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Tuesday, 2 June 2015

June Lavinia Stamps Challenge - Any Colour

Hi Everyone and welcome to my new followers.  I really appreciate your support.

First of all a big well done to Clare, a very worthy winner in the May Lavinia Stamps Challenge.

This month's Challenge is Any Colour so come on everyone get your stamps out and enter.  We had a record number of entries in May so let's see if we can get even more in June.  Remember there is a huge prize of £40 worth of Lavinia Stamps.

My samples for this month:


This is a canvas sheet which I have mounted on to card.  I used the bleeding tissue technique in green and orange and stencilled in yellow.  The Lavinia Stamps I have used the beautiful fairy "Sky" and for the border I used Zen leaves and the sentiment is Have a Fairy Happy Birthday.

 

 
For my second sample I have used very watered down distress inks for the background on watercolour paper having previously put some gesso in the middle for extra texture.  This technique was shown to me by my best mate Eileen Godwin.  The Lavinia Stamp I used for this one was Zen thistle.  I added some Treasure Gold but this does not show up very well.
 
Hope you like my makes and join the challenge this month.  Thanks for looking.  Kx

5 comments:

Zoe said...

These are fabulous Karen, love the techniques you've used xx Zoe xx

Barbara said...

I love both of these creations, Karen....great design and techniques used xx

Eileen said...

I think these canvases are some of your best work to date ... love the colours and the designs are fab. I have put them on the Lavinia FB page with links to your blog here . Nice one matey E xxx

Wendy McCarthy said...

I love your fairy sitting on the bleeding tissue hills, fab piece!! Thistles look great on the gessoed card too! Xx

pam said...

Two Beautiful projects Karen, amazing textures..colours and stamping.
Pam x