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Dec 18, 2021

Lavinia Fairy Boy "Pan" and Bunny "Pipin" for a Scenic Winter Card

Hello and Happy Saturday! 

I'm sharing two cards today but I decided to write up two posts so they aren't getting too long, and first up is my reminder card for this month's Stamping Sensations challenge. This month the challenge is to choose our own themes, I went with masculine for my first December DT card and while this one is another masculine make, I'm naming this theme "Create a Scene" because it sounds like more fun :0)

I've had a long list of Lavinia animal stamps I wanted to purchase and I finally was able to narrow down my list. Not saying I don't want them all (because who doesn't) but had to decide on just a few to keep the cost of the order at around $100. I also ordered this boy fairy, two sentiments, two trees and some mushrooms along with a Posca pen to try. 

I wasn't sure if my order would arrive on time for me to make my cards, but Del Bellos Designs did ship so quickly and I received my order in just a few days. By the way for US costumers, I was given a referral code, and if you order through the link, new costumers should receive $5 off their first order. Otherwise, you may also find Lavinia Stamps on Amazon from private US sellers including Del Bellos Designs, but the New Costumer discount will only work on their website. 


I started with a small die cut circle for a moon mask and some torn copy paper for my hill then inked the sky using Distress Oxide inks (Antique Linen, Victorian Velvet, Wilted Violet, Blueprint Sketch and Chipped Sapphire). The sky is darker in real life, more like a night sky, but I used an OTT light for photographing and it made the card a bit brighter. 

I recently purchased this blending brush set from Amazon and they work really well for a light application but I did find that I had to blend a little longer than with my usual blending foams. 

Next, using more torn paper I added a few snow banks (I used Chipped Sapphire ink here and with one of my new blending brushes I was able to get a very light shadow for the snowbanks.)  Then I stamped the fairy boy (Pan) and rabbit (Pipin) using Versafine Onyx ink. I got a little black ink on an area where it shouldn't have been and - although a tiny mark - it bothered me so I decided to stamp some "grass" coming up here and there behind the snowbanks (using Lavinia Fern Leaf) to hide the imperfection. I used the same stamp around the edges. 

The pine tree is Lavinia's Fairy Fir tree small, stamped using Iced Spruce Distress Oxide ink. The verse at the top of the card is Lavinia's Snow Fall, stamped using Blueprint Sketch ink. A  Wink of Stella brush was used on the fairy wings for some sparkle. 

These stamps should all be available in the US at Del Bello's Designs and most probably also through Amazon. Remember, if you are a new Del Bellos costumer and would like to save $5 on your order, you can shop through this referral link



There was some chatter about what to use for snowflakes on our DT blog recently, and while I usually use masking fluid, a white Posca pen was mentioned and I thought I'd give it a try as they were also available from Del Bellos. I do like how these flakes (or stars) turned out and it's definitely less time consuming than masking fluid! 


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30 comments:

brenda said...

Delightful Ellie, I am a tad worried where he is off to at night but sure the magic will keep him safe!

B x

Lynn said...

Breathtakingly beautiful! You are a master in magical scenes.

Mrs.B said...

A gorgeous card, love the little scene, and the way you've framed it with the stamped branches makes it look so magical - I bet he's looking for Santa!
Avril xx

Marilyn said...

Beautiful card!
have a great day
MarilynūüíĖ

Linby said...

I've never noticed that fairy boy before, you've certainly made him look wonderful in this fabulous wintery scene.

Amy Johnson said...

This is so beautiful! Love the scene you created and the color.

Glennis F said...

A lovely scene, Lavinia stamps are on my wish-list!

Joanne said...

That is beautiful! I love how you create these whole scenes using stamps and ink.

Tracy said...

I have Pan but not used him yet, you have put him in a gorgeous scene and is perfect along side of Pippin.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

pinky said...

Oh that is so magical Elle! Gorgeous colour tones and perfectly adorable!

Francesca said...

Gorgeous card, love this scene! Thanks for playing at Through The Craftroom

Donna Scholz said...

A beautiful card, Ellie! Love the contrasts of your blue, white and black. Adding the branches around the edges of the card is a clever way to "frame" the image! Thank you for sharing your card and talents once again with us at Double Trouble! Happy holidays from the DT Design Team!!! -Donna

Suzanne Reynolds said...

Beautiful, love the silhouette and the pop of green trees and the border branches is perfect for a frame of your scenery. Thanks again for sharing with us at Double Trouble. Wishing you and your family a Happy Holiday Season.

The Craft Princess said...

So pretty and such a sweet scene! Thank you so much for entering our challenge at Crafter's Castle this month....good luck :)
Hugs... Janie
DT
Crafter's Castle
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Melanie R said...

Such a pretty card, Ellie! Lovely colors and I especially like the way you stamped around the edges and created a frame of branches. Thank you for joining us at Double Trouble #99.

coldwaters2 said...

Oh Ellie another creation full of delight I adore the image and the scene you sure do rock
hugs
lolo x

Crafting Queen said...

Beautiful card. thanks for joining 613 Avenue Create. Anesha

Jean said...

Beautiful inking ! Thanks for sharing at 613 Avenue Create xx Please join us again.
https://wwwkraftyjean.blogspot.com/

kiwimeskreations said...

This is so sweet Ellie, and beautifully made!
Stay safe
Blessings
Maxine

aussie aNNie said...

Stunning card, gorgeously designed. Thanks for sharing with us over at World Wide Open Design Team Challenges. Best of luck in the final draw.
World Wide Open Design Team Challenges
Cheers, aNNie DT Member
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Annettes Hobby Rosettes said...

This is just so beautiful. Nice work. Thank you for sharing with us over here at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

Annette DT / Admin / Registered Owner for https://worldwideopendesignteamchallenge.blogspot.com/

Sheryl said...

Gorgeous background Ellie really makes the silhouette pop.
Thank you for entering our Anything Goes Challenge at Through The Craft Room Door this week. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.
Hugs Sheryl xx
TTCRD DT

Pia S said...

You’ve created such a lovely scene with your inks and silhouette stamps. I also love the fact you used a boy fairy, I’ve got 5 nephews and no nieces, and this card would work perfectly for the younger ones. So much detail, yet a fresh look.

Kellianne said...

I love your card! The silhouette feel is just so pretty! Thank you for joining us at Double Trouble to play along :)

Chana Malkah said...

This scene is just as impactful as it was the first time I saw it! The composition is beautiful!
Thanks so much for dropping this wonderful project into our mailbox at 613 Avenue Create!
Hugz,
Chana Malkah,
A Place To Start, Owner
613 Avenue Create, Owner
Redora Lee Designs , My Blog
Shopping Our Stash, DT
The Color of Cards, Owner

Vee Cassidy said...

Totally delightful card in every way. Vee xx

Chana Malkah said...

Congratulations! You have been chosen as a Week # TOP ROCKER at 613 Avenue Create! Thanks for playing along with us, please stop by our blog and grab your badge!

The Resident Design Team
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Loose Stitches said...

Beautiful creation! Thank you for sharing with us over at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.
~ Sherry DT/Admin xx

Loose Stitches said...

Beautiful creation! Thank you for sharing with us over at The Creative Crafters. We hope to see you again.
~ Sherry DT/Admin xx

Lynne said...

A fabulous creation but to qualify for a prize or Top 3 mention you do have to display our challenge graphic for the month. Thank you. Lynne DT