Saturday, May 23, 2020

Celestial Tree

I wanted to try to make a Clean and Simple, but Grungy at the same time, card for a guy :)

I also wanted to use my new Lavinia stamps again so it was a bit of a tricky challenge I set myself but I was happy with how this turned out :)

I decided to mask a panel down the middle of white card.
I blended Tumbled Glass,  Broken China and Salty Ocean Distress Inks for the sky and              Mowed Lawn and Evergreen Bough Distress Inks for the grass.
Then I used Faded Jeans Distress Ink with a Tim Holtz stencil called Bubble from Set #5.

I used Archival Black ink to stamp the gorgeous Celestial Tree by Lavinia Stamps.
I splashed some water onto the card and some watered down Mowed Lawn Distress Ink also.

I wanted the dots on the tree to be white and used a white paint pen but I wasn't real happy with the look and ended up going over it again with white gel ink.

I cut some words from some paper by Bella Blvd and drew around them a little. 

I also added some Ranger black enamel accents and mounted the piece onto a black card.

I'd like to enter my card in the following challenges :

Lavinia Stamps challenge - flora and fauna
Lavinia World Challenge - anything goes
Casology - Plant
Time Out Challenge - Free
Penny Black and More challenge - Boys and men
Ink Art Designs - anything goes

Thanks for dropping by today :)


Sunday, May 3, 2020

Lilac Whimsical Hares

I had lots of messy fun playing around with Lavinia Stamps yesterday :)

I decided to use two of the Whimsical Hares this time along with Willow and Fairy Buttercups.

I used Spun Sugar, Shaded Lilac, Tumbled Glass, Salty Ocean, Dusty Concord, Mowed Lawn, Evergreen Bough and Black Soot Distress Inks to create the background and then spritzed it with some water.

Then I used Dusty Concord Archival Ink to stamp the Willow and Fairy Buttercups.

The Whimsical Hares were stamped with Black Archival Ink and I flicked some white acrylic paint on top of it all.

I really enjoyed creating a scene on a circle rather than a rectangle and I was really happy with how this one turned out :)

I'd like to enter my card in the following challenges :

Ink Art Designs - hashtag animal challenge

Lavinia World Challenge - anything goes

Lavinia Stamps creative challenge - flora and fauna

Southern Girls Challenge - anything goes

Thanks for dropping by for a look today :)