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.

Lavinia 6

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.

Lavinia 7

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.

Lavinia 8

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.

Lavinia 9

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!


  1. Hi Kirsten, I have just been to Doncaster where Lisa gave me her Blog address. I have watched Lisa do a christmas card this morning with penguins on it, I have bought the lot as I loved it so much. I have just seen your Lavinia Box and it is absolutely GORGEOUS, I am biased with Lavinia stamps because I love them all, (and practically own them all too ha ha). You have done a wonderful job, the box is stunning. Lots of love from Patricia xx

  2. WOW this is stunning love the fairys. Caroline xxx


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