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Wednesday, 5 December 2018

Secrets are hidden in the most unlikely places.....


Hi there!

I've had a little play in the craft room this morning with my Lavinia stamps.

I started this piece with a gelli plate background using distress oxides and brusho's having masked off the moon first.

I then wet the moon with water and used my grey brusho to give me the effect of the moon and dried it all off.

The water and moon reflection has been created using starlights paints.

The stamps are Lavinia and Crafters Companion.

A white pen was used to give me the highlights that I needed.

I would like to enter this into the current Allsorts challenge of
Fairies, fantasy and magical:-

A bit of fun on a dark and wet morning!

Thanks for stopping by,

Leanne xxx


Sunday, 2 December 2018

New theme at Penny Black and More Challenges "Traditional Christmas Colours".


Good morning!

It's a new month and a new theme over at Penny Black and More Challenges and this month we're looking for "Traditional Christmas Colours".

My inspiration for you this time is a card I've made using the fabulous 40-576 Bell and Berries stamp along with the sentiment which is 3024F Xmas Spirit.

I have coloured this using Spectrum Noir aqua pens and blended that background by using the pens diluted with a touch of glycerin.

A few splatters of white gesso and some Cosmic Shimmer Berry Sparkle and I was done!

Do come over and join us this month at :-


PLEASE REMEMBER THAT THIS IS A STAMPING CHALLENGE AND THEREFORE DIGITAL IMAGES ARE NOT ALLOWED AND WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED FOR PRIZES.


I've just popped this one on here too (this one is not in traditional colours and so, is not included in my samples on Penny Black and More) to show you another card that I made (I have actually made three of these as I love things that are that little bit different!) using exactly the same stamps but this time I muted the colours right down with black, slate and tan to show you how versatile the stamp is and can be pretty much painted in in any colour! I have finished this one with a spray of spray and sparkle so that the whole of the page shines with glitter (unfortunately, this never shows up on a photo!).

Hope you will come over and join us this month and good luck!

Thanks for stopping by,
Leanne xxxx



Sunday, 18 November 2018

Mid month reminder at Penny Black and More Challenges for "Make Someone Smile"....


Morning!

Well, we're half way through November AND CHRISTMAS IS COMING FAST!!!!!!

This means that it's time for our mid month reminder over at Penny Black and More Challenges and that you've got until the end of the month to enter this months theme of "Make Someone Smile".

This card made me smile as I thought it was so cheerful and I don't know about you but orange roses are always so beautiful.

Here I have stamped the images - Penny Blacks 40-511 Crimson Blush - with a pale ink and have painted them in using diluted Aqua pens. Finished off with a white pen and a dark brown pen to put the outline back where I wanted it.  The sentiment is from Penny Blacks 30-416 Happy Thoughts (another favourite of mine!). 

I do hope that you'll come over and join us at:-


PLEASE REMEMBER THAT THIS IS A STAMPING CHALLENGE SO NO DIGITAL IMAGES ARE ALLOWED.

 See you on the first Sunday in December for a new theme!

Thanks for stopping by,

Leanne xxx

Sunday, 11 November 2018

Lest We Forget .........


Good morning,

At the going down of the sun
and in the morning,
We will remember them........


xxx

Sunday, 4 November 2018

New theme at Penny Black and More Challenges - Make Someone Smile.....


Morning!

It's a new theme for November starting today over at Penny Black and More Challenges and this month our new theme is........

"Make someone smile".

Now, this image, ever since I bought it, has made me smile.  The two heads leaning in on each other with such a satisfying smile on both faces says it all for me!

I have used Penny Blacks 40-527 "purr-fect!" stamp here along with part of one of the sentiments from 30-416 Happy Thoughts.  The dies cuts in the top right hand corner are Penny Blacks 51-181 Love is growing die which I have cut three times to look like a spray.  The little random hearts are from my own stash.

I hope that you will come along and join us with this new theme this month at:-

http://pennyblackatallsorts.blogspot.com/

Remember there are prizes to be had!

REMEMBER - YOUR MAIN FOCAL IMAGE MUST BE A HAND STAMPED IMAGE - NO DIGITAL IMAGES ALLOWED AS THIS IS A STAMPING CHALLENGE.

Thanks for stopping by today,

Leanne xxxx


Thursday, 18 October 2018

Mid month reminder at Penny Black and More Challenges for "Autumn Splendour"


Hi there!!!

Well, we're half way through October so here I am with the half way reminder for Penny Black and More Challenges for this month which is "Autumn Splendour".

I love all the colours that are associated with Autumn and on this one I have brought in the oranges, purples and browns.

Using the Poetic stamp (40-544) I have used distress oxides to stamp on this one and to create my background too. My sentiment is from Happy Wishes (30-419).  I started by stamping the leaves directly on to my card and then I've stamped more and fussy cut them out and layered them on top with one final one right on the top covered in glossy accents to boost the colours on that one.

Do come over and join us at Penny Black and More Challenges - there are prizes for the winners but do remember to read the rules!  No digital images please and the main focal image of your design must be a hand stamped image.


Hope you can pop over and join us and good luck!

Thanks for stopping by today,
Leanne xxx




Wednesday, 17 October 2018

Sending Wishes For A Merry Christmas....


Hello there!

I thought I'd join in the Allsorts challenge this week of "Christmas".

I do make 5 Christmas cards a month throughout the year so I am always more or less ready for Christmas when it arrives!  This card I have chosen to give to my Mum this year.

I have used an assortment of stamps from Stamps By Chloe for this one with just the fir trees on that back mat being from Clarity.

Using a mixture of vellum and heat resistant acetate I produced the flowers and foliage with some Wow embossing powder and finished it off with some Salted Caramel glitter.

This is a real sparkler but that's so hard to catch on camera!

I felt that this was very classy (my kind of Christmas card) and being all on the black card stock it sparkles beautifully! - perfect for my Mum.

Thanks for stopping by,
Leanne xxxx

I would like to enter this in to this weeks challenge at Allsorts:-