Each month, Lavinia Stamps runs a Creative Challenge, with a different theme, and the chance to win £40 worth of their stamps. The winner is chosen entirely at random using Python Random Generator, and you don't need a blog to enter, just click on the link here to find out what to do.
This month's challenge theme of 'Buds and Blossoms' was a perfect excuse to crack open this new stamp image from Lavinia Stamps - Star Burst.
I was shown this technique by Tracey a number of years ago and still love it - gelli printing with inks. It's what persuaded me to buy my first gelli plate! I brayered Colorbox Mustard and Artichoke onto a small, 5x7 gelli plate, and stamped Star Burst onto the inked plate first without any ink (which lifts it), then inked with Colorbox Plum. These Colorbox inks react with water so I splashed the card with water droplets and lifted the ink off with a paper towel. I finished the card with Star Burst stamped with Versafine 'Clair' Nocturne.
For my second card I created a Distress Oxide background before stamping Seed Heads using Versafine 'Clair' Glamourous and then Nocturne. I stamped Aurora onto white paper too so I could paint up the blossom and glitter up her wings before fussy cutting and adding hem to the card.