52 Week Mini Art Card/Tag Challenge

Sunday, 6 June 2021

Lavinia Stamps "Fairy Toadstool" - A Magical Wish Card



I have had a thought about making some cards and asking Willow, our 7 year old Grandaughter to write a story about what she can see in the card.  I don't know if this is something she would like to do, but I thought it would give her creative licence to write a little story.

For this card, I have used a Brusho background.  I've used Lavinia Stamps throughout and have stamped in various shades of Versafine Clair inks.  I've added extra touches of colour using a Sakura gold shimmer pen, Posca Pens and a black fine liner. 

I have detailed the Lavinia Stamps I have used below:  

Fairy Toadstool

See a fairy make a wish sentiment

Mystic Swirl

Fairy Hive Set

Field Grass

Twisted Vine Set

Fairy Foragers

Three Woodland Mice

Saturday, 5 June 2021

Funky Fossil "Plant a Garden" Father's Day Card



Father's Day is just around the corner, so I decided to create a card suitable for the occasion, even though I actually don't need to these days - it's the 20th June here in the UK.

I've made this card using the Funky Fossil Designs "Plant a garden" stamp set, which I have paired with two of their new A7 stamps (Grungy and Vintage Script) over their "Tropical Leaves" stencilled background.

I've used Distress Oxide Inks for the colouring and Versafine Clair inks for the stamping.


Friday, 4 June 2021

Funky Fossil Designs New "A7 Background" stamps release day



Today, Friday 4th June 2021, Funky Fossil Designs are releasing six new A7 size stamps which are ideal for backgrounds.  They are available to purchase from the site, or you may like to tune in to "The Craft Store"  at 5pm and 9pm (Sky 673, Freesat 817 or Freeview 85 or view on-line), when Sarah Gray of Funky Fossil will be demonstrating with the new stamps.



I've created this card using the new A7 "Vintage Script: and the new A7 "Chevrons" stamps, along with Funky Fossil washi tapes.




For the main focal point, I have used the Funky Fossil "Butterfly Wishes" stamp set, which is actually reduced at the moment.

Funky Fossil Designs "Weird Fish" stamp set release day



Today is release day of some fabulous new goodies from "Funky Fossil Designs".




Here's one of the samples I have made using the "Weird Fish" stamp set on a Funky Fossil MDF Rope Frame. 



I coated the MDF with white gesso.  Once dry, I used Paperartsy Fresco Finish chalk acrylic paint in "Lake Wanaka" and "Jade" shades and set aside to dry.  I coated the rope frame with metallic gold paint, applied with a dauber and left to dry too.

Whilst they were drying I unpacked my shopping and decided the green net bag holding some fruit would be ideal for this project to I rescued it and put it on my craft desk.

At the top, I used the Funky Fossil "Beach Life and "Sea Foam" stencil with the same Jade coloured Paperartsy paint, I used the Funky Fossil "Micro Dots" stencil with "Blush" pink paint, and the Funky Fossil "Make your mark III" stencil  with Southern Skies" Paperartsy paint.  

I also used the Funky Fossil "Under the sea" stencil with "Peach Nectar" Paper Artsty paint for the seaweed at the base. I used the Funky Fossil "Scenic Borders" stencil with "Slime" Paperartsy paint.

For the fish, I stamped them in Versafine Clair inks:  Morning Mist, Warm Breeze and Blue Belle.  I painted the large one with shades of Distress Oxide Inks and for the smaller ones, I used Signo glitter pens.

Across the middle of the circle, I twisted the green fruit netting, adhering it with silicon glue.  I then secured the decorative rope edge detail. I added the fussy cut fish, beads, shells and a little metal starfish embellishment.  



Thursday, 3 June 2021

Funky Fossil Designs new "A7 Stamp Sets" preview 6



This is my final preview sample, using the new Funky Fossil Designs A7 stamps.  The six new stamps will be available on the Funky Fossil web site from tomorrow, Friday 4th June 2021.




This was a very quick slimline card to make.  I used Dylusion spray inks to create the background colour.  

Once dry, I stamped the new A7 Chevrons, using Versafine Clair "Glamorous" pink ink.  Using the same ink, I stamped the "Live your life in full colour" sentiment, which is part of the Funky Fossil "Small Print" stamp set, finally sticking three bright flower shaped buttons to the edge of the card.

Funky Fossil Designs new "A7 Stamp Sets" preview 5



I've been busy making another sample using the fabulous Funky Fossil Designs new A7 stamp sets, which are ideal for backgrounds.  All six new Funky Fossil stamps will be available to purchase from tomorrow, Friday 4th June 2021. 


For this sample, I have used the new "A7 Woodgrain Stamp" for the background, created by stamping the image with Versafine Clair "Acorn and Pinecone" and then colouring with various shades of Distress Oxide Inks, applied with a brush (Tea dye, Rusty Hinge, Vintage Photo and Ground Espresso), I added some gold touches using a metallic gold pen too.



The sentiment is part of the Funky Fossil "Ferns" stamp set, which I have stamped in Versafine Clair "Shady Lane" green ink and then cut up into three sections.

Funky Fossil Designs "Weird Fish" new stamp set preview 4


 

Funky Fossil Designs are releasing a brand new stamp set tomorrow, Friday 4th June 2021.  It's called "Weird Fish" and is a set full of lots of fun fishy characters.



Here's a sample that I have made using the "Weird Fish" set, which I have paired with the Funky Fossil "Sea Foam" stencil, I've used Tumbled Glass, Salvaged Patina and Salty Ocean Distress Oxide Inks through the stencil.

I stamped the fish on white card using Versafine Clair "Morning Mist" and "Warm Breeze" ink.  I coloured it using three shades of Distress Oxide Inks:  Twisted Citron, Tumbled Glass and Salvaged Patina, applied with a paint brush.  I then fussy cut the fish and adhered it above the waves.

The sentiment is stamped in Verafine Clair "Warm Breeze" ink.  I added some touches of silver glitter pen, Ranger Glossy Accents for the eyes and added a few sequins too.

Funky Fossil Designs new "A7 Stamp Sets" preview 4



Here's another sample using one of the six new A7 stamps from Funky Fossil Designs, which will be available to purchase from tomorrow, Friday 4th June 2021.  Sarah Gray will also be on "The Craft Store" at 5pm and 9pm with the new goodies and demonstrations.  You can watch live on your computer or you can tune into one of the following channels:  Sky 673, Freesat 817 or Freeview 85.



For this sample, I have used the new "A7 Letter Press" stamp, over a Brusho background.



The "Thinking of you" sentiment is  part of the Funky Fossil "Small Print" stamp set and is stamped in Versafine Clair "Green Oasis" ink.  I think this card would be fab as a thank you for a teacher.

Funky Fossil Designs "Weird Fish" new stamp set preview 3


Here's another sample I have made using the new Funky Fossil Designs stamp set called "Weird Fish", which will be available to purchase tomorrow, Friday 4th June 2021.



For the base of this card, I have used a part sheet of patterned paper from a Funky Fossil pack called "Neutrals" which will be available to purchase later on in June.  I have torn the edges of the paper and then coloured the paper with three shades of Distress Oxide inks: Stormy Sky, Blueprint Sketch and Chipped Sapphire.

I stamped the fish on white card using Versafine Clair "Nocturne" black ink and then coated it with Wow! Clear embossing powder and heat set.

I coloured the fish using "Picked Raspberry" Distress Oxide Ink, applied with a brush, then fussy cut the fish and adhered on to the patterned paper.

I stamped the sentiment using Versafine Clair "Twilight" blue ink and added Ranger "Glossy Accents" to the eyes.

Funky Fossil Designs new "A7 Stamp Sets" Preview 3



Here's another preview sample I have made using some of the new Funky Fossil Designs A7 background stamp sets that will be available to purchase from their site tomorrow, Friday 4th June 2021. 



For this sample, I have used the "A7 Vintage Script" stamp over a coloured background I had created using three Distress Oxide Inks on cream coloured card (Tea Dye, Vintage Photo and Rusty Hinge).



I die cut a fern and added to the surface and then stamped the bee, which is part of the Funky Fossil "Bee Geometric" stamp set, colouring it and then inked the edges before mounting onto the brown card.  

For the sentiment, I used the "thinking of you" from the Funky Fossil "Small Print" stamp set.

Funky Fossil Designs new "A7 Stamp Sets" preview 2



Funky Fossil Designs are releasing six fabulous new A7 stamp sets tomorrow, Friday 4th June, 2021.



For my sample, I have used the new "A7 Grungy" stamp in the background, stamped in Versafine Clair "Chianti" dark red ink.



I've used one of the new Funky Fossil stencils called "Woodcut Flowers" designed by Zinski Art with red stencil paste.  Once dry, I have then used a yellow Posca Pen to add extra details to the flowers.  Finally topping the card off with a "coffee" die cut.


Funky Fossil Designs new "A7 Stamp Sets" Preview 1



Funky Fossil Designs are releasing six new A7 size stamp sets tomorrow (Friday 4th June, 2021) which are ideal for backgrounds. 



For this sample, I have used the new "A7 Machinery stamp" for the background, stamped with Memento "Pear Tart" ink.



I have used the Funky Fossil "Engine Room" stamp set for the focal point and the sentiment from the "Small Print" stamp set, both stamped in Versafine Clair "Pinecone" brown ink.


Funky Fossil "Weird Fish" New Stamp Set Preview 2


Funky Fossil Designs are releasing some fabulous new stamps, tomorrow "Friday 4th June 2021".  Here's a sample I have made using the new "Weird Fish" stamp set and a Funky Fossil MDF Artist Trading Coin base.



I've used several shades of Paperartsy chalk acrylic paints through the Funky Fossil "Scenic Borders" stencil to create the watery background.

I stamped the fish on white card, using Versafine Clair "Morning Mist" and "Warm Breeze" inks, coloured them with Distress Oxide Inks and Signo glitter pens, then fussy cut them, sticking them on to the coin.

Finally, using Versafine Clair "Twilight" I stamped the words, which are also part of the "Weird Fish" stamp set. I added some Ranger "Glossy Accents" to the eyes of the fish.

Funky Fossil "Weird Fish" stamp set preview 1


Funky Fossil Designs are releasing some fabulous new stamps tomorrow, they will be available on their site and also on "The Craft Store" (previously branded Hochanda) at 5pm and 9pm (Friday 4th June 2021).



This is a sample I made using one of the new sets, called "Weird Fish".  It really is a fab set to use and I really enjoyed playing with it.

For my sample, I used a page from an old book for the background, covering it randomly with "Salvaged Patina", "Twisted Citron" and "Mowed Lawn" Distress Oxide inks.

I used one of the new A7 Chevrons stamp with Versafine Clair "Verdant" green ink and then positioned various strips of Funky Fossil Washi Tape horizontally.

Next, I used Versafine Clair "Morning Mist" grey ink, through the Funky Fossil "Make Your Mark III" stencil in a vertical direction.

I die cut some of the Funky Fossil "Quirky Trees" using their layering dies and adhered into position.

Next I stamped the "Weird Fish" using Versafine Clair "Warm Breeze" ink and painted them with "Carved Pumpkin" Distress Oxide ink.

I added "Glossy Accents" to various areas of the card for the eyes and the sea bubbles.

(the sentiment is from a Personal Impressions stamp set called "All Year Round".