Monday, 13 March 2023

Simon Says - Whatever the Weather

Hi everyone,

The past week has flown by, and it's time already for my second week as Guest Designer for the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge

This week the theme is

Whatever the Weather

The lovely folks over at Simon Says Stamp are generously giving away a FABULOUS $25 voucher to shop at the  Simon Says Stamp StoreAll you have to do is take out your crafty supplies, make something following this week’s prompt, and add a link in the Inlinkz  on the challenge blog post!  You can enter 5 times so that's 5 possible chances to win! All winners are chosen randomly, so everyone has an equal chance - good luck everyone!

Here's my card for this week (links to my supplies are below the description)

I am a big fan of Lavinia stamps, so I decided to make one of my favourite magical sunrise meadow scenes with a variety of Lavinia stamps.

On a square of white stamping card I blended Tim Holtz Distress Oxide inks in graduating sunny shades (Squeezed Lemonade, Fossilized Amber, Spiced Marmalade, Ripe Persimmon and Barn Door), then blended Spiced Marmalade DOX and Vintage Photo Distress ink around a Lavinia acetate circle mask to form the sun. I stamped the fairy Aurora using Versafine Clair in Nocturne, then stamped Wild Summer Flowers. I filled in the gaps in my meadow scene by stamping Leaf Spray, Fairy Bells, Flower Collection and Silhouette Grass using a variety of 1st and 2nd generation stamping, using various colours of Versafine and Versafine Clair. I coloured Aurora’s wings and the flowers with Sakura stardust pens (red, orange and yellow) and highlighted Aurora and the sun with Stardust pen to show the sun’s reflection. Finally I stamped my sentiment, added a little stamped bird, and added gold acrylic paint spatter. When dry I edged the finished panel with black marker pen and matted onto 2 colours of co-ordinating card stock.

This is a very sparkly card - here is an angled picture to try to capture that ...

Here are links to what I used: 

Don’t forget to visit the challenge blog to see the amazing inspiration from the rest of the Design Team.
You have until Monday  8 am Ohio time, 1 pm UK time, 2 pm CET to join in.

Challenges I would like to enter:

Ally’s Angels #68 - Anything Goes
Dream Valley #289 - Things With Wings
Stamping Sensations (March) - Anything Stamped with option Wings and Tails (2nd entry)
Triple B (March) - Birds, Butterflies and/or Blooms (2nd entry)
Word Art Wednesday #585/586 - Anything Goes (4th entry)

I am also entering a version of this card (without sentiment) into the Lavinia Monthly Creative Challenge “Bursting With Colour”.

Take care, and thanks for visiting my blog today.


brenda said...

A super graduated inky background Pauline and nice to see some Fairy wings for our theme option at Stamping Sensations, many thanks for joining in.

B x

Lorraine A said...

Absolutely stunning card Pauline :-) the whole design of this is so magical and dreamy! Beautifully done! :-)

Thanks so much XX
Hope you have a great week!
Lols x x x

Ellibelle said...

A beautiful sunrise scene, Pauline. And love this fairy, she was one of my first Lavinia purchases!

Alyson Mayo said...

This is gorgeous - love the outline of the sun ad the black images. Thanks for sharing with us at Dragonfly Dreams :)

Anke said...

WOW Pauline your card is so beautiful ...

Rainey's Craft Room said...

This is such a gorgeous card and when I saw it on FB I had to pop over and have a closer look at what you had created. Amazing blending and stamping.

Diane said...

Wow, a beautifully created scene, so many pretty details!!
Thank you for joining our challenge at Triple B!
Diane TB Co-Owner
{Nellies Nest}
{Triple B}

Rainey's Craft Room said...

Popping back to thank you for joining us at the Crafts Galore Encore Challenge.

Barbara said...

Fabulous background, love love love!The scene you created is magic! Barbara

crafty-stamper said...

Fabulous card and inky background,love all the silhouette stamps
Carol x
Thank you for joining us at Dragonfly Dreams and Stamping Sensations
Carol DT x

Kate said...

A real stunner - love all the little details! Hugs, Kate

Sarn said...

Another very pretty card made with Lavinia stamps. xxx

Carol L said...

This is absolutely stunning! The details are so pretty with this gorgeous stamped image. Thanks for sharing with the first Triple B challenge. (Carol L, GD)

Maura said...

What a delightful fantasy scene! I love it! Maura

pearshapedcrafting said...

Oh my Pauline, this really is a fabulous scene, hugs, Chrisx

Cazro said...

Stunning, I love your colouring, the background is wonderful. A great design.
Thanks for sharing with us at Dragonfly Dreams. Caz DT.