Monday, 24 June 2013

Bright and Beautiful

Hi Everyone

Apologies for the absence but I have been unable to blog due to a technical hitch which only affected my computer!!  Something had to be deleted and hey presto I am back again.  Have also been on holiday to Italy.  Visited Turin, Florence, Bologna and Parma.  Even managed to be there when they had a mild earthquake.  It was so hot there; started off around 30 degrees and soon advanced to 42 degrees.  I bet you will be surprised to know I am pleased to be back enjoying 18 degrees!

So here is a card I made a few weeks ago.

This was inspired by my best mate Eileen; her beautiful work can be seen here.

For the background I used two of Ryn's stamps, they are wonderful to use and when used appear so lifelike they are amazing.  I used Distress Inks for the background and pan pastels for the flowers.  Using a white Posca pen to highlight the flowers (and water droplets) is very effective.

Hope you enjoy the week and fingers crossed I will be back soon. Kx

Saturday, 1 June 2013

Lavinia Stamps Challenge - Lovely Lavender

Hi Everyone and it is that time of month again.  Yes the fantastic challenge over at Lavinia Stamps Challenge Blog

This month the Challenge is "Lovely Lavender"  Here is my example:

For this card I used a patterned paper to give me a slightly textured background.  I stamped on top with the main image - Fairy Wish.  I used Willow for the top of the image with lavender and Vine at the bottom.  I highlighted the flowers on the stem with a white posca pen.  To give the image a bit of a lift I did a bit of layering then added random stars around the edge of the base card.

I hope you join in the Challenge as there is the fantastic prize of £40 worth of the wonderful Lavinia Stamps - go on ... you know you want to! Kx