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Saturday, 12 October 2019

All Hallows Eve with Lavinia and Brushos

I've been tidying my Craft Croft.  I use the term "tidying" somewhat loosely as I think what I have really been doing is "shuffling".  I'm kind of moving stuff around.  I need a bespoke storage system for my stamps and dies which are currently spread across the floor in a variety of not quite right storage boxes.  It's an ongoing project but it meant I didn't get around to posting this card sooner.
A couple of weekends ago I attended a local craft workshop with a talented crafter, Karen Telfer, and a lovely team of ladies.  We were using oxide inks, gel plates and brushos to make backgrounds and Lavinia stamps for foregrounds.  It was my first attempt with these inky backgrounds.

I took a break from my tidying to finish my card and play along with some challenges.   I used Lavinia Backround Script and Sacred Tree (on the horizontal) for my branches with the Crow Set and a Fairy Web.  Since the class I have also added a Memory Box gravestone border die cut behind a Martha Stewart punched fence and some Tim Holtz Sizzix Bigz street lamps before adding a simple doodle-style sentiment. 
In addition to Lavinia's All Hallows Eve Challenge, I am entering my card into the following challenges
Krafty Chicks - #476 Bewitched
Water Cooler Wednesdays - #242 Marsha's All Occasions 
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Fall/Autumn, Sweet Stamping - Autumn Colours/Harvest and Stamping Sensations - trees, leaves, Autumn


Let's Art Journal said...

Wow, what a stunning card! The background colour with the silhouettes look amazing and I love the crow stamps that you used - perfect 😁. Thanks so much for joining the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge! Creative wishes, Jo x

Wendy Nicola Jackson said...

This scene is AWESOME! Fantastic Halloween creation, awesome stamping! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Sweet Stampin' this week! Come back and play again soon. Hugs, Wends xoxo Sweet Stampin' DT

brenda said...

A super Autumnal creation and with so much depth of interest (and I know that kind of clearing!), thanks so much for joining in with our 'Trees/Leaves/Autumn' theme at Stamping Sensations challenge.

B x

Viv said...

A really atmospheric Autumn scene Lesley and thanks for sharing with us at Stamping Sensations!

Dora said...

Beautiful halloween creation, Great stamps and colours.
Thank you for joining at Stamping Sensations.

Dawn T said...

a stunningly eerie card, Lesley. Great dimension and layering.
Thanks for joining us at Watercooler Wednesday Challenge this week. Dawn -DT

jenny Ginger Ninja Crafts said...

Stunning! You have certainly mastered those inky backgrounds and I love the silhouette elements. Thanks so much for entering the Aud Sentiments Challenge. Jenny DT x

Nance said...

I love this spooky scene you have created with that wonderful background, the colors, the crows. Thanks for sharing with us at Krafty Chicks Challenge this week.