Wednesday, 31 May 2017

Lavinia Stamps June Challenge

Hello Friends.

Welcome to June! Summer is on the way! so I thought we could hunt for a hidden garden!

Lavinia stamps would like to invite all the Lavinia stamp enthusiasts, along with all crafters that love stamping to participate in the June challenge, that has started today. The theme for June is Hidden Fairy. You could be the lucky winner of a £40 Gift Voucher to spend in the Lavinia stamps shop.

You can enter the Challenge here:

I have had a play with The Green Man stamp and I love Him.

I had an empty Crisp tin that I had been saving for this project,as I thought I would do a hidden Garden inside the tin.  To start with I stamped out the  The Green Man onto centura pearl card (plain side). using black versafine ink. Coloured the image using spectrum noir pencils. highlighted some areas with a white pen, then cut out image so I could decoupage it onto my tin. Next I cut a piece of card the same dimensions as my tin, then used the Tim Holtz wood grain stencil as I wanted the tin to resemble a tree stump. I used old paper, gathered twigs, rusty hinge, and forest moss Tim Holtz distress inks. I then stamped The Green Man onto my background, along with  Climbing Ivy and Small Mushroom stamps, to finish off the tree stump I used Oak leaf cutting files around the top edge, coloured with spectrum noir pencils, I then hand drew growth rings on an inked circle for the top,  made a signpost saying 'can you find the hidden garden' added a little flowersoft around base of signpost. For the inside  of the hidden garden I used the new Lavinia cutting files, Woodland,  wild mushrooms, Jade Fairy, I stamped out the wings From Fairy Shaylee then stamped the red squirrel and cut this out. Placed them on the inside of the lid, which is now the base, decorated this with flowersoft to represent grass and small flowers. I have really enjoyed making this project wish I had taken pictures at each stage, this is something for me to start thinking about. hope you like my project and i look forward to seeing all your lovely Creations good luck to all that enter the challenge

I have entered this project in the following challenge: 

Friday, 19 May 2017

Lavinia stamps May mid-month sample.

There is still time to participate in the Lavinia stamps May challenge, you could be the lucky winner of a £40 gift voucher to spend in the Lavinia stamps shop.  The theme for May is create your own vision. 

I used the following products for my mid month sample. 
Faded jeans and seedless preserves distress inks. 

I used the distress inks and a large circle mask for the background, then stamped spellbound fairy hovering in front of moon with black versafine ink. Finally stamped tree, grass and fushsias with black versafine. Mounted on to black and white card.
I look forward to seeing all your wonderful creations. 

Monday, 1 May 2017

Lavinia stamps May Challenge.

Happy May Day.
The Lavinia stamps  May  challenge is well underway on the Facebook page. The theme for May is Create your own vision. The prize is a £40 gift voucher to spend in the Lavinia store. To participate in the challenge and full details please follow the following link

My first card for this month used the following products. 

I created the background by painting the rock face with distress oxide inks vintage photo, walnut stain, broken china and faded jeans. I highlighted the water with wink a Stella. I fussy cut the cherry blossom, mermaid and pebblesl, then attached them to the background.


For my second card I used the following products.

I created the background with Faded jeans,seedless preserves and black soot distress inks. Then dropped water on background. I flicked gilding paste liquid on background, once sticky used silver leaf. I also used black Versafine ink. The moon was stamped and ebossed with silver embossing powder. I used the spotty toadstool stamp on the background planets. The fairy buds were embossed on card with white embossing powder then stamped on to white card with black versafine, then fussy cut and placed on card. Sentiment was stamped with versafine then embossed with White embossing powder. 
Was really pleased with the finished card as it was something totally different. 

I look forward to your fabulous creations and good luck in the draw for the £40 gift voucher.