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Monday, 29 November 2021

Welcome winter

Good Morning all

A bit of fun with lavinia stamps today, ive stamped onto white pearl cardstock as im still trying to make a dent in the pile...it has a nice shimmer when the light catches it which is ideal for a snowy scene.  


Card size approx 5x7"   I first made my base card using crealies arch dies and also cut a panel smaller again to stamp my scene onto.  I first stencilled on some dots for snow with Lilac & violet oxide inks. I stamped the trees with library green archival ink, the tree branches with sepia & potting soil archival and the creatures with nocturn versaclair - this dried a little bit patchy but i decided it gave the appearance of feathers and fur so went with it!
  
I stamped 3 little lanterns hanging on the branches and added colour to them with yellow wink of stella pen so it sparkles in the light, using a brush i then added touches of the yellow to the scene to look like the light from the lamps were catching them. I also added glossy accents to the lamps to give a glass like effect.

Using pencils and distress inks i added some shadows and shading to give the image a little bit of depth, adding some of the purples used for my stencils snow.  I edged the topper panel with distress inks also
I stamped the verse onto more white pearl cardstock, cut it up and added, touches stickles glitter glue to finish

Version 2 is using one of the owl stamps

Items Used: 
Lavinia stamps 'echo & drew' 'wild hares' 'crows' 'mini lamp' 'fir trees' 
'seasons change verse' 'fern branch'
Crealies stitched arch dies
White gold pearl cardstock
Oxide inks shaded lilac, wilted violet
Distress inks - pine needles, forest moss, black soot, hickory smoke
Archival inks, library green, sepia, potting soil
Versaclair - black
Kuratake wink of stella pen - yellow
Charcoal pencil
Ranger stickles glitter glue
Glossy accents

Thank you for stopping by once again.  I have a few more Christmas cards to upload and share but have moved on to all the December birthdays i need cards for now.  I hope you all have a good week.  Hugs Emmax



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16 comments:

As.I.Do.Rodos. said...

This is an awesome card
Ginny
My Blog As I do Rodos

meg said...

Beautiful cards as always Emma,the light from the lanterns a wonderful finishing touch against the night scene

gwen70 said...

These are simply beautiful Emma xx

crafty-stamper said...

LOve your arched card and stamped scene
Carol x

Ellibelle said...

Both versions are gorgeous! Such great forest scenes!
Thank you so much for sharing with us at Allsorts challenge this week!
Ellie
Ellibelle's Corner

pinkclover.cards said...

Beautiful cards Emma. The scenes you've created are lovely.
Fatima x

Crafts-by-Alison.blogspot.com said...

Emma what a beautiful card love the scene you have created. Love Alison xx

brenda said...

Totally delightful scenes Emma and liking the shape as well. I'm also trying to make a dent in a pile of ivory linen card I found, not sure why I have so much of it!

Thanks so much for sharing with us at Allsorts challenge this week. It would also fit in perfectly at: https://www.welovestamping.co.uk/

B x

SmilynStef said...

Such a pretty winter scene ... I love how you scattered the sentiment ... so glad you joined our Banner Holiday at Jingle Belles.

lauren bergold said...

such pretty winter scenes! thanks for joining our JINGLE BELLES fun!

Tammy said...

WOW Emma, these cards are gorgeous! I love the beautiful scenes you created and the stamped you used, the glow from the lamps look awesome! Thanks so much for joining us at Try it on Tuesday!
Tammy x

StephW said...

Wonderful winter scenes, such lovely details to find everywhere ... Steph x

D.L. Walls said...

This is a lovely winter scene! Thanks for sharing with us at The Inspiration Station. Donna

foleysfriend said...

What a great winter scene you've created. I love the lanterns and how the light comes off the lanterns. The critters are super cute too. Thanks for joining us at Addicted to Stamps and More!

sue n.

Witchcrafted Life said...

Truly beautiful cards. They have a deep sense of serenity and timelessness to them - not unlike the actual season of winter itself. I sincerely adore + am inspired by these creations, dear Emma.

Autumn Zenith 🧡 Witchcrafted Life

Kirsty said...

These are gorgeous Emma, love the Lavinia creatures and the glow from the lamps is a great effect. Big hugs Kirsty. x