I have to say that this tree stamp has to be one of my favourite Lavinia stamps so far…and I have many favourites as I’m sure you do! I love the texture of the tree roots and little mushroom seats and of course the mystery of what lies behind the door. Looks like our inquisitive little hares just might find out!
To create this scene I’ve used the following stamps:
To begin I’ve used my ink sprays and I’ve mopped up some of the ink from my craft mat on top of the spray. This has created an interesting texture and colour mix.
The tree was stamped in black.
I used inks to intensify the background colours and a combination of watercolour pens and black and white gel pens to enhance the tree stamp. I also extended the height of the tree using the same lines of the stamped image.
Both sets of leaves, large and small were stamped using several colours of ink. The berries were also added.
Highlights were added to the leaves and berries using soft pastels.
The foreground was also enhanced with the pastels and extra depth created by adding a shadow in front of the tree. Additional texture and a hint of flowers was achieved using paint pens. The hares were stamped in black and shadows added with a charcoal pencil.
Finally the artwork was mounted and highlighted with glitter.
A taste of spring with blossoms berries and hazy sunshine… we can but hope!
Till next time,