Category Archives: Lavinia

Calendar – September

For Christmas I gave my parents and my auntie a calendar I had made with a postcard sized piece of art on each month… so today I am sharing their September artwork.

I wanted an atmospheric fairy page for September. I stamped Darcy trees which look like toadstools and then added a lavinia fairy to the top of one. Then created a moon with a circle mask and a sponge dauber. Then I coloured the toadstools with watercolour pencils and inked the whole piece with black soot distress ink before adding water splatters.

Finally I added Wink of Stella to the fairy so she shimmers.

Love these … not sure which colour scheme I prefer as one has more orange tones and the other pink tones.

Happy crafting!


Fairy twinchies

Today I have a project I made a few weeks ago but forgot to share on my blog. Don’t know why but I was neglecting blogging. Possibly because it’s been so busy, possibly because my mojo was absent for a while and I got out of the habit!

Whatever the reason… I’m back today!

So these twinchies were for a swap and I loved creating them.

There were lots and lots of layers of distress oxides and smooshing and then stamping. Then embossing and embossing and embossing!

I used the lavinia stamps fairy and then alpha stamps for the sentiment on the top.

I finished off with some bling!

Really lovely ethereal background and you can never go wrong with a lavinia silhouette stamp!

Happy crafting!


Postcard swap… fairies

Another challenge I have managed to get up to date with… postcard art challenge. This month the theme is Fairies, Goblins or Imps…. I of course chose fairies. 

I decided on a background made from distress stains and then built up with distress inks, stencils and stamped images. 

I added the little Lavinia fairies and then dots of glitter and small star sequins. Perfect fairy dust. 

Loved creating this. Just so much fun. 

Happy crafting! 


Catch up from Tuesdays art journalling session


Whilst I may be back in the craft room I am far from back in the usual creative place due to a zillion things going on for me at the moment.  I was really happy to spend some time creating with my friends on Tuesday night in my junk journal and so can share with you what I made.

I managed two pages both for the theme of Wishes.

First a fairy page…


Just love the beautiful gold and rich colour tones with the little fairies.


This is also a lovely page and really happy with how this worked and came together quite quickly. 

Hoping to grab some crafting time in the room soon and get myself back into the zone properly.  I also have a new obsession that I will share with you soon… bullet journalling… couldn’t be more different than this mixed media art but it is my current obsession. Anyway more about that another time.

Happy crafting!


Use them or lose them #18 project #2

So this year I have decided to challenge myself to make a set of cards, scrapbook page or journal layout using each of my stamp sets as I know I have some I rarely use!

This week I chose to use the Watercolour wash and shared some reasonably fussy shabby chic style cards on Sunday. This time I was inspired by the card class I held last week and went for a Brusho stamping technique instead based on something Helen had suggested.

I tapped out the colours in a rainbow/colour wheel sequence, then spritzed water.  I then stamped the stamp into the colourful puddle and then stamped directly onto the card blank. 


I changed the order slightly for the second and third cards at the bottom as I need the colour to cover more of the stamp and this time got a bit more coverage.  The stamp itself is sketchy and also the extra water means it doesn’t have the colour all over but slightly puddles.   But for this stamp this was perfect!  Three backgrounds done and dusted in a matter of moments.

To finish off I grabbed different stamps and my black Versafine (important to make sure the card is completely dry when stamping to stop bleeding!).

First one was made for my work friend who celebrated her birthday yesterday.


Used Claritystamps and the sentiment from Sky’s the Limit stamps.

Next a card made on behalf of my parents for my great niece who turns 6 in a few weeks time (I’m ahead on my orders for my parents for once!).


This time Lavinia stamps for the fairy and stars, skinny alpha for the name and 6 and the sentiment is an old Blonde moments one.

Finally a card for the stash…


Indigo Blu stamp is just perfect for the colour wash rainbow!

Love all of these, pleased I remembered Helen’s idea and these quick cards were so easy and fun to do!  Love brushos!

Confirmed as well that this stamp is going nowhere!  Definitely a keeper!

Happy crafting!


Results of playing with friends

Last night was art journaling class at my house and this time only three friends were able to come.  It was a shame others couldn’t come but it did mean it was a very relaxed play session for us.  

The main aim was to use gelatos, but we also got to play with the brushos a little too before I handed them back (reluctantly) to Linda.

Here are the results…

These were all using gelatos and archival ink.

These were using brushos and archival ink.


And everyone else’s creations…

I am still not 100% convinced that I need gelatos but they are fun to play with.  brushos on the other hand… Definitely on my birthday wish list! 

Happy crafting!