Today we have a great card that
could be either masculine or
feminine. Hmm.... any fantasy
Louise Thomson is here to
take us through it
"Lavinia make some absolutely stunning stamps,
perfect for creating scenes and silhouettes.
I had a go at using mine to create a fun fantasy scene.
I cut a circle from thin scrap card using a punch
and stuck it in place using a low tack adhesive.
Next I blended a selection of firey coloured distress inks
over the top to create a backdrop for the scene.
I started with the paler yellows and built up the colour
more around the edges for depth.
Next I removed the circle mask.
I decided I wasn’t happy with the starkness
of the white below so I blended a very small amount
of antique linen distress ink on to the moon.
I tore the edge of a piece of scrap paper and
cut a volcano shape from it.
I stuck this down with low tack adhesive and blended
fired brick and hickory smoke distress inks over the top.
I continued to use torn paper masks
to build up the layers in the scenery.
Once I was happy with the background,
I started to add in my silhouette stamps.
The castle stamp has been stamped
multiple times overlapping itself so that it
looked the right size for the scene.
I also added fineliner shadowing beneath it.
Finally I matted the scene on to a bit of
shimmery black paper from my stash and
mounted on to a blank card."
Distress inks; Antique linen, Scattered straw,
Carved pumpkin, Fired brick, Hickory smoke,
Seedless preserves, Candied apple.
Card blank (6”x6”)
Thank you Louise for setting the imagination alight
with this super card.
My brain has whirled into the realms of
fantasy - I'm thinking Game of Thrones,
Lord of the Rings, Hobbits
Who thought Lavinia Stamps were just
for cutesy fairyland projects.........?