On the Woodware Blog this week they have been looking at Christmas Collage and there have been some stunning cards, I decided to make a canvas. I love the work of Wendy Vecchi, Wendy uses Dreamweaver Embossing Paste branded under her name, but it is the same good stuff in the jar, so while this can not be compared to anything from Wendy, she is my source of inspiration.
I must admit I am rather pleased with it. The canvas is 7 x 9.5 inches.
so that when I turned it back to work on the canvas is supported by the block. Thanks to Siobhan the Recovering Stampaholic for that tip.
I have covered the whole of the canvas with Translucent Embossing Paste not in being fussy about getting it smooth. (this is the part that was inspired by Wendy Vecchi)
So when the background was dry I used the Crackle Paste on the Coil Christmas Tree. The crackle paste has to go on an acrylic base so that it has something to hold on to the translucent paste is perfect and i could have used this just under the tree, but I hadn’t decided if I would only use the tree directly on the canvas so it was simpler just to put a thin layer all over.
I have Frantaged the letters, this tip is mine, I put the letter in a spoon and heated from underneath the metal of the spoon heats up easily and the heat is transfered to the letter. (don’t use the spoon for soup afterwards)
Then I got out my Dreamweaver Dies and cut 2 sizes of bauble with the Nested Ornaments Die. On the small one I added Frantage mix and some copper embossing powder lines which I drew with the Versa Mark Pen. On the other bauble I used Watermark Ink through the Holly Swirl stencil, I applied it with the Stylus Tool.
first I stamped the image and added the greeting at the bottom, then I used one of the new ribbon border punches. These punches have a lever on the bottom that lets you punch a border or a long decorative strip.
Our July Retailer is Linda who runs LLinda’s Craft Shop in Laneham, North Nottinghamshire. LLinda’s is a shop full of inspiration and with regular paper crafting workshops. Linda is one of the talented bunch that qualified as Certified Dreamweaver Teachers earlier in the year. Llinda’s Blog will give you a glimpse of the goings on in the shop. You can find workshop details, directions and much much more on LLinda’s Website. As this is an important year of remembrance the theme that Linda has chosen is
The Poppy….as we remember
I have cheated a little bit, what’s new I hear you say. I visited the National Memorial Arboretum earlier this year. A place that I can highly recommend, it is a wonderful national asset. They start tree planting in 1997 they now have 50,000 trees and they describe it as a place of life to wander around and wonder. The memorials are both military and civilian, for adults and children.
While I was there I bought a very large fabric poppy.
Fast forward to June my son and his wife have an invitation to the Queens Garden Party at Holyrood Palace in Edinburgh. As well as a new dress a hat is a must. Edwige was given a hat by a friend but it had to be dressed up. When Edwige spotted my poppy we decided that it would be perfect.
So to commemorate the occasion I have made a scrap book page.
It also coincided with their second wedding anniversary, a very special way to spend the day.