52 Week Mini Art Card/Tag Challenge

Monday, 20 June 2022

Bucket Hat for sunny weather



When I knew that the weather was going to be hot last week, I planned to sit out and enjoy it.  However, I burn easily and wanted a hat.  As I had Covid I wasn't able to shop for a hat so made a bucket hat following an Youtube tutorial by Love Crafts,  Here's the link if you want to have a go yourself.

I think if I were to make it again, I would make it a little smaller, but the instructions are really easy and clear to follow. I used some fabric I had purchased from Aldi to make the hat.

Unfortunately, my hat must have jinxed the weather as the next day was overcast with rain.  At least I have it for another sunny day,

Continuation of The New Hexagon Millefiore Quilt



Back in 2015, I started a hand sewn patchwork project with lots of fussy cutting, consisting of making interlocking rosettes made of hexagons.  After a while, I went right off it and the quilt got stuffed in the back of a cupboard.




Roll on seven long years I got to thinking about the project and decided I could do some hand sewing in the caravan.  It was hard to pick up where I had left off, after such a long time, but I did and I am slowing making progress with it.  I've been sewing while I have had Covid, I've not fancied and paper crafting since being poorly.  Fortunately, I am now on the mend.

This is where I am up to on the patchwork quilt.  The rosette at the top of the screen needs another round of hexagons on it and will then be attached to the piece below.



Thursday, 16 June 2022

Covid apologies

Just a quick post to apologise for not posting recently.  I have been away but now have Covid. At the moment I can not think about crafting, I just want to sleep.

Hopefully, I'll be back to normal soon x

Monday, 6 June 2022

Sweet Poppy Stencil Belated Birthday Card



I've used a couple of Sweet Poppy Stencils (SP6-122 and SP1-269) to create this card using Ranger Archival Inks. 


I used the following Archival Inks through the "Plaid" background stencil:  Buttercup, Chrome Yellow, Sunflower, Tiger Lily and Bright Tangelo, using "Plum" Archival Ink through the floral stencil.

I've used a gel pen to add some golden shimmer, unfortunately the photograph doesn't pick any of it up.  As it is not sunny outside, I've not been able to take a video clip of it either.

For the sentiment I have used a stamp by Simon Says Stamp from their "Tiny Words - Birthday" set, stamped in Versafine Clair "Chianti" dark red ink.

Sunday, 5 June 2022

Lavinia Stamps "Fantasea" New Baby Card



This evening I had a play, making this baby card.

I masked a circle area off in the middle of the card blank, then used the stars, part of the Lavinia Stamps "Words 2 Stencil", using three shades of Ranger Archival Inks (Chrome Yellow, Vivid Chartreuse and Garden Patina).

Removing the circle mask, I shaded the white circle using "Sky Blue" Ranger Archival Ink. I then stamped the Lavinia "Fantasea" boat using Versaifne Clair "Morning Mist" grey ink.  I used the same ink to stamp the sentiment, which is part of a Personal Impressions stamp set.  I used one of the hares from the "Wild Hare Set", setting him in the boat, using Versafine Clair "Acorn" brown ink.

I coloured the central image using Van Goch Pastel Pencils.  I used a white gel pen to add highlights.

Lavinia Stamps "Dancing Till Dawn" Card



Today I've opted to make a card with white space.

I've used two shades of Ranger Archival Ink (Vivid Chartreuse and Sky Blue) through the Lavinia Stamps "Ambiance" stencil fading the colour out towards the edges to create the background.

Using Versafine Clair "Twilight" dark blue ink, I stamped the Lavinia "Dancing Till Dawn" fairies. I created a landscape for them to stand on using Versafine Clair "Morning Mist" grey ink, using the same ink to stamp the "Heartfelt Verse" sentiment.


Saturday, 4 June 2022

Tag Book Cover for "24 Days of Tags 2021" Challenge with Karen Telfer



I am trying to tick off things on my list that need to be done/completed.  One of the items was to make a cover for the 2021 "24 Days of Tags" challenge with Karen Telfer.  I had made all the tags, mounted them on to black card, but never got round to making a cover for them.  So I decided to address that today. 



I used the Lavinia Stamps "Confetti" Elements Inks with their "Splendour" stencil to create the background design.

Using Versafine Clair "Morning Mist" grey ink, I stamped the Lavinia "Bell Flower Vine" stamp, colouring with Distress Oxide inks applied with a brush.

I die cut the 24 and printed the text on the computer before mounting and adhering on to the tag.