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Thursday, October 24, 2019

Lavinia World Pink Equinox and Kitty Mooch

Note: I have two posts this morning - Moving Along is here.

Jumping Up and Down and Waving Hello to You!
It's a special day today, not only because you have stopped by, not only because the day is full of possibilities, but because it is time for another Lavinia World Challenge!

Mr. Mooch Kitty is under Fairy Forager's Spell during the celebration of the Pink Equinox:



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.

Today's card features PINK!
Just click on any of the photo to enlarge them:






The Fairy and Slender Mushrooms were stamped in VFC Fantasia Purple, while the "fairy dust" (Stars Mini) was stamped with VFC Purple Delight (it's between pink and purple).



At the bottom of the above photo are "layers" of glittered grasses. I also used a glue pen and applied dark purple glitter to the black area in a few streaks.

TIP:

Since using the Lavinia World Scenescapes, I've accidentally learned something regarding VersaFine Clair ink, Glitter, and the cardstock used for the Scenescapes.

Apply glitter ONLY where you want it BECAUSE - even if the VFC is heat set, glitter will still adhere to it. Not sure if it happens on regular cardstock - it's something I need to experiment with, but my last 4 cards using the LW Scenescapes and VFC inks have grabbed the glitter. The big specks of glitter will brush away, but the oil-based pigment in VFC apparently adheres the smallest glitter particles. You can see what I mean below. I held the camera so the light reflected off the paper and ink. The mushrooms on the right are "glittered" unintentionally. While I did brush off the kitty, and even scraped with my finger nail, Mooch's tail and "bottom" grabbed the glitter. If anything, it is a happy condition if you like glitter (if you love fairies, SURELY you love glitter!).
Click to make photo larger if you wish to inspect it.

Try glitter on some of your cards that use VFC - it only works with loose glitters:



Finally, the finished Card
(I know, I know -- you are sighing with relief!)




Lastly, I stamped the interior of the card in black after printing a cute sentiment:
Products Used:
Challenges I'd like to play in please:

  1. Crafty Friends Challenge #121 Embossing-Wet or Dry (the leaves are embossed with EP containing glitters)(Pink EP with Glitter, Purple EP with Glitter) 11/2
  2. The Fairy and Unicorn Challenge (Oct 5) AG Fantasy 11/2
  3. My Time to Craft #408 "Halloween or Cats" 11/1
  4. Stamping Sensations (Oct 6) Trees and/or Leaves and/or Autumn 11/1
  5. Sweet Stampin' (Oct 19) Creatures  11/2 (sep post)
  6. Unicorn Challenge #48 Pretty In Pink 11/1 (sep post)
  7. Double D Challenges (Oct 16) Silhouettes 11/4 (sep post)
  8. Craft Rocket Challenges #64 Pink 10-27 (sep post)
  9. Creative Knockouts #321 Wet or Dry Embossing (10-31 top left side bar)


Fairy Hugs,





54 comments:

Jackie T said...

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

Natalia said...

I love this color so much!☺

Chris said...

A wonderful enchanting scene Donna, the cat looks mesmerised by the tiny fairy! Beautiful colours and I love all the glitter, perfect on this magical card.
Hope all is good with you!
hugs
xx

KarinsArtScrap said...

great stamping and a gorgeous card is it Donna

Gr Karin

Julie Odil said...

Donna, this is so pretty! I love the colors of your inking. That kitty is so cute!

Bunny said...

What a lovely card, Donna. The pinks are beautiful. I love how you added the branches to the trees. I of course love glitter, too. [Bunny]`

Shona Erlenborn said...

Loving this glittery, magical scene, Donna. The leaves on the branches of the trees are so pretty with the added glitter. Love the way your little cat is spellbound with the little fairy!

Nonnie's Cards and Gifts said...

I just love this one- the glitter is perfect and such great highlights everywhere.

Lori m said...

Fabulous card, love the new kitty stamp....beautiful, hugs, Lori m

Linda Simpson said...

Fabulous card Donne, I am loving the sparkle and beautiful scene you have created. The sentiment is beautiful too.
Hugs
Linda xxx

jimlynn said...

Beautiful card Donna. I can see the sparkle and shine all the way down here.
Lynn

*Vicki* said...

Oh my goodness dear lady!! What can I say besides that I absolutely ADORE this to bits....especially with that gorgeous purple tone and ALL of that sparkle!! I have never used a VC ink pad, but I've heard many good things about them. After having 100s of ink pads though, not sure about getting more! LOL! I adore that kitty looking up at the fairy and what a stunning design inside and out!! You made the most pretty and magical designs Donna! HUGS

Valerija said...

This looks really adorable!
Valerija xx

cuilliesocks said...

Totally stunning card Donna, I love all those fabulous images and the colours, super fairy scene, Kate x

Darlene said...

OH WOW ... this is AWESOME (no surprise there! lol) What a fabulous scene you have created! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘Silhouette’ challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.
Darlene
DOUBLE D Challenge Blog
DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please stop in for a visit!

Alina Florea said...

Absolutely amazing! Love the background and the elements combination :) Hugs

creationsnz said...

WOW Donna, what an amazing card and I like hearing about the process too. CarolG

Verna Angerhofer said...

Beautiful card and even with the extra glitter it still is a fantastic scene.

Creaine said...

Fabulous creation, love the design! Thank you for sharing with us over at Crafty Friends and best of luck with your entry. Love to see you again next time. Thank you.
DT Ine http://creaine-cards.blogspot.nl/

crafty-stamper said...

Beautiful cards and stamps Donna-love the colours and sparkle
Carol x

Judy Woodland said...

How lovely! Beautiful color, and you have used those Lavinia stamps perfectly. Great take on the Mood Board, thanks so much for playing along with us over at the Double D Silhouette Challenge. Hope we see you back again soon!!
Judy~ DD DT
{Judy's Happy Place} Stop by and see me!!!!

Beebeebabs said...

Such a nice card - love the scene and the details of your card - another fabulous creation thanks for sharing!!!

Donna said...

This scene is beyond gorgeous Donna! Like that inside sentiment too.

Mrs A. said...

Two of my favourites . a cat and pink . Love this card to bits. Hugs Mrs A.

Leslie Miller said...

Pink equinox... I love it! You're so good to always show how you make these amazing scenes. You know I read every word. Frankly, I think the glitter looks good wherever it falls. Love the kitty in the foreground with the moonlight on his fur. So beautiful, Donna!

wannabcre8tive said...

Wow, this is gorgeous. I love the beautiful colors and the glitter. You do fabulous work.

cotnob said...

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

Janice said...

Beautiful silhouette card Donna. Thank you for sharing with us at My Time to Craft, and hope you can join us again soon ~ Janice DT

Fiona said...

A stunning card - I love that blending of pinks and purples - are you joining in with the cat blog hop too? I've just found it - lots of lovely cat projects - thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin this week.

NanaConnie said...

Donna, your colors in the background of this scene are magnificent! Love the fairy, of course, and the sparkle (even that on Mooch's bottom - lol.) This is such a marvelous card.

Conniecrafter said...

You have created another sweet card, I just love the kitty staring up at the little fairy, as long as he doesn't have catching her on his mind :) Love the touches of the glitter and your highlighting to bring this to life!

KraftyKoolKat said...

This is a really beauty sweetie. I love everything about it. I hope you are well at the moment.
Hugs
Cathy
xxxx

Caz said...

Beautiful ....Thank you for sharing with us at Crafty Friends..Hope to see you again soon..

Caz xx CF DT

pam said...

Stunning card Donna, beautiful stamps on this wonderful scene, love the colours.
Hugs Pam x

Furrbster said...

This is beautiful!

Hugz Tinz

Anne Buckingham said...

I love your cards with the Lavinia stamps and backgrounds. Simply stunning. You make me believe in magic.

Anne Temple said...

Stunning card Donna! The glitter groupings are just fairy dust that's collected in certain spots :-). Wonderful sentiment on the inside too.

Wendy Nicola Jackson said...

This is just SO beautiful! Love that beautiful palette with the silhouette stamps. Too sweet and oh so perfect for our 'Feature a Creature' challenge this week at Sweet Stampin'. Thanks for joining in the fun with us! Hugs, Wends xoxo Sweet Stampin' DT

Lori Kobular said...

Wow! Donna your cards are always so amazing! I love the colors and all that sparkly goodness! That cat is adorable with the stars all around him/her! Love it!!

Donna Phelan said...

Another wonderful, magical, spectacular beauty! Hope that cat doesn't get the wrong idea LOL

Karen @ Misplaced Mojo said...

First, absolutely gorgeous card!!! Second, I love your stepped out photo tutorial. And third, good info to know about VersaClair inks!!! And while that would be frustrating to have it happen when you didn't expect it, especially if the results were not serendipitous, the other side of it is *how cool is that*?!? Eager to see if you do experiments and if it works with all colors. I remember seeing Lydia of Understanding Blue try a technique that only worked with the blue VC. Seems they have slightly different properties depending on the pigment.

Mac Mable said...

Donna what a beautiful card and so very pretty.
I enjoyed reading your post and as always learn so much. I quite like kitty with glitter on it's bottom!!! Thank you for the tips and the information, I appreciate it x.
Stunning card and yes fairies and glitter are meant to be x.

anncreatief said...

Beautiful card! Thanks for joining us at Unicorn. Have a nice day,.. Succes!!
DT Anneke

KT Fit Kitty said...

This is so pretty, Donna! Great tip about the glitter and Versafine Clair ink, thank you! I wonder if a powder tool would help prevent this? I love everything about this gorgeuos card, but especially that beautiful kitty!

Patti J said...

So pretty, Donna! Thanks for sharing how you created it!

Monica C. said...

Donna, your fairy cards are so special. I never get tired of looking at them. There is so much to see. Just gorgeous.
Hugs Monica

Karen Dunbrook said...

how gorgeous...thanks for the tips along the way.
x Karen

Diane said...

Stunning card Donna, you have created a gorgeous scene, you make me want to own all of it...mo really...I love how you can really see the fur stand out on the cat...awesome!! Thank you for joining our Double D challenge!
Diane DD DT {Nellies Nest}

Grandma Bonnie said...

Donna, i think i need to come and play at your house. I have so many friends i would love to get together from around the world and just play. Your instructions are wonderful and it is a joy to see how you created this beauty!

Pia S said...

I always admire your detailed scene cards and it’s really so inspiring to see the step by step photos. Very useful as it doesn’t come natural to me to just see how one can start off on such a design. It’s a gorgeous card, with lots of glitter, intentioned or not:)

Aimeslee Winans said...

Hi, Donna. Sorry to be commenting so late, I've gotten way behind. This is stunning what you've done. And once again, I'm so excited to see your Lavinia cards and then so scared to try one. But with you giving tutorials, I had a horribly selfish thought: if I just followed your tutorial and CASED??? May I possibly do that, is it okay with you? I will credit you profusely! xoxo P.S. your tutorials are brilliant don't you dare shorten them! xoxo

Poppyfield Card Crafts said...

A very stunning card Donna. Love the vibrant colours and the placement of the elements

June :)

Carole J said...

A stunning, magical scene, Donna! The inside stamping is very beautiful too. I have to tell you that I love reading your tips and tricks! Thank you. xx

Sue said...

So pretty in pinks! That big kitty is wonderful, and the glitter just looked like fairy dust on his bum!! Awesome card, so much to look at and enjoy, just sat and took it all in for a minute. I got my pre-ordered stamps, need to find time to use them.......ugh......

Hugs
Sue