Sunday, 14 June 2015

"Any Colours You Like"

Good morning and welcome, hope everything is good in your world and that fingers crossed some of you might have some summer sunshine! ----- really not quite sure where it's popped off too.

It's been a few weeks since I last blogged as I've been gardening----

and making a few items for our local care homes fete---

So, back to todays entry which is a card I've made for Lavinia Stamps Challenge titled "Any Colours You Like". To view their DT's wonderful samples click on the link here.

For this I started with a piece of linen card which I brayered with chalk acrylics in Lake Wanaka, Haystack, Snowflake and Beach Hut.

I then stamped the fairy in the middle with Versafine black onyx and then clear embossed.

Next I made a post-it note mask of the fairy to cover up the embossed image before stamping the Spiral of Spells.

This I stamped in Versa-magic and embossed in white powder.

I then cut out the embossed image and using the spare painted card stamped stars in Versa-magic and again white embossed.

Having chosen some blue checked card to mount this onto I inked all the edges with antique Linen and Vintage Photo DI.

I had decided to use a dried poppy seed head but felt I needed something else to go with it as an embellishment--- so I cut a card tag as a template and drew around it onto some floral material twice, cut them out and frayed the edges and then lightly inked the edges with Archival Cornflower Blue. Then I chose 2 phrases from the spell and stamped these onto the tags in the cornflower blue ink.

The embossed fairy was lightly rubbed with Inka-Gold in Platinum and the poppy had touches of Treasure Gold in Olive Bronze added.

Thanks for stopping by today I hope you have a restful Sunday and can perhaps squeeze in a little crafty-time for yourself!
Any comments are always appreciated, take care, Jane x


  1. Stunning work Jane, love the addition of the dried poppy seed head. Thanks for entering the Lavinia Stamps Challenge and good luck. Kx DT member

  2. Gorgeous Jane and thank you for the walk through on how you made this.... I too am a big fan of the PaperArtsy Paints and they have such pretty colours ..... Thank you for entering the Lavinia Challenge and Good Luck..... Marianne DT xxx

  3. Ooh I love this card! Such a fabulous background, thank you for the step-by-step guide! Thank you for sharing with us at Lavinia Stamps, good luck! Wendy (DT) xx

  4. What a beautiful card, Jane, you did such a perfect job too of the double stages of embossing,

    Lucy x

  5. Heel erg sfeervol!!!
    Creatieve groetjes, Anja

  6. Hello Jane, this is lovely and a great step by step, would you be happy for me to put it up as a project on my website at some point. clearly people will love it x

  7. Hi, I'd be thrilled for you to put it on your website, I'm so pleased you like it.
    Many thanks for asking.
    Best regards
    Jane x

  8. A stunning card and great tutorial - the colours are simply lovely. Many thanks for joining the Lavinia Stamps challenge and good luck!!! Melissa (DT)