Tuesday, 22 May 2018

New stamp release

Last weekend saw the release of four absolutely beautiful Lavinia stamps. You can find them Here

I love them all and have lots of ideas but at the moment very little time to get in the Craft room. Here I’ve used Sebastian the seahorse. Isn’t he just gorgeous?! I’ve stamped the Indian flourish around the edges. This is like a peacock feather but is so versatile and can be used as a background or filler as well as a feature stamp. 

The background was done by blending the ink from a green and a blue sparkle pen. Starting with blue in the centre and working the green round the edges. Using some glycerin on the blending tool helps to obtain a nice smooth blend. I then picked up undiluted ink on a brush and splattered over the background. It’s a shame the photo doesn’t pick up the lovely sparkle. 

Thank you for visiting. See you soon xxx

Tuesday, 15 May 2018

Orange and Black

A little reminder to enter this months Lavinia challenge. The theme is Bright and Beautiful so I thought this card was quite fitting. You could win £40 to spend on Lavinia goodies...... you’ve got to be in it to win it!!! Good luck 😉 Enter here

Tony and Sammy are celebrating 9 years of marriage today. This is the card I made for them in the colours of their wedding. I used a Clarity mask/stencil to create the framed background. I love the deckled edges. Also Clarity mountain and hills mask. I so enjoy creating these scenic backgrounds using  Distress oxides in Worn lipstick, Abandoned coral, Spiced marmalade, Wild honey, Antique linen and Black soot. The stamping was done with Archival inks. Then a bit of highlighting added with a fine white pen along with a few dots of diamond sticklers. 

The stamps can be found here:

Willow leaf Small pixies Star gazing Lavender Skinny mushrooms Star group

Thank you for stopping by. Lynne x

This shows the highlighting and I also added some Glossy accents to the little stones.

Tony and Sammy on their special day. 

Monday, 14 May 2018

Faux leather notebooks

Today we have been creating Faux leather with our Inky Pinkie group 😊

Following Sheena Douglas’s technique Here

So here I have lots of pieces in various stages of preparation, ready to be made into cute little books. 

It’s great fun and you end up with lovely soft hands and very stained fingers!!!  ðŸĪŠ X

Thursday, 10 May 2018

Sunset

Another card today using more of the lovely Lavinia stamps. Again using Distress Oxides  to create the scene. A combination of colours: Worn lipstick, Absndoned coral, Wild honey, Antique linen and Black soot. I used a selection of different masks and stencils and built up the background before stamping the Willow across the top with Archival inks - Cactus flower and Monarch orange. 

I then stamped the focal images in Black Archival. Skinny mushrooms and the beautiful Trinity. For the shadows I found the small stamp which comes with the Spring trees gave a lovely effect stamped with black Archival, 2nd 3rd and 4th generation. 

I added glitter to the hair and wings and down one side of the mushrooms. 

I love the colour combination and will be using it again. Hope you like it too xxx

Wednesday, 9 May 2018

Reflections!

Following a post by Amanda Branston I decided to do a reflection card. I have always used a brayer to do this but it can sometimes be a bit hit and miss. So for that reason it hasn’t been something I attempt regularly. But Amanda used a Gelli plate.......I have seen this on YouTube but have never given it a go. 

It’s so easy and I will definitely be doing more. I’m not that happy with the composition of this, because I feel I’ve got too much water and not enough sky. But it was just a practice piece so I’ll get it right next time! 😁

I used Distress Oxides for the background. And the lovely Lavinia stamps linked below:

Felicity Dandilions Lavender  Field grass Bugs Birds Butterflies

Hope you get a chance to give it a go. Xxx


Tuesday, 8 May 2018

Happiness is like a butterfly

Sharing a quick card today made using one of my new Lavinia stamps, Zen Butterfly. I’m a bit of a fan of butterflies.....well who isn’t?! 

First, I blended Distress Oxide inks through a circle stencil. In this case I used Peacock feathers, Squeezed lemonade and Shaded lilac. Then using the same colours I randomly stamped the butterfly, overlapping in places. 

I then watered down some white gesso, picked some up on a brush and flicked onto the background. 

Then, I removed the stencil and flicked the white space with the oxide inks. Just add a small amount onto your craft mat, add some water,load a brush and flick onto the cardstock. I like the way this pulls everything together. 

I then stamped the butterfly onto heat embossible acetate with black Archival ink and embossed with clear embossing powder. Then stuck this to a sheet of double sided adhesive. I removed the backing sheet and pressed it into Indigoblu Winter Dawn flakes. Pressed firmly and burnished. 

Then the butterfly was cut out and stuck to the centre of the circle leaving the wings loose. I also edged some card with the same flakes and used this as a mat to tie everything together. 

All layered onto a 7x7 card base. 

Hope you like it xxx

This shows the detail on the background with the stamping and ink splatters. 

Saturday, 5 May 2018

Spring into Summer with Kay Carley

I spent a lovely day at The Forget me not Kraft Kabin in Rochford, Essex, attending Kay Carley’s lovely workshop. We made a very pretty card and matching coaster in the morning, then a 6x6 picture after lunch. PaperArtsy Fresco paints, Kay Carley stamps and masks. 

Certainly would recommend attending one of Kay’s workshops. I think she’s returning to the Kabin later this year.