Saturday 27 April 2019

Just Imagine

Good Morning
Meet today's card.  Not my usual kind of card but I love how it turned out.
A few weeks ago, I attended ScrapFest and picked up a few stamps by Lavinia.  They have a very whimsical, mystical look to them and I thought if would be fun to try them out.

So onto my card.
I began with a circle mask from A Colorful Life Designs.  I am loving all these masks and find I am using them all the time.  I attached it to my plain white cardstock with some low tack tape. I blended  inside the circle with some DOX inks in greens and blues, (all colours listed below), blending until the bkg was covered with ink.  Next, I placed the Flowers Gone Wild stencil from A Colorful Life Designs over the circle mask and sponged over it with some darker shades of DOX inks keeping the blues at the top and greens to the bottom.  I lifted some of the colour on the background by shaking on a bit of water and dabbing it up with a paper towel.  I love the interest it adds.
I placed the piece into my Misti and stamped the flowers and the fairy then heat embossed them with some clear powder to help make them pop.
I stamped the sentiment then added a doodled border to the pull the whole design together.
Finally, I mounted it onto a matching piece of coloured cardstock and then onto a plain white card base.

Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.

Adding my card to these challenges:
Simon Says Wed.- ANYTHING GOES

Discount Code for A Colorful Life Designs

Flowers Gone Wild

Stamps- Lunar Buds (Lavinia); Faith Fairy (Lavinia); Imagine (High Hopes)
Inks- Lucky Clover, Salty Ocean, Cracked Pistachio, Broken China, Black Soot DOX (TH);
Memento Black
Paper- heavy white (Scribes Nook); coloured cs
Accessories and Tools- stencil Flowers Gone Wild (A Colorful Life); 
Circle Mask (A Colorful Life); Misti (My Sweet Petunia); Micron Fine Line Pen (Sakura)
clear eb powder; Blending Brush (Dollar Store)


Pat said...

This is so so pretty Karen, and love what you've done with the mask and the added doodling around the circle looks great. The stencilling within the aperture works well as a background to the pretty flowers and fairy, and a lovely sentiment too. x

dutchess said...

This is stunning....I am just working up my courage to get stamping with my new Lavinia stamps...a bit of a novice and your card is so inspiring xxxxxx

Sylvia said...

Beautiful colours on this gorgeous card, I love Lavinia Stamps!

Sylv xx

Christine Alexander said...

Gorgeous Karen, I love the Lavinia stamps they create such beautiful scenes. Your little doodle edge ties everything together perfectly :)

Verna Angerhofer said...

So gorgeous and that Lavinia stamp is so beautiful. It looks awesome against the background you made.

Loll said...

Beautiful design Karen! Love the colours of your background. So perfect with the lovely stenciling that works well with your fairy and flowers. Beautiful images, no wonder you had to get them! :) xx

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

I LOVE the mystical look you have achieved, beautiful card, love your background and those stamps.
Faith x

Jeanne H said...

Very lovely card!!

cuilliesocks said...

Your card is so beautiful Karen, love the design with the circle and that wonderful fairy silhouette, gorgeous colours, Kate x

Bonnie said...

Wonderful depth of color and design on your masked circle, Karen! Love the sweet fairy and your doodled frame an awesome finishing touch!

sandie said...

This is such a playful image! And great to try something new and it looks fab. I never know what to do with fairy images etc but you rocked it here. I do love how part of her wings overlap the edge and that doodled edge makes the card even more playful to me. Thanks for joining Time Out x

Lin said...

Such rich jewel tones, Karen! And I love them mixed with a black silhouette like this - magic! Thanks for sharing your work with us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!

Brenda said...

Karen, this is wonderful! Thanks for sharing your process with us. Your beautiful card is just what I had in mind for our challenge. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Little Red Wagon!

kiwimeskreations said...

Love the change of style Karen - it is a marvellous result

Jill V said...

Wonderful images - I love how they look in bold black silhouette against the soft blended and stenciled background. I really like you finished the design with that border around the circle too. Thanks so much for playing along with us at Time Out! Jill