Friday, 22 July 2011

Fairy 'Nuff !!

When I went to ArtStamps at Newbury with my crafty pals on 3 July, I was drawn like 'a moth to a flame' by the Lavinia Stamps stand.  I could quite easily have done a full sweep of the stand and picked up one of each of these delightful stamps.  In fact I think I may have had almost all of them in my basket at one point as I worked my way around the stand.  Of course, common sense kicked in before I got to the till, but I did spend rather a lot of money even so - oopsie !!  So far I have resisted adding any more to my collection from their website, but I don't know how long my resistance will last !!!

I've been playing with some of my new stamps and today's project is my first effort.  I can see how I could have done it all so much better, but I am reasonably happy with the finished result, what do you think?  Practice, practice, practice is called for I feel. 

I started with a piece of cream cardstock the same size as my square base card, used Antique Linen Distress Ink all over then used it to stamp some of the lovely lantern flowers (that's what I call them anyway, I don't know what the actual name is !) to create a pale background design.  I then used Memento Rich Cocoa ink to stamp the fairy image, the stars scattered around the background and the tiny toadstools and grasses at the bottom.  I also used the RC ink to distress the edges.  There is clear Spica Glitter Pen on the flower head on her staff and her wings, but Spica never shows up well on photographs - IRL they are quite sparkly.

I hope to have more Lavinia projects to share with you at a later date.

Thanks for stopping by today.


Debs M said...

this is so lovely..i really need to have a play with my stamps too x

Kathyk said...

Glorious card Wynneth - wishing I'd bought that blooming fairy now!!! Loving your colours too

Happy Saturday


Lauren Hatwell said...

Evil Temptress! You'll have me skipping along to Lavinia stamps to make purchases if you're not careful. This is gorgeous. I can't believe I picked this stamp up and then put her back. What was I thinking?


Annie said...

ooo fabulous Wynneth! I love how you have layered up the different stamps and the touch of sparkle.
hugs, annie x

Deb said...

oh wow, I love this Wynneth, how fun to do all that stamping too!
have a great weekend, Debxx