Feb 22, 2020

Allsorts Challenge 560: Make It Girly

Hello and thanks so much for stopping by! This week Lynn is hosting Allsorts challenge and she chose the theme of "Make it Girly". Hope you can join us! The winner will receive have great prize by JMC Designs.

For this week I decided to ink up some Lavinia Stamps, I've been neglecting them long enough as much as I love them.

I started out by placing a mask out of  torn printer paper over the bottom portion of the card and inked with Distress inks (Antique Linen, Victorian Velvet, Worn Lipstick, Seedless Preserves, Blueprint Sketch and Chipped Sapphire - in that order) using an ink blending tool. Somehow I am always drawn to these colors when inking a sky.

Before removing the mask I stamped the Spiral of Spells word stamp and flicked some water onto the background for a fun distress ink reaction with water. After removing the mask, I inked up the bottom portion with Black Soot distress ink. Then stamped the fairy, mushrooms and branches. All stamps are by Lavinia. The sentiment is a sticky sentiment from Tim Holtz' Quotations  set. There are 4 sheets of stickers in this set, two printed on white and two printed on black. 

Lavinia stamps are now available in the States. I found a retailer on Etsy a couple of years ago, and in the recent months also discovered Lavinia World, who carries lots of Lavinia stamps as well.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Linking up with these blogs:
Lavinia World Challenges - Stamping // Country View Crafts' Challenge - Splashes, Splatters or Drips // Daisy Chain Challenges - For the Girls // Inspire me Mondays
Inspire Me Monday

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  1. Beautiful and gorgeous fairy card.
    Happy weekend;-))m

  2. Just beautiful Ellie, Fairytale is one of my favourite Lavinia Fairies, she looks so carefree sitting catching the floating seed heads. It's good that you can now buy them in the states as overseas postage is a nightmare. I'm going to play Lavinia today as I have new new goodies waiting for ink.

    B x

    1. Thanks Brenda! I'm glad you introduced me to this line of stamps and it was a good day when I finally found them here in the States - I hate to pay shipping cost even more so when it's a lot! Now I just need to learn to remember their names :-)

  3. Fabulous scene, love this Lavinia stamp, I own it! Great background!

  4. Beautiful card Ellie, love the colours in the background and the stamps a re beautiful as are all of Lavinia's x Susan x

    1. Thanks Susan. They really all are so beautiful! Can't choose just one!

  5. Beautiful! Love the fairy!
    Have a great day!
    Marilyn ❤️

  6. Lovely Lavinia card. The colors are so pretty. [Bunny]

  7. This is GORGEOUS! LOVING that fairy and the colors!!!!!!

  8. So lovely. Such a beautiful scene you created.

  9. Super stamps and some really lovely colours and background.

    Kath x

  10. What a gorgeous sky you have created Ellie - love the finished card with the look of the ethereal in the sunset scene

  11. This is so pretty Ellibelle, fabulous stamping! Thanks so much for joining in with us at Country View Crafts and have a very happy week, Sue xx

  12. Wow! What a peaceful scene - I can just see her pensive meditation of Life's Loveliness! Ellibelle, your card is gorgeous! Thanks for sharing your pretty project at Lavinia World Challenges >. Hope to see you join us frequently in the future. Wishing you a happy crafting day.
    {Creative Smiles - my little crafting world}

  13. Oh so beautiful Ellie, love it, xxx

  14. Wonderful card, Ellie. Fantastic background ...

  15. What a beautiful card! the black stamps look great on that pretty background! :)

    Hope that your week is starting well :)

    Away From Blue

  16. What a gorgeous scene your created on your card! Love the sentiment you used on it! Thanks for sharing with us at Lavinia World Challenges!

  17. This is beautiful, Ellibelle!
    Thank you for playing with our February challenge over at Country View Challenges!
    Evelyn xx

  18. Beautiful! Thank you so much for joining with ust at Daisy Chain Challenges this time and good luck :)


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