Sunday, 1 September 2013

Lavinia stamps, Challenge 7 - Add a Flower, DT samples using Distress inks & Distress Stains,

Hi there,
 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.

There is a Facebook group too, please visit and like Lavinia Stamps Facebook

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


  1. So much to comment on Pauline! Love the colours and all the sparkle in the tag, love the little lilies in the the second card, and your fab zip flower in the last... phew, you have been working hard! :) Great set of DT cards. xxxx

  2. So much to comment on Pauline! Love the colours and all the sparkle in the tag, love the little lilies in the the second card, and your fab zip flower in the last... phew, you have been working hard! :) Great set of DT cards. xxxx

  3. Beautiful card and tag Pauline, love them all, especially the dancing fairies. Kx

  4. A veritable feast for the eyes Pauline, each and every one so different and unique, wonderful colours and textures, have to say "the dancing fairies is my fave" just love those colours and the atmosphere created is wonderful! But love them all xxx

  5. WOW what a wonderful collection. Love the beautiful flower card and your tag is awesome designed, love the excellent color combination. The dancing fairies are today my favorit. The scenery is breathtaking!
    I'm glad to found your beautiful blog, now you have a new follower and I'm glad if you visit me too:-)
    Nece sunday,
    hugs Anja

    1. Thank you so much for following me Anja, and for your lovely comment. If you leave me your blog details, I can visit you too. Hugs P xxx

  6. These cards are absolutely stunning! I am in envy of your skill!

  7. Fab fab fab!!!!!!!! Pauline lots of huggles Sue xx

  8. O wow these are very beautiful cards xxx

  9. I love them all Pauline xx Jan

  10. WOW!!!!!!!!!! These are awesome my favourite is the dancing fairies one I just love the pond you created.

    Linda xxx

  11. WOW!! PERFECT!
    These are all so stunning, great techniques, colours and embellishments, gorgeous. x

  12. 3 so very different projects and so much to take in - all 3 are fabulous, but love the dancing fairies one best too,

  13. All three cards are gorgeous!!!!!! Really love all your techniques!!!

  14. Absolutely fabulous....that 'fairy' card is amazing. I don't know how you have the patience to do something like this, I would never be able to do it ;-)

  15. Wow wow wow what amazing beautifully designed creations you are showing us Pauline, each one so beautiful, the fairy card is incredible Fantastic job xxxx

  16. These are fab Pauline, lovin' the fairies dancing in the moonlight!x

  17. You have been busy Pauline and they are all stunning, the tag is my favourite.

    Joan x

    Crafty bloggers Network DT.

  18. Oh my word, they are all absolutely stunning

  19. Your Lavinia stamps work... like all your other work is just .... wonderful!
    E xxx

  20. Wow what a stunning collection!!! Love the fairy one its my favourite but the tag and the flower card I love just a tad less than the fairies xxx

  21. Wow absolutely stunning, I love them all but thise fairies are sooo gorgeous. So very enchanting, great colors xx