Monday 16 May 2022

Home Sweet Home

Hi everyone,

My oldest friend moved house last week after 25+ years at the same address, so I wanted to make a really special card to mark the event. I had my eye on the beautiful Lavinia stamp “Harrietas House” (yes, no apostrophe!), and got it for my birthday from my husband, along with some other Lavinia stamps from another dear friend. I decided to make an 8*8 card with a Lavinia scene, using a mix of new and existing stamps.

This card has to be one of the most complex scenes I have created, as it required various layers of masking the house and sun to create the stencilled hills and clouds. I coloured my house with Promarkers, then masked the image and also cut a circle from masking sheet for the sun, while I blended first my landscape then clouds using DO. I then removed the sun mask and cut a “negative” in copy paper, to enable me to sponge yellow DO inside the circle for the sun. I stamped my trees and birds using Versafine Clair with my house mask still in place, and stamped my foreground flowers and foliage using a mix of VFC and DO’s,  and first/second generation stamping. I sponged some DO round the edges of the panel, highlighted the image with a yellow Sakura sparkle pen, and finished with a stamped sentiment.  I matted the finished panel simply onto a border of pearlescent black linen card. For a final touch I used a teeny gold sticker from my stash to put a house number on the door 😀

I also decorated the inside of the card …

… and the envelope to match. 

Once again, here's an angled picture to show the sparkle of the Sakura pen ...

Stamps: Lavinia - Harrietas House, Celestial Tree, Small Trees, Garden Poppy, Wild Poppies, Bluebells, Vine Flourish, Fairy Charms, Birds; sentiment - Woodware;
Media: House - Promarkers; scenery - Tim Holtz Distress Oxide inks (Mowed Lawn, Rustic Wilderness, Iced Spruce, Tumbled Glass, Salty Ocean, Squeezed Lemonade, Wilted Violet); Versafine Clair (Nocturne, Pinecone,  Charming Pink, Warm Breeze, Rainforest); Versafine  (Majestic Blue, Sepia); Memento (Black); Sakura sparkle pen (yellow);
Tools: Lavinia hill masks; home made hill, circle and cloud masks; masking sheet.

Challenges I would like to enter:

Classic Design Challenge #5 2022 - Anything Goes (3rd entry)
Colour Crazy Craft Challenge #19 2022 - Anything Goes With Colouring (2nd entry)
Daring Cardmakers - Rain or Shine
Day of the Month #39 - Love a Tree Day (2nd entry) - TOP 3
Little Red Wagon #653 - Make It Bloom
Make My Monday #174 - Springtime - TOP PICK
My Time To Craft #481 - Around the House
(I used Promarker alcohol markers to colour the main image)
Stamping Sensations (May) - Anything Goes with option Floral and Fauna (2nd entry)
Try It on Tuesday - Use a Stencil

Take care, and thanks very much for visiting.


crafty-stamper said...

Absolutely fabulous card perfect for a new home,brilliant stamped scene and love all the stamps and masking, a labour of love
Carol x

Lynn said...

Oh my! This is a spectacularly beautiful card. I love the details and colors. Your posts give me so much inspiration. Thank You!

Becca Sadler said...

Wow! What an excellent job in creating a scene with stamps and then coloring!!! Thanks for coming to MTTC for our "Around the House" theme! Best wishes! --Becca/DT

brenda said...

As always a delightful creation Paine so so colourful as well, many thanks for sharing another with us at Stamping Sensations challenge.

B x

Handmade by Natty said...

Gosh, what a lot of work masking all those layers, but the end result is well worth it! Beautiful card! Thanks for playing along with the Daring Cardmakers this week! :D

Lorraine said...

A gorgeous scenic card. Love your stamping, and colouring.
Lorraine x

Sarn said...

Wonderful scene and a fabulous New Home card. Worth all the masking xxx

My name is Erika. said...

That's a fun house. It looks like a magical place to live, and would probably make a great craft house. Thanks for sharing with us at Try It on Tuesday. Hugs-Erika

Meggymay said...

A wonderful card for moving to a new home. Thank you for sharing with us at Try it on Tuesdays.

Pamela said...

what a stunning card using all these different images to create a spring theme card. I love the coloring job you did. TY for playing with us at MMM

Kirsten M. said...

GROSSARTIG!!!!! Was für eine hübsche Karte:) Herzlichst Kirsten

papierelle said...

Your card is adorable. There is so much to discover on it. Glad you joined us at DotMCC. Gundi

Creaine said...

Love this! Thank you for sharing with us over here at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.
You can also upload your creation at my mixed media blog!
Ine DT Member

Maria Valente said...

This is beautiful! Thank you for playing along at Make My Monday Challenge.

Inkyfingers said...

Wow, Pauline - you have created such a wonderful whimsical scene and it was so worth the time you must have put into it. I bet your friend loved it! Love that you took the time to make the envelope special too. I bet it cheered up the Postman!
Thanks for sharing with us at ATSM and I hope you will join us again soon.
Carol x

Izzy Scrap said...

So eye-catching card ! You've created such a lovely scene with your Lavinia stamps. It is so beautiful and I love the colours. Wonderful work. Thanks so much for sharing and for playing at ATSM.

Arteconpapelmaderaehilos said...

Beautiful card! Thank you for joining with us at Classic Design Challenge. Good luck with your entry
Maritza DT

pinky said...

What a perfect new home card. I love the scene, inside and out! Thanks for sharing with us at Stamping Sensations this month.

Vic said...

Wow! I love this little work of art... The thought that has gone into this is fantastic! Thanks for sharing your creativity with us at The Colour Crazy Challenge - Vic, DT x

Izzy Scrap said...

I forgot to thank you for sharing your card in the Day of the Month Card Club gallery too !