52 Week Mini Art Card/Tag Challenge

Sunday 1 September 2019

Lavinia Stamps Monthly Challenge make for September 2019 - If You Go Down To The Woods

Every month, Lavinia Stamps hold a challenge.  The theme for September is "If you go down to the woods".  If you enter and your name is randomly drawn from all those entered into the challenge, you will win £40 of vouchers to spend on lovely Lavinia goodies.

I decided to make a woodland tag for my first Design Team challenge sample.  I started by using the following Distress Oxide Inks:  Tumbled Glass, Twisted Citron, Peeled Paint and "Cracked Pistachio" to create a very loose landscape scene for the background.

I started by stamping the "Tree Root", the "Tree Branch" and the "Owl", in Versafine "Vintage Sepia" ink, but then overstamped in a couple of other shades of Versafine Clair Ink (Pinecone and Fallen Leaves), to get the main colour that I wanted.  I coloured the tree using four shades of brown Arteza Brush Pens.

I stamped the hare, which is part of the "Whimsical Hares" set of stamps in Versafine Clair "Acorn" shade of ink.  I added some grounding to him using a pencil.

Finally, I added some "Mini Slender Mushrooms" to pop up from the tree roots.  I added highlight areas to the tag using a white Signo Pen.


  1. love the owl Sam, am really drawn to them, a great night time scene that hare is certainly on the alert

  2. Love the tag. I also like owls. Got so many stamps and dies of owls. Thanks for the ideas.