Hi everyone, I took delivery on Friday of a small order of Lavinia stamps, including a couple from the latest release which I resisted when I visited the shop in October but have since decided I just had to have! (Who was it who said that resistance is futile??) I managed to have a play straight away with the gorgeous Fairy Catkins - I had a circle background with hills already made ready to stamp, so I wasn't sure how this card would turn out - I just let it develop organically! Here it is ...
I created a circle by blending Della Blue Lavinia Elements ink using a circle mask, then added landscape using the Mini Hill Masks. I stamped the Fairy Catkins round the edge of the circle in Medieval Blue, then added a stag to fill the gap. With paper copies of my Mini Hill Masks in place I stamped some background trees in 1st/2nd generation, then added a hanging fairy bell charm. I coloured the catkins with a blue Sakura Stardust pen then added the greetings which I also purchased in this order. Finally I added some white gel pen highlights, Posca snow on the trees, and a little sparkle to the snow with my Spectrum Noir sparkle pen, then matted onto pearlescent blue card stock.
I have to confess the main reason I didn't purchase these sentiments originally is that they have a missing apostrophe in the "Season's Greetings" sentiment - call me old fashioned but I am a stickler for apostrophes even though I now see examples of incorrect use absolutely everywhere!! (I once saw an extremely amusing post on FB that illustrated perfectly the importance of using an apostrophe when required in order to convey the correct meaning ... but it's too rude to repeat here lol!). However the small size of these sentiments is very useful in spaces where larger Christmas sentiments won't fit, so I bought them and just added a wee apostrophe with a fine liner pen!!
Here's an angled pic to show the sparkly catkins - though not very successfully!
Stamps: Lavinia Fairy Catkins, Stag, Trees, Skeleton Tree Scene, Fairy Charms, Christmas Greetings;
Media: Lavinia Elements ink (Della Blue); Versafine Clair (Nocturne, Medieval Blue); Sakura Stardust pen (blue); gel pen (white); Posca pen (white);
Tools: Lavinia Circle masks and Mini Hill Masks.
Challenges I would like to enter:
Allsorts #758 - Something Beginning With “B” (blue)
Alphabet Challenge - R is for Reindeer - TOP 3
CAS On Friday #272 - Black, White and One Other Colour
Double D - Christmas Animals
Dream Factory #122 - Elliot the Littlest Reindeer (Anything Christmas Goes with a Reindeer or Stag) - TOP 5
FarmQuest Country Christmas #3 - Anything Country Christmas Goes
FarmQuest General Store #11 - Anything Farm/Country Goes
Four Seasons (December) - Anything Goes Winter (2nd entry)
Happy Little Stampers: Christmas (December) - Anything Christmas Goes with option Festive Animals - TOP 3
Lavinia Creative Challenge (December) -The Magic of Christmas (2nd entry)
Lost Coast Portal to Creativity #180 - In the Deep Midwinter (3rd entry)
The Male Room #181 - Christmas (2nd entry) - HONOURABLE MENTION
Moving Along With the Times #161 - Winter Animals
Simon Says (Monday) - Winter Blues (2nd entry)
Sparkles #170 - Winter Animals (3rd entry)
Sparkles Christmas #155 - Christmas Animals or Birds
We Love Stamping (December) - Winter Flowers and/or Foliage (2nd entry)
Word Art Wednesday #625/626 - Anything Goes
At least this weekend the snowy scene on my card doesn't reflect the view out of the window - this time last week we had two inches of snow! However yesterday we had instead lashing rain and high winds - oh dear! Stay warm and dry, and hope you're having a great weekend whatever you're doing. Thanks for visiting.