Friday, 21 July 2017

Picture This

I wish I could paint! I can draw if you class drawing Top Cat when I was in my teens. I say draw Top Cat, what I could actually manage to draw was his head, complete with boater hat, that's where my talent ends!
Tracey Dutton of Lavinia stamps makes it possibly for anyone to create something of beauty,  all that you need is a bit of imagination, some inks and Lavinia Stamps.
For this card I inked my background using Oxide inks, masking off each area in turn to create the sky, sea, sand and grass. 
 I like to create my scene as if I'm sat under a tree, surrounded with foliage.
 Here I used the following stamps:-
Bulrushes, I stamped them in green then went over the top using a brown Copic
Creeping Vine,stamped in a selection of green shades and
Willow. At each skyline edge I stamped  Stone texture to signify land along the coastline. I then used a white pen to hint at sun glistening on the foliage and touched the sea with stickles to add shimmer. 
If you fancy creating a landscape with your Lavinia stamps, be sure to enter the challenge this month, you could find yourself with £40 to spend on more lovely Lavinia stamps!

I'm using this card for the following challenges:-
JAI369, Inspiration pic,
TSOC , Where in the world,
FC172, Coast,
DDC, Beside the sea.

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Tuesday, 18 July 2017

Full House

It's time for a new challenge with the Southern Girls, this time the theme is Tic Tac Toe


For my card I used Daisy Delite Sunshine Girl Pin Up by Lacy Sunshine the sponsor of this challenge. 
I used each of the boxes when I made my card

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Sunday, 2 July 2017

Create A Landscape

The new Lavinia challenge has started and the challenge for July is

The good thing about challenges is that they can take you out of your comfort zone and make you try something different from your usual style. I have to say that I haven't created a landscape for quite a while but boy did I enjoy creating this card, I won't leave it so long next time. 
I got so carried away inking and stamping, I hope I don't forget to list any of the beautiful stamps that helped me create this scene. I started by ripping my paper to create my mask before inking my sunrise/sunset. (I just couldn't make up my mind which it was.) I then inked my hills with a selection of greens before stamping Creeping Vine, I like to make my scenes look as if I'm viewing them from under trees. Keeping my mask in place I stamped Fir tree repeatedly at different heights, removed my mask then stamped a fabulous tree from Tree Scene. I then stamped lots of Meadow Grass. I stamped the Pheasant, masking and stamping again to add another rung to the fence. I then stamped the Midnight Meandering bunnies
and finally my cute little Snail I added some white gel pen to add a glint of sun to my stamping.

I'm using this card for the following challenges:-
C4C392 ,Create a scene.

We would love you to ink up your Lavinia stamps and join us in the challenge this time, you could find yourself with £40 to spend on more Lavinia stamps! 
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Saturday, 17 June 2017

Southern Girls Get Stuck!

Just realised that my title sounds like a newspaper headline where they hint at something that actually turns out to have little or nothing to do with the actual story!
You'll have to judge for yourself.

There's a new theme for the Southern Girls, 
For this one, team Lou would like to see you use
 "Sticky things" on your projects. I chose to use a selection of Washi tape on mine, along with a few sequins. 

I chose to use a selection of Washi tape on mine, along with a few sequins, I added some stitching along the thin tapes using my pattern tool, it's hard to see but it adds a little something when you see it up close! The image I used this time is  "So happy" by Ppinky dolls, one of the sponsors this time, she's a little cutie!

Not that the little one looks "So Happy" I have to say though that the idea of being on a swing makes me feel happy, I hope it's making her smile on the inside! I printed the image then added a branch to hang the swing from, I meant to add some doodles knots but forgot I'm afraid, I'm getting forgetful in my old age.

 Please check out the challenge blog for full details of all the sponsors this time.

 I'm using this card in the following challenges:-
QKR248 Anything goes, faux stitching/quilting,
CTD447, Color throwdown,
CSD, Summer.

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Saturday, 3 June 2017

Hidden Fairy

Ok, who saw where May went, anyone see it going? How time flies!
So now we find ourselves in June, 
new month, new Lavinia challenge theme!
The Theme this month is
Haha, I found this tricky to start with, maybe it's spending so much time with young children, have you seen how they hide? Did you realise that if you cover your eyes that no one can see you?
Anyway, here are my samples for this month.

For my first card, I created my background using 
Oxide Inks, I just love how they give you something special to work on! I noticed that the inks had given me almost a pool of light so I utilised this by using a circular aperture to first stamp my wings  then placing Creeping vine to continue the circle feel. I then stamped the Dragon Pods and Fairy Buds to lead the eye down the invisible path painting them with oxides to add colour and adding white gel pen. I inked the landscape flicked on some water then stamped a little Tree just because. 

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Onto  my second card I stamped  Eden who is is hiding in the flower bed with her friend Mr Snail, I still find it hard to believe that this perfect little fellow is only £1!
My fussy cut flowers were created using one of the
 Zen flowers placed on a Fairy bud stem.

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I'm using this card for the following challenges:-
CCC88, Include an animal,
DDC June, Creatures great and small,
Scrap n challenge, Make your own background.

If you'd like the chance of winning £40 to spend at Lavinia, just join us in this months theme and ink up your 
Lavinia stamps. 

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Friday, 26 May 2017

Sparkle Added.

Before I start, let me apologise to my team mates for the lateness of this post, have been a bit under the weather but it's looking like the sun is peeping out from behind the clouds and it's blue skies ahead!
On to the Southern Girls Challenge
The present theme is 
Check out the gorgeous image that I used this time,
It is Winnie Wonderland Watch by Polkadoodles one of sponsors this time, you can visit the challenge blog for full details of both of our sponsors this time.
I coloured the image using Copics and Polychromos then fussy cut it out, Embossed and distressed my background then added my image using 3d pads, hanging the pocket watch from the perfect piece of gold lace. I then used some stickles to add sparkle to the butterfly's wings and  just a few gold sequins to the background. 

I'm using this card for the following challenges:-
Brown Sugar 252, Use sequins,
Patties 134, For the ladies,
Polkadoodles 20, Anything goes,
PaperShelter 295, Lace or pearls,
Fairy tale 169, Things with wings.
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Monday, 1 May 2017

Create Your Own Vision.

It's time for a new Lavinia challenge and the theme for the month of May is

For my card this time I created my background using Distress oxide inks before stamping Fairy House, I then added some interest to my background stamping Creeping vine and Background script before stamping Stones to form a path to follow to reach the houses. I then stamped Spellbound onto my white card using Versafine. I worked out where I wanted my "Vision" to sit then used my scary blade to cut around my fairy so that I could slide my "vision" behind.

About a year ago I bought more than a few lovely hearts and plaques from here and I thought it was about time that I started using some. I had promised some lovely little ladies that I would make them something so knowing how much they love fairies I created these. 
I rubbed my oxides onto a mat, sprayed them with water and moved the hearts through the mix. Once dry I stamped onto them. For Ava's I used my very first Lavinia fairy, Luna,  I then stamped the Moon and Stars adding stickles.

For Isla's I stamped Spellbound using Versafine, added Willow to the edges adding Stars and stickles.

For Tegan's I stamped Fairytale, again adding stars, for this one I stamped the edges with Creeping vine adding the obligatory stickles. The names on each heart were created by stamping individual letters onto white card, cutting each one out and inking the edges before gluing each one in place.
Three happy girlies!

I am entering the following challenges:-
Love to Create 9, Mixed media,
HIMCR299, Freestyle,
PDELP170, Anything but a card.

If you fancy the chance of winning £40 to spend at Lavinia, then join us in our challenge theme and ink up your 
Lavinia Stamps!
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