52 Week Mini Art Card/Tag Challenge

Saturday, 6 March 2021

Funky Fossil "Guitar Hero" Birthday Card

Here's a birthday card I have made by using products by Funky Fossil Designs.

I started by using a sheet of the Funky Fossil "Patina" patterned paper for the background.

I heat embossed the "Happy Birthday" using aWow! clear embosing pad and Wow! Rich Gold Embossing Powder and heat set.  The sentiment is part of the Funky Fossil "Happy Words" stamp set.

I repeated the process using the guitar and the sentiment from the Funky Fossil "Guitar Hero" stamp set.

I used "Ripe Persimmon" Distress Oxide Ink through the Funky Fossil "Alpha Numeric" stencil.

I then stamped the guitar heads which are part of the Funky Fossil "Guitar Hero" stamp set using Versafine Clair "Twilight" dark blue ink.

Finally, I added some splatters of white and gold acrylic paint, and added a gold edge using a Posca Pen.

Wednesday, 3 March 2021

Creating Gel Press and Funky Fossil Backgrounds

Last night before tea, I decided to make a few backgrounds, using the gel press and stencils. 

I decided to use acrylic paint, brayered to a thin layer on the gel plate.  I then lay the stencil over the top, applying slight pressure all over.  Removed the stencil and brayered a small amount of white acrylic paint over the top and then took the impression.  Every one is different, even when using the same colour paints.  I love the final reveal and always find myself ooohing and aaahhhing over them.

For the top image I used the Funky Fossil "Lots of pips" stencil.

For the lower photo with the circles I used the Funky Fossil "In the groove" stencil.

Monday, 1 March 2021

Lavinia Stamps "Fairy Thistles" wax resist tag

Today I have been playing with my Lavinia Stamps. 

I used a Brusho "Wax Stick" to create the wax resist grid in the background and then swooshing the tag through various colours of Distress Oxide inks left on my glass mat after assorted projects.

I stamped the Lavinia "Fairy Thistles" and "Single Fairy Thistles" in Versafine Clair "Purple Delight" ink and coloured them with assorted Posca Pens and Signo glitter pens.  I stamped the "Words of spring" verse in Versafine Clair "Charming Pink" ink.

Saturday, 27 February 2021

Lavinia Stamps Reindeer Reflections

Yesterday, Tracey Dutton of Lavinia Stamps gave an on-line tutorial on how to create a reflection using a brayer.  This is my attempt at this technique. 

I have used the following Lavinia Stamps:  Small Reindeer, Sea Flower, and the Floral Wreath.

I have used three shades of Versafine Clair ink for the stamping:  Verdant, Shady Lane and Acorn.

I've used four shades of Distress Oxide Inks:  Tumbled Glass, Twisted Citron, Mowed Lawn and Rustic Wilderness.

For the small dots (flowers) I've used assorted Posca Pens and Signo Pens.

Lavinia Stamps "Silhouette Thistle" stencilled card

Here's a really quick card to make, which has big impact. 

I've used "Wild Honey" and "Spiced Marmalade" through the Lavinia Stamps "Elegance" stencil to create the background.

Using Versafine Clair "Nocturne" ink, I stamped the Lavinia "Silhouette Thistle" stamp.  I then stamped the sentiment which is part of a Personal Impressions stamp set called "Double Saying" using the same ink.

Funky Fossil "Birdsong" Anniversary Card

I've had another play with "Birdsong", one of the new Funky Fossil Stamp sets, released yesterday.

For this card, I have used the gel plate to create the background.  I've used two Funky Fossil stencils, "Overlapping Ovals" and Doodle Border with Versafine Clair "Warm Breeze" and "Glamorous".

I then shaded the area with "Picked Raspberry" Distress oxide ink and edged the card with Versafine Clair "Glamorous" pink ink.

I stamped the birds (from the "Birdsong" stamp set) and the sentiment (part of the Funky Fossil Small Print stamp set) on to the prepared background, and then repeated the stamping on to plain white card, using Versafine Clair "Blue Belle" ink.

I used a white Posca Pen to add splatters across the surface of the card.

I painted the birds stamped on the white card, in "Peacock Feather" Distress Oxide ink and a metallic silver pen.  I then cut the bird images out, inked the edges and adhered over the stamped image on the card.

Finally, I covered a small area of white card with Versafine Clair "Glamorous" pink ink and then used a small heart shape punch to cut the heart, which I then adhered between the birds.

Friday, 26 February 2021

Funky Fossil "Magical" Stamp Set Release Day

After five days of previewing lots of new Funky Fossil Designs new goodies, today is the day when you can actually purchase them!

I have used the brand new stamp set called "Magical" for this sample and paired it with the new patterned paper pack from Funky Fossil called "Patina".  Patina is a lovely quality single sided 200gsm patterned paper and has some fabulous designs in shades of blues and golds.  It is an absolute pleasure to use it.  There is also a three pack of Washi tape, also called "Patina" to match this paper.

I used the Funky Fossil "Alpha Numeric" stencil with "Ripe Persimmon" Distress Oxide ink to add the numbers to the background of the paper.  I then added a few splatters of metallic gold and bronze paint and eedged the central area with a metallic gold pen.

Using Wow! Clear Embossing Ink, I stamped the feathers, then coated them with Wow! Rich Metallic Gold super fine embossing powder and heat set.  I used the same process to stamp the sentiment and then die cut it.  I then arranged the components, layering and matting them into position on to a cream linen card blank.  I gave the edges an aged look by lightly brushing "Rusty Hinge" Distress Oxide Ink around the edge of the card.