52 Week Mini Art Card/Tag Challenge

Sunday, 24 January 2021

Penny Black "Delicate Florals 40-103" Card 3

More play with the Penny Black "Delicate Florals 40-103" stamp set making the slim card.

I stamped the image (and Personal Impressions sentiment) in Versafine Clair "Shady Lane" green ink.

I painted Distress Oxide Inks, "Seedless Preserves" for the flowers, "Rustic Wilderness" for the leaves and "Antique Linen" for the background colour, finally mounting it on green and then a cream linen card. 

Penny Black "Delicate Florals 40-103" in my thoughts Card

A very small and quick make from me, again using the Penny Black "Delicate Florals" stamp set.

I've stamped in Versafine Clair "Shady Lane" green ink.  Using Distress Oxide inks for colouring the flowers.  I used "Mowed Lawn" for the leaves and "Spun Sugar" and "Picked Raspberry" for the flowers. I used a Personal Impression sentiment, stamped in "Shady Lane" too.


Saturday, 23 January 2021

Penny Black "Delicate Florals 40-103" Card

I have a thing for Penny Black stamps.  I really don't care whether they're wood mounted, slapstick or clear,  I just love their designs.

For this card, I've been playing with a Penny Black stamp set called "Delicate Florals" (40-103), which is a foam mounted/red rubber cling stamp set with three designs on the one sheet.

I stamped the floral image a couple of times using Versafine Clair "Shady Lane" green ink.  Using the same ink, I stamped the sentiment, which is from a Crafters Companion stamp set called "Fly Away" from their "Fluttery By Collection".

I used "Festive Berries" Distress Oxide Ink for the flowers, starting with a diluted ink and building up the colour, applied with a paint brush.  For the leaves, I used "Rustic Wilderness" green ink.

Funk Fossil "Blooming Wreath" Card

I had a quick play with the new Funky Fossil "Blooming Wreath"  stamp set that was released last week, making this card.

I stamped the images in Versafine Clair "Morning Mist" grey and "Nocturne" black ink and coloured them by using a paint brush with Distress Oxide Inks, which I found very calming and enjoyable.

Friday, 22 January 2021

Funky Fossil "Guitar Hero" Birthday Card

Another productive early morening start for me, making this card, ideal for a male teenager or somebody into rock.  I've used the new Funky Fossil "Guitar Hero" stamp set that was released last week.

For the background of this card, I used a background I had prepared a few weeks back, using Dylusions "Lemon Zest" and "Fresh Lime" spray paints.

I lay the Funky Fossil "Scattered Straw" mask over the top of the card and taped the edges with low tack masking tape.  I then lay a circle stencil over the top of that so that the circle was in the middle of the card and again taped the edges.  I then used a blending tool with "Peacock Feathers" Distress Oxide Ink to fill the circle area with colour.  Removing the tape and stencils left a lovely crisp patterned circle.

I lined the guitar stamps across the middle of the patterned circle and then stamped them and the "Party Like A Rockstar" sentiment in Versafine Clair "Nocturne" ink.  

I then stamped the guitar images again on a plain piece of white card, in the same ink and while it was wet, coated it in Wow! Clear embossing powder and heat set.

Finally, I coloured the guitars with Posca Pens, cut out the images, edged them with a black Sharpie pen and adhered the shapes on to the card.

Thursday, 21 January 2021

Lavinia Stamps "Snails and Pods" Card

I made a little card using a Lavinia Stamp I've had in my stash for months but never used.  It's the "Snail Set" of two small snails.

I used "Bundle Sage" Distress Oxide Ink through the Lavinia Stamps "Pods" stencil to create the shaded background.

Using Versafine Clair "Monarch" purple coloured ink, I stamped the "Floral Spray" horizontally.  Colouring by painting "Seedless Preserve" Distress Oxide Ink applied with a brush.

I stamped the snail, part of the "Snail Set" in Versafine Clair "Morning Mist" grey ink, colouring the snail by painting "Mowed Lawn" Distress Oxide Ink, applied with a brush.  I then used a metallic silver pen for the body area.

Finally, I stamped the hello sentiment, part of a Lawn Fawn "Simply Sentiments" set, in Versafine Clair "Monarch" purple ink.  I added highlights to the flower and the snail using a gold shimmer Sakura pen.

Visible Image "Hope and Colour" challenge card 2

I've been playing with Visible Image stamps and stencils this morning, making this card.

I brayered "Peacock Feathers" Distress Oxide Ink onto card to get a blended look, lighter at one end to the other.

I used "Stormy Sky" Distress Oxide Ink through the Visible Image "Ripples" stencil over the top of the brayered background.

Using Versafine Clair "Nocturne" ink, I stamped the "hope" sentiment, part of the Visible Image "Equality, Hope and Love" stamp set, I then stamped the remaining areas using the Visible Image "Random Art of Kindness" stamp set.

Next, I stamped the flowers on to white card and coloured them using two Distress Oxide Inks, "Wild Honey" and "Carved Pumpken".  Cut the flowers out, edged them with a black Sharpie pen, then adhered them on to the card, adding small metal beads to the middle of each flower.