52 Week Mini Art Card/Tag Challenge

Sunday 30 October 2022

Lavinia Stamps "Nia, Birds & Bells" card

This afternoon I've made another card.  This one didn't flow as I was making it.  At one stage it was very close to going in the bin, so I walked away from it.  Leaving it for over six hours.  

I started with a gel plate background made by brayering two Elements inks (Bleu Atoll and Greensleeves) on to the surface of the gel plate, adding splatters of water with a fan paint brush to achieve bleached areas, then taking a press.

Once dry, I started stamping.  I've used too many shades of Versafine Clair to mention and to be honest I don't recall the order I stamped in, other than the branch, Nia, the birds and bells, then I think the text, the music notes.  Here's a list of the Lavinia Stamps I used:

  • Nia the fairy (new release stamp)
  • Tree Branch
  • Bells (new release stamps)
  • Lamps/toadstools (new release stamps)
  • Winter Spice Verse (new release stamps)
  • Birds (new release stamps)
  • Musical Notes
  • Small Branch
  • Flower Collection (new release stamps)
Other than Versafine Clair inks for stamping, I used Blue Print Sketch Distress Oxide Ink around the edges.  I used Derwent Inktense water colour pencils for colouring along with Posca Pens.  I also used some glitter, some metallic and some gel pens, along with a normal pencil.