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Fox den wood

Yes it’s that time of the month again! Time for a Creative challenge at Lavinia stamps. Congratulations to last month’s winner . Up for grabs this month is £40 of LS vouchers. The new theme is ‘Woodland magic’… A wonderful theme! Woodland and trees are my absolute favourite!

Here are the stamps used:

Druids Inn

Half tree R2

Half tree L2

Spring trees

Wallace family

Fox 1 Kernal


As a starting point for this project I used the incredibly beautiful and versatile Dreamscape papers.

To begin I stamped the fox using dark brown ink. I also created masks from copy paper for the fox and the Druid’s in tree. I placed the tree mask where I wanted the stamped image to be and used copy paper again to mask the foreground while I stamped the spring trees in the background- palest second generation ink in places to create distance. I then stamped the Druids Inn tree in place making sure to cover the fox with his mask first.

Next I enhanced the colours in the foreground using torn copy paper as a mask and sponged in different coloured inks. I coloured the main tree using colouring pencils.

I stamped the larger half trees either side in the foreground in brown and darkened the top of the main tree using green and brown ink, I stamped some branches in blue on top.

I stamped the bluebells here and there and highlighted these using paint pens. I added the shadows using pastel pencils and darkened the edges of the picture with inks.I later decided to stamp in the hedgehog as foxy looked a bit lonely!

The artwork was then mounted and glitter added to finish it off.

Good luck in 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

Lisa xx

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