Friday, 30 August 2019
I was up early this morning, so decided to have a play with a stencil, making this card.
I've used Distress Oxide inks in three pink shades (Spun Sugar, Worn Lipstick and Picked Raspberry) for the flowers. For the leaves I have used "Bundled Sage" and "Twisted Citron" through a Funky Fossil Designs stencil called "Rose Bouquet".
The sentiment is from a Hobby Art Ltd stamp set called "Greetings For Friends" stamped in Versafine Clair "Nocturne" ink.
Wednesday, 28 August 2019
One of the things I love about using stencils is that before I put them away, I clean them with a wet wipe over a piece of card. The colour wiped from the stencil fills the gaps in the stencil, which in turn gives a lovely subtle pattern. This is how I achieved the coloured background of this card.
Cleaning the Funky Fossil "Abstract Flowers" stencil after using it for this card, provided a beautiful coral shade of flowers.
I outlined the coloured sections using a gold shimmer Sakura Jelly Roll Pen.
The "To A Special Friend" sentiment is from a Hobby Art Ltd called "Greetings From Friends - CS158D" which I stamped in Versafine Clair "Nocturne" ink.
Tuesday, 27 August 2019
This afternoon, I have been playing with stamps and stencils from "Funky Fossil Designs". Using their "Abstract Flowers" stencil and the "Butterfly Wishes" stamp set.
I started by covering a piece of white card with a "Mustard Seed" shade of Distress Oxide ink. I then used "Abandoned Coral" Distress oxide through the "Abstract Flowers" stencil, which was secured with low tack masking tape. I used "Candied Apple" Distress Oxide for the middle of the flowers.
I decided where I wanted the butterfly and the sentiment to be and stamped them onto the stencilled background using Versafine Clair "Nocturne" ink.
Using the same black ink, I stamped the butterfly image again, but this time onto an off-cut of white card. I coloured the stamped image using a Sakura Gelly Roll pens in a soft shimmery gold colour and a bonze colour for the body. I then used an Arteza brush pen in a shade of green to add some colour to the wings.
I cut out the butterfly into three sections, the wings and the body. I went around the cut edges with a black pen, then adhered the pieces over the samped image on the stencilled background. (This means that I didn't have to cut out the intricate thin lines of the feelers, just the main three pieces).
Sunday, 25 August 2019
The challenge prompt for Week 35 is "Birds".
For my tag, I started off with a gelli plate background I had prepared a few weeks ago, using Colorbox Inks brayered on to the gelli plate and then sprinkled with wet Brusho, which creates the mottled look.
Using a Crafter's Companion script stamp I stamped across the tag using Versafine "Smokey Gray" coloured ink.
On a separate piece of card in the same gelli-plate colours I stamped the Crafty Individuals CI-265 in Versafine Clair "Warm Breeze" shade of ink. I then cut the stamped image into three. Using the same ink, I stamped the ferns, which are part of a Crafty Individuals set (CI-207).
The mini dragonflies are from the same set, but I stamped them in Versafine Clair "Twilight". I also inked the edges of the tag in "Twilight" and the edges of the stamped bird images too.
I mixed some Distress Oxide ink (Brushed Corduroy and Wild Honey) with some water, then added some Brusho SprinkleIT. I mixed them together, then using a fan brush splattered across the tag. This gives a subtle coloured sparkly look.
Using double sided sticky tape, I adhered the bird sections onto the tag. I gave the birds some additional colour by painting Distress Oxide in shades of "Brushed Corduroy", adding white around the eyes and highlight areas using a white Signo pen.
Friday, 23 August 2019
It is time for a new challenge prompt on the "My Time To Craft Challenge Blog". Challenge #405 theme is "Fantasy". If you have a spare minute, please do pop over and take a look at the other fabulous makes by my fellow Design Team colleagues.
For my card, I started with Distress Oxides inks in the shades of : Antique Linen, Picked Raspberry and Wilted Violet, spritzed with water on a glass mat and the swooshing the card through the colours to create the coloured background.
Using various shades of Versafine Clair Ink in the following shades: Purple Delight, Fantasia and Monarch, I stamped the following Lavinia Stamp images: "Dandelions", "Felicity" and "Flutterbies".
I used a white Posca Pen and a silver glitter Signo pen to add highlights to various areas.
Wednesday, 21 August 2019
I created the background using Distress Oxide Inks, initially swooshing the ink across the surface then filling in areas with colour using a paintbrush.
For the sky area I used Antique Linen, Spun Sugar, Tumbled Glass, Broken China and Pumice Stone Distress Oxides.
Fro the lower land area I used Antique Linen , Squeezed Lemonade, Twisted Citron, Cracked Pistachio, Bundled Sage and Mowed Lawn Distress Oxides.
I masked a circle and coloured it with a little more Spun Sugar and then edged it with Pumice Stone Distress Oxides to make the shape stand out a little more.
All the stamping was done using one shade of Versafine Clair Ink, in the shade of "Medieval Blue".
I first stamped the female figure called "Zemira". Then the flying dragon which is part of a two stamp set called "Dragon Set". I then stamped the script which is called "Dragon Verse".
Using a torn piece of card, I created the look of a landscape using the Bundled Sage Distress Oxide Ink.
I inked the edges in the Versafine Clair Medieval Blue ink but felt the areas needed something more. So I decided to use "Tree Branch" and the "Mini Leaf 1" from the Lavinia pound stamp section.
I used a white Posca Pen to add highlights to all stamped areas of the card. I also used it to create the impression of flowers in the grass too.
On 22nd August 2019, Lavinia Stamps will be featured on Hochanda TV highlighting a fabulous selection of stamps. This is one of the cards I have made for the show.
I used a background I'd prepared previously using a gelli plate with Colorbox inks brayered on and splatters of Brusho paint to create the mottled look.
Using Versafine "Vintage Sepia" shade of ink, I stamped the "Willow Arch" twice to create a curved line. I then coloured it with two shades of Arteza Brush Pens.
Using a "Stars 2" from the pound stamp section of the Lavinia Site, I randomly stamped the stars across the background using a Memento Ink in a shade called "London Fog".
Using Versafine Clair ink in the shade of "Chianti", I multiple stamped the "Mini Berry"
I then stamped the sentiment, called "Spirit of Christmas" and the "Mini Holly", both in Versafine "Olympia Green" shade of ink.
Finally, I added some subtle shimmer to the card using a gold Sakura Gelly Roll pen. A white Posca pen for highlighting and Stickles for the holly berries in a "Xmas Red" shade.
On 22nd August 2019, Lavinia Stamps will be featured on Hochanda TV, highlighting thier fabulous stamps. This is a Design Team sample I've made for the show.
I used Colorbox Inks and Brusho Paints on a Gelli plate to create the background colour.
I stamped the "Tree Branch" stamped in Versafine Clair "Morning Mist" shade of ink. I then stamped "Barric" the crow in Versafine Clair 'Nocturne" ink.
Using a Distress Oxide Ink in a soft pink shade called "Victorian Velvet" I stamped the "Lunar Buds" flowers, both on the central image and also across the bottom of a blank card too.
I stamped the word "dream" using Versafine Clair "Nocturne" ink. The word is part of a sentiment called "Once Upon A Dream".
Finally, using a white Signo Pen, I added highlights to the crow. Using a silver glitter Signo Pen, I added touches of colour to the middle of the Lunar Bud flowers.
On the 22nd August 2019, Lavinia Stamps will be featured on Hochanda TV. This is one of the Design Team samples I have made for the show.
The background of this card is made up of using the following colours of Distress Oxide Inks: Picked Raspberry, Worn Lipstick, Mermaid Lagoon and Blueprint Sketch.
I decided where I wanted the tree to be, but before stamping it created the moon shape by masking a circle and making the edge darker using a Versafine Clair "Paradise" shade of ink. I then added an orange shade to the middle using a Distress Oxide Ink in the shade of Spiced Marmalade.
I stamped the "Tree Of Faith" using Versafine Clair "Medieval Blue" shade of ink. I then stamped the "See A Fairy, Make A Wish" verse using Versafine "Stormy Grey" shade of ink.
Using Versafine Clair "Medieval Blue" shade of ink again, I stamped Rory from the "Rory & Darcy" stamp set and a fairy from the "Fairy Foragers" set.
Using a torn edge of card and a Distress Oxide Ink in the shade of "Chipped Sapphire" I created the landscape that Rory is standing on.
I stamped the sentiment "Once Upon A Dream" in two sections using Versafine Clair "Medieval Blue"
I used a blue glitter Signo Pen to add interest to the droplets on the "Tree of Faith". I also added a few to the ground as if they are windfalls.
Using a Sakura Gelly Roll pen, I added highlighted areas to the tree, Rory and to the fairy.
Finally, I added some dots of white Posca Pen to imitate daisies on the ground, using an orange Posca Pen for the middle of the flowers.
On the 22nd August 2019, Lavinia Stamps will be featured on Hochanda TV, highlighting some of their fabulous stamp designs. This is a sample that I have prepared for the show.
I have used the "Northern Lights" technique I posted about a couple of months ago. Here is the link to the step by step photo tutorial to create the background landscape using these Distress Oxide Inks.
Using Versafine Clair "Nocturne" black ink, I stamped the following images: Tree Branch, Barric (the crow), Lunar Buds, Mini Leaf 1 and finally the "Once Upon A Dream" sentiment.
Finally, using a Saukura Gelly Roll Pen I added some soft gold shimmer to the outlines of some of the stamps.
Tuesday, 20 August 2019
On 22nd August 2019, Lavinia Stamps will be featured on Hochanda TV, highlighting some of their fabulous stamp designs. This is a Design Team sample I have made for the show.
I used a circle gelli plate with brayered Colorbox (mustard) Ink on to the plate and splashed Brusho Paint (Sand Stone colour) with a fan brush on top of the brayered surface, then printed the image onto card.
Using a circle mask, I created the moon by inking the edges using Versafine Clair "Morning Mist" ink.
I stamped the "Tree of Faith" using Versafine Clair "Nocturne" black ink. Using the same ink, I stamped the "Birds".
I used the torn edge of cardstock, repostioned several time to create the landscape using Versafine Clair "Morning Mist".
Next, I stamped "Rory and Darcy" and the sentiment "Once Upon A Dream" in Versafine Clair "Nocturne" black ink.
Finally, using a Sakura Gelly Roll pen, I highlighted the gelli plate edge and the moon in gold.
On what is possibly one of the hottest days of the year and I have been making a Christmas card - how wrong is that!
The reason for creating Christmas cards so early in the year is that Lavinia Stamps will be launching some of their new collection of stamps on Hochanda TV on 22nd August 2019.
For this sample, I have used a Brusho background I created some time ago. I my haste to finish the card I forgot to write down what Brusho Paints I had actually used, but from looking at the colour flecks, I feel there is definitely some Gamboge in there.
I used the Lavinia Stamp "Willow Arch", stamped three times to make a wreath shape. I stamped the three sections using Versafine Clair "Chianti" shade of ink. I then used two shades of Arteza Brush Pens to colour the wreath (Current Red and Wine Red). Using the same Versafine ink, I stamped the fairy called "Oona" and the berries around the edge of the wreath, the "Mini Berries" are in the Lavinia pound stamp section.
I used a gold Sakura Gelly Roll Pen and a white Posca Pen to add highlighted areas to the card. Finally, I stamped the sentiment, cut it to size and stuck into postion on the card.
I created the background by using a "Northern Lights" technique I have shown on my blog previously. Click here for a step by step photo tutorial.
Once the background was created I moved on to stamping, using Versafine Clair "Nocturne" ink throughout the card. I stamped the figure, called "Zemira" then the dragons, called "Dragon Set and then the sentiment, which is par of "Dragon Verse". I drew with crystal ball free hand and coloured with a silver glitter Sakura Gelly Roll pen.
I used a Sakura Gelly Roll Pen and a white Posca Pen to add highlight areas to the card.
I seem to have made so many Lavinia makes recently, it was nice to make something totally different with a "Clean and Simple" (CAS) look.
I used the Stampin' Up set called "Beautiful Friendship" to create the floral arrangement, using the following shades of Distress Oxide Inks: Victorian Velvet, Picked Raspberry, Milled Lavender and Shabby Shutters.
The "Happy Birthday" sentiment is part of a Hobby Art Ltd set called "Greetings For Friends - CS158D" which I stamped in Versafine Clair "Morning Mist" shade of ink.
Monday, 19 August 2019
This evening I have been re-arranging some of my stamps that have not seen the light of day for some time.
I used a gelli plate background I had prepared a couple of weeks ago, using Colorbox Ink brayered onto the plate with wet Brusho paint splattered on top providing a mono print.
The mustard, gold and green speckles lent themselves to a rich colour of ink, I decided to opt for Versafine Clair "Chianti" to stamp the Crafty Individuals stamp (I think this must be retired as I wasn't able to locate it on their site).
I found some co-ordinating cardstock and die cut a circle in the card, and adhered above the stamped image. A quick and effective card and nice to be re-acquainted with an old stamp.
Sunday, 18 August 2019
For my tag, I decided to go for a really clean, fresh look by leaving the background plain white.
I used a stamp that came free with a recent issue of Craft Stamper Magazine. Multiple stamping the image to cover the tag.
I used various shades of Distress Oxide Inks in the colours of: Spiced Marmalade, Ripe Persimmon, Dried Marigold, and Mustard Seed. I stamped the little leaves (the stamp came from a Stampin' Up set) using the "Mowed Lawn" Distress Oxide Ink. I infilled the fruit slices by painting a dilution of the same colours used for the rind.
I typed and printed off the "Live your life with..." sentiment, then cut it down and adhered across the tag. I then die cut some small letters in black card to spell the letters "Zest", which were then adhered below the printed sentiment. Finally, I used some small plastic dome like embellishments to replicate juice on the fruid slices.
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Saturday, 17 August 2019
This morning I made a quick New Home card, using the Crafty Individuals (CI-280) stamped in Versafine Clair "Glamorous" shade of pink ink.
I mounted it on a yellow background I'd put together by blending Distress Oxide Inks in the shades of Mustard Seed, Fossilised Amber and Wild Honey.
Friday, 16 August 2019
Last night I wanted to make something totally different, and work out of my comfort zone, to what I've been doing recently, so pulled out some of my older stamps and played with a gelli plate background made of Colorbox Inks and wet Brusho paint tapped onto the plate using a fan brush.
I'd seen a video of Tracey Evans using Versamark through a stencil, I added clear embossing powder and then heated (this produces the discs of lighter colour across the card) so decided to try that technique out, which worked really well. Certainly something I wouldn't have thought about doing myself.
Over the top of the surface, I used a blending tool with the "Ripe Persimmon" Distress Oxide Ink. Then the "Crushed Olive, then around the edges the "Forest Moss" Distress Oxide Ink.
I put "Forest Moss" Distress Oxide Ink though a diamond stencil in two corners of the card. Using a clear stamp with text, I stamped the image )unfortunately, I don't have a clue who made the stamp to credit them) using Versafine "Olympia Green" shade of ink.
I used Crafty Individual ferns from their CI-207 set. The circle numbers and the image on the bottom left of the card are stamps by Paperartsy. I don't recall where the circular face stamp came from as I've had it for years. All of these images were stamped in Versafine "Olympia Green" shade of ink,
I stamped the Crafty Individuals CI-519 in Versafine Clair ink in the shade of "Chianti" on an off cut of white card. I then coloured it with my Arteza Brush Pens and a metallic gold pen. I then cut around the image and adhered into position.
On the first of each month, Lavinia Stamps has a new challenge theme. The theme for August 2019 is "Create Your Own Dream". If you enter and your name is randomly drawn, you will receive £40 vouchers to spend on fabulous Lavinia goodies. The closing date is the 25th August, so you still have plenty of time to get creating.
This is my third Design Team sample for the August theme. For my card, I started by masking a circle area (for the sun) and colouring it in three shades of Distress Oxide Inks: Squeezed Lemonade, Mustard Seed and Dried Marigold.
I then moved on to the green landscape area, again using Distress Oxide Inks in the following shades: Twisted Citron, Crushed Olive and Peeled Paint using them along side the edge of a torn piece of card to create the grassy hillside.
I popped a circle mask over the coloured sun area then coloured the sky using a Distess Oxide called "Tumbled Glass" which is a beautiful pale blue. I then used a stencil (Creative Expressions / Aran Piping) with another Distress Oxide called "Salty Ocean" to give a bit of detail to the sky suggesting wind.
I was now ready to stamp the main images, all of which are stamped in Versafine Clair "Nocturne" ink. I started by stamping the "Gaggle of Geese" then the "Fairy Dandelions". Next I stamped the "Butterflies" then the "Meadow Grass".
I stamped the word "Dream" which is part of a set of word stamps called "Inspire Me". The top left corner looked a little empty, so I decided to use the "Willow" to fill the area. Finally, I stamped the little mouse in the bottom right corner. He is part of a set called "Three Woodland Mice".
Thursday, 15 August 2019
My friend is celebrating her birthday this week, as she is also a paper crafter, I thought it only right that her card be made of Lavinia Stamp products.
I used Distress Oxide Inks to create the land and skyscape using: Antique Linen, Tumbled Glass, Broken China and Salty Ocean for the sky. I used Antique Linen, Twisted Citron, Crushed Olive and Peeled Paint for the ground area.
I started by stamping the "Trees" to separate the sky from the land, stamping in Versafine Clair "Morning Mist" shade of ink.
I then stamped the fir trees, using "Small Fairy Fir Tree" and "Small Fairy Fir Tree 2", stamped in two inks (Distress Oxide "Peeled Paint" and Versafine Clair "Shady Lane" ink).
I then stamped the "Dancing Till Dawn" figures, the "Fern Heads" and the Papertrey Ink sentiment from thier "Stylish Sentiments" set using Versafine Clair "Nocturne" black ink.
I added little daisies to the grass by dotting white and orange shades of Posca Pen. I added a silver shimmer to various areas of the card by using a Signo Pen.
On the 22nd August, Lavinia Stamps will release a colelction of ten fabulous new stamp designs. On the same day, my fellow Design Team member, Jo Rice will be promoting a selection of stamps on Hochanda TV at 11am and 3pm, so don't forget to tune in.
Here's a "Sneek Peek" of one of my cards featuring some of the new designs. I've used a gelli plate background using Colorbox ink brayered onto the plate with wet Brusho sprinkled on using a fan brush.
I've then used a Sweet Poppy stencil - SP1-269 (designed by Tracey Dutton of Lavinia Stamps) to create the background design using a Distress Oxide ink in the shade of "Ripe Persimmon". I've used a metallic gold pen to add extra detail, a pencil and also a white Posca Pen.
Using Versafine Clair "Nocturne" ink throughout, I stamped the figure "Zemira" and the butterflies called "Flutterbies". I added some "Mini Slender Mushrooms", some hanging "Willow" and the word "Sparkle" from the sentiment called "Sparkle"
Wednesday, 14 August 2019
On the 22nd August Lavinia Stamps will be featured on Hochanda TV, some of the stamps available on the show will be brand new releases. All ten new release designs will be available to purchase from the Lavinia Stamps web site on that day too.
For this card, all stamping was in Versafine Clair "Nocturne" black ink, with the exception of the background Skeleton Trees which were stamped in Versafine Clair "Morning Mist" shade of ink.
I have used a background of Brusho paints in shades of greens and blues. I stamped the "Willow the Witch' and the cauldron, the the "Colony of Bats".
I then stamped the "Skeleton Trees" in the background using Versafine Clair "Morning Mist" ink.
I created the background landscape by using a torn sheet of card and Distress Oxide Ink.
I added the "Mini Slender Mushrooms" and the leaves on the top right using the "Mini Leaf 5".
I added highlighted areas using a white Posca Pen and a gold shimmer Sakura Gelly Roll pen.
Tuesday, 13 August 2019
On the 22nd August, Lavinia Stamps will be releasing ten new stamp sets. Some will be on the Hochanda TV show, airing at 11am and 3pm, but all will also be available from the Lavinia Stamps web site.
As part of the Lavinia Stamps Design Team, I was fortunate to have a play with lovely new designs that stamp perfectly.
I created the background colour using Dylusion Spray Inks in the following colours: Lemon Zest, Pure Sunshine, Squeezed Orange and Postbox Red. Once the background was totally dry I commenced creating the image.
I masked off the moon and shaded the edges then gave the middle a lighter look by using a light covering of a Distress Oxide Ink called "Antique Linen".
I stamped the figure on the left, she is new and is called "Zemira" and the dragon called "Mideela". I then moved to the right of the page and stamped "The Oracle" (she is an existing stamp in the Lavinia Stamp collection).All were stamped in Versafine Clair "Nocturne" ink.
Using a Versafine Clair ink in the shade of "Morning Mist" I stamped the "Star Burst" flowers and then multiply stamped the "Dragon Verse" across the page.
I created the landscape that the figures stand on by using the torn edge of a piece of card and Distress Oxide Inks.
I decided the far left edge looked a little bare, so I used the "Vine" for that area and the "Mini Slender Mushrooms" for the base of the card, stamped in Versafine Clair "Nocturne.
Finally, I added touches of gold shimmer using a Sakura Gelly Roll pen. I added highlight areas using a white Posca Pen and coloured the Star Burst flowers using a selection of glaze pens.
Monday, 12 August 2019
I have been very fortunate to have a play with the brand new stamp releases from Lavinia Stamps. There are ten new stamps in total and all of them are fabulous. This is a card that I have made with four of the stamps.
For this card, I used the gelli plate to create the background, brayering on two shades of Colorbox Inks (Mustard and Coral), splattering some wet Brusho paint onto the surface using a fan brush to create the mottled look.
I stamped all the images in Versafine Clair "Nocturne" ink, starting with the "Dragon Verse" which reads
Dragon beast soaring high
Beating wings through the sky
Flames of fire blaze through the air
Red eyes watch you with a luring stare
These beasts of nature feared by many
some would agree it is but envy
Wild but timid their free spirits fly
Their sacred sould will never die
I then stamped "Ollar", he's the large one at the bottom of the card. Then one of the dragons from the "Dragon" set (top left) and finally the "Mideela small" stamp (top right)
Sunday, 11 August 2019
As soon as I saw the Clarity Stamps "Chinese Lanterns" die, I knew I had to get one, it was love at first sight.
The die measures 4"x4" (10cm x 10cm), so an ideal size to mount on card blanks a little larger.
I used Distress Oxide Inks for the background colour, using the following shades: Mustard Seed, Dried Marigold, Spiced Marmalade and Ripe Persimmon.
I spritzed the background with water then added some Brusho SprinkleIT in an iridescent gold to give some shimmer.
While the background was drying, I die cut the Chinese Lanterns, cut down the edges then adhered it over the background colour.
The sentiment is from the Clarity Stamp "Words Sticker Collection".
I loved making this very quick card and really like the result too.
For my tag, I decided to go for a really clean look, only using black and white.
I used a Cuttlebug number embossing folder for the central panel, then printed the "...age is just a number" sentiment on the computer and adhered to the base of the tag. I used a Stamper's Anonymous stamp for the edge detail.
I then die cut the two black numbers and used foam pads to give a 3D look to the numbers. Finally, I ran a black ink pad around the edge of the tag.
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Friday, 9 August 2019
It is time for a new challenge theme on the "My Time To Craft Challenge Blog". Challenge #403 has an "Oriental" theme.
This is the card that I made for the challenge. Please do pop over to take a look at the fab creations by my Design Team colleagues.
I decided I would make a Bon Voyage card for somebody travelling to China.
I used some patterned paper that I've had in my stash for a little while to create the background to this card, it is from a 6x6" stack called "Floral Fusion" that I purchased from The Range.
After layering the various patterns and sticking into position, I then stamped the emperor image using a Paperartsy stamp from their "Asian Plate 1" set of red rubber stamps, stamped in Versafine Clair "Nocturne" ink. The word "China" was from the same set and stamped in the same ink.
The "Bon Voyage" sentiment is from a Woodware stamp set called "Bon Voyage - ADS105" also stamped in the same Versafine ink.
Sunday, 4 August 2019
The prompt for Week 32 is "Weave & Stitch".
I started with a yellow base of cardstock for my tag. I then used some off-cuts of patterned paper and cut it in half inch strips.
I used some sticky tape to stick the top of the vertical strips into position, trimming the ends to points. I then threaded the horizontal papers and secured to the tag.
Using Versafine Clair Ink in the shade of "Twilight" I stamped the stitched edge at the base of the tag, the pins and the sentiment. Using Versafine Inks, I stamped the Hero Arts cotton reals (Golden Meadow, Purple Delight and Twilight).
Finally I added some very small buttons and some drops of Liquid Pearls to the pin heads.
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Thursday, 1 August 2019
The first of the month is here, which means another chance to enter the "Love To Craft Challenge Blog", challenge #37 for August 2019 is "anything goes". If you have a minute, please do pop over to the blog and look at some of the fab makes made by my fellow Design Team colleagues.
For my card, I created a background using Colorbox Inks and Brusho paint on a gelliplate. This created a beautiful textured look to the background is a beautfiul warm orange.
I stamped the Lavinia Stamps figure called "Sky" in Versafine Clair "Fantasia" shade of ink, which is a dark purple colour.
I masked the sun/moon off and gave it a dark edge using Versafine "Smokey Grey" shade of ink and llightened the middle slightly by using Antique Linen Distress Oxide.
I stamped the branches using a Lavinia Stamps "Mini Branch" from their pound stamp section also in Versafine Clair "Fantasia" shade of ink. I stamped both sentiments in the same ink. (I don't know who makes the sentiment as I purchased it as a job lot of stamps).
I used a torn piece of paper to create the landscape effect. Then stamped the stars in the background using another Lavinia Stamps stamp called "Stars" which is also in their pound section. Finally, I used a gold Sakura Gelly Roll pen to add colour and shimmer to the outline of the fairy and filled the wings with the same colour
On the first of each month, Lavinia Stamps announce a new monthly challenge theme. The theme for August 2019 is "Create Your Own Dream". If you enter and your name is drawn, after the 25th you could win £40 of vouchers to spend on Lavinia goodies.
This is a card that I have made as part of the Lavinia Stamps Design Team.
I used Distress Oxide Sprays to create the background, using Fossilised Amber, Spiced Marmalade and Faded Jeans shades.
Using Versafine Clair "Nocturne" ink, I stamped the wolves Maka (the seated wolf) and Valko (the standing wolf).
I then masked off a circle for the sun and edged it with Versafine Clair "Morning Mist" ink. Using the same ink, I created the landscape, by tearing a piece of paper and dragging the ink from the paper downwards, which I repeated several times with the paper in different positions. Using the same ink, I stamped the "Skeleton Tree".
Using Versafine Clair "Nocturne" ink again, I stamped the "Birds" and part of the "Embrace Your Dreams" sentiment. Finally, I inked the edge of the card and then added some white high-lights to the wolves using a white Signo Pen.
It is the first of the month, so time for the new Lavinia Stamps Monthly challenge, which has a theme of "Create Your Own Dreams".
If you enter the challenge, your name could be randomly drawn and you could win £40 of vouchers to spend on lovely Lavinia goodies.
This is one of my Design Team samples for this theme. I have used a round gelli plate with a Colorbox Ink in a shade called "Dandelion" brayered onto the plate, with diluted Brusho sprinkled onto the surface with a fan brush to create the speckled background.
Once the background was dry, I stamped the fairy, called "Tree Goddess Luna" in Versafine Clair "Norcturne" shade of ink. I also stamped the sentiment called "Once Upon A Dream" on a separate piece of card with the same colours. I then cut the sentiment up into words.
In black card, I die cut a circle in the middle of the card. I then added some glue to the underside and positioned the aperture over the stamped image and pressed down to help the glue to adhere. I then added the stamped words across the card.
I stamped the fairy wings, using a black StazOn ink on to some vellum and cut around them. I then carefully stuck them to the back of the fairy.
Finally, using a Sakura Gelly Roll Pen and a Signo glitter pen I added some subtle sparkle to various areas of the image to create a shimmer/fairy look to the card.