Sunday, 9 February 2014

Lavinia by Moonlight

Well, I guess the weekend is just about over, how was yours ?  The weather in my part of Cornwall has been 'interesting' to say the least !  Of course we've had rain - can't remember what it's like to have a totally dry day - lots of strong winds and today the temperature dropped a little and the rain to turned to hail, we did have a few sunny spells but they didn't last long.

Whilst looking through some Facebook posts, I came upon one by Lavinia Stamps and a couple of links which took me on to others.  Upshot of this was that I visited the Lavinia Stamps Challenge Blog  and discovered that their challenge this month is to use 'Blue or Lilac or Both'.

After having fun at the tag workshop last week, using Distress Inks and other techniques, I've realised just how much I love using my DIs - just perfect for creating an entry for the Lavinia challenge so I thought I'd enter this month. 

My Lavinia stamps haven't been out to play for far too long and I'd forgotten just how much I love them, such beautiful fantasy images.

Here's the card I created as my entry

I used the following Distress Inks, applied with Inkiliscious brushes

  • Stormy Sky
  • Chipped Sapphire
  • Dusty Concorde
  • Shaded Lilac
  • Seedless Preserves
After applying the DIs I spritzed over the background with water, then dried with a heat gun - this gives a nice subtle effect as the water droplets lift some of the DI colour.

Some of the images were stamped with black Archival ink, the others stamped with Versamark, white embossing powder sprinkled over and heated with a heat gun. 

Very simple techniques, but quite a striking result I think.  Anyway, wish me luck in the Lavinia challenge !

Thanks for dropping by to check my latest project.


Kathyk said...

GOOD LUCK with the Lavinia challenge - it should be a shoe in as this is just lovely, Wynneth. It's also perfect for Deb's challenge this month .... night time!


Debs M said...

gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous!! Didn't even know that they had a challenge blog! x

Linda said...

Those images certainly pop on the distress ink background - it's beautiful.

Lauren Hatwell said...

Wow! Truly magical Wynneth. Best of luck. Lx

Eileen said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous card. just my kind of card!! Love it Wynneth.
Thanks for entering our challenge
Eileen xxx

Karen Clare said...

Indeed it is very striking Wynneth, gorgeous!
Thank you for joining us at the Lavinia challenge.
Good Luck
Karen xx

debby4000 said...

Oh what a beautiful, gorgeous card.

Lazy Sunday said...

Beautiful x

Zoe said...

This is simply stunning Wynneth, thank you so much for sharing with us at Lavinia Stamps Challenge, good luck Hun, Zoe DT xx

Melissa Latchem said...

WOW, I love it! Many thanks for joining the Lavinia Stamps challenge and good luck!! Melissa (DT)

Anonymous said...

Beautiful, love the background effect (clever!)


Pauline Butcher said...

Stunning card, the colours are fabulous and the Nigella is one of my fave Lavinia stamps. Thank you for sharing this beauty, good luck in the Challenge, hugs Pauline DT member xxx