Saturday, 20 June 2020

Got the Blues...

Good morning, here's the card I made for this week's challenge at Sweet Stampin'
the theme being 'Got the Blues'- to be interpreted any way you choose! 
I took the obvious option and went for the colour!
Out came the Distress Inks and Distress Oxides- I indulged in some smooshing , sponging and flicking with  the inks and water onto a piece of white cardstock to create a background (had lovely blue fingers for a while). 
Out came the Lavinia stamps- some old, some new, I stamped the Winifred Fairy with black Versafine Clair ink and then  die cut the frame, cutting around the fairy stamp first. I stamped the script and swirls randomly over the frame and added some sparkle to the fairy wings. 
The little scene inside the frame was created using the rest of the inky cardstock and various Lavinia stamps, details picked out with a white gel pen.  After adding the frame to the card base it looked a little bare so I added another fairy and stamped some swirls and 'fairy dust' .
I haven't added a sentiment as I love to use these cards as 'just because' cards and notelets.
There's always loads to see and be inspired by at 
so do take the time to visit-
we'd really love to see what you create too,  just follow the theme  and remember to add some stamping to play along
Thanks for visiting and have a lovely weekend

Challenge entries:
MAWTT #119
southerngirls  11/6  Challenge


aussie aNNie said...

Stunning and the blue really is gorgeous, love the lavinia stamping.xx

meg said...

Fabulous card Chris,love the shades of blue and your stamped elements

Michelle said...

Wow Chris - how stunning is this. The blue and black is amazing - Michelle x

Babs said...

Stunning card Chris beautiful use of stamps and the colour Is lush. I hadn’t relized I missed so many , but caught up now, hope your having a lovely weekend .
Babs x

Kathleen said...

Gorgeous shades of blue and a fabulous design. Really lovely images too.

Kath x

Wendy L said...

A really beautiful card, thank you for joining us at MAWTT, xxx

Shona Erlenborn said...

Lovely color combination. Love the little fairy perched on the top of the frame! Gorgeous!

Mia said...

Beautiful card, Chris! Great tones of blue!
Thank you so much for entering our challenge at The Crafter’s Café with this lovely creation. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.
Designer for The Crafter’s Cafe {My Blog}

pinky said...

Your card is just stunning Chris. Nothing more relaxing than sitting playing around with your inks. Hope you weekend is going well.

mixamatoasties said...

Stunning card Chris! I've had a lot of painty/inky fingers during this lockdown! Loving it.


Nonnie's Cards and Gifts said...

Hard to be blue with such a fabulous card!! Thanks for sharing it with us at Lavinia World Challenges. Vicki

Zoechaos said...

I never quite know where to start with a card like this. The result you have achieved is whimsical and lovely. x

N-Eva said...

Love these projects so much! The details in your card are perfect! Thank you for sharing your wonderful project with us at Creatalicious Challenges . Hugs Neva

Mrs A. said...

Bluesy does it. This looks fab. Hugs Mrs A.

Debra Davison said...

Absolutely fabulous card and use of all those Lavinia stamps !! What a beautiful scene you have created !!

Claire (Mrs H) said...

Stunning. This is beautiful

Michelle said...

Wow Chris - this looks so stunning - love everything about it, especially the embossed background - Michelle x

cass said...

Gorgeous card. Thanks for joining us at Angie's Digital Stamps Anything Goes, twist is Summertime" Challenge

Chrissy said... beautiful Chris, loving the blues and those lovely Fairies..I love the script stamping too, so pretty..


charlene said...

This is really pretty love everything about this! Thanks for joining us at Lavinia World challenges.

Doris Klein said...

This is really beautiful!

Thanks for playing along with our Do-Al(l) Kreatives Challenge and good luck!

Hugs and please come back soon!
Kleido’s BastelStüble
*Owner* Do-Al(l) Kreatives
*List Manager* Challenges for Days

Lisa Lynn said...

Chris that is awesome. Always love a Lavinia card.

Anne Temple said...

This is stunning! I love the colors and how you have the fairies along your frame. Thanks for sharing it with us for the Lavinia World Challenges #29 :-).

Grandma Bonnie said...

Chris, this is so delightful! I love how you positioned the fairy on the top right!! So glad you shared with us at Lavinia World Challenge!
Lavinia World DT - Bonnie

Lori Kobular said...

I love the scene and the design of your beautiful Blue card! Great combination of stamps! Thanks for sharing with us at Lavinia World Challenges!

Elizabeth Hart said...

Love this card in these gorgeous blues and lovely layout!! Thanks so much for joining us this time at the Creatalicious Challenge, Elizabeth (DT)

Steph Ackerman said...

What a lovely layout - such a pretty card. Thanks for joining at Lavinia World Challenges.

Lena said...

This is gorgeous. Love, love your framed scene. Very creative idea and wonderful inspiration! Thank you so much for playing along with us at Lavinia World Challenges. We hope to see you again next time. Have a wonderful day, and stay safe and healthy!
♥ Lena ~ DT
Lavinia World

Melanie said...

A lovely card!
Thank you soo much for taking part in our "anything goes + optional no design paper” challenge over at Creatalicious & good luck in the draw.
Hope to see you again in our new challenge as well…

(DT-Coordinator Creatalicious Challenges)

(DT Crafty Friends)

(DT The Sketchy Challenges)

(DT Simply Create Too)

(DT Kreativtanten)

PS: Sorry for the late comment, life had been very busy these past weeks…