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Thursday, August 15, 2019

Lavinia World - Woodland Dancing

Hello, sweet friends and followers!
Will you dance with me?
Today's card reminds me of the 60s when we had slumber parties and danced until we were out of breath - kind of like Christina and Meredith in Grey's Anatomy. (giggle)

Today's card is about friendship, and the magic that results from being with our dearest friends.


Today begins a new Lavinia World Challenge!
Details of our Lavinia World ChallengeAn ANYTHING GOES theme using ANY brand clear or rubber stamp - no digitals. Winner receives
a $15 gift certificate to the Lavinia World store.

While "our" Lavinia World store is located in the US, it ships worldwide. In the US, buy $25 and get free shipping! Lavinia World carries other crafting supplies for your convenience. If you use Lavinia World products, your chances of winning double.

I "cheated" again, using one of the beautiful background papers called
A Woodland Walk.



I prepared the page by first using a finger dauber and blending lots of Cracked Pistachio Distress Ink, shading certain areas, and turning the panel to a bluer cast. Then more leaves were stamped from Creeping Vine LAV295 in Iced Spruce and Shaded Lilac Oxide Distress Inks. The Dancing Till Dawn LAV273 fairies was stamped in VersaFine Clair Nocturne and heat set with clear EP:



Using a finger dauber and VersaMark Ink, the edges of the panel were distressed and heat set with a black embossing powder containing glitter:



My stash did not have the size die needed for the lacy frame, so I pulled out an old punch and cut it in half down the center:


That's my story, and I'm sticking to it!
Thanks for dropping by and dancing with me today!




Products Used:
Challenges I'd like to play in please:

  1. Make My Monday Challenges #102 "Friendship" my friends are dancing and enjoying being together! 8/18
  2. Cute Card Thursday #595 "Add A Quote" The quote on my card is from William Shakespeare 8/22

Stamping Hugs,


51 comments:

Jackie T said...

Oh Donna this is a stunning card. The stamps are gorgeous and I love the colours you have used. Have a great day. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Lisa said...

This is so stunning, Donna!! I love the beautiful dancing fairies!! The scene you've created is fabulous!! The sparkle looks amazing!! Love this!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Chris said...

It's so beautiful Donna, gorgeous stamps, love the soft dreamy colours of the background.
xx

cuilliesocks said...

Absolutely gorgeous Donna, I love the images and your scene, Kate x

Lori m said...

Beautiful card, the colors are so pretty and the detail is fantastic, hugs Lori m

Shona Erlenborn said...

Love how you dressed up your background with the different inks and the added vines. Very clever with the "punched" frame too! Thanks for sharing that idea! Those dancing fairies are so pretty. Beautiful job as always Donna.

KarinsArtScrap said...

this is gorgeous Donna love the colour combo
Gr Karin

Donna said...

How stunning and magical! Beautiful saying, I
Ikr how you started with a designer paper.

Bunny said...

Beautiful friendship card. Love the dancing fairies and the beautiful sparkle around the card. Very creative using half of the MS punch to go around the card. [Bunny]`

Anne Temple said...

Absolutely stunning. You may start with the printed papers, but you add so much more to them that they become a whole new piece of artwork. Love this.

Natalia said...

That is so pretty☺

Linda Simpson said...

Stunning Donna, love the fairies and beautiful scene you have created.
Hugs
Linda xxx

KraftyKoolKat said...

I adore this stunner Donna. Gorgeous sentiment & dancing fairies & the colour is so pretty.
Hugs
Cathy
xxxx

Sue said...

Hi Donna, That is so pretty.

Hope you are having a nice day. Sue

Sarah said...

Such beautiful and magical colours Donna. What a delightful card xx

*Vicki* said...

I would LOVE to come dance with you my friend!! What a very sparkly and magical design! That sentiment couldn't be more perfect either!! I love the sparkly edges on this and that scene is perfect for these set of fairy friends!! It looks like you sure had fun with this one my dear!! You do tend to sparkle lots of fairy dust on us sweet lady!! :) Thank you so much for sharing this gorgeous card with us at Cute Card Thursday this week!! BIGGEST HUGS

April said...

A delightful card! I love the stamp.

Crafting Queen said...

Lovely card and great way to use the punched boarders.

Beebeebabs said...

Such a beautiful card - love the stamps and beautiful background thanks for sharing!!!

Lori Kobular said...

Donna this is such an awesome scene! I love those dancing fairies and that great sentiment! The black embossing powder with the glitter around the outside edge really gives it a magical look! Love how you framed it out too!

Verna Angerhofer said...

Beautiful card with lovely layers, wonderful images, gorgeous colors and I love the sparkle. Just fantastic!

Monica C. said...

Donna, this card is so beautiful! The background is perfect and those fairies gorgeous. I love how you have put it together and the sentiment is so true.
Love your Lavinia projects.
Hugs Monica

Julie Odil said...

This is beautiful, Donna. You are right, friendships can be magical. I love the colors of your card and that punch you used as an edger.

Stampsnob. said...

Lovely. Make room in the garden for the fairies to dance ………..Lis

Debbie Mageed said...

Truly a gorgeous card and perfectly done, my friend! Love it!! Thank you for playing in my Friendship challenge at Make My Monday and hope you can join us again soon.

Conniecrafter said...

Beautiful background for your faires, neat use of the embossing powder and clever way to use your border punch, Love it!

Nonnie's Cards and Gifts said...

I just love these dancing fairies and the color scheme you use. Awesome card!

NanaConnie said...

WOW, Donna, this is spectacular! I love the pistachio color and the brilliant idea of cutting the "lace" to get what you needed for your edges. Wonderful step by step tutorial; I love it when crafters give us details about their creations and you've done it well. :-D

Mrs A. said...

I like the way you have enchanced the background and made an enchanting scene. Hugs Mrs A.

crafty-stamper said...

LOve the beautiful stamps and great background-the lacy border is just perfect.
Carol x

cotnob said...

A beautiful card Donna, a fabulous sentiment and lovely silhouette scene - so pretty.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob
x

Dawn Phillips said...

Donna this is so lovely. There is so much detail. Love Dawn x

Allison Clark said...

What a gorgeous card! Thank you for joining us at Make My Monday challenge, hugs XoX Alli C - DT

Donna Phelan said...

Great sentiment! I love your sweet little fairies dancing in the moonlight!

aussie aNNie said...

oh goodness De, I thought I had commented on this but maybe saw it on the blog and 'forgot'...but I just adore your Lavinia cards and this is just super gorgeous. Have a lovely weekend.x

Margarets designer cards said...

Lovely card with the fairies dancing

Deb said...

Such a creative and magical card, love this!
Many thanks for joining us at Cute Card Thursday this week!
Debxx

Cazro said...

A beautiful dcard with the most adorable stamps. Thanks for joining us at Make My Monday. Caz DT.

Beebeebabs said...
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Beebeebabs said...

Sorry I commented already lol

Loose Stitches said...

Such a beautiful creation Donna, love the scene and sentiment!
Crafty Hugs, Sherry xx
Loose Stitches and Unraveled Threads

Sue said...

Love the soft blues and greens. The die cut borders are a perfect touch to your beautiful card, so VERY pretty.

Hugs
Sue

sarascloset said...

It's so hard to believe you started this with a printed paper! You've added so many details to this, and the outcome is quite lovely! Love the CP inky touches and the outline in white pen adds so much to the scene! You are doing amazing things with these products, Donna! Hugs!

Mac Mable said...

I so enjoyed reading your post and what a beautiful card. The paper makes a great background for your fabulous stamping. Wonderful sentiment too x.

Patti J said...

What a beautiful card! Thanks for the inspiration! I remember those fun nights!

Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

Adorable card, love the scene and great idea cutting in half the punched border!

wannabcre8tive said...

Donna, I love this card. The colors are awesome and the dancing fairies are great. Thanks, for the step by step instructions.

Alina Florea said...

Absolutely adorable. That background is just perfect! Hugs, Alina

Karen Dunbrook said...

really beautiful Donna, it has such a great sense of movement.
xx Karen

Aimeslee Winans said...

Hi Donna! Hope you are safe from that hurricane! I love this card, I have that stamp. Pinned for sample make! XOX

Mia said...

A card - hymn to friendship!!!!!!!!! Fabulous, Donna!!!