Friday, 14 October 2016

Lavinia stamps

Hi crafty friends. 
I'm here with a reminder that there is still time to participate in the October  Lavinia stamps challenge. This months challenge is purple and blue hues.
http://laviniastamps.com/lavinia-stamps-monthly-creative-challenge/
There is a £40 Lavinia stamps gift voucher for the lucky winner. 
I would like to share my latest DT sample with you. 
I have made a tags for this challenge here is tag number 3 to inspire you. 
I have inked the background with distress inks. 
Seedless preserves, tumbled glass, shaded lilac, weathered wood and dusty Concorde. 
I used Spotty toadstools, butterflies and the Spirit of Christmas verse, from Lavinia stamps. 
I also used Pebeo gilding paste, and silver foil, and a gold pen for highlights to match the verse. 
Looking forward to seeing all your fantastic creations. 


Creative fingers Mid month challenge.

Good evening friends. 
The mid month anything goes challenge at creative fingers is due to start soon. 
We have two kind sponsors this month. 
Elvenstar art.  https://www.etsy.com/shop/ElvenstarArt?section_id=18894448
And The Eastwind.  https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/theeastwind

I choose Holly by Rebecca Sinz from Elvenstar Art. 
I choose to colour this image with promarkers the colours I used were... 
Skin: Saffron, Blush and Vanilla. 
Hair: satin, tan and Ivory. 
Holly: olive green 
Lips: spectrum noir. PP3 and PP5 
Eyes: pear green and khaki. 
Berries, sukura Glaze pen red. 


I embossed black card with a holly embossing folder 
then covered with versafine, then brushed green, red, copper and gold mica powders over versafine, buffed gently with a dry cloth, then sprayed with spray and shine. 
Cut out holly flourish from white card using a die coloured with olive green promarker, then used red dimonties as berries. 

Would love for you to come and take part in the challenge and I'm looking forward to seeing all your wonderful creations. 

Saturday, 1 October 2016

Lavinia stamps October challenge.


Good Evening creative friends

The Lavinia Stamps October Challenge has started,
the theme for this month is Blues and purples.
Please come and take part in the Challenge, you could win a 
 £40 Voucher to spend on Lavinia goodies.

 It's an exciting time for Lavinia stamps  as the new range of products 
has just been released, there are lots of great products to choose from,
please pop over to the website and have a look.

I decided to do tags for this 
challenge as I have not done 
them as a project before.
For my first tag I used
White linen card to cut 
the shape of the tag,
I used seedless preserves, broken china and shaded lilac 
distress inks for the background. 
I then stamped with black onyx versafine the
 Leaf Trail, stamped and cut out the flowers with seedless preserves 
Ocean Flowers were coloured with Sukura Gelly roll pens.
The lavinia bee was also highlighted with Sukura Gelly roll pen
Then I stamped 'Never Let Go Of Your Dreams' words.
This tag was done in much the same way
I also used weathered wood distress inks
I used the field grass stamp in the background
with Black onyx versa fine
then stamped and embossed
with purple glitter embossing powder
The Zen leaf 2 and he zen flower 3
Which was  then decoupaged
then heat embossed the words
Don't let life dull your Sparkle
Looking forward to seeing all your lovely creations

Entering the following challenges.