52 Week Mini Art Card/Tag Challenge

Wednesday, 1 December 2021

Day 14 of the "24 Days of Tags 2021" with Karen Telfer

I'm up and crafting early today, so here is my Day 14 tag of the "24 Days of Christmas 2021" challenge with Karen Telfer, opting to go for a vintage look for my tag.

I've used "Antique Linen" and "Tea Dye" Distress Oxide inks with the Lavinia Stamps "Leaf Trail" stencil.

I've stamped in Versafine Clair Chianti" ink using the Lavinia Stamps "Christmas Tree Fairy" verse and their "Christmas Eve" stamp for the main image.

I have coloured the tree and presents using a selection of coloured pencils, Signo Pens and Gelly Roll pens.

Tuesday, 30 November 2021

Day 13 of "24 Days of Tags 2021" with Karen Telfer


Day 13 and I am still tagging along with the Karen Telfer "24 Days of Tags 2021" challenge.

For todays tag, I have used Squeexed Lemonade, Twisted Citron and Peacock Feathers Distress Oxide Ink on a gel plate, tapped water droplets on the plate and then took an impression.  I used a heat gun to dry the surface.

Once the surface was dry, I used Versafine Clair "Warm Breeze" ink to stamp the sentiment (Lavinia Stamps "Winter Magic" verse) in both first and second generation stamping.  

I then used the same colour ink to stamp other Lavinia Stamps images using their "Wreath Flourish (left)" stamp and their "Snowflakes" stamp set. I then inked the edges of the tag with "Peacock Feathers" Distress Oxide Ink.

I used a coloured pencil to colour areas of the wreath and then added dots of "White Opal" Liquid Pearlsto the middle of the snowflakes.

Day 12 of the "24 Days of Tags 2021 challenge" with Karen Telfer.

I went a bit rogue with my day 12 tag, using a different stencil and stamps to those that Karen Telfer used for her tag.

I opted to use the Lavinia Stamps "Coral" stencil with "Faded Jeans"  and "Blueprint Sketch" Distress Oxide inks for the background.

I stamped in Versafine Clair "nocturne" black ink using the following Lavinia Stamps:  Fairy Castle 2, Gip, Path and Small Trees.

I coloured the castle image using coloured pencils and then inked the edges of the tag using Blueprint Sketch and Black Soot Distress Oxide inks.  Finally, I went over some of the stamping with a white Gelly Roll Pen and then splattered white paint from a Posca Pen to simulate snow.

Saturday, 27 November 2021

Card-io "Wild Flowers" half wreath card

This is a card I have made for a dear friend, who celebrates a significant birthday today.

First, I used a circle stencil on the left side, I drew a light pencil line around the edge, on the right hand side, I used "Bundled Sage" Distress Oxide Ink to create a soft coloured edge, to give the impression of the continued wreath.

For the wreath, I used two Card-io stamp sets "Wild Flowers" and "Sweet Hearts", stamped in various shades of Memento and Distress Oxide Inks.  I then added some touches of Posca Pen to the middle of the flowers for extra detail.

Both the sentiments used are by Simon Says Stamps, using two of their sets:  "Tiny Words Birthday" and "Tiny Words Encouragement", both stamped in Versafine Clair "Morning Mist" grey ink.

Thursday, 25 November 2021

Day 11 of the "24 Days of Tags 2021" with karen Telfer

Bright and early today making my Day 11 tag, using a gel plate with three shades of Distress Oxide Inks (Aged Mahogany, Candied Apple and Festive Berries), graduated on the plate and lightly sprinkled with water.

Once dry, using a Sweet Poppy "Mandala - SP1 - 280" stencil to create the shapes using the same colours of Distress Oxide Inks.

Finally, stamping the Christmas sentiment using a Penny Black clear stamp called "Wonder Collection" and then tapping Posca Pen paint over the surface of the tag.

Wednesday, 24 November 2021

Day 10 of "24 Days of tags 2021" with Karen Telfer

It's Day 10 of the "24 Days of Tags 2021" challenge with Karen Telfer, the technique for this tag was "masking off an area".

For this tag, I've used Lavinia Stamps products, using "Honeysuckle Cottage" and their "Small Fairy Fir Tree".  I've used "Blueprint Sketch" Distress Oxide Ink with Versafine Clair "Nocturne" black ink, along with coloured pencilas and Posca Pens.

Day 9 of "24 Days of Tags 2021" challenge with Karen Telfer

It's Day 9 of the "24 Days of tags 2021" challenge with Karen Telfer.  Today we use embossing folders. I've made two different tags.

For the first, I have used a Crafters Companion embossing folder called "Scandinavian Xmas", which I then covered in "Festive Berries" Distress Oxide ink.  I then used a small Cuttlebug embossing folder for the central image which I die cut into a circle and then layered on top of a disc of Funky Foam to create a 3D look to the tag.

For the second tag, I used another Crafters Companion embossing folder, with Cosmic Shimmer gilding wax over the higher elements.  I then used a Clarity stamp word sticker.