52 Week Mini Art Card/Tag Challenge

Monday, 26 September 2022

Lavinia Stamps "Forest Inn" New Home Card

I've played with my Lavinia Stamps today to make this New Home card. 

I stamped the Lavinia toadstool image, called "Forest Inn" in second generation Versafine Clair "Morning Mist" grey ink.  I used the same ink to stamp the Hobby Art Ltd sentiment too.

I stamped the "Woodland Ferns" and the "Leaf Spray" in Versafine Clair "Shady Lane" green ink in first and second generation stamping.

I used Derwent Inktense water colour pencils, Van Goch Pastel Pencils, Posca Pens and Gelly Roll pens to colour the image.

Sunday, 25 September 2022

Funky Fossil Designs "Scribble Hare" tag

Today I have had a play with one of the new wildlife stamps from Funky Fossil Designs called "Scribble Hare" designed for Funky Fossil by "Mo's Art UK". 

I started with colouring the background with what I think of as hot colours, using the following Distress Oxide Inks:  Spiced Marmalade, Rusty Hinge, Crackling Campfire, Barn Door and Candied Apple.

Once dry, I stamped the Funky Fossil Designs "Scribble Hare" in Versafine Clair "Nocturne" black ink, immediately sprinkling Wow! Clear Embossing Powder over the stamped image and then heat setting the image.

I then used the Funky Fossil Slimiline "Brick Wall Upright" stencil with another two Distress Oxide Inks:  Barn Door and Aged Mahogany.

Using Versafine Clair "Morning Mist" grey ink, with a script stamp from the Funky Fossil "Musings" stamp set I lightly stamped areas of the tag.

Using a Quickie Glue pen and Cosmic Shimmer Gold Gilding flakes, I adhered little flecks of gold over the surface of the tag.

I then masked the stamped hare image and splattered white Posca Pen over the surface of the tag.

Once the white paint was dry, I used Versafine Clair "Nocturne Ink" to darken the edges of the tag.  I gave the tag a blast of the heat gun to dry the surface, then used a metallic gold pen loosely around the edges of the tag.

Finally, I used a white Gelly Roll Pen to add light areas to the eyes and whiskers.

Wednesday, 21 September 2022

Lavinia Stamps "Druid's Inn" and the hare card

It's another early morning crafting session for me today, creating this card using a selection of Lavinia Stamps 

I used a background from my stash that I had made some months ago, using spray inks with a spritz of the Lavinia Stamps "Mysticals" spray (unfortunately, it doesn't show up on this photo).  it was only a small background, so I had to work with the size I had, hence using landscape rather than portrait position.

I used the following Lavinia Stamps:  Druid's Inn, Tree Root, Small Branch, Forest Spruce and a hare from the Wild Hare Set with stamping in various shades of Versafine Clair inks.  I coloured using Van Goch Pastel Pencils and a white gelly roll pen.

Tuesday, 20 September 2022

Card-io Majestix "Hares" Christmas Card

Recently, I have seen so many posts menitoning the "C" Word - "Christmas"!  Which made me want to make a card. I have used three Card-io Majextix clear stamp sets to create this card, using the large tree from "Peaceful Place", the trees in the backgroud from the "Mini Tall Trees" set and the hares from the "Field Day" stamp set, all stamped in Versafine Clair Inks.

For the background, I used three shades of Archival Inks:  Cobalt, Blue Bird and Shadow Grey.

The sentiment, is part of a Simon Says Stamp Set called "Tiny Words - Christmas".


Sunday, 18 September 2022

Funky Fossil Designs "Architectural" card

I was having trouble sleeping last night, so decided to get up and craft, making this card. 

I used Versafine Clair "Twilight" dark blue ink to stamp the image, using Funky Fossil Designs "Architectural" stamp set, then used Wow! Clear Embossing Powder and heat set.  Once dry and cooled, I used a mask to cover the stamped area and then used four shades of Archival Ink (Cornflower Blue, Orange Blossom, Red Geranium and Chrome Yellow) to create the patterned background, finally adding some sticky backed pearls.

Saturday, 17 September 2022

Netgalley Book Review "Holiday Romance" by Catherine Walsh

The past ten days, I have been reading a new book via Netgalley, called "Holiday Romance" by Catherine Walsh.  This book will be available to purchase from 4th October 2022 or you can pre-order on Amazon now.

I absolutely loved this book, from the bright red cover to the last sentence of the epilogue.  The story made me laugh out loud, it was a fabulous festive read which I was really sorry to finish.

Funky Fossil Designs "Pumpkin" stencilled card

Today I've been playing with a new stencil by Funky Fossil Designs, called "Pumpkin Trio" I paired the stencil with the bunny from the Funky Fossil "Critters in cups" stamp set.  Using the "Hello Sentiment Die".

I coloured the image using the new Tim Holtz Distress Water Colour Pencils and Van Goch Pastel Pencils, stamping the rabbit in Versfine Clair "Morning Mist" Grey Ink.