Wednesday, 24 February 2016

L is for...

I don't know whether anyone else has ever googled 'French lavender fields' but I did exactly that the other day and was quite blown away by the beautiful images that came up. Purple haze's beneath golden skies, often with classic French castles or stunning mountain ranges in the background. I can't say I could even come close to replicating these photos but I did select 'lavender' to be my L word in this fortnight's craft barn challenge.


For the first time since the challenge started I painted a wash over the pages before inking so that the text nestles quite quietly in the background.I stamped the mountain range from a card-io set and inked using distress and versa colour inks. The lavender stamp at the front is by Lavinia stamps. I added the text with Hero Art alphabet stamps and finished with a doodled fine liner border.
I'd like to enter this in to the craft barn dictionary challenge and craft stamper's text me challenge.

19 comments:

  1. What a fabulous double page spread ..... those lavender fields look stunning. Thank you for playing along with the Craft Stamper challenge. Linda xx

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  2. Gorgeous pages, i can smell the lavender!

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  3. Fabulous page - I have some lavender field near me and the scent in the summer is stunning!

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  4. Gorgeous pages thanks for joining in with us at the Craft Stamper Challenge, Elizabeth x

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  5. Beautiful pages! I can almost smell the lavender! xx

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  6. Great depiction of lavender fields!!

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  7. Your painting of a lavendar field is gorgeous! I love the wash you did so the words on the page are muted slightly.

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  8. OMG this blew me away - amazing work - I absolutely adore what you have done here - stunning. Annie xxx

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  9. Fabulous, a wonderful page for the challenge. Very well painted as well.

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  10. That's so gorgeous. I love lavender :)

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  11. A beautiful lavender field, this is stunning.

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  12. OMGoodness. This is stunning. I am totally impressed Lou. I especially love the perspective as well as the colors. Great L word and art.

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  13. Funny you should say that... My PC's wallpaper is a photo of lavender fields! And lavender is my absolute favourite colour! I think you did very well with the perspective, mountains and lavender combine into a provencal scene perfectly.

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  14. Gorgeous page great choice of word
    MaggieH

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  15. This is magnificent and very reminiscent of the lavender fields of Provence. There are some lavender fields nearby me as well.

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  16. Wow, love this, beautiful pages!! Thank you for joining in The Craft Barn Challenge!
    Jane x

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  17. Fabulous pages! There are lavendar fields in my neck of the woods in Hitchin (Herts).

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