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