Saturday, 22 October 2016

Crafty Carmakers challenge - Things that go BUMP in the night!


Woodware are again sponsoring Crafty Cardmakers this week the theme is Things That Go Bump in The Night the theme runs for two weeks on there blog.
Don't forget to check out the Crafty Cardmakers blog and play along with us all, we have a prize!

As I don't have any Halloween themed stamps I've made a dinky little
gift bag for sweets which you could give away to those trick or treaters.

The finished bag is only about 8cm x 8cm and is made from a piece of orange paper
that measures  18cm x 11cm. You could make any size you like though.

Hopefully the following photos will guide you through the step by step.

I decorated the bag with a hand drawn cob web using a Sakura black pen
and made my own spider. I'm sure there must be a spider die out there.

Cut paper to 18cm x 11cm
Fold both sides to the middle overlapping a little and
stick together
Fold the bottom up by approx 2cm and fold
the top down about 1cm
Open out the bottom folds so it looks like
his and keep it flat
Cut a small piece of matching paper
big enough to cover the base and stick over the folds
The base finished. Put your hand inside to
open out the bag, fill with treat!

Monday, 10 October 2016

Woodware challenge - Falling Leaves

For this weeks Woodware challenge I am revisiting an old stamp
called English Leaves JGCL566. 
It has a selection of six leaves on it, four of which I have used on this card.

I have distressed the background, spritzed it with water and blotted the water away.
Some leaves are stamped onto the card and some have been cut out
and put on with foam pads.
I use a Kaleidacolor ink pad in Autumn Leaves, quite appropriate!

The greeting comes from a Woodware singles stamp JWS003.

Tuesday, 4 October 2016

Woodware challenge - Sketch 55

This week we have a sketch a bit of a wobbly effort from Dorothy but perfect for this stamp set...

For this weeks challenge I've used JGS477, my football boot stamp set.

Stamp out nine football boots, cut out and arrange over a piece of contrasting card.

Attach the cut out and coloured boot to the corner of the card so it swings around.

I've attached the stamped football boot to the
corner of the card so it swings around.

Wednesday, 28 September 2016

Woodware challenge - Make Christmas special with Metallic F/X

My photo doesn't really show how metallic this background to my card is. Shame!

But this is what I did.....

Emboss your image (I used JGS458) with white embossing powder and heat set.
Mix up a teaspoon of hand sanitiser gel with a little
Dreamweaver Metallic F/X of your choice of colour.
Brush this over your stamped piece and wipe away the excess with kitchen paper.
Thats it! Its really easy and very effective.

I've coloured in the berries with a marker pen or you could use a white pen.

The mixture you make will colour a few pieces of card so have some
spare stamped images ready.
Add more powder to the gel to make a darker colour.
Just experiment, you can't go wrong.

Use a wide flat brush to apply the gel
P. S. you will find some extra pictures on Woodware Witterings I was fascinated by the technique! Dorothy

Thursday, 22 September 2016

Woodware challenge - A 'POP' of colour

For this weeks challenge I have embossed my snowflake flower (JGS461) with 
white embossing powder and have made a wash of colour with a marker pen.

Highlight the shapes for that 'pop' of colour with the same pen.

Add some glitter glue to give it a bit of sparkle.

Friday, 16 September 2016

Woodware challenge - A time of mellow fruitfulness

This title is a challenge!

I don't have any 'fruity' stamps.

I've chosen a favourite card of mine from the archives and I think its perfect
for this weeks challenge as its coloured in fruity colours!!

Colour lots of differently sizes circles with dye inks, stamp over the top
and assemble to what ever size you like.

Saturday, 10 September 2016

Woodware challenge - Sketch 54

I've put this weeks sketch challenge the other way round as it suited my idea better.

I've used my football stamp set JGS477. A Dutch Doobadoo Mask Art Abstract stencil and some washi tape.

All the images are on the stamp set.

here is the original sketch

On the allotment

On the allotment
Another stamp inspiration?