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Friday, 2 May 2014

Zoe - challenge - #5 - May "Birthday Girl"

Good morning lovelies! I'm on my way home from Turkey today and so this post has been scheduled, I hope it's worked ok?

Here are my samples for Lavinia Stamps Challenge #5 and this months theme is "Birthday Girl" please be mindful of the few rules we have regarding our challenge, we will only except entries that use Lavinia Stamps Only Tracey offers a very generous prize of £40 in vouchers to spend on Lavinia products which is why we need to be rather strict about the rules, thank you in advance!

My first card I used the Paperartsy chalk paints with a sponge to create a splodgy effect then used a stencil with a Damask style pattern with Archival ink through it, I stamped the "Gerbara" stamps in Archival ink in various colours, I also stamps the Gerbara onto some printed paper and cut them out for embellishments!
My tag I painted with Silks Acrylics by Luminarts, I used the same stencil as my card and pounced through with the Silks in darker shades and then stamped with the brown Silks using the Wild flowers stamp, a few little liquid pearls and a metal sentiment I coloured with Alcohol inks, added some tiny butterfly punches also coloured with Silks, the ribbon I coloured with Distress stains to match up the colours.

Thank you for visiting, I really appreciate the time you take to comment. Have a great day xx Zoe xx



Wendy McCarthy said...

Love the autumnal colours, very pretty! Welcome home, hope you had a fab holiday! Xx

Stamping With Bibiana said...

great tags , TFS the explanation on how to for the Bckgd.

Linda Simpson said...

Beautiful tags Zoe, love the colours. I hope you have had a wonderful holiday.
Linda xxx

Anonymous said...

Well it worked!!

Gorgeous work, love them both.

Moira xx

Mrs O crafty blog said...

Hope you had a great holiday
Zoe, these are fab..Px

KarinsArtScrap said...

a beautiful card and a gorgeous tag Zoe.

gr karin

Theresa Pace said...

both beautiful Zoe.
love the spicy autumnal feel of the first one. the flowers look like fireworks. and the second has a lovely vintagey feel to it xx
ps the fireworks was suggested by my 11 yr old

Pauline Butcher said...

Two more of your fab projects Zoe, It's been quiet whilst you've been away, hope you had a wonderful time. Hugs P xxx

Stephanie said...

Beautiful. Love the colors.

jane stillman said...

gorgeous creations, love the colours and designs. Hope you enjoyed Turkey

Hellen said...

Yay! It worked! Hope you had a great time Zoe :-) these designs are gorgeous - love the colours. x

Karen said...

Lovely samples Zoe, great colours. Hope you had a lovely holiday. Kx

Barbara said...

Great samples as usual, Zoe, and fab colours.....When I first looked at the tag, I thought you'd used a peel off! hahahaha

Cumbrianlass said...

Fabulous work Zoe both the card and tag are gorgeous.
Hope you have had a wonderful holiday.
Janet xxx

Laine said...

Wonderful detailed creation Zoe. You have a fabulous eye for colour and detail.

SARN said...

This is sooooo pretty xxx

Karen Clare said...

Beautiful colouring on these Zoe, really lovely designs.
Hugs, Karen xxx