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Secret swim

It’s a new month, how quickly they are slipping by! What better way to pass the time than to be creative and have A little fun by joining the Creative challenge at Lavinia stamps. The theme this month is ‘Dark but bright’! An interesting one!

Congratulations to last month’s winner . Up for grabs this month is £40 of LS vouchers

As you know I love to create underwater scenes and I’ve been so enjoying the recent new release stamps. This piece combines nearly all of them and is a bit of an extravaganza !

I used the following products:




Fish set

Marine kelp

Sea flower

Foliage stencil

The steps:

This inky background was a happy accident! I mopped up left over ink from my craft mat which had diluted pixie powder on it. Already it looked like a background!

I decided to further enhance the scene by sprinkling a little more… why not? It turned out pretty. I didn’t spray too much water.

Next I did some light stencilling down each side using distress oxide ink.

I then added the stamping. I wanted to create the impression that Astrid had a tail floating in the background. I created this by using Althea’s tail stamped twice and lightly shaded a tail shape. I also added part of Zelith to the background along with the fish and the sea flower foliage.

Next the fun part. I used my paint pens and colouring pencils to add colour to the stamped images. I also added bubbles and water lines using a white pen.

I stamped the kelp using gold acrylic paint and darkened the edges with ink. I also stamped the words across the top.

Finally the mounting and the sparkle!

I like how it turned out. It’s difficult to photograph the sparkle and shine.

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

Good luck in the challenge!

Lisa xx

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