52 Week Mini Art Card/Tag Challenge

Tuesday 3 December 2019

Funky Fossil - Pugs and Hugs Pawesome Card

I've used a selection of Funky Fossil stencils and stamps to create this card.

I had quite a session creating the background.  In my head I was thinking of tartan.  It ended up ok but not quite what I originally had in mind, in hindsight maybe I should have used a red and the light brown rather than a brown and a dark green, but we learn from our mistakes.

I started with plain white card which I covered with Twisted Citron Distress Oxide Ink, applied with a blending tool to cover the whole area.

I lay the Funky Fossil "Crackle Background Stencil" over the green base, using low tack tape to keep in position and covered with "Mowed Lawn" Distress Oxide.  Then removed the stencil.

I then taped into postion the "Simply Stripes Stencil" and used a "Peeled Paint" Distress Oxide ink through the stencil.

I lifted the stencil, rotated the card and then re-adhered the stencil into postion, this time using a "Brushed Corduroy" Distress Oxide Ink, then removed the stencil.

I still felt that the pattern needed something more, so I used a further Funky Fossil Stencil called "Micro Dots" this time with a "Walnut Stain" Distress Oxide Ink.

I then turned my attention to the stamped dog, which is part of the Funky Fossil "Pugs and Hugs" clear stamp set using Versafine "Vintage Sepia" ink.  

I then used a paint brush and a selection of Distress Oxide Inks (Tea Dye, Brushed Corduroy and Spun Sugar) to colour in the image.  I used a black marker pen for the eyes.  I fussy cut the pug image and adhered onto the bottom right hand corner of the card.

I used Verafine Clair "Acorn" ink to stamp the "You're Pawsome" sentiment, which is also part of the "Pugs and Hugs" clear stamp set.

Finally, I mounted the image on brown card before adding it to a cream card base.  I then added "Glossy Accents" to the eyes to give the impression of them being wet and watery looking.