52 Week Mini Art Card/Tag Challenge

Friday 16 August 2019

Lavinia Stamps August 2019 Monthly Challenge - "Create Your Own Dream" (Gaggle of Geese)

On the first of each month, Lavinia Stamps has a new challenge theme.  The theme for August 2019 is "Create Your Own Dream".  If you enter and your name is randomly drawn, you will receive £40 vouchers to spend on fabulous Lavinia goodies.  The closing date is the 25th August, so you still have plenty of time to get creating.

This is my third Design Team sample for the August theme.  For my card, I started by masking a circle area (for the sun) and colouring it in three shades of Distress Oxide Inks:  Squeezed Lemonade, Mustard Seed and Dried Marigold.

I then moved on to the green landscape area, again using Distress Oxide Inks in the following shades:  Twisted Citron, Crushed Olive and Peeled Paint using them along side the edge of a torn piece of card to create the grassy hillside.

I popped a circle mask over the coloured sun area then coloured the sky using a Distess Oxide called "Tumbled Glass" which is a beautiful pale blue.  I then used a stencil (Creative Expressions / Aran Piping) with another Distress Oxide called "Salty Ocean" to give a bit of detail to the sky suggesting wind.

I was now ready to stamp the main images, all of which are stamped in Versafine Clair "Nocturne" ink.  I started by stamping the "Gaggle of Geese" then the "Fairy Dandelions".  Next I stamped the "Butterflies" then the "Meadow Grass".

I stamped the word "Dream" which is part of a set of word stamps called "Inspire Me".  The top left corner looked a little empty, so I decided to use the "Willow" to fill the area.  Finally, I stamped the little mouse in the bottom right corner.  He is part of a set called "Three Woodland Mice".


  1. gorgeous peaceful countryside scene, love the sky you have made it look as though there is a wind, the dandelion, grass and butterfly stamps the perfect complement to the geese and mouse

  2. Beautiful card and stamps Sam
    Carol x