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!

Monday, 21 December 2015

Woodware's 2016 cards

Take a look at the Woodware web site blog over Christmas and new year to
see more card samples using the new stamps designs by Fran├žoise and myself.

Here's a little taster of things to come.

Friday, 18 December 2015

Woodware challenge - sketch number 49

Todays sketch is nice and simple and I've used a Woodware punch (code number 840-09).
Edge the trees in a darker green ink and decorate with
liquid pearls once adhered to the card.
The paper comes from a Forever in Time 6" paper pad, this one is called 'Best Gift of All'.

The Woodware punch with multiple shapes.
The shapes punch out much larger than the
image on the front of the punch.

Monday, 7 December 2015

Woodware challenge - Bring on the sunshine

We do really need some sunshine at this time of year!

For this weeks challenge I have started my 'inspirations' book.

I bought an A4 spiral bound book from The Paper Warehouse at Grosvenor House Papers
in Kendal where I teach once a month, a wonderful craft shop.
The book has 35 sheets of 140gsm white cartridge paper and a strong hard cover.

I used 'dylusions' paints and large Woodware daubers to create my background.
I then added a stencilled area using a Dutch Doobadoo design and white paint.
I've stamped a panel using a ColorBox mini moulding stamp
called 'Botanical' and a turquoise ink pad.
The hearts are drawn freehand once the paint is dry using a black Micron
pen number 04, the inspiration comes from a book by Joanne Fink.

I have also coloured in some areas using a pink Sakura Koi pen and
a white Sakura gelly roll pen.

I hope it brings some sunshine to your home today.
Doodling like this is sooooo relaxing, perfect for miserable days in the
winter at home by the fire and with the cat.

My finished piece. I did paint another background and used the lime green,
white and turquoise paints. 
My first attempt showing a mix of
colours on the white paper.
Then I changed my mind and just
used the lime green and turquoise
on another page for my masterpiece above!
Yummy colours of 'dylusions' paints and large
daubers at the ready.
The book from where I took my inspiration.
This picture shows the stages from basic drawing on the left
to a finished heart on the right.

Tuesday, 1 December 2015

Woodware sketch challenge

For the sketch challenge this week I've used shrink plastic and a
Woodware stamp JGS176 Nordic Dove.

I've stamped the white shrink plastic with black StazOn ink, cut it out just away
from the stamped outline and then used a heat tool to shrink the image.

One tip to give you when using shrink avoid the
plastic sticking to itself in the shrinking process, stamp your image, cut out and
dab with an anti static bag (used for embossing too) on both sides before you begin to heat.

Heres the stamp and the little shrink plastic dove, soooo cute!

and here is the sketch

Tabitha looking cute

Tabitha looking cute
Look, I’ve just caught you another mouse!