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 :)



  1. Kathy I think you really achieved what you wanted and got the grunge look. I adore the background and subtle blend of colours. But wow what really stands out is the amazing white dots-I love how this looks-one special card. Thanks for joining Time Out x

  2. What a gorgeous, artful card. I love your thoughtful interpretation of our challenge. It is a perfect fit. Thank you so much for playing with us at Time Out.

  3. What a fabulous card. Really great for both challenges. That tree is very fun. Thanks so much for playing along at CASology and Time Out.

  4. I love the masked, inked panel you created - so much texture without being too busy. Fabulous sentiment too! Thanks for playing along with CASology this week!

  5. What a very different and effective way to use the Lavinia tree, many thanks for sharing and joining in with our 'Men and Boys' theme at Penny Black and More challenge.

    B x

  6. I think it worked out brilliantly, just love it. Thanks for sharing with us at Penny Black & more.
    Lynn x

  7. What a beautiful card with such great details added! Thanks so much for joining in at Penny Black and More challenge!
    Ellibelle's Corner

  8. This looks fabulous! Love your design and you colors. You nailed your goals perfectly :-). I'm so glad you shared it with us for the Lavinia World Challenges #27.

  9. Such a lovely CAS card! Thank you for sharing it with us over at Lavinia World Challenge! Alina, DT

  10. This is a great idea. So pretty. Thanks for sharing with us at Lavinia World Challenges- Vicki DT

  11. Your card is so lovely! I love how you used the stencil and it looks great! That tree looks amazing too~ Thanks for sharing with us at Lavinia World Challenges!

  12. This is so pretty, Kathy. It's such a calming and peaceful design. Thank you for sharing with us at Lavinia World Challenge!
    Lavinia World DT - Bonnie

  13. So pretty. Thanks for sharing at Lavinia World Challenges.

  14. A stunning card! Love the way the sentiment fonts are done! Gorgeous!
    Thanks so much for playing with us at Time Out!


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