Monday 1 August 2022

* Path of Positivity: Dreams and Wishes


Welcome to the August Path of Positivity Challenge.

Our challenge is always Anything Goes with an optional theme.

This month's option is to design a project that focuses on celebrating YOUR CREATIVE SELF by making something special just for you.

Honours and Prizes include:
  • $6 worth of images from Scribbles Designs, for a person chosen in a random draw based on all qualifying entrants.
  • A badge for the following honours: Top PickVoter's ChoiceMost InspirationalRandom WinnerDT Delight.
I have a thousand projects (slight exaggeration) that I would like to make, but I decided that since we had a break in July, I would make the effort to visit and make some purchases from a craft store that has been on my wish list for a long time; the beautiful Lavinia Stamp shop in Ruthin, North Wales. It was everything I had hoped it would be - a magical kingdom selling not only beautiful craft goodies, but lovely stationery, home and garden decor, bath and beauty products and what's more, I visited on an Open Day, so the talented Tracy and her design team were demonstrating. I was in crafting heaven!
The only problem (and I'm sure most of you will know this feeling) was that I wanted it all - stamps, stencils, inks, pens, speciality papers, the lot - I not only wanted it, I needed it :) Sadly, my bank balance said different, but I came away with several stamps, a new stencil, some lovely mystical mica sprays, some juicy inks and several glitter gel pens. I was very content.

So my just-for-me project is a result of my visit and having a play with some of these new-to-me Lavinia items. I made a piece which I popped into a frame to sit on my bedside table. (We are in the process of redecorating and have gone with a beautiful, deep emerald green colour scheme.)

I used my new Elements inks to add colour to the back of the Laurel Stencil and made a mono print which I then cut using a circle die. This was the background for my little fairy, stamp, Rory. I made a moon by using a circle mask and inking around the edges. The ground was made by inking with a piece of torn paper as the mask. I added lots of tiny bits of foliage stamps, including the new Wild Summer Flower, Lavender and Leaf Creepers. I also added some Posca pen orbs and some white paint splatters, as well as Lime Green Stickles for some sparkle.
The background was inked with Elements and bleached with water splatters. I then stencilled over using the Laurel stencil again. White acrylic paint splatters were generously applied. I matted onto white and black card.  The sentiment is heat embossed.

Here is a close up, I should have photographed before I framed it, as there is glare from the glass, but I was excited to get the project completed.😀

We would love to see your creations! 
Just make sure that your entry is positive, inspirational, motivational or encouraging in some way!
The link up is here: Challenge #103 Path of Positivity.


That's all for today! 
Many thanks to Scribbles Designs for sponsoring the challenge.

I'll be back with a another Path of Positivity project in a couple of weeks time.

Thanks for stopping by today!
I'd like to play along in these challenges:

Pammies Inky Pinkies #2231 AG 07/08 (2/3) Honourable Mention
Classic Design Challenge #8 AG 27/08 DT Favourite

I'd really love some feedback :)      

I read and appreciate all your comments. 


  1. wow stunning Carole love it and great color combo

    Gr Karin

  2. Love this! Thank you for sharing with us over here at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.
    Ine DT Member

  3. Oh Wow Carole, this is fantastic and I love how you've framed and created wall art. Gorgeous, I must share this with a friend who loves all things Lavinia. Thanks for playing at Pammie's Inky Pinkies!


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