Tuesday 5 March 2013

There is a new Challenge Blog at Lavinia Stamps

Evening Everyone,
Hasn't it been another lovely bright and sunny day.
At least it has been here in Surrey, no doubt that will mean rain tomorrow, I'm not sure that we Brits can cope with more than two sunny days in a row lol.
Why is it that work seems so much longer after a couple of days off. Of course it may also have had something to do with the fact that at 9 o'clock last night I suddenly remembered that my work uniform was still in the wash and I had to stay up till it was finished!!
One of the stands that I visited at the show on Saturday was Lavinia Stamps.
I have owned several of their stunning fantasy style stamps for a while, but as I don't teach classes using them they are neglected when it comes to playtime.
All that changed on Saturday when I discovered that they have started a new Challenge Blog  where this month the challenge is Anything Goes.
Of course I had added a couple more floral stamps to my stash, and so I decided that I needed to play with them and enter the challenge.
I have used my Distress Markers here which work so perfectly when painted directly onto the polymer stamps, no 'puddling' like you get with ordinary markers or dye based ink pads.
They also remain wet enough when stamped to enable you to emboss the image as I have done here.
I cut the central panel by hand and layered it over Nestie Floral Ovals. I added Peeled Paint Distress ink to the frame as well as some tiny gems. I also added some 'shrivelled ribbon', faux stitching and tiny dots.
I took my colours from the challenge over at Dynamic Duos where they are looking for Dark Green and Yellow.
I would also like to enter this into the challenge at Make My Monday where they are looking for projects Inspired by Nature.
They are also looking for Lots of Flowers at Forever Friends.
Oh dear, it has got very late again, better get to bed.
Thanks for stopping by.
Hugs Kimx


  1. Wow, Kim - what a gorgeous card! Those flowers are so delicate. Glad to have you join us at Dynamic Duos this week :o)

  2. This is a very beautiful card, Kim. I love the design, the colours you've chosen and the way you've inked to the stamp. Fab work!
    Good luck in our first challenge.
    Barbara x

  3. Hi Kim - stunning card, love the colours. Thanks for entering the first Lavinia Stamps Challenge and good luck. Kx

  4. Super card Kim .. very pretty and gorgeous design.. thanks for entering the Lavinia stamps challenge
    Eileen xx

  5. Absolutely stunningly breathtaking, Kim! LOVE the beautiful use of color and I adore these stamps! Must save up! ;) Thanks for joining us at MMM! :)

  6. Stunning card, love the colours. Thank you for joining in the Forever Friends Monthly Challenge. Donna x

  7. Fabulous use of green and yellow, love the bit of bling.

  8. Fabulous card, love the colours and the die cut aperture.

    Sylv xx

  9. sooo so pretty... love the colours

  10. Gorgeous colours and layout. Love it.


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