Friday, 2 October 2015

Razzle Dazzle Em!

It's time for the new challenge theme at Lavinia today,

For my first card I rubbed over my white card base with glycerin before sponging over red, yellow and pink inks, I don't know if you've ever tried it but it gets the inks moving a treat, the colours blend together beautifully. I used  the background script, ivy border was stamped onto the inked card that backs the sentiment and I finished the card off with the stunning Zen butterfly. I added stickles to the edges of my card and the butterfly wings and tiny crystals to the centres of my punched flowers.

For my second card I used the gorgeous Celtic Dreams butterfly die, cutting it 3 times to create the inlays of the wings which I stamped with the background script, the glittered green background and the white outlines, I added some gems to the body of the butterfly.

I'm using these cards for the following challenges:-
CFAS 111, Autumnal Hues,
CM78, Autumnal colours,
MSCB, Wings,
CIO, Glitter,
DCD235, Die cuts.

If you fancy joining in with the challenge you could end up with a £40 voucher to spend on more Lavinia stamps to add to your collection. All you need to do is get creative using Lavinia stamps or dies, you don't even have to have a blog to enter as we accept email entries.

Thanks for stopping by,


Aileen (mum) said...

Both these cards are beautiful but have to say I am really drawn to the first one. I have never heard of rubbing glycerine into the card first. I will have to look into this, cant image at all but it certainly worked a treat. The colours are brilliant.

Chris said...

Wow! Where are my sunglasses??? I'm definitely dazzled by this gorgeous card Julie! LOve the colours (will have to try this technique!) and the glittering dragonfly!
Your second card is beautiful too...clever die cutting!
Have a lovely weekend!

Zoe said...

These are so pretty Julie, I can't pick a favourite they are both so different but equally beautiful xx Zoe xx

Barb said...

Both are beautiful, loving your zen butterfly, wonderful design and color on both of your creations. Thanks for sharing with us at Crafting for all Seasons, hope to see you again. Barb

Lea Brawn said...

Two stunning cards x

Melissa Latchem said...

Two fantastic creations!!

Hellen Pearce said...

fab Julie - haven't tried the glycerin must have a go! x

Karen said...

Love both of these Julie, especially the first one as the colours are really stunning. Kx

Pauline Butcher said...

Two stunners Julie, the colours are fabulous, love them. Hugs P xxxxxx

Joyce Erb said...

Both cards are so lovely! I have used glycerine before but I have added it to reinker then applied. Will have to try it your way. That butterfly is stunning, love the overlay card too.

Gerda said...

What a beautiful cards!! Thanks for joining us at DCD this week!

Eileen said...

My favourite is the first card ... I loved it so led with it on the blog post! Not tried the trick with glycerine .. gonna give it a go!
Eileen xx

Mary Marin said...

Beautiful creation! Thank you for playing with us at Creative Moments