Thursday, September 10, 2020

Moments Like These {Lavinia World #35}

 


Hey everyone, it's time for Lavinia World Challenges #35! The theme is always anything goes using a stamped image and the winner will receive a $15 gift code to go shopping at Lavinia World, the largest US retailer of Lavinia stamps.


For today's project, I used the following products:



I also used the following dies: Sizzix (Oval Scallop), My Favorite Things (Fresh Cut Grass), and Impression Obsession (All-in-one Frames, Rectangles 2)

This project has quite a few layers and lots of fussy cutting. I think the extra fussy cutting was well worth the time it took to get in between various spaces on each image.  I stamped and fussy cut both the fairy focal point as well as the mushrooms behind her. This enabled me to adhere parts of the image and pop dot other parts of the same image, giving the entire project lots more dimension. I have to say the photo doesn't quite do the finished project justice.  Some of the mushroom heads, which are colored with colored pencils, are pop dotted and the wings are covered with Wink of Stella.  This gives them lots of sparkle when you move the card just right 😀.  Fairy Hugs glitter powder was added to the flowers for added color and sparkle as well.

The oval background was created using one of the new Lavinia stencils and Altenew dye inks. I then die cut it using an older Sizzix die. I added a piece of die cut grass at the bottom to ground everything and then finished the project with my frame.

Now it's your turn and I hope you'll join us.  You can either upload your newly created project to the Challenge Blog or you can join our Anything Lavinia Facebook group and upload your project there.  

If you upload into the Anything Lavinia album, your project must include something Lavinia (stamps, paper); if you upload to the Challenge Blog, anything goes as long as you have used a physical stamp on your project.  

You can share your projects with us on the Challenge BlogFacebookInstagram, and our Anything Lavinia Facebook group:

Anything Lavinia


Play in our Anything Lavinia Facebook Group
and/or our Lavinia World Challenge Blog

 Don't forget to include #laviniaworldstore on your projects and tag us at @laviniaworldstore so we can be sure to see and comment on your Lavinia projects!
Sign up to receive our Lavinia World Challenges and all the amazing inspiration from our Designers sent directly to your emails.

Please note that although we carry the full Lavinia range, we are not part of any other entity or Facebook group that carries Lavinia stamps. ONLY the cards posted to Lavinia World Challenges will be entered into the drawing for the Lavinia World prize.  Also note that the gift certificates are ONLY valid at the Lavinia World website.



Check out Lavinia World's 
YouTube Channel and their amazing video team! This wonderfully talented group creates how-to videos every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday (and sometimes more often). Be sure to SUBSCRIBE so you don't miss a single one!

You have until Monday, Sept 21 to enter in either Lavinia World Challenges or Anything Lavinia.  The winner will receive a very generous $15 gift code to do some shopping at Lavinia World.



Until next time..... 


Monday, August 31, 2020

Delights {DRU Insp}




Today I'm sharing another slimline card I created for the Dies R Us Inspiration team.  

Before we get started, there is one more day to apply for the DRU Inspiration DT Call that's going on now. All the details can be found HERE.

The following dies were used to create this slimline card:



This slimline card is a bit wider than the dies that I had, so I created my own based on the width of the Ocean Waves die.  I started out by die cutting the Palm Trees from black shimmery cardstock and then paper piecing the moon and the branches.  For the moon, I die cut a piece of double sided adhesive and covered it with Fairy Hugs (Bumblebee) glitter.




The Ocean Waves die is a layering die, so I die cut it from two different shades of blue. This is a rectangular shape and I wanted a curve at the top, so eyeballed it and cut it with scissors. I also wanted sparkle underneath, so using the die cut as a template, I cut a piece of double sided adhesive, adhering one side to a piece of cardstock and adding Fairy Hugs (Arctic) glitter to the other side. I then adhered the die cut waves on top.



I stamped and fussy cut out several fairies from the Lavinia stamp Three Dancing Fairies. I also stamped the dolphin onto grey cardstock and fussy cut him out. (Any of these dolphin dies would also work.) Spinner (the dolphin) is a Fairy Hugs stamp and I nestled his tail between the waves.


For the sentiment, I wanted a belly band sort of look. My sentiment is half of a stamped image called Dreams and Delights and by masking the "Dreams" part, I was able to stamp the part I wanted onto the belly band. It looks like I really messed up my stamping, but the stamp actually was designed this way. 😁 I heat embossed it using Hero Arts White embossing powder.


I hope you've enjoyed today's project.  Here is one final look:



Head back to the Dies R Us Blog tomorrow for more fabulous inspiration from the DRU Inspiration design team.

Don't forget to come join in the fun at the Dies R Us Challenge Blog.  There's a new challenge theme offered on the 1st and 15th of each month and one lucky randomly drawn winner will receive a $10 gift certificate to the Dies R Us Store.  For your convenience, all the important Dies R Us links are provided below.

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Thanks so much for stopping by.



 

Thursday, August 27, 2020

Christopher's Log {Lavinia World #34}

 


Hey everyone, it's Thursday and that means it's time for the new Lavinia World Challenges #34! The theme is always anything goes using a stamped image and the winner will receive a $15 gift code to go shopping at Lavinia World, the largest US retailer of Lavinia stamps.

For today's square card, I used the following products:


I started out a little differently than I normally do in that I die cut my Fairy Scapes papers first using a Sue Wilson Designs die (Italian Collection - Umbria).  Although the colors on the paper are lovely, I wanted to change it around just a bit.  I started off by adding just a little Hero Arts Unicorn white pigment ink over the entire surface to lighten everything up a bit more.  Then for the moon, I added quite a bit of yellow ink to make it look more like a sun instead of a moon 😏.

Next up, I began stamping my scene, starting with the Seasonal Tree.  ALl the images were stamped with various colors of VersaFine Clair.  The tree was stamped with Fallen Leaves. Next came the smaller of the Logs, which was stamped with Acorn.  Morning Mist was used to stamp the smaller log a second time as well as the Flutterbies.  I also stamped the small bunny with Morning Mist, then moved my paper slightly and stamped him again in Nocturne.  This gave him a nice shadow.  Finally, Christopher was stamped with Verdant green.  He didn't show up as well as I would have liked, so I stamped him again using the white Unicorn ink to lighten up that area.  Once the Hero Arts ink was dry, I moved the paper just a hair and stamped the caterpillar again with the Verdant ink. Not only does it make him show up better, it also gives him a nice shadow effect.  I came back with a white gel pen and added shadows to the other stamped images as well.  A touch of Pixie Dust glitter was added to the wings of the Flutterbies as a finishing touch.

I used a Tonic Studios die (Beautiful Bramble Square) to die cut the mat for my scene and then adhered all this onto my card base.

Now it's your turn and I hope you'll join us.  You can either upload your newly created project to the Challenge Blog or you can join our Anything Lavinia Facebook group and upload your project there.  

If you upload into the Anything Lavinia album, your project must include something Lavinia (stamps, paper); if you upload to the Challenge Blog, anything goes as long as you have used a physical stamp on your project.  

You can share your projects with us on the Challenge BlogFacebookInstagram, and our Anything Lavinia Facebook group:

Anything Lavinia


Play in our Anything Lavinia Facebook Group
and/or our Lavinia World Challenge Blog

 Don't forget to include #laviniaworldstore on your projects and tag us at @laviniaworldstore so we can be sure to see and comment on your Lavinia projects!
Sign up to receive our Lavinia World Challenges and all the amazing inspiration from our Designers sent directly to your emails.

Please note that although we carry the full Lavinia range, we are not part of any other entity or Facebook group that carries Lavinia stamps. ONLY the cards posted to Lavinia World Challenges will be entered into the drawing for the Lavinia World prize.  Also note that the gift certificates are ONLY valid at the Lavinia World website.



Check out Lavinia World's 
YouTube Channel and their amazing video team! This wonderfully talented group creates how-to videos every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday (and sometimes more often). Be sure to SUBSCRIBE so you don't miss a single one!

You have until Monday, Sept 7 to enter in either Lavinia World Challenges or Anything Lavinia.  The winner will receive a very generous $15 gift code to do some shopping at Lavinia World.



Until next time..... 

Monday, August 24, 2020

Luna and Moon Fairy {DRU Insp}




Today I'm sharing a slimline card I created for the Dies R Us Inspiration team.  I love making these long, slim cards. 😀


But before we get started, I wanted to share that the DRU Inspiration team is having a DT Call. All the details about this call can be found here.



Now for more about today's project. The following dies were used to create this slimline card:

Memory Box: Big Splash Border 
(Any of these wave dies would work but this Frantic Stamper die or this Joy! Craft die are the most similar.)


I started out with white cardstock and die cut my slimline focal point.  Then I die cut the waves border and adhered it to the cardstock, making sure to not adhere the actual curly cue waves.  VersaFine Clair inks were used to create my background.  Next I die cut the mini sea shells and the sea birds to get ready to add them to my scene.  



I stamped the Moon Fairy by Lavinia stamps in the upper right hand corner of the card. Since the moon portion of the stamp is open, I added white paint within the border of the moon and once that was dry, I added yellow marker.  I also added white paint to the large stars on the stamped image.



I stamped Luna, the whale (a Fairy Hugs stamp) onto a piece of white cardstock and fussy cut her out so I could position her under the ocean waves and looking up at the moon.  (This Poppystamps die would also work well.)  The Berry Wreath stamp (also by Lavinia) and more VersaFine Clair ink was used to stamp on the ocean floor.


I wasn't quite happy with everything and decided I needed a few more stars in the sky.  I reached for the Stars Miniature stamp from Lavinia and stamped them with Hero Arts Unicorn pigment ink. 

I adhered my focal piece onto a purple layer and then to the black card base.

One final look at today's project:



I hope you've enjoyed today's project.  Head back to the Dies R Us Blog tomorrow for more fabulous inspiration from the DRU Inspiration design team.


Don't forget to come join in the fun at the Dies R Us Challenge Blog.  There's a new challenge theme offered on the 1st and 15th of each month and one lucky randomly drawn winner will receive a $10 gift certificate to the Dies R Us Store.  For your convenience, all the important Dies R Us links are provided below.

click below for:




Thanks so much for stopping by.



Thursday, August 13, 2020

Eden {Lavinia World #33}



It's Thursday and time for a new Lavinia World Challenges #33.  The theme is always anything goes and the winner will receive a generous gift card to go shopping at Lavinia World.

I used the following products for this card:


I also have a 🧚 🧚 🧚 SNEAK PEEK🧚 🧚 🧚  that I'm sharing with you today.  Fairy Hugs is coming out with a brand new Raven Black pigment ink pad and I was fortunate enough to try it out!  I absolutely LOVE 😍 this new ink pad.  You get clear, crisp silhouette images on the first stamping.  No need to stamp it two or three times to get your image completely covered! Both Pipin and Eden were stamped with this new ink pad and, as you can see, perfect coverage the first time I stamped it!  I plan to do a comparison video between this new Fairy Hugs Raven black ink and VersaFine Clair Nocturne as soon as the new ink pads are available.  So stay tuned for that as well.

This was actually a very quick card to put together since I used the SceneScapes pre-printed cardstock and the new Fairy Hugs Raven Black ink.   Once Eden and Pipin were stamped, I then die cut the focal point out using the Poppystamps die.

I added some color to Eden's hair and wings using the Gelly Roll pins. I also added a few accents to Pipin.  Next, I added the Fairy Hugs Glitter Powder to the berries and leaves on the die cut. Here's a close up of her hair and wings (and you can see what great coverage this new ink pad has!).


I decided not to create an easel card, so I cut off the portion of the base card that I wanted.  I wanted to duplicate the focal point with a solid color, so I picked up the pinks from the printed cardstock and die cut some pink cardstock.  I offset this solid layer with the stamped layer.

For the sentiment, I used two more dies from the set and the lower part of the Scenescape paper.   I cut my Believe in Magic stamp apart so I could stamp the words individually when I wanted to.

After die cutting the smaller part of my sentiment base, I stamped the word Believe with VersaFine Clair and then heat set it with Clear embossing powder. I added a pop dot to the back of the sentiment and added it to my card.  I also added a few dots of the Gelly Roll pen and some more Fairy Hugs Glitter to the label.


Now it's your turn and I hope you'll join us.  You can either upload your newly created project to the Challenge Blog or you can join our Anything Lavinia Facebook group and upload your project there.  

If you upload into the Anything Lavinia album, your project must include something Lavinia (stamps, paper); if you upload to the Challenge Blog, anything goes as long as you have used a physical stamp on your project.  

You can share your projects with us on the Challenge BlogFacebookInstagram, and our Anything Lavinia Facebook group:

Anything Lavinia


Play in our Anything Lavinia Facebook Group
and/or our Lavinia World Challenge Blog

 Don't forget to include #laviniaworldstore on your projects and tag us at @laviniaworldstore so we can be sure to see and comment on your Lavinia projects!
Sign up to receive our Lavinia World Challenges and all the amazing inspiration from our Designers sent directly to your emails.

Please note that although we carry the full Lavinia range, we are not part of any other entity or Facebook group that carries Lavinia stamps. ONLY the cards posted to Lavinia World Challenges will be entered into the drawing for the Lavinia World prize.  Also note that the gift certificates are ONLY valid at the Lavinia World website.



Check out Lavinia World's 
YouTube Channel and their amazing video team! This wonderfully talented group creates how-to videos every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday (and sometimes more often). Be sure to SUBSCRIBE so you don't miss a single one!

You have until Monday, August 24 to enter in either Lavinia World Challenges or Anything Lavinia.  The winner will receive a very generous $15 gift code to do some shopping at Lavinia World.



Until next time..... 

Thursday, August 6, 2020

Tutti and Hochanda TV


Hey everyone,  today I'd like to share with you some of the samples I created for the Tutti Designs shows that were on Hochanda TV on July 28.  Both of these shows feature the brand new Christmas dies from Tutti Designs.

You can catch the two shows here and here.  On the second show, I was SO excited that the presenter and the crafter gave me a shout out at the 22:03 mark regarding the above card.

The card above was created using the glitter inlay technique with the Stitched Nesting Ovals and the Candy Canes die. The glitters were various shades of Fairy Hugs microfine glitter.  (😍 this glitter.)

Here are some of the others that were shared on the shows:

This one incorporates the Snowman Silhouette and the Holiday Van.

Here I used the Poinsettia Candle and dry embossed it.  Then I colored the raised areas with Copic markers.

Here's a close up of the embossing.

For this I've used a pre-printed tag and the Holiday Grid die.

Up next is a shaker card created with the Stitched Nesting Hexagons and the Snowman Silhouette.

For this card, I used the glitter inlay technique, various shades of Fairy Hugs glitter, and the Reindeer Carousel die.

The Dotted Nesting Rectangles and the Candy Canes dies, along with matte mirrored cardstock, were used for this simple, but elegant card.

Holiday Grid, Cross Stitch Nesting Banners, and the JOY dies were used for this slimline card.
This fun ornament was designed using the Scalloped Nesting Circles and the Cones and Branches die. Lots of shimmer was added with Spectrum Noir sparkle markers. This die is so versatile and can be used for almost any season, not just at Christmas.

The Poinsettia Candle die was die cut from white cardstock and colored with Copic markers.  I love how you can raise parts of the pine cones to add automatic dimension.

For the next two, I used the Ornament Circle and die cut it out of two different colors of mirrored cardstock. Then I paper pieced into the opposing colored frames.

This one also incorporates the branches from the Cones and Branches die.

And lastly, this quick and easy card uses the packages from the Holiday Van die and printed cardstock.  

Be sure to watch the Tis The Season for Tutti shows to see all the amazing samples from the Designers!



Until next time,