Saturday 27 April 2024

In the Meadow

Hi everyone, today’s card is the result of a play with my newish gel press and some Lavinia floral stamps to make a delicate meadow scene - this is another one I made particularly for this month’s Country View Crafts FB challenge.

I brayered two colours of Elements ink onto my gel plate, spattered with water using my Tim Holtz spatter brush and took a print, then created a sun by blending more ink around a small circle mask. I then masked the outside of the circle print and stamped meadow flowers, field grass and fairy bell flowers in shades of green Versafine Clair, and birds flying across the sun in Pinecone VFC. I coloured the heads of the flowers with white Posca pen and added sparkle to the fairy bells, then added graduated dots of pink, yellow and glitter Posca pens around the base of the circle. I edged the finished piece with gold Posca pen and matted onto pink card stock and a 6” card blank, then stamped, edged and attached the sentiment.

Here’s an angled picture to show the sparkle.

Stamps: Lavinia Wild Summer Flower, Field Grass, Fairy Bells, Birds; AALL & Create #533 Bring On the Sentiments;
Media: Lavinia Elements inks (Confetti, Lime  Punch); Versafine Clair (Shady Lane, Verdant, Pinecone); Sakura Stardust pen (yellow); Posca pens (white, pink, yellow, gold); Posca sparkle pens (pink, yellow);
Tools: Lavinia Roland gel press, acetate circle masks.

Challenges I would like to enter:

Addicted to Stamps #466 - Make Your Mark (2nd entry) - HONOURABLE ADDICT
As You Like It - Favourite Clean or Fussy (and why) - TOP 3
(I like elements of both which I think this card shows … a simple layout but with intricate foreground and background stamping)
Beautiful Blossoms #16 - Anything Floral Goes (5th entry)
Card Concept #206 - April Flowers (4th entry)
Country View Crafts FB Challenge (April) - Flower Power (4th entry)
Creations In Pink #69 - Anything Goes in Mainly Pink
Path of Positivity #120 - Anything Goes Positive (2nd entry) - TOP PICK
Simon Says (Monday) - It’s Up In the Air
Simon Says (Wednesday) - Anything Goes (2nd entry)
Triple B (April) - Birds, Butterflies and/or Blooms (3rd entry)
Word Art Wednesday #645/646 - Anything Goes (2nd entry)

Hope you’re having a good weekend. Take care, and thanks for visiting.


ScrappyHorses said...

Beautiful card full of gorgeous color and sparkle! Loving the circle within the circle with the dots! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Path of Positivity! Katrina

Mary Marsh said...

Such a pretty card-loved reading how you created this card

HilaryJane said...

This is so pretty. You have made me want to get my gel plate out and have a play. Thanks for your explanation of how you made it xx

Darlene said...

BEAUTIFUL design Pauline! Love it! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Triple B challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.

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coldwaters2 said...

This is so beautiful Pauline the scene and the lovely softness of the colours it is wonderful
lolo x

Sarn said...

Wow! That’s GORGEOUS. Xxx

brenda said...

Summer on a card Pauline, beautifully done.

B x

Jules said...

Hi Pauline

Many thanks for your lovely comment and good wishes on my blog.
Having fun catching up with people now (alongside all the change of addresses we now need to make)!

You have certainly been very busy during my absence and have posted some really beautiful creations.

Particularly love this one with your beautiful colour choices and stamping technique.

I was equally impressed with your snippet organisation post. I wish mine looked like that. I think my problem is I save pieces that really are too small and they take up far to much space. LOL!!!

Hope you have a good week.

Love Jules xx

Inkyfingers said...

Wow, Pauline, this is a stunning card! I love how you built up each element, your very clever masking and the colours you worked with are just beautiful.
Thanks for sharing with us at ATSM.

Linby said...

This is just stunning. It's a beautiful composition with amazing colours.

Rainey's Craft Room said...

A gorgeous colour combo and pretty stamping details too.

Karen K said...

Absolutely gorgeous card Pauline. That background is amazing with the flowers highlighted in the front. Thank you for joining us at The Card Concepts this month. Karen K(DT)

Donna Walls said...

Wow Pauline, this is a gorgeous scene and I love the colors and sparkle. Thanks for joining us at The Beautiful Blossoms Challenge. We hope you'll share again soon!
Donna xx
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My Paper Epiphany said...

Such a beautiful piece of art! Love it! Thank you for joining us at The Card Concept:)

Carole J said...

Such a pretty, feminine card, Pauline! I love the pink colours and the sparkly delicate flowers. A beautiful project. Thank you for joining the May Path of Positivity challenge.
Carole DT x

Ellibelle said...

The pink version is just as pretty as the nightsky on your more recent card. Love how it turned out and the stamps are beautiful!