Sunday, 14 April 2013

Making Twinchies with my Lavinia stamps

I was having a look at Lavinia Stamps great new challenge blog the other night, wondering what I could make to enter their second challenge. The theme is 'Bright and Beautiful' and it immediately reminded me of the hymn 'All things bright and beautiful, all creatures great and small', and so the idea started to form... I also hopped over to one of their designers, Eileen's blog (which is great by the way) and she had been making 'Twinchies' for the 'Show Us Your Twinchies' challenge blog. I had never come across Twinchies before so that was it - I had to have a go and combine the challenges.

Show Us Your Twinchies Challenge #4

The Twinchie challenge theme #4 is 'Spring' so that fitted perfectly. For my 'small creatures' I stamped Tracey's two pixies onto shrink plastic and made a background with inks, sponges, tiny star shaped sequin waste, a moon mask and a water spritzer, finishing with a few drops of fairy dust (Stickles). I was worried that the images would come out too small but actually they were perfect for what I wanted. So here we have my first ever Twinchie with the tiny pixies dancing at the vernal equinox!

Lavinia Stamps Challenge #2
For the Lavinia Stamps challenge, I made two more Twinchies, as before and graduated the different coloured inks so that they changed from earth to sky as you travel up the card. I used two more of Tracey's stamps, 'Slender Mushrooms' and 'Spiral of Spells' one on each Twinchie and mounted them all onto different coloured scalloped squares and then onto a tall white card blank. And so you have it - my take on 'All things bright and beautiful' and my first ever Twinchies!

Saturday, 6 April 2013

Katie's 21st Birthday

Keeping with the Final Fantasy theme from last year and as she is cosplaying Rosa later this year, I thought I would make her a card featuring Rosa. Maybe she will put them all in a picture frame one day! For inspiration I chose a sketch from the Sketch N Stash Challenge Blog and am entering it into Challenge 110. The papers I've used are Papermania's Capsule Collection 'Heather' which I've had for a while but not used very much. I finished it with a gold fabric yo-yo; I so love making those, they are so pretty! I think she liked her card but enjoyed the Devil's Food birthday cake even more!!!