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Saturday, 13 February 2016

Woodware challenge - Resist techniques

A card made with JGS441 Loopy Flowers, a new stamp for 2016. 

Here I have embossed in clear powder over black ink and have used inks over the
top to colour the background white card.

The glossy embossing resists the ink so the outline always stays clear.

To give it added dimension, I have bleached out some areas with
thin household bleach and have coloured in some petals too.


Monday, 1 February 2016

Woodware challenge - Just one layer

Now this was a challenge as I just love my layers!
So I enlisted some help from my neighbours eight year old daughter Fiona.
We had a colouring session with a set of my new stamps JGS456 the Blimps.
She used the fantastic Sakura colouring pencils, the ones in the very posh box and created this colourful masterpiece which we stuck directly onto area card.
So, hey presto, no layers needed!


Tuesday, 26 January 2016

Woodware challenge - sketch no 50

My sketch for this Woodware challenge features my new
stamp JGS446 whimsical flower - Sally Anne.

I've coloured it with watercolour markers or you could use Copics or similar.
The edge is made from a dressmakers marker wheel and I've run a Sakura pens over the dots to create the look of a faux stitching border.

The greeting comes from JGS443 large fennel. Even though there is a greeting with the flower stamp I needed a long greeting to create the shape of the sketch.


and here is the sketch 
Remember you can see what the rest of the girls are up to on the Woodware Blog


Wednesday, 20 January 2016

woodware challenge - Creating embellishments

These embellishments are easy to make with Woodware punches, card and some brads.

For my card this week I've used a new stamp JGS452 Roger robot.
His arms and legs move because he's joined together with little silver brads.
I've also given him googly eyes put on some glossy accent on his dangerous red button!

The background is created by a couple of Dutch Doobadoo stencils
called geometric tiles and metal.


Monday, 11 January 2016

Woodware challenge - funky shaped cards

I don't think this is actually a 'funky' looking card but its a different shape so I hope it fits into the criteria for this weeks Woodware challenge!
As you can see its a selection of die cut circles (or punch them if you prefer).
Each circle has been coloured with distress ink and then stamped using
some new stamps of mine for this year.

Heres a list of what I have used....
JGS439 small fennel
JGS437 herbs
JGS443 large fennel
JGS454 true friends (greeting)

I used a 6" base card laid out flat as my size and arranged the circles on top.
This is an easy way of getting a good shape and keeping within
the size so you can fit it in an envelope.

The circles are stuck together so its all joined up. I've scored it in three places
so it folds like a concertina. 
The back is covered in contrasting card to make it tidy.

Showing the card standing up.
The back of the card covered in contrasting card.
The card closed with the greeting on the front.

Friday, 8 January 2016

Woodware challenge - scallops, curves and curls

One of my new stamp designs called Sally Anne, code number JGS446.

I've used a combination of punches and dies to create two frames with lots
of curls and swirls.
The flower petals represent the 'scallops'.

I've coloured the flower using Sakura Koi marker pens and a water brush.


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Thursday, 24 December 2015

Another knit….

Another little taster for you knitters…a card showing two of the new stamps
from Woodware out in January!


On the allotment

On the allotment
Another stamp inspiration?