New month, new year new decade!! Time for a Creative challenge at Lavinia stamps. Congratulations to last month’s winner . Up for grabs this month is £40 of LS vouchers. The new theme is ‘Moonlight magic’ … A theme full of possibilities!
On this New Year’s Day my moonlight project takes a peek at the Fairies and their secret New Year’s Eve party under the tree of dreams!
I used the following stamps:
I began by creating a moon – a painted circle of white gesso. I then painted bands of watercolour around the moon – light to dark of blues and purples, mixing a little white to the colour closest to the moon. Then bands of earthy tones for the foreground.
I added detail to the moon using my soft pastels both in stick and pencil form. I used a photograph of the moon as a reference. I also added pastel to the water coloured background. I sprayed the work with pastel fixative.
I stamped the tree in black. I coloured parts with a purple watercolour marker and white gel pen .
I stamped the fairies. I inked one to the left separately as I wanted a little more space between them. I added shadows underneath and a little more pastel to the foreground . Using a stencil and white gel pen I drew circles in different sizes randomly.
I added pastel colour around the circles to create the impression of orbs and blended the colour with a make -up applicator. I added more ribbon banners using the white pen and dots of colour here and there. I used a white pastel pencil in the foreground to add light reflections.
Of course glitter made the final touches along with my sentiment.
Don’t forget to check out the fabulous samples from the rest of the team for more inspiration and of course our friendly Facebook group
Good luck in the challenge!
I hope your dreams come true this year whether you have a special tree or not!
Happy new year!
Have a wonderful 2020!!