Thursday, 20 January 2022

Mystical Aurora

Hi there,

This morning I would like to share the results of my latest inky experiment, namely to create a distress oxide smooshed background and then introduce a moon onto the already inked background. I think this kind of look is best suited to mystical cards and as I still only have the 2 Lavinia fairies, so this is another outing for Aurora.

I created my smoosh background with 3 colours of DO, and tried for the first time dabbing my ink pads onto acetate and taking that to the card, rather than dabbing them onto my mat and taking my card to the mat. I was able to ink up two card panels with this method ... the other one has lighter inking and will appear on a future card. 

I then used my Lavinia moon mask and Versafine Clair (Twilight) to ink the moon ... who knew it would stand out so much on an already inked background?? I then inked my hills using Lavinia hill masks and a mix of DO and VFC, before stamping my fairy, flowers and foliage in a mixture of colours of VFC ... and of course the adorable Pipin who is getting his first outing today.  I finished off by highlighting the moon, fairy wings and flowers with Sakura sparkle pens in Stardust and gold ... I didn't add a sentiment as I couldn't decide what would look best so I'm leaving that for now. 

Looking at the finished piece I think maybe I should have stamped some of the base flowers in black to create more depth,  but I will try that next time.

Stamps: Lavinia Aurora, Pipin, Birds, Dandelions, Group Poppies, Silhouette Foliage Set,  Mini Branch, Mini Leaf 1;

Media: Tim Holtz Distress oxide inks (Salty Ocean, Twisted Citron, Squeezed lemonade, Rustic Wilderness); Verafine (Onyx); Versafine Clair (Twilight, Rainforest, Warm Breeze);
Tools: Lavinia acetate hill masks and moon mask.

Challenges I would like to enter:

As You Like It - Favourite Colouring Medium (and why)
(my favourite is Distress oxide as there are so many effects you can achieve and I am learning new techniques all the time)
Classic Design Challenge (January) Anything Goes (3rd entry)
C.R.A.F.T. #624 - Anything Goes
Get Creative Challenge #107 - Anything Goes
Simon Says (Monday) Insects/Birds
Simon Says (Wednesday) - Four Legged Friends

Thanks for visiting today - take care, stay safe and see you soon.



brenda said...

You've discovered my favourite method of adding inks Pauline, I like the control the acetate gives you. A lovely creation, goes without saying with Lavinia.

B x

As.I.Do.Rodos. said...

Delightful card.
Thank you for joining us at CRAFT Challenge Blog challenge. Good luck Ginny DT for
CRAFT Challenge Blog
My Blog As I do Rodos

Jackie C said...

So happy to see your entry at My Time To Craft.
We love to see everyone’s work.
Good luck, do come back again!
Hugs, Jackie DT member x

Francesca said...

Gorgeous creation! Thanks for playing at The Crafting Challenge

Crafting with Jeanne said...

Saw your card on the SSS challenge and wanted to drop by to tell you how much I like it. Just beautiful. said...

Brilliant card love the colours and design. Thank you for taking the time to join us over at Gem of a Craft Challenge. We hope to see you again soon. Alison DT x

Chrissy said...

So beautiful, I love your background..
Thank you so much for joining in with our challenge this fortnight at As You Like It..


Lee said...


Judy V said...

Fabulous creation! Thanks for joining us for Challenge #2 at Gem of a Challenge!

Sueb said...

What a lovely card.
Thank you for sharing your card crafting skills with us at CRAFT challenge -theme being Anything Goes. Https://
I look forward to seeing many more of your challenges.
With kind regards

foleysfriend said...

Gorgeous! I love the background you created - definitely mystical. I like how the stamped images appear to be at different distances from the viewer. Thanks for joining us at Addicted to Stamps and More!

sue n.

Zw@@n said...

Wow, beautiful card! I love the scene and the colours. Thank you for joining us at As You Like It. xx Wilma