Monday, 24 February 2014

Lavinia Stamps - Blue and Lilac

Mushroom Houses

What am I like, nothing for over a year then two posts in one day. I was determined I would enter some challenges, and the cards were ready. I had forgotten how to upload images it has been so long, so it has been like pulling teeth to get this far.

I love these little mushroom houses. such fun to play with. I have to admit I cant remember which dye inks I used here, but I think they were distress inks together with my trusty brayer.

Anyway, it's a miracle I even got this far!

I would be interested to hear any comments you have about my two posts today.

Bye for now.

Love and Romance

Good evening my fellow bloggers. I am back! I know, such a long absence. My head just wasnt in the right place for crafting or blogging for quite some time due to personal reasons. but here I am, once again.

The card above was created for the Clarity Stamps February challenge, using a feaure stamp I purchased at a recent Clarity workshop at Chester with the lovely, and very talented, Maria Simms.

The quality of the image is poor. I hope you can see the detail of this gorgeous heart stamp. I have used Mountain Rose Adirondak dye ink and a Clarity Stencil to form the square frame, added a bit of depth with a Clarity honeycomb stencil. I stamped the lovely flower heart with black archival, then coloured in the detail with coloursoft pencils. the sentiment is stamped with Clarity word stamps. The whole image is stamped on one piece of card, including the pink border, then mounted on an 8 x 8" card blank.

I hopr you like it.

Bye for now. I think the dimmer is burning!