Monday, 18 July 2016

Woodware challenge - summer birthday

Using one of my new stamps just released, here is my 'summer birthday' idea.

I've used JGS473 Mixed Bunch stamp set, Craftwork Cards paper pad 'Chambray & Lace', Woodware fabric ribbon and Sakura Koi marker pens to colour in my image.

The image itself has been stamped using Versafine sepia ink pad and embossed with
clear powder, a lot softer than using black ink. Add some blue gems to finish.

Tuesday, 12 July 2016

Woodware challenge - Good Luck

Here I have used my 'Wishy Washy' watercolour technique (check out a video I did showing how to do it on the blog). I've used JGS483 butterflies and a
Just Words stamp JWS004 for the good luck wording.

Use watercolour card for the Wishy Washy technique, you get much better results.
Don't forget to add a wash of colour to the greeting too.

Add some gems for sparkle

Wednesday, 6 July 2016

Woodware challenge - Colour Block

My colour block card was inspired by The Great British Sewing Bee and
that iconic dress from the 60's that the contestants had to make
on the programme. I made my own back then!

I've used my new Woodware stamp JGS477 football boot set and have stamped the boot onto white shrink plastic, coloured it with regular crayons before shrinking with a heat tool.

To make the background first create a sketch of the positions of all the squares and decide what colours they should be. Cut the card to size and some 5mm strips of white card (these separate the colour blocks). Stick down onto a piece of white card and
trim before mounting it onto your base card.

The card I have used had quite a pronounced texture so my black stamping is a little grainy.
If you don't like this look use a smooth card or one thats not so textured.
Always try out your stamp first to see how it looks on the card.

I don't know anything about football so the colours I have chosen are quite random.
But those in the know will be able to use the right colours for the team supported!

The little shrunk boot!

Thursday, 30 June 2016

Crafty CardMakers Challenge - Shabby Chic or Distressed

Woodware is again sponsoring the challenge at Crafty Cardmakers
This week the theme is  Shabby Chic or distressed, so it should be a fun week, why not join in with us you can play along on the Crafty Cardmaker blog the challenge is open for two weeks.

I have made a simple card with cut out 3D flowers from my Woodware stop set JGS440 Ranunculus.
Colour the flowers with Sakura Koi water brush pens to achieve that graduated colour for a distressed and shabby look.

The background has been distressed with my ever faithful frayed burlap distress ink.

Remember to check out what the girls on the Crafty Cardmakers blog have been up to, you could even play along with us all.

Wednesday, 29 June 2016

Demonstrating at The Art of Craft

It would be great to see you all at The Art of Craft in North Camp,
Farnborough this Saturday 2nd July.

I'm demonstrating the brand new, just arrived, fabulous Woodware
clear stamps for Christmas. Yes, Christmas in July!

Here's a little taster of one of the stamps I will be using.

Sunday, 26 June 2016

New Woodware stamps coming soon….

Don't forget to check out the Woodware web site from the 1st July to see the new Woodware clear stamps designed by Fran├žoise Read and myself.

Here's a little sneak peek of a type of flower I've done.

Friday, 24 June 2016

Woodware challenge - Floral free for all

This has got to be my favourite image from the Woodware 2016 spring release stamps.
Its JGS446 Whimsical Flower - Sally Anne.

Here I have stamped in black onto white card, and coloured with Sakura colouring pencils. I've blended up to three colours onto the petals to create shading.

I have used a Sakura 02 black Micron pen to draw in my own border
and have continued that idea onto one of the matting layers of card.

On the allotment

On the allotment
Another stamp inspiration?