You can enter the challenge up to five times a month. If your name is randomly drawn after the 25th you will win £40 of vouchers to spend on lovely Lavinia goodies.
This is a sample I made for the challenge. I started by creating the background sky and ground base using three shades of Distress Oxide Inks: Antique Linen, Tumbled Glass and Twisted Citron. I masked a circle off for the moon and darkened the edges by using Versafine Clain "Morning Mist" lightly around the edge. I added a little touch of yellow to the middle of the moon too.
I then started to stamp the images. The first ones were the "Celestial Tree" and the "Skeleton Tree Scene" stamped in Versafine Clair "Morning Mist" grey shade of ink.
I then stamped the large tree trunk on the left hand side using the "Tree Root" stamp stamped in Versafine Clair "Acorn", a mid brown coloured ink. I needed to extend the tree trunk so had to mask areas several times to get the look I wanted to achieve.
Using the same brown ink, I stamped the "Tree Branch" a couple of times. I then used a selection of Distress Oxide Ink colours to paint the tree (Gathered Twigs, Peeled Paint, Walnut Stain and Ground Espresso).
I decided to add a little stream running from behind the tree to the right hand corner. I used three shades of Distress Oxide Inks to create this: Tumbled Glass, Salty Ocean and Stormy Sky.
I added darker green for grass on the river bank using "Mowed Lawn" Distress Oxide with a paint brush to create tufts of grass. I also added touches of "Stormy Sky" to the top and side of the sky area to pull the eye into the image.
Next I moved on to stamping the animals, starting with one of the crows from "The Crow Set" using Versafine Clair "Nocturne" black ink.
Using Versafine Clair "Pine Cone" a darker brown coloured ink, I stamped the animals in the foreground "Whimsical Hares", "Pipin" and the hedgehog part of "The Wallace Family".
I then used Versafine Clair "Shady Lane" to stamp the "Meadow Grass" at the bottom of the image. I stamped the "Mini Slender Mushrooms" in Versafine Clair "Pinecone" ink.
Finally, I added touches of white to highlight areas using a white Posca Pen. I used a green fine line pen to add long tufts of grass too.