52 Week Mini Art Card/Tag Challenge

Monday 5 June 2023

Lavinia Stamps "Zia" and the "Tree of Dreams".

I have no idea where this card came from in my head.  The only thing that I had in my mind was to use the Lavinia Stamps "Zia" as I've never used her before and she has been in my stash since the Steampunk collection were released.

I stamped "Zia" in Versafine Clair "Acorn" in second generation stamping, so that the image was quite light.  I then stamped another "zia" on a piece of scrap paper, fussy cut it and placed over the other one to use as a mask.

I then stamped the Lavinia "Texture 1" stamp in Versafine Clair "Morning Mist" either side of the face.

While the mask was in position, I stamped the "Tree of Dreams" in Versafine Clair "Acorn" brown ink. I used the same ink to multi stamp teh "Small Branch".

Over the Texture area and the "Tree of Dreams , I used a blending brush with "Antique Linen" Distress Oxide ink.  I decided to add a little brown and green to the background by using the Archival Inks called "Coffee" and "Leaf Green"

I removed the mask and coloured Zia's face using three shades of Distress Oxide Inks:  Tatterred Rose, Spun Sugar and Picked Raspberry applied with a brush.  I coloured her lips and eyes using a green Derwent Inktense Pencils.

I then started work on the hair area using the small Lavinia Pound stamp called "Mini Leaf Creeper" stamped in first and second generation stamping in Versafine Clair "Verdant" and Shady Lane.

I edged the card using "Bluebird" Archival Ink.  I then stamped the bird, part of the Lavinia "Birds Collection" in Versafine Clair "Acorn" brown ink.  

Finally, I added touches of white gel pens to the hair/leaf area.  I added the sentiment of "Dream" which is part of the "Inspire Me" stamp set, stamped in Verafine Clair "Morning Mist" grey ink.


  1. Wow this turned out awesome.. Zia is gorgeous too x

  2. An amazing combination of stamped images and colours

  3. What a super fun design using this Lavinia image Zia with the tree branches and added leaves for her hair, and the mesh type stencilling to each side of her face looks great Sam. x