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Saturday, February 1, 2014

Lavinia Challenge #2 - Blue, Lilac or Both

Hello Dear Stamper Friends:

Every first of the month, Lavinia's Stamps hosts a Challenge at their blog...

For this month of February, the theme for the challenge # 2  is "something blue, lilac or both", and here are my contributions as a DTM for your inspiration..featuring the magical Lavinia Stamps!

In both cards I am using mainly the "Climbing Ivy"...see how different ONE stamp can look!

For this blue card I used "Repeatedly one same stamp", the "Climbing Ivy" stamp 
on the backgrounds: on the cream embossed one and the navy one,
on the focal main image next to the castle
and on the Unicorn

I created a "Faux Lattice Grid Background"
1- by tracing with my stylus diagonal lines on my scoring board
2- added gold dots with a "Krylon" gold pen on the intersections and edge of the card

And lastly I used the "Kissing" Technique on the Unicorn
step by step:
1- ink in blue the "unicorn" Stamp,
2- stamp with a 2nd stamp, (the "Ivy" in my case), the unicorn stamp, this will remove some blue ink. the 2 stamps are "kissing" each other before touching the paper
3- and now yes stamp on your paper...
the result; you have a design on top of the unicorn

and for the Lilac card I used the  same "Climbing Ivy Stamp"

Using  the "Black Magic" Technique
step by step:
1- (My version)  stamp with white ink on brown cardstsock instead of black
2- color with "prismacolor " pencils on top of the white ink.

I hope I inspired you to play along with us and post a card using at least one Lavinia stamp  
for the chance to win a £40 voucher  
Note: if you do not have a blog, but want to participate to the challenges...no worries, e-mail entries are accepted as well...

AND specially for this month there is an EXTRA prize...this is in addition to the main prize!!!!
Anyone can enter ... just Leave a comment under the February Challenge post at Lavinia's blog. Your names  will go into a draw and the winner will get a £20 voucher 

Both vouchers to be spend at the  Lavinia's web shop...

So, Go and visit the Lavinia's Challenge blog to see ALL the samples posted by the entire DT ...and post yours (through your blog or by e-mail)  or Leave a comment!
you will have until the end of the month to submit your card or comment...



Lavinia stamps: Climbing IvyUnicorn 2; Silhouette Castle

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  1. Morning Bibiana,
    I adore your work and simply love this inspiration!
    What a clever idea using the ivy on the unicorn, I will have to try that myself!
    I haven't used the black magic technique so that's something else for me to try.
    Have a good weekend
    Hugs, Karen xx

  2. Hi Bibiana,

    These are gorgeous, my favourite though is the castle and unicorn one. Thank you for the techniques, have never tried the kissing one but will have to give it a go as it looks so good.

    Love & Hugs

    Jacquie J xxx

  3. Hi Bibiana, loving your take on this theme, both so different and very inspiring, love the way you have coloured those flowers xx Zoe xx

  4. Such beautiful designs Bibiana! The unicorn card is very magical, love the soft layering of stamps, very effective! Xx

  5. Beautiful cards Bibiana, great inspiration. Kx

  6. magnifiques créations!!!j'adore la carte à la licorne!!

  7. oh que oui tu nous en donnes des idées et de l'inspiration ! bravo tu es géniales , tes oeuvres sont magnifiques , bises

  8. Both of these cards are fabulous, Bibiana.....definitely different, even though you've used the same stamp....very clever. Thanks for your comments on my blog, the ink I used was Colour Chemistry from www.oakhousestudio.com xx

  9. Thanks for sharing your techniques Love each one.

  10. Both cards here are truly amazing, and yes really different yet the same stamp is used. Sooo beautiful, and I´m just totally in love with especially the first one, it´s sooooooooo stunning.

  11. coucou bibiana
    je te connais un peu par les copines inscrites sur mon blog
    j'adore tout ce que tu fais encore bravo
    j'aurai bien aimer m'inscrire à ta new letter mais je ne vois pas comment faire grrrr
    gros bisous karo

  12. je viens de m'inscrire à ta new-letter j'ai cliqué sur certaines lignes car je ne voyais pas écrit new-letter hihihi
    biz karo

  13. Tes deux cartes sont splendides Bibiana ! J'aime beaucoup ce lierre grimpant ! Bises

  14. beautiful cards and thank you for the technique advice - so helpful, I must try them x

  15. Hi Bibiana,
    fab couple of cards. Great technics used in these fab designs.
    I do hope you are keeping well.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  16. Bibiana ... your work is just so elegant and pretty amazing all round!
    E xxx

  17. OMW Bibiana, such beautiful work, your cards look amazing, wish i had those pencils.
    pam x

  18. Well look at you getting a little grungy, love the first card, love both techniques you used, the scene looks magical, the second card is gorgeous, love how you colored the flowers, just beautiful, thanks for sharing...

  19. Oh my word Bibiana these 2 cards are absolutely beautiful that first one looks so mystical, the second one looks simply stunning, awesome work. Bibiana I received my package today I want to thank you so very much for your wonderful friendship and kindness.
    lorraine x

  20. Great cards, and seriously?! the first one is amazing! The faux lattice, the repeated stamping and that kissing technique all on one fairytale card. You've surpassed yourself. Love it. Jenny x

  21. I love the unicorn. The kissing techniques looks fabulous and I love the colours on top of the white stamping. Thanks for sharing such great techniques

  22. Hi Bibianna, where do I start? both cars are gorgeous but wow! your first card just blew me away! I love the techniques you've used, stunning! Sorry I'm late getting around,but better late than never ;)Julie.x


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