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!

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  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!

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  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!

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  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…

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  4. 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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