It's the start of a new Challenge over at
The theme for September is, 'Add a Flower', you have the chance of winning a whopping £40 to spend in the Lavinia Shop..
Pop over and have a look at the DT inspiration, and start thinking about what you can create for your entry, below are my 3 projects.
1. A 6 1/2"x 3" Tag.
The background was created with Distress inks and Frantage, I stamped the words 'Dreams & Delights' and the 'Chinese Lanterns' in black Archival, onto a separate piece of card, coloured and cut out, Frantage was added to the words, and stickles to the Lanterns. I made a flower from some odd pieces of patterned paper, which I coloured to match.
2. An 8"x 8" card.
The background was made by splodging Distress Stains, and Distress Paints, and then spritzing with water and brushing it around. When it was dry, I went over with Distress inks, to make the detail.
I then stamped on to the background, the fairies 'Dancing till Dawn', the 'Willow' (upside down!!), and the 'Bullrushes', in Archival ink. The reflection was made using my Splodgeaway mat and Memento, Black Tuxedo.
After lightening the water with more Distress inks and water, I stamped the 'Lily pads' again in Archival, I then added some punched flowers to give a bit of dimension, Stickles, and a glitter pen was the finishing touch.
3. A 5"x 5" card.
This is a very simple technique, I stamped the words 'Fairy Words', in Versamark and heat embossed with clear powder, I then chose 2 Distress inks, and gently coloured from dark to light.
Again using the same 2 colours of inks, I stamped the 'Dandelions over the top and heat dried, and then added a ribbon and a flower.
All the stamps I have used are from Lavinia Stamps.
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I hope you like my 3 creations, and that it has inspired you to have a go at the Challenge yourselves, HERE.
Thank you for visiting, and also for your fab comments.
See you soon, hugs Pauline xxx