Friday, 24 June 2016

Woodware challenge - Floral free for all

This has got to be my favourite image from the Woodware 2016 spring release stamps.
Its JGS446 Whimsical Flower - Sally Anne.

Here I have stamped in black onto white card, and coloured with Sakura colouring pencils. I've blended up to three colours onto the petals to create shading.

I have used a Sakura 02 black Micron pen to draw in my own border
and have continued that idea onto one of the matting layers of card.

Saturday, 18 June 2016

Woodware challenge - Raining cats and Dogs

Going back to last year, this stamp is JGS386 Mr and Mrs Cat.
The stamp image is a simple outline and I've filled in the cat shapes
with Zentangle inspired designs and then added colour with Sakura Stardust pens.

If you like doodling, then stamp images with large open spaces are
perfect for this technique.

Monday, 6 June 2016

Woodware challenge - Happy Days!

The title for this weeks challenge is a challenge!
I'm interpreting the description as doing something that makes you happy.

I love filling in my bubble bloom stamps with all sorts of stuff I find in my stash.
It makes me relaxed and I'm always happy with the result!

This stamp is a huge butterfly from the bubble bloom range and is
called JGS252 Bubble Butterfly.
It came out in 2011.

Saturday, 4 June 2016

Woodware challenge - Shaker cards

For my shaker card I have created a Christmas idea and have used one of my
Woodware stamps called Winter Trees (JGS346).
I've also been a bit crafty and up cycled some packaging to use for my
shaker container. (I never throw anything away!).

Punch out lots of mini snowflakes from white card.
For some reason my snowflakes look blue in this photo!!
Cut white card to base card size and cut aperture to fit
acetate. Cut some white card slightly bigger than aperture.
Stamp trees across both pieces of white card. Add greeting. 
Showing the two stamped pieces before assembly.
Stick the acetate shape inside the aperture.
Add the snowflakes and Beadazzles. Stick backing card
over the top to seal in the punched shapes.
Mount onto base card to finish.

Wednesday, 25 May 2016

Woodware challenge - A card for a hobby

Here's a card perfect for a crafty sewer.

The stamp set is JGS 451 sew wonderful.

If you stamp the sewing machine onto black card and use gold
embossing powder, it looks like an old fashioned treadle machine.
Once stamped and embossed, cut it out and lay on top of the stamped image
on the cream backing card.

Draw in your own running stitch border using a 01 black Micron pen.

Add some lace, buttons and one of the other images from the same stamp set.

Thursday, 19 May 2016

Woodware challenge - Boys will be boys

My fun card for mischievous boys.

I've used two stamps here, JGS456 The Blimps
and JGS455 Surprise! This stamp creates the illusion of a hole in the card
and I've made it look even more 3D by sticking a cut out of the image
on top using silicone glue.

Adding a goggly eye really makes this little Blimp into funny character.

Thursday, 12 May 2016

Woodware challenge - aperture cards with punches

A simple and quite quick card to make with circles and snowflake punches.
I did cheat and use a large circle die for the aperture though!
The greeting is stamped inside and white linen effect card was used.

Die cut through both pieces of card
Showing the two pieces ready to edge with solver ink
before mounting onto the base card 
Punch out several circles and snowflakes from
Woodware punches. Stick the snowflakes to the circles
Showing the snowflakes positioned on the circles
Arrange the circles around the die cut circle sticking
some flat and sone with foam pads. Add some silver
glitter glue dots to decorate (see main image)

On the allotment

On the allotment
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