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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

Monday, 30 March 2015

Woodware challenge - black and silver cards

This 7" x 5"card has lots of wonderful stuff on it....such as Washi tape (the lace edge),
silver embossing powder, silver liquid pearls, a decorative pearl border and some nice
Woodware paper from a 'Forever in Time' paper pads.
The large daisy stamp is JGS195 and is called Claudia.
The greeting is from JGS376, a set from the Bold Blooms collection.


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 random.org 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.


My fabulous black cat Murty

My fabulous black cat Murty
Doing what cats do best!