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Bring on the Sunshine – take 2

Here I have another take on bring in the sunshine

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This time I have done a canvas with Jane Gill’s Three Houses Clear Magic set. I have used these stamps before for a post but I wanted to use them on a canvas.

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I have used a large Stencil Brush and several pigment ink pads to get the sky

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I used green pigment ink for the hill. Then I used a rollagraph on some crumped tissue paper, and ripped the edges and glued it on to the canvas with Crafty Glue.

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next I stamped the houses on the tissue paper, again I used pigment ink.

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and glued them on to the canvas

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The sun is from the set that I used yesterday Jane’s Going Round in Circles.

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I used Tombow pens to colour the houses.

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I have used one of the stamps from the same set to make my flowers, coloured with Tombows and then added Glossy Accents in the centres.

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Woodware Bring on the Sunshine

Over on the Woodware blog this week we are bringing on the sunshine, if only it was easy to do that at this time of year!

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Judith (aka Mrs Woodware) asked me to decorate one of the candle holders months ago, and for some reason I found it really difficult to do. Fisrt I painted it with red Dylusions, then didn’t know what else to do, I have been taking it out and looking at it for months, then just putting it away again!

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It is really strange, because I really like it!

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So then I painted it with green Dylusions, but I still didn’t like it, so I got some white Dylusions paint and sponged it, and wiped it off with a Woodware Wipe

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After that I got my Distressing Nail File and distressed the candle holder, now I like it!

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Then I got out Jane’s Going Round in Circles Clear Magic set, and Frantage powder. This one has been embossed in Aged Black.

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The smaller circles I have used the Seasonings Powder.

I am really pleased with my candle holder now that it is done, and really does bring in the sun.

Don’t forget to check what the rest of the team have been up to on the blog, thanks for visiting see you soon!

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Woodware – Wall Hanging for The Mirror Crack’d Challenge – take 2

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The theme this month is a Wall Hanging and here is my second version.

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Long and skinny things don’t make good blog pictures so hopefully the close ups will help.

It has been proven the laughing is good for you, and while I love all of the inspirational quotes that you see on Pinterest these sayings  are a good way to start your day with a chuckle!

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First use the Doobadoo Mask Art Stencil and Dreamweaver Copper Embossing  paste on the Clear Scraps Acrylic Tag, I left this overnight to dry.

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the stencils are the Fabric and the Faded Dots.

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The stamps are the Dylusions Laugh Till You Leak set

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One tag has the chuckle of the day image, and the tag underneath has the sayings to choose from, I think that I will add to this before handing this over as a Christmas present.

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I have added Burlap Ribbon and some Rope, and tied it all together with Natural Hemp.

Thanks for visiting and don’t forget to join in with the challenge on The Mirror Crack’d

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Woodware Wall Hanging for The Mirror Crack’d challenge

Woodware are a again sponsoring The Mirror Crack’d Blog this month the theme this time is a Wall Hanging

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So here is my first take on a wall hanging, I have used a frame, so I hope that this is okay

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I have used the Clear Magic Doodle Flower Basket designed by Francoise Read.

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I have stamped with Bark ColorBox Crafter’s ink on Woodware’s Mixed Media Card.

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then I coloured in with Water Colour Pencils and a water brush.

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next i stamped the image on  a piece of the Clear Scraps 12 x 12 Acrylic sheets with the Fudge Surfacez ink.

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then coloured the back with Color Solutions in Winter Red and Lemoncello I just sponged them on the back and the added a touch of the

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the Acrylic sheets are easy to cut into the shape that you want and then you can heat them and manipulate them into the shape that you want, great to be able to make the flowers 3D.

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next I coloured my picture frame with some Crafter’s ink Sunshine.

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and Fire

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and then wiped it over with a Woodware Wipe to blend it in.

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Then I used a Dutch Doobadoo Mask Art stencil this one is Fabric. The Dreamweaver Copper Embossing paste is a perfect colour to go with the rest of the hanging.

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I have a slight smudge, but that is fine

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The flowers hide it! I love the way that the light goes through the acrylic flowers and reflects on the wall.

So why not play along?

You will find all of the info on The Mirror Crack’d Blog

thanks for visiting see you soon!

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Woodware – Texture, Texture, Texture….

On the Woodware Blog this week we are looking at texture, I have made some practice pieces that I will make into badges, card toppers or they may go on canvases, or they may sit in a box for quite some time…

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this a selection of what I have been up to.

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Here is a close up.

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this is all of the pieces that I have used for this one. The pieces are cut from the Stampendous Pop Up Die set, Yes I know that sounds strange, but the die set includes dies to cut tags and the nest beautifully to make frames.

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This is Dreamweaver Gold Embossing Paste, I applied it with a palette knife and added extra peaks.

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While the paste was wet I added micro beads and Stampendous Glass Glitter, the one on the right just has beads.

Set them aside to dry.

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I have then layered up the frames. I have use Glossy Accents

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I embossed the top frame with Stampendous Seasonings Embossing Powder

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Then I added glossy accents to the frame.

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popped the decorated piece in and then topped up the Glossy Accents.

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This one is Mat Black Embossing Paste

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Covered in gold beads, you can see the texture here.

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This one has mixed beads and then glitter in the gaps.

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I have used the Emboss Gloss to add the embossing powder around the edges.

These were great fun to make, and I do have more, and I will get around to using them to add texture to my art!

You will see lots more texture on the Woodware Blog this week Thanks for visiting, see you soon!

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The Mirror Crack’d – Masks -take 2

We are again sponsoring The Mirror Crack’d Blog

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Their theme for this month is Make a Mask either a bought one or from scratch.

So here is my second effort of the week…

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I have used Craft Canvas it is so durable that I can mess it about much more than you can card.

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I used a compass to draw a rough shape, it was inspired by a mask that I saw in a museum while I was on holiday.

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I have then cut it in Craft Canvas and sprayed it with the Colorbox Dyeink spray in Artichoke, the spray spreads and bleeds on the craft canvas as it is designed for paper, but I like the effect that it makes.

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Then I used Duo Glue and added gilding leaf.

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I used Glossy Accents, to give a raised line then added Micro Beads.

So that is my second mask of the week, I hope that you like it.

So why not play along with the girls at The Mirror Crack’d you have all month to put your thinking cap on!

Thanks for visiting see you soon!

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Mirror Crack’d – Challenge Shadow Box

This month we are again sponsoring the challenge over on the Mirror Crack’d blog.

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The theme this time is Shadow Boxes. I had a look at the inspiration from their design team and was inspired to use my sardine tins by the work of Luli. her blog is really inspiring.

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I have been saving lots of tins with no idea what I was going to use them for.

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So I have painted a few, I have painted them with some paint from B&Q that I had in the house, then painted them with Dylusions Paint.

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I have a bag of flakes, that are just bits from gold, silver and copper sheets I have used USArtQuest Duo glue on a piece of Cut n Dry Foam and put the tin in the bag, I hope that you can see it. I find this the easiest way to contain my flakes, and when I use a sheet I just add the bits to the bag.

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Then rub of the loose bits while the tin is still in the bag.

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I have used the flowers from the Woodware Chippies Paisleys and embossed them with Stampendous powders.

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I glued the flowers into the tin with glossy accents, raising them to different heights with some extra bits of Chippies.

I hope that you join in with this challenge which is open all month, perhaps I will get around to using the rest of my tins!

Pop over to The Mirror Crack’d and join in the fun

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Woodware Sketch 42

On the Woodware blog this week we have a sketch challenge

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So here is my version of it.

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I have used for the first time the Dylusions stamps designed by Dyan Reaveley and the Dutch Doobadoo Mask Art stencils.

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The card that I have used is the new Mixed Media card from Woodware and the Dutch Doobadoo Fabric Stencil, I have used it with the Dylusions Fresh Lime Paint, I applied the paint with the Clearsnap Blending Tool.

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This stamp is from the Escape Dylusions rubber stamp set. I have stamped with the Canyon Crafters ink.

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I have used the Dutch Doobadoo Burlap stencil.

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the legs are from the Legs Eleven set.

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and I have used the edge scruffer on all of the squares.

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and the same for the other square.

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I rather fancy these tights.

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I have added the squares

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The text comes from Francoise’s Clear Magic set Funky Greetings.

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Miss you is from the same set.

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Woodware – Master Board – The Mirror Crack’d

Woodware are sponsoring The Mirror Crack’d this month so pop over to there blog for some inspiration and the join in on the Mirror Crack’d blog.

Master board seems a very grand name for cutting up what you make, but it is fun.

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This is what I have done with mine. The box is the largest one of a set of three wooden boxes that are available from Woodware.

For my master board I started with a sheet of white 12 x 12 card.

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and sprayed it with Banana Clearsnap Dye Ink Spray through the Mandala Art Screen.

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Just roughly

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Then I added some Strawberry and Spearmint sprays I also used the Swirldot Art Screen.

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Then I moved back inside and added some stamping in Bark Crafters ink. This is the Stampendous Carte Postal.

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I have also stamped the Calligraphy Sampler in red ink

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Then I got out the Dreamweaver Embossing paste and made a very messy job of pasting (deliberately I might add)

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I repeated this across the card.

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I should have started in the middle, but it didn’t matter as I am cutting up the board anyway!

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Then I used the Rust Spoonful kit to heat emboss the paste. I just added it roughly.

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Then I used the circles from the Kaffee Klatsch set. I have embossed it with the Seasoning Embossing enamel.

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Then I chopped up the card I have edged them with Bark ink. I didn’t measure the length I just measured the height of  the box and cut 7cm sqaures.

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The box has been painted with the Dylusions paints that we are still waiting to arrive.

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The paints go on really well.

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I have only decorated the two long sides.

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I attached the panels with Woodware Crafty Glue.

The burning question is do I decorate the other two boxes with the rest of the master board

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Or do I do something completely different?

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Stampendous- Dreamweaver – Woodware – Blog Hop – Making Texture

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This week we’re going to celebrate with the awesome Woodware Design Team and the Dreamweaver Stencils Dream Team all of the the great Stampendous and Dreamweaver Stencils products that Woodware makes available to the UK market. This is good news for our crafty friends in the UK because we’ll be offering prizes and our UK friends are eligible to win!! 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!

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.

So here is my project I have used  Kaffee Klatsch one of Nat Kalbach’s stamp set.

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I have made a wall hanging using the Artist Canvas Pad it is an American A4 size pad of lovely textured canvas.

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First I used the Dreamweaver Large Scales stencil and and a Colorbox Crafters Pad and inked through the stencil.

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this is a really easy stencil to repeat across the canvas

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I love that with theCrafters and a brush you can blend this ink, I have not tried to make it even, but you can not see the joins, then I cut the canvas in half

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then I stamped

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and stamped

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and Frantaged

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I love this randon effect.

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on the other half I just stamped.

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I added some red Woodware wire which I had twisted around the posts on the Plastic Jig. I also used some wadding under the canvas and stitched it.

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I Frantaged the tops of some brads and added these

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They are perfect in the circles of the stamp.

Thanks for visiting, and don’t forget to comment and hope along!

Here are the designer’s sharing the projects today —

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Janelle Stollfus

Pam Hornschu

Kristine Reynolds

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Dorothy Adam

Francoise Read

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Lyn Bernatovich

Cindy Groh

Gill Wilson

Alison Heikkila