52 Week Mini Art Card/Tag Challenge

Wednesday, 18 May 2022

Lavinia Stamps "Rory and Darcy" Card

I've used the Lavinia Stamps "Charming Stencil" with four shades of Distress Oxide Inks for the background colour (Antique Linen, Victorial Velvet, Tea Dye and Wild Honey).

I used Versafine Clair "Nocturne" and "Morning Mist" to stamp the details, using the following Lavinia Stamps:

Rory & Darcy Set



Fairy Hive Set

Mini Stars Pound Stamp

Heartfelt Verse Sentiment


Tuesday, 17 May 2022

Funky Fossil Designs "Love &" Water Colour Lines Card

This morning I have played with a Funky Fossil Designs stamp set and stencil to create this CAS card. 

I used eight shades of Distress Oxide Inks( Squeezed Lemonade, Wild Honey, Spiced Marmalade, Saltwater Taffy, Abandoned Coral, Picked Raspberry, Festive Berries and Candied Apple), through the Funky Fossil Designs "Watercolour Lines" stencil.

I then used Versafine Clair "Nocturne" black ink with the Funky Fossil Designs "Love &" stamp set to stamp the words and heart.

Sweet Poppy Stencils "Phoenix" SP1-136 Card

For the background of this card I have used a background made from mopping up Distress Inks from previous projects.  A real mish-mash of colours that I felt would likely only work with something black on it.

I decided to use the Sweet Poppy Stencil "Phoenix" (SP1-136) stencil with Versafine Clair 'Nocturne" black ink through the stencil, applied with a blending brush.  

I used the same ink to stamp the Lavinia Stamps "Dream" sentiment, which is part of the "Inspire Me" stamp set.  Finally adding a few splatters of black and white Posca Pen paint.

Monday, 16 May 2022

Lavinia Stamps "Zelith" underwater scene card

I've used the beautiful Lavinia Stamps "Zelith" stamp as the main feature of this card, along with an assortment of others at the base (Urchins, Marine Kelp, Foliage Set and Twisted Vine Set) stamped in Versafine Clair Inks.

In the background, I have used the "Lime Punch" and "Graphite" Elements Inks through the Lavinia "Coral" stencil.  I have also used Posca and Gel Pens for extra detail.

Sunday, 15 May 2022

Lavinia Stamps "Snails" card

Thumbing through some of my backgrounds I have made previously, I came across one that caught my eye.  I'd used Dylusion Spray Inks and as the sheet was quite large, I decided to cut it in half before I started this project.  This is the half that I used, I then cut it down further to create a 4" square.

The colours of the sheet made me think of a night scene, so I went in that direction.  Masking off a moon and filling the circle with white and light yellow Pan Pastels and then used Van Goch Pastel Pencils to add shading to the moon.

I then stamped part of the Lavinia Stamps "Creeping Vine" and then both the snails from the "Snail Set" in Versafine Clair 'Nocturne" black ink.

I then stamped the "Spring Trees" in Versafine Clair "Shady Lane" green ink.  Next I stamped the foliage in the foreground, using the "Foliage Set" and the Woodland Fern" stamps.

I used a white Signo Pen, a gold shimmer gel pen and some Posca Pens for extra detail.

Lavina Stamps "Maple Leaf" Card

I made a quick and simple card this morning using two sizes of the Lavinia Stamps "Maple Leaf" stamps and one of the "Heartfelt Verse" sentiments.

Stamping is in Versafine Clair "Warm Breeze" ink in first and second generation stamping on a "Chrome Yellow" Archival Ink background.

I have used touches of a white and a metallic gold pen to highlight areas of the card.

Saturday, 14 May 2022

Sweet Poppy "Blissful" Stencil three ways

Today I have made three items using the same Sweet Poppy "Blissful" stencil. They are all quite different so I decided to show them all together.

The top left has a folk art feel where I've used a gel plate background.

The bottom left has a fresh clean and simple look to it, with stamping in Archival Inks.

For the tag on the right I have heat embossed both the stencil image and the sentiment.