Thursday, 28 April 2011


Hi lovely blogging friends - hope your weather is fabulous. I am keeping my fingers crossed that the sun will shine on the happy Royal Couple tomorrow ~  and isn't is great to have something joyful happening in the world.
Thanks to everyone who joined in the fun last week with the recycling challenge at MAWTT - there were some really amazing projects!
This week at MAWTT the Challenge theme is Pami's choice - "Anything Goes" - Yaayyy I hear you all shout!!  I know I did (thanks Pami)!! because I decided to indulge in a messy inky-fingers kind of day, and get out those Alcohol Inks which I love, but rarely use. So, here is my DT card:-

The Lavinia fairy has been stamped onto acetate with Black Staz-on, and only the image has been inked on the reverse with Alcohol Ink, with a little Glamour Dust here and there. 
The background was created on a second piece of acetate,  with more alcohol inks, then placed behind the main image piece. These were then layered onto white cardstock and secured with inked brads.
The black and green layers are SU card.  
The Toadstools and  branches at the base of the card are also Lavinia stamps.
The cream lace has been lightly coloured with Distress Inks.
Sentiment - Hero Arts.
So peeps - let's see your fabulous creations - the prize this week is a beautiful floral Hero Arts stamp set  from our lovely Sponsors -
The Stamp Man
I would like to enter my card into the following Challenges:-
Sparkles Forum Challenges - Anything Goes.
Joyful Stamper -  Anything Goes.
The Artistic Stamper - "Build it Up" (Layers).
Simon Says Stamp Challenge - Anything Goes, plus a BLOG HOP to celebrate their 2nd Anniversary!
Love to all ~


G Peplow said...

Hi Sylvia, love all the techniques here, fabulous dreamy card, love it all:0) xx

Denise said...

Wow Sylvia, this is totally awesome. The way you have used the inks is fantastic. I love it!! Hugs Denise xx

Brenda Brown said...

This is stunning Sylvia. When I saw it on the DT blog I wanted to know how you had made it so I can have a go too.
Love the colours and stamps you have used.
luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

Debs said...

Fabulous card Sylvia
Great techniques.
Have a wonderful day.
{{Debs}} xx

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Gorgeous creation, just love the effect you have created! hugs shell xx

DesignerDiva said...

Gorgeous technique Sylvia really rich in depth of colour, I'm guilty of not using my alcohol inks - maybe I'll get them out now!
Hugs Laurie

Mrs.B said...

Sylvia this is so gorgeous, love the way you have done 2 layers of acetate!! very clever.
Avril xx

Unknown said...

A Stunning card Sylvia love all your ink technique with this one fabulous make Hugs
Sarah x

Sarn said...

WOW - simply amazing card. Love Lavinia stamps!
Hugs, Sandra

G Peplow said...

Hello again Sylvia, I have something for you on my blog, hugs:0) xxx

Hazel (Didos) said...

I want to come play and get all inky too. This is stunning.Hope you have a great weekend Hazelxo

Pami said...

This is amazing Sylvia! You are so clever! The colours you have used a fab as well. Pami x

Christine L said...

Wowwww how fabulous! I love working with alcohol inks...... but this is taking it to the next level!
Christine x

CraftinGranny said...

What a beautiful and colorful shade of blues you have used. Gorgeous and stunning Sylvia. I don't use mine much either so maybe I should start after seeing this fab creation. Great inspiration. "Hugs" Carol

lisa said...

Mmmmmm I wonder where you bought that stamp, Sylvia!!!! It looks great with the alcohol inks and I love your lacy touch.
Hope the sunshine behaves for tomorrow, it's getting quite exciting now isn't it.
hugs Lisax

Lisa Jane said...

wow this is fabulous Sylvia... i want to have a go lol.. it looks so effective .. and i love the image
Lisa x

Gini said...

Eye poppingly gorgeous!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
That is more like a picture that needs to go up on the wall.
I've never seen anybody make a Lavinia Stamp look better than this beauty Sylvia!

RefRacBe said...

Another fabulous card, Sylvia. The alcohol ink background works really well with the stamp. Rachel.

cheryl said...

oh wow hun this is just stunning such an amazing effect,gloroius color hugs cheryl xxx

Mina said...

wow Sylvia this is an amazing creation...the background is stunning
Mina xxx

Berry said...

This is completely stunning Sylvia Anne so pretty with such amazing colours hugs Rebekah xx

Michelle said...

Hi Sylvia
Just been catching up on your wonderful creations, some gorgeous work! I LOVE all your less is more cards but WOW this is wonderful! Love the colours and the business of the design, it feels very folk arty. Fabulous! Hope you had a great Easter and are enjoying the sun. Wishing you smiles
x Michelle

Sally H said...

Wow! I think you are the queen of acetate! LOVE it!

Duendes said...

Hello friend,
i love your work!!!
is very sensitive.
big hugs

Alexandra Lundgren said...

This is an absolutely beautiful card. What an inspiration. I want to just keep looking at it.

Lexxie said...

Fab scene you have created Sylvia, such gorgeous colours and wonderful use of the alcohol inks,
Love Sarita xx

Zoechaos said...

Love the effects you have achieved with this card it is so lovely. XOXO Zoe

Nannieflash said...

Stunning card, love that image its gorgeous. with hugs Shirleyxxxxx

uhooi said...

The cards are very good and creative,,

Keep It Sweet and Simple said...

Stunning card. Using the inks on acetate gives it a really magical, ethereal feel.
Caroline xxx

shaz earl said...

Fabulous card thank you for joining us at SFc good luck in the draw x

The Stamp Man said...

This is stunning, the effects of the alcohol inks on the acetate look so textured!!

Great idea:)

Jill x

Crafting Gill said...

Lovley card thanks for joining us at SFC good luck
Gill xx

Lesley said...

Great card, love the background! Thanks for taking part in the SFC xx

Alyna said...


this is amazing.i dont know wut u have done actually but i love the colors and the way this card has come up.
thanx fer leaving love at my blog