Let's start with Lavinia's Challenge...and the cards for this post!
On this second of the month (UK time) I am here once more bringing you some inspiration using Lavinia Stamps...as part of my contributions as a DT of Lavinia's Stamps.
The challenge for this month #12 and last one for this year!
is to use some flowers..
I used 2 flowers from the NEW collection and I showcased them with 2 fun stamping techniques.
The first card uses the "Fairy Pods" stamps. The flowers were stamped on acetate paper and glitter.
Follow the steps for this awesome technique;
step 1; stamp on acetate the flowers with black "Stazon".
I curved the pods to make this arrangement.
step 2: take another piece of acetate to use as a palette...
Note: this will be not discarded...I will use this palette in another card (not shown here) but know that this ink and acetate paper will be used in another card, so do not throw it...
(left) on this acetate sheet place 3 drops of "diamond glaze" and 3 drops of ink each one with a different color (archival ink: Wendy Vecchi), mix glaze with ink
on the reverse side color the flowers with a brush, clean it with water between colors
step 3; add more diamond glaze around the flowers, sprinkle glitter
this is how it looks when dry...
step 4; let it dry and place on card, add some die cuts from "Memory Box" - ribbons and sentiment from "Penny Black"
This card can be used vertically (top photo) or in a horizontal way (below)
For the 2nd card:
I used the "Floral Spray" stamp and "mica gloss - from Judikins" (which is a highly pigmented and Pearlescent metallic ink) on black glossy paper (technique explained in a future post) to create this incredible shiny background
and used the same flower with white embossing powder on acetate for the front
add some die cuts;
these were taken from the "merry Christmas tidings" die from Memory Box
To enter Lavinia's challenge, you need to use at least one Lavinia stamp and posted it at Lavinia's Challenge blog for the chance to win a £40.00 to spend at Lavinia's Online store....
and if you need some inspiration look at the gorgeous creations done by the whole team!
I have an exceptional request to make:
a friend of mine Claudine with "Les CREAS de Claudine" is requesting people to send to her very ill son - Anthony - some Christmas cards...
Apparently he loves the USA and would love to receive a special note from here (from any place too, of course)...
Claudine's original post is in French, as she lives in France (but you can translate it with "Google Translate") but she and her son would love to receive a special note for this Christmas to cheer him up a bit and make him smile. His last stay at the hospital did not go so well and he is in need to some support...so if you are interested in sending him a card contact me and I will give you her address...thanks in advance!
a fun announcement:
come again later on the day,
(Dec. 2nd) for a second post !!!...
I will be participating in a SPECIAL
Memory Box and Poppystamps
for the chance to WIN some DIES!!!
many things to share at the same :)
1- participate in Lavinia's Challenge
2- send a thoughtful card to our friend in need
3- come back later in the day for MB &PPS "Blog Hop", and leave me a comment on THAT post for the chance to win a die!
see you later...
Lavinia's stamps: Floral spray: Fairy Pods;