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River view

Yes it’s mid month again! Still Time for a Creative challenge at Lavinia . Up for grabs this month is £40 of Lavinia stamps vouchers. The theme is ‘create your own dream’ Really anything goes so get all those stamps out and have a play! Some excellent entries so far!

For my mid month dream I’ve got a little scene by the river with brightly coloured house and fairy buds.

For my little scene I used the following stamps:

Harrieta’s house

Fairy buds

Zen Angelic words

Here are the steps:

An inky background using a mixture of distress ink sprays and distress oxide sprays. I’ve also used a touch of luster ink spray. The ink combination when allowed to drip created an interesting effect. Almost like trees.

Then used torn copy paper and inks to create a bank and space for the water.

I stamped the main images using the copy paper to mask the bottom of the stamps where appropriate.

I Painted over the images using white gesso. Then added basic background colour before over stamping again. When stamped I added the final touches of detail colour using watercolour pens. I also darkened the riverbank using Stabilo pastel pencils and posca paint pens. Shadows to the water area were added and I used my pastels to reflect the colours of the background in the water area.

I decided to shorten the foreground and use block colour and word stamping for extra interest. The block colour was distress oxide ink. I stamped the words several times in different colours. I also added touches of paint pen to the water in blue and yellow and dots and flowers to the bank. Obviously finished with a little diamond stickles.

Close ups:

I hope you can join us for the challenge.

Don’t forget to check out the fabulous samples from the rest of the team for more inspiration and of course our friendly Facebook group

Bye for now …

Lisa xx

10 thoughts on “River view

    1. Thanks Lisa! Not usually. A lot of it goes to the arts and craft tv channels or shops and trade shows. I’ve been asked that a lot lately so maybe I’ll start! Thank you. X

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