Saturday, 20 July 2019

Banners and Bunting

Hello!

I have a fun new stencil to share with you today - Banners and Bunting has 4 designs on it.  They make really quick and easy cards :)

Here is one that I made using the bunting:


I shall link up at Inkspirational where we have an inspiration photo featuring Banners and Balloons and at CAS on Friday where the challenge is to use a stencil.


Here is another card made using the star banner repeated in a rainbow of colours:


I shall link up at Simon's Wednesday Challenge where we are making our own backgrounds.

Here is the stencil which is available to purchase in my store - www.funkyfossil.co.uk:


Enjoy the rest of your weekend :)

Sarah x


Wednesday, 17 July 2019

Three Kings

Hello,

I love creating scenes within stencil apertures which is what I have done with this simple card made using my Christmas Star stencil:


I simply inked through the aperture with Chipped Sapphire and Fossilised Amber distress oxides.  The 3 Kings are a stamp from Clarity.  I added a few dots of glue and glitter in the sky to create some sparkly stars.

I shall link up at Happy Little Stampers Christmas Challenge where the optional twist is sparkle and at CAS on Friday where the theme is to use a stencil.

I hope you like this card :)

Sarah x

Saturday, 13 July 2019

Pretty Pastels

Hello!

I have a new stencil in my shop - Elegant Foliage - and wanted to see how it would look combined with my Beautiful Inside and Out stamp set.  I have used a tone on tone texture paste through the stencil to create background interest for the floral branch:




I watercoloured the branch in a pale wash to add some delicate colour and fussy cut it out.  I added a die cut sentiment to complete the card.

I shall link up at The Flower Challenge where the theme is pastels.  

This is what I used to make the card:

   

Thanks for stopping by!

Sarah x

Thursday, 11 July 2019

Alcohol Lift

Hello!

I enjoyed playing along with this month's theme at the CAS Stencil Challenge where we are using alcohol inks/lift techniques with our stencils.  Here is a second card that I have made using an alcohol ink background in shades of blue.




I used alcohol lift ink through my Messy Rainbows stencil to create the wavy effect and added a watercoloured whale from my Whale of a Time stamp set.  

I shall link up at Simon's Monday Challenge where the theme is Life on the Ocean Waves and also at CAS Mix Up Challenge where alcohol ink/lift is the featured technique.

This is a great technique and another really fun way to use stencils!

Thanks as always for stopping by,

Sarah x

Monday, 8 July 2019

Watercolour Whales

Hello!

I had a piece of card on my desk that I had used to mop up some distress inks from my craft mat and decided to use it as a watery background for a couple of playful whales from my Whale of a Time stamp set.


I watercoloured and cut out each of the whales - they are a nice easy shape :)  I also added some inking through my Messy Rainbows stencil to add a bit more of a wavy feel to the watercolour background.

I shall link up at Simon's Monday Challenge where this week's theme is Life on the Ocean Waves.  I shall also link up at Seize the Birthday without the optional topping of sunshine and at Happy Little Stampers Watercolour Challenge without the optional twist of wings.

Here is what I used to make the card:

  

Both the stencil and stamp set are available to purchase in my store - www.funkyfossil.co.uk

Thanks for stopping by,

Sarah x

Sunday, 7 July 2019

Stencil and Alcohol Ink

Hello!

I hope that you have been enjoying your weekend.  I haven't had much time to get in to the craft room recently but the new challenge at CAS Stencil had me intrigued so I had to give it a go!

This month's challenge hosted by Cathy is to use alcohol inks/alcohol lift with your stencils.  Here is what I made:


I created a rainbow style background on yupo with alcohol inks and placed my leafy mandala stencil over the top before applying alcohol lift ink with a foam applicator.  It took a little while to do - the stencil was hinged on the paper so that I could lift it to check progress and see where more ink needed to be applied.  When you lift the stencil and wipe over with kitchen towel, the image becomes much clearer.  I was pleased with the effect - it looks like a tie die fabric!

I simply placed the yupo behind a circle aperture and sponged some distress inks lightly around the frame so it looks as if the colours are bleeding out. The sentiment is from MFT.

I shall also link up at Time Out Challenges where the word inspiration is - With freedom, flowers and the moon who could not be happy? and at Happy Little Stampers CAS Challenge where the challenge is to use negative space.

Here is the stencil that I used which is available to buy from my store - www.funkyfossil.co.uk:


Thanks for stopping by,

Sarah x

Monday, 1 July 2019

AAA Birthday #3

Hello!

We are starting our new month long challenge over at AAA Birthday and it is all about the girls :)


I decided to go feminine and floral and used my new Beautiful Inside and Out stamps:


I simply inked the floral branch in both corners of the card and watercoloured them with distress inks.  

I shall also link up at Simon's Wednesday Challenge where Anything Goes.

All you need to do to play along with us during July is to create a birthday card on the broad theme that we have set.  Check out the amazing cards that the rest of the DT have put together to get you inspired along with our fabulous GD and winner of the first challenge - Michelle Lupton!

This is the stamp set that I used:


You can buy it from my online store - www.funkyfossil.co.uk

Thanks for stopping by,

Sarahx



Saturday, 29 June 2019

Round in Circles

Hello!

I hope that you have been enjoying a sunny Saturday.....although I would quite like it to cool down a bit now :)  I did a bit of afternoon crafting to get away from the heat and played with one of my new stencils - the Geo Spheres stencil has an aperture and 3 matching patterned overlays to create cool card designs.




I simply inked up 3 spheres and cut them out with a circle die before layering them around a larger circular panel with a sentiment from MFT.  I used Shaded Lilac and Wilted Violet Distress Oxides.

I shall link up at Inkspirational where Nonni is challenging us to use 3 or 5 of something.  I used the 3 spheres and the sentiment has 3 happys!  I shall also link up at Simon's Wednesday Challenge where the theme is Anything Goes and at Happy Little Stampers where Anything Goes with Dies.

This is the stencil that I used:


You can buy it in my store - www.funkyfossil.co.uk

Thanks for stopping by,

Sarah x

Sunday, 23 June 2019

Rainbows and Whales

Hello!

I wanted to create a bright and cheerful card and decided to use my cheeky whale stamps :)  Hopefully this card will bring a smile to someone's face when they are feeling under the weather.....


I simply inked a rainbow through my Droplets stencil which was masked off with a circle aperture.  The whale is coloured with pencils.  I added a punny sentiment from the set too.  I shall link up at Time Out where the challenge is to be funny....I do love a good pun!  I shall also link up at Happy Little Stampers CAS challenge where we are being funny too :)

The stamps and stencil that I used to make this card are available in my online store, www.funkyfossil.co.uk

   

Thanks for stopping by,

Sarah x




Bokeh Birthday

Hello!

I am here with a super quick card that I put together with my Bokeh Builder stencil.  I love the bokeh effect on cards and think that it creates a really soft and dreamy look that does not detract from the focal image.  When I saw that the theme for the new challenge over at Less is More is spots AND one layer, I decided that this was the way to go....




I simply inked through the various sized circles in light distress inks and stamped the Altenew birthday sentiment over the top.  

I shall also link up at Seize the Birthday for the Anything Goes as my design is too CAS to cover the card :)  

This is a very simple stencil but it makes quick bokeh effect designs really easy.  The circles are spread far enough apart that you can ink through without worrying about needing to mask off the other apertures.


It is available to buy at www.funkyfossil.co.uk.

Thanks for stopping by!

Sarah x

Saturday, 22 June 2019

At the Beach

Hello!

Having spent a few days in Spain this week I was obviously inspired to create some beach themed cards and play with my new sea shell stencils!


I simply inked the shells overlapping each other in soft corals and warm yellows and added a bit of blue in the corner as a hint of sea.  The sentiment is from my Beautiful Inside and Out stamp set.  I shall link this up at Simon's Wednesday Challenge where the theme is Travel/Vacation.


On this card I inked up the shell images in a more geometric style and added slightly stronger colours such as Rusty Hinge and Ground Espresso to add depth to the shells.


This card is made using my other seashell stencil to create a soft background in corals and yellows behind a circle aperture with a pop of black from the sentiment.

Here are the stencils that I used to make these cards:

   

They are available to buy in my store at www.funkyfossil.co.uk

Thanks for stopping by,

Sarah x


Thursday, 20 June 2019

CAS Butterfly

Hello!

I am currently enjoying a few days' in Spain to celebrate my eldest surviving his GCSE exams :)  However, I was intrigued by the colour combination over at Less Is More and put together this card using my Butterfly Wishes stamps and a very small collection of promarkers that I have with me.....




I simply stamped the large butterfly in the corner of the card panel, coloured it and added the sentiment.  I matted it on to another piece of white card which I had shaded in one corner with Seedless Preserve Distress Ink.

This is not a colour combo that I would typically think to use together but is one that I will definitely use again!

This is the stamp set that I used:


You can buy it in my online shop - www.funkyfossil.co.uk

Thanks for stopping by,

Sarah x



Wednesday, 12 June 2019

AAA Birthday

Hello!

I am so excited to be sharing the news that I will be joining the fab DT over at the new challenge, AAA Birthday!  I love making birthday cards (although rarely remember to send them) so am looking forward to the prompts and inspiration that taking part in this monthly challenge will give me.  The new DT members are being announced this week so do check out the fab blogs of my fellow DT :)

The challenge from 3-30 June is to use watercolours so let's jump right in:


I used my In the Flow stencil over a masked off panel on the cardfront with sparkle medium from Imagination Crafts and added the cute narwhal from my Whale of a Time stamp set.  He is watercoloured with distress inks and highlighted with stickles for some extra sparkle!

I shall also link up at Time Out where the theme is Nature.

I hope that you like my first card for AAA Birthday.  There is still plenty of time for you to join in with your own watercoloured creations :)


The products that I used on this card are available in my online shop - www.funkyfossil.co.uk:

  

Thanks for stopping by,

Sarah x


Sunday, 9 June 2019

Stencil Sunday

Hello!

I have been playing with my stencils over the past few days in order to join in with a few of my fave challenges.  First up is a summery card for Time Out's new challenge where the theme is Nature:


I used my new Summer Tree stencil on this card - shading with distress oxides.  The sentiment is from My Favourite Things.  

My second card is for the CAS Stencil Challenge where we are using perfect pearls with our stencils.  I used my Starburst stencil with versamark and then lightly brushed gold and bronze pearls over it to bring the stars out.  The sentiment is another one from My Favourite Things.  It is ages since I got my Perfect Pearls out for a play so thanks for the inspiration!


I shall also link this card up at Simon's Wednesday Challenge where we are making masculine cards this week.

I hope you like these designs.  These are the stencils that I used:

  

They are available to purchase now in my store - www.funkyfossil.co.uk

Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

Sarah x



Wednesday, 5 June 2019

Masculine and Feminine

Hello!

I am just popping in for a quick visit to share two very different cards today.  First up is a feminine card made using my new Beautiful Inside and Out stamp set which I have stamped and white embossed on kraft.



I coloured the image with polychromos pencils to create a soft look and combined the flowers with a wedding sentiment by Altenew.  I shall link up at Simon's Monday Challenge where the theme is Wedding/Anniversary.


On this card, I went for a more masculine feel with my cross hatch stencil used through a circle aperture.  I inked the circle with Old Paper Distress Oxides and layered the patterned stencil over the top with Black Soot.  The sentiment die is from Stamplorations.

I shall link this card up at Simon's Wednesday Challenge where the theme is Masculine.

Here are the items that I used in both designs.  They are available to buy from my online store - www.funkyfossil.co.uk:

   

Thanks for stopping by, Sarah x

Sunday, 2 June 2019

Unicorn Birthday

Hello!

I didn't want to neglect my sweet chubby unicorns after playing with the pugs and whales all week!  I decided to use them to make a card for the birthday challenge over at AAA Cards where they are celebrating 5 years of the challenge - a great milestone :)


I combined the unicorn with a new die collection from Paula Pascual called Bright Rosa which is available to buy at Craft Stash.  The dies are bold and contemporary.....I shall be back for more!

I shall also link up at Seize the Birthday for a third time for anything goes and at Simon's Wednesday Challenge.

I hope you like this bright and simple design.  The Chubby Unicorns are available to buy in my store - www.funkyfossil.co.uk.


Thanks for stopping by :)

Sarah x


 




A Couple of Challenges

Hello!

I have been using my new stamps this weekend to play along with a few of my favourite challenges.  First up is my card for Time Out where there is a gorgeous photo inspiration.


I have used my Zen Flower Background stencil with some topaz texture paste alongside the large butterfly stamp from Butterfly Wishes.  I have watercoloured it and combined it with a sentiment from Beautiful Inside and Out.  I shall also link up at Happy Little Stampers Watercolour challenge and at Simon's Wednesday Challenge where Anything Goes.


I stamped the lovely blooms from Beautiful Inside and Out in versamark and created a variegated embossed look with Tonic Nuvo and Wow embossing powders.  I shall link up at Less is More where we are featuring embossing on our designs - hopefully the embossed element of the design comes to less than a third of the card!

Here are the items that I used:




They are all available to purchase from www.funkyfossil.co.uk - check out the range of stamps and stencils that I have to offer :)

Sarah x