Monday 1 April 2019

Lavinia Stamps Creative Challenge - Buds and Blossoms

Each month, Lavinia Stamps runs a Creative Challenge, with a different theme, and the chance to win £40 worth of their stamps.  The winner is chosen entirely at random using Python Random Generator, and you don't need a blog to enter, just click on the link here to find out what to do.

This month's challenge theme of  'Buds and Blossoms' was a perfect excuse to crack open this new stamp image from Lavinia Stamps - Star Burst.

I was shown this technique by Tracey a number of years ago and still love it - gelli printing with inks.  It's what persuaded me to buy my first gelli plate!   I brayered Colorbox Mustard and Artichoke onto a small, 5x7 gelli plate, and stamped Star Burst onto the inked plate first without any ink (which lifts it), then inked with Colorbox Plum.  These Colorbox inks react with water so I splashed the card with water droplets and lifted the ink off with a paper towel.  I finished the card with Star Burst stamped with Versafine 'Clair' Nocturne.

For my second card I created a Distress Oxide background before stamping Seed Heads using Versafine 'Clair' Glamourous and then Nocturne.  I stamped Aurora onto white paper too so I could paint up the blossom and glitter up her wings before fussy cutting and adding hem to the card.

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