52 Week Mini Art Card/Tag Challenge

Friday, 16 April 2021

Funky Fossil "Blending Brushes" Video

Funky Fossil Designs have recently released a new product, "Blending Brushes".  



There are three different pack sizes.  You can buy them in sets of two, three or four and are available at a fab low price too.



Here's a little video I made trying out the brushes with Distress Oxide Inks through the Funky Fossil "Diagonal Geometrics" stencil.  Here's the finished stencilled card using the brushes.



Friday, 9 April 2021

Funky Fossil New Stamp Set "More Furry Friends" Release Day



Today the fabulous Funky Fossil Designs new clear stamp set called "Furry Friends" is available to purchase. The stamp set is designed by the super talented Donna Gray and is a stand alone but also a continuation from her origianal "Furry Friends" stamp set.



For this card, I have mult- stamped the bone along the bottom of the card, adding the dog and the sentiment above the bones, all stamped in Versafine Clair "Morning Mist" grey ink.  I have coloured the bones and the dog with a Posca Pen and added some Ranger "Glossy Accents" to the eye and nose area.

Funky Fossil Designs New Stamp Set "Small Print 2" Release



Yey!  Today the new Funky Fossil Designs "Small Print 2" clear stamp set is released.  It is a fabulous set of small words  and phrases that will be so handy for lots of projects.



For this card, I have used two of the new stamp sets.  For the background design, I have used the ball and the bone stamps from the "More Furry Friends" stamp set, colouring the image with blue and orange Posca Pens. 

I've then die cut a circle of card and multi stamped the sentiment of "How Old???", finally topping it with a circle of orange coloured card and the numbers 21 in blue card.

Funky Fossil New Stamp Set "Artsy" Release Day



The day has at last arrived.  Funky Fossil Designs release five fabulous new stamp sets, which I am certain that you will love.  They are available on the site today!



For this card, I have used the new Funky Fossil stamp set called "Artsy", paired with the Funky Fossil "Bokeh Builder" stencil.

I used four shades of Distress Oxide Inks (Squeezed Lemonade, Ripe Persimmon, Kitsch Flamingo and Picked Raspberry) through the Funky Fossil "Bokeh Builder" stencil.

I used a Wow! embossing pad and Wow! Earthtone Blueberry embossing powder, heat set for the sentiment which is part of the new "Artsy" stamp set.


Funky Fossil Designs New Stamp Set "Celestial" Release Day


 

It's the release day for another new Funky Fossil Designs stamp set.  This one is called "Celestial" and is available in the on-line shop from today.



For the central area, I have used "Tumbled Glass" Distress Oxide Ink for the background.  I then mounted this on to a square of Kraft card.

I have used stamped from the new "Celestial" stamp set, stamped in Wow! clear embossing ink, then covered in Wow! Rich Gold super fine embossing powder and heat set

Funky Fossil Designs New Stamp Set "Heartfelt Tree" Release Day



Today is the day when the five new stamp sets from Funky Fossil Designs are available to purchase.



For this card I have used the new "Heartfelt Tree" stamp set, designed by my friend Tina Ashton.

I've stamped the sentiment and the bird house in Versafine Clair "Glamorous" pink ink, colouring it with "Picked Raspberry" and "Tea Dye" Distress Oxide Inks.

I used an embossing folder that came free with a magazine some time back for the textured background, die cutting both the stamped area and the embossed area with a stitched edge die.

Thursday, 8 April 2021

Lavinia Stamps "Wren" on a gel plate and stencilled background



This evening I have had another play with my Lavinia Stamps, this time using the Lavinia "Foliage" stencil with Versafine Clair "Verdant" green ink over the top of gel plate and Brusho background I had created some time back. 

I stamped the Lavinia fairy "Wren" using Versafine Clair "Monarch" purple ink, highlighting her edges, wings and hair with a white Signo Pen, Sakura shimmer pen and Signo glitter pens.

The sentiment is by Simon Says Stamp and is part of their "Tiny Words - Birthday" stamp set.

Lavinia Stamps "Raven" on a Brusho background



I had a late night play last night, creating this card. I used a Brusho background and Lavinia Stamps, stamped in Versafine Ink. 

I used "Raven" as the main focal point, along with the "Tree Hive" and part of the "Fairy Wishes" sentiment.  

I used Sakura and Signo gold glitter and shimmer pens to highlight areas, unfortunately, the photograph doesn't seem to pick them up.

Funky Fossil New Stamp Set "Heartfelt Tree" preview 2




This is my second sample using the new "Heartfelt Tree" clear stamp set from Funky Fossil Designs, which will be available to purchase on the 9th April, release day. 


For this eclipse style card, I have stamped the images in assorted colours of Versafine Clair inks (Verdant, Shady Lane, Blue Belle and Glamorous).  I then stamped the quote in Versafine Clair "Nocturne" black ink.

I've painted the images using assorted shades of Distress Oxide Inks.

I then rearranged the alphabet dies to spell the word "Home" across the stamped area, securing in place with some low tack masking tape, then ran it through the big shot.

I backed the stamped/die cut card onto a deep pink card and then adhered the die cut letters into position using foam pads which give the 3D look to the card.

Funky Fossil New Stamp Set "Heartfelt Tree" Preview



I'm excited to share the the new Funky Fossil "Heartfelt Tree" stamp set as it is designed by my friend, the super talented Tina Ashton.



I have stamped in Versafine Clair "Charming Pink" ink and then coated the stamping in Wow! clear embossing powder and heat set.

I have used three shades of Distress Oxide Inks:  Worn Lipstick, Kitsch Flamingo and Picked Raspberry applied with a paint brush.

Finally, I have added a little bit of texture by using dot of "White Opal" Liquid Pearls.

Wednesday, 7 April 2021

Funky Fossil "Brushed Roses Stencil" Card



I received a small order I had placed with Funky Fossil, so decided to get inking a stencil straight away.  I opted for the Funky Fossil "Brushed Roses" stencil, which I paired with the Funky Fossil "In the meadow" clear stamp set  (stamped in Versafine Clair "Pinecone" brown ink).



Funky Fossil New Stamp Set "Small Print 2" Preview 2



Today, I can preview another Funky Fossil Designs new stamp set.  This one is called "Small Print 2" a really handy set, full of useful words that works along side the original "Small Print" stamp set.  I've used the words "Wild and Free" from the new stamp set on this sample.

"Small Print 2" stamp set will be available to purchase in the Funky Fossil shop from the 9th April 2021.



Incidentally, to make this card, I used a background I had created previously using the gel plate.  I used the Funky Fossil "In the desert" stencil to create the landscape, sun and cacti detail using Versafine Clair Inks and Distress Oxide Inks.

Funky Fossil New Stamp Set "Small Print 2" Preview



Today I am sharing a card I have made using the Funky Fossil Designs new stamp set called "Small Print 2", which is a sister set to the existing "Small Print" stamp set, both packed with small handy words and sentiments.



I've used the Funky Fossil "Patina" Patterned paper and heat embossed the "Just Because" sentiment (part of the new "Small Print 2" set) using Wow! Rich Gold, Super Smooth embossing powder.

I added splatters of ink using Posca Pens and a metallic gold pen around the edge of the patterned and the aperture.

I used the Funky Fossil "Leafy Circle" die to cut some soft gold coloured glitter paper, cutting the wreath and adhering sections on to the card.

I used cream card to stamp the script (part of the Funky Fossil "Musings" set), using Versafine Clair "Blue Belle" ink. I then used two shades of Distress Oxide inks (Rusty Hinge and Gathered Twigs) to age the cream background.


Funky Fossil New Stamp Set "Small Print 2" Preview 3



I'm sharing a card with you today using one of the new Funky Fossil Designs clear stamp sets, today I am previewing "Small Print 2".  A fabulous set of really handy words and phrases, ideal for so many creations.  "Small Print 2" will be available to purchase from 9th Aptil 2021.



I've used lots of different Funky Fossil products to create this card.  Starting with the cake and sprinkles in the middle of the card, which are part of the "Cupcake Crazy" clear stamp set.  Stamped in Versafine Clair "Charming Pink" ink and "Acorn" brown ink, coloured with Distress Oxide Inks.

The next layer I have used the Funky Fossil "Mini Daschunds" stencil, coloured with "Tea Dye" Distress Oxide inks.  I then die cut a circle aperture in the middle of the card and adhered over the top of the cupcake background.

I then stamped the "Bring on the cake" sentiment which is part of the new "Small Print 2" clear stamp set, using Versafine Clair "Charming Pink" ink.

On a piece of white card, I stamped the dog, which is part of the new  "More Furry Friends" clear stamp set, using Versafine Clair "Acorn" brown ink.  I coloured the image using Distress Oxide Inks then adhered on top of the card.  

Finally, I added a dot of Ranger "Glossy Accents" to the nose of the dog, so that it looks wet and added dots of "Crystal" stickles to the sprinkles background to add some extra dimension to the card.


Funky Fossil New Stamp Set "More Furry Friends" Preview


 

New and introducing a new clear stamp set from Funky Fossil called "More Furry Friends".



For the background of this card, I have used the Funky Fossil "Rounds in dots" stencil, using the largest circle with "Spiced Marmalade" Distress Oxide Ink.

I stamped the dog image, part of the "More Furry Friends" stamp set using Versafine Clair "Nocturne" ink over the dotty background.  I also stamped the same image on a small piece of white card, colouring the dog image and cutting it out and adhering over the stamped image on the card.  I stamped the sentiment using Versafine Clair "Nocturne" black ink.  Finally, with red card I punched the heart shapes.

Funky Fossil New Stamp Set "More Furry Friends" Preview



Today, I'm previewing another brand new stamp set from Funky Fossil Designs.  This one is called 'More Furry Friends" designs by Donna Gray.  There are five new Funky Fossil Design stamp sets being released for sale on 9th April 2021.



I had this idea in my head for a card using the tree from the new "Heartfelt Tree" stamp set and one of the dogs from the "More Furry Friends" stamp set cocking its leg against the tree, so I decided to attempt to put it on to a card, resulting in this, which I have to say makes me smile.  I especially like the fact that he is whistling while doing his business and then the sentiment of "Let it go" says it all!

For the background, I used three shades of Distress Oxide Inks (Blueprint Sketch for the sky area and Twisted Citron blended with Mowed Lawn for the lower area).

I've used four Funky Fossil stamp sets to create this card, "Heartfelt Tree", "More Furry Friends" and "Small Print 2",all brand new stamp sets and "Plant a garden" stamp set which has been available for a while.

I have stamped the images in various shades of Versafine Clair Inks, colouring with Distress Oxide Inks and Posca Pens.

Tuesday, 6 April 2021

Funky Fossil New Stamp Set "Artsy" Preview



Here's another sample I have made using the brand new clear stamp set from Funky Fossil Designs called "Artsy".  The "Artsy" set will be available to purchase from 9th April 2021.



I have repeat stamped the pencils in Versafine Clair "Morning Mist" grey ink and the sentiment in Versafine Clair "Nocturne" black ink, both are from the new "Artsy" set.

I coloured the pencils using assorted colours of Posca Pens.

The doodle at the top of the card and to each side of the sentiment is part of another Funky Fossil stamp set called "Doodle Borders".

Funky Fossil Designs "Artsy" Card



Here's a card I've made using the new stamp set from Funky Fossil Designs called "Artsy". 



For this card, I have used a sheet of Funky Fossil patterned paper from the "In to the blue" paper pack. for the base.

I've used the Funky Fossil "Micro Dots" stencil with Distress Oxide inks ( Mowed Lawn, Peacock Feathers and Blueprint Sketch) on white card.  On a separate piece of card, I used the same coloured inks to create the coloured background and then used the same stencil.  I then stamped the sentiment and brush in Versafine Clair "Blue Belle" ink and die cut into a banner shape.


Monday, 5 April 2021

Lavinia Stamps "Tree of Hope" with "Horse & Foal" Card



I have continued to play with my Lavinia Stamps, making this card, using one of my oldest and one of the most recent "Lavinia Stamps". 

For the base, I used a gel plate background I created some months ago using Colorbox Inks and diluted Brusho paint.  I enhanced the background to create a landscape using Pan Pastels.

I used the "Tree Of Hope" stamp which was released by Lavinia a couple of weeks back and one of my older Lavinia Stamps the "Horse and Foal" stamp.  All stamping was in various shades of Versafine Clair inks.  I also used Posca Paint pens and a pencil too

Lavinia Stamps "Wild Hare" Glade Tag




I had another play with my Lavinia Stamps, again using techniques learnt by watching the Lisa Taggart (Inky Bliss) tutorial I watched the other day. 

For the base I used Distress Oxide Spray inks and Pan Pastels.  I have used Lavinia Stamps throughout the tag (Wild Hare Set, Twisted Vine Set, Jasmine & Sebs House, Tree Stem, Tree Den and the Mini Meadow Mushrooms) all stamped in various shades of Versafine Clair inks.

I have also used Posca Paint Pens and Signo pens for accents.

Funky Fossil New Stamp Set "Celestial" Preview 2


 

Here is another sample I have made using the new clear Funky Fossil stamp set called "Celestial".  Celestial and the other four new stamp sets will be available to purchase from Friday 9th April 2021.



I have heat embossed the sun and the sentiment using Wow! embossing ink and Wow! Metallic Gold fine embossin powder on cream card and also on Funky Fossil "Patina" patterned paper.

Funky Fossil New Stamp Set "Celestial" Preview



New and previewing a fabulous new Funky Fossil clear stamp set called "Celestial". 



It's a stunning stamp set which I think will be a firm favourite.

I've heat embossed the light bulb image using Wow! Metallic Silver Super Fine embossing powder.  I've paired the stamp with the Funky Fossil "Sunray Stencil" which I have filled with Wow! embossing ink and then covered the area with Wow! clear embossing powder, to create the two tone blue background.

Saturday, 3 April 2021

Lavinia Stamps "The Hare Glade"



I couldn't sleep last night, so after two hours in bed, I decided to get up.  I wasn't in the mood to read or watch tv, instead I watched a video tutorial on Youtube by the super talented Lisa Taggart (this is the video I watched).  Lisa is on the Lavinia Stamps Design Team and creates some fabulous images.

I used a background I had in my stash made of Distress Oxide Spray inks as I thought it would be suitable for this project.  

I used a selection of Pan Pastels, Versafine Clair Inks for stamping and of course the fabulous Lavinia Stamps too.

After watching the tutorial, I made my own version, similar but not as polished as the one that Lisa created, I'm happy with it all the same.  It allowed me to while away a couple of very pleasant hours.

Thursday, 1 April 2021

Funky Fossil Paisley Prints Flowers Card



It's been over a fortnight since I last did any crafting and to be honest, my head wasn't in it today. 

I've used the Funky Fossil "Elegant Foliage" stencil with "Weathered Wood" Distress Oxide ink to create the background.

I've used the Funky Fossil "Paisley Printes" stamp set with Versafine Clair "Purple Delight" coated in Wow! clear embossing powder and heat set for the flowers and the sentiment.

I've used a silver glitter signo pen to colour areas of the flowers in. I then inked the edges of the card using "Purple Delight" Versafine Clair Ink.

Wednesday, 24 March 2021

No crafting due to bereavement



There won't be any crafting for a while.  Last Friday, my much loved Mother-in-law passed away leaving a huge black hole in our lives.

Thursday, 18 March 2021

Lavinia Stamps "Bramble" Sympathy Card


 

I played with another new Lavinia Stamp this evening, this time I clear heat embossed the "Bramble" stamp with Wow! Embossing Ink with Clear Embossing Powder which I heat set.

I used a "My Favourite Thing" stamp from their "Essential Sentiments" set, stamped in Wow! Clear embossing ink and then covered in Metallic silver Super Smooth embossing powder and heat set.

Lavinia Stamps "Blackberry" Tag



A couple of days ago, Lavinia Stamps released 21 new stamp designs to purchase.  I ordered them all and they arrived today.  After cataloguing them on my spreadsheet, I got down to play.



The "Blackberry" stamp took my fancy for my first make using the new stamps, hence the tag above.

For the background, I cut a piece of white card into a tag.  I then covered it with "Bundled Sage" Distress Oxide Ink.  I then lay the Lavinia Stamps "Foliage" stencil over the tag and used the same ink with a blending brush, which gave a tonal look to the background.

I stamped the blackberry image in Versafine Clair "Shady Lane" green ink and then coloured the image using various shades of Distress Oxide Inks applied with a paint brush.

Funky Fossil Scandi Garden on Lovely Leaves Card



Here's a card I made for a friend who has always had an ear for me. 

I've used the Funky Fossil "Scandi Garden" stamp set, stamped in Versafine Clair "Nocturne" black ink.

In the background, I have "Worn Lipstick" Distress Oxide Ink through the Funky Fossil "Lovely Leaves" stencil" darker on one edge, fading to white on the other.

Wednesday, 17 March 2021

Woodware "Bubble Bloom - Michelle Anniversary Card



I've made this anniversary card for friends who will be celebrating later this month.

For the background, I have used a technique shared by the super talented Eileen Godwin, using Distress Oxide Inks. I used Squeezed Lemonade, Peacock Feathers and Picked Raspberry.

The stamped image, in Versafine Clair "Nocturne" black ink is by Woodware and is called. "Bubble Bloom - Michelle JGS392".  I've coloured it using Distress Oxide Inks in Picked Raspberry for the flowers and "Twisted Citron" for the leaves.  I've added white areas to the flowers using a Posca Pen then covered the flowers with Ranger "Glossy Accents" for a more 3D look.

I stamped the sentiment, which is by "My Favourite Things" in Vesafine Clair "Nocturne" black ink.

Saturday, 13 March 2021

Hero Arts "Heartfelt Background" Hello Card



My Mother-in-law has been very poorly in the last month or so, in fact for over three weeks she has had a bed in our local hospital.  Unfortunately, just over a week of her being there, she picked up Covid.  She is 83 and has COPD along with several other ailments so the Covid has taken over our concern rather than the reason she was admitted.

There is a no visiting rule in the hospital.  Other than my Hubby speaking to her once on the telephone that is the only actual contact we have been allowed to have with her since we saw her off in the ambulance, it is so very hard for all of us.

For this reason, I have made her a card saying "Hello" instead of a Mother's Day card.  Somehow a Mother's Day card doesn't seem appropriate.   

I have used a Hero Arts "Heartfelt Background" red rubber stamp with Versafine Clair "Charming Pink" ink.  

For the sentiment I used a Waffle Flower stamp from their "Oversized Hello" stamp set (271309), using Wow! Embossing Ink with Wow! Rich Gold Embossing Powder and heat set it.  I then die cut the sentiment and adhered it onto the card.

Tomorrow we will take a bag of my Mother-in-law's favourite sweeties along to the hospital and leave it at reception for them to take up to the ward.  That's all we can do for her at the moment.