52 Week Mini Art Card/Tag Challenge

Wednesday 29 September 2021

Funky Fossil Designs "Guitar Hero" Card

I'm still struggling with my mojo, but have made a quick card this afternoon.

I've used the new Funky Fossil Designs "A7 Brick Wall Stamp" with Distress Oxide Inks for the background.

I've used the Funky Fossil "Guitar Hero Stamp Set" for the guitar and Sentiment, stamped in Versafine Clair Ink and coloured with "Candied Apple" Distress Oxide Ink .

Monday 27 September 2021

Funky Fossil & Uniko Insta Hop (27th September 2021)

Funky Fossil and Uniko are having a combinded "Instahop" from midday 27th September 2021.  I have made these samples as part of the "Instahop".  Here's the link to my instagram account if you would like to take part and be in with a chance of winning vouchers.

Uniko provided a stencil and a "Christmas Tree Builder" stamp set.

Funky Fossil provided the "Scandi Sweater Stencil" and the "Nordic Noel" Stamp Set

Here are the individual samples I have made using these stencils and stamp sets

Sunday 26 September 2021

Funky Fossil "Hello Sentiment Die" Card

A quick little card this afternoon, using four shades of Distress Oxide Inks (Squeezed Lemonade, Wild Honey, Picked Raspberry and Abandoned Coral), spritzed with water so that the colours ran into each other.

I added a Funky Fossil "Hello" die cut sentiment and some dots of white and black Posca Pens. 

Saturday 25 September 2021

Funky Fossil "Pine Cone Stencil" tag

My crafting mojo has been AWOL of late, but I have been reading quite a lot, which has been lovely as this year I've hardly read at all, which is very unusual for me.

I made this Christmas gift tag, using thee coloured of Distress Oxide Inks for the background colour (Wild Honey, Tea Dye and Peeled Paint).

I used the Funky Fossil Designs "Pine Cone Stencil" with various shades of Distress Oxide Inks.

I heat embossed the sentiment, (Part of the Funky Fossil Christmas Small Print Stamp Set) using a Wow! Clear Embossing Pad and Wow! Rich Gold Embossing Powder, heat set and then die cut into a banner.

Finally, I inked the edges in black ink and then added touches of gold, using a metallic gold Gelly Roll Pen.

Thursday 16 September 2021

Funky Fossil Designs "Hedgehugs" Squirrel Card

Funky Fossil Designs have recently released some fab new products including a stamp set called "Hedgehugs" which include hedgehogs, squirrels autumn leaves.

I've made this card using the squirrel from the new "hedgehugs" stamp set and the trees from the Funky Fossil "Woodland Wishes" stamp set paired with the new Funky Fossil "Hello" die.

Tuesday 14 September 2021

Funky Fossil Designs "Hedghugs" stamp set

Today, I have had a play with the new Funky Fossil Designs stamp set called "Hedgehugs" designed by Donna Gray, which I have paired with a Funky Fossil stencil called "Fall Flurry". I've used various shades of Distress Oxide Inks and Versafine Clair inks, along with a pencil for additional detail.

Funky Fossil "Paisley Prints" Tag

This morning I played with one of my lesser used Funky Fossil Designs stamp sets, it the one called "Paisley Prints". 

I used "Milled Lavendar" Distress Oxide Ink for the background, using the same ink through the Funky Fossil "Daisy Paisley Trio Stencil".

I used Versafine Clair "Purple Delight" ink to stamps the paisley patterns (part of the "Paisley Prints" stamp set).  I added extra colour with a metallic silver pen and a white Posca Pen.

Saturday 11 September 2021

Lavinia Stamps "Jiminy" Challenge yourself card

I set myself a challenge to use two stamps in my Lavinia Stamps stash that I had not yet used,  I opted for "Jiminy" and the "Story" sentiment, with an off-cut of a background I had created some time ago using the Lavinia "Flurry" stencil.

I used Distress Oxide Inks, Versafine Clair Inks and Memento Inks for the stamping along with a couple of other Lavinia stamps ("Words of spring" verse and two "pound stamps").

Penny Black "Butterfly Charmer" card

I've treated myself with a tin of Derwent Inktense water colour pencils.  I got the 72 set from Cult Pens for a bargain price of £81.47  I've seen them in other on-line shops for almost double that amount, so I was thrilled with my bargain.

I was keen to have a play, so decided to use a Penny Black cling stamp called "Butterfly Charmer", stamped in Versafine Clair "Twilight" dark blue ink and then coloured the butterflies with the Inktense pencils.  They're really great to use and blend beautifully.

Saturday 4 September 2021

Lavinia Stamps Harietta Silhouette Card

I appear to be on a roll creating with my Lavinia Stamps.  Here's a card I made earlier today. 

I've used the Lavinia "Splendour" stencil with Scattered Straw and Abandoned Coral Distress Oxide Ink.

I've used Versafine Clair "Nocturne" black ink to stamp the following Lavinia Stamp images:Harietta Silhouette, Silhouette Grass, Silhouette Foliage, Fairy Wishes Sentiment and Fairy Charms.

I used colouring pencils and a gold gelly roll pen for the lantern area.

Friday 3 September 2021

Lavinia Stamps Leaf Mask with Garden Poppy

Here's the card I've made this evening, again using Lavinia Stamps. 

I've used the Lavinia "Leaf Mask" for the background with the Lavinia "Charming Stencil" with several shades of Distress Oxide Inks (Antique Linen, Tea Dye, Wild Honey, Bundled Sage, Rusty Hinge and Vintage Photo).

I've stamped the "Woodland Hares", "Garden Poppy" and "Heartfelt Verse" in Versafine Clair "Nocturne" black ink.

I've used some colouring pencils to add extra depth to areas of the leaf.  I've also used a selection of metallic pens in gold and bronze to add highlight areas.

Thursday 2 September 2021

Lavinia Stamps "Time To Reflect"

I've had another play with my Lavinia Stamps.  This one didn't turn out at all what I had in mind when I created the background.  

For the background, I have used four shades of Elements Inks:  Sundance, Sahara, Della Blue and Graphite.  I have also used "Dusty Concord" Distress Oxide Ink.  

All stamping was done using Versafine Clair inks:  Nocturne and Morning Mist.

I used the following Lavinia Stamps for this card: Tree of courage, Forest Hares, Woodland Hares, Silhouette grass and foliage.  The "Magic Surroundings" verse and finally the "Time to reflect" sentiment.

Wednesday 1 September 2021

Lavinia Stamps "Quinn" on the "Willow Arch Bridge"

I've continued my play with Lavinia Stamps, this time with the new stamp called "Quinn" the seated fairy.

I've used a gel plate background I had in my stash from months ago for the background.  I've stamped in various shades of Versafine Clair inks.

Other Lavinia stamps used on this card are the "Willow Arch", "Berry Leaves" and one of the "Bubbles"

Lavinia Stamps "Bayleaf Cottage" Card

This morning I had a play with another recent release from Lavinia Stamps, which is the main feature of this card "Bayleaf Cottage". 

Along with "Bayleaf Cottage", I have also used the "Tree of Courage", Pipin and lots of other Lavinia Stamps, too many to name.

I have stamped in Versafine Clair Inks and coloured with Distress Oxide Inks, with highlights using a white gelly roll pen.