So, I joined a moo swap. Yep, I know I know... what's a moo? Well it's very little swap card- teeny tiny really- 2.9x6,9cm. Sounds a bit too small, but actually I loved working in miniature. MInd you, I am an ATC girl at heart!
The theme was the sky's the limit, so obviously I went for dragons. Well, you do, don't you?
These are probably larger on the screen than they are in real life!
The background is splodged Distress Inks and the images are miniature ones from Lavinia. The edges are heat embossed with gold, although it's not showing up, grrrr. Oh, and I sparkled the moon.
I'm a fantasy fan. Love me a spot of fantastic fiction or an epic fantasy film. When I'm feeling particularly inspired by castles and kings and fairy domains, my Lavinia stamps tend to get inked up.
I've said it often (and this isn't something I say lightly- those who've seen the size of my stamp collection will confirm that I know what I'm talking about), Lavinia stamps are some of the most precise stamping stamps out there. They stain and look like they'll be squidgy and wobbly edged, just like most other clear stamp you've tried, but trust me, they stamp perfectly. I use a versafine onyx black ink pad and the cobination is superb.
Bz bzz bzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz. I read a superb book recently called The Bees by Laline Paull, click on the picture for an Amazon link. It was fascinating and strange and compelling and unnerving all at once.
Made me want to get my big bee stamp out! So I did.
Background created with the help of my daughter, from Distress Inks, punchinella, stamps and splodges.