Fairy grove

It’s monthly challenge time again at Lavinia stamps. With the very tempting theme of pinks purples and blues. You could be the lucky winner of £40 of LS vouchers!!!

For my inspiration with the pinks blues and purple theme,this month I decided to create a night time scene in a sleepy little fairy settlement.

I used the following stamps:

Harrietas house

Zen houses

Celestial tree

Fairy fir tree

I began with my usual white card which had been used to mop up dylusion ink sprays. It was quite dark blues with a streak of pink. I sprinkled a little water and began to create a background.

When you can’t use masking fluid for your main foreground images a good trick is to stamp them. Paint the space with white gesso and then overstamp. This provides a solid surface for dimentional colouring.

I used torn paper as masks and versa clair ink to ground the images and create context. I also used a water brush to remove some of the original ink to create a path.

I used the tips of the celestial tree to create shrubbery. However, I wasn’t happy with the dark area at the front so I decided to create a softer misty look by using distress oxide and white pigment ink. I then re added the shrubbery on top. I had a small white space at the top corner of the page so I decided to create a moon peeking on to the scene to provide a light source . After the houses were coloured using the zig clean colour water colour pens I decided that they were not dark enough so I added Stabilo all pencil down the left hand sides for a more dramatic look.

Of course I added some white gel pen highlights and holographic glitter to the roof of the largest house and parts of the sky. It really twinkles!

I hope you will join the challenge. Our theme colours are some of my favourites!

Till next time …

Lisa xx

20 thoughts on “Fairy grove

    1. I just discovered you and wanted to say all of your work is just amazing and beautiful. Thank you for sharing your art and your techniques!

  1. WOW!!!! Love how you worked with the dark colors! Thanks so much for showing us how you did it. It is such a unique take on using these stamps!

  2. Another fantastic step by step, Lisa – packed full of tips and tricks again. It’s always a joy to learn how you’ve created such delightful scenes – your work is inspirational!

  3. Your FB post popped up on my home page and I just had to come by here to see your beautiful piece in more detail. LOVELY! I received a new Lavinia stamp from my bestie recently and you have encouraged me to go and have a play with her…

  4. Love love love the colors. Have to learn your techniques. Will give it a go. Thanks for sharing how you accomplished this.

  5. I am in awe! This is so good, I only started stamping this year and I love your work. You are an inspiration, im too scared to use dark colours. I’ll try and channel my inner bold pipin! Thank you for sharing x

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