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The waiting game

Have you had a chance to enter your creations for the Lavinia stamps monthly creative challenge? I see that there are some breath taking entries so far! The theme is ‘midnight blue with an orange hue’ and there’s still time to enter. Just follow the link above for the details.

For my mid month inspiration I’ve chosen some of my current favourite stamps… the crows!! Oh my what dark beauties they are!

For this project I’ve gone for the random and lose background look! Plenty of splatters on an inky scrap left -over. All enhanced using paint pens and dots of colour. Of course the misty foreground uses the ripped paper technique lightened using distress oxide ink white ink and makeup brushes.

I used the following stamps:




Great names!!

Tree branch

Here are the steps:

Lots of splatters using coloured inks on to an ink spray background.

Cut it down.

Today’s wonky shaped moon (sorry!) was achieved by first painting a white circle using a stencil and white gesso. I painted in dark patches using distress oxides and pens and the white hue around the moon was white ink and more oxide ink. I also added white dots with a paler white halo. -The white gel pen dilutes when water is added using a small paint brush.

Close ups.

I wish you luck in the challenge. You could be the proud winner of £40 worth of LS vouchers.

Don’t forget for loads more inspiration check out the designs from the rest of the team and the absolutely glorious work posted by fellow Lavinia stamp fans in our Facebook group.

Bye for now ..

Lisa xx

8 thoughts on “The waiting game

  1. How fun and fabulous!!!
    Thank you for the tutorial and great step by step, I’m in awe with your genious work 🙂 X

  2. Stunning background. I will definitely have to try that one and I don’t think it’s gonna come close to as beautiful as yours.

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