I am so excited to be sharing my first Lavinia World Challenges project with Lavinia World with you! This is a brand new US company and we have a brand new Challenge Blog that runs bi-weekly on Thursdays. Lavinia World offers all the Lavinia stamps and papers (which are manufactured in the UK). Lavinia World does ship world-wide.
The theme is Anything Goes using stamps (either rubber or clear, but no digis). If you join our challenge and use Lavinia stamps, then you double your chance of winning the Designer's Choice Award.
|The winner will receive a $15 gift certificate to Lavinia World!|
So let me tell you a little bit about my project. The Lavinia stamps I used are Freya's House, Quirky Mushrooms, and Stars Miniature. The background paper is also a Lavinia paper called Spellbound. These papers are absolutely gorgeous!!
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To start out, I die cut a standard circle using a Spellbinders die. I also die cut the Impression Obsession Geometric Cutout 2 from a scrap of cardstock. I used this cutout as a stencil and added Nuvo Embellishment Mousse (Lemon Sherbet) to the center of my paper. Next I used more Lemon Sherbet and Worn Linen embellishment mousse on the circle and created a large moon.
I stamped Freya's House onto white cardstock with VersaMark ink and heat set it with Zing embossing powder (Brownie). Then I carefully colored my stamped image with Copics (they aren't very friendly with embossing powder) and colored pencils. After this was complete, I fussy cut it out. Nuvo Crystal Drops (Ruby Slippers) was added to the heart.
I stamped the Star Miniature multiple times with VersaMark and heat set it with Midnight Madness embossing powder. This is a black embossing powder with bits of glitter added for sparkle.
The Quirky Mushrooms were also stamped multiple times along the bottom of the paper and heat set with Military Green embossing powder. Then I positioned Freya's House where I wanted it and adhered it to the paper.
I die cut several insects from a Die-Versions die set (Buggy) and heat embossed the dragon flies with Midnight Madness and the caterpillar with Military Green.
The frame around the focal point was die cut using a Tonic Studios die (Greek Temple layering set) and then I added more Midnight Madness embossing powder to the edges. These were then adhered to a dark blue cardstock (also die cut from the same set) and finally to a black card base.
I had so much fun creating with these stamps and I can't wait to build up my collection so I can play even more 😄.
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This first challenge lasts until Monday, June 3. The winner will be announced on June 6 and Challenge #2 will also begin.
I'd like to join the following challenges
A Bit More Time to Craft (Anything Goes, #92)
World Wide Open DT Challenges (Anything Goes)
Creative Cottage Challenges (Add Ink) edited: Winner of this challenge
Classic DT Open Challenge
The House that Stamps Built (Anything Goes, M2219)
Until next time.....