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Apr 30, 2022

Monochromatic Scene with Lavinia and Penny Black Stamps

Hello and welcome! 

It's Saturday again and that means a new theme starts today at  Allsorts challenge. We'd love for you to join us! Our optional theme chosen by Lynn is "Scenic (or Anything Goes)". There are two prizes to be won, a beautiful Indigo Blu stamp and a choice of 3 Ruth Hamilton Designs images. 

A scenic card is a perfect opportunity to ink up Lavinia stamps. Here I combined them with some Penny Black stamps too.

I started out by inking up some hills using a torn copy paper mask and a small die cut circle for the sun. I used Mowed Lawn and Twisted Citron Distress inks. 

The pine trees and flower (Lavinia's Fairy Fir Tree Small and Lavender stamps) were stamped using Mowed Lawn Distress ink, then I stamped the fairy boy (Pan) and hare (from Wild Hares Small set) using Versafine Onyx ink. I wanted to add some flying birds in the sky and found these from Penny Black's set Nature's Friends. The set also included the stamp with the sitting bird and branches and decided it would make a nice foreground so I stamped it using the same black ink. 

The sentiment is part of the Hero Arts set Cowboy Adventure. Thought it was perfect for the card.

I used a Sakura Stardust gel pen to add some highlights (many thanks to Pauline for helping me find the right pen to use!!)

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For your inspiration, below is another similar card I made previously using Lavinia's Pan, the same pine tree and a different hare. 
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brenda said...

Great idea keeping to just the two colours Ellie, the stamping in black against the green tones really allows them to pop and draw the eye into the scene.

B x

Mervi said...

Love that you used two colours only and that the other one is green. Totally adorable card, peaceful and full of hope.

Anonymous said...

Solche Karten und Szenen liebe ich sehr und ich müsste sie auch viel öfters machen. Sie haben immer einen ganz besonderen Zauber!!! LG Gundi

Linby said...

How lovely the stamps look on a mono background. Thanks for the inspiration.

Sarn said...

WONDERFUL scenic card with your Lavinias. Works a treat xxx

Amy Johnson said...

As an "explorer" myself, I can really relate to this card. Love the scene and the sentiment!

Joanne said...

What a neat card! I love the sentiment so much too. Pinned.

HilaryJane said...

I love your background scene, such lovely soft shades of green, very calming xx

Rainey's Craft Room said...

A stunning background Ellie and gorgeous depth to this scene.

Bonnie Lynn said...

Your card is gorgeous! Thanks for joining us this week at Pammie's Inky Pinkies. Hope to see you again. Bonnie DT

Sioban said...

Great stamp they tell a story. I’ve never tried monochrome must try it.

KarinsArtScrap said...

sweet and very beautiful card Ellie

Gr Karin

Pauline C said...

Beautiful atmospheric scene Ellie - love the inky blending with the silhouette figures, and so glad you found the right sparkly pen !! xx

Vee Cassidy said...

A lovely scene. Vee xx

Uschi said...

This is so adorable. I'm really enthused. Gorgeous idea to create this lovely scene. This stunning background beats everything and those silhouettes are simply beautiful.
Thank you very much for sharing your impressive project with EAC's current challenge and thanks for the suggestion too.
Hugs Uschi

ScrappyHorses said...

Such a wonderful adventurous scene with all the animals and this cute fairy explorer! So happy you shared this magical card with us at Path of Positivity! ~Katrina

Suze said...

Beautiful scenic card Ellie. I like the beautiful background behind the silhouettes. Thank you for entering the Celebrate Something About Your Pets or Animals In General Challenge at Path of Positivity.

Dena J said...

Magical! I love the soft hills you created in the background.

Mrs.B said...

A lovely card Ellie, love the little scene you created and it looks so fresh in those shades. The Christmas card you shared is gorgeous.
Avril xx

Pia S said...

You've managed go CASE your winter design and make it into one perfect for spring. Beautiful play with inks and colors, beautifully composed scene.

Donna Walls said...

A beautifully created monochromatic scene. Thanks for sharing your lovely project with us at The Paper Funday Challenge and we hope to see your designs again soon!
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mireille said...

So whimsical! I love how it looks like shadows.

Twórcze pasje Danki said...

Fantastic project. Thank you for entering our Anything Goes Challenge at Through The Craft Room Door this week. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.
Twórcze pasje Danki {My Blog}

Wendy Ann Batchen said...

This is lovely Ellie. Thank you for sharing with us over here at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.
Wendy DT Member for

OlgaB said...

Wow! Stunning scene!
Thank you for joining Creative Moments!
Hugs from Africa!