Friday, 30 May 2014

Friday Focus

Today's card goes right back to my beginnings and uses stamps from Lavinia.  This company really got me hooked on card making and although my style has evolved I still absolutely adore their stamps and style - even the way over the top nothing like CAS ones.

I used a couple of challenges to get me going - The Male Room's trees and leaves theme and the Card Concept's colour palette.

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I always find it difficult to define my style of card for the the Card Concept, but I think this week I'm going with classy and elegant because it's got elements of sparkle, regal, sweeping, dramatic, awe & impress.


I started by creating the moon and distant hills using a mask and my inkylicious dusters. Then I stamped all the main elements, using a second stamping to achieve the grey leaves. Finally I added the sparkle onto the leaves and castle windows using a Wink of Stella - sadly this never shows up in photographs.

This is exactly the sort of card my oldest son would love - he's into fantasy and dragons and magic - so I think I'll be popping it away until his birthday.

Supplies:
Stamps: Lavinia Stamps, castle 3, miniature dragon, Spring trees, willow leaves; Kaisercraft, Life sentiments
Inks: Versafine, onyx black;  SU, daffodil delight; distress ink, black soot; Versa Magic, cloud white
Embellishments: Kuretake, Wink of Stella clear

Thanks for dropping by today. Look out for the next AAA Cards game on Sunday - a day earlier than usual, but our new release day.

Jane
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7 comments:

  1. Great card and stamping Jane,such a lovely mystical card :) Viv xx

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  2. Love how you used this week's colors. Thanks for playing along with us at The Card Concept.

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  3. SUPER cool JANE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WOW, love it!!!

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  4. Awesome scene card - love that dragon! Thanks for joining in at The Male Room!

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  5. Oh I love this!! The scene is really atmospheric and I love the way the branches hang down. The dragon is fab! Thanks so much for playing along with The Male Room!

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  6. Gorgeous card!! You did amazing job with the extra details. The dragon flying in front of the moon is fantastic. The leaves casading are beautiful. Thanks for joining us at The Male Room
    Tina dt

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