Saturday, 14 July 2012
A Box of Lavinia Loveliness
Hello blog visitors, hope you are all well. See the image above? The Paper Crafting event? It’s TWO weeks away. I hope you have the date in your diary, we are looking forward to seeing you. The weather may be miserable, but a day of crafting happiness & inspiration is not to be missed. And when you see the gorgeous goodies that Lisa has for you to buy. I had a sneak peek earlier this week & there are LOTS of new items, from stamps, to papers, to inks, to ribbons & much more. I’ve also seen the planned layout of Fant Hall & it’s looking great.
Team LBD are busy making samples & planning our demonstrations. Rosemary will be doing make & takes, I’m serving up various techniques with Distress inks & stains, with some Adirondack inks & paint dabbers on the side. Don’t forget we have Jenny Mayes of Hobby Art & Helen Meighan of Helidot joining us & of course, Lisa will be demoing too. There will be refreshments, including an assortment of delicious cakes – whether you have one or several is entirely up you. So, save up your pennies, raid your piggybanks & join us on July 28.
Lisa has been travelling the country demoing at various shows. Last week, she was at Art Stamps in Newbury & this weekend, she’s in Doncaster. She has sent me some photos of projects she has made using Lavinia Stamps, Stormy Sky distress ink & black Archival ink. This box is a beautiful example of monochromatic colouring; that one colour can be used to create such lovely shading is still a delight to me, especially as I’m so rubbish at it.
I love that there is a different scene on each side, I think the owl is my favourite, although the bats are a close second. You can see from the photo above that stamping with the same colour ink is also very effective; it blends with the background colour & the black over stamping helps the focal image to really pop.
Hope you like this project. I have a few more to show you, as well as a few sneak peeks of some of the samples for the crafting event. The one on July 28, remember? Thanks of visiting.
Until next time, keep crafting!