It's the beginning of a new month, and time for a new Lavinia Stamps Challenge, the theme for December is 'Add some Flowers'. My first card is a Christmas card, the stamps I've used are......
I coloured the background using Tumbled Glass, Salty Ocean and Chipped Sapphire Distress inks over a moon mask, I did'nt exactly blend the colours, because I wanted it to look moody, I more dabbed them, then removed the mask and carefully added little smudges of ink over the moon, I then added a very small touch of Festive berries to co-ordinate with the red mat. I used Tumbled Glass for the snow, just to give the picture a bit of depth. I stamped the sleigh and the Trees using Chipped Sapphire. When the ink was dry, I used White glue for the tops of the snow drifts, sprinkled with Glitter, I then used blue, Red and Stardust Stickles for all the sparkle. I finished the card off with some Tim Holtz die cut Poinsettia flowers and some foliage.
The next card I have made for my Son and his Partner, who recently bought and moved into their own house. The stamps used on this were........
Home is Where..., Freya's House, Large Path, Tree's, Lavender, Zen Rose, Birds, and Slender Mushrooms.
Stamp the House first, then make a mask from a Post-it note and cover it and add a moon/sun mask before blending the background and the foreground with Distress inks, remove the masks, and colour in the house with Promarkers. Put the house mask back on, colour the inside of the Sun, then stamp the trees, the birds and the path. Remove the mask again and stamp the flowers. Carefully go round the house with a white pen, then add Stickles wherever you want them to add some colour.
I hope these cards have given you a touch of inspiration, and that you'll enter the December Challenge, please only use Lavinia Stamps for a chance to win £40 worth of Lavinia goodies, Email entries are also accepted if you haven't got a blog, all the details are HERE.
Thank you for visiting,
Hugs, Pauline xxxxx