Saturday, September 18, 2021

August Cards

Hello everyone!  I'm a little, well maybe a lot, behind as usual.  In an effort to catch back up, I'm going to post a recap of the cards I made in August.  Since I can't seem to keep up, that's my goal is at least to post once a month.  So here goes! 

Mooch and the fairy foragers putting the flowers to sleep, that's what I imagine is going on in this scene.  This is a 5x7 piece that I actually ended up framing, instead of making into a card.  I made the background on the gel press with Elements Inks from Lavinia Stamps and Brushos.   All of the stamps are Lavinia Stamps.  Other inks used are Versafine Claire and Close to My Heart.  I threw in some Inktense and Prismacolors for good measure.  There is always sparkle from a gelly roll stardust pen that I can never capture in pictures. 

This next card is also a 5x7.  It was just after the Olympics, so I figured our forest friends may be having a competition of their own.   This background is from the Lavinia Dreamscapes paper pack.  The inks and stamps are same as above. I just love these hares.  The Druid's Inn stamp is one of my favorite scenery stamps from Lavinia.

I had seen a picture circulating facebook of a snail with a berry.  It was an incredible photo.  I tried my best to recreate it here.  The background was made on the gel press with Distress Oxides, Brushos, and dye inks.  All the stamps are Lavinia, including the new sentiment stamps which I heat embossed on the strips.  There was a good bit of coloring on here with Prismacolors over the stamped images.

This next card is a standard A2 sized card.  This is one of the new fairies, Quinn, with her new Fairy Heart Charm.  I love, love, love the new release from Lavinia Stamps.  This background was made with Distress Oxides.  I used Versafine Claire ink to stamp Quinn and the branches.  The leaves are stamped with dye inks from Close to My Heart.    I left the sentiment off of this one, but I feel like it could be used for so many things: birthdays, thinking of you, just a note, thanks, etc. 

That's it for me, for now.   Maybe one day I can stay caught up.  For a more up to date account of my cards and such, you can follow me on Instagram @Stacy_Scraps.  

Thanks for stopping by!  Stay safe!

Sunday, July 4, 2021

Moonlit Conversations

Hello everyone! I thought I would make a quick post to share a card I made today.  This month's theme for the Lavinia Stamps Challenge is Midnight Magic.  I attempted to make it look like midnight, but I ended up with more like 8:00  


I do however really love Rufus, the fox.  He is probably my favorite fox from Lavinia.  All stamps in this card are from Lavinia Stamps.  The background was made with Distress Oxide inks.  The images were stamped with Versafine Claire in Nocturne.  The rest of the coloring is a combination of dye inks used as watercolors, pencils, and pens.  Of course, you can't see the sparkle in the photo, except where I tried to make stars and used the sparkle pen.  They did not turn out as planned, of course those you can

I'll be entering this card in a couple of challenges which I will list below.  Thanks for stopping by!


Cute Card Thursday -  #390 Anything Goes 

Craft Challenge - Anything Goes - Critter Themed 

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes 

June Cards

Hello everyone!  I can't believe it's already July!  Half of the year is gone already.  I haven't had much time to post, so I thought I would do a compilation post of the cards I did in June. All of these feature Lavinia Stamps.

 This one was using the colors from the Butterfly Reflections Ink Mood Board Instagram challenge color cues.  I personally challenged myself not to use any black ink.  The background is a blend of Distress Oxide Inks in Picked Raspberry, Squeezed Lemon, Peacock Feathers, and Salty Ocean.  The darkest ink is Versafine Claire in Twilight.  I used Prismacolor pencils to give some dimension to the fairies and butterflies. 

This one I made from a background I wasn't particularly happy with.  Funny how things work out, because I ended up liking it in this card. That is why I never throw one away.  It may not be what you intended, but it may work for something.  The moon was made using pan pastel in Titanium White. 

The next one uses a page from my Lavinia Dreamscape paper pad.  These backgrounds are so dreamy. I used Versafine Claire inks in Nocturne, Twilight, and Monarch on this one.   She really sparkles, but I can never get that to show in a photo. 

I did two more cards, which were adorable little gnomes from the Whimsy Stamp set Think Spring.  For some reason I can't get my photos to load, but you can check them out on my Instagram account- stacy_scraps. 

Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, May 1, 2021

Moonlight Serenade

Hello everyone!  I wanted to share another card I made with some Lavinia Stamps.  Yes, I am addicted. I have found a whole new world to create using these stamps.  This one is using the new mini stamp called, Jiminy.     Jiminy is perched on the Meadow Mushroom in between the Druid's Inn tree trunks, in a field full of Bluebells.  The background was made with Dylusion ink sprays.  I used Versafine Claire inks to stamp my images and then used Prismacolor pencils and CTMH dye inks to color them in or enhance the images.  I used a little white pigment ink to color the moon and make some floating orbs, or maybe fireflies.  I dotted the centers with a white Posca pen.  These scenes are so much fun to make.

The challenge this week at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog  is "Anything Goes" so I will be entering this card there.  Also, I'll be entering it in the Fairy Stamper Hug facebook bi-weekly challenge. 

Off to make more cards and maybe even get a little scrapbooking in.  Thanks for stopping by!

Inviting Mr. O'Hare

"Do you like carrots, Mr. O'Hare?" Mr. O'Hare nods excitedly at Darcy.  "We have carrots in the garden at my house if you would like to come.  It's just up this path."  Excitedly, Darcy takes the lead and off they go.

I can't help but to make up dialog for these little characters from Lavinia Stamps.  This is a 5x7 card I made with Darcy, Wild Hares, Small Dwellings, Skeleton Tree Scene, and Fairy Path stamps.  There are some other smaller stamps used for the flowers. This background is one I have had that I grabbed from my basket of backgrounds.  I'm sure this one was made with dye inks on the gel press, I'm just not sure with which colors.  Everything else is stamped with Versafine Claire inks.  I used a fine liner pen and drew the stepping stones from the end of the Fairy Path stamp to the door of Darcy's house.  

This week at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday's challenge it is "Anything Goes."  I will be entering this card there and also, on the Fairy Stamper Hugs facebook page for their bi-weekly challenge. 

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, April 5, 2021

Meadow Mushrooms

 Hello everyone!  This month the Creative Challenge at Lavinia Stamps is Mushroom Magic.  I created a card using several mushroom stamps from Lavinia along with the Bluebell stamp and Twisted Vine.  Of course, I had to add something with wings, so Dragonfly made a cameo as well. 

This background was made on the gel press with a combination of Distress Oxides and Brushos. Everything else is stamped in Versafine Claire inks.  I used my Prismacolor pencils to add some dimension.  Once again, what you can't see in this picture is the glittery shimmer of the Sakura gelly roll pen I used for highlights and dots.  I tried to capture it in the picture below.  Please forgive my poor lighting.

I will be entering this card in a couple of challenges which I will list below.  Thanks for stopping by! 


Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes

Lavinia Stamps Creative Challenge - Mushroom Magic  

Fairy Stamper Hugs Facebook Challenge

Small Dwellings by the Lake

Hello everyone!  I wanted to share a card I made after watching a video demonstration from Tracey Dutton at Lavinia Stamps.  I loved the color and composition of her card and tried to recreate one for myself.  I didn't have the exact stamps or colors, but I got as close as I could. 

This is a slimline card that fits into a standard #10 envelope.  The background is a blend of distress oxide inks.  The rest is a combination of Versafine Claire inks and CTMH dye inks.  I used some Inktense pencils for the reflection.  What you can't see here are the dots of the Signo gold glitter pen. I can never capture the shimmer in my pictures. 

I'll be entering this card in the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge which is anything goes this week. 

Thanks for stopping by!