Tuesday, 21 July 2020

Pushing the Dandelions

Today I have another make for the Country View Challenge where the theme is "Do More Of What Makes You Happy", chosen by Sue. So use your happy colours, favourite stamps etc..

This turned out completely different to what I had planned... As I love scenescapes, I was going to ink my way through a classic whimsical landscape in the Lavinia style with my new stamps.
After a number of false starts I have ended up with an alcohol ink background and my old favourite Lavinia stamps. Still, also something that makes me happy...

I made the background by spreading alcohol inks on a piece of plastic (you can use yupo, metal or any kind of non absorbent substrate) as my "palette" and used alcohol lift ink and an oval polymer plate to lift the colours and transfer on my white card.

I stamped all 3 flowers from the Dandelions set  in black Versafine, curving the stalks as I wished and added the faerie (Mia isn't in stock at the moment but there are plenty of other fairies here).

For finishing touches, I added a piece of paper lace coloured with Oxide Distress inks in Walnut, a flower die-cut (X-cut Trim Borders) and a die-cut sentiment (All occasion Dies).

You still have 10 days to link to our Country View challenge, plenty of time to do something that makes you happy, and maybe win a £20 voucher which will definitely make you happy...

Thanks for coming by,


  1. A lovely card and a good tip on how to create the oval background with alcohol ink xx

  2. Gorgeous card, always love Lavinia stamps. Have a lovely creative week. Hugs, Angela xXx

  3. Ravissant bravo 🦋🦋

  4. This is beautiful Christine, I love the AI background. Have a fab weekend, Sue xx

  5. Gorgeous! The fairy scene looks so magical and I love the how you arranged the flowers outside the oval - beautiful 😀. Thanks for the inspiration! Take care! Hugs, Jo x

  6. Simply lovely - that blue background is gorgeous, and the fairies are perfect silhouetted against it.
    Alison x