Friday, 31 May 2019
It's time for another challenge on the "My Time To Craft Challenge Blog" . Challenge #398 has a theme of "Kraft". If you have a moment, please do pop over and take a look at the fab makes my Design Team colleagues have produced.
I decided to use Kraft card as the base and used a Tim Holtz Distress Ink in the shade of "Barn Door" through a Funky Fossil "Orb" Stencil.
I stamped the Papertrey Ink sentiment in Versafine Clair "Nocturne" ink. Finally, I die cut a flower in black card using the Sizzix/Tim Holtz Thinlits set called "Wild Flower Stems #1".
Thursday, 30 May 2019
I have continued my play with the devil, making this card in the style of a comic book page. I received this stamp in a retreat goodie bag and is made for "The Forget Me Not Kraft Kabin".
I started by using a yellow Distress Oxide Ink in the shade of "Mustard Seed" for the base colour. I then stamped the "Devil On The Rocks" image using Versafine Clair "Nocturne" ink.
I used Distress Oxide Ink in the shade of "Candied Apple" through a Visible Image stencil called "Time Tunnel" to create the spiral look.
To create the black fragmented edge of the card, I used a stamp from the Visible Image stamp set called "Somewhere In Time" using Versafine Clair "Nocturne" ink.
I die cut an oval shape in blue card and stamped the word "Celebrate". I cut a small elongated triangle and stuck it to the card to indicate the devil is speaking, then adhered the blue stamped oval shaped using foam pads to elevate the speach bubble.
Finally, I mounted and layered the card and added some high light areas to the devil by using a white Signo Pen.
Today I have played with the "Devil On The Rocks" stamp that I used yesterday making this card (produced by Forget Me Not)
I started by using Distress Inks to create the background colour. In the middle I used "Candied Apple" then worked my way out using the following shades. Wilted Violet, Blue Print Sketch and Chipped Sapphire.
I then used an Andy Skinner "Tornado" stencil spritzed with water and then laid on top of the Distress Ink background. The area where the water hits the page gets a kind of bleached, lighter look to it. You may need to lightly dab and settled areas of water with the edge of a kitchen towel.
Once the background was dry, I stamped the devil image using Versafine Clair "Nocturne" ink. I extended the rock image by using a black Sharpie pen. I then added some highlight areas to the devil by using a white Signo Pen.
Finally, I typed and printed out the sentiment on grey paper (the font I used is "American Typewriter" in the size of 18). I then cut it into words and then mounted onto black cardstock and adhered to the card itself.
Wednesday, 29 May 2019
A couple of weeks ago I attended a retreat, run by "The Forget Me Not Kraft Kabin" and received a goodie bag. In the bag was a clear stamp of a silhouette of a devil on the rocks.
Today, I decided to use the stamp. I fortunately had some Lavinia stamps that would work well with the theme.
I started with an off-cut of a page Shenandoah, Natural Wonders by Clarity patterned paper.
I stamped the Devil and the Lavinia Tree Branch and one of the crows, from the three set of crows in Versafine Clair "Nocturne" ink.
Using a red Memento ink called "Rhubarb Stalk", I dragged it across the surface of the patterned paper (top to bottom). I did the same with a black Colorbox Catseye ink in the shade of "Night".
Using a torn piece of card, I created the landscape, by dragging black ink on a blender to create the background landscape.
Sunday, 26 May 2019
I am really happy with the way this scene has come together. I certainly spent a lot of time on it, which I feel is reflected in the finished piece.
I took some photographs along the way to show the work in progress.
I started off creating the background using Distress Oxide Inks in the shades of Tumbled Glass, Squeezed Lemonade, Twisted Citron, Crushed Olive, Bundled Sage, Antique Linen and Pumice Stone.
I then stamped the "Skeleton Trees" in Versafine Clair "Morning Mist" shade of ink. Then the "Tree Root" which I painted in Distress Oxides Inks in the shades of "Ground Espresso", Walnut Stain, and Brushed Corduroy". I needed to extend the tree in height and I also added a couple of branches using the "Tree Branch". I stamped the crow (part of the crow set) in Versafine Clair "Nocturne" ink.
Next I added the hare, which is part of the "Whimsical Hare Set". Then "Fraya's House", painted with Distress Oxides and Sakura Gelly and Signo Sparkle pens. I added the "Path", painted in Distress Oxides. I stamped the flying "Birds" stamped in Versafine Clair "Morning Mist".
I then moved on to stamping "Jasmin and Sebastian's" toadstool houses. I coloured these with Distress Oxide Inks and Sakura Gelly Roll and Signo Pens.
I added a couple of fairies from the "Fairy Foragers" set stamped in Versafine Clair "Nocturne" ink. I added a mouse from the "Three Woodland Mice" set and two hedgehogs from the "Wallace Family"
To add some distance, I stamped some of the small skeleton trees from the "Skeleton Tree Scene" set. I created a background landscape using a torn piece of card and Distress Inks. Then stamped some "Pound Stamps" around the edge of the card. Finally, I added some white high-lights to the card usin a white Signo Pen.
The prompt for Week 22 is "Stars"
For my pastel tag: I started by stamping the tree branch which is a Lavinia Stamp using Versafine "Stormy Gray" ink. I applied some Distress Oxide Ink in a shade called "Spun Sugar" with a paint brush to the tag and around the branch.
Using a the same Versafine ink, I stamped the "twinkle" sentiment which is part of a Stampin' Up set called "Moon Baby". Using "star" stamps from the same set and a Versamark ink pad and WOW! Embossing Powder in the shade of "Opaque Bright White", which I then heat embossed.
Finally, I used an x-cut punch to cut star shapes out of silver glitter paper. These were adhered to the tag and then lines drawn from the tree branch to the stars, to give the impression they are hanging. I then inked the edge of the tag, again using Versafine Ink in the shade of "Stormy Gray".
For my bright tag: I started by using a Distress Ink in the shade of "Peeled Paint" through a stencil/mask by Creative Expressions, I think it is called "Star Turn".
I then stamped a verse, using Lavinia Stamps "Sacred Spells" in Versafine Clair ink in the shade of "Verdant". I cut a yellow strip of paper and adhered it to the left hand side of the tag. Then went around the edge of the tag using a stamp from a Visible Image set called "Somewhere In Time" in Versafine Clair "Blue Belle". I then stamped the word "Lucky" in the same ink.
Finally, I stamped some stars. The star stamp was part of a free set that came with an old issue of "Paper Craft Essentials" magazine. I stamped the stars in various colours of Versafine Clair ink, cut them out and adhered along the seam line of the yellow strip.
Click here for more information about the tag challenge.
There is also a Facebook Group for this challenge, where you are welcome to join in, upload images of your creations to the weekly prompt album and chat to others taking part in the challenge. We'd love to see you. The more the merrier. Sam x
Saturday, 25 May 2019
I've continued my play with the Pink Ink Designs "Sea Turtle (PI019)" set making this clean and simple card.
Using the Wow! Clear Ultra Slow Drying Embossing Pad, I stamped the sentiment onto the card. I then coated it with their "Earthtone Blueberry" embossing powder and heat set.
On a separate piece of small card, I did the same process stamping the turtle and heat set. Once cool, I coloured the turtle using an Arteza Brush Pen.
For the background of the turtle, I used a wash of Distress Oxide Inks in the shades of "Cracked Pistachio" and "Tumbled Glass". I added a few silver glitter accents using a glitter Signo Pen. I then cut down and mounted the turtle onto blue card and adhered the topper to the main card.
As the Pink Ink Designs "Sea Turtle (PI019)" stamp set was still on my desk, I decided to make another card, but instead used some of the smaller stamps in the set.
First I dragged an anti-static bag across the surface of the card. I used the "Turtley Awesome" sentiment first by using a "Wow! Clear Ultra Slow Drying Embossing Pad" and their "Super Fine Metallic Silver" embossing powder and heat set.
I then stamped the larger turtle across the page, using the same stamp pad but used "Regular Earthtone Blueberry" shade of embossing powder and heat set.
Next I stamped the small turtle, in the same clear ink but used an embossing powder in the shade of "Jealous Guy" it's a green/yellow sort of shade and heat set.
Using an Arteza brush pen, I coloured in the white areas on the turtles.
Finally, to create the background, I used three shades of Distress Oxide Inks (Salty Ocean, Tumbled Glass and Cracked Pistashio), applied in a wash with a paint brush.
Friday, 24 May 2019
Having said that, the plate of stamps were a pleasure to use. For this card, I have used their "Sea Turtle (PI019)" which is part of their "Nautical Series".
I started by using stamping the turtle image with Wow! Embossing Ink Pad (I used the "Clear, ultra slow drying" one) and Wow! powder. I used the Super Fine Metallic Silver shade. I then heated the stamped image with the heat gun to create a raised outline image.
I used Distress Oxide Inks applied with a wet paint brush to create the background scene. I used the following shades: Tumbles Glass, Cracked Pistachio, Twisted Citron, Shabby Shutters and Salty Ocean.
Once the background was try and flattened, it gets a little distorted in shape due to the wet surface. I moved on to stamp the weeds. I used two shades of Versafine Clair Inks (Verdant and Shady Lane), I also used a Distress Oxide Ink in the shade of "Peeled Paint".
I coloured the weeds and the turtle image in using Arteza Brush Pens, they are beautifully soft to use, very much like using a brush rather than a felt pen.
Finally, I added some white high-lighted areas using a Signo Pen and adhered some Nuvo sequins in the shade of "Diamond" to replicate air bubbles.
I've been having a play with the Gelli plate and Brusho paints on Colorbox Ink again, making these fab backgrounds.
I get a bit messy while doing it, but it is totally worth it for the unique result.
Wednesday, 22 May 2019
Today, I have used my Prima Confections Watercolour pans from thier "Tropical" collection, with a paint brush through the Visible Image "Entwined Butterflies" stencil to make this vibrant background for the card.
The sentiment is stamped in Versafine Clair "Monarch" and using the Visible Image stamp set called "Express Yourself".
Monday, 20 May 2019
After using the kraft card earlier today, I felt the need for colour, making this get well card, which was a really quick make.
I used Versafine Clair "Nocturne" ink to stamp the WOW! "Blossom" clear stamp floral image.
I coloured the daisies using a white Signo pen and some of the other flowers using silver and gold Sakura Gelly Roll glitter pens (unfortunately the photo doesn't really pick this out).
The sentiment was printed out then die cut.
I stamped the Visible Image "Fibonacci" grid/swirl using Versafine Clair "Glamorous" onto the kraft card. Using Versafine Clair "Nocturne", I stamped the fish and the word "Rebel" from their "Art Rebel" set. Finally, I inked the edges in black ink and added a few touches of gold pen.
I was in need of some male gift wrap, but didn't have anything suitable, so decided to adapt a brown paper bag I had put by. On two pieces of Kraft card I used black Versafine ink through the Visible Image "Strobe" Stencil. I then used stamps from the grid/curve from the Visible Image set called "Fibonacci" stamped in Versafine Clair "Glamorous". I made a matching tag using the same strobe stencil
I have been away for the weekend at a crafting retreat held by Sharon Everett of the "The Forget Me Not Kraft Kabin" who have a bricks and mortar shop in Essex.
The venue for the retreat was "Dunston Hall" in Norwich, a beautiful hotel with a golf course and spa (I didn't have time for either). For me, the retreat couln't have been much further away, travelling by train from Anglesey across country to East Anglia but it was certainly worth it.
Over the weekend there were three workshops with three different tutors. Tracey Scott, Eileen Godwin and Marion Emberson.
Unfortunately, I woke very early Saturday morning with a migraine so wasn't able to attend the workshop by Tracey. I sat in on the workshop by Eileen in the afternoon (I've known her on-line for many years, so it was fabulous to meet in person), but went back to bed, as I was still feeling poorly. I was so annoyed with myself for missing these as this retreat had been planned for over a year.
Fortunately, I was feeling better by the evening and was able to join the group for dinner and a make-and-take with Sharon Everett.
On Sunday morning, I took part in the workshop given by Marion Emberson who is a WOW embossing powder ambassador.
In the past, I have only done heat embossing, so it was great to see other ways that you can heat emboss. I made the canvas above at the workshop.
It consists of normal embossing with a stamp, creating an enamel effect tile (there should be a photo on there, but I managed to lose it). We were shown a Melt-it pouring technique and also how to use embossing powders on textures. I loved it all and would love to attend another one of Marion's workshops in the future.
Unfortunately all good things must come to an end and after a mammoth 9 hour train journey back to Anglesey, I got in at 1:45am, still wired I was still awake at 3:30am, so this morning I am feeling more than a little second hand!
Saturday, 18 May 2019
A friend is celebrating her "special" birthday with a themed party of "Alice In Wonderland". Unfortunately, we are not able to attend, as we both have different plans organised for the weekend.
This is the card I made for her. I had saved a pack of small playing cards from a Christmas cracker, so used these as the base. I'm not sure where the "Alice" stamps came from or who made them. The sentiment is from a Papertrey Ink set called "Stylish Sentiments" stamped in Versafine "Black Onyx' ink.
Friday, 17 May 2019
It's time for another challenge on the "My Time To Craft Challenge Blog". Challenge #397 is "Tag You're It". This is the tag that I have made as part of the Design Team. If you have a minute to spare, please do pop over and take a look at the other fab creations by my Design Team colleagues and maybe even enter yourself.
For my tag, I started off by using Dylusions Spray Ink in the shades of "Fresh Lime" and "Squeezed Orange" onto a manilla coloured plain tag. I then used masking tape to keep a stencil in place and used three shades of Distress Inks with a blending tool through the stencil to create the background pattern. I then inked the edges in black ink.
Both the stamps used on this tag are by Stampers Anonymous and are from two different sets. The butterfly is part of "Perspective (CMS213)" and the sentiment is from the "Random Quotes (CMS182)" set. Both were stamped in Versafine Clair "Nocturne" ink.
Finally, I added white high-light areas using a Signo Pen and a slight gold shimmer to the butterfly spots using a Sakura Gelly Roll pen.
Every month, Lavinia Stamps has a monthly challenge, It's a random draw, so everybody who enters has a chance of winning the £40 of vouchers to spend on Lavinia goodies.
The theme of the May 2019 challenge is "Make It Bright".
As part of the Lavinia Stamps Design Team, we are asked to produce three samples for the challenge. This is my third sample which I have called "The Moon Call".
I used a background that I had prepared a few weeks back using Brusho in Emerald Green and Gamboge.
I masked off a circle for the moon and added a grey ring for definition using Distress Ink
I stamped the "Spring Trees" in Versafine Clair ink, using the "Morning Mist" for the distant trees and the "Nocturne" for the ones in the foreground. I then stamped "Maka" the seated wolf in the same ink.
I then created the landscape using Distress Inks and a torn piece of card, I also added some purple areas to the sky to give it a more dramatic look.
Finally, I added some "Mini Slender Mushrooms" to the foreground and added white highlights, using a Signo Pen, across the card to give the impression of light hitting surfaces.
Thursday, 16 May 2019
The prompt for Week 21 is "Anniversary". I've chosen this as it is the week of my 34th wedding anniversary. It sounds such a long time, but it has absolutely flown.
For my tag, I started by stamping the Stampin' Up ladybirds (Love You Lots set) in Versafine Clair "Nocturne" ink. I then stamped sentiment, which is by Lavinia Stamps (We may not have it all), and the Stampin' Up "Love You Lots" and the Stamper's Anonymous mini border below the love you lots (Ornate Trims) in Versafine Clair "Morning Mist" ink.
I then used a Distress Ink in the shade of "Victorian Velvet" through an Andy Skinner stencil called "Tornado". I punched a little heart and coloured it in, along with the Lady Birds using a red "Sparkle" Signo Pen.
Finally, I inked the edges of the tag using a couple of Distress Inks.
Click here for more information about this challenge.
There is also a Facebook Group where you can upload your creations to the weekly albums and chat to others who are taking part. It is a very relaxed challenge, you just do what you can, when you can. Hope you will pop over and say hello. The more the merrier. Sam x
While the Visible Image "Creative Chaos" stamp set was still on my desk, I made this little tag to tie to a bunch of flowers.
It has a background of Distress Oxide Spray Inks in the shades of "Picked Raspberry" and "Iced Spruce".
Using the large flower from the "Creative Chaos" set, I stamped the flower head only onto the tag and then again onto a plain piece of white card.
Using the Visible Image "Go To Words" I stamped the "With Sympathy" as if it were the stem of the flower on the tag.
Returning to the flower head on the white card, I used my Prima Confections water colour paints, I painted the flower in a very pale blue/grey shade. I then cut the flower head out and inked the edges using a black pen, then adhered it onto the tag over the already stamped flower head.
Wednesday, 15 May 2019
A crafting friend of mine attended the Port Sunlight stamping show at the weekend and accidentally purchased a duplicate stamp set. I was more than happy to take it off her hands and had a play with it today making this tag.
I started with a tag with Dylusion Spray Ink in two shades, "Squeezed Orange" and "Fresh Lime".
I then used the "Wilted Violet" Distress Ink through a Visible Image stencil called "Meshing Around", half on/half off on the left hand side of the tag.
I then used the Visible Image stamp set called "Creative Chaos" to stamp the flowers and the sentiment in Versafine Clair "Nocturne" ink and the dots within a circle in Versafine "Stormy Grey" ink.
On a plain piece of card, I stamped the flower heads, painted them using Prima Confections water colour paints from their "Tropical" set. I then cut them out and glued into position. Finally, I inked the edges of the tag in black ink and mounted it onto black card.
Tuesday, 14 May 2019
There was a fab set of vintage style stamps in issue 70 of Creative Stamping magazine, one of which (the Penny Farthing bicycle) was ideal for this card.
I started by stamping a Stampin' Up "Crackle Paint" stamp to brown cardstock using Versafine "Vintage Sepia" coloured ink, I also inked the edges using the same ink.
Using Versafine "Black Onyx" coloured ink, I stamped the Penny Farthing stamp and the time sentiment below the bicycle, which was free with issue 70 of Creative Stamping Magazine.
Finally, I stamped the Papertrey Ink "Happy Birthday" sentiment from their "Stylish Sentiments" stamp set in Versafine Black Onyx shade of ink.
Monday, 13 May 2019
Today I decided to use one of my gelliplate backgrounds I made a week or so back.
You may remember that I had seen a video link using Pan Pastels through stencils. Well today I used the first pull image (the one that was a bit blurry). Here's it is, it's the one on the left of the photo.
I decided to use the Visible Image "Butterfly Ink" stencil. I used low-tack masking tape to keep the stencil in position on the gelliplate background.
First I ran round the edge of the stencil with a thin point pen (also filled the inky dots too).
Using Distress Inks, in the shade of "Black Soot" I inked the edge of the butterfly drawing the ink from the stencil onto the inside edge/outer edge of the butterfly itself.
Using a finger dabber, I used Distress Ink in the shade of "Chipped Sapphire" up to the "Black Soot" area.
Finally, I filled the rest of the butterfly using a Distress Ink called "Wilted Violet" with a finger dabber. Because have only lightly inked the area you can still see the gelli plate pattern which I quite like.
I felt the butterfly area needed something else, so I pulled out the Visible Image "Two Tone" Stencil and added some dots using a Memento Luxe ink called "Wedding Dress". I think the dots just add a subtle additional layer.
Finally, using Versafine Clair ink in the shade of "Nocturne" I stamped the sentiments. Both are from the Visible Image set called "Somewhere In Time". I edged the top of the butterfly using a shimmery gold Sakura Gelly Roll pen.
Sunday, 12 May 2019
The prompt for Week 20 is "Buildings"
I decided to go with a fairy tale image for my tag by using a castle and dragon stamp.
I created the background using Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Sprays in "Faded Jeans" and "Peeled Paint" shades.
I used Lavinia Stamps for this tag. First I stamped the "Dragon Stone Castle" and the "Mini Dragon" in Versafine Clair "Nocturne" ink.
I then masked off a circle area for the moon and filled the area with Memento Luxe "Wedding Dress" ink.
Using two shades of Distress Inks: "Peeled Paint" and "Forest Moss", I created the landscape in the foreground that the castle sits on by using a torn piece of card. I then stamped the trees in Versafine Claire "Twilight", which are part of a set called "Tree Scene".
Finally I edged the tag in Versafine Clair "Twilight" ink and added stars and the edge of the moon using a Signo silver glitter pen.
Click here if you would like more information about the challenge, including a list of the previous weekly prompts.
There is also a Facebook Group for this challenge where you can share your creations in the weekly prompt albums and chat to others who are taking part. It is a small friendly group and we would love you to join in too. The more the merrier. Sam x
Friday, 10 May 2019
I decided to play with my Prima "Watercolor Confections" paints by making a background for this tag. The colours are quite bold as I've used the "Tropical" set.
The base colour of the tag is a cream/manilla shade, so I decided to leave a section of it plain and then painted the orange and the purple area.
I used a Distress Ink in the shade of "Peacock Feathers" through a Funky Fossil stencil called "Circles and Stripes".
Using the Visible Image "Face It" stamp set, I stamped the eyes, and nose in Versafine Clair "Nocturne" shade of ink. I stamped the lips in two Versafine Clair shades of ink. "Tulip Red" and "Glamorous".
On plain white card, I stamped the lips in the same shade, cutting them out and sticking on top of the already stamped lips (so that the stencil wasn't showing through). I stamped the eyes, and painted them with Distress Ink in the shade of "Peacock Feathers", then cut the eyes out and stuck them on to the tag. I then coated the eyes with "Glossy Accents" to make them appear glassy.
Finally, I went around the edge of the tag using a stamp from another Visible Image set called "Where Dreams Take You". I then mounted the tag onto black card.
Earlier in the week, I visited the auction house where I used to work. It was viewing day for the forthcoming Vintage and Household auction, so while there, I had a look through the lots.
One box of various treen (woodware) caught my eye as there was a chapel collection tray/box. I wasn't able to attend the auction itself, so I left a commission/absentee bid for the lot.
Yesterday I received a call to say my bid was successful and I duly sent Hubby off to collect my goodies. The other items in the lot I am not too fussed about but I'm really happy to have this little box. I am undecided about how I am going to alter it, but in my head, I have it altered in some way and hanging on the wall with the handle above it. I'll keep you posted to what I decide to do. Sam x
Sunday, 5 May 2019
The prompt for Week 19 is "Sketch". You will need to follow the sketch below. It doesn't have to be an exact replica but is more of a guide to the position of your elements.
I started my tag by inking some polka dot patterned paper in various shades to give it a more aged look.
I cut two strips of co-ordinating patterned paper, in different patterns and widths, I cut a "V" shape out of one end of each to make it more like a banner.
I used two sets of Stampin' Up stamps on this tag, "The Open Sea" and "High Tide", stamped in Versafine Clair "Twilight" shade of ink.
First I stamped the birds and the sea to make a small picture and mounted it on a darker card. Then I stamped the birds, compass and globe. Then it was just a matter of positioning the elements.
Click here for more information about this challenge and a list of the previous challenge prompts.
There is a Facebook Group for this challenge, where members can upload their creations to the weekly prompt albums and chat to others taking part. It would be great if you joined in too - the more the merrier. Sam x
Friday, 3 May 2019
I masked a circle area and filled it using Tim Holtz Distress Inks with a blending tool.
I stamped the Lavinia Stamps "Dandelions" and the Spellbinders sentiment from their clear stamps set STP-005 using Versafine Clair "Twilight" shade of ink. Finally, I added some clear sequins.
Wednesday, 1 May 2019
The first of the month means there is another new challenge on the "Love To Craft Challenge Blog" which always offers an "Anything Goes (ATG)" challenge. If you have a spare moment, please do pop over to the challenge blog and check out the fabulous makes by my fellow design team colleagues and maybe enter the challenge yourself.
I started by preparing a background of Distress Inks on a Gelli Plate using the following colours: Wilted Violet, Blueprint Sketch, Mermaid Lagoon and Peacock Feathers. My friend had given me an intricate paper cut overlay, (a bit like net but in paper), so I stuck that down over the pretty background colours.
Using another section of the same Gelli Print and black cardstock, I die cut flowers and leaves using the Stampin' Up "Botanical Builder Framelits". I layered the flowers and foliage and then stuck into position.
I then stamped the sentiment, which was in a Stampin' Up set called "For Everything", stamped in Versafine Clair "Nocturne". I then die cut it into an oval shape and stuck it to the card using foam pads. Finally, I added touches of silver glitter to the flowers and to the sentiment.
Every month, Lavinia Stamps has a monthly challenge where those who enter have a chance to win £40 of vouchers to spend on their site. As part of the Design Team, we are asked to create three samples based on the challenge theme. This is the first of the my three samples.
The theme for the May challenge is "Make It Bright".
I have had the stamp "Zen Leaf 2" for some time and maybe only used it once or twice, so I decided to challenge myself to use it in an alternative way. I decided to use Versafine Clair "Charming Pink" ink and multi stamp the image in a fan shape.
In Versafine Clair "Purple Delight" ink I stamped the "Floral Spray" in the bottom right hand corner to pull the leaves into a fan shape.
I then decided to colour the image in using Promarker Pens in: Tulip Yellow, Pink Carnation, Orchid and Amethyst shades of ink.
I stamped the "Once Upon A Dream" sentiment and the "Fairy Foragers" in Versafine Clair "Purple Delight" shade of ink. Finally, I added areas of glittery sparkle on the floral fan and the fairies by using Signo Silver, Violet and Blue glitter pens.
Another month and another challenge prompt from Lavinia Stamps, where you have a chance of winning £40 of vouchers to spend on their site.
For May 2019 the prompt is "Make It Bright" - so I did!
I used a selection of Distress Oxides for the background: Squeezed Lemonade, Twisted Citron, Salty Ocean, Carved Pumpkin, Picked Raspberry and Mermaid Lagoon.
Everything was stamped in various shades of Versafine Clair Ink: Nocturne, Morning Mist, Tulip Red and Glamorous.
I stamped by stamping the crow "Drake" then added the "Star Burst" for Drake to stand on. I added the trailing "Willow" and "Wild Vines". To finish, I added touches of white highlight areas with a Signo Pen and some colour to the Star Burst using Sakura Gelly Roll pens.