52 Week Mini Art Card/Tag Challenge

Thursday 18 April 2024

Tiffany Johnson Creative #100daysartplay Challenge - Day 61

Today is Day 61 of the Tiffany Johnson Creative #100daysartplay challenge.  This week is all about collage.  

I've raided my odds and ends drawers to make this collage.  I've used an off cut of a 12x12 scrapbook paper.  A piece of vellum with a die cut circle in it, tissue paper with a butterfly design, a turquoise coloured Posca Pen some small buttons and some sticky backed pearls.  Finally, adding a Tim Holtz Idea-ology word sticker saying "the loveliest things".

Wednesday 17 April 2024

Tiffany Johnson Creative #100daysartplay Challenge - Day 60


Today is Day 60 of the Tiffany Johnson Creative #100daysartplay challenge.  This week is about "Collage".

For my collage, I have used off-cuts of old scrap booking patterned paper that I have had in my stash for more than fifteen years!  I cut them into strips and layered them across a 6"x 5" card.  By memory the brands used are Crate Paper and My Minds Eye.  Then with the remaining papers I punched circles and glued them over the striped background.

I mounted the colourful background on to a piece of white card and then stuck a Tim Holtz "Paper Doll" of a wedding couple.   Finally, I added a Tim Holtz "Idea-ology word sticker staying "never meant to last".

Tuesday 16 April 2024

Tiffany Johnson Creative #100daysartplay Challenge - Day 59

Today is Day 59 of the Tiffany Johnson Creative #100daysartplay challenge.  This week is all about "Collage".

For my collage card, I have used a mixture of patterned paper and a hand made background.

I've stamped various tickets from the Globeland "Vintage" stamp set in three shades of Versafine Clair inks, using Nocturne, Medieval Blue and Blue Belle.  I inked the edges in the same ink and coloured/painted the large ticket in the background using Derwent Inktense Pencis and a white gel pen.

Finally, I used a stamp from a Tim Holtz / Stampers Anonymous stamp set called "The Journey" for the "Enjoy the journey" sentiment, stamped in Versafine Clair "Nocturne" black ink.

Monday 15 April 2024

Clarity Star Flower Sprey Stamp Sympathy Card

While we were away last week, I received some sad news that the wife of my dear cousin has passed away. The news was a shock, she was a lovely warm, kind and caring woman.  I think what hit me more was that she was my era.  The first of the Cousins to pass.  Although we didn't see each other often, I will miss her.

Anyway, I needed to get a sympathy card in the post and was not really feeling crafting to be honest, so I replicated a card I made a while back, which I felt would be suitable to send to a male.

In the background, I have used "Cornflower Blue" Ranger Archival Ink through the Clarity Stamps "Peacock Pattern" stencil, fading the colour out towards the top and the left hand side.

Using Versafine Clair "Medieval Blue" ink, I stamped the Clarity "Star Flower Sprey" stamp.  I used the same ink to stamp the small "With Sympathy" sentiment, which is part of the Simon Says Stamp "Tiny Words" stamp set.

Tiffany Johnson Creative #100daysartplay Challenge - Day 58

Today is Day 58 of the Tiffany Johnson Creative #100daysartplay challenge.  This week the prompt is collage. 

For my collage, I started with a piece of cream coloured card, colouring areas of it with Versafine Clair "Sand Dune" ink to give it a more aged look.

I added brown splatters, to replicate foxing, by tapping a brown Posca paint pen over the surface of the cream coloured card.

I had saved some of that course brown paper that is in some Amazon packages.  I tore a piece off, scrunched it up then flattened it.  I then dragged a Versafine Clair "Pine Cone" ink pad over the surface, so that it hit the higher areas.  Then stuck the paper down on the cream coloured card.

In my stash, I have some book pages that I had tea dyed some years ago.  I tore a piece of one of the pages up, inked the edges using "Gathered Twigs" Distress Oxide Ink and then stuck the piece of book page on to the card.

I added a line of Washi Tape with a music design about two thirds down the card.

I had some pretty tissue paper with a butterfly design on it.  I cut a small area off and stuck it to the card with Distress Collage Medium.

I used a Tim Holtz Idea-ology word sticker, saying "in the garden" and finally added some dots of Liquid Pearls called "Gold Pearl".

Sunday 14 April 2024

52 Week Mini Art Card / Tag Challenge 2024 - Week 16

This is a weekly challenge. I provide you with a prompt/theme each Sunday morning through out the year.  The challenge is very relaxed.  You can do as much or as little as you like.  You can create cards, tags, Artist Trading Cards (ATC's) or index cards, the choice is yours. You just go with what ever is in your head at the time.  You can stamp, get inky, use patterned papers, texture, embellish it is all down to you.

There is a dedicated private Facebook Group, with a lovely bunch of people who are already sharing their makes from previous challenges.  You can find the group by clicking this link.  I'd love you to join in.

The Crafting Niche 52 Week Mini Art Card/Tag Challenge 2024:

The prompt for Week 16 is "Stencil"


This is the tag that I have made for the Week 16.  I started with a cream coloured tag, colouring the surface with three shades of Ranger Archival Inks, using Buttercup, Sunflower and Bright Tangello.

I used "Vermillian" Ranger Archival Ink through the Clarity Stamps "Bijou Bookprint Stencil" in three different positions off the edge of the tag.

Next I used Ranger Archival "Watering Can" ink through the stripes section of the Clarity "Birds Decorative Panel" in the blank areas.

I lay the Clarity "Barbara's Star Flower Spray stencil" over the tag and applied Versafine Clair "Nocturne" black ink through the stencil.  I then inked the edges of the tag using the same ink.

For extra detail, I went around some of the areas with a black fine liner pen. I also added dots and lines using a metallic gold gel pen.  Finally adding some dots of pale blue Posca Pen to the middle of the flowers.

Tiffany Johnson Creative #100daysartplay Challenge - Day 57

Today is Day 57 of Tiffany Johnson Creative #100daysartplay challenge.  It's the start of a new week of prompts, this week is "collage"!

For my make, I raided my stash of cardstock and patterned papers, finding a 6x6 patterned paper with tiny copper dots on a blue background, so I matched everything else with that.

I've used different shades of blue cardstock, some with torn edges, there is some stamping in Versafine Clair "Medieval Blue" ink using one of the Lavinia Stamps "Pysichic Signs".  

I used a piece of Funky Fossil "Washi Tape" and a piece of copper foil tape that I scrunched up and then smoothed for added texture/interest.

I used various die cuts I already had cut and finally added a Tim Holtz Idea-ology "Big Chat" word sticker saying "Understanding".