52 Week Mini Art Card/Tag Challenge

Saturday 20 April 2019

Lavinia Stamps Design Team Sample for Hochanda TV April 23rd 2019 (Set 1 - 1)

Lavinia Stamps will be appearing on Hochanda TV on Tuesday 23rd April 2019 at 11am and 3pm.  This is a Design Team sample I have made for the show.

For this sample, I created a background using an assortment of Distress Oxide ink colours including:  Tumbled Glass, Cracked Pistachio, Peacock Feathers, Mermaid Lagoon and Wilted Violets.  Once I was happy with the background, I sprikled droplets of water onto the surface and then mopped it up with a paper towel.  This leaves a nice quiet, slightly bleached look where the droplets have been.

Using a circular mask, I made the dark outline around the moon using Versafine Clair "Monarch" shade of ink.  I then coloured the middle of the moon using "Memento Luxe "Wedding Dress" shade of ink.

Next I stamped the two script area using the Lavinia Stamps "Sacred Spells" stamped in Versafine "Stormy Gray" coloured ink.  I then stamped the fairy figure called "Josie", stamped in Versafine Clair "Fantasia" shade of ink.  Using the same ink I stamped the sentiment "Let your spirit take flight"

I then stamped the "Single Skeleton Tree" and the "Birds" both in Versafine Clair "Monarch" shade of ink.

Next I turned my attention to creating a landscape.  I knew I wanted to create a pool and a reflection, so went about making a landscape using several shaped masks and Distress Ink in the shade of "Wilted Violet".  The area of water I gave a water colour wash of grey paint to replicate the pool.

To create the reflection.  I used the "Josie" fairy stamp again, but instead of stamping on paper, I stamped the image onto my Gelli Plate (I used Versafine "Stormy Gray" ink).  I then turned the Gelli Plate upside down and positioned it onto the card where I wanted it to be and put light pressure to transfer the image onto the sample.  It came out quite light, so I painted the pale areas with water colour paint.

To finish, I added touches of silver glitter using a Signo pen to the water, fairy and dandelion.


  1. This must be one of my favourites Samantha, love the lay out the colours stamps and sentiment

    1. Thank you. I love the background colours on this one and I like the reflection in the water too. Sam x