Monday, 18 August 2014

Woodware challenge - Tools I love!

At the moment it's got to be the Creative Palette by Stampendous.
The background to my Christmas card below is made using the
Crafters Ink refills on the palette.
The stamp is new for Christmas 2014 and is called Bubble Bloom - Festive Tree JGS355.
I've used the Christina card candi, key lime liquid pearls and red glitter glue to dress it up.

Drawing in the ink on the palette using bubble wrap and a plastic fork!

Tuesday, 12 August 2014

Dreamweaver blog hop

Yes! It's that time of year again! The time when we inspire crafters on both sides of the "pond" with a mix of both Dreamweaver and Woodware UK* products for the holidays! Six days, SIX, of beautiful, elegant, merry, cute, artsy, and craftsy projects to have you heading out to your local stores or internet sites to buy these goodies immediately!

Here is my design for this weeks blog hop.....using my favourite stencil design (LG743).

I've paper pieced, paste embossed, blind embossed and metal embossed this image as well as Zentangling it. It's so versatile!

I love metal embossing and the stencil is a simple design which makes it ideal for this technique.
The Mercart tools I used are the cup and ball, wheel and brush, teflon tool and the decorative wheel. Rub over the embossed surface with a black alcohol ink and wipe off the excess rubbing it into nooks and crannies!
The border punch is CP18-02.
I've draw the fine line border with a 01 Micron pen.
A close up of the embossed metal.
The gems on the metal are new Black Rainbow Elements
from Woodware.

Of course, there will be prizes as well. Three prize packages will be given to three commenters during this week's posts on the team's blogs, including five stencils and one nested die set. You can have an opportunity to win these goodies by leaving some holiday sweetness for each team member posting each day, to be one of the three winners for the week. Here are the team members that are inspiring you today:

*For a stockist near you contact Woodware Craft Collection in the UK andNotions Marketing in the USA.

Wednesday, 6 August 2014

Woodware challenge - Midsummer's Day

This week our retailer theme has been chosen for us by Teresa of Philpotts they are an online store with a lovely website and blog which is peppered with inspiration you can find them and don’t forget to visit there blog PhilpottsBlog you can also find them onFacebook.

I drove down to Bournemouth over midsummer and the grass verges were full of poppies and huge daisies. My card has been inspired  by what I saw.

The flowers are made using the Woodware 3" super duper daisy punch. Each petal from white card was cut up, shaped separately and stuck to a 1" sized daisy punch.
You will need to make two of these and stick one on top of the other.
The centre is a 1" circle punched from yellow card which was shaped into a dome before adding glue and dipping into yellow flock.
All the shaping techniques I use on my flowers are from the Floral Punch Craft books stocked by Woodware using the tools and moulding mat.

Thursday, 31 July 2014

Woodware challenge - Masking technique

I love the masking technique. You can punch, die cut or cut your own shape from a stamped image to create a positive or negative mask.
I use the amazing Woodware 'Mask-It' sheet to make my masks. It has a stampable surface and is easy to cut plus you can use the mask over and over again. The sticky or tacky surface is brilliant and never leaves a residue. The other good thing about Mask-It sheets is that your entire mask will have a tacky back making it easier to use.

Here I created a mask from my new stamp JGS363 Trinket Tree.
Stamp the image in black and emboss it with clear powder. Stick the mask over the image and run over the surface with a brayer inked with Kaleidacolor Caribbean Sea ink pad.
I then peeled away the mask to reveal a white tree. The image has been stamped again onto a second piece of card, coloured in the same way and the top layer cut
out to create a 3D area over the tree.
The background has been splattered with bleach.

Friday, 25 July 2014

Woodware challenge - Summer, mixed media

This card is made with the Creative Palette, one of my favourite things (more of that in a blog post to come in a few weeks) and my new stamp JGS367 Make a Flower.
I've used Crafters inks in sweet pea and limon mixed with hand sanitiser on the palette. Create patterns in the inks with objects found around the home. Place your card on top and peel away to reveal your original background paper.
Use Crafters ink pads in pinks and black to stamp the images and add a sentiment, mine is from JGS364 Mini Messages.
I hope you saw me on TV yesterday on Create and Craft using the palette.

Tuesday, 22 July 2014

Create and Craft

I'm on Create and Craft on Thursday 24th July using the Creative Palette and other woodware products including some of my new stamps for Christmas.
Switch on for 3.00pm and 6.00pm.
Wish me luck!

Making texture marks on the creative palette

Saturday, 19 July 2014

Woodware challenge….sketch 36

A simple sketch for this weeks challenge.

The flower stamp is JGS184 Alison and the text on the panel is JGS901 Birthday Textbox.
Colour the stamped and embossed flower with marker pens and
embellish with liquid pearls.
The background paper is from Woodware's Forever in Time paper pad called Graffiti.

Tall Christmas trees

Tall Christmas trees
A Creative Palette background shows off these stamped and embossed trees