Good afternoon all you blogland ladies, I hope you are enjoying a little bit of sunshine today, at the moment it is streaming into my work room. it may still be a little cold but it is lovely to see a little bit of sun. Today, after a walk on the beach with Poppy the pup, I finished my card for the Lavinia Stamps Blog Challenge, I have been trying to get this done for weeks but every time I started working on it something crops up, other projects but mainly the grandchildren. My daughter-in-law has just passed some exams and I thought of her jumping for joy at passing, so this is going to be a congratulations card for her.
To start the card I stamped the Pixie stamp in jet black Impress dye ink and embossed with clear embossing powder. The background was coloured using DIs in squeezed lemonade, mowed lawn and peacock feathers with water flicked over to add some interest. I bleached out the toadstool and other areas I wanted to colour and coloured them again using DIs.
A square of card was dry embossed in the corners and an aperture cut out of the center. This was coloured with the DIs keeping it lighter than the image background. I added some embossing powders and a few sparkly flakes and bleached round the aperture for contrast. The image was layered onto black card and the aperture layered over the image. This was then attached to a 15cm square white card.
I have two or three Lavinia stamps and will be making some more cards in different colours but this one was green because I have the greens out on my desk (lots of green this month due to St. Patricks day!), I did think the green was right for the pixie though.