Wednesday, 3 August 2011

A bit of Lavinia

 Now my friend Milena has received her birthday card, I am safe to post it. Back in June I went to Stamp magic at Doncaster and bought a pile of Lavinia stamps. I bought the cat and the owl with Milena in mind as I know she loves both.
I began by using promarkers to make the background like I have seen done by Nikki Hall of Polkadoodles fame. You can see an example in different colours here. then I used chipped Sapphire distress ink to make the surface of the water. All of the stamps are by Lavinia, although it was the owl, the cat and the water lily that were my most recent purchases. I made the reflection of the cat and the ripples nearest the cat with a black promarker. In hindsight I would use a finer tipped marker to do this, although it didn't spoil it.
Finally I added a few spots of diamond stickles in the sky. I will have a brayering session to use these stamps again very soon, but I was quite pleased with the promarker background on this one.Here is a close up of the glitter glue and background.
Thanks for looking!


  1. Sally this is enchanting! I love it!
    Hugs, Clare x

  2. oh this is wonderful.. i love the little black cat - and your background is beautiful
    I bet she loved it
    Lisa x

  3. Truly inspiring this card I would love to receive, your friend is very lucky. hugs heidi x

  4. Beautiful, Sally - or Enchanting, as Clare so aptly said. Love that background idea...

  5. Oh my word, you are clever Sally! I've watched dozens of demos with these stamps and techniques and am still clueless! This is, as others have said, enchanting! xx

  6. Wow Sally, I think this is wonderful. The background is fabulous and I love how you did the cat's reflection. Very clever idea. I couldn't have done that even if I'd thought of it, lol!

    Lesley Xx

  7. Hi Sally. I think this is such a beautiful card with such a great layout of the images. Love it! xx

  8. This is just gorgeous, Sally. I love the colours you've used and those Lavinia stamps are amazing. It's so difficult to choose which ones to get isn't it, they are all so tempting.
    Hope you are enjoying the Summer Hols.
    Hugs Lisax.

  9. Oh Wow, this is fabulous Sally. The colours and the reflections are just perfect, and I love the tranquil scene you've created.
    Hugs, Sylvia xxx

  10. Wow Sal, I feel so honoured to receive such a stunning card, you know me so well:) I think I may well have to frame the image - simply beautiful xxx Thank you

  11. What a great stamp & a beautiful card. Jx


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