Saturday, June 12, 2021

Lavinia Christmas

Hi there.  I'm so glad you stopped by!

I am so excited to be Guest Designing for 52 Christmas Card Thowdown!


The challenge this time is

I'll admit that this color challenge stumped me at first.
But in the end, I'm happy with it and used two

After temporarily putting a circle mask for the moon, 
I used a straight edge and gently sponged gray ink on a piece of 
Neenah cardstock.

Then I used a snowflake stencil and applied some more gray ink
over that.

I removed the circle mask and used the circle stencil for a guide
and added yellow ink for the moon.

After stamping the main images, I used the circle mask and outlined
the moon with a Quickie Glue pen and added a bit of gold glitter.
I'm not sure I like the glitter, but it's not going anywhere.

You can see the shine better in this view.



Finally I added some Chunky White Frantage and heated from beneath the 
card for the feel of snow falling.

I hope you'll join us at 52 Christmas Card Throwdown.

Other Challenges:
Krafty Chicks: Christmas

 




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Card Recipe
Stamps:  Reindeer (small), Fairy Fir Tree 2 (Lavinia)
Ink:   Smokey Slate, Delightful Dijon (SU), Versafine Onyx Black
Paper:   Neenah, Black
Other:  Winter Snowflake Lace Stencil (MB), Circle Mask & Stencil (Homemade), Quickie Glue Pen, Gold Glitter, Frantage Chunky White EP (Stampendous)


37 comments:

kiwimeskreations said...

Oh Bonnie this is exquisite - love the scene you have created using such a limited palette - amazing work
Stay safe
Blessings
Maxine

Fabiola said...

ta carte est superbe Bonnie, un challenge difficile que tu as superbement relevé, merci d'être notre guest designer cette semaine, biz

AndrejaM said...

Amazing wintery scene! Thanks for playing at 52cct

Ros Crawford said...

Congrats on your GD spot Bonnie!! Your card is absolutely fantastic! I adore the background and the falling snow looks so real! Have a lovely weekend!

JosieD said...

This card looks so good with all your creative touches to meet the color palette challenge. Interesting to think about Christmas weather as we head into NC summer--smiles.

HilaryJane said...

This card is just brilliant, I love that background and the snow. It gives it a really lovely wintry feel, great job and congrats on your guest designer spot xx

Brenda in IN said...

A perfect cloudy, snowy day scene. I love how you did the background and those are great new stamps.

LeAnne said...

Everything about this is GORGEOUS! I LOVE your snow....just perfect!

Carole said...

Fabulous card Bonnie..love the stag ad the scene you have created and that moon looks lovely. xx

Liz said...

Wonderful card, Bonnie. What a beautiful scene. xx

My Paper Epiphany said...

Bonnie this card is beyond stunning! I think it may be my fave so far of all your cards, although I'm in awe of them all! You've really taken it to the next level with the subtle stencilling and glittery moon! Thanks so much for being a super inspiring GD at 52CCT:)

Susan said...

Fabulous card!! I love it! Good for you figuring out how to use that tricky colour challenge. I just bought that Lavinia reindeer stamp - so inspiring to see how you've used it. Love your background too.

Marcia Hill said...

Oh Bonnie...this card is absolutely BEAUTIFUL!! I just LOVE how you did your background...SOOOOO PRETTY!! And your tree and deer image stamped in silhouette are just perfect against that perfect background! The touch of gold from the moon is the perfect finishing touch! Love, love, LOVE this card!! Hugs. :0)

I Card Everyone said...

Your friends have said it all, and I am totally gob smacked by its beauty, Bonnie! That fractured look of your stenciling is out of this world - and what a stunning silhouetted image!
Congratulations of the GD gig, Bonnie - you've done them proud!
=]

Leanne said...

Another fantastic card, love the clean yet elegant look of this scene. Wonderful background.

Thanks for playing our Christmas theme challenge this week at Krafty Chicks Challenge.

Leanne DT/KCC

Bobby said...

Your background has left me speechless, Bonnie. It really evokes a snowy winter day. I love that tree and the reindeer gazing at the moon is priceless.

Vicky Hayes said...

A stunning use of the colours Bonnie! I love the subtle background you created and...frantage??!! What IS that?! Whatever it is, it's so effective as snow and I also love the outline of the moon. Vicky x

Mac Mable said...

Your background looks amazing Bonnie and what at atmospheric and beautiful card. Many congratulations on guesting x.

Leslie Miller said...

Absolutely beautiful! Your background is gorgeous and I love the majestic stag looking up at the moon. The Frantage looks like real snow.

nancy littrell said...

Gorgeous lightly blended and stenciled grey background for your stamped tree and stag, Bonnie. You have mastered the background technique. Your masked circle for your colored moon turned out beautifully too. Loved how you added the Chunky White Frantage for falling snow for your final step. TFS your beauty, my friend. Love and Hugs...Nancy

Ann D said...

This is a real WOW Card! You've used so many subtle techniques along with your great eye and skill. Thank you for sharing both the card and how you made it!

Papercraft Boutique said...

Congratulations on the GD spot, Bonnie! I would be stumped with this color combo for a Christmas card, but you did an amazing job especially with the gray stenciling. Gorgeous snowy full moon night!
Hideko xx

Nstiz said...

Love this one and the wonderful lighting in your background! That has to be the coolest deer I've seen. He is now on my wish list! The tree is unusual too. Great composition!

Colleen said...

Wow, Bonnie, this is amazing, I love how you added the snowflakes over your already stencils "rays", it adds so much to the card design. I will have to give that a try! this is a stunning Christmas card! Heart Hugs!

Robyn Oliver said...

Bonnie this is just a beautiful card... loving all the layers - just gorgeous, hugs Robyn

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Darnell said...

Congratulations on guest designing, Bon! This is seriously stunning and worthy of a magazine cover! The depth of that background and your straight-edge work is flawless. The whole design with the thick snow schplatters ~ mwah! Hugs, Dolly

Darnell said...

p.s. Thank you for sharing at NBUS when you get a chance!

BożenA said...

WOW! Your card looks like a piece of broken glass reflecting the winter landscape. Glitter adds sparkle to the sun. Such a very romantic card. Wonderful and very inspiring. Thank you for sharing it.
hugs,
BożenA

Christine Alexander said...

Bonnie, what a wonderful scene with your Lavinia stamps. I need to sit down with mine :)

Daffodil Cards said...

Gorgeous, the background is beautifully subtle.
Faith x

Loll said...

Very beautiful and artsy card with the straight edge sponging and stenciling in the background, Bonnie! You nailed this colour challenge!! Congrats on being Guest Designer at 52 Christmas Card Throwdown! xx

Hilda Burton said...

Your card is stunning, Bonnie. Thanks for the tips about making it. You have inspired me to begin my Christmas cards. Enjoy your day!

TK said...

Wow! You nailed this one, Bonnie! Every layer of this is sheer brilliance and beauty

Pat said...

The Lavinia stamps with the tree and the deer are so pretty and love the grey sky with the stencilling and the Frantage falling snow, and some added lines I think which look great, then the soft yellow over the moon and the gold glitter edge really makes it shine. x

Liz Williams said...

Gorgeous card, Bonnie!

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Gorgeous card, Bonnie - just love the background!!