Friday, 1 March 2019

Lavinia stamps March Challenge.

Welcome March.
Today I am sharing my March samples with you. 
The theme for March is pink purple and blue. I loved working with 
these colours they work really well together.
The DT team have made some wonderful samples to inspire you, 
we are looking forward to seeing your wonderful creations
The prize is an amazing £40 gift voucher to spend in the Lavinia shop,
there are so many wonderful products to chose from, you'll be spoilt for choice. 
For full details on the challenge, please follow the link  below.

Stamps used for sample 1

The background was made by smooching Sheena stamping card into distress oxide 
pressed onto a craft mat and sprayed with a little water, I did one colour at a time then dried with a heat gun in between, i used the following colours: salty-oceanbroken-china
Stamped images with Versafine Clair ink, glamorousmonarch and nocturne.
Highlighted Sebastian with a pink sparkle pen, then highlighted areas 
with a clear sparkle pen.  

Stamps used for sample 2
The background was made on Sheena stamping card, using sparkle pens, I randomly brushed a blue, purple and pink sparkle pen across the card then brushed over with a wet brush, dried with a heat gun, then flicked water on to card to faux bleach it, before stamping with versafine Clair ink, nocturnemedieval-blue, and monarch. Highlighted card with a yellow and clear sparkle pen.

Stamps used on sample 3. 

The background was made by smooching Sheena stamping card into distress oxide 
pressed onto a craft mat and sprayed with a little water, I did one colour at a time then dried with a heat gun in between, I used the following colours: 
the images were stamped with vesafine Clair. 

Looking forward to seeing all your wonderful creations.

Sunday, 10 February 2019

Lavinia stamps Hochanda February 2019 

Sharing my samples for the  February Hochanda show, the lovely Amanda Branston will be showcasing the design team samples, and giving great demonstrations. Really looking forward to watching the shows live as it’s half term. Please try  to tune in at 12 noon and 4pm if you can. Have a great day.

Here are the links for Set 1
Forest so green
The background for my first sample was made using distress oxide inks blended onto Sheena smooth card. I stamped the words with Manarch versafine Clair ink (second generation). I then stamped Winifred with versafine fine black onyx ink. When dry, I drew around a heart shape lightly with a soft pencil. I used this as a guide to stamp the stars with monarch versafine Clair ink. I then cut the card, and stamped the words on the smaller part, along with more stars. Highlighted with sparkle pen before mating onto black card.
For sample 2 I used orange and green brushos on photo paper, then sprayed with water. Once dried I stamped Winifred with versafine black onyx ink. Mounted onto orange and green card. Stamped Flutterbys with versafine black onyx ink. 
Sample 3 for set one, background was sponged with distress oxide and water, once dry used a torn piece of paper as a mask to blend mowed lawn and peeled paint onto the bottom of the card. Then stamped the words, at the bottom of the card, then stamped Winifred both in nocturne versafine Clair ink. I then used a large circle mask and blended tumbled glass and salty ocean oxide inks onto other part of card. Then made a faint pencil line around the circle, followed this line to stamp the stars in monarch versafine Clair ink then embossed with clear embossing powder. Finally stamped flutterby with nocturne Clair ink. 

Set 2
Silver lining
Forest scene
My first project for set 2, I used a pink and purple background that was made using the shaving foam technique, I then masked off and used worn lipstick oxide to create the ground area, then used a circle mask to create the sun stamped the trees with monarch Clair ink stamped words with versamark and embossed with silver powder. Stamped flutterby with monarch Clair ink. Finally stMped snail with antique linen oxide and coloured with pencils. 
Sample 2. The background was inked with spectrum noir harmony inks. Honey pot, strew bale, sand storm, inked the trees and lettering  with friar brown versafineClair ink. Spectrum noir Midas gold brushed on base of card. Made a tag for the words. 

Background made using distress inks tumbled glass, seedless preserves, mowed lawn and squeezed lemonade. Snail stamped with antique linen oxide then cored with pencils. Trees,words and birds stamped with monarch Clair ink. 

Set 3
Lunar buds
Mini leaf

Background, sponged wilted violet, tumbled glass and worn lipstick all over card. Stamped faith in centre of card with nocturne Clair ink. Cut out masks for lunar buds so I could stamp them closer together also stamped with nocturne Clair ink along with the flutterby, stamped the mini leaf with monarch Clair ink. 

Sample 2 blended background with wilted violet, evergreen bough and salty ocean distress ink, splashed with a little water. Stamped images with nocturne Clair ink. Coloured the lunar buds with wilted violet and squeezed lemonade oxide. Highlighted with clear gel pen and sparkle pens. 

Sample 3. Background blended with tea dye and scattered straw inks, leaves and buds stamped with monarch Clair ink. Faith and flutterby stamped with nocturne Clair ink. Inked through a stencil with old paper distress ink. Coloured wings and lunar buds with pink sparkle pen. 

Set 4
Ocean words

Sample 1. Background is photo paper smooched onto salty ocean and shabby shutters oxide ink sprayed with water. Stamped Sebastian with nocturne Clair ink. Then stamped words and seaweed with paradise Clair ink. Highlighted with white pen. 

Sample 2. Background blended using wilted violet, seedless preserves, salty ocean and chipped sapphire oxides. Inked through stencil with wilted violet. Main Sebastian stamped in centre then second generation stamped into background. Also stamped Lavinia small seahorse, fairy orbs and large green man beard in background. Coloured Sebastian with bronze Midas spectrum noir ink. Finished with sparkle pen and glass beads. 

Sample 3. Another photo paper background smooched in oxcide and water. Stamped Sebastian with bluebelle Clair ink. He went a little bit wrong, not all the ink transferred to the card, so he looks a little skeletal, decided to finish the card. Stamped seaweed with nocturne and bluebelle Clair ink, used Sebastian’s spines around edge of card. Highlighted edge of Sebastian with blue alcohol pen then highlighted with white pen. 
Hope you enjoyed the shows. Amanda did quite a few fabulous demos. Enjoy your new stamps. Always willing to help with any questions. 

Friday, 1 February 2019

Lavinia stamps February challenge 

Good evening all.
It’s the first of the month so time for a new Lavinia challenge. The theme for February is: a place to escape too. Looking out my window I don’t think I’ll get very far with the snow that’s falling at the moment.
For full details please visit: You could be the lucky winner of a £40 voucher picked at random, to spend in the Lavinia shop.
Good luck everyone.

For my first sample I used Spectrum noir Harmony inks.
Grasshopper, plum jam, winter rose, pale fig, and honey pot.
Blended inks onto Sheena card, then inked through the  inkylicious cloud stencil and highlighted with a white pen. 
I cut a random shape from photo copier paper for the hills and inked th grass area first. I Then used a white ink pad though a small circle 
For the sun, then highlighted sunbeams with a sparkle pen. 

Lavinia stamps
Maple leafTree sceneFairy Dandelions and Make a wish.

For my next sample I also used spectrum noir inks. 
 lemon tonic, straw bale, ocean blue, parakeet,spring meadow and grasshopper. 
For the hills I used hickory smoke distress ink.
For this sample I inked up the sun first, then blended in the blue colours. 
Next I masked off the grass area and blended the green ink onto the card. Moved masking tape down to the top of the grass area then using a paper mask that I cut from copier paper I inked the mountain area. To finish off added som glitter and white pen highlights. 

Lavinia stamps used for this sample. 
Have fun making your creations. Looking forward to seeing where your fairies will escape too. 
Congratulations to Karin ├ůslund's who’s entry “You Are Braver Than You Think” was selected by our Python Random Generator to win the £40 voucher in this month’s Creative Challenge. 

Wednesday, 2 January 2019

Sweet poppy stencils.

Proud to be a guest designer on sweet poppy stencils. So looking forward to making some samples with these fantastic stencils. I started making this card just before Christmas. Finally got to finish it today.
Here are the links to the stencils I used.
Such a beautiful designs
Stags head
Leaf background 1
Stamp used from the Noel set
The background was made using distress oxide inks, Twisted Citroen, peeled paint, antique linen and walnut stain. I squished the inks onto my craft mat then sprayed with water. Dabbed a sponge into the ink then dabbed sponge onto the card one at a time drying in between. Dapped peeled paint oxide straight from the pad though the background stencil with a piece of dry sponge. Dabbed the walnut stain oxide though the stencil using a stencil brush. Once dry went over stag image with clear sparkle pen. Used vintage photo ink on the edge of the card then stamped words with potting soil archival ink.
Hope you like it. Thanks for visiting.

Tuesday, 1 January 2019

Lavinia January challenge 

Welcome 2019 I would like to wish you all a happy and peaceful new year.
The January challenge theme is...
A story to be told. You can enter the challenge here.
My story for the my first sample is... The magic of transforming into beauty!
Images used for this project:
I used Distress oxide inks for the sky and ground, Blueprint sketch and faded jeans.
Carved pumpkin for the small butterflies, on the large butterfly and hanging lanterns, I used oxides as watercolour using carved pumpkin and squeezed lemonade. The mushrooms were coloured with a watered mixture of fired brick and candied apple oxide.
Highlighted with white pen. Splattered white acrylic paint onto background.
Stamped the images with versafine black onyx.

My next sample is: A story to be told... inside the mermaid cave.
Images for this project:
I have used oxide inks for this project, I started by drawing a faint pencil line
for me to follow as I was trying to make the outside look like a cave. For the sea I used blueprint sketch, salty ocean and tumbled glass. I then used scattered straw for the sandy area, finally went round edge of card with hickory spoke distress oxide. I then stamped the images with different colour versafine Clair inks. Highlighted with sukura clear gel pen.

I hope you have fun creating your story, I look forward to seeing your samples.
Happy crafting. 

Wednesday, 7 November 2018

Lavinia stamps November challenge 

Wow! November has arrived, can’t believe that it’s almost Christmas. 

Well it’s time for the Lavinia challenge, this months theme is While you were sleeping.  entries close on the 25th November. 

For full info please follow the Lavinia page link:

There is a £40 gift Voucher to be won by the lucky winner who will be picked at random. 

Here are a few ideas I have made to inspire your creativity. 

Stamps used for first sample are as follows.

I made a similar card to this one last year and really liked the outcome so have decided to use the same background again, I used a  large circle die cut mask for the moon, using chipped sapphire and faded jeans distress inks on the background and water. I Used spun sugar and old paper for the moon. Stamped the branches with acorn versafine Claire ink. The remaining images were stamped with black onyx versafine ink. For the Highlights I used a clear gel pen, on the water I used the clear gel pen and made small wiggly lines. Card was finished in one evening. 

For my next card I I used the following Lavinia stamps.

For my second sample I thought I would use my New spectrum noir inks that hubby brought me for my birthday. They are very nice colours was very happy with them. I used Honeypot, grasshopper, pink tulip, and plum jam for the background. For the snail I used acorn versafine Claire, (second generation) the leaves were stamped with plum jam and pink tulip spectrum noir ink. Words stamped with pink tulip (second generation). Remaining images are stamped with black onyx versafine. Highlighted with clear gel pen. 

Look forward to seeing all your fabulous creations. Good luck. 

Monday, 1 October 2018

Lavinia stamps October challenge 2018. 

Wow! Welcome to October, this year just seems to be flying by.
Well it’s time for the Lavinia challenge, this months theme is Hocus Pocus, entries close on the 25th October.
For full info please follow the Lavinia page link:
There is a £40 gift Voucher to be won by the lucky winner who will be picked at random.
My first sample was made at a workshop run by the very talented Eileen Godwin. Such an inspiring lady who is happy to share her talent with all.
I used the following Lavinia stamps in my Three samples.
Starting with wild honey DI in the centre of the card using a circular motion, ink up a circle shape. Then used dried marigold for my second layer, then finally used spiced marmalade to completely cover the card. Next I linked ground area with peeled paint DI and a piece of torn paper. I then stamped the moon and the words in peeled paint and the moon in vintage Photo. Using white a little acrylic paint on a wet wipe I brushed across card to give a mystical effect. Used black onyx Versa fine for stamped images.  Highlighted with wink a Stella glitter pen.

Sample 2 was inked with spectrum noir inks. Inked using method in card 1. Spider web heat embossed with silver sparkle embossing powder,  cat and spider inked using black onyx versafine then embossed with crystal clear powder. Fern heads inked with olympic green versafine then embossed with crystal clear powder. Remaining images stamped with onyx black versafine. Finally grounded cat using green spectrum noir ink. Words cracked effect and bats are stencils by Tim Holtz.

Card Three will be my Midmonth reminder. The lacy effect hanging from the tree is the sleeve from the witch. I used this idea last year.For this card I used mustard seed, seedless preserves, broken china and chipped saphire DI. The tree was stamped with acorn versafine Clare ink, then highlighted with an orange sparkle pen.  The rest of the highlighting was done with a silver glitter pen. Remaining images are stamped with black onyx versafine.

Have a spooky time crafting your hocus pocus makes, I look forward to seeing them.