Sunday, 7 May 2017

My favourite themes!

I'm loving the Stamping Sensations May Challenge, as our theme combines three of my favourites! Of course, it's


So much scope for beautiful designs and colours. It's the perfect opportunity to ink up all those butterflies, fairies, and other magical images, the choice is up to you. However, we do need to see something stamped and associated with the theme as the focal point (ie. the main image) on your artwork: a small punched or die cut butterfly will not suffice. We don't have many challenge rules (check them out here), but there are a few things we insist on to make it fair for everyone, so please do make sure your project qualifies if you want to be considered for our prize or top three.

And it is a superb prize this month! The stunning Mariposa Butterfly Collection of dies by Couture Creations.

Couldn't resist making two samples this time. My first is a card.

All stamps by Lavinia Stamps. (The tiny birds were hand drawn,) I think this fairy is my all time favourite fairy stamp! The background was made with Distress Oxide inks. They were great for this theme as I found I could get lovely misty, ethereal effects with them.

The idea for my second project came when I saw some logs that my DH was chopping for the fire. One had a sloping face, which I then sanded smooth, stamped on to (stamps by Inkylicious), and coloured with Distress Oxide inks. Once it was all dry, I polished it with wax polish to seal and protect it, covered the base with a piece of self adhesive baize, and I now have a handy paperweight!

Needless to say, I can't wait to see this month's entries! And my teamies have come up with some stunning samples to inspire you, so check them out on the Challenge Blog and then see what you can come up with. Good luck everyone!


brenda said...

I think we have indulged several of the team with this months theme Lynne, like you I really enjoyed this one.

Your card is lovely with the castle peeking through the mist and the idea on the wooden piece is wonderful, I will be having a rummage through our log pile.

B x

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

Your card is stunning Lynne with an amazing depth of colour. It has such a dreamy feel to it and I love the little castle nestled in the background. Perfect layout, stamping and colouring. Happy crafting, Sandra x

Joan said...

Wow, what a fabulous card Lynne, I love the misty ethereal feel of the castle in the distance, very dimensional and as for your paper weight ,what a brilliant idea, I don't have a log pile but my daughter does, I'll have to have a rummage!


Sally H said...

Two stunningly gorgeous creations, Lynne! I love them both! LOVE the effect of stamping on wood

Tracy said...

Your card is so, so pretty and enchanting. But needless to say your log project steals the show, what a fabulous idea.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

pinky said...

It certainly shows as your favourite theme Lynne with both projects. All I can say is WOW!