52 Week Mini Art Card/Tag Challenge

Saturday 27 June 2020

Lavinia Stamps "Zelith" on a gell plate background

I'm continuing my play with the lovely new Lavinia Stamps that arrived this week.  I have to say they are all absolutely stunning.  The detail in the stamps is amazing.

I had a look in my folder of preprepared backgrounds and found a 6" gel plate circle that I'd made a while back.  It was greens and greys and to be honest a bit dull, which was why it was still in my folder.  I decided to use it regardless.

I popped a piece of copy paper over the background and drew the circle, then cut the middle area out so that I could colour the central image without getting inky finger marks all over the surrounding white area. 

I used a selection of pinks, greens and blue Distress Oxide Inks to liven the background up a bit.

I then stamped the beautiful "Zelith" in position using Versafine Clair "Morning Mist" ink, I used the same ink for the "Mini Sea Urchin",  I deliberately had her tail hanging over the edge of the circle to add a little more interest.  

I then used a fan brush and water to splatter droplets in the areas I wanted them, (behind her body), I then mopped them up with a piece of kitchen roll which reveals a lovely air bubbly look.

I used two Distress Oxide Inks, Spun Sugar and Faded Jeans to colour in the body area of Zelith.  I then used a white Signo pen and a silver glitter Signo pen to add highlights to the hair, tail etc.

I moved on to the lower section of the circle and decided to create a landscape, using the edge of a torn piece of copy paper.

I multi stamped the hair of "Astrid", in Versafine Clair Verdant and Shady Lane ink, to create the impression of reeds waving in the water.

I then stamped the "Marine Kelp" and the "Sea Algae" in Versafine Clair "Shady Lane" green ink.


  1. Beautiful underwater scene the mermaid and foliage stamps are gorgeous

    1. Thank you so much. This one happened so quickly and I love the results of it x