Today proved to be quite a productive one in the end. Not only did I do some crafting this morning, but I also manged to get some playtime in the afternoon. Must be something to do with the sunshine.
As you know I just LOVE Lavinia Stamps. I have been a fan for a while. My favourite stamps are the seed head silhouettes. www.laviniastamps.com
This afternoon I created a group of cards using these silhouette stamps together with Tim Holtz inks and a few little embellishments.
I began by shading some plain white card having first masked off a small circle to represent a full moon.
I always make a few backgrounds at once, especially when the process is messy. It seems sensible to to all the 'dirty work' at once, plus I find that no matter how hard I try I can't get the same results if I try to replicate it later. Carefully positioning the seed head silhouettes over the pure white moon really shows off the highly detailed Lavinia Stamps.
I then used some more of the shaded card for the background mount. To allow the main image to stay the focal point I stamped repeats of the seed head in one of the colours I had used for the shading. With some careful addition of black lines, very narrow mounts, some dragonfly brads and a strip of printed vellum it was just a case of positioning the pieces on some of my favourite card stock; brown ribbed.
I hope you like them? http://blog.laviniastamps.com/ will take you to the blog page so you can see more examples of the lovely things you can do with Lavinia Stamps. Happy stamping to you all.