52 Week Mini Art Card/Tag Challenge

Sunday 26 May 2019

Lavinia Stamps - New Baby Card / Framed Scene

A couple who I have know for many years had a baby recently, so I wanted to make something from me.  As I'm not sewing at the moment, I thought I would create a Lavinia Stamps scene which could be framed and used in the nursary instead.

I am really happy with the way this scene has come together.  I certainly spent a lot of time on it, which I feel is reflected in the finished piece.

I took some photographs along the way to show the work in progress.

I started off creating the background using Distress Oxide Inks in the shades of Tumbled Glass, Squeezed Lemonade, Twisted Citron, Crushed Olive, Bundled Sage, Antique Linen and Pumice Stone.

I then stamped the "Skeleton Trees" in Versafine Clair "Morning Mist" shade of ink.  Then the "Tree Root" which I painted in Distress Oxides Inks in the shades of "Ground Espresso", Walnut Stain, and Brushed Corduroy".  I needed to extend the tree in height and I also added a couple of branches using the "Tree Branch".  I stamped the crow (part of the crow set) in Versafine Clair "Nocturne" ink.

Next I added the hare, which is part of the "Whimsical Hare Set".  Then "Fraya's House", painted with Distress Oxides and Sakura Gelly and Signo Sparkle pens.  I added the "Path", painted in Distress Oxides.  I stamped the flying "Birds" stamped in Versafine Clair "Morning Mist".

I then moved on to stamping "Jasmin and Sebastian's" toadstool houses.  I coloured these with Distress Oxide Inks and Sakura Gelly Roll and Signo Pens.

I added a couple of fairies from the "Fairy Foragers" set stamped in Versafine Clair "Nocturne" ink.  I added a mouse from the "Three Woodland Mice" set and two hedgehogs from the "Wallace Family"

To add some distance, I stamped some of the small skeleton trees from the "Skeleton Tree Scene" set.  I created a background landscape using a torn piece of card and Distress Inks.  Then stamped some "Pound Stamps" around the edge of the card.  Finally, I added some white high-lights to the card usin a white Signo Pen.


  1. Gorgeous card I am sure your friends will love it.

  2. Beautiful woodland scene with a wonderful selection of stamps, love the different "houses" and all the tiny animals

  3. WOW absolutely stunning Sam love all the beautiful stamps and stamped layers will look brilliant framed -a real labour of love
    Carol x

  4. Oh Sam! You astound! This makes my heart sing! Bless you for sharing your talent with steps of construction. That gives me personal hope. ❤️πŸŒΊπŸ„πŸš€