Tuesday, 24 March 2015

Stampendous blog hop - Making Texture

This week we're going to celebrate with the awesome Stampendous Design Team and the Dreamweaver Stencils Dream Team all of the two companies have come together and we are excited to be able to kick start this marriage with the great Stampendous and Dreamweaver Stencils products that we at Woodware make available to the UK market.

We'll be offering three prizes in the UK and three in the US.
Each prize package will consist of  Nathalie Kalbach's terrific Grunge Mixed Media Cling Rubber Stamp Sets and the beautiful Zen Butterfly Dreamweaver Stencil!
Both products are ideal for adding texture and backgrounds to your projects!

And that's our theme!! Making Texture.
We hope you'll enjoy the wonderful inspiration that three talented teams
will bring you this week!
Be sure to visit all the blog links listed and leave your comments!
Each comment will count as an entry towards one of the terrific prize packages.

I was sent a stamp and stencils set called NKCRS04 Fiesta from Stampendous.
I used the positive of the ladies head stencil to draw round which I cut out to make the white card shape I needed to create my centre piece.

The elements inside my pack of stamps.
I used Copic markers to colour the skin tone and features
of her face. Using one of the stamps in the set, I used a
Watermark ink and embossed with white powder
her hat and dress. Colour over the top.
Using another stamp I created a background
over an ink piece of card.
Then I sprinkled aged green embossing
 powder and heated from underneath.
Using a Dreamweaver stencil LJ909,
I inked through to colour the edges
of my backing card.
Now my background is ready for
my silhouette.

The finished card. I added detail to her face and hair with a sepia Micron pen.
I also added a feather and some gems to her hat.

Deadline to comment is Sunday, March 29th, Pacific Time. Winners will be picked using and announced Tuesday, March 31st, in the afternoon.
And that’s our theme!! Making Texture. We hope you’ll enjoy the wonderful inspiration that three talented teams will bring you this week! Be sure to visit all the blog links listed and leave your comments! Each comment will count as an entry towards one of the terrific prize packages.
Here are the designer’s sharing the projects today —

Stampendous Blog

Pam Hornschu

Woodware Craft Collection Blog

Jane Gill

Dreamweaver Stencils Blog

Gill Wilson

Wednesday, 18 March 2015

Woodware challenge - accordion card

I have created this accordion card with some thick craft card.
Each square is about 10cm x 10cm.
I used a brayer and some purple ink from the Kalidacolor ink pad called Berry Blaze to make the faded look across the base of each piece of card.
I used the same ink pad to stamp all the individual flowers from my
Flower Head Selection JGS381 stamp set.
When I stamped it, I had all the squares of card in a row to make sure the
images flowed across the finished piece.
Then I added some extra lines with a black Micron pen. Drawing in stems, leaves,
outlines and detail to the flowers.
Colour the leaves in with a marker pan.

Another idea using the same stamp
set. A Versafine Majestic Blue ink
pad was used for this.

Thursday, 12 March 2015

Woodware challenge - Bloomin' Marvellous BIG blooms

 These are pretty big bloomin' marvellous bubble bloom I think. 
The stamp is from Woodware and its code is JGS391 and is called Samantha.
I have used some Card Candi and have added a few extra dots with a marker pen.

Friday, 6 March 2015

Woodware challenge - Pointillist Technique

Another way to colour your stamped images is with the fabulous technique called Pointillist.
It's a way of colouring using dots in different colours to show light, shade and form.

Here I have used JGS401 Bold Blooms - Ruby and
Copic markers in shades of purple and grey.

Just stamp out your image using a black ink pad onto some smooth white card
and start adding dots keeping the brush tip of the pen
quite upright so you get a nice round dot.
I like to start with the lightest colour and then finish with the darker purple.

The background paper is from the new Perfect Prints Woodware 6" x 6" paper pads. This sheet is from a pad called 'Oxford' and its full of greys, blacks, stone and teal colours.

The greeting comes with the stamp set.

You can see the different coloured dots in this close up.

Here is another sample using JGD384 Decorative Dove

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.

My fabulous black cat Murty

My fabulous black cat Murty
Doing what cats do best!