52 Week Mini Art Card/Tag Challenge

Sunday, 16 September 2018

Week 38 - 52 Week Mini Art Card / Tag Challenge 2018

The prompt for Week 38 is:  "Use a saying"

For my tag, I used a brusho background using a mix of orange and purple.  Once dry, I stamped the images and saying, in Versafine Onyx Black using a Visible Image stamp set called "Glimmer Of Light".  I coloured the light bulbs and the moths with Promarkers and added some gold metallic dots to the background before finally inking the edges of the tag.


If you would like to know more about this challenge, then click on the tab with the title "52 Week Mini Art Card/Tag Challenge", here you will find all the information you need, including a list of the previous challenge prompts.

There is a Facebook Group for this challenge.  I would love it if you pop over and join the others and share your makes by uploading them to the weekly albums.  Sam x

Sunday, 9 September 2018

Week 37 - 52 Week Mini Art Card/Tag Challenge 2018

The prompt for Week 37 is Tag on Tag

We're well into September and here on Anglesey things are getting back to normal after the holiday season. It's nice to have it a little quieter again.

For my tag, I have used a whole assortment of things.  I started with cream coloured tag and stamped the net and flourish images.  Then inked the edges in two different shades.

I found some wide hessian style ribbon, which I glued to the tag on the right hand side.I inked a paper doily to give it a more aged look and then stuck that to the tag.

 I had an off-cut of curtain lining fabric and stamped the script onto it.  I cut a circle of cardboard, then stuck the stamped fabric to it and trimmed to size.  I found some wide fine organza style ribbon, so I stuck that across the centre of the circle creating a few ruffles as I went.  I then added two layers of lace to the top edge.

To the underside of the tag, I glued some green ribbon and punched foliage.  I rummaged though my oddments box and found some mini baubles that I had salvaged from Christmas crackers last year and also a mini light house metal charm which were glued into position.

I used the Tim Holtz paper dolls for the male and dog figure.  The sentiment is from the Stamper's Anonymous "Clippings" set.


If you are interested in this challenge and would like to know more about it, hit the tab at the top of the page next to the "home" button.  It has all the information you will need and also a list of the previous prompts.

This challenge is very relaxed, you can dip in and out of it as you wish.  Pop over to the challenge Facebook Group and join in the chatter and add your challenge creations to the group albums.  We'd love to meet you.  Sam x

Saturday, 8 September 2018

Design Team Make - 8th September 2018 (Under The Sea) "My Time To Craft" Challenge

The 8th September prompt over on the "My Time To Craft" fortnightly challenge is "Under The Sea".  Please pop over and see the other fab makes by members of the Design Team.

I started off by using Distress Inks to create a pale sand and water background.  Using an assortment of stamps from manufacturers like:  Unity Stamp, Stampin' Up and Lavinia Stamps.  Stamped in Versafine, Versafine Clair and Momento inks.

Sunday, 2 September 2018

Autumn Leaves Card - Design Team Make #26 Love To Craft Challenge Blog

Well following my excitement to be accepted onto a Design Team for "Love To Craft Challenge" Blog, I have got stuck in creating my first project for #26 the September challenge.  You can find the blog post here.

I used five shades of Distress Oxides (Mowed Lawn, Fossilized Amber, to create the Spiced Marmalade, Wild Honey and Tea Dye).  Once dry, I used a Stampin' Up set called "Vintage Leaves" to stamp the leaf in Versafine "Vintage Sepia" ink.  I used another Stampin' Up set called "Gorgeous Grunge" for the foxing marks.

I cut a piece of card into a square and used a Sara Davies script stamp to create the text.  I then used a Distress Inks to colour the square card and fixed it to the Oxide background.

Using Stampin' Up "Leaflets Framelit" dies I cut the leaves.  For each one, I built up the colour using various Distress Inks.  I curled some of the edges of the leaves to make them appear more realistic.

More Exciting Design Team News

This week I have received more exciting news.  I have been accepted onto another Design Team.  

I am now a member of the "Love To Craft Challenge Blog" which is a monthly blog.

Please pop over and have a look at the blog and maybe take part yourself.

Sam x

Week 36 - 52 Week Mini Art Card / Tag Challenge 2018

The prompt for Week 36 is:  "Your Initials"

For my tag I made a background to Memento Inks using shades of Dandelion, Cantaloup, Tangelo and Love Letter.  I applied it with a silicon make up pad that works a bit like a small gelli plate.

Using a Versafine Clair ink in the shade of "Tulip Red" I stamped the Sara Davies script. Using two shades of Versafine Ink (Black Onyx and Smokey Grey) I stamped the circles, which are from the Visible Image set called "Shape It Up", I then inked the edges of the tag too. I used a gold metallic pen to add dots to the surface of the tag.

Using a white chipboard heart, I used a Black Soot Distress Ink through a Tim Holts/Stampers Anonynous mask/stencil called Dot Fade Layering.  I stuck that to the tag.

I inked up some chipboard letters, using the Memento "Love Letter" ink, I had used for the base and then added then to the tag from the top left corner to the bottom right.  Finally, I added some smaller chipboard letters to the surface of the chipboard heart and some Nuvo sheer diamond sequins to the main tag.


If you would like to know more about the 52 Week Mini Art Card / Tag Challenge 2018, please click on the button to the side of the "home" tab.  Here you will find all the information you need about the challenge, including a list of the previous prompts.

If you would like to take part in the challenge, why not take a look at the Facebook Group?  You can upload your creations to the albums and meet other like minded people who are also taking part.

Saturday, 1 September 2018

New Home Card

I needed to make a quick new home card, so popped this together.

I've used pale pink and white patterned paper for the background.  I die cut the "home" letters and the little house on the end.

Using a Memento ink in a shade called "Rhubarb Stalk", I stamped the words "New" and "Welcome".  I stamped flourish/scrolls in the corner using a stamp I've had for years and inked the edges of the card to pull the eye to the middle of the card.