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It’s mid month and time for a reminder of the Creative challenge at Lavinia stamps. Great entries so far and how wonderful it would be to win £40 of Lavinia stamps vouchers. Particularly with new stamps launching this week ( sush!)

For today’s inspiration video tutorial I’m combining my love for ink sprays with the ‘blotting out technique’. I adore meadows and flowers so the ‘ spring blooms’ theme is perfect for me! Loads of scope for colourful creativity! And who can resist a cat or two!

I used the following stamps:



Tree stem

Field grass




Wild flower


You will find more material links and general product descriptions for what I use in my work in the description box under the video.

I hope you enjoy the video and feel inspired to join 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

Also tune in to the Lavinia stamps Facebook site for a special few days of tutorials from the team starting on 18th March using the new launch stamps including two new videos from me!

Good luck in the challenge!

Till next time…

Lisa xx

12 thoughts on “Curiosity

    1. Karey I’m so sorry . My Mum got it for Mother’s Day. But thank you so much for the compliment. I’ve never sold my work. I’m thinking of setting up an online shop some time. Maybe another piece will appeal to you. Take care .Xx

      1. If it has the cats it definitely would. I lost both of mine during the first lockdown so fell in love with this one. Fabulous colours too! 😍😍😍

  1. I recently discovered you (InkyBliss) on YouTube, while looking up Lavinia Stamps. I binged on your videos before choosing one to try to recreate as a learning exercise. And boy did I learn A LOT – thank you so much! I have attempted to make Curiosity twice now, and thoroughly enjoyed learning the techniques. I do have a question, please. When I stamp the flowers with Versafine Clair, my foreground flowers look dull/faded. It is almost as though the ink is soaking in? My first attempt was on Canson XL watercolor paper, so on the second try I switched to better paper (Strathmore 500 Watercolor 100% cotton). I also used my stamp press on the foreground flowers so I could double stamp them. So the second attempt seemed to improve the foreground vibrancy a little, but the Versafine Clair is still dulling/fading, though not quite as bad as the first try. I was wondering if you had any ideas for preventing this or knew what I’m doing wrong?

    1. Hi first of all thank you so much for your encouraging comment. To answer your question perhaps the card needs dried more thoroughly between stamping layers? The card must be dry after the watercolour background is complete. Also Maybe use a darker colour versafine Clair. Sometimes I go over stamping with a fine liner in parts if I’m not happy with the vibrancy. Layering is the key. Every piece of art will be different -ultimately you must adjust the picture according to what the materials do. It’s very unpredictable that’s the beauty and wonder of the creative journey! Above all enjoy it! I hope that helps! Xx

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