52 Week Mini Art Card/Tag Challenge

Monday 6 November 2023

Lavinia Stamps "Starr" and the foxes Birthday Card

Willow, our Grand-daughter will be ten next week, so I needed to make a birthday card for her.  I was up early as Hubby was driving our friends to Manchester airport, so it meant was I was able to craft without interuption.

I started by stamping the main features on to a white piece of card.  I stamped the Lavinia Stamps "Moon" in Versafine Clair "Morning Mist" grey ink.

I stamped the Lavinia fairy called "Starr", the "Tree Branch" the "Wands & Spells" set of books and the "Mini Chinese Lanterns" in Versafine Clair "Twilight" dark blue ink.

I then stamped the two Lavinia foxes called "Ash" and "Rufus" in Versafine Clair "Acorn" brown ink.

I used Pebeo Drawing Gum / Masking Fluid with a paint brush to cover the moon, the fairy hat and wings, the books and the Chinese Lanterns.  I used just a thin layer and set aside for a few minutes to dry.

Using a blending brush and the torn edge of a piece of copy paper, I coloured in the sky, using "Blueprint Sketch" Distress Oxide Ink.  Around the edges of the sky I used a darker shade "Chipped Sapphire" distress Oxide Ink.  I blended over the top of the areas where I had used the masking fluid.

I used the Lavinia Stamps "Hill Mask" to create the snowy landscape using two shades of Distress Oxide Inks:  Tumbled Glass and Lost Shadow.  I then used Van Goch Pastel Pencils to add extra depth of colour and grounding to the foxes and the books.

I used the Fisk "Maskaway" eraser to remove the masking fluid.

I used a paint brush to colour in the moon using "Lost Shadow" Distress Oxide Inks.

I used the Lavinia "Small Branch" stamp with first and second generation stamping using Versafine Clair "Acorn" brown ink. I added red dots of Posa Pen to the end of some of the branches to replicate berries.

I stamped the Lavinia "Pixie Houses" using Versafine Clair "Morning Mist" grey ink, adding dots of yellow Posca Pens to the windows.

Using Versafine Clair "Morning Mist" grey ink I stamped little branches popping out of the snow using the Lavinia Stamps "Foliage Set".

To colour the foxes, I used a white gel pen and orange Derwent Inktense pencils to add dimension and detail to the animals.

I coloured the books with various shades of Derwent Inktense Pencils, applied with a paint brush.

I used several shades of gel pens, glitter pens, Posca Pens and "A Wink of Stella" to colour the fairy "Starr".

Finally, I added two outlines to the branches.  First with a blue glitter gel pen and then with a white Posca Pen. I then mounted the card on to a piece of dark blue card and then added it to an 8x8 inch card blank.


  1. Willow will love this magical snowy scene Sam

  2. A brilliant card for your grand daughter Sam. I love the foxes and the cute fairy hanging the lanterns on the trees, and such fun stood on the pile of books..she will adore this! x

  3. beautiful magical scene - I'm sure Willow must have loved it.
    Pauline xx