52 Week Mini Art Card/Tag Challenge

Wednesday 5 February 2020

Lavinia Stamps February 2020 Hochanda TV Preview Sample - Set 2

Amanda Branston, representing Lavinia Stamps will be on Hochanda TV on Friday 7th February at mid-day and 3pm, with a selection of stamps and accessories.

I have used a 6" gelli plate to create the backgound circle, using Colorbox Inks (Artichoke and Grape colours) brayered on to the plate and then splashes of diluted wet tuquoise Brusho, sprinkled with a fan brush.

I created a mask using copy paper to protect the white edges of the circle, by drawing a 6" circle with a compass and then cutting the middle out, this left me a "window" in the middle.  I then used a removable Herma to keep the mask in place over the gelli plate image.

I decided that the whole image needed more depth in colour, so used Distress Oxide Inks with a blending tool.  I masked off a circle area where I wanted the moon to be. For the sky area, I used Tumbled Glass, Broken China, Blueprint Sketch and Wilted Violet.  For the ground area I used "Mowed Lawn" Distress Oxide Ink.

Using the torn edge of a piece of copy paper, I created the landscape by dragging Versafine Clair "Morning Mist" grey ink along the torn edge, I also edged the moon before removing the mask.

I then stamped the "Celestial Tree" using two Versafine Clair inks (Nocturne and Morning Mist"), using the darker one for the foreground and the lighter one for the foreground, which gives the perspective of depth.

I stamped the hare, which is part of the "Whimsical Hare" set using Versafine Clair "Pinecone" which is a dark brown ink.

Using Versafine Clair "Nocturne" black ink, I stamped the "Wild Poppies" and the "Mini Slender Mushrooms".

I used a white, red and orange Posca Pens to add little dots of flowers on the hillside,  I used a pencil to ground the hare and a black fine line pen to add some tufts of grass too.


  1. a beautiful magical scene, love the hare and detail in the foreground

    1. Thank you. I was really happy with how clean looking this one is x

  2. An absolutely beautiful card Sam. I've just discovered your blog and will be popping back often. Thank you for sharing

    1. Thank you so much. It is lovely to know you like my makes x