Friday, 29 May 2015

Woodware challenge - Travel

For the pirate in your life why not make a nautical card like this.

The stamp used here is from a Woodware set JGCL554 called 'Frigate'.
I've used craft card and have stamped my own background using
the text stamp that comes with the set.

Saturday, 23 May 2015

Woodware challenge - Boys and their toys....

A card for trendy teenage boys who love to skateboard, surf or just hang out with friends.
Although these trainers are not exactly a 'toy' they are an essential fashion item
for wearing when the boys are out playing with their toys!

The stamp set is JGS389 called 'sneakers'.
The background has been created with grey, black and yellow ink and the fabulous stencil by Dutch Doobadoo - code 470.715.035. Its also stamped with words from JGS387 graffiti.

The versatile stencil.

Monday, 4 May 2015

Woodware challenge - PINTEREST inspired project

I made a storage sack from a thick study cotton fabric which I had stamped before
sewing together with some of the solid flowers from my stamp
set 'JGS381 Flower Head Selection' and JGS195 Claudia and a Crafters blue ink pad.
As you can see, its a great way to hold a stash of blue ribbon!

Cut two pieces of sturdy cotton fabric 18" x 9".
Stamp one with small flowers and one with the larger flower.
Iron to set the ink so it is permanent.
Sew fabric pieces together along the longest side.
Fold in half (stamped side inside) and sew along long side leaving a 3" to 4" gap.
This will make a tube.
Position tube so seam is down centre. Press seam open. Sew short ends.
Turn right side out through the gap in the seam. Push out corners neatly.
Hand sew gap closed.
Tuck small flower fabric inside large flower fabric.
Fold bottom corner points flat, this will make a square shape.
Sewing through all layers of fabric, stitch across corner of each side about 2" from corner.
Turn smaller flower fabric to outside and fold down inner rim if desired.

Wednesday, 29 April 2015

Woodware challenge - On the farm

Now heres a card made from an old stamp set of mine, the only 'farm' inspired card I have!

Thursday, 23 April 2015

Woodware challenge - Tone on Tone

As red seems to be all the rage in the fashion industry right now, it is said all us ladies should own a red dress! I have used everything red on this weeks challenge.

The Woodware stamp is JGS401 Bold Blooms Ruby.
It's stamped in black and clear embossed onto watercolour card.

I have applied a very washy background using marker pens, paint brush and water.

Once the flower is coloured in and the ink is dry draw in some detail with red pens onto the petals and leaves. The dotty background is made using Copic markers and I have drawn a border around the flower with a marker pen and a fine black Micron pen.
The accents are liquid pearls in red and black.

A close up of the 'spotty' background

Friday, 17 April 2015

Woodware challenge - make and use a Masterboard

A Masterboard is a large piece of card, in my case it's 12" x 12" piece of white card, which is stamped with a selection of related images and preferably coloured over with ink pads.
I have embossed my images with white embossing powder
so that they 'pop' out of the background when I ink over them.
You then cut up sections of this card arranging the pieces to create some quick cards.
Then all that's required is some ribbon, maybe a punched border
and of course some glittery accents.

The stamps I have used are all from Woodware in the 'Grasses' collection and a background text stamp JGS302. Greetings from JGCL570 something to say and JGCL569 inspirational verse.

The 12" x 12" piece of white card stamped and inked

Another selection of cut up pieces from another masterboard
which has been made using pink card and clear
embossing powder with brown ink applied over the top.

Saturday, 11 April 2015

Woodware challenge - A bookmark gift

Here is my take on Siobhan's choice for this weeks Woodware blog.

I have used some die cut bookmarks and the PVC bookmark sleeves from Stix2. 
The stamp set I have used is JGS381 Flower Head Selection.
The lettering on the first one I hand drew using a black Micron pen and coloured with Sakura Koi markers and treated it like watercolour paint. 
The bookmarks are made form a watercolour card so they have nice texture to them.

The product used to create my bookmarks

My fabulous black cat Murty

My fabulous black cat Murty
Doing what cats do best!