Friday, 24 November 2017

Hochanda Samples

If you were watching Hochanda earlier today you would have seen the lovely Amanda demonstrating some of the gorgeous new Lavinia Stamps. Just check out the beautiful Scenescapes that I've used in each of these cards for the backgrounds. 

I inked the ground for the first card and then stamped the Woodland Hares, keeping the rest really simple.

I added a lot more stamping to create this card, then added highlights using a white gel pen.

A bi of inking to create the ground then I stamped the script using Oxide ink, before stamping the Hare and Mia.

More inking to the ground for this one, before stamping the Small Reindeer  and hare. I have to say that the Willow is my most used foliage stamp ever, it really frames the focal area and looks just as good growing up as trailing down!

I inked a bit of a hill for this one before stamping Fayllin and the Hare using Versafine ink 

Another inked hill then the other Hare from the duo, before stamping Fairy buttercups for him to hide amongst. 

I inked the ground again for this one then simply stamped  the small reindeer and the Fairy Fir Tree 2.

If you did happen to miss the show, you can get to watch it here
 keep a look out for my sample cards!

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Saturday, 2 September 2017

Autumn Equinox

The September's  challenge at Lavinia has begun and the theme this time is 

didn't see that one coming, did you? Summer breeze would have been preferable but alas, 2017 is racing!

If you fancy being in with the chance of winning £40 to spend on some new stamps, just Ink up your Lavinia stamps and join us in the challenge this month!

Two very similar cards from me this time, in fact the 
Oxide ink backgrounds  started off as one piece of card, I just love playing with these beauties, you never know what you're going to end up with when you lay down the colours on your blending mat. Have to say that the new Multifarious card works like a dream with the inks, I can't quite explain what it is but if you try it yourself you'll see the difference it makes. There's only one ink to use on our beautiful fairies and that's Versafine, it picks up every beautiful detail!  I used the following stamps on these two:-
All of these stamps were from the new collection as seen on Hochanda.
I used Wink of stella on the wings to add a beautiful sparkly shimmer

I'm using these cards for the following challenges:-
CACB, Mixed Media,

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Thursday, 24 August 2017

More From Today

Here's a few more of my DT samples from today's 
 at Hochanda, these were from the 2pm show.

My first is using the vibrant Colorbox inks.

This one was using the gorgeous Distress Oxide inks.

A cute CAS card

And another using Oxides. 

I'm using these cards for the following challenges:-
Penny Black and More, Creatures great and small,
MAWTT, Beginning with B.

If you'd like to see my samples from the 8am show please scroll down.

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Did You Watch It?

Hands up who watched Hochanda this morning?
I did, and what a buzz to see a couple of my cards.
It was Lavinia's debut today, Amanda did a brilliant job doing the demos!

These were shown in the 8am show where the 
SceneScapes were featured.
There were so many sell outs that I'm not sure what is going to happen about the 2pm showing!

 I'm using these cards for the following challenges:-
Mod Squad, fantasy,
UCB24, Mythical.

Waiting now for the 2pm show, might see some more of my makes, I'm lucky to be part of such a talented dt.
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Monday, 14 August 2017

Add Some Stamping

I'm a bit behind with my dt post, sorry Team Lou! 
The theme for challenge 166 is
The sponsor for this one is 

For my card I stamped Bella's House, masked it and stamped my stone wall , I coloured using Copics and Polychromos. I added glimmer and doodling and mounted it onto my Background Script stamped and distressed using Oxide ink.

I'm using this card for the following challenges:-
FSC126, Use your inks,
SS August, Anything goes.

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Tuesday, 8 August 2017

Forgotten Yupo

A few months ago, the talented Tracey Dutton of 
Lavinia Stamps called on the design team to help with some samples for an upcoming release, I took photos of my cards, posted them off but forgot to blog them once the stamps went on sale. I used a selection of Alcohol inks on
Yupo paper to create my background then
I used Blending solution to remove a circle of ink where I stamped the Moon then the Tree half.
Forgive me, it has slipped my mind which ink I ended up using to stamp onto the Yupo, I will add it once I remember. I cut an aperture from my card and placed
the yupo scene behind it.
 I stamped Fairy Inn and coloured using Copics, I cut this out, shaped it slightly and mounted it onto the 
card using foam pads. 

I'm using this card for the following challenges:-
CAS Mix Up, August, recipe,
CAC, Mixed media.

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Wednesday, 2 August 2017

Blue And Orange Hues

I can't believe that it's August already, new month and new challenge with Lavinia and the theme this time is 

For my first card I used oxide inks to create my background then stamped my focal flower before stamping my favourite Background Script around the edges. I then added liquid pearls and glamour dust.

For the background of my second card, I tapped the edges of my acrylic block with the gorgeous vibrant colour box inks, lightly spritzing the block with water then pressing it onto my card. To blend the colours further I lifted the block, twisted it 180 degrees and pressed it down again. I love the effect it gives. Now, stamping the image took trial and error as I wanted to emboss the Moon Pods but didn't have any blue pigment ink, thank goodness for my Misti, it meant I could stamp the blue then stamp with Versamark before heat embossing in clear.  I used a paintbrush to pick up the remaining ink from the block so that I could add more colour to the pods.
 I then used a white gel pen to colour the spots
 before adding stickles. 

I'm using these cards for the following challenges:-
Artistic Stamper, Anything goes,
CAS Mix up, August.recipe.

If you fancy winning a £40 voucher to spend on new stamps, join us in the challenge and ink up your 
Lavinia Stamps!

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Exciting news Lavinia are coming to Hochanda!