Sunday 6 October 2019

Couldn't Be More Different

Welcome to my blog, I have two creations today and they couldn't be more different to each other, it's a new month for challenges Stamping Sensations and Penny black & More @ Allsorts challenges, if you didn't get the chance to join in last month's challenges these could be the ones for you.

At Stamping Sensations this month the theme is 'Trees, Leaves Or Autumn', well I had to go with my new Lavinia stamps for this one.  I normally struggle with this kind of theme, so it was so nice to be able to just start stamping and inking and no worrying about what I was going to do.  First I created the background with a Gel Plate, then kept adding the stamping in various colour inks.  Stencilled in a moon, added some highlight with a white gel pen and some shimmer round the moon with a gelly roll pen. You can't see it on the photo but I also added some Sprinkle Its in Iridescent Gold.

We have sponsorship this Month from

Stamp Addicts

And of course, the Design Team have created some stunners to inspire you. Please do pay them a visit to their individual blogs - it means a lot to know you appreciate their efforts.

This is for the following challenges:-
1. Crafty Calendar Challenge - October - Autumn Colours
2. Lavinia World - #10 - Anything Goes
3. Crafty Gals Corner - #199 - Fall Colours

And now onto my second challenge creation for Penny black & More @ Allsorts, where the theme is 'Pretty In Pink', so I thought this cute image would be great for this challenge, I just went all pink and flowery, I made my own flowers using Tattered Lace dies and coloured them with Distress Inks, I love the effect I get with the inks.

We have prizes from Penny Black, Lost Coast Designs and Visible Image Stay Strong stamp  Now isn't that a lot of prizes, definitely worth getting your pretty stamps out isn't it!!!!!!

Are you wanting some inspiration, pop on over to the challenge blog and then you can see all the wonderful creations from the rest of the talented team.

This is for the following challenges:-
1. Crafty Creations - #399 - Anything Goes
2. Simon Says Stamp Wednesday - Think Pink

Stamps - Lavinia - whimsical whisps, leaf 1 mini, mini berry, spooky tree, Jaylar, tree branch, Penny Black - 1680J - Tea Cozy, 
Paper - Craft Sensations - Vintage Roses, 
Colouring Mediums - Color box inks, distress inks, versafine clair, distress oxides, Brushos, Distress Inks, 
Tools - Gel press, Inkylicious moon stencil, brayer, Sheena - Dies - In Full Bloom, TatteredLace - Flower - Primrose, Xcut - leaf punch, 
Embellishments - Brushos Sprinkle It - iridescent gold, gelly roll pen, white gel pen, gems, 

Thank you for popping by my blog.
Happy crafting
Tracy x


Sally H said...

Two absolutely gorgeous creations, Tracy! That fairy Scene is breathtaking.I love it! So lovely to hear that getting inky is well within your comfort zone now! Your beautiful house mouse creation is very pretty and beautifully coloured. I love the pink and green combination x

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

Two gorgeous cards Tracy and I'm loving your Lavinia cards. Welcome to the 'Inky Side.' I didn't start off making inky cards but I'm totally addicted now lol. You just can't beat getting messy. Enjoy the rest of your weekend x

brenda said...

Indeed they are so different Tracy, the Autumnal one has so much depth and the white highlighting on the branch really brings the Fairy to life. By contrast your PB creation is beautifully soft and delicate and perfectly coloured in.

As Sandra said, welcome to inkiness - also called the dark side of crafting!

B x

Lynne K said...

As you say, Tracy, both cards so different but each absolutely gorgeous. You are definitely rocking the inkiness, your Lavinia creations are stunning. I will look forward to seeing more!

Lynne x

Ellibelle said...

Very different indeed. But both are gorgeous, Tracy. Love your Lavinia fairy scene with those beautiful earthy colors and who can resist those cute mice!! I NEED to make a cute card soon!! It's been way too long!

Marlies said...

Two gorgeous cards Tracy. I am not that far yet as to getting inky and creating a scenery but I do love lavinia stamps and the wonderful cards people creatie with them. So who knows mabe one day. Your second card is adorable and in lovely colours.

Mervi said...

You nailed both themes perfectly. Two fabulous cards, the first is totally stunning and the second so darling;-))m

Kathleen said...

Two fabulous creations Tracy, totally gorgeous background you have really mastered this extremely well Some really stunning images on your first card too.
Your second card is also really beautiful, such super shades of pink and a gorgeous image, great papers too.

Kath x

Linby said...

You are really coming into your own with the inky cards - love this one, the colours are fab. Sweet little PB card too with one of my fav images.

Leanne Harris said...

Two lovely creations Tracy, love your Lavinia one for Stamping Sensations and your PB one is so pretty xxxxx

Nonnie's Cards and Gifts said...

These colors are fantastic. Wonderful work. Thank you for sharing and crafting with us at Lavinia World. Vicki- DT

Chris said...

Your Lavinia card is so beautiful, fabulous stamps and the colours are wonderful. Thank you for playing along at Crafty Calendar this month.

Anne Temple said...

Both of your cards are gorgeous (and very different :-).) . Love the deep, rich colors you've chosen for the Lavinia stamp background. So glad you shared this with us for the Lavinia World Challenges. We look forward to seeing more of your wonderful projects in the future :-)

Donna Ellis said...

Oh my, Tracy! The colors in your fairy card are incredible! I especially like the use of the branch in two directions, and the foliage framing your entire piece. It's lovely! So happy I saw your pretty card at Lavinia World Challenges >. Hope to see more of your creations in the future.
{Creative Smiles - my little crafting world}

Kim said...

These are both beautiful creations. Thanks for joining the challenge at Crafty Gals Corner.

Joan said...

They certainly are different Tracy but both fabulous. Your fairy scene is stunning with lovely colours and your mice are so sweet on the second card


Elizabeth Hart said...

Aren't these mice just too adorable!! Thanks so very much for joining us this time at the Crafty Creations Challenge, Elizabeth (DT)

Grandma Bonnie said...

Tracy, your Lavinia Stamp card is so beautiful! Thank you so very much for sharing it with us at Lavinia World Challenges!
DT Bonnie

Anonymous said...

Sounds like you had fun with the first card’s techniques and I love the moon. Of course the second card is adorable; that stamp is still one of my PB favourites.