Woodware – Chosen by Jane – Pointillist Technique

Jane has chosen the theme this week, a technique that I have seen in paintings, but not something that I would have sever thought of trying, I am not sure that I really have got it right, but I do like the card that I have made.

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I have used the Large Open Owl stencil from Dreamweaver

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first tape down the stencil

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I then drew around the stencil with a Black Micron Pen keep your pen upright as much as possible.

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I then added my dots, with shades of brown from the new Koi Waterbrush pens 24 pack.

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(sorry about the photo)

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To finish off I made flags with some paper from the Perfect Prints Dark Dots pad.

I enjoyed doing the technique, so I got a bit carried away

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a very simple card with the open fish stencil.

A great technique for sitting on a train or in front or the telly, you may be seeing it from me again!

Pop over and see the rest of the teams work on the Woodware blog.

Rustic Cards

This week on the Woodware blog the theme is Rustic Cards

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All of the stamping was done with ColorBox Crafter’s Ink.

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First I stamped a background with the ColorBox Mini Molding Mats i used some Tombow Glue to attach the stamp to an acrylic block, this means that it just pulls off when you are finished.

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I have used 2 stamps and 2 colours of ink.

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Then repeated them over the card.

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next I punched out a square and stamped it with the background and a greeting from Jane’s Clear Magic In The Frame Ditti’s. The edges have been scuffed up with the Woodware tool.

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Next I stamped the Stampedous Penpattern House and stamped it on some scrap paper and cut it apart to make masks.

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This meant that I could stamp the sections of the house with different stamps.

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I stitched the squares to make them look patchwork. In the corner I stamped the Woodware Just Words Post Card stamp.

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and a bow on the ribbon.

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and some gingham ribbon under the greeting.

All of the edges have been scruffed up, and then edged with ink.

Thanks for visiting pop over to see what the rest of the team have been up to this week on the Woodware blog.

Mothers Day a Special Lady

This week on the Woodware blog we are looking at Mother’s Day or a special lady in your life.

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I have a friend in mind for this card who I don’t see very often but is very special to me.

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It started life like this, at Woodware this week we are running courses on for stencil teachers With Lynell of Dreamweaver and Fran from Stampendous. One of the techniques involved mixing colours into translucent paste this is a tub of left-overs, it is called sludge paste.

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and here is how it looked, this time, but of course it will never be the same twice. The butterfly is a lovely open stencil that lends itself to many techniques

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while the paste was wet I added crystal ultra fine glitter.

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While my butterfly was drying I prepared the background with Jane’s Dorothy Clear Magic stamp and the Triumphant Decades dye ink from ColorBox and Graphic 45.

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I have run the Zen Flower stencil through the Big Shot, and colured it using the Strie method.

The greeting stamps are from Franocise’s Funky Words Clear Magic set.

My sort of card, using a little bit of left overs and some of my favourite stamps and stencils! Pop over to the Woodware blog to see lots of inspiration from the rest of the girls.

The Mirror Crack’d – Journal Cover

This month Woodware are sponsoring the Mirror Crack’d blog

So here is my take on the journal theme

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I have made a cover for one of the Woodware note pads

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The pads are very handy, they are just about A6 size.

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I cut a piece of card larger than the front.

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and scored it so that I have about 2cm down the back of the pad and scored it twice to make it fit the pad.

I then cover it completely with washi tape and then sealed it with Mat Gel Medium. I turned the ends of the tape over to the back.

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I added a square of Mark Richards course weave Jute and a coin from the Chinese Coins selection box. I wrapped the coin with cord from the Craft String Medley pack.

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All of this I hide with a piece of black card, cut slightly smaller than the front.

Quick and simple, but would make a nice quick gift with any small pad.

Thanks for visiting and please join in over at the Mirror Crack’d or just hop over for some inspiration.

Woodware – Chosen by Francoise – Sakura Glaze Pens

We have something new on the Woodware Blog this week, one of the design team are choosing the theme for the week. So first to choose is Francoise Read, and I am first to post.

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Francoise has chosen Sakura Glaze Pens as what we have to use. I have used them on Lucky Squirrel Shrink Plastic.

The shrink plastic comes in clear, translucent, white and black, or you can get a starter pack that has 2 sheets of each.

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I have stamped on the white shrink plastic here with Black Surfacez ink from Colorbox. One of my favourite things about shrink plastic is that your mistakes get shrunk with the piece, so stamping does not have to be perfect.

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Here you can see how patching the stamping is. I have coloured the flower plastic with the rose pink and the turquoise they are nice and wet so you can blend them together and have touches of purple, this will work on card too but it is really well none porous surfaces.

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When you heat the shrink it will curl up and you have to be brave, and just keep heating.

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 an acrylic block is a handy way to flatten the piece if it does not go completely flat when heating.

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here you can see how much the pieces shrink.

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I have some translucent pieces too.

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Here you can see that I have used the Clear Glaze Pen as a blender pen to get the orange to blend to nothing.

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I have also used the Clear Star pen to add a bit of sparkle to the flower.

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Here is the finished white one the kilt pins are a really good way to display the pieces.

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I have also done a bag charm also on white.

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Put together with lots of jump rings.

The stamps that I have used are 2 of Francoise’s new ones Wonderful Friend and Make Time

Thanks for visiting, remember to pop over to the Woodware Blog to see what the rest of the girls are up to.

Woodware – Easter Celebrations

Over on the Woodware blog this week we are looking at Easter

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I thought that I would go for a slightly different take on Easter, the frogs will be leaping into life in time for it, so why not a springing frog?

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I have stamped Francoise’s Hoppy Frog Clear Magic stamp with ColorBox Wicked Black archival ink, and then edged it with ColorBox Jungle Crafters ink.

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I have punched out the Keyhole Plates super duper punch. Then stamped the Hopping by and the Hoppy from the frog stamp, I then used a black Micron pen to write easter.

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Then I punched loads of flowers with the Sunflower Punch in shades of pink.

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I glued them together with Glossy Accents and then added the Rhinestone Borders to make the centres.

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I stamped a second frog and coloured his spots with a Tombow pen and then added Glossy Accents to make them shine.

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I have attached him with an Action Wobble. If you have not used them before they are a great way to add movement as they do what they say!

The border is one of the new Crafty Edger Deluxe set and this cassette is called Garden Fence.

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Woodware Silver Wedding Celebrations

On the Woodware blog this week we are looking at silver wedding celebrations and here is my take on it.

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I have used silver mirror card, which is rather difficult to photograph so I would like to start by saying sorry for the bad photography. I have made an easel card as I think that they always seem rather special.

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I have used the large numbers from the Number Chippie sheet, I used the Chunky White embossing powder on them, I hope that you can see from the photo that I have embossed the 2 and not the 5. Heat the powder from underneath, I still have some bits to heat on the 2 and they can just be heated from the top.

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I then stamped them with one of the background stamps from the Stampendous Cling Rubber Regal Bird stamps this is a great stamp set.

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I have stamped the small metal heart with the same stamp, I have used black Surfacez Ink on the metal, well I have used Surfacez for all of the stamping.

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For the background I have used the same stamp and randomly stamped on the edge of the panel.

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I have used the Just Words Special Couple stamp for the greeting.

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I have used the Mirror Card and some ribbon  white 7mm and silver 15mm organza.

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Remember to use some foam pads to raise the card on the base so that it holds the top portion.

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I have added some of the Rainbow Crystals to finish off the bow and heart.

I am rather pleased with the card, except that I have used too much Glossy Accents on my metal heart, I found this video on the internet after making the card, will rather long it is a very clever idea…..

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