I bought some new Lavinia Stamps at Ally Pally at the weekend. I already have some but I really struggled with brayering and so had hardly used them as they are so well suited to a brayered background. I also bought an inking tool and some foam pads and had a go at making a soft distress ink background for my images. I botched the first attempt and recognise that I need more practice. I heat embossed the fairy which added some "sparkle" making it suitable for entry into this week's Flutter By Wednesday challenge and I am actually very pleased with the effect. Papers are by Basic Grey, the ticket stamp was free with a Craft Stamper magazine and the purple lace ribbon, also an Ally Pally purchase, is LLB. Other embellishments are from my stash. This card is for my best matey's eldest daughter. I have to post it now (and hope she doesn't see it) to enter it into the great sketch over at Cute Stamps and Cards.