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Friday, July 3, 2020

Meadow Mushroom Hare



I have a new card to share today using gorgeous Lavinia Stamps and some stencilling.

The wonderful Meadow Mushroom stamp is the newest addition to my Lavinia collection and I couldn't wait to use it :)  It's gorgeous!





To create the background I used a piece of card that I had started previously which had the sun rays already on it. It was a second "print"  from another piece I'd been working on.
I had used distress inks to sponge on a colourful sky and then placed a sun rays stencil on top and sprayed it with water.  It created a gorgeous effect but I also noticed there was a lot of wet ink left on the stencil after doing this so I pressed it down on another piece of card and so ended up with two lovely backgrounds for the price of one :) Yay!

The rays were created using mustard seed, marmalade, raspberry and dusty concord Distress Inks.

I sponged some tumbled glass and broken china Distress Inks on top of the rays and splashed the card with some water and watered down Dusty Concord Distress Ink.

I also decided to add some stars.  I used Ranger Texture Paste for some and Versamark for others.
I then used a blue mica powder on top of them so they are actually shimmery.
I also added some "Disney stars"  to the sky with a white gel pen.

I stamped Whimsical Hares, Fairy Buttercups and Meadow Mushroom stamps by Lavinia Stamps using dusty concord, peeled paint and black Archival Inks.

I also used some Echo Park paper for the sentiment and strip behind the main panel.


I'd like to enter my card in the following challenges :

Lavinia Stamps challenge - my favourite stamp (whimsical hares)
Lavinia World challenges - anything goes
Modsquad Challenge - silhouette time
Southern Girls Challenge - anything goes
Tuesday Throwdown  anything goes
Ink Art Designs - anything goes


I had so much fun creating this card.
Thanks for dropping by for a look :)

Kathy

Saturday, May 23, 2020

Celestial Tree

I wanted to try to make a Clean and Simple, but Grungy at the same time, card for a guy :)

I also wanted to use my new Lavinia stamps again so it was a bit of a tricky challenge I set myself but I was happy with how this turned out :)






I decided to mask a panel down the middle of white card.
I blended Tumbled Glass,  Broken China and Salty Ocean Distress Inks for the sky and              Mowed Lawn and Evergreen Bough Distress Inks for the grass.
Then I used Faded Jeans Distress Ink with a Tim Holtz stencil called Bubble from Set #5.

I used Archival Black ink to stamp the gorgeous Celestial Tree by Lavinia Stamps.
I splashed some water onto the card and some watered down Mowed Lawn Distress Ink also.

I wanted the dots on the tree to be white and used a white paint pen but I wasn't real happy with the look and ended up going over it again with white gel ink.

I cut some words from some paper by Bella Blvd and drew around them a little. 

I also added some Ranger black enamel accents and mounted the piece onto a black card.




I'd like to enter my card in the following challenges :

Lavinia Stamps challenge - flora and fauna
Lavinia World Challenge - anything goes
Casology - Plant
Time Out Challenge - Free
Penny Black and More challenge - Boys and men
Ink Art Designs - anything goes


Thanks for dropping by today :)

Kathy

Sunday, May 3, 2020

Lilac Whimsical Hares

I had lots of messy fun playing around with Lavinia Stamps yesterday :)

I decided to use two of the Whimsical Hares this time along with Willow and Fairy Buttercups.






I used Spun Sugar, Shaded Lilac, Tumbled Glass, Salty Ocean, Dusty Concord, Mowed Lawn, Evergreen Bough and Black Soot Distress Inks to create the background and then spritzed it with some water.

Then I used Dusty Concord Archival Ink to stamp the Willow and Fairy Buttercups.

The Whimsical Hares were stamped with Black Archival Ink and I flicked some white acrylic paint on top of it all.

I really enjoyed creating a scene on a circle rather than a rectangle and I was really happy with how this one turned out :)


I'd like to enter my card in the following challenges :

Ink Art Designs - hashtag animal challenge

Lavinia World Challenge - anything goes

Lavinia Stamps creative challenge - flora and fauna

Southern Girls Challenge - anything goes


Thanks for dropping by for a look today :)

Kathy


Thursday, April 23, 2020

Happy Fairy Forager and Hare

I have another card to share using Lavinia Stamps today :)

I've used a couple of different stamps this time and created the sky in a different way too.

Instead of sponging on blue Distress Inks I used the wet smooshing together method. I'm not too sure about the correct name haha :)

I was very happy with how this one turned out as well.  Yay :)





I used Broken China, Tumbled Glass and Faded Jeans Distress Inks with water and smooshed a background. I added a moon and flicked water and white acrylic paint and faded jeans distress ink onto the background.

I used Faded Jeans distress ink to create the ground and stamped the Willow using Faded Jeans and Mermaid Lagoon Archival Inks. I stamped the Whimsical Hare and one of the Fairy Foragers with Black Archival Ink.

I went over the outline of the fairy's wings with a white gel pen and used super fine silver glitter for the centre of them to give her some sparkle.  I added a few highlights to the hare, fairy, moon and willow with the white gel pen too.

I layered this panel onto silver card and I also added a little saying from some Cocoa Vanilla paper I found in my stash.

I'd like to enter my card into the following challenges :

Lavinia Stamps Creative Challenge : Blue and Silver

Ink Art Designs Challenge : anything goes

Simon Says Monday Challenge : Create a scene

Southern Girls Challenge : anything goes


I have really loved playing around with these Lavinia Stamps :)

Thanks for dropping by for a look today.

Kathy

Wednesday, April 22, 2020

Celestial and Whimsical

I recently treated myself to some new stamps and being on a very tight budget that happens rarely.

I have loved Lavinia Stamps for a long time now because the designs are just so beautiful.
They are very different to what I usually use because there is no colouring involved!
And while I still love my colouring it was great to create something different.

This was my first attempt and I was pretty happy with how it turned out :)





I used Lavinia Stamps Celestial Tree, Whimsical Hares and Fairy Buttercups to create this little scene.

I used Broken China, Tumbled Glass, Faded Jeans, Peacock Feathers, Shaded Lilac and Black Soot Distress Inks for the background. I splashed a little water on top also.

I stamped the tree with versamark and embossed with silver and stamped the Buttercups in Faded Jeans Archival Ink.
The hare was stamped with Black Archival Ink.

I sponged on some white craft ink for the moon and also added some highlights with a white gel pen and Wink of Stella.



I'd like to enter my card into the following challenges :

Lavinia Stamps Creative Challenge : blue and silver

Ink Art Designs Stamping Playground : anything goes


I had lots of fun getting inky and playing with these stamps :)
Thanks for dropping by today.

Kathy



Thursday, April 16, 2020

You Are A Blessing

I have another card for Dreamerland Crafts today :)

I've used a gorgeous stamp called You Are A Blessing and a sentiment from the Birthday 06 set.





I thought this stamp had such a peacefully sweet vibe and I wanted to continue that feel with the background.  So I used a leaf stencil and some distress inks to create a soft and pretty garden effect.

I used Evergreen Bough, Peacock Feathers and Faded Jeans Distress Inks with a Kraftin Kimmie stencil called Leaves and Vines.

I coloured the stamp with these Copics :

W 00, 1, 3, 5, 7
B 00, 37
BG 05
E 00, 00, 13, 21, 31, 33, 35, 37, 39, 42, 43, 44, 47
R 00, 20, 22
RV  55, 63, 66





I'd like to enter my card in the following challenges :

Time Out Challenges -  "Inspired by Words" 
"If you have a garden and a library you have everything you need"

Word Art Wednesday - Anything with a sentiment

Through the Craftroom Door - anything goes

Southern Girls Challenge - anything goes





Sitting on a swing with your cat and a book in a garden = Perfection

Thanks for dropping by today :)

Kathy



Wednesday, April 8, 2020

When I Look Into Your Eyes


I have a card to share using one of the gorgeous stamps from Dreamerland Crafts today :)

This one is called When I Look Into Your Eyes and it's so very sweet.





I coloured the image with Copics and then used a die to cut a pretty border at the bottom.
I silver embossed the 'Special' onto the piece and then stamped the rest of the sentiment on a separate piece of paper and cut the words out.

The pretty papers are both from a beautiful Vintage Girl collection by Photoplay.

Copics used :

E 000, 00, 13, 21, 42, 43, 47, 55
BG 11, 72
G 21
R 20, 30, 81, 83, 85
RV 69
W 00, 1, 3, 7

I have a few Dreamerland Crafts stamps with girls and cats now because they're all so gorgeous I just can't resist them :)


I'd like to enter my card in the following challenges :

Aud Sentiments Challenge - anything goes with a sentiment
Simon Says Stamp Challenge - happy birthday
Crafty Hazelnut's patterned paper challenge - patterned paper



Thanks for dropping by today :)
Kathy