Wednesday, 28 September 2016

Woodware challenge - Make Christmas special with Metallic F/X

My photo doesn't really show how metallic this background to my card is. Shame!

But this is what I did.....

Emboss your image (I used JGS458) with white embossing powder and heat set.
Mix up a teaspoon of hand sanitiser gel with a little
Dreamweaver Metallic F/X of your choice of colour.
Brush this over your stamped piece and wipe away the excess with kitchen paper.
Thats it! Its really easy and very effective.

I've coloured in the berries with a marker pen or you could use a white pen.

The mixture you make will colour a few pieces of card so have some
spare stamped images ready.
Add more powder to the gel to make a darker colour.
Just experiment, you can't go wrong.

Use a wide flat brush to apply the gel
P. S. you will find some extra pictures on Woodware Witterings I was fascinated by the technique! Dorothy

Thursday, 22 September 2016

Woodware challenge - A 'POP' of colour

For this weeks challenge I have embossed my snowflake flower (JGS461) with 
white embossing powder and have made a wash of colour with a marker pen.

Highlight the shapes for that 'pop' of colour with the same pen.

Add some glitter glue to give it a bit of sparkle.

Friday, 16 September 2016

Woodware challenge - A time of mellow fruitfulness

This title is a challenge!

I don't have any 'fruity' stamps.

I've chosen a favourite card of mine from the archives and I think its perfect
for this weeks challenge as its coloured in fruity colours!!

Colour lots of differently sizes circles with dye inks, stamp over the top
and assemble to what ever size you like.

Saturday, 10 September 2016

Woodware challenge - Sketch 54

I've put this weeks sketch challenge the other way round as it suited my idea better.

I've used my football stamp set JGS477. A Dutch Doobadoo Mask Art Abstract stencil and some washi tape.

All the images are on the stamp set.

here is the original sketch

Wednesday, 7 September 2016

Flip it, fold it and frame it demo

Just a little reminder that I'll be demonstrating and teaching at
A Maze of Memories near Thame, Oxfordshire
on Friday 16th and Saturday 17th September.

Both days are the same topics and I demo in the morning and the class is in the afternoon.

Here is a little taster of flipping and folding!

Monday, 29 August 2016

Woodware challenge - Traditional Christmas

What could be more traditional than a snowman? These two are firm
friends and are out to have a good time.

Here I have used my stamp JGS109 skating snowmen

With a little antiquing effect with ink around the edges and some glitter glue, this card is really simple and quick.

Don't for get to check out what the rest of the team are up to this week on Woodware Witterings!

Tuesday, 23 August 2016

Crafty Cardmakers challenge - by or under the sea

Woodware are once again sponsoring and playing along with Crafty Cardmakers

Here is my card for the challenge only I had a tiny problem...

 As I don't seem to have any under water or sea themed stamps I had
to create something from scratch.

I've drawn a submarine and cut it out of grey card.
The surface of the sea is made from lots of 1" punched circles stuck to a strip
of card and then ink over.
I used bleach to create the air bubbles and have added some
hand drawn seagulls and white pen highlights.

I like this submarine so much I think it could be a stamp in the
making so watch this space folks!

My punched sea shape

On the allotment

On the allotment
Another stamp inspiration?