52 Week Mini Art Card/Tag Challenge

Wednesday 5 February 2020

Lavinia Stamps February 2020 Hochanda TV Show Sample Preview - Set 4

On Friday 7th February at 12pm and 3pm Lavinia Stamps will be on Hochanda TV with a selection of fabulous stamps, with techniques demonstrated by Amanda Branston.

This is a sample I created using some of the stamps that will be available to purchase on the TV show.  

For my sample, I started by creating the background by placing "Antique Linen" and "Pumice Stone" Distress Oxide Ink onto my glass mat, giving the ink a light spritz of water and then swooshing the piece of card through the colours.  For areas that swooshing the colour missed, I used a paint brush to fill the gaps.  This provided a nice mottled background a little like marbelling.

Using Versafine Clair "Morning Mist" grey ink, I stamped "The Oracle" as the main focal point of the card.

I created the steps that "The Oracle" stands on by using the "Floral Border Stamp" in a vertical position, stamping at four times in Versafine Clair "Shady Lane" green ink.

Using the same ink, I stamped the "Celestial Tree" in the background and the "Creeping Vine" in the foreground, both these stamps will be available on the Hochanda shows too.

I added touched of solid gold colour to the flower centres on the "Floral Border" steps and also to the "Celestial Trees".  Using a Sakura Gelly Roll Pen, I added some gold shimmer to the hair and outline of "The Oracle".

I inked the edges of the card and then mounted it onto green card, then mounted that onto a mottled background, created in the same way as I made the background for the central image.  I used the first two lines of "Embrace Your Dreams" sentiment with Versafine Clair "Shady Lane" green ink.  I then mounted the whole card onto a black background which makes the whole image pop.