Saturday, 1 February 2014


Boy, the first of the month soon creeps up on you! 
And the first of the month means it's time for a new challenge theme at Lavinia Stamps. There were lots of entries last month, it seems that there are many crafters who love to create using Lavinia stamps but don't have blogs and the new option of being able to email challenge entries was very popular!

The requirements for this month are:-
I did a bit of resist stamping, stamping the wings in clear Versamark and embossing with clear embossing powder before masking and inking my background using little make-up sponges. I then stamped the wings again using a purple colour ink, moving the stamp slightly to the side and down to give the effect of a shadow. I then just used a selection of stamps, inks and stickles to frame the image before adding a computer generated greeting.

 I'm using this card for the following challenges:-
CC216, Anything goes,
SACC42, Anything goes,
CFAS69, For the girls,
CM35, Add sparkle,
Simon Says, Twine,
DOCB70, Fantasy,
MIM176, Anything goes.

During the month of February there will be an extra chance of winning a prize with Lavinia, anyone can enter and you do not have to enter the monthly challenge though we would love it if you did, just leave a comment on this months Challenge blog post to be in with the chance of winning a £20 voucher to spend on 

Thanks for stopping by,


Karen Clare said...

Morning Julie,
What a cool idea to give the shadow on this design, it's lovely.
Have a lovely weekend
Karen xx

Zoe said...

This is beautiful Julie, the scene you've created in the background is stunning and suits the little wings on a washing line brilliantly, I love the idea of the shadow stamping with the wings, I love your other creation on the L blog too xx Zoe xx

Chris said...

That's just beautiful, Julie! So delicate and ethereal! Exactly the right amount of detail too, I think your designs are so lovely because you know when to stop!

Wendy McCarthy said...

Beautiful! I've the layered hills and the washing line in white. Xx

Karen said...

Really lovely Julie, just beautiful. Kx

Stamping With Bibiana said...

this is one of my favorite stamps, so pretty in your card
hugs bibiana

coops said...

wow so stunning julie.really beautiful scene and colours :D

xx coops xx

Chrissy said...

How totally adorable Julie..little Fairy wings on a clothes cute and beautifully done.
Thanks for sharing with us at Make it Monday..


Hellen said...

love the colours Julie and the shadow stamping is so effective - love it! x

Pop's Cards said...

Hi sweetie, wow such an amazing creation hugs Pops x x x

Susan said...

Just beautiful Julie - the colours are lovely.....and I'm almost tempted to purchase the stamp xx

Barbara said...

Absolutely all the different shades you've managed to get here...such a lovely scene xx

Eileen said...

Julie... you always nail it with your challenge samples... I love your work .. Thank you so much for being on our team . E xxx

Jingle said...

THis is beautiful! Such fabulous inking! Thanks so much for playing along with us over at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!

alex said...

Stunning, a real work of art, thank you for joining us at Creative Moments
Alex x

Elfies-Bastelstube said...

STunning Card. Love your Creation
Thank you for joining us at Crafting for all Seasons.
Hugs Elfie

Bianca said...

You have made such a pritty card! Thank you for joining us at Crafting for all Seasons. xx Bianca

Sheena Brooks said...

Fantastic job with the sponging for your background! Thanks for joining us this week at the Sister Act Card Challenge! Hope to see you again next week! Sheena B.

PaperDaisies said...

What a gorgeous card. Love how you have created that scene. Thank you for joining us over at Crafty Catz. Hugs Nina

JenniferD said...

Wow wow wow! Awesome! And my favorite colours too! Love all those Gorgeous layers. Thanks for joining us at Deep Ocean.