Woodware Sketch 33

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Woodware have a sketch for us this week and here is my take on it.

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I was inspired for this card  by Julie Staves on the Woodware blog I just loved the colour combination. For this card I have used the new Colorbox Mini Molding Mats.

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The mats are unmounted rubber stamps.

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I have used them on an acrylic block that I have attached  some Tack n Peel too, this gives a slight cushion and also has means that the stamp is temporarily attached to the block.

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Here are my strips

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I used Scribbles all over the background

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and also Patio and Botanical. the greeting is from Jane’s Mini Flowers set.

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I used my Mini Stapler and pink staples to attach the words. The background here is the Mini Molding mat Exotic.

All of the stamping was done with Crafters Ink in Stone and Night.

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The ATC Storage Pockets are a great way to store the Mini Molding Mats and

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the Just Words stamps and the Woodware Tiddlers

I hope that you like this weeks card stand….

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Thanks for visiting see you soon!

Woodware Challenge from Creativity Cards and Crafts – Sweet Dreams!

This week on the Woodware blog we have been set a challenge by Nina from Creativity Cards and Crafts in Eastbourne. Boy I found it a challenge, so I have just used the words!

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I have used Chippies for the letters and the flowers.

For the background I had this piece of  chipboard lying around.

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Well doesn’t everybody have strange things laying around there craft rooms? I loved the texture of it, I have no idea where it came from but I do have more!

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To decorate it I have Frantaged it. I first painted it with some watered down acrylic paint this held the embossing powder while I heated it. The embossing powder was a mix of bits including Pearlised Mica Fragments, Shaved Ice, Wild Plum,  Aged Silver  and regular Silver Embossing Powders.

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the Chippies were decorated in the same powder mix, but I just pushed them into a watermark pad to wet them and added the powder. I heat them on the mat, but hold them in place with an Etch and Pierce tool. On some of the letters I just used the Shabby Pink embossing powder.

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I took this foot outside the colours more true on this picture.

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I think this shows the sparkle and texture that is on the hanging.

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I screwed eyes into the sides and tied ribbon to finish off and for hanging.

You can see Nina’s card that started us off on the Creativity Cards and Craft Blog, you can also find Creativity Cards and Craft on Facebook.

Don’t forget to check what the rest of the girls have created for Sweet Dreams on the Woodware blog.

Woodware Challenge – Only Words

On the Woodwatre Blog this week we are focusing on words, making words come to the front.

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I have used the Dreamweaver Thank Yous background stencil.

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I have simply inked through the stencil with a stencil brush and ColorBox Crafters Ink in Spiced Plum

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I made a mixture of embossing powder with Wild Plum and Aged Wine. I edged the white base card with the ink and then when it was dry I rant he edge of the card through a watermark pad so that I only inked the edge. For the word card I used my Stylus Tool to add the watermark ink.

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I punched out a scalloped oval and stamped the Thank You from the Stampedous Perfectly Clear set Know Your Heart. This I have edged in the same way.

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The ribbon just has a piece tied on to it before attaching it top the back of the panel.

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I coloured the white paper flower with the spcied plum ink and a touch of purple. With a pastel flower brad to hold it all together.

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I hope that you like this weeks card holder!

Thanks for visiting, don’t forget to check out the rest of the DT word creations, on the Woodware Blog

Woodware Challenge – Acetate

This week on the Woodware blog we are looking at Acetate and ways to use it. In my post a few weeks ago I used the Acetate sheet from Clear Scraps and just used the 12 x 12 sheet you can see the post here today I used a trimmer and cut up my 12 x 12 sheet, then I embossed it.

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and coloured it with  Surfacez Caribbean Ink  

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I used the an old Cuttlebug Embossing folder and embossed just as I would a piece of card. Her is a video to show you how.

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The colour was just rubbed over from the pad.

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I stamped the inside of the card with Crafters Spiced Plum the stamp is from Jane’s set  In the Frame Ditties,

I cut the card and acetate so that it fits a C6 envelope and scored it in the centre and then trimmed it so that the front just had a small overlap. Double sided tape on the inside of the fold is all that you need to hold it. You can hide this tape with another piece of card cut to fit. When you put it together don’t push the acetate hard against the fold so that it closes more neatly.

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The bow you appeared in last weeks post I made it on my Brilliant Bowmaker, in last weeks post I have a how to video link, and more bows!

I love the effects that you can get using transparent acetate or acrylic so many interesting things are possible!

Thank you for visiting, pop over to the Woodware blog to see what the girls are up too this week

Woodware Challenge – Spring Flowers

This week on the Woodware blog we are looking at Spring Flowers, and I have sort of cheated (again, yes) but I have a new toy!

My flowers are not really spring like, but I think that they are pretty!

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I have made my flowers with the Brilliant Bowmaker Scrap Pack

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Jane the Flower Girl made all of these samples, and you can see that you get four templates in the set.

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The flowers I have made on the Snap Template (the hexagonal one)

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You can make your flowers any size, mine have 3 inch and 4 inch petals. The video shows you how to make them.

I have used silver grosgrain ribbon and coloured it with Crafter’s ink in Aruba and Spiced Plum. I just ink the Color Blender from the ink pad and pull the ribbon through.

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The frame that I have used is from Ikea it has a 12cm x 12cm aperture. To decorate it I used a Clear Scraps Flower Border as a mask.

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I used scrap paper so that I could mitre the corners, and coloured with the Color Blender and the Spiced Plum. My blender sponge was a bit messy, but I like the effect that you get, it had a bit of blue on it before I started.

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For inside the aperture I used the Dreamweaver Zen Flower stencil and the Letter Press Technique.

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Here is my messy bits! I tried it on cream card first, but my grape dye ink spray was too strong, so I sprayed it on to the Kraft Card. Letter Press is done by spraying the stencil and then running it through my Big Shot to emboss the card and transfer he ink.

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I added just a touch of the Spiced Plum ink to the stenciled image.

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Once I had placed the flowers I decided that I wanted some words so I used the Stampendous Perfectly Clear set Know Your Heart.

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I stitched the flowers together and added buttons to the centre.

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The other three templates make even sized bows, this one I have wrapped around the template twice.

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I used 2 colours of ribbon for this one.

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For his one I just kept wrapping the ribbon around the template!

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It made a great simple card. The background is the Brick Wall Mascil and the greeting is from the Just Words Collection.

Thank you for visiting, I am off to make some more bows….

Woodware Sketch 32

Over on the Woodware blog this week we have a sketch

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What do you think? Why not have a go?

So here is what I have some up with.

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I have used artistic license a bit and turned the sketch into a square card. Woodware have a new size of card it is 7 inches x 7 inches, which I think is a good size, not too big, but gives lots of space to create.

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So first I have my card, and I have edged it with Glacier Lake Cats Eye this is a dye ink.

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The background paper is from the Graffiti Perfect Prints pad, the pad is 6 x 6 and I cut the papers to 6 x 4 and then cut the 2 sheets together on the diagonal.

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The ribbon is new Cotton Ribbon the blue is in 6mm and 15mm. I put tape down on the card and then put the ribbon down. The bow is folded ribbon that I have held together with double sided tape.

The background stamp is from the Stampendous Stack Art stamp Set Regal Bird I love the swirls, the texture of the card means that this stamp has not stamped perfectly which adds to the charm.

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Then I stamped with the same ink on to some Water Colour Card, I used my Tombow Blender Pen to bleed the colour into the stamped image. I added a little bit of colour with a Tombow into the centre of the flowers. The flower stamp is one of the four from Jane’s set Mini Flowers. The water colour card rips really nicely.

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The words are from the Stampendous Perfectly Clear Know Your Heart set, which I have again bled out, and edged with the ink.

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Pink pearls have finished of the flower centres and the  edge of the background panel.

I had a flower left over so I made a quick card with it.

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The words are from the same Stampendous Perfectly Clear set.

Woodware and Crafty Cardmakers – Mixed Media

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Woodware are playing along with the Crafty Card Makers and More… this week, the challenge will be open on their blog for two weeks. If you would like to play along with us please check the Crafty Card Maker rules then use the link on the Crafty Card Makers Blog to add your card or if you are not a blogger yet you can e-mail your card to me as usual Dorothy@woodware.co.uk  and I will post it and add it to the Crafty Card Makers and more… Blog

This week has been hard to decide what to use and what to do, not easy with so much choice as Woodware has so many cool new things! I was saved by a post on the Clear Scraps blog. When I was at CHA in January I was lucky enough to do a project with Susan Frase of Clear Scraps using alcohol inks, so I have put what I learned to the test, it has worked out fairly well, but boy has it been difficult to photograph.

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It has not helped that today has been very over case so no sunshine to shine through my scrapbook page.

and with the clear acrylic you get 2 pages for the price of one.

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I enjoy using acrylic, and with the alcohol ink if you don’t like what you have done just get your Dreamweaver Cleaner and Thinner and wipe it all away and start again!

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The page has been made on a Clear Scraps 12 x 12 blank acrylic sheet they come with a protective layer on both sides to protect them, remove one of the layers and on that side apply your inks I have used the Dreamweaver Color Solutions in Iceburg and Blue Velvet I put a few drops of each on to the Dreamweaver applicator and coloured all over the acrylic sheet. I then added some silver  and applied that to highlight and lift the colours.

Next, I turned the sheet over so that the Alcohol inks are on the back, removed the film and then with the Matte Black Embossing paste I pasted three Hot Air Balloons and then left them to dry. I have a magnetic sheet underneath the acrylic to help hold the stencil in place, I did tape the stencil in place, but it was a bit tricky because of the way that I wanted to place the balloons, and if you get paste on the acrylic, it will wipe off easily.

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the front

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The back.

After the paste is dry

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put the stencil back on and ink over the paste with a Watermark Pad and add some Metallic F/X mica powders. I have used the Moonstone and the Nouveau Orange.

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Colour all three balloons

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Then the photograph, this was taken from the top of the tower at the edge of the square.

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So on the back I put a photograph taken from the ground and a story. I don’t always add the story, but after listening to Christina from A Maze of Memories and Mel Heaton of Paper Dreams discussing how important the story is I have added some words to the back.

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I even have a title, made with alphabet chippies and embossed with shabby white and then touched up with Iceburg alcohol ink.

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I attached the letters with Glossy Accents.

I have hung the page on a room divider so you can see both sided of it.

Thank you for visiting see you soon.