16 February 2022

King of the Forest

Hello lovelies and a very happy Wednesday to you.  It's been a little while since I've popped anything on here so I'm putting that right today.  My crafting time of late has been a little erratic what with work and just general life but I have squeezed some craft in when I can. 

So what better way to get back into the swing of sharing my makes than to show you my latest card using some Lavinia Stamps images.  My background was made using a mix of Tim Holtz Distress Ink sprays and mica sprays.  I painted the moon using a Lavinia stencil and acrylic white paint and once dry used some soft pastels to add shadows so it wouldn't appear so flat.  The only thing I definitely knew when I started the card was I wanted the fabulous stag to appear in front of the moon and the rest of the card sort of just came together by playing with some tree stamps. 

I highlighted the trees with a silver gel pen and added a few orbs with a white gel pen and smudged some white pastel around them to soften them.  Whilst I had the white gel pen out I went a little crazy adding lots of stars lol but I like the effect.

Overall I'm quite happy with how it turned out.  I'm still learning with my spray inks and making backgrounds but I'm loving the process although they don't all make it to cards some end up in the bin but it's fun playing.

So that's all from me this time peeps.  I will try and not leave it so long between posts on my blog.  My Instagram account always seems to get updated first maybe it's because I find it quicker I don't know but I will make an effect to update here too.

Take care lovelies and happy crafting.


Challenges I would like to enter my card into:-

Crafting Happiness  -  anything goes

Stamping Sensations  -  anything stamped with option of wings or tails

We love Stamping  -  anything stamped option of stencilling