Tuesday, 5 March 2013

Moon Silhouettes

Hello again.

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.

Moon Silhouettes

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.

Kim xx


  1. Beautiful work Kim.. very, very pretty. To be in with a chance you will need to link to our challenge blog.. your link is goes to the shop page of Lavinia stamps .. that's brill tho ... just add the other one in and your entry will go into the challenge ... Thanks for joining us.
    E xx

  2. These are fabulous Kim, they look so 'earthy' and eco-friendly ;-) Love the colours you've used, the stamps are so pretty used like this.
    Thank you for sharing these gorgeous cards in our first challenge.
    Barbara xx

  3. Fantastic cards Kim, I love the colours, great work. Thank you for entering them into our first Lavinia Stamp Challenge. Hugs, Pauline xxx

  4. Really beautiful cards, Kim - I think I'll have to try your design with some of my own stamps. I don't have Lavinia's seed head stamps (yet!) but your cards have tempted me to add them to my collection!
    Thanks for sharing.

  5. Love the colour combination.Very relaxing.
    Barbara Cleggett

  6. Fabulous design and a super set of cards.

  7. Fabulous cards, love the colours and the stamps against the moon.

    Sylv xx

  8. I love the colours you've chosen, and the layouts. Really Cool.