Thursday, August 24, 2023

A Spooky Night in Lavinia Land


Hi, friends!  For today's crafty offering I had another go with my Lavinia stamps, thanks to inspiration from the Two Old Bats Halloween Challenge.  I saw the board and figured I could possibly do something similar.  I need the practice and I do love a silhouette scene.



Lots of ink blending and repeat stamping and masking for the rolling hills.  I tend to lay on the ink rather heavily.  Hooray for reinkers.  All the inks (except the black) are Stampin' Up.  I have so many SU inks from the old days, still going strong.  The bats are vintage Stampin' Up, and the sentiment is nearly as vintage Whipper Snapper.



When I sat down to type today I saw that The Sisterhood of Crafters has a new challenge up with the theme "Make a Scene" so I'll be sending my card over there, too.

And since the never-before-used baskets are bottomless, I'll also share at Darnell's NBUS Challenge #53.  In this case it's the Lavinia Large Owl that's representing.


 


Thanks for your time today, and happy crafting to you! 



Stamps:  Lavinia Large Owl, Tree Branch, Willow, Skeleton Tree Scene, SU Halloween Backgrounds (2004), Whipper Snapper Spooky Expressions  Paper:  X-Press It Blending Card, black card base  Ink:  Various Stampin' Up plus Distress Black Soot

31 comments:

Glenda said...

Oh I do love this...it's something I haven't done in such a long time. I find that while on the design team I didn't try anything different...just cards with flowers and pretty dies. Nothing wrong with that but my creative juices were not stirred!

Yogi said...

Wonderful card. Love the depth. Lots of mood. Well done with the unused stamp. Have a great day

Marcia Hill said...

WOW, WOW, WOW!!!! You did an incredible job on this spooky scene Leslie...it's absolutely FABULOUS!! I just LOVE how you did the moon and the silhouette of the branches and owl, and your blended hills...crazy good!! A perfectly delightful and spooky scene my friend...LOVE it!! Hugs. :0)

Margaret said...

This is a great scene card. I admire your determination and perseverance in making a scene card like this. It takes time to create all those layers.

Lynette said...

What a great card, and so well done for the challenge! I love that you are still using the old SU inks and stamps. I basically gave away most of my SU inks and reinkers to a new stamper, but I still have the "In Colors" from several years. And I have TONS of the SU stamps! Love your ink blending.

I Card Everyone said...

Leslie, I am always thrilled to see your Lavinia cards! WOW do I LOVE the colors you've blended, stamps you've chosen, and those fabulous rolling fields where your spooky owl is certain to find his next meal running through that corn!
Fab-BOO-lous!
=]

crafty-stamper said...

WOW fabulous scene and background you created and love all the silhouette stamps especially the Owl and little Bats,love all the Autumn colours too.
Carol x

Liz said...

A fabulous spooky scene, Leslie. Brilliant card. xx

Diane said...

Wow~Wow~Wow!!! This is SPECTACULAR, what an awesome scene, I absolutely LOVE it and the ink blending is incredibly gorgeous!! Thanks for joining us at The Sisterhood and Two Old Bats too!!

Kerry Bunting said...

What a stunning card! Your ink blending is fabulous! TFS

Darlene said...

HOLY MOLY ... this is AMAZING & GORGEOUS! Your 'inking' is awesome and the scene is SPOOKTACULAR!!! I think this is one of my all time favorites now! You are SO TALENTED and now I want to get out my inks & stamps and 'make a scene' too. WELLLLLL DONE!! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Sisterhood of Crafters & Two Old Bats challenges! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.

Darlene
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nancy littrell said...

Halloween may be a spooky night, but your gorgeous Halloween night sky is Gorgeous, Leslie. I LOVE all your amazing layered blending hills, moon, owl, silhouette stamping, sentiment...every single detail of your beauty, my friend. TFS your beautiful photo of your card and detailed description...Love and Hugs...Nancy

Conniecrafter said...

You did an awesome job with your scene, your inking is just amazing, the highlights you get on those hills are just amazing, and love the sky too, wonderful blending!

Lisa Elton said...

Your ink blending is outstanding, Leslie! I love the depth you've created and the beautiful colors you've combined. Your scene is perfection! This is an amazing card!

Denise said...

I love silhouette scenes and your Lavinia scene is gorgeous. My ink blending is still a work in progress...lol.

Bonnie said...

Ooh, what a gorgeous scene, Leslie! Your ink blending is perfect and the owl in the moonlight is awesome! A fantastic Halloween card, my friend!

Nanny's Pansy Patch said...

What a great card!! Your moon and mountains look fantastic and your blending is so pretty! Hard to believe that Halloween will be here soon. Have a great weekend!

Trina P. said...

Spooktacularly STUNNING! ๐Ÿงก๐ŸŽƒ๐Ÿฆ‰

HilaryJane said...

I am loving this one. what an amazing scene and simply fantastic blending. I love every bit of it. More like this please. It was well worth all the effort xx

Christine Alexander said...

I need to come visit you for some tips on Lavinia scenes. Awesomely spooky and spectacular ♥

Loll said...

Gorgeous scene you've created with your expert sponging, Leslie! I love how you've shades the hills to create depth. Fabulous Halloween card! xx

Marina said...

Love the richness and depth of colour - this is great.

aussie aNNie said...

Gorgeous card, stunning as always, and I just love this. You commented about doing lavinia like I do well my lovely this is stunning xx
Thanks for joining us at Sisterhood of crafters challenge too x x♥ x

Mary M said...

This card ROCKS! Great ink blending! Thanks for joining our August Two Old Bats Halloween Challenge!

Pam Sparks said...

WOW! Beautiful scene with your gorgeous ink blending!

Cat Craig said...

You make such lovely scenes. GOrgeous work. I am playing catch up after having been out of town. I’ve checked out all your lovely cards I missed and commenting just the current one. (It gets too overwhelming for me to catch up individually).

Ida said...

Love this Halloween scene. It's just so fun. I also love that you still us old "vintage" SU stuff.

laurie said...

Love that blending...such a spooky affect!

Pauline said...

WOW, WOW, WOW! Your Spooky card is absolutely gorgeous! I love everything about this, the rolling hills, the tucked in trees among the hills, the gorgeous night sky and of course the owl! Simple amazing Leslie!

Cindy Beach said...

I'm amazed at how this resembles an intricately hand painted scene. The depth of highlights and shadows you achieve with your ink blending is incredible! This scene is vivid and the card is fabulous!

Joan Bardee said...

Wow. this is gorgeous!! the mood!