Tuesday, 13 March 2012

Playing with Pastels and Lavinias

I'm loving playing with my new pastels, creating pretty backgrounds and using masks.  I was thinking I hadn't used my lovely Lavinia stamps in a while, so thought I'd combine them with a pastel background.

I firstly created a mask by cutting an aperture using a nestie die and my Cuttlebug.  I then used a mixture of colours of pastels to create a background scene through the scalloped aperture onto a blank card.

The Lavinia toadstool houses and small toadstools images were stamped using black chalk ink over the pastel background.  I then tried a technique I'd seen in the latest issue of Craft Stamper.  After stamping the images lightly, I used a black marker to roughly draw over the top to give it a hand drawn effect.  The sentiment is by Stampin' Up! and again was stamped using black chalk ink.  Finally I added touches of Stardust Stickles to give the design a little 'Fairy Dust' effect.

I do enjoy the challenge of creating a one layer card, and my new pastels are just perfect for this type of work.

Thanks for dropping by, I've more projects to share in the next few days.


Kathyk said...

This is really cool Wynneth - another triumph matey!


Debs M said...

this is lovely, great effect x

Lauren Hatwell said...

Works beautifully Wynneth. Love that effect and love those Lavinia stamps. Lx