52 Week Mini Art Card/Tag Challenge

Sunday 3 March 2024

Tiffany Johnson Creative #100daysartplay Challenge - Day 15



It's Day 15 of the Tiffany Johnson Creative #100daysartplaychallenge and the start of the Week 3 theme of using a palette knife.

I used to palette knife to apply Distress Texture Paste through the Funky Fossil Designs "Butterfly Wreath" opting to position the wreath off the edge of the tag.

Once the texture paste was dry, I used Dylusions "Crushed Grape" ink spray to spritz the surface of the tag, this highlighted the raised textured areas.

I mounted the tag on to a piece of white card and with the off cut of card, die but the two layers of the white butterfly, using the Memory Box "Pippi Butterfly die 98508" and the "Isabella Butterfly die 98507".  I then die cut a further two Isabella butterflies using an off cut of patterned paper.  I used wet glue to stick them in position.

52 Week Mini Art Card / Tag Challenge 2024 - Week 10



The challenge for 2024 is weekly.  I will 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 10 is "Clouds"

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This is the tag that I have made for the Week 10.

I decided to create a whimsical theme, so started with a white tag and used the Funky Fossil "In The Clouds" stencil with "Sky Blue" Archival Ink to create the sky.

I moved on to the landscape, using the Lavinia Stamps 'Hill Mask" with Versafine Clair "Shady Lane" and "Rain Forest" green inks.

I then stamped the fir trees in the distance, using Versafine Clair "Shady Lane" green ink in first and second generation stamping using the Lavinia Stamps "Small Fir Trees" stamp set.

I then used the Lavinia stamp set called "Jas & Seb's Houses" for the toadstool, stamping in second generation stamping using Versafine Clair "Acorn" brown ink.

I used Versafine Clair "Acorn" brown ink again with the Lavinia "Small Branch" stamp to stamp the branches off the edge of the tag.

I stamped the Lavinia Stamps "Berry Leaves" in first and second generation stamping, at the base of the tag using Versafine Clair "Shady Lane" green ink.

To colour the toadstool, I used Derwent Inktense pencils applied with a paint brush.  I then added touches of Posca Pen and black fine liner to details of the tag.

Finally, I inked the edges of the tag using Versafine Clair "Medieval Blue" and "Rain Forest", I then mounted it on to a piece of dark blue card.

Saturday 2 March 2024

Tiffany Johnson Creative #100daysartplay Challenge - Day 14



Today is Day 14 of Tiffany Johnson Creative #100daysartplay challenge, the final day of Week 2 with a prompt of "Stencils".

For the background design, on a white card, I have used three shades of Distress Oxide:  Squeezed Lemonade, Twisted Citron and Mermaid Lagoon. I blended the colours to that they were lighter on the top right, blending to darker in the bottom left hand corner. Over the top of that I lay the Funky Fossil Designs "Cellular Stencil" and applied "Night Sky" Ranger Archival ink through the stencil.

For the eye, I used Ranger "Jet Black" Ranger Archival Ink through the Visible Image "Eye Contact Stencil" over the top of the patterned background. 

The actual eye area didn't show up too much, so I decided to sort that by using the same ink and stencil on a piece of white card and fussy cutting it. I then repeated the process for the central iris area, painting it with two shades of Distress Oxide Inks, using "Tumbled Glass" and "Salvaged Patina".  I then added some yellow Posca Pen to the eye too.

Finally, I mounted the card on to a piece of black paper and then on to a piece of white card, adding a Lavinia Stamps word sticker (from their Sentiment Sticker set 6), saying "Look Up" to the bottom right hand corner.


Friday 1 March 2024

Tiffany Johnson Creative #100daysartplay Challenge - Day 13



It's the second week of the Tiffany Johnson Creative #100daysartplay challenge. This week is all about "stencils".  This is the tag that I made for Day 13.

This was a very quick tag to make, using a base of white card, I lay the Tim Holtz / Stampers Anonymous "Gingham Layering Stencil - THS134" over the white tag shaped piece of card and applied two shades of Distress Oxide Ink through the stencil usin a blending brush.  The colours I used was "Mowed Lawn" at the top of the tag and "Wilted Violet" at the base.

Next, I lay the Tim Holtz / Stampers Anonymous "Sparkle Layering Stencil - THS132" over the top and applied "Dark Denim" Elements ink through the stencil.

I then mounted the tag on to a piece of navy blue card and cut to the tag shape.

Finally, using "Medieval Blue" Versafine Clair Ink, I stamped the "Happy Birthday" greeting on to a piece of white card.  The stamp is part of the Simon Says Stamp "Creative Everyday" set.  I die cut the greeting using the matching die set and then added it to the central area of the tag using foam pads to elevate the greeting.

Thursday 29 February 2024

Tiffany Johnson Creative #100daysartplay Challenge - Day 12



It is Day 12 of Tiffany Johnson Creative #100daysartplay challenge.  This second week is all about stencils.

For my Day 12, I used Pan Pastels on a gel plate with the Funky Fossil "Lots of pips" stencil to create the background pattern.

Over the top, I used Versafine Clair "Glamorous" pink ink with the Funky Fossil Designs "Urchins" stencil.

I used a Lawn Fawn greetings stamp from their "Simply Sentiments" stamp set, stamped in Versafine Clair "Glamorous" ink.  I used the same ink to ink up the edges of the card, before mounting it onto a piece of white card.

Finally, I added dots of white Ranger Enamel Accents, to the surface of the card.

Wednesday 28 February 2024

Tiffany Johnson Creative #100daysartplay Challenge - Day 11



We're in the second week of Tiffany Johnson Creative #100daysartplay challenge.  This week is all about stencils and this is the tag that I have made for Day 11.

I've used a white piece of card and the Funky Fossil "Broken Mosaic" stencil with three shades of Ranger Archival Ink, using Shadow Grey, Prickly Pear and Garden Patina colours.

Over the top of the mosaic designs, I used the Stampin' up "Crackle Paint" stamp with Versafine Clair "Morning Mist" grey ink.

Next, I used "Mangalnese Blue" Ranger Archival Ink through the Funky Fossil "Dots and Dashes" stencil.

I added some white splatters using a Posca Pen. Finally, using Versafine Clair "Medieval Blue" ink with the Clarity Stamps "Quote Set" for the central sentiment.


Tuesday 27 February 2024

Tiffany Johnson Creative #100daysartplay Challenge - Day 10



It's Day 10 of the Tiffany Johnson Creative #100daysartplay challenge.  This week it's all about stencils. 

I have a confession to make, I forgot to take a photo of the spray ink background before I started work with the stencils.  On the background, I used two Dylusion ink sprays:  "Bubblegum Pink" and "Squeezed Orange".

I then used Versafine Clair "Monarch" purple ink through the Funky Fossil "Circle Burst" stencil.

Next, I used black Ranger Archival Ink through the Funky Fossil "Beauty in profile" stencil.  

I cut the card down to size then inked the edges in Versafine Clair "Nocturne" black ink, before mounting on to black paper and then on to a piece of grey card.  Finally, I added some bright pink Liquid Pearls, called "Dazzle" to the middle of some of the circle bursts.