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Wednesday 1 January 2020

Lavinia Stamps January 2020 Monthly Challenge - Moonlight Magic

Well here we are on the 1st January 2020.  I hope you have had a wonderful Christmas and are ready to face the new year.

As it is the first of the month, it is time to introduce you to one of my makes for the Lavinia Stamps challenge.  The theme for the monthly challenge for January Is "Midnight Magic".

I created the coloured background using Distress Inks in the following shades:  Wilted Violet, Tumbled Glass, Mermaid Lagoon and Peacock Feathers.  Using a paint brush, I created some swirls (in the top left and bottom right corners) using the same colours. 

I masked the moon off and edged it with a grey ink.  I then used two shades of Distress Oxide Inks (Blueprint Sketch and Chipped Sapphire) to darken the sky, leaving a halo around the moon.

Using the "Lavinia Fern Heads (Singles)", I curved the stems of the stamp and multiple stamped the image using Versafine Clair "Fantasia" purple ink.

In the bottom right hand corner, I multiple stamped the "Lavinia Berry Wreath" in Versafine Clair "Blue Belle" ink.

I next stamped the "Willow" in Versafine Clair "Warm Breeze" ink.

I used a stamp that I got free with a magazine to stamp the air bubbles in the background in Memento "London Fog" grey ink.

I then stamped the main fairy figure.  I like to think that the way her hair is that she is underwater, which is why I chose this fairy for the central image.  This Lavinia fairy is called "Celeste".  I have stamped her in another Versafine Clair Ink, this one is called "Twilight" and is a very dark blue.

Once all the stamping was complete, I needed to attempt to replicate foam on top of the water and also air bubbles, so I used a white Posca Pen and a silver glitter Signo Pen.  I also used the silver glitter Signo Pen to glitter the fairy wings.

I added white highlights to the fairy and to the fern fonds using a white Signo Pen.