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: https://laviniastamps.com/lavinia-stamps-monthly-creative-challenge

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. 

https://laviniastamps.com/product/tree-branch

https://laviniastamps.com/product/mooch-lav404

https://laviniastamps.com/product/fairy-foragers

https://laviniastamps.com/product/bulrushes

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. 

https://laviniastamps.com/product/maple-leaf

https://laviniastamps.com/product/dandelions

https://laviniastamps.com/product/seeing-is-believing

https://laviniastamps.com/product/summers-ebb

https://laviniastamps.com/product/snail-mini

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: https://laviniastamps.com/lavinia-stamps-monthly-creative-challenge
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.
https://laviniastamps.com/product/sacred-spells
https://laviniastamps.com/product/moon
https://laviniastamps.com/product/seasonal-tree
https://laviniastamps.com/product/slender-mushrooms
https://laviniastamps.com/product/willow-the-witch
https://laviniastamps.com/product/fairy-web
https://laviniastamps.com/product/mooch-lav404
https://laviniastamps.com/product/bugs-new
https://laviniastamps.com/product/bats
https://laviniastamps.com/product/fern-heads
https://laviniastamps.com/product/wild-vines
https://laviniastamps.com/product/dragon
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. 

Friday, 14 September 2018

Lavinia launch of new stamps. 

Good morning all. Today sees the launch of the new stamps from Lavinia.
They really are beautiful.
We have Raven: https://laviniastamps.com/product/raven
Rue: https://laviniastamps.com/product/rue
Willow arch: https://laviniastamps.com/product/willow-arch
Twisted willow: https://laviniastamps.com/product/twisted-willow
Tree branch: https://laviniastamps.com/product/tree-branch
Wild vines: https://laviniastamps.com/product/wild-vines
Spanish moss: https://laviniastamps.com/product/spanish-moss
Mini leaf 5: https://laviniastamps.com/product/mini-leaf-5
Mini holly: https://laviniastamps.com/product/mini-holly
Mini Branch: https://laviniastamps.com/product/mini-branch
Mini berry: https://laviniastamps.com/product/mini-berry
Flower Flouish: https://laviniastamps.com/product/flower-flourish

I have had fun working with the new products, I hope you like the samples I made a they inspire your creativity a little bit.
I used the New spectrum noir ink for the background. I used a heart mask for the sun, liked the way this turned out so will be using this idea again. 

For this card I used distress ink for the background. I have a feeling that the two new fairies are going to be very popular. 


The background for this card was made with the New spectrum noir inks. They are also lovely to work with.





The background for this card was inked with distress inks.
     
       For the main stamping I used black onyx versafine.
Happy crafting everyone, look forward to seeing your fabulous projects.

Saturday, 1 September 2018

Lavinia Stamps September challenge. 

Good evening.
Hope you are all enjoying the summer. I had a great holiday in Memphis, such a lovely place to visit.
The theme for the September Lavinia challenge, is your favourite colour.
This card I made in My daughters favourite colour, I used salty ocean, blueprint sketch and broken china distress ink on an oblong acrylic block then sprayed with water, I then placed on card repeated twice more. Stamped feather with black versafine, then highlighted with white pen. Stamped wording onto parchment paper
Stamps used were:
https://laviniastamps.com/product/feather
https://laviniastamps.com/product/have-a-fairy-happy-birthday

For my next card I used the same stamp but used worn lipstick  distress oxide.
Stamped feather onto a piece of white card stock highlighted with a gel pen. Stamped onto pink card then stamped randomly with worn lipstick . Then stamped card second generation with worn lipstick, and blended the edges. Mounted on pink pearl and black card.

I look forward to seeing your creations. 

Friday, 20 July 2018

Lavinia Hochanda August 3rd 2018 at 10am 

Lavinia stamps are back on Hochanda today,  with a great choice of stamps, and some fabulous demonstrations with the lovely Amanda. I hope you can watch the show, I will have to watch on catch up, as I’m on holiday and it will only be 4am in Memphis when the show is on air. I enjoyed making these samples to share with you.

My first two cards were made with distress oxide backgrounds. Using worn lipstick, peacock feathers, shaded lilac and seedless preserves. 

On the first card I used versamark and gold sparkle embossing powder, I stamped and embossed  the spiral of spells first then stamped the shrub and embossed one at a time. 

For the second card, I also used a crackle effect stencil with seedless preserves, before stamping the branch on the background with versamark then embossing with pink and lilac melt dust that I found hidden away in the back of a cupboard. I then stamped the spiral of spells onto a circle background with versamark and silver embossing powder. Mat and layered onto burgundy and silver card, flicked some dark pink sparkle pen onto background, then placed imagine die cut next to circle 

Main stamps for these projects are:

https://laviniastamps.com/product/snow-shrub

https://laviniastamps.com/product/spiral-of-spells

    


The next two sets of stamps on the show always remind me of Autumn. The Colours chosen were picked as they also remind me of Autumn. My next two cards were also made using distress oxides. Fossilised amber, peeled paint, spiced marmalade, fired brick and vintage photo. The autumn fall fairy was stamped with versafine Clair black ink. The ivy was stamped with =distress oxides. 

Main stamps for these projects are:

https://laviniastamps.com/product/autumn-fall-large

https://laviniastamps.com/product/climbing-ivy



The next two cards were also made using distress oxide backgrounds. Fired brick, fossilised Amber, peeled paint, spiced marmalade, rusty hinge and mowed lawn distress ink. Acorn house and squirrel stamped with acorn versafine Claire. Used torn paper template for ground area using mowed lawn distress ink. Used Lavinia tree stencil in background. Other Lavinia stamps were stamped with distress oxides. 

Main stamps for these projects are:

https://laviniastamps.com/product/acorn-dwelling-3

https://laviniastamps.com/product/red-squirrel



For my final card I masked off a rectangular area of the card. I used iced spruce and dried marigold distress ink for the background. Then stamped tree in Acorn versafine Claire ink. Once dry I coloured the tree with a brown sparkle pen. Stamped Kayla and caterpillar with versafine Claire black ink. I then stamped the small leaves with different green  coloured oxide inks. Flicked some brown sparkle pen to give some splats then highlighted edge in gold pen. 

https://laviniastamps.com/product/jaylar

https://laviniastamps.com/product/tree-root-new

https://laviniastamps.com/product/mini-leaf-2

And the new caterpillar stamp. 


I really hope you enjoy the show, I look forward to seeing the projects you make. Please share them on the loving all things Lavinia Facebook page. 

Sunday, 8 July 2018

Lavinia stamps July challenge 

While you were sleeping.
Good morning all.
July has arrived, the months just seem to be flying by, but I’m looking forward to the summer.
It’s time once again for the new Lavinia stamps challenge, the theme this month is... While you were sleeping.
For full details visit the creative challenge blog. https://laviniastamps.com/lavinia-stamps-monthly-creative-challenge
You could be the lucky winner picked at random to win a £40 voucher to spend in the Lavinia shop.
For my first card I used the following Lavinia Stamps.
https://laviniastamps.com/product/large-path
https://laviniastamps.com/product/hide-and-seek
https://laviniastamps.com/product/vine-new
https://laviniastamps.com/product/trailing-ivy
https://laviniastamps.com/product/woodland-hares-lav409
https://laviniastamps.com/product/fairy-wish
Stamped all the images for this card with Clair versafine nocturnal ink.
Coloured the stone effect background with frayed burlap and pumice stone distress, used as a wash.
I also used shabby shutters distress ink as a wash for the grassy area, the steps were coloured with black soot distress ink also used as a wash. Tea dye distress ink was used on the door, for the reverse of the door I hand drew some lines and a handle with a thin black pen then also coloured with tea dye distress ink.
For the sky on the background behind the door, I used Broken China distress ink. The flowers were cored with pink sparkle pens.
I cut out part of the door so that it would open, then placed a background behind! I also cut a second door frame and decoupaged this!
For the highlights I used a white pen, a glitter pen and on the vine I also used a green glitter pen.




For my next sample, I used the following Lavinia stamps.
https://laviniastamps.com/product/moon-fairy
https://laviniastamps.com/product/stars-1
https://laviniastamps.com/product/star-cluster
https://laviniastamps.com/product/sacred-spells
I used shaded lilac distress ink all over the card then went round edges with seedless preserves. 

Then stamped words with seedless preserves oxide ink. Stamped lmage in centre with versafine Claire nocturne ink. Stamped sars with versafine then heat embossed with silver sparkle embossing powder. Then mat and layered onto black and silver glitter card.



Sunday, 24 June 2018

Lavinia stamps June Challenge. 

Good Evening. 

What a beautiful day it has been today. We had an awesome pink sunset here in London last night, I just had to take a picture. 

This reminded me it was time to let you know there is only one day left to get your creations entered for this months Lavinia stamps creative challenge! The theme is sunset pinks. You could be the lucky winner of a £40 gift Voucher. For full information please visit the Lavinia stamps Facebook page https://laviniastamps.com/lavinia-stamps-monthly-creative-challenge. 



For my card I have used the wonderful new stamp called Indra. It is a beautiful stamp. I stamped Indra with Glamourous Versafine Clair. For the background I used aqua pens, I brushed a variety of pinks and a lavender colour across the card the used a wide brush with damped with water and brushed across card the blend them together. I then used green in the same way for the grass area. I stamped the snow shrub with acorn versafine Clair.  The grass stamp was stamped with green oasis versafine Clair.  Then highlighted with a white pen also used a glitter pen. 

Good luck and Happy crafting.