Wednesday 6 December 2023

Winter Blues

Hi everyone, today I would like to share another Lavinia Christmas scene - I really love making these and mixing up the various elements from my new and older stamps!

I cut a square of stamping card and created a circle of softly blended Elements ink using a circle mask, then used the reverse mask to add a little shading inside the circle. I created landscape by blending more Elements inks using my Mini Hill Masks, then added stamping - first the pinecone wreath, then background trees using 2nd generation stamping with paper copies of my hill masks in place, then little houses, foreground trees and snowflakes. I added a sentiment, then highlighted it plus my trees and pinecones with Sakura Stardust pen. I added lights in the windows with yellow Stardust pen and some teeny gems, then edged the panel with dark blue marker pen and matted onto silver mirri card and a 6" card blank.

Here is the usual angled pic to show the sparkle.

Stamps: Lavinia Fir Cone Branch, Christmas Tree Group, Small Pine Trees, Fairy Fir Tree (Small), Small Dwellings, Snowflakes, Snowflakes (small), Seasonal Words; Uniko Festive Sentiments;
Media: Lavinia Elements ink (Della Blue); Versafine Clair (Nocturne, Medieval Blue, Morning Mist); Sakura Stardust pens (yellow, clear);
Tools: Lavinia Mini Hill Masks, Circle masks.

Challenges I would like to enter:

FarmQuest Challenge #41 - Farm or Country Light Sources
Four Seasons (December) - Anything Goes Winter
Lost Coast Portal to Creativity #180 - In the Deep Midwinter
Make My Monday - Oh! Christmas Tree or Forest Trees
The Male Room #181 - Christmas
Peace On Earth #53 - Anything Christmas Goes
Simon Says (Monday) - Winter Blues
Stamping Sensations (December) - Favourite Colours
(I like most colours but am particularly drawn to cool colours such as blues, lilacs etc. and particularly love blue for Christmas cards).
We Love Stamping (December) - Winter Flowers and/or Foliage

I'm not quite there yet, but am finally starting to see the finish line for this year's Christmas cards ... just off to carry on making them now!
Take care, and thanks for visiting.


Ellibelle said...

It's looks really beautiful, a wonderful scene inside the branch and love how you finished the ends with the snowflakes. So great to see you at Four Seasons challenge!

meg said...

A wonderful snowy Christmas scene featuring trees in the background and foreground, thank you for joining in at MMM

Sarn said...

Another one of your fantastic winter scenes. Love this xxx

coldwaters2 said...

Beautiful scene Pauline I love the stamps you have used it looks lovely and so seasonal
lorraine x

Linby said...

Another beautiful scene, it's wonderful. Thanks so much for sharing with us at We Love Stamping and Stamping Sensations challenges.

Laurie said...

This is lovely. The wintry blue, the darker trees and buildings and the pine cone wreath - just a wonderful composition. Thanks for joining the Lost Coast Design Challenge!

Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

A fabulous, peaceful snowy Christmas scene! Love the shading and the sparkle! A lot of elements and details to admire!
Thanks so much for joining us at We Love Stamping!

Debbie Mageed said...

Such a beautiful scenic holiday card! The details and background are stunning!! Thank you for playing with us at the MMM Challenge. I hope you can join us again soon.
Debbie, DT
Secrets To Stamping
Join my Creative Creases Challenge for fun folds!

Diane said...

A beautifully created scene!!
Thank you for joining our challenge at The Four Seasons!
Diane FS Co-Owner
{Nellies Nest}
{Four Seasons}

HilaryJane said...

It is a beautiful scene and it feels really Christmasy. Thanks for sharing it with us at we love stamping xx

Jane Savage said...

Wow what a stunning, atmospheric scene!
Thank you for joining us at Creative Inspirations Challenge! Jane S (DT) Paper, Pencils & Pretty Things! xxx

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

The touch of gold certainly enhances this beautiful scene. It's stunning.
Faith x

Stephanie Lanzalotto said...

What a beautiful creation. I love everything about it including the peaceful feeling. Thanks for playing with us at The Four Seasons Challenge and Happy Holidays.

Becca Sadler, owner and manager of HQCB and FQCB said...

Pauline: You've gone and done it again! Another wonderful winter country scene! What a fabulous Christmas card with the wreath frame of pinecones! The light shining in the houses is a tremendous way to use our theme! Thanks for sharing at FarmQuest! --Becca

Dora said...

What a beautiful stamping and inking. Thank you for joining at stamping sensations.

Andreja said...

What a beautiful christmas card :-)) I love it!
Thank you for joining us at The Male Room ❤️

Diane said...

Another beautifully creative scene, you have inspired me to at some point get out my Lavinia stamps that I have yet to use!!
Thank you for joining our challenge at Peace On Earth and The Four Seasons!
Diane POE and FS Co-Owner
{Nellies Nest}
{Peace On Earth}

Deanne Saunders said...

Adorable!! Thanks so much for participating in our DRAGONFLY DREAMS challenge!!! I appreciate that you play along and I enjoy visiting your blog!! Have a happy crafty day!! Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper

Mrs.B said...

A gorgeous card Pauline, love the little snowy scene you've created in the wreath., so peaceful.
Thanks for sharing with us at Stamping Sensations.
Avril x

Goga said...

Fantastic Christmas card. Thank you for company at The Male Room chalenge. Goga