Hello and welcome! It's time for a new theme at Allsorts challenge where Tracy it hosting this week. She chose the theme of "Magical Worlds", one of my favorites for sure and a perfect chance to get out some of my new Lavinia stamps. Not that I need an excuse but even though I've been making several cards with them I still struggle with creating scenes for the beautiful fairies and don't use them as much as I should.
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We do have a prize this week, a beautiful Lavinia fairy stamp from the Allsorts box of prizes that Brenda will send as soon as she can get to the post office. Hope you can join us for your chance to win!
This quarantine life hasn't only gotten me to subscribe to a Misfits Market produce delivery service and and a subscription to Mrs. Meyers cleaning supplies, but I've also decided to order a few new Lavinia stamps last month. I've found a few retailers in the US - Lavinia World, DelBellos Designs and ASC Designs. I ordered from each of these in the past, most recently again from DelBellos designs but received good service from all three retailers.
So for this card my inspiration came from the sentiment and I chose mostly green inks and dancing fairies. I've used the dancing fairies stamp before but all other stamps are new to me and they are all by Lavinia. My card base is my usual Bristol Vellum.
I started out by adding a circle to mask the moon, then used Cracked Pistachio, Evergreen Bough and Chipped Sapphire Distress inks/oxides. A hand cut mask was used to mimic some hills in this magical forest of "Lunar Buds".
After my background was inked, I stamped the moon inside the masked circle and the lunar buds using Hickory Smoke Distress Oxide ink and then stamped the Celestial Tree, the Fairy Chain and sentiment using Versafine Clair Nocturne ink. Before mounting onto the white card base, I ran the Chipped Sapphire inkpad along the edge, dabbed off the excess ink with a paper because somehow it always ends up smearing on my white card stock if I skip this step.
Lavinia Stamps // Cracked Pistachio Distress Oxide Ink // Evergreen Bough Distress Oxide Ink // Chipped Sapphire Distress Ink (I don't have this color in Oxides) // Hickory Smoke Distress Oxide Ink // Versafine Clair Nocturne Ink // Bristol Vellum Paper // Ranger Ink Blending Tool // Stamp Platform - mine is no longer available, this is a similar option // Clear Stamp Blocks
I'm linking up with these blogs:
Lavinia World Challenges - Use Traditional Stamps // Crafty Gals Corner - For the Ladies // Double D Challenges - Beginning with M (Moon and Masking) // Mod Squad - Nature Scenes // Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes // Crafty Sentiment Designs - Anything Goes // Lemon Shortbread - Anything Goes // Incy Wincy Designs - Anything Goes //
Dare to Share // Inspire Me Mondays // Little Cottage Linkup // Love Your Creativity // Handmade Monday // Anything Goes with your Hosts (Mondays) // Craftastic Monday // Beautifully Made // The Happy Now // Hearth and Soul (starts Monday night) // Party In Your Pj's // Wonderful Wednesday // Welcome Wednesdays
Thanks so much for visiting!!