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!

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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