52 Week Mini Art Card/Tag Challenge

Sunday, 22 May 2022

Lavinia Stamps "Bella" Tag

I've used my Lavinia Stamps this morning to make this tag. 

For the base, I used a background made from mopping up pink and yellow inks from previous projects.  I used Versafine Clair "Monarch" purple ink to stamp the following Lavinia stamps". Bella, Floral Wreath, Meadow Mushrooms and "Mini Stars". 

I used Van Goch Pastel Pencils, Posca Pens and Gel Pens to colour the image.  I then used two shades of Distress Oxide Inks (Picked Raspberry and Seedless Preserve) through the Lavinia Stamps "Flourish" stencil.

Saturday, 21 May 2022

Funky Fossil "Mini Daschunds" stencil Card

I've used a Brusho off-cut from a previous project for the central area of this card.  I used the Funky Fossil Designs "Mini Daschunds" stencil with Versafine Clair "Nocturne" black ink.  I used the same ink to stamp the sentiments, which are part of the Funky Fossil "Happy Words" stamp set.

Funky Fossil Design "Fern" on a polka dot background

For this card, I've used "Bundled Sage" and "Tea Dye" Distress Oxide Ink through the Funky Fossil Designs "Large Polka Dot" stencil.

I've used the Funky Fossil "Ferns" and the "Small Print 2" sentiment stamp set, both stamped in Versafine Clair "Morning Mist" grey ink.  Finally, adding splatters of "Vintage Photo" Distress Oxide ink over the surface.

Friday, 20 May 2022

Lavinia Stamps "Stag" in the mist card

I've been playing with my Lavinia Stamps again today, making this card featuring the very majestic looking stag.

I used two pieces of masking tape to protect the edges of the area I would be working on.  First I created the background using three shades of Distress Oxide Inks:  Weathered Wood, Bundled Sage and Speckled Egg. 

I've used two shades of Versafine Clair (Nocturne and Morning Mist) for stamping the following Lavinia Stamps:  Stag, Foliage Set, Red Pine, Small Branch and Woodland Fern.

To create the misty look, I used a finger dabber with Hero Arts "Unicorn" white ink.


Thursday, 19 May 2022

Funky Fossil "Stripey Meadow Silhouette" Card

This afternoon, I pulled a couple more Funky Fossil Designs stencils from my stash to play with making this simple card.

I masked off the edges of the card and used Versafine Clair "Warm Breeze" through the "Simply Stripes" stencil.  Using Versafine Clair "Nocturne" black ink through the Funky Fossil "Meadow Flower Silhouette" stencil.  I used the same ink for the sentiment, which is part of the Funky Fossil "Small Print" stamp set.

Lavinia Stamps "Floral Spray" Card (credit to Eileen Godwin for her tutorial)

I was at a loose end this evening, so watched one of Eileen Godwin's tutorials, called "Abstract Circles".  I have used different inks and different stamps but the idea is all Eileens.

I used three shades of Archival Inks for this card: Cornflower Blue, Sunflower and Poppy.

I used a retired Lavinia Stamp called "Floral Spray" and a sentiment from their "Heartfelt Verse" sentiment stamp set, stamped in Versafine Clair "Nocturne" black ink.

I have used "Victorian Velvet" Distress Oxide Ink to colour in the flower. also using a black and a white pen and Enamel Accents for the large black dots.

Wednesday, 18 May 2022

Funky Fossil Designs "Rotated Blockade Stencil" card

I decided to have a play with the Funky Fossil Designs "Blockade" stencil to see how I could use it other than filling the gaps with one colour. 

I picked four shades of Distress Oxide Inks (Squeezed Lemonade, Wild Honey, Abandoned Coral and Candied Apple). 

I used tape to hold the stencil in place, then used the lightest ink to fill in all the stencil gaps.  I then lifter the stencil, rotated it by a quarter and used the next shade of ink.  I did this four times till I had used the darkest shade.  

To top the card, I used the Funky Fossil "Hello Sentiment" die and adhered over the top of the stencilled background.