52 Week Mini Art Card/Tag Challenge

Wednesday 2 October 2019

Lavinia Stamps October 2019 monthly challenge "All Hallow's Eve"

Every month, Lavinia Stamps have a new challenge.  For October 2019 the theme is "All Hallow's Eve".  You can enter up to five times.  If your name is randomly drawn, then you will receive £40 of vouchers to spend on lovely Lavinia goodies.

This is the second card I have made as part of the Lavinia Stamps Design Team to help promote the challenge.  Here's a little video I took of the card so that you can see the gold shimmer, which doesn't really show up too much in the flat photograph.

I used two shades of Brusho paint to create the background colour (Purple and Ultra Marine).  

I used some Cosmic Shimmer Pixie Powder in a "Rich Gold" shade.  I wasn't quite sure how to use it to be honest, initially I thought I could maybe get it to be loose like the Brusho, but it didn't work.  What I did manage to do was to brush it across the page which created an interesting streaked shimmer effect to the surface.  Not too dis-pleasing after all.

I masked the circle to create the moon and partially covered it with "Mustard Seed" Distress Oxide ink.  I also used a little bit of white Stampin' Up ink too as I didn't want a solid looking moon.

I added some Distress Oxide Inks in two shades to create some definition in the colours.  I used Wilted Violet and Chipped Sapphire.  Using the Versafine Clair "Nocturne" black ink, I inked the edges of the card.

Using Versafine Clair "Nocturne" black ink, I stamped the Lavinia Stamps "Tree Branch", "Barric" (the crow) and the spider which is part of their "Bugs" set.

I used a white Signo Pen to add highlights to the tree, crow and spider, I also added some stars using the same pen.  I used a gold shimmer Sakura Gelly Roll pen to edge the moon.

Finally, using some sticky letters that I had in my stash from Scrapbooking, I added the word Spooked.


  1. the touch of gold certainly brings the background to life with a beautiful shimmer, I can just imagine the crow pouncing on the spider, great make Sam

  2. Sam, this is a delight! It does shimmer beautifully. I love the white highlights and the white thread for the spider. The moon is gorgeous in the background colors amazing. I am not spooked at all: I am delighted!🥰♥️🍁🍂

  3. Sam an exquisite blast from the past, love this xx