Sunday, 28 July 2013

First Lavinia Challenge Piece...

Hello Friends

I recently had a birthday and was given a voucher for some Lavinia Stamps - thank you again, you know who you are.  I took some time to choose the stamps I wanted to buy as I wanted to compliment the few I already had, and also build up my collection with some I had on my Wish List.

So today I am showing thee of the (NBUS) stamp sets I bought.  The Small Pixies, Dandelions and Small Stars....

I first inked both the main card and a smaller piece of cardstock with Scattered Straw, Mustard Seed, Rusty Hinge, Spiced Marmalade and Wild Honey DIs.  I spritzed with some water before drying off ready to ink.  I inked up the Dandelions with Blue Violet, Latte and Vermillion Archival inks.
I stamped the smaller piece with the first stamping but the main card I stamped with both the first and second stampings.  I inked up the Pixies with Latte AI and used sparkly embossing powder to heat emboss.  I also inked up the Blue Violet AI (my new favourite AI) and again used sparkly embossing powder to heat emboss.
Once all this was done I die cut the smaller piece with the largest Spellbinders circle and also took a Snippet of card that was laid in the bottom of my spray box and die cut the largest scalloped Spellbinders and layered them onto the card.  

This is my first entry into the Lavinia Stamps Challenge, which this month asks for die cuts or punched pieces.  There are two die cut pieces here.

I am also entering this into the Playground as there are two Snippets here.  

Thanks for calling by.  I do wish you could see the sparkliness of this card. 



Mrs A. said...

I love the colours and your patience at putting it altogether.
Hugs Mrs A.
p.s Do you know if were allowed the sheep dogs yet?

Kate said...

So cute! Love those pixies and flowers! Lovely composition to this card.

Shaz Brooks said...

Hi Hettie, just saw your name on the challenge list! gorgeous card, love the colours.I agree about the Archival Blue Violet- its a stunning colour.Hope you & the girls are well, Hugs Shaz xx

scrappymo! said...

Gosh, I love the inky look of this background and love that look of the spritzed water...those stamps are fabulous! The dandylion heads are my favourite!

The colours you chose really make these stamps soar!

Can not wait to see what you create next!

Hettie said...

Don't fink so...something about the playground being in town and sheepdogs being noisy! cannot upset the neighbours you know!

Barbara said...

What a lovely person to have given you such a wonderful birthday gift, Hettie.....and you've made this fabulous card with your 'spoils'. (love the background, too) The set you've used is so very versatile, I've just used it on my latest DT creation. Thanks you for sharing with us in the Lavinia Stamps challenge, good luck.
Barbara xx

Di said...

Absolute perfection Sam - LOVE the colouring and those Lavinia stamps work brilliantly together! Great colours you used too.

No to the sheep dog - unless something else goes :)

Hugs, Di xx

Di said...

Di again Sam re you comment - try visiting New Mexico, we both had nosebleeds at 7,000 feet up :(

Hugs again, Di xx

fairy thoughts said...

Hi Sam
Another great card. I really must put the dandelion stamp on my wish list it is so versatile

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

Absolutely LUSCIOUS card here Sam. Beautifully inked and put together. Good luck over at Lavinia's.

Sarn xxx

butterfly said...

Just lovely - the inky backgrounds are gorgeous, and perfect delicate stamping!
Alison x

Karen said...

What a lovely card Hettie, beautiful colours and such lovely stamps. Thanks for entering the challenge and good luck. Kx (DT member)

Diane said...

Just a fabulous design.

Regards diane

stampdiva said...

A lovely lightness to this and inked up so beautifully.
Gorgeous piece.

Karen Petitt said...

I love this! Beautiful colours, fantastic stamps and great inking! I want those stamps too - a fab inky creation Karen x

MaryH said...

Beautiful background colors, and love these stamps that you used. Your 1st stamping on the circle image really drew the eye into the background stamping...wonderful idea to do this with these particular stamps. I don't own any fairy stamps, but I really do like these tiny ones...they were perfect with your tiny stars and the delicate flower imagery. Really super pretty card. TFS

Cathy said...

Hi Hettie, this is gorgeous, love those flower stamps, and your design is lovely Cathy x

karen said...

Gorgeous card Sam!! Loving the water spritz marks on the inside circle, it is the perfect effect for the whole feel of the card! xoxo

Kimbo said...

Luscious colours on this, I really love the centrepiece x