Thursday, 2 April 2015

Lavinia Stamps, Distress Inks, Stickles, Liquid Pearls,, Gesso, Luminarte Silks, Treasure Gold gilding wax & Versafine Ink.

Hi there,

It's the start of yet another Month, April is good, it has my Birthday in it, lol, more crafty stash for me !!!!!
It's also see the start of another Lavinia Stamps Challenge, the theme for April is 'Lemon and Lime', this was quite a challenge for me too, you know how I  like to use loads of colour in my work, lol, so I really enjoyed making these 2 samples.

 6" x 6" card, stamps used are........
 Field GrassVine, and one of the brand new Hare stamps, which will be on the website soon, or you can buy them at Alexander Palace on the 11th & 12th April.

I used Distress inks for the background, also for the vine and the grass. I stamped the Hare using  Black Versafine ink, and then used yellow, green and stardust Stickles to give it some dimension and sparkle.

My 2nd project is a 5" x 5" frame with a small canvas in the middle,
Stamps used were.......

I used white Gesso to prime both the frame and the canvas, once it was dry using Luminarte Silks in Lime and Lemon, with a paint brush I painted a cross hatch design onto the canvas, layering it up in places to give a deeper colour. I them stamped all the Dandelions and the bee in Black Versafine ink, using stickles and Liquid pearls to paint them with.
I stamped the sentiments onto the frame in Black Versafine ink too, and the stars in yellow Versafine ink, and of course some stickles, a gold pen and some Treasure Gold gilding wax.

Why don't you create something, using lavinia Stamps and enter the Challenge for  chance to wing a whopping £40 to spend in the Lavinia Shop, we also accept Email entries too, all details HERE.

Thank you for visiting my little blog,

Hugs Pauline xxxxxx


  1. Wow, love these. The colours are so different for you but like the way you have used them. The card is Fab and the canvas gorgeous, clean and simple. xxx

  2. I love both projects Pauline. The first reminds me of Watership Down!?. Great colours to work with even though you were out of your comfort zone using them, you achieved beautiful results.
    Amy x

  3. These are gorgeous Pauline! Love the backgrounds.
    Linda xxx

  4. These are absolutely fabulous Pauline x

  5. Well my friend fabulous as always, the hare is great xx Zoe xx

  6. Beautiful card. Definitely need the Hare stamp. I have a friend who loves hares, so this would make a fab card for her. Loving the dandelion canvas too. Creative Blessings, Tracy x

  7. These are so fresh Pauline. Lovely colour combo here. The canvas is brill xx

  8. These are fantastic Pauline, as usual, especially loving the canvas. Kx

  9. Both gorgeous makes Pauline,