Wednesday, 25 November 2015

Woodware challenge - Zentangle with stenicils

This is my favourite Dreamweaver stencil designed by Lynell Harlow. It's code is LG743.
I've added pencil shading to the Zentangle to give the image some depth. 
The hand drawn border holds it all together on this white card and it's finished off with a hand draw birthday greeting. Hand lettering is nice to use with Zentangle.

Thursday, 19 November 2015

Woodware challenge - Christmas decoupage

Using my Woodware stamp JGS316 Christmas quilt, stamp once onto a
blue card then several times more onto different patterned paper.

Cut out each image and remount on top of the blue card.
My pieces of paper are flat but you could 3D them.

Add some glitter glue and liquid pearls for a festive finish.

Saturday, 14 November 2015

Bubble Bloom and Card Candi

Jane has made a short video with the Michelle Bubble Bloom Stamp and Card Candi

I hope that you enjoy it!


Friday, 13 November 2015

Woodware challenge - White embossing

My card this week features my Woodware stamp JGS169 Christmas date.

I have stamped it twice onto plain card and cut out the holly and
number 25 from one of them.
The holly is coloured and shaped before using silicone glue to attach it
to the prepared background.
The numbers have been covered in watermark ink and sprinkled
with Stampendous shabby white embossing enamel then stuck back over the stamped piece.
I have punched some extra berries, shaped them and stuck them to the holly.

Saturday, 7 November 2015

Woodware challenge - Christmas punches or dies

There's something so easy and quick about picking up a punch and creating
a fabulous shape, no machines to set up or plug in!
My card today is a collection of Woodware punches to create a
Scandinavian style Christmas card.
When creating something like this and if you are using a one sided textured card,
remember to turn the card over in the punch so you get a 'mirror' image.
Edging each piece with a mini pigment ink pad helps each shape to
stand out from the plain background.

Monday, 26 October 2015

Woodware challenge - sketch 47

I've not quite followed the sketch challenge this week. I put my
sentiment on the panel instead!
I have used two stamps here, for the background I embossed the
fir branches from JGS414 deck the halls in gold.
Then over stamped with a green ink another of the fir branch stamps from the set.
The greeting comes from JGS404 Christmas cheer, this has also been embossed with gold.
To finish off add some gold berries with Liquid Pearls in dark chocolate.

Tuesday, 20 October 2015

Woodware challenge - Christmas animals

My theme for the Christmas animals challenge is a reindeer.
The stamps used are older designs from a couple of years ago.

Using stamp set JGS177. Embossed in gold.
The background stamp is JGS317.
The same stamp JGS177 but stamped onto shrink plastic, its so cute!
The greeting from JGS551.
Using stamp set JGS321. The background text
is from JGS319

On the allotment

On the allotment
Another stamp inspiration?