Monday 27 May 2019

By the Light of the Moon

Good Morning.
Meet today's card.  Playing with a fun stamp from Lavinia.

I wanted to create a night scene and here's what I did.
I began with a piece of heavy white cardstock and positioned my Rectangle Mask over my paper so I would be left with a crisp white border when I was done.
I added a Circle Mask next as I wanted a moon in my scene.  I sponged on some Distress Oxide inks in this order:  Tumbled Glass, Faded Jeans, Wilted Violet, Weathered Wood then Black Soot along the edges.  I removed the circle mask and sponged a bit of Weathered Wood over the white area left, then splattered with some water that lifted the ink to look like the craters on the moon.  
When that was dry, I stamped the fairies and the flowers using my Misti.  I clear heat embossed the fairies to make them pop (not sure why my picture has the white specks as you can't see them IRL)
I removed the rectangle mask and then mounted it onto a piece of pale lavender cardstock then onto a white card base.

Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.

Adding my card to these challenges:
A Bit More Time to Craft- ANYTHING GOES
Lavinia's World- STAMPED

Discount Code for A Colorful Life Designs

Stamps- Star Gazing (Lavinia); Starburst (Lavinia)
Inks- DOX (TH); Tuxedo Black Memento
Paper- heavy white (Scribes Nook)
Accessories and Tools- Rectangle Mask, Circle Mask (A Colorful Life Designs); Misti (My Sweet Petunia);
makeup brushes (Dollarama); clear eb powder; heat tool


cuilliesocks said...

Oh my so beautiful, I love it Karen, the colours of your night sky are fabulous and the fairies sitting watching the moon is adorable, Kate x x

Donna Ellis said...

It's beautiful, Karen! Lovely colors and such sweetness. It would be a perfect submission for our Lavinia World challenge. It's our first challenge post, so we'd love seeing it there!

Wishing you a lovely day,

Verna Angerhofer said...

BEautiful card using the Lavinia stamps.

nancy littrell said...

Oh my, Karen...Your "By the light of the Moon" is stunning. Your colors and choice of stamped images really add to the mood of a moon lit night. TFS your description and card, my friend. Hugs..Nancy

Pat said...

Such pretty Lavinia images and beautiful scene building using some great colours for the background Karen, and the moon is so realistic with the shading and the water bleaching to give it the look of craters. x

Susan said...

A wonderful night sky and moon! And a beautiful fairy scene!

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

What a delightful and beautiful card Karen, the only thing is I shall be humming the tune of that song all night now! (By the light of the silvery moon).
Faith x

I Card Everyone said...

We are connected at the subconscious today... my bunny/bear/monkey wreath was designed around 'by the light of the silvery moon' tune!
This is just precious, Karen!

Darlene said...

FABULOUS creation and love how you've sponged the moon! Just BEAUTIFUL!! Aren't these stamps fun!! Wonderful inspiration ... thanks!

Alina Florea said...

This is absolutely fantastic! Looks incredibly real. The background is just exquisite! Thank you for entering our Lavinia World Challenge #! and good luck! Alina DT

Bonnie said...

Wonderful definition on the moon and a delightful scene!

Lori Kobular said...

I love everything about your lovely card! The moon looks amazing and I love the fairies sitting together in the moonlight! Thanks for sharing your gorgeous card with us at the Lavinia World Challenge #1! I hope you will continue to join us in the future! Good luck!!

Christine Alexander said...

beautiful scene Karen, I love the effect of the splatters on your moon and gorgeous colours :)

Nonnie's Cards and Gifts said...

So glad you played along with us for our very first challenge at Lavinia World. We can't wait to see what you make next! Vicki

Carolyn L said...

Beautifully done, Ms Karen. The "craters" on the moon are the perfect touch!

Donna Ellis said...

I'm back, Karen, with my other hat on! Such a pleasure to see your pretty card at Lavinia World Challenges. Hope to see more of your creations in the future.
{Creative Smiles - my little crafting world}

The Red Mullet Band said...

Such a cute card!!!
I love it!
Thanks for joining us at Corrosive Challenge blog.
Ana Isabel DT Coordinator.

Linda Simpson said...

Beautiful card and love the silhouettes.
Linda xxx

Mac Mable said...

Great craters on the moon and what a delightful image and a fabulous atmospheric card x I too am finding 'bits' in my clear embossing...that shouldn't be there....LOL x

Lena said...

Such a sweet scene you created on your beautiful card. So happy you joined us at Livinia World Challenges No. 1. I hope to see you again in our future challenges. Good luck!
Have a wonderful day.
Lena ~ DT

Lisa said...

This is so gorgeous!! I love the colors of the background and how you added the color and water speckles to the moon to give it depth!! It looks amazing!! Thanks so much for playing along with the first Lavinia World Challenge!!

A Mermaid's Crafts

Julia Aston said...

Wow - love those fairies in front of that gorgeous full moon Karen! I've just ordered one of the Lavinia fairies and can't wait to work with it!

Julie Odil said...

Karen, your card is awesome, but I particularly love that moon! It looks so real! Thanks so much for joining our first challenge at Lavinia World Challenges. Julie, DT member

cotnob said...

A beautiful card Karin, such a lovely night scene.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

Heidi MyLittleStampingBlog said...

What a pretty background and aren’t those the sweetest stamps! Lovely!

Steph Ackerman said...

Great use of the stamps in conjunction with the background - stunning.

Anne Temple said...

This is stunning! I love the background scene you've created. So glad you shared it with us for our first Lavinia World Challenges. We hope to see more of your amazing projects in the future.