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Saturday, 28 February 2015

Woodware Challenge - Rustic Cards

Using some new Woodware stamps JGS397 berries and branches1
and JGS396 berries and branches 2.
The greeting comes with one of the stamp sets.
I have inked the stamps in black and embossed with clear powder to create a resist. I have also stamped in brown (but not embossed) on the background to create extra depth.
Use mini pigment ink pads direct to paper to colour over the embossed image then spritz with water and blot dry to create the mottled background.
Add some decorative additions to the berries such as liquid pearls.


Monday, 16 February 2015

Woodware challenge - Special lady


A close up showing the layers in more detail


Using Woodware stamps JGS402, JGS399 and JGS400 in the plant a meadow collection you can create your own wild garden picture.
Here I have used first used grey ink, then the coloured ink, in this case turquoise,
then the black ink.
Don't forget to re position the stems of the stamps once they are on the
acrylic block so the flower stamps in different directions.
You can also make the stems longer by inking just the stem, turning the stamp
upside down and stamping again over the stems on your artwork.
You just have to make sure the top of the plant is not on the artwork!
Finish off with some glitter glue to match your coloured ink.

Tuesday, 10 February 2015

The Mirror Cracked Challenge - Mixed Media album cover

We are sponsoring The Mirror Crack'd this month so pop over and have a look at the wonderful inspiration there, why not play along with them?

I like a little album and enjoy making them from scratch using stuff from my stash.
This album would make a nice gift for a great cook and its only 6" x 5"!!
To make the cover I have used some recycled thick card from the back of a paper pad.
Its covered with patterned paper and then decorated with a stamped circle using a
mixture of Magenta and stampendous stamps.
I have used a thick piece of acetate to cover the album to protect it from cooking spills.








Inside pages with hand written recipes.

Another idea for those special dinner parties and suppers.

Wednesday, 4 February 2015

Woodware challenge - Sakura glaze pens

 This Woodware challenge to use Sakura pens was suggested by Fran├žoise Read,
a stamp designer for Woodware and a confessed addict to Sakura pens of any sort!

I love Sakura pens too but the glaze are not my favourite, only because they draw quite a thick line and most of the colours are too bright for me.
The colours I have chosen though are the only three I really like!!

Glaze pens leave a raised finish that's shiny and slightly translucent.
Perfect for a stained glass effect.
I love writing and drawing with the black glaze pen.

On this card I have used my stamp JGS386 Mr & Mrs Cat.
The greeting is from JGS379 Everyday Verse.

I have redrawn around the cat outline with the black glaze pen and used it again to draw the dots and flower stems. Remember to allow the ink to dry before handling and cutting out. About 5 to 10 minutes should be enough.


A close up of the happy pair!
Hand draw the whiskers and eyelashes.

Thursday, 29 January 2015

Woodware challenge - Easter delight

A new bird stamp from the 2015 release. JGS385 Doodle Bird.
I have coloured it with Copic markers and yellow glitter glue.

For the background paper I have used an old stamp from 2013, JGCL577 Spring Crocus, using all the words from that set and a sheet of dotty paper from
the Forever in Time 6"x6" pad Perfect Prints.


Friday, 23 January 2015

Woodware challenge - Silver wedding

 A simple card using silver embossing powder and an image from one of the
new 2015 release stamps JGS394 Mr and Mrs Hearts.
The wording comes from an older stamp brought out in 2010 - JGCL539.
It's stamped onto Woodware's white linen cardstock and I've added glossy accents and
silver glitter glue to the bunch of hearts.


Saturday, 17 January 2015

Woodware challenge - for my special grandparent

Hey, this is an easy card to make. One stamp says it all!
I have used JGS380 Hey, its your birthday! and a Kaleidacolor ink pad in blue breeze.
The wording on the tag comes from an older stamp JGS322 relatives.


My fabulous black cat Murty

My fabulous black cat Murty
Doing what cats do best!