Tuesday, 31 January 2017

Lavinia stamps February challenge.

Good morning.
It's the first of February, the Lavinia stamps challenge starts today. The theme for this month is full moon. 
The winner picked at random will win a £40 voucher to spend in the Lavinia stamps store. For full details on the challenge please visit the Lavinia stamps Facebook page. 

I look forward to seeing your creations this month. 

I have made to cards to inspire your imagination. 
Card one.
The first card was a distress inked background using chipped sapphire, stormy sky, faded jeans, tumbled glass, broken china, black soot and old paper distress inks. 
The reflection on the water was made using a ripple effect embossed acetate, I dapped it with a moonlight silver dew drop ink pad. 
The stamps I used on this card were:


Card two. 
Distress ink background using, seedless preserves, festive berries, dried marigold,peacock feathers, mowed lawn and soot black distress inks. Used gede guilding paste with silver mirror leaf in the background too. Stamped the tree onto acetate, the moon and the badger were stamped onto card and embossed with  Honeydoo silver sparkle embossing powder and cut out. Then placed on card. 
The stamps I used for this card were: 


Tuesday, 17 January 2017

Lavinia stamps Mid month sample.

Good afternoon. 

Wow! We are half way through January , there is still time to participate in the Lavinia stamps January challenge. The theme this month is starry starry night.  The lucky winner picked at random will receive a £40 gift voucher to spend in the Lavinia stamps shop. I'm looking forward to seeing all your wonderful creations. 

I have made a card to inspire your imagination, 
For this card I used Alchol inks and yupo paper, two craft items I've never used before, I did enjoy working with these mediums. 
For the background I used Denim ink on a felt pad and swiped from side to side. 
For the rocky grassy area I used steam, citrus and a small amount of purple twilight alcohol ink squeezed on to a felt pad any dapped it over the bottom part of the card. It's fascinating to watch the reaction to the paper. I then stamped the  http://laviniastamps.com/product/fairy-lodgings/ and http://laviniastamps.com/product/vine-new/ images with black archival ink.  The star stamp http://laviniastamps.com/product/stars-1/ was stamped with a dew drop white ink pad. Also used this stamp for the card background.