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Monday, 18 March 2013

Jumping for Joy in the fairy wood




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.
 

13 comments:

Karen said...

Beautiful card Sylv, great colouring. Thank you very much for joining the Lavinia Stamps Challenge and good luck. Kx DT member

Pauline Butcher said...

Fabulous card Sylv, the colours are great and I love this image. Thank you for entering it into the 'Lavinia Stamps Challange', and good luck. Hugs Pauline, Lavinia DT xxx

Linda Simpson said...

This is lovely, I love the gorgeous colours and the Pixie is fabulous.

Hugs
Linda xxx

jane stillman said...

What a gorgeous card, love the backing paper and image

KarinsArtScrap said...

super cute and lovely card.

greetings karin

Wendy McCarthy said...

What a beautiful background you've created! thanks for entering the Lavinia Challenge, good luck! Wendy, Lavinia DT xx

Melissa Latchem said...

Lovely card - this is one of my favourite Lavinia stamps!

Claire Byrne said...

Love this card :-)

Zoe said...

Oh this is stunning Sylv, love the cool colours, so beautifully blended, and a lovely range of techniques used, I'm quite into bleaching at the moment too lol, fab image xxx

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Such a wonderful card, really lovely.

Michaela said...

Hi Sylv
Thank you very much for popping by and leaving such a lovely comment on my blog. Very much appreciated!
Love the congratulations card you made for your daughter-in-law. The background you created is brilliant and loving the image too.
Michaela xx

lavinia stamps said...

Love this card.... good luck

lavinia stamps said...

lovely card... great choice of colour
x