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My blog called "Creative Smiles" because my designs are the result of covering up mistakes. My fumble fingers drop whatever they are holding - repeatedly. Hence, the giggles and smiles of creative patience all throughout my crafting process. xx

Thursday, October 10, 2019

Lavinia World - Laundry Day!

Greetings, Fairy Lovers!
Hope this finds you doing well.

It's Laundry Day at Lavinia World - or maybe I should say Laundry "Night"?

Time for a new Lavinia World Challenge!

Details: An 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! 

Having just completed her fairy laundry, Freya's fairy dust is everywhere!

 everyone KNOWS fairies don't get dirty... 
they shed fairy dust instead!

I've had a few questions about how to create a scene. It really is simple and fun with Lavinia stamps (especially with one of their backgrounds).
The first thing I do is choose (or make) a background.
Then set the stamps on the background, moving them around:

Apologies for the glare: The edges were enhanced with Blueprint Sketch Distress ink to darken the bright blue. Using Leaf 2 Mini the blue trees were stamped with  Paradise Blue Versafine Ink and heat embossed with a blue EP containing mica powder. However, a clear EP would be just as beautiful in this case. The leaves on the black trees were stamped with Nocturne Black VFC and heat set with a black EP containing glitter - again, a clear EP would be just great.

Now the background appears to be Spring or Summer rather than Winter or Fall:

Freya's House was stamped with Fantasia Purple VFC onto a dull purple cardstock, and heat set with clear EP. Colored with a finger dauber and Blueprint Sketch Distress Ink, I also used a pale blue and pale lavender Prismacolor pencil for highlights on the house. Freya has liberally left behind her famous fairy dust - even her clean clothes are full of fairy dust!

NOTE: in my house, all our clothes are somewhat covered in fairy dust. 

are yours?

Carefully cultivated mushrooms grace Freya's yard. More of the black EP with glitter (I mean, Fairy Dust) coats the ground). Can you see the different textures between the black and blue EPs?

Thanks for visiting today - looking forward to seeing your creation at the challenge blog!

Lavinia World Products Used on this project:

LW Slender Mushrooms Mini LAV151
LW Blue Sky Papers
LW Fairy Bugs LAV471
LW Fairy Washing Line LAV205
LW Freya's House LAV365
LW Leaf 2 Mini LAV265
LW Believe in Magic LAV344
LW Inks: VFC in Fantasia Purple, Paradise Blue, Nocturne Black
Other: Glue Pen, Clear Glitter, Black EP containing Glitter, Blue EP containing mica powder, Blueprint Sketch Distress Ink

Challenges I'd like to support please:

  1. The Fairy and The Unicorn - AG with Fantasy 11/2
  2. Lil Red Wagon #518 "Cut It Out" Fussy cut fairy house 10/16 (sep post)
  3. Pammie's Inky Pinkies #1940 AG 10/14
  4. World Wide Open DT Challenge #9 AG DT 10/15 (sep post)
  5. Classic DT Open Challenge Blog #10 AG DT 11/1 (sep post)
  6. Penny's Paper Challenges #451 AG 10/16 (sep post)

Fairy Hugs,


Jackie T said...

Hi Donna this is a stunning card. I love the way you have used the stamps and the colours are perfect. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Valerija said...

What a beautiful card! The scene is so sweet!
Valerija xx

Shona Erlenborn said...

Wow Donna! This is awesome! Chock full of glittery goodness! Loving the subtle difference between the blue and the black glitters (or should I say fairy dust!). I love this imaginative fairy scene that you have created - that little fairy clothesline is just precious!

Mrs A. said...

Beautiful scene. I have never really thought about them needing to do their washing. I wonder if they collect the dew first thing in the morning. I do believe. Hugs Mrs A.

Donna Ellis said...

LOL! I do believe you are correct, ValeryAnne! Bejeweled dew sounds just like fairy detergent, doesn't it? Thanks so much for your kind comment! xx

Bunny said...

Definitely an awesome card. Absolutely beautiful. I do wish they'd come and wash my laundry once in a while. I know it would sparkle. [Bunny]`

Beebeebabs said...

Love love love your card - love the background and great scene - another fabulous creation thanks for sharing

KarinsArtScrap said...

gorgeous Donna I did not found the lavinia papers on the craft event but I had the new big paperpad from Sara Davies that has simelar papers.
Gr Karin

Lori m said...

Beautiful, your cards always make me smile they are so pretty, hugs, Lori m

Anne Temple said...

WOW Donna - you outdid yourself with this one :-). You have created such a fabulous scene and I love all the EPs. The way you transformed the trees is amazing. (I now NEED that mini leaf stamp). I think this one is my favorite LW project you've done (at least so far :-)).

Wendy L said...

Love this Donna, so beautiful, xxxx

Chris said...

What an enchanting little scene Donna, love your little fairy clothes line set amongst the beautiful glittering trees, and what a clever way to transform them using that tiny leaf stamp (love the tiny Lavinia stamps they're so versatile!). This card is truly magical!

Gale said...

Fabulous card Donna! Love everything about it. Thank you for sharing with us over here at The Fairy and the Unicorn Challenge and best of luck with your entry. Love to see you join in each month. Thank you.
Gale DT for

Linda Simpson said...

WOW Donna this is stunning, I love the gorgeous scene you created. The sentiment is fabulous too!
Linda xxx

jimlynn said...

GORGEOUS card!!! WOW!!! So pretty and I love the scene.

*Vicki* said...

This is such a dreamy and magical design my dear! You've really done such an amazing job creating these magical fairy scenes and I really appreciate the steps you've shared with us in how you've put it together! I love everything from the colors, the sparkly images and stunning images! I have decided to try and have a play with these images to see if I can TRY to create something as magical as yours!! LOL! Not sure when...but I will be trying it out as it sounds fun to play and get inky! :) HUGS

Sue said...

Hi Donna, Lovely card.

Hope you are having a nice day. Sue

Pia S said...

Ah! Pure beauty! I love the paper as a starting point with you adding all your personal (glitter) touches. Lots of glitter, so pretty, and such wonderful stamps. This is gorgeous!!!

cuilliesocks said...

Oh my Donna what a wonderful card, I love the magical scene and all the fairy images. Fabulous inking too, Kate x

Diane Louise J said...

This is absolutely beautiful Donna xx

Monica C. said...

Oh my Donna, this card is beautiful! I love how you have put it together and the use of the EP is lovely.
I don't see much fairy dust around here. Not sure what the problem is, but they don't seem to show up here when I need them. :-(
Hugs Monica

Verna Angerhofer said...

Beautiful and well designed card design with the cute fairy images. I love the wonderful colors of the background and that is the cutest clothes line of laundry I have seen in a long time. This is such a magical scene.

Aimeslee Winans said...

Donna I should just faint right now and get it over with. The amount of handiwork on this card is blowing my mind. You always do such awesome work. Love every single thing about this card, including that fairies even wear clothes and have to wash them! lol And you are so brave with the glitter. Hope you are feeling well these days! xoxo

Lori Kobular said...

Donna this is such a beautiful card! I love the scene you created with the fairy clothesline! That house is adorable too! The colors are gorgeous! I love everything about this glittery beauty!!

Leslie Miller said...

I believe fairies come into my stamp room at night and sprinkle their sparkly dust around. Or maybe that's elves getting into the glitter. Your utterly gorgeous card would make a believer out of anyone! Ohhhh, this magical scene in such a beautiful land is simply breathtaking! It made me smile immediately. See what I mean -- magic!

Donna said...

This is majical! Your scene is stunning and your embossing powder turns it into an amazing mystical scene!

Julie Odil said...

Such a great scene you have created! The fairy dust sparkles wonderfully. I love this!

Conniecrafter said...

Gorgeous night time sparkle, you do an amazing job of putting these stamps together to make such great scenes with these backgrounds, wouldn't it be lovely to have fairy dust in stead of dirt!

Monica said...

This card is truly magical, Donna. Loving all the colours and the textures here. Honestly your card making is of another level.

I just finished six sessions of meditation in school and we are going for another six next term. God willing this is my life purpose. Thank for the loving interest you take in my passion.


Nonnie's Cards and Gifts said...

I just love all of the little bits that make this fabulous. So many textures and the tiny outfits on the line are perfect.

KraftyKoolKat said...

This is awesome sweetie.

Anne Buckingham said...

You always amaze me with your creativity and talent. The fairy dust photographed well in your post, really showing the blue and black. Thank you for providing a tutorial in ways to enhance my work.

Steph Ackerman said...

What a beautiful scene you've created. Love it.

Loose Stitches said...

Such a beautiful creation Donna, lovely scene! Thank you for sharing with us over at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.
~ Sherry DT/Admin xx

jheuser69 said...

Thank you for sharing with us over here at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge. Your project is wonderful and best of luck with your entry.

Jodie DT for  World Wide Open Design Team Challenge

Jackie C said...

Donna, this is a stunning card. All your fabulous details are to die for, love it! Thank you for sharing with us over here today at the Classic Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

Jackie DT

Jennifer Scull said...

This is such a wonderful card! I love all of your coloring and inking techniques combined to create the beautiful shades. Fabulous!

Thank you for the kind words of encouragement you left on my blog. :)

Enjoy your weekend!

JanR said...

Fab card! I especially love all the sparkle. Thanks for joining us at Little Red Wagon.

Mac Mable said...

Yes fairy dust in our house too x Such a beautiful card with a magnificent scene. Those papers sure do help with the scene making. Love the fun washing line and all that shimmer x Stunning card x

Dawn Phillips said...

This is so striking. There is so much detail. Love Dawn x

cotnob said...

A super card Donna, you have created such a lovely scene - I love the whimsical house and fun washing line.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

Annettes Hobby Rosettes said...

Wow wow wow, you are definitely one very clever crafter. You imagination has truly excelled with this stunningly gorgeous project. thank you so much for the wonderful tutorial too. Great work.
Thank you for sharing with us over here at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

Annette DT / Admin / Registered Owner for

Donna Phelan said...

You know, whenever I need a touch of magic and Penny is not around I just come over here, you never disappoint...ever! LOVE this fun little night scene, the colors and design, those images and all of that glorious sparkle make my night lol This creations are all MAGICAL!!! xo~

Jornalista Douglas Melo said...

I really liked the style of your blog.
Here there is a lot of creativity!
A hug!

NanaConnie said...

How did I miss this incredible creation? I love your color combo and the sparkle in the grass and trees! Cute little laundry line and the mushrooms just shout "fairies" even without a single one in sight. Fabulous sentiment, so perfect for this scene.
I think you and I have just been too busy, otherwise I never would have overlooked this card. :-D

Sue said...

Hi Donna, Love the card. Sue

pam said...

Hi Donna this is a stunning card. I love the way you have used the stamps and the colours are perfect.
Sorry late popping over to you.
Hugs Pam x

TracyM #6773 said...

LOVE your scene, so much detail, awesome inking and sparkle - WOW!
Thank you for joining us at Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenges and good luck with your entry :)

Sue said...

AWESOME card, Donna. And it is so you, with all that glittery goodness of the night. Wonderful scene you created, I just sat and looked it all over from top to bottom for a few minutes and I was drawn in.......LOVE IT>


wannabcre8tive said...

A fabulous card and the scene is beautiful. Love the sky, the embossed trees and the glitter. You did a awesome job.

aussie aNNie said...

Big apologies De, my commenting is a tad late and I blame it on our awesome love love how you describe your making of the card and the awesome outcome.xx

Dr Sonia S V said...

Oooh Donna what a truly magical creation you have it to bits
Dr Sonia

crafty-stamper said...

Gorgeous card and magical stamped scene love all the sparkle and glitter
Carol x


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