52 Week Mini Art Card/Tag Challenge

Tuesday 31 August 2021

Lavinia Stamps Moonlight Garden

When you can't sleep, craft...!  That kind of sums me up for the past few nights.  I fall asleep fine, but then ping, my head starts thinking of all sorts and my mind won't let the thoughts go, so I make a coffee and craft for a while.  This morning I decided to play with a couple of my new Lavinia Stamps, which were released recently.

I started by using the Lavinia Moon Mask to mask of a circle area.  I used two of the Lavinia "Elements" inks "Sunset and Russet Orange" to fill in the moon colour.

Next, I placed a circle moon mask over the inked area and coloured the area around the moon in Distress Oxide Inks (Faded Jeans, Chipped Sapphire and Wilted Violet).

Over the top of that, I placed the Lavinia "Posy" stencil/mask and used "Faded Jeans" Distress Oxide Ink through the stencil.  I then blended "Chipped Sapphire" Distress Oxide over the top of that.

Using a wet fan paint brush, I tapped it over the surface of the sky area and then blotted with a piece of kitchen paper.

I then turned my attention to the stamping, using Verasfine Clair "Nocturne" black ink, I stamped the new Lavinia "Silhouette Grass" and then the "Silhouette Foliage" in both first and second generation stamping. I then stamped the fairy, which is part of the "Fairy Foragers" stamp set. I used a heat gun to speed up the drying of the ink.

Finally, I added a touch of yellow Posca Pen the lantern area.  I used a Sakura Gelly Roll Pen in a soft gold glitter colour to add high lights to the edge of the moon, the fairy wings and the tops of the flowers and grass areas. I added some white dots to the sky to add dimension as if some stars are brighter than others.