Wednesday 22 January 2020

Funky Fossil January Pre-Release Peeks - Blooming Birthday & Serenity

Wow! Not just one set to show you today - two!

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How different they are too! 

I'm starting with the Blooming Birthday set. So beautiful and endless possibilities for combining and colouring.

To create the background I used a new to me technique learnt at workshop last year - Smack Down. A pretty good title for the technique too because that's exactly what you do. Ink up a stamp and then smack it down onto the card several times until there is no ink left. Repeat this randomly across the card, change up the stamp and ink colour and keep going until the whole card is covered. Very satisfying!

I finished off by adding a sentiment belt and a coloured hand cut bloom from the set.

Stamps: Funky Fossil, Blooming Birthday
Inks: Memento, tuxedo black; SU lemon lime twist; Ranger distress, peacock feathers, mermaid lagoon
Pens: Copic, YG01, B04

For my next card I used a prepared background that I created using my gelli plate. I covered the plate in pink ink and then dropped two shades of  Brusho powders mixed with water on the top. I took a print and then once dried die cut it into a rectangle.

I then stamped the flowers and coloured them using Copic pens in shades to tone in with the background. I die cut this panel and popped it up on a piece of funky foam for added dimension.

Stamps: Funky Fossil, Blooming Birthday
Inks: Memento, tuxedo balck; Brusho, violet, purple; ColorBox, guave
Dies: Lil'inker, stitched mats retangles; MFT Die-namics, double stitched rectangles
Pens: Copic, V17, RV04, RV09, TG01, YG13

I'm moving on to the Serenity stamp set for my next card. And these stamps have really caught my eye and I love how they look! So I chose some calming serene colours and created this card.

I started with the background and used a Kaleidacolor ink pad to get some variation in colour. There is something so pleasing about the combination of these symbols, just gets to me.

I then stamped the yoga pose lady onto a die cut square rotated to form a diamond and popped it up onto funky foam before adhering to the background panel.

Stamps: Funky Fossil, Serenity
Inks: Kaleidacolor, Caribbean sea; Versafine Clair, nocturne
Die: Lawn Fawn, stitched square stackables

My final card for today uses the other grouping of symbols and some of the smaller stamps from this set.

Once again I made use of a Kaleidacolor ink pad to add colour variation and kept the design nice and CAS. I'm finding it difficult to move on with this post as I just want to sit here and look at this card - the stamps are so restful and really touch my heart.

Stamps: Funky Fossil, Serenity
Ink: Kaleidacolor, creole spice

Well that's a wrap on another day of previews of the Funky Fossil January release. Two more days of previews left and then on Saturday time to order through the shop and join in with a chance to win the entire release. Wowsers!

Thanks for looking. And stay serene and keep crafting!


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