missing stamping near the edges of the panel, aligning the brown again when sticking it down.

I used Versafine black onyx for the outline, then used Altenew inks for the actual leaves. I didn’t add any other colour, keeping it quite monochrome, but I did add some dew drops to the top of the buds for a little added something.

This card will be entered into:

Uniko Challenge 43: Autumn/Fall (colours)

Simon Says Stamp Monday challenge: monochrome









16 thoughts on “Thursday two-fer

  1. FABulous twofer post! Loving your Halloween card, wonderful choice of images and sentiment to match the sketch. Well done on your Oxide mixing too, loving the colour. Thanks for joining in at CC&S and good luck in the DT call!
    Lovely to see you in the Uniko gallery too with your second card and it makes me happy to see you using your Uniko stamps too 😉 Beautiful ink blending and stamping spotlight technique. Thanks for joining in on the fun. Hugs Bev x


  2. Both of your cards are terrific, Lynda! The test tube card is what brought me here today. It’s such a clever, unique take on the sketch, and it’s a fun way to do Halloween instead of the scary/gory aspects of the holiday. Thanks so much for sharing your card at CC&S, and good luck to you with the DT call!


  3. Very pretty cards. Both of them. I love the clear look with a strong focal points. Thank you for joining Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!


  4. Two gorgeous cards ! Love your first card and great take on the CAS watercolour and sketches challenge ! Your second card is gorgeous with this strip of brushos, it looks like a strip of gold paper ! Fabulous design too and I absolutely love the dew drops you added on the bud, what a great idea ! Thanks so much for sharing and for playing along at Uniko !


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