March has arrived so it's time for the Lavinia stamps challenge, which starts today. The theme for this month is sparkle and bling.
The winner picked at random will win a £40 voucher to spend in the Lavinia stamps store. For full details on the challenge please visit the Lavinia stamps Facebook page.
I look forward to seeing your creations this month.
I have made to cards to inspire your imagination.
The first card was a distress inked background using mustard seed,salty ocean, festive berries,barn door, and bundled sage distress inks.
The stamps I used on this card were:î
I used versamark and Honeydoo silver sparkle embossing powder to give me my sparkle and silver embossing powder on the spiders web and dragonflies and sequins for the bling.
I have entered this card in the following challenge.
For my second card I used
The butterfly stencil was also a Lavinia design by sweet poppy stencils but I was unable to find the link.
For the maple leaf stencil I used fired brick distress ink.
For the butterfly I used white gesso, once dried I highlighted with winkastella sparkle pen.
The background was made with seedless preserves, mustard seed, salty ocean,faded jeans and festive berries distress inks.
The stamps used were.
I used versafine and Honeydoo black sparkle embossing power for the dragon pods, then used glossy accents in the centre of the pods. White embossing powder for the snowflake stamp, with a pink crystal embellishment in centre.