52 Week Mini Art Card/Tag Challenge

Sunday, 6 June 2021

Lavinia Stamps "Fairy Toadstool" - A Magical Wish Card

I have had a thought about making some cards and asking Willow, our 7 year old Grandaughter to write a story about what she can see in the card.  I don't know if this is something she would like to do, but I thought it would give her creative licence to write a little story.

For this card, I have used a Brusho background.  I've used Lavinia Stamps throughout and have stamped in various shades of Versafine Clair inks.  I've added extra touches of colour using a Sakura gold shimmer pen, Posca Pens and a black fine liner. 

I have detailed the Lavinia Stamps I have used below:  

Fairy Toadstool

See a fairy make a wish sentiment

Mystic Swirl

Fairy Hive Set

Field Grass

Twisted Vine Set

Fairy Foragers

Three Woodland Mice

Saturday, 5 June 2021

Funky Fossil "Plant a Garden" Father's Day Card

Father's Day is just around the corner, so I decided to create a card suitable for the occasion, even though I actually don't need to these days - it's the 20th June here in the UK.

I've made this card using the Funky Fossil Designs "Plant a garden" stamp set, which I have paired with two of their new A7 stamps (Grungy and Vintage Script) over their "Tropical Leaves" stencilled background.

I've used Distress Oxide Inks for the colouring and Versafine Clair inks for the stamping.

Friday, 4 June 2021

Funky Fossil Designs New "A7 Background" stamps release day

Today, Friday 4th June 2021, Funky Fossil Designs are releasing six new A7 size stamps which are ideal for backgrounds.  They are available to purchase from the site, or you may like to tune in to "The Craft Store"  at 5pm and 9pm (Sky 673, Freesat 817 or Freeview 85 or view on-line), when Sarah Gray of Funky Fossil will be demonstrating with the new stamps.

I've created this card using the new A7 "Vintage Script: and the new A7 "Chevrons" stamps, along with Funky Fossil washi tapes.

For the main focal point, I have used the Funky Fossil "Butterfly Wishes" stamp set, which is actually reduced at the moment.

Funky Fossil Designs "Weird Fish" stamp set release day

Today is release day of some fabulous new goodies from "Funky Fossil Designs".

Here's one of the samples I have made using the "Weird Fish" stamp set on a Funky Fossil MDF Rope Frame. 

I coated the MDF with white gesso.  Once dry, I used Paperartsy Fresco Finish chalk acrylic paint in "Lake Wanaka" and "Jade" shades and set aside to dry.  I coated the rope frame with metallic gold paint, applied with a dauber and left to dry too.

Whilst they were drying I unpacked my shopping and decided the green net bag holding some fruit would be ideal for this project to I rescued it and put it on my craft desk.

At the top, I used the Funky Fossil "Beach Life and "Sea Foam" stencil with the same Jade coloured Paperartsy paint, I used the Funky Fossil "Micro Dots" stencil with "Blush" pink paint, and the Funky Fossil "Make your mark III" stencil  with Southern Skies" Paperartsy paint.  

I also used the Funky Fossil "Under the sea" stencil with "Peach Nectar" Paper Artsty paint for the seaweed at the base. I used the Funky Fossil "Scenic Borders" stencil with "Slime" Paperartsy paint.

For the fish, I stamped them in Versafine Clair inks:  Morning Mist, Warm Breeze and Blue Belle.  I painted the large one with shades of Distress Oxide Inks and for the smaller ones, I used Signo glitter pens.

Across the middle of the circle, I twisted the green fruit netting, adhering it with silicon glue.  I then secured the decorative rope edge detail. I added the fussy cut fish, beads, shells and a little metal starfish embellishment.  

Thursday, 3 June 2021

Funky Fossil Designs new "A7 Stamp Sets" preview 6

This is my final preview sample, using the new Funky Fossil Designs A7 stamps.  The six new stamps will be available on the Funky Fossil web site from tomorrow, Friday 4th June 2021.

This was a very quick slimline card to make.  I used Dylusion spray inks to create the background colour.  

Once dry, I stamped the new A7 Chevrons, using Versafine Clair "Glamorous" pink ink.  Using the same ink, I stamped the "Live your life in full colour" sentiment, which is part of the Funky Fossil "Small Print" stamp set, finally sticking three bright flower shaped buttons to the edge of the card.

Funky Fossil Designs new "A7 Stamp Sets" preview 5

I've been busy making another sample using the fabulous Funky Fossil Designs new A7 stamp sets, which are ideal for backgrounds.  All six new Funky Fossil stamps will be available to purchase from tomorrow, Friday 4th June 2021. 

For this sample, I have used the new "A7 Woodgrain Stamp" for the background, created by stamping the image with Versafine Clair "Acorn and Pinecone" and then colouring with various shades of Distress Oxide Inks, applied with a brush (Tea dye, Rusty Hinge, Vintage Photo and Ground Espresso), I added some gold touches using a metallic gold pen too.

The sentiment is part of the Funky Fossil "Ferns" stamp set, which I have stamped in Versafine Clair "Shady Lane" green ink and then cut up into three sections.

Funky Fossil Designs "Weird Fish" new stamp set preview 4


Funky Fossil Designs are releasing a brand new stamp set tomorrow, Friday 4th June 2021.  It's called "Weird Fish" and is a set full of lots of fun fishy characters.

Here's a sample that I have made using the "Weird Fish" set, which I have paired with the Funky Fossil "Sea Foam" stencil, I've used Tumbled Glass, Salvaged Patina and Salty Ocean Distress Oxide Inks through the stencil.

I stamped the fish on white card using Versafine Clair "Morning Mist" and "Warm Breeze" ink.  I coloured it using three shades of Distress Oxide Inks:  Twisted Citron, Tumbled Glass and Salvaged Patina, applied with a paint brush.  I then fussy cut the fish and adhered it above the waves.

The sentiment is stamped in Verafine Clair "Warm Breeze" ink.  I added some touches of silver glitter pen, Ranger Glossy Accents for the eyes and added a few sequins too.