52 Week Mini Art Card/Tag Challenge

Friday 29 September 2023

Lavinia Stamps winter scene card

Another card, this time using Lavinia Stamps to make this winter scene.

I started by masking off the right hand and bottom edge of the card using low tack masking tape, to ensure I kept that area free of any unwanted ink.  

Using one of the Lavinia Stamps "Hill Masks" I used two shades of Distress Oxide Inks (Tumbled Glass and Blueprint Sketch) along with the remainder of ink on my purple ink blending brush, which together created the lovely snowscape.

Next, I moved on to the stamping, using the Lavinia Stamps Pixy Houses stamps with Versafine Clair "Morning Mist" grey ink.  Positioning the houses over a piece of paper, this provided the impression that the houses are just peeping over the snow.  I added a dots of yellow Posca Pen to the windows and used a 2B pencil to add the smoke coming from the chimneys.

I used the Lavinia "Gyp" stamp with Versafine Clair "Pine Cone" brown ink to stamp the branches on the right hand side of the card, using first and second generation stamping.

Next I stamped the bare bushes in the foreground, using the Lavinia Stamps "Small Branch" with Versafine Clair "Morning Mist" grey ink.  I added dots of red Posca Pen to give the impression of berries on the branches.

I then stamped the Lavinia sentiment in Versafine Clair "Twilight" dark blue ink.  Finally splattering some white Arcylic paint over the surface to replicate the snow fall.


  1. A gorgeous misty magical village scene

  2. This is a beautiful scene and very atmospheric Sam, and I love the sweet little houses and the added foliage and berries, and bare branches, and the sentiment is lovely. It works well also with the masked right hand side and with the scene fading away to the left/top of the card. x

  3. Absolutely amazing design sam, love the pixi houses on the hill and beautiful scene x