Friday, September 4, 2020

Scrap N Stamp Blog Hop: LIVE, LOVE, LAVINIA

 Welcome back to another fabulous monthly blog hop brought to you by Scrap N Stamp Canada! This month we are featuring stamps from Lavinia Stamps.

Lavinia Stamps is a new company for me. The images are very whimsical and quite beautiful. And they are perfect for art journaling so that's what I've created for you today!

I worked in my Travellers Notebook refill pages which you can find on Amazon. These are a fantastic way to start as they are inexpensive and the size is not too daunting! After covering the pages in Gesso, I picked out 3 Distress Oxide Inks: Speckled Egg, Pumice Stone and Fossilized Amber. I ADORE this colour combination!  I did some simple ink smooshing by using an acetate sheet.

I decided to try heat embossing on this page. I've never done it on a journal layout so wasn't sure how it would go. But it actually turned out not too bad! I used the Zen Leaf 2 stamp from Lavinia Stamps along with white embossing powder. I tried to stamp as randomly as possible.

To make the images pop a bit more, I added the same three ink colours inside some of the leaves as well as used a watersoluable pencil to create some shadows around each leaf.

Art journaling is all about adding layers and textures so I took the Mini Dots stamp (Lavinia) and some Black Archival Ink and did some random stamping. While I had that ink out, I used a Tim Holtz Stencil to add the circle patterns.

It was at this point that I wanted more black so I used a portion of the Mini Butterfly Collage Stencil with Black Embossing Paste to add not only more black but texture as well!

The sentiment comes from the Big Chat Sticker Book from Tim Holtz. I outlined each sticker with a white gel pen. To finish the page off, I used a black brush pen to draw a wonky border to frame it nicely. WAIT!! I thought I was finished at this point but I had one more stamp to use and that was the Flutterby Mini stamp.

I stamped it directly onto the page as well as a scrap of watercolour paper. I used Speckled Egg and Fossilized Amber inks to add a bit of colour to the wings. I fussy cut the wings only and added it to the stamped image on the it's done!!

Thanks so much for stopping by and hopping along with us today! I hope we've inspired you to try out Lavinia Stamps if you're new to them!!




There are 3 prize packs from SNS up for grabs. Just leave a comment on each stop of the hop for a chance to win!  Also, Lavinia Stamp will be 20% off until Sunday, Sept 6th/2020 at 9pm PST.


  1. Wow, this is gorgeous! I love all of the colours and textures.

  2. So pretty! I may have to take up art journaling now. :)

  3. WOW 😳 Laure!! THIS. IS. GORGEOUS!!!! I have to try that in my TN’s

  4. Pretty notebook pages! I love the Zen Leaf 2 stamp!

  5. This is amazing! I LOVE the notebook pages! How stunning!

  6. Amazing loving all the texture you used.

  7. How awesome this looks!
    Love the random inking
    and darling butterfly.
    Carla from Utah

  8. Beautiful Laurie! Everyone needs a travelers notebook!

  9. Wow! This is amazing! I love the layers, and the color combo! I am adding these colors to my collection! Thank you for the inspiration, and for sharing!

  10. Wonderful pages!! The black def. adds dimension to them. Nice late addition of the butterfly. Beautiful!

  11. What pretty the colours.


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