Thursday, May 23, 2019

Freya's House {Lavinia World Challenges #1}

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!!

(I've darkened this photo a bit so you can see more of the details)

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 😄.

We'd love it if you would Like Lavinia World on Facebook and Follow us on Instagram (LaviniaWorldStore).  Don't forget to tag us so we can see what you've created and comment on it.  You can also get bi-weekly inspiration delivered directly to you email, by subscribing to our Lavinia World Challenges blog.

Check out all the amazing stamps and papers at Lavinia World and come play along!  Remember, if you use Lavinia stamps in your projects, your chances of winning are doubled for each project you submit!

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.....


Lisa said...

Wow, Anne, this is so stunning!! The background looks absolutely amazing!! I love the textures and all of the gorgeous details!! Wow!! Love this!! So excited for our first challenge!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

A Mermaid's Crafts

Lori Kobular said...

I love that fairy house! The colors look amazing and the background you created really shows off the sweet fairy house! The dragonflies are a perfect addition to your card! Makes me feel like I am entering an enchanted forest!

Nonnie's Cards and Gifts said...

Anne- great card! I'm so excited to work with everyone! We are off to a great start.

Donna Ellis said...

Whoa! Anne, that Spellbind paper looks amazing the way you have transformed it! Pure magic! The night time protection of the damsel flies is precious, and that moon is amazing! Gorgeous coloring! hugs, de

Darlene said...

OMG this is just awesome Anne! Fabulous, magical design that really POPS! You've done such an amazing job already with the new line of stamps! Congrats to you and best wishes. Can't wait to join in the fun!!

Steph Ackerman said...

Beautiful Anne, love the fairy house!

Shelly Schmidt said...

I just love this card- it is fabulous! I love the die cut stencil and the way you did the moon- brings my eye right in! Congrats on the new DT- looking forward to your creations!

Shona Erlenborn said...

Great job with the moon - love it! These stamps are just so fun. Silhouette stamps are my favorites.

Julie Odil said...

This is a magical project! It is the perfect way to start our first challenge!

MiamiKel said...

Oh this is just magical and perfect for the challenge!

Lena said...

Gorgeous whimsical scene that you created on this card. Love the colours and the textures. It all goes so beautifully together. Love what you did with the moon.
What a beautiful way to start this Lavinia World journey. So glad I'm coming along :-)
Have a wonderful day.
Lena’s Creations

Debbie Sherman said...

Anne, love your card, so many great details and the color is fabulous!

Esther Asbury said...

What a fun card --- and I love that background! Thanks for linking up to the "Anything Goes" challenge over at THTSB.

Loose Stitches said...

Beautiful creation Anne, love the background and scene! Thank you for sharing with us over at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.
~ Sherry DT/Admin xx

Gale said...

Gorgeous card and fairy house! Thank you for sharing with us over here at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

Gale DT for

Alina Florea said...

Perfect card! So whimsical and delicate!Loveeeee the background and the whole concept!

Julia Aston said...

What a beautiful moon you created for your mystical fairy house scene! love the little ant, the mushrooms and dragonflies!

Heather said...

How cute!! That background is fabulous! Thanks for playing with The House That Stamps Built.