52 Week Mini Art Card/Tag Challenge

Monday 1 April 2019

Lavinia Stamps April Monthly Challenge - Buds and Blossoms #1

Every month, Lavinia Stamps holds a monthly challenge, where the winner wins a £40 voucher to spend on the lovely Lavinia goodies on their site.  As part of the Design Team, we are asked to produce three samples to help inspire crafters to take place.  The challenge theme for the month of April 2019 is "Buds and Blossoms".

For this card, I started off by creating a background using the Lavinia Stamps "Skeleton Tree" multiple stamping only the main tree canopy rather than the trunk.  I stamped in two Versafine Clair shades of ink " Verdant" and "Cheerful".  I then stamped sections of the "Sacred Spells" in Versafine "Stormy Grey" ink.

Using Versafine Clair "Warm Breeze" I stamped the fairy called "Rue" and the "Spanish Moss Foliage" hanging from the top of the card.  Using Versafine "Black Onyx" ink, I stamped the "Creeping Vine" at the top of the card.

I then turned my attention to the area below the fairy, by stamping the "Lilly" in Versafine Clair "Verdant" shade of ink.
I then stamped the "Fern Heads" in Versafine "Shady Lane" ink.

Next I stamped the "Fairy Barnacles" in Versafine "Stormy Grey" ink.  I coloured both the Lilly flowers and the Fairy Barnacles with two different shades of Promarker pens.

Finally, I stamped the "Climbing Ivy" at the base of the card using Versafine "Black Onyx" ink.  Using a Versafine "Stormy Grey" ink I stamped the butterfly from the "Fairy Bugs" set of stamps.  to finish the card, I added areas of silver and purple sparkle to the fairy, flowers and butterfly by using Signo Glitter pens.