52 Week Mini Art Card/Tag Challenge

Monday 1 April 2019

Lavinia Stamps April Monthly Challenge - Buds and Blossoms #2

Lavinia Stamps has a monthly challenge, where entrants have a chance to win £40 of vouchers to spend on lovely Lavinia goodies on their site.  The challenge theme for the Month of April 2019 is "Buds and Blossoms".

I've made this card as part of the Design Team, to inspire crafters to enter to competition and to promote the Lavinia Stamps brand.

The background of this coloured with Distress Oxide Sprays in the colours of "Picked Raspberry" and "Spiced Marmalade".  I then used a Distress Ink, in the shade of "Festive Berries" through an Andy Skinner stencil called "Tornado".

I then stamped the "Sacred Spells" verse in Versafine Clair "Glamorous" shade of ink in the central area of the card.  Using Verafine "Vintage Sepia" ink I stamped the "Star Gazing" couple" and the "Cherry Blossom".  I then coloured the blossom flowers with a Promarker.

Finally, I masked areas off to create the landscape the couple are sat on and coloured the stones with a Promarker.  I added touches of gold sparkle using a Sakura Jelly Roll pen.


  1. the tornado stencil gives a feeling of depth to this beauty, love the monochrome pinks

  2. Thank you. I love that stencil for that very reason. Adds a bit of interest to a quiet background. Sam x

  3. Beautiful Sam love the effect of the stencil
    Carol x