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Thursday, July 04, 2019

Anything Goes at Lavinia World - Early Autumn Morning

Hi! Welcome to my blog.
My story begins in the early pre-dawn hours of a lovely Autumn morning, when most critters are still enjoying a snooze, and the first light is a blend of moonshine and sun's twilight in that cozy pinky-salmon color.

Lavinia World happens!



These are the Lavinia World products used on this project:



To make this fun card, I started by using one of the beautiful backgrounds available from the Lavinia World artist. It is a 5 x 7.5" card, and I trimmed it to 5x5 by cutting 2.5" off the top, after altering the color of the background by using a finger dauber and Aged Mahogany Distress ink:


Choosing a pinky salmon scrap of cardstock and VersaFine Clair Acorn Brown ink, I stamped the house and heat set it with clear detail detail EP.  After the ink dried, it was fussy cut. Highlights were added with Zig Cartoonist Brush Pen - White.


Before adhering the house, Stars Miniature was stamped with VersaFine Clair Nocturne ink. Also with black ink, Leaf 2 Miniature and Creeping Vine (upside-down) were added and heat set with a copper EP containing glitter.

Finally the fairies were stamped and heat set with black detail EP:



Details of our Lavinia World Challenge (not to be confused with Lavinia Stamp LLC in the UK)
Every second Thursday a new Anything-Goes challenge will be posted with chances to win a $15 gift certificate to the store, and badges for your blog. Use ANY BRAND clear or rubber stamps - no digitals. If your project features Lavinia World stamps, your chances to win double.

While "our" Lavinia World store is located in the US, it ships worldwide. Buy $25 and get free shipping! Lavinia World carries other coordinating products for your convenience (like Brushos, inks, dies, highlight pens and more).

Products Used:


Challenges I'd like to play in please:

  1. A Bit More Time to Craft #95 Anything Goes 7/15
  2. ScrapyLand Challenges #117 AG with SL dies 7/17
  3. Classic DT Challenge #7 AG for DT 8/1
  4. Love to Craft Challenges #36 Anything Goes 8/1 (sep post)



Fairy hugs,



40 comments:

brenda said...

So very magical Donna, you have achieved such depth of colour and clever placement of the stamping really draws you into the scene of that magical land.

Happy Independence Day.

B x

Linda Simpson said...

WOW this is stunning! Wishing you a wonderful 4th of July!
Hugs
Linda xxx

aussie aNNie said...

De love this fabulous scene, gorgeous stamps and design...xx

Lisa said...

What a magical, gorgeous scene you've created, Donna!! I absolutely love it!! I never thought of altering the papers with additional color!! It looks amazing!! Each details is fabulous and I just love Freya's House!! This is stunning, my friend!! Thank you so much for playing along at Scrapy Land!! Happy 4th!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Alina Florea said...

Absolutely magical! The color combo is just perfect, it takes me right in the middle of Wonderland! Loveee it! Hugs

Chris said...

This is just magical Donna, gorgeous colours and beautiful stamps, I LOVE it!
xxx

Poppyfield Card Crafts said...

WOW, WOW and WOW Doona.... simply wonderful!

June x

Lori Kobular said...

Donna your card takes my breath away it is so beautiful! Thank you for sending this to me on my birthday! I absolutely LOVE your card! You are so creative with the way you color and the dies that you use! Gorgeous, gorgeous card!

Donna said...

Unbelievably gorgeous, the background is a great starting point for your amazing creation!

Bunny said...

What a beautiful scene. I love the background stamp. A wonderful card, Donna. [Bunny]

Wendy L said...

This is simply stunning Donna. I don't have any Lavinia stamps, goodness knows why, as they are gorgeous, xxxx

Julie Odil said...

This is beautiful, Donna. If it was evening, I would say it it the "gloaming" time of day, but I don't know the dawn's equivalent to that. Your fairy house seems to glow in the colors you chose to use. Very effective! Great project, Donna!

crafty-stamper said...

Absolutely stunning card beautiful stamps and the colour is just perfect you captured the magical time perfectly.
Carol x

KraftyKoolKat said...

Donna this is such a magical stunner. Awesome colouring,detail & stamping.
Hugs
Cathy
xxxx

Sue said...

Hi Donna, Loving the card and the colours.

Hope you are having a good week. Sue

Sue said...

Forgot to say Happy Independence Day. Sue

cuilliesocks said...

OMGosh Donna, how fantastic, what a marvellous scene, your used fabulous colours and the images are amazing, I love the composition of the images and that lovely frame, Kate x

Sarah said...

Oh my days!! What a magical piece. Such gorgeous colours and the black is the perfect partner xx

Jackie T said...

Hi Donna this is a stunning card I love it. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Verna Angerhofer said...

Absolutely stunning and I love the mystical feeling of it. Everything used for it work fabulously together. Your talents are showing big time with all of the wonderful Lavinia creations you are making. The background paper used sets the mood for the beautiful scene you made.

Mrs A. said...

Wonderful and full of fantasy. Hugs Mrs A.

Stampsnob. said...

Magical...…………..Lis

Leslie Miller said...

Oh, my word, your scene is absolutely beautiful! Your description puts me right in the middle of it. One word for Lavinia stamps and those of you who use them so well -- magical!

Steph Ackerman said...

This is fabulous. What an amazing scene you created.

Valerija said...

Fabulous scene! The colors are magnificent! Just love this card.
Valerija xx

Shona Erlenborn said...

Sheer mystical beauty! Another gorgeous fantasy scene. Love the copper vines.

KarinsArtScrap said...

this is a gorgeous card Donna
Gr Karin

Nonnie's Cards and Gifts said...

The die you used makes this card/ paper! It's perfect. Vicki

pam said...

Stunning scene you created De, love the wonderful stamps and gorgeous colours used.
Hugs Pam x

Furrbster said...

This is a stunning creation,

Hugz Tinz

Mac Mable said...

What a good idea to enhance the background paper and love the copper embossing with the hint of glitter. Magical and such a pretty card with a fabulous design x

Beebeebabs said...

Wow another beautiful creation - love everything about it you did a great job as always. Thanks for sharing the tutorial. Have a great weekend!

cotnob said...

A fabulous card Donna, lovely Autumn colours and a super scene.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob
x

Donna Phelan said...

You are such a perfect fit for this companies beautiful images! You know how to pull all of that fabulous magic out of them and put it to paper! Everything you touch just sparkles. So Magical!!!

Sue said...

Oh my, I love this beautiful card. The colors are wonderful. And the Donna sparkle looks awesome. There is a glow in the air and it is very serene. I love the die cut framing too. Fabulous make Donna, just lovely.

Hugs
Sue

Anne Temple said...

I love how this turned out. Changing the color of the paper is so clever. Fabulous card Donna.

Monica C. said...

Such a beautiful card! I love the sunset colors and the magical looks you have created here, Donna!
Hugs Monica

Pia S said...

Oh my, this is gorgeous! What a fantastic paper to use as background. Love the house and fairies you’ve added, along with that pretty bronze like sparkling foliage. So beautiful!

Lena said...

Oh Donna, I just love what you did with this card. Love how you altered the background colous to showcase your fairy scene. I would imagine that in a Fairy World, this would be the colour of dusk. Gorgeous card, my friend
Have a wonderful day.
♥ Lena ~ DT
Lavinia World
Lena’s Creations

Olga Trzcińska said...

Beautiful 🤩 DT Olga Trzcinska - Scrapy Land