Thursday, 23 August 2018

Lavinia Baubles

These are my samples made for yesterday’s show on Hochanda. I hope you managed to watch and saw how easy it is to make these. I chose to colour my acetate inserts. Amanda thought I had painted them with alcohol inks but I actually used Sharpie pens. Making sure I coloured the back of the acetate, not the side that the image is printed on. When you receive your kits you can actually feel the slightly rougher side which is the printed side. If you add any type of alcohol colour to this side it can affect the image. I also added some pearl drops and some glitter to the printed side of the acetate, allowing this to dry overnight before putting inside the bauble. 

Instructions and kits can be found Here

Just want to mention that on the website it states to colour the printed side of the acetate but I found colouring the non printed side more successful. 

Wednesday, 1 August 2018


This one of my DT samples for the Lavinia show on Hochanda tv. We were given 4 sets of stamps to work with and this set contains Autumn Fall and Climbing Ivy

If you’d like to know how I did it, here’s a step by step tutorial: 

Using Distress Oxides on Sheena Douglass Stamping card, measuring 6x6, I started by blending Squeezed Lemonade just off centre.  Then without overlapping colours, added Abandoned Coral then Peacock Feathers as shown. I then went back in and blended the colours using Squeezed lemonade. 

I then took this Andy Skinner stencil and spritzed with water. I laid it wet side down onto the background and allowed it to sit for a while. Then removed the stencil and blotted with kitchen towel. This gives a lovely bleached effect. The trick is not to use too much water otherwise it will leak around the stencil and you’ll lose the pattern. 

Curving the large Ivy stamp onto the acrylic block I stamped it around the outside edge using Aquamarine Archival. 

Then did the same with the small Ivy and Sunflower Archival. I then stamped the Fairy with Black Archival and heat embossed her with clear embossing powder. Added some colour on her hair and wings then some pearl drops around the edge which you can see on the finished card at the top of this post. 

Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog. Let me know you’ve been by leaving me a comment if you can 😊

Lynne x

Thursday, 26 July 2018

Stamping with Blues

Time for a new Creative Challenge with Lavinia Stamps. And this month the theme is ‘Stamping with a Blues’. One of my favourite go to colours! You can post your entry Here

My first sample below was so quick to make. I used a geli plate print for the background, adding a circle mask and some Blueprint Sketch Distress ink around it. Then I stamped a selection of trees in four colours of Archival inks: Cornflower Blue, French Ultramarine, Manganese Blue and Cobalt. You can find a selection of colours Here and the tree selection Here. I then stamped the Fairy Foragers in Black Archival and highlited them with a Gelli roll sparkle pen. Also used it down the tree trunks and around the moon. I stamped Fairy words onto some tissue and tore around the words I wanted to use, then stuck in place with decoupage glue. 

This second sample is similar to one I’ve done before. I love the simplicity of it and is great if you want a quick make! I blended Blueprint Sketch and Broken China Distress Oxides through a large circle stencil. Then I used a blending sponge with a little water and dabbed it randomly over the inks, then blotted with kitchen towel. I like the mottled effect it achieves. Leaving the stencil in place I ‘splattered’ with gesso. Then I removed the stencil and covered the circle with the mask so I could splatter the border with diluted Oxides.....the colours used in the background. Finally I stamped the Sacred Tree in Cobalt blue Archival and embossed with clear embossing powder. 

My final sample: I stamped the Spring Trees in Cobalt Archival. The small foliage stamps come with the trees and I used these to decorate the trees using Blue Violet and French Ultramarine Archival. 

I blended Distress oxide around the edge then blotted some away by dipping my finger in water then blotting. I then dipped my finger in some Picked Raspberry diluted with mica water and dabbed around the edge. 

I hope I can inspire you to join in the Challenge. £40 worth of Lavinia vouchers up for grabs. 

Good luck and thank you so much for visiting my blog.    Lynne x

Monday, 16 July 2018

Fairy Door

One of my little granddaughters, Autumn, asked me to make her a Fairy door with butterflies on it. 😁 So I set to work!!!

I removed the lock and hinges, then painted the door to resemble wood. Then on the arch section I added some areas of crackle paste, followed by modelling paste through a Sheena stencil. Can’t remember the name but it’s like a ledger page with leaves entwined. I also added more texture through an ivy stencil. No idea where I got that from!!!! Once dry I painted with PaperArtsy fresco paints and added some highlights with White Fire Treasure Gold. 

I made a video Here showing how I created the background for the panel behind the door. I stamped with a selection of Lavinia stamps which I’ll add links to at the bottom of this post. 

It’s for a little girl who loves sparkle......well who doesn’t!!!! So I added lots!!!!!

There’s even real fairy dust in little glass bottles. They must NEVER be opened for fear of losing some and the fairies magic will fade away! 

Here I stamped the Zen butterfly on shrink plastic and coloured with promarkers. They shrunk beautifully. 

Zen butterfly Fairy Foragers Ariel Whimsical hares Dragon

Thank you for visiting my blog. I really appreciate it 😊

Lynne xxx

Saturday, 30 June 2018

A new Challenge 

It’s that time of the month again! The first day of a new challenge over on the Lavinia page. The theme......Childhood Dreams. You can enter Here

Here I’ve used the beautiful Fairy Foragers and   the Fairy Hive. Both from the newest stamp release. I love these tiny fairies, so much detail in such small stamps and I just know they will be some of my go to stamps. And the Fairy Hive is adorable. Can you imagine finding one hanging from one of the trees in your garden. Just magical! 

I created the background then stamped with LavenderWillow Leaf, and one of the Whimsical Hares

I hope I can inspire you to create your own Childhood Dream. One person will be randomly selected to win £40 in vouchers to spend on the Lavinia website. 


Monday, 25 June 2018

Well done ladies!

A few photos from last Saturdays workshop. Everyone did so well. We covered 4 different techniques using Brusho’s and Distress Oxides and it was lovely to see how everyone’s cards were all so different. I will be repeating this workshop soon, date to be arranged. 

Thank you to everyone who came along. It was a really lovely day spent with friends. Xxx

Wednesday, 20 June 2018

Sunset pinks

This is my mid month reminder for this months Lavinia Challenge. ‘Sunset Pinks’ 

Don’t forget to enter your works of art Here. You’ve got to be in it to win it!!!! £40 worth of Lavinia vouchers!

You can find links to all the stamps I’ve used on my Lynne's Things Facebook page.