52 Week Mini Art Card/Tag Challenge

Saturday 8 February 2020

Lavinia Stamps February 2020 Monthly Challenge "Beneath The Moon"

On the first of the month Lavinia Stamps has a new monthly challenge theme.  The challenge theme for February is "Beneath The Moon".  

You can enter the challenge up to five times per month.  If your name is randomly drawn after the 25th, you will win £40 of vouchers to spend on lovely Lavinia goodies.

This is my first sample for this challenge.  I decided to go for a different look creating a grid background to highlight a gorgeous selection of stamps.

To create the background grid, I used plain white card and "Squeezed Lemonade" Distress Oxide Ink, applied across the card using a blending tool.  I then applied a circle mask to one side of the card.

Using a striped stencil, I used low tack tape to hold the stencil in place over the yellow background, making sure that it is positioned straight.  I then used "Spiced Marmalade" Distress Oxide Ink with a blending tool to create stripes over the yellow background.

I gently lifted the tape and stencil, then repositioned it at a horizontal angle to stripes already created on the card.  I then applied "Picked Raspberry" Distress Oxide Ink, again with a blender.  Gently lift off the tape and the stencil to reveal the grid and remove the mask.

I then moved on to the stamping.  I positioned the main stamp "Josie" the fairy, with the dandelion over the moon and then stamped the image using  Versafine Clair "Chianti" dark red ink.  Using the same ink, stamped the sentiment "Every Dream". I also created the landscape that "Josie" stands on using the torn edge of a piece of copy paper with the Chianti ink.

To create the foliage frame around the base of the card, I used the "Vine" Stamp, stamped in Versafine Clair "Acorn" brown ink.  I then stamped the "Mini Berry", which is part of the pound stamp section in "Tulip Red" Versafine Clair ink.  

Finally, I added some gold highlights to the vine leaves using a metallic pen and some gentle gold shimmer to the fairy using a Sakura Gelly Roll pen.