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!


  1. Oh these are little beauties! .. very, very, pretty ... I love 'em!
    Three thanks You's ! for entering both challenges and for the lovely comment about my blog !
    Eileen xxxx

  2. Oh what beautiful Twinchies, thank you for joining in Show us your Twinchies, good luck Hun, Zoe DT xx

  3. Lovely work, beautiful colours, good luck. Kx Lavinia DT member

  4. Wonderful twinchies, love the Lavinia stamps.

    Sylv xx
    Show Us Your Twinchies DT

  5. Gorgeous little works of art, that have made a great card, thank you for entering it into the Challenge, and good luck. Hugs Pauline, Lavinia DT member xxx

  6. Lovely twinchies, beautiful colours and composition really pretty, many thanks for entering such lovely work into the Lavinia Stamps challenge, good luck (DT Member)

  7. So sweet! Thank you for entering the Lavinia stamps challenge, good luck! Wendy Lavinia DT xx

  8. These are gorgeous twinchies, and a great idea to use shrink plastic! Thanks for sharing them in our challenges at :-
    Lavinia Stamps
    Show Us Your Twinchies.
    Barbara xx

  9. Fabulous twinchies. Love the shrink plastic fairies - soooo sweet! xx