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Monday, 30 March 2015

Woodware challenge - black and silver cards

This 7" x 5"card has lots of wonderful stuff on it....such as Washi tape (the lace edge),
silver embossing powder, silver liquid pearls, a decorative pearl border and some nice
Woodware paper from a 'Forever in Time' paper pads.
The large daisy stamp is JGS195 and is called Claudia.
The greeting is from JGS376, a set from the Bold Blooms collection.


Tuesday, 24 March 2015

Stampendous blog hop - Making Texture

This week we're going to celebrate with the awesome Stampendous Design Team and the Dreamweaver Stencils Dream Team all of the two companies have come together and we are excited to be able to kick start this marriage with the great Stampendous and Dreamweaver Stencils products that we at Woodware make available to the UK market.



We'll be offering three prizes in the UK and three in the US.
Each prize package will consist of  Nathalie Kalbach's terrific Grunge Mixed Media Cling Rubber Stamp Sets and the beautiful Zen Butterfly Dreamweaver Stencil!
Both products are ideal for adding texture and backgrounds to your projects!

And that's our theme!! Making Texture.
We hope you'll enjoy the wonderful inspiration that three talented teams
will bring you this week!
Be sure to visit all the blog links listed and leave your comments!
Each comment will count as an entry towards one of the terrific prize packages.




I was sent a stamp and stencils set called NKCRS04 Fiesta from Stampendous.
I used the positive of the ladies head stencil to draw round which I cut out to make the white card shape I needed to create my centre piece.

The elements inside my pack of stamps.
I used Copic markers to colour the skin tone and features
of her face. Using one of the stamps in the set, I used a
Watermark ink and embossed with white powder
her hat and dress. Colour over the top.
Using another stamp I created a background
over an ink piece of card.
Then I sprinkled aged green embossing
 powder and heated from underneath.
Using a Dreamweaver stencil LJ909,
I inked through to colour the edges
of my backing card.
Now my background is ready for
my silhouette.


The finished card. I added detail to her face and hair with a sepia Micron pen.
I also added a feather and some gems to her hat.

Deadline to comment is Sunday, March 29th, Pacific Time. Winners will be picked using random.org and announced Tuesday, March 31st, in the afternoon.
And that’s our theme!! Making Texture. We hope you’ll enjoy the wonderful inspiration that three talented teams will bring you this week! Be sure to visit all the blog links listed and leave your comments! Each comment will count as an entry towards one of the terrific prize packages.
Here are the designer’s sharing the projects today —

Stampendous Blog

Pam Hornschu

Woodware Craft Collection Blog

Jane Gill

Dreamweaver Stencils Blog

Gill Wilson


Wednesday, 18 March 2015

Woodware challenge - accordion card

I have created this accordion card with some thick craft card.
Each square is about 10cm x 10cm.
I used a brayer and some purple ink from the Kalidacolor ink pad called Berry Blaze to make the faded look across the base of each piece of card.
I used the same ink pad to stamp all the individual flowers from my
Flower Head Selection JGS381 stamp set.
When I stamped it, I had all the squares of card in a row to make sure the
images flowed across the finished piece.
Then I added some extra lines with a black Micron pen. Drawing in stems, leaves,
outlines and detail to the flowers.
Colour the leaves in with a marker pan.




Another idea using the same stamp
set. A Versafine Majestic Blue ink
pad was used for this.

Thursday, 12 March 2015

Woodware challenge - Bloomin' Marvellous BIG blooms

 These are pretty big bloomin' marvellous bubble bloom I think. 
The stamp is from Woodware and its code is JGS391 and is called Samantha.
I have used some Card Candi and have added a few extra dots with a marker pen.


Friday, 6 March 2015

Woodware challenge - Pointillist Technique

Another way to colour your stamped images is with the fabulous technique called Pointillist.
It's a way of colouring using dots in different colours to show light, shade and form.

Here I have used JGS401 Bold Blooms - Ruby and
Copic markers in shades of purple and grey.

Just stamp out your image using a black ink pad onto some smooth white card
and start adding dots keeping the brush tip of the pen
quite upright so you get a nice round dot.
I like to start with the lightest colour and then finish with the darker purple.

The background paper is from the new Perfect Prints Woodware 6" x 6" paper pads. This sheet is from a pad called 'Oxford' and its full of greys, blacks, stone and teal colours.

The greeting comes with the stamp set.

You can see the different coloured dots in this close up.

Here is another sample using JGD384 Decorative Dove


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