Friday, 28 February 2014

Lavinia Fayllin Fairy...

Good morning everyone,

Suzanne here with the first of my two posts for the Lavinia Stamps Fortnight.

I've used the Lavinia Fayllin Fairy stamp this week to create a card and a tag

First, the tag....


I began by cutting to size a Poppy Background Paper
Using Versafine Black Onyx, I stamped the Fayllin Fairy
and heat embossed it using WOW Clear Sparkle embossing powder
I cut a piece of copy paper to a mound shape and placed it over the fairy in order to create 
something for the fairy to stand on by
With a black fine liner pen, I drew some squiggly lines around the edge
and coloured them with a red Promarker pen.  Using a Versamark pen, I coloured over the red ink and heat embossed using WOW Clear Sparkle
I then attached the paper to a tag using Woodware Fingerlift Tape
and finished by adding some red dazzlers and ribbon
plus a red edge around the tag using the Promarker pen.

And for the card....

I started with a Lavinia Poppy Background Paper

Using Versafine Black Onyx, I stamped the Lavinia Fayllin Fairy and heat embossed it using
WOW Clear Sparkle embossing powder.

Using Distress Ink Pads in colours Weathered Wood and Black Soot
I used a Blending Tool to create some ground for the Fairy to stand on and heat embossed it with
WOW Clear Sparkle.

I also stamped a couple of Lavinia Poppy Pods and Weaving Ivy and heat embossed them too.

Using the Lavinia Weaving Ivy stamp and Distress Ink Pad Weathered Wood
I randomly stamped a background on to a Craftwork Card Blank.

I matted and layered my project using 
to produce the finished card.

Weaving Ivy    Poppy Pods   Poppy Background Papers     WS15 Clear Sparkle  VersaFine Ink pad - Onyx Black    
Cosmic Shimmer Dries Clear Acrylic Glue - 30ml      Woodware Fingerlift Tape - 6/12MM X 25M      Blending Tool for inks

Don't forget to leave a comment on each of the Lavinia Stamps blog posts to be entered into the giveaway.

Until next week... keep crafting


Thursday, 27 February 2014

More from Lavinia

Hi! It's Georgina with my regular Thursday post and the fourth post as part of the Lavinia Stamps Promotion. For more details about the promotion please see Kirsten's  blog post on Monday.

This is the first time I have used Lavinia stamps so I was very pleased with my first creation...

I started by stamping the large Fayllin fairy onto the Pink equinoxscene scapes with a Onyx Black Versafine ink pad. I then stamped the smaller Mia fairy stamp along the ground. To get the lighter black Mia image I stamped the stamp again after the first stamping but without re-inking the stamp.

I then stamped the Weaving ivy stamp around the top of the background as shown below.

I then cut the stamped image into three pieces. 

I mounted the pieces, in order, onto black and then silver card. To finish I added glitter to sections of the stamped images.

 Pink Equinox Scene Scapes   VersaFine Ink pad - Onyx Black    Mia   Weaving Ivy 

Wednesday, 26 February 2014

My Lavinia Inspiration Piece......

Morning All,
Well this is the third day of our two week promotion of Lavinia Stamps and our giveaway and the design team have been working hard on inspiration for you all......
I thought I would show you today a piece of wall art that I created for Tracey Dutton of Lavinia Stamps for this years NEC Trade show in Birmingham a few weeks ago.
All of the Lavinia Zentangle Stamps that I used are due in very soon and will be on the website soon too.....
So here goes, have a look and see what you think........
I really enjoyed making this piece...... 
A closer look at the details. I spent hours adding little touches....

A closer look at the wording and embossed frame....

And the gorgeous Zentangle Flowers, I love these......

And at the top of the frame.....

Remember all you have to do is leave a comment on each Lavinia post from 24th February to 9th March and you could be the lucky winner.......
I will be back with more inspiration soon.......
Hugs Lisa.B.xx

Tuesday, 25 February 2014

Believe in Fairies

Happy Tuesday blog visitors, Kirsten here.

Welcome to the second day of the Lavinia Stamps promotion. Apart from when I’ve used the stamps in Lisa’s classes, Lavinia stamps are new to me & I‘m enjoying creating with them.
The most important thing I’ve learnt is that the correct stamping ink is vital.  I automatically used black archival ink when I began, but I quickly realised it’s not suitable. Here’s a test sheet I made & you can see the difference immediately.

Most of the Archival ink remained on the stamp & while the Memento ink was slightly better, the Versafine image was perfect.

Handy hint; if you don't get a perfect image first time & you've stamped on one of the scenescapes or background papers, don't throw it away. Fill in the colour with a waterproof black pen instead. I've tried a Promarker, a Spectrum Noir & a PITT artist's pen, they've all worked perfectly.
After that I used Versafine Onyx Black & it is much better. It has a heavy oil content, so make sure you dry it thoroughly with your heat tool. The Lavinia patterned papers & scene-scapes are excellent quality & very smooth, so you will achieve a great result with your stamping.
This is the Poppy background paper & I kept the card very simple, stamping the Poppy Pod stamps firstly with Versafine & again with Versamark, covering with white embossing powder & heat setting. I was going to stamp the word on a separate piece of card, but I decided it looked better on the background paper. Before adding the organza ribbon I went around the edges with Forest Moss distress ink.
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This is the fairy Shaylee on the Midnight Haze scene-scape. Again I stamped her with Onyx Black Versafine & dried thoroughly. Her wing was stamped with black Archival & covered with
Clear Sparkle EP & heat set, (the wing is very detailed so I didn’t want to risk it smudging if I used Versafine).
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I stamped the poppy pods with Chipped Sapphire distress ink, then with Versafine. The flourish around the top is the Indigo Blu Vintage Flourish Dinkie stamp. I stamped the IndigoBlu dragonfly onto a scrap of white card with black Archival, cut it out & covered the wings with Stardust stickles. I finished with Patina & Stardust stickles  & matted both cards onto green & blue pearlescent card stock.

 Shaylee    Poppy Pods   Believe           Midnight Haze Scene Scapes    Poppy Background Papers    Indigo Blu Discover your Passion Rubber Stamp     Pastel Mixed Double Sided Premium Pearlescent Card       Vintage Flourish Dinkie
Glitter Glue - Stardust   WS15 Clear Sparkle   VersaFine Ink pad - Onyx Black    
Thanks for looking. Don’t forget to leave a comment on all of the Lavinia Stamps promotion blog posts to be in with a chance of winning the GIVEAWAY. And of course, you can see everything that's currently available in the Lavinia Stamps range on the website.

For extra inspiration visit the Lavinia Stamps Pinterest board;
Until next time, happy crafting.

PS The blog challenge will end on Friday night & if you're still thinking about taking part, have a look at this blog post by Lisa from last Saturday;

Monday, 24 February 2014

Lavinia Stamps Promotion and a Giveaway

Hello blog visitors, Kirsten here.

Welcome to the first of regular promotions on the blog.
 Each promotion will run for a fortnight & will usually begin on the Monday after Lisa’s workshops in Maidstone, but we’ve decided to start now to coincide with the addition of
Lavinia Stamps to the website.
Lisa & the design team will be featuring projects we’ve made with the stamps & papers over the next two weeks & to celebrate the promotion, one of you will win the prize below.
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 All you have to do is comment on EACH Lavinia Stamps post between now & March 9. Every comment will be assigned a number, so for example, if you’re the first commenter on post one, you’ll be number 1 & if you’re the tenth commenter on post two, you’ll also be number 10 & so on. At the end of the promotion the winner will be chosen by a random number generator & will be announced the following day.

You will then have one week to contact Lisa with your address details.... Easy!

**Entries are restricted to UK residents only.** 
 We hope you’ll be inspired by the projects we’re featuring in the next two weeks, we’ve certainly enjoyed making them.

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Shaylee   Pink Equinox Scene Scapes    Mini pack of Birds and Branches    Liquid Pearls - Silver   Liquid Pearls - Opal White   WS15 Clear Sparkle  
VersaFine Ink pad - Onyx Black      Pastel Mixed Double Sided Premium Pearlescent Card   

For more inspiration visit the Lavinia Stamps Pinterest boards;

Don’t forget; you must comment on every post & if you’d like to share the promotion on your blog, Facebook page & other social media please feel free to do so.
I shall be back tomorrow with my regular Tuesday post.

Until then, happy crafting.