Butterfly meadow

It’s monthly challenge time again at Lavinia stamps. With the very tempting theme of buds and blossoms. You could be the lucky winner of £40 of LS vouchers!!!

For today’s inspiration I decided to combine my Jane Davenport water colours with metallic watercolour and posca pens. It turned out to be quite a vibrant little picture.

Today’s stamps from Lavinia are:




Wild flower

Field grass


I began by taping down some watercolour paper using washi tape. I washed over the paper with water to work wet on wet. Leaving a pale area to the top right I applied colour in blocks and incorporated some metallic areas and left to dry.

It doesn’t look pretty but the idea is just to have fun and create a colourful backdrop.

I then did some stamping using versa Clair and distress oxide inks.

Next I added white gel pen to the flowers and drew in the sun in white through a circle stencil. The white acts as a base to build colour later.

I continued to build the colours using posca pens. They have a lovely opaque quality. I also added yellow to the sun and blended it with water. Another tip too is to smooth some of the background areas using white pigment ink and a make up brush. This blends the uneven colour and brightens areas so they look lit.

I stamped the focal images in black. I continued to add dots and doodles of colour using the pens to create the impression of flowers.

I removed the tape to reveal the white border and added some final highlights – little orbs where created by drawing small white circles with the gel pen then using a white Stabilo pastel pencil added a chalky outer layer. I also used this technique for the sun.Finally I added a few touches of diamond stickles here and there.

I hope you like it!

Good luck in the challenge. Looking forward to seeing what you do!

Till next time ..

Lisa x


43 thoughts on “Butterfly meadow

  1. Always love all your makes,they are absolutely amazing. I’m just not good at coming to comment when I get the email. There is something about the light in this one that just sings to me. Nicola xxx

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  2. I absolutely love this Lisa, yet another stunner! It’s so kind of you to take the time to show how your card was made. I quite often intend to do this but then get carried away and forget to take the photos lol. Fabulous layout and amazing colours too, I love it x

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  3. je maakt prachtig werk. Ik heb veel Laviniastempels, inkt, potloden etc. maar het lukt me nooit om supermooie dingen te maken. Van jouw tutorials denk ik veel te kunnen leren.


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