52 Week Mini Art Card/Tag Challenge

Monday 13 May 2024

Lavinia Stamps "Luka the cat" Card

Hooray!  My Lavinia Stamps order has arrived, so after adding them to my spread sheet and repackaging them, I had to have a play.  What I noticed in this new colllection is that there is only one animal and no fairies, which makes a pleasant change.

I started by masking off two edges of the card, the bottom and the left hand side, leaving a similar space covered.  I used the three shades of Ranger Archival Inks through the Lavinia Stamps "Red Brick Stencil", keeping the colours light and fading out towards the top and to the right hand side of the card.  The colours I used were Shadow Grey, Orange Blossom and Prickly Pear.

Retaining the masking tape in position, I then started stamping.  I stamped the Lavina "Falling Ivy" in Versafine Clair "Shady Lane" green ink, using first and second generation stamping. I used the same ink with the Lavinia "Psychic Signs" text stamps to add a little interest to the empty areas.

Next, I stamped the the new Lavinia cat called "Luka" using Versafine Clair "Pine Cone" dark brown ink.  I added a bit of shading to the cat using a Derwent Inktense Pencil.

I checked through my Lavinia Stamps and came across the "Corks" set of stamps, which I was yet to use.  I decided one of them would make an ideal flower pot, so stamped that in the new Versafine Clair "Portobello" brown ink.  I then coloured the pot in with an orange and green Derwent Inktense pencil.  While the green pencil was out, I added some strands of grass to the scene.

I used Versafine Clair "Pine Cone" dark brown ink to stamp the bird on top of the pot, using one of the birds from the "Bird Collection" of stamps.

Finally, removing the masking tape I added a few finishing touches using a white gel pen and an orange coloured Posca Pen for the flowers.


  1. How beautiful Sam and love the pretty look of the stamped ivy and text over the brick wall and the sweet cat and bird..great idea to use the cork for a flower pot, and the masked shape fading to the right and top of the card looks great for this fabulous scene. x

  2. Amazing 😍 Love this Sam the background and gorgeous Lavinia stamps make a great card x