Wednesday, 2 November 2016

Let It Snow

Can you believe that it's November already? That means that the new Lavinia challenge has begun and the theme for this month is 




Something a bit different from me, I haven't had my Brusho's out in ages so thought I'd have a bit of a play. 
First of all I flicked Masking fluid over my paper and left it to dry. I then stamped the Spring trees in Versamark, slightly moved my stamp and then inked and stamped it again with black Versafine, before adding clear embossing powder and heat embossing. I then stamped  the moon, masking the areas that I didn't want to add the brushos to. I added a little Purple, Turquoise and Ultramarine into separate areas of my mixing pallet then sprayed a little water into each one. At first I brushed the diluted colours randomly over the sky then sprinkled a little extra powder to add a bit of depth that I felt it needed. When the card was dry I rubbed off the masking fluid, this gives the look of lightly falling snow. 



I mounted the focal panel onto navy card, tied some bakers twine before mounting it onto my folded card.



For my second card I again flicked masking fluid over my card then stamped Zen Snowflakes randomly over my backround before using clear embosing powder and heat embossing. I then used the leftover mixed brusho , watering it down slightly and brushing it over my card. I then again gave a good sprinkle of the powders and heat dried the card. 


After removing the masking fluid I once again randomly stamped the Zen snowflakes using the Versafine, I was going to use white embossing powder over them but when I was looking through my box, (I hardly ever use embossing powder) I discovered a powder called snowflake, when heat embossed it gives a lovely white/silver/holographic  glittery effect. I stamped my words onto white card, matted it onto navy card and added it to my matted focal panel.
I love the dimention that has been achieved using the different techniques here.




I'm using these cards for the following challenges:-
SR352, Glitter,
HJC84, Trees,
Unicorn 15, Snowflakes,
Merry Christmas 5, Anything goes Christmas,
CCC46, Anything goes,
FSC116, Trees,
We love 2 create 22, Anything mixed media goes.
If you fancy being in with the chance of winning a 
£40 Lavinia voucher
all you need to do is ink up your Lavinia stamps and join us in the challenge.
Thanks for stopping by,
Julie.x

Friday, 28 October 2016

Pop It Up!

The challenge theme this week at Southern Girls is
So I sorted out the foam pads as I waited for my image to print on the white card and green design paper. 
SHOCK HORROR!!!!
apparently I  am out of ink! There was nothing I could do except get creative and go with it.
I used the image Butterfly Hat by the sponsors this time, Julia Spiri.





I'm using this card for the following challenges:-

Polkadoodles 43, Anything goes,
Simply Papercraft 39, anything goes,
Crafty Girls Creations 28, Anything goes.

Thanks for stopping by,
Julie.x


Sunday, 2 October 2016

Blue's and Purple

A new month and a new challenge theme for Lavinia!
This month the theme is
Blues and Purple.


My purples are slightly subdued but they're there honest, just blended well with my blues.
 Have you noticed the moon? isn't it wonderful, you can find it here with all of the gorgeous new stamps from the latest release.
The stamps I've used here are my all time favourite




The additional stamps that I used in my second card are Meadow Grass, Willow and Spring Trees, and Mooch

I'm using these cards for the following challenges:-
Fantasy Crafters 3, Anything goes,


Thanks for stopping by,
Julie.x


Wednesday, 28 September 2016

Pretty In Pastel With The Southern Girls.




It's time for a new theme with Lou's team over at Southern Girls today and the theme this time is
My lovely image is Fairy Freya and she is by 
the sponsor this time is 
I coloured her using Copics adding definition to my colouring using Polychromos. I finished off my card with hand cut bunting, not done this for a while
 but it does make me happy!


I'm using this card for the following challenges:-
Create and make 4, Anything goes, die,
Unicorn 13, Birthday,
Incy Wincy, Things that fly.

Thanks for stopping by,
Julie.x

Wednesday, 14 September 2016

A New Stamp Release At Lavinia



It's an exciting day at Lavinia, the talented Tracey is definitely spoiling us all with a whole new range of amazing stamps!


I used distress inks to add colour and added some doodling.




For my second card I used the House stamp set again, Eden , Flutterby and the Sacred Tree from the new stamp range. My favourite ever Background Script stamp.




I teamed up my new stamps with Midnight Meandering  for my final card as I think that Eden needed a furry friend to stroke.

I'm using these cards for the following challenges:-
CGC89, Freestyle,
FBD September, Animals,
Stampavie 269, Fairy,
Ikesworld 72, Things that fly,

Thanks for stopping by,
Julie.x



Thursday, 1 September 2016

Autumn Colours At Lavinia



It's time for a new Lavinia challenge and this month the theme is 
Autumn Colours



For my first card I used Hill border thin lines for my fence, and stamped a selection of Trees onto my inked background.I then balanced the cats Mimsy and Mooch onto my wall to watch the ducks flying overhead.

For my second card I masked the oval and used my favourite and oh so useful Background Script, I used trees and Mooch as with my first card and hung Willow to frame the scene.
We hope that you will join us for the challenge this time,it's really worth inking up your Lavinia stamps to be in with a chance of winning a £40 voucher to spend in the shop. No blog is necessary! 



I'm using this card for the following challenges:-
CBD, Anything goes,
LRW357, Get inky,
MM&M, Natures beauty.


Thanks for stopping by,
Julie.x

Wednesday, 31 August 2016

Anything Goes With The Southern Girls!




It's time for a new challenge at, Southern Girl's and the 

theme this time is


As usual there are some great sponsors this month, check 

out the challenge blog for full details.

If anyone fancies sharing some tips on photographing a 

layout, I'd be very pleased, 

it's something I always struggle with!




I'm using this layout for the following challenges:-

CGC87, Anything goes,
IDCB101, Anything goes,
TT309, CAS.


Thanks for stopping by,
Julie.x