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Woodware Challenge Week 64

Hello over on the Woodware blog this week we are looking at Paper Piecing. This is fun to do and is a great way to use up scraps of patterned paper. I have used two of Jane’s new Christmas stamps they are both Clear Magic Singles.

For the background I have used the new background stamp Faithful and Joyful this I have stamped with Chiffon Mixed Media Inx and embossed it with clear powder.

The main image is Doodle Christmas and this I have embossed with gold powder. I used the Holly Green recycled card and then used the water mark pad to edge the card and embossed it again with gold powder.

For my paper piecing I have used a variety of Stockholm 12 x 12 papers, I have used this for the layer at the back as well.

I have used more of the papers to make this wreath the idea for the wreath came from Pinterest the blog is 2 Girls Being Crafty, I have adapted it to fit what I had in the house so I covered a polystyrene ring with organza ribbon.

Thank you for visiting, you will find lots of paper piecing over on the Woodware Blog so pop over and have a look.

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Woodware Challenge – Week 62 – Shrink Plastic

I like shrink plastic! I it is the thrill of watching it shrink and fighting with it to make sure that it doesn’t stick to itself. I find that the black is the one that sticks most. So of course I used the black this week. I have made some bookmarks.

The stamps that I have used here are two of Jane’s new release. The stamps are  We Three Kings and Partridge.

You can find all of the new Woodware stamps here.

I have stamped with white Stazon on the black shrink plastic, then coloured in with Sakura Metallic Pens.

Here you can see the difference in size before and after shrinking. If you are making something like earrings take care to stamp them both in the same direction on the plastic.

The bookmarks come in packs of four, add a jump ring to attach the shrink plastic.

I had so much fun that I carried on shrinking…

This time I  used Jane’s large Thistle and again coloured with the Sakura pens Metalllic pens.

I think that I might do some shrink plastic Christmas tree decorations with these nice Christmas stamps.

Thank you for visiting why not pop over to the Woodware blog to see what the other girls have been up.

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Woodware Challenge Week 56 – Purple and Gold

Over on the Woodware blog this week we have a royal theme of purple and gold, but my card is not very royal.

The stamp that I have used is a Stampendous Cling rubber stamp called Heart Stack  I love the delicate small swirls on this stamp. I have simply stamped with the Clearsnap Water Mark pad and then embossed with that good old standby gold powder.

For the wording I have used a Sheena Smart designed Woodware Clear Magic set Let’s Celebrate I have again stamped and embossed in gold, I have stamped on gold velumn from the Metallic Pack. I like ripping vellumn, I used the extra hearts that I had cut out to hide where I attached the vellumn. I could have used Woodware’s Miracle Adhesive, which is a very effective Vellumn adhesive, but I thought that the hearts were a nice touch.

I have used extra hearts to  decoupage the large two hearts. Very simple but I am really pleased with it, I have not used vellumn for a long time, I think I will have hunt in my paper stash to see what other vellumn i have lurking there!

Thank you for visiting as usual over on the Woodware blog we have lots of purple and gold to inspire you so why not have a look?

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Woodware Challenge – Week 55 – Teachers Gifts

Here in Scotland it is almost the end ot term, they only have two more weeks to go so time to start thinking about teachers presents and that is just what we are doing over on the Woodware blog this week. I have done a note book cover to fit an A5 note book.

The first thing that I did was to paint some calico fabric with watercolour paint from a USArtQuest Mica Pallette I used the metallic one, but used it with a lot of water as I just wanted to have a wash of colour.

It had to be hung out to dry, but we have had some sunshine!

While it was drying I went to work on the decorated panel.

I used the Jumbo Rollagraph Simple Dots with a Lipstick Red Chalk Ink Pad. The dots are in a pattern but I like to roll it in various directions to make it messy, I ironed the ink to set it and while I was ironing it I decided that I liked the reverse side best so I used a much more muted dotty pattern.

Then I got to work with my Emboss Gloss, it is embossing fluid that looks like a lip gloss and is nice and wet, so it is perfect for using on fabric, although it is really designed for card. I used the Emboss Gloss to draw the lines and the splodge and I have used Aged Gold , Aged Rose, and Shabby Ping embossing powder. I also have various Mica Fragments and some Shaved Ice in the mix. Just I big mix of FRANTAGE! Oh I love it!

I used Dicro Fibres and the Butterfly Post cling rubber stamp from Stampendous. The easiest way to do this is to ink the stamp with a strong colour of pigment ink, the pigment ink gives you longer to get the fibres in place, lay the stamp down ink side up on a heat proof surface, then place the fibres on top, cover with Parchment Paper and iron for about 10 seconds. This fuses the fibres together and imprints the stamp into them.

Then just machine stitch the panel on the front.

Making up the cover is easy just fold over enough for a flap at either side and stitch a  couple of pockets for your book to slip into.

When embossing on fabric if you use an embroidery hoop it holds the fabric so that you can heat from underneath. It does seem like a long and complecated project but I have made cards that have taken much longer!

This is my mobile phone cover that I mad iin the same way, but it is made from two layers of velvet to protect the phone.

Thank you for visiting you will find a great array of projects for teachers or lots of other gifty occasions so why not pop over and se what the rest of the girls have been up too?

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Frantaged Gifts

This is just a quick post with a couple of frames that I have  Frantaged. They are just Ikea frames that I have rather a lot of, not quite sure how I managed it.

This is the Jumbo Hollyhocks that I have stamped and then gently coloured with chalks. I used some champange glass glitter in the centres of the flowers. On the frame I used the watermark pad and then a mix of the Aged Gold embossing powder and the Shaved Ice and some of the Mica Fragments. I have a mix that I have made up that I have just added until I like the look. If I want more of something in a place I just add some extra to the hot powder.

The card I have posted before and the frame was done in the same way as the Hollyhocks, I now have to do a silver and blue set for a new boy in the family.

I am linking this to the Stampendous Gifts Challenge

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Woodware Dreamweaver Blog Hop

This week we are having a blog hop with the girls from the Dreamweaver Team it is a week long hope and there are lots of cards and other things to look at as you hop around the blogs each day.

At the end of our celebration, each designer will randomly select a winner from all blog comments to receive a free Dreamweaver stencil. We look forward to you playing along with us!

Today I have used Dreamweaver Stencil Paste in Matte Black and the Butterfly Duo Stencil.

This is a set of drawers from Ikea that I keep odds and ends in. it sits in the hall beside the telephone and holds the very important take away menus!

I started by painting it bright yellow with acrylic paint. I then stencilled the butterflys

on the sides

and I also put one on the top

which does not show up in the photograph of the whole thing

Before I stencilled the butterflies on the front I decided that it was too yellow so I washed the fronts of the drawers with a Green-Yellow Duo Pearl Ex  mixed with Gloss PPA glue this turns the Pearl Ex powders into an acrylic paint, I again used the Matte Black Dreamweaver Embossing paste to add the butterflies to the drawers fronts.

I hope that you like my small chest now off you go and visit Kristi in her Creative Cafe, but don’t forget to leave a comment before you go.

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Woodware Challenge Week 8

Anything But a Card

I got a bit carried away this week, on Thursday when I checked on the Dream It Up Blog last Thursday Deborah March had done a project with frames so I have stolen her idea.

The frame is a very cheap one from Ikea and first I painted it with Misty Lavender Pearl Ex mixed with matte PPA, then I painted on some horrible beige acrylic paint on to it and rubbed it off.  I really like this distressed look as I am really bad at painting.

I then took the Petite Fern stencil and the Gold Stencil Paste and stenciled in the corner of the frame.

The paste take about 20 minutes to dry and I then finished it off with more Sparkling Copper Pearl Ex mixed again with Matte PPA.

I really love the effect and since I have got lots of these frames I just kept going…..

This is the same stencil but this time I used Matte Black Stencil Paste and  Spring Green Pearl Ex and the Misty Lavender.

This is my Mum and is a photo that has only just turned up. The stencil this time is  Corner Flourishes pasted with the Gold and left as it was.  The frame was painted with the Spring Green Pearl Ex and Matte PPA.

That is enough for now I did more so I will share them very soon!

Francoise tomorrow on Woodware Blog.

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