Sunday, 18 January 2015

Lavinia Stamps Challenge 1 - 'Anything Goes'

Well here we are with the first Lavinia Stamp challenge of 2015 and I'm a bit ahead of schedule this month, normally I'm posting at the last minute. 

I started this card with a Brusho background made by sprinkling sea salt on the Brusho paint whilst still wet, I love the patterns that the salt leave.

Next I embossed the Lavinia Stamp 'Fairy Pod' in white, highlighted it with a gold pen and embossed some hills in gold. Finally, I distressed the edge with Chipped Sapphire Distress Inks and matted and layered onto white card and a pearlescent aqua base card. 

I hope you like it, why not visit Lavinia Stamps website and have a go at this fabulous challenge yourself, you never know you may be a winner. For more details follow the link:

Saturday, 17 January 2015

Contemporary Commission

I was asked by a colleague if I could do a birthday card for his friend, the brief was that it should be contemporary and bright. He'd seen an image on Pinterest that he liked so I knew the type of thing he was looking for.

Stage 1

First I started by by stamping up my card using a Versafine ink pad because I was going to use Brusho's for the filling in.

Stage 2

Now for the fun part, colouring in. I love how vibrant Brusho's are.

Stage 3

Matted and layered onto a scalloped base card with a bit of highlighting using white and gold.

Stage 4

Finally, personalising the card by adding small lettered tags and joining them together with black ribbon.