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Woodware Challenge Week 45 – April Sketch Challenge

This week over on the Woodware blog we have another sketch challange.

This is the sketch and here is my take on it

I have made an easel card with Artemio’s new clear set New York. The card is an 8 x 8 square card and I have added a white panel at the front and then layered a slightly smaller dark purple card. I cut 2 strips of card 7 inches by 3 inches. On the first one I stamped the New York skyline with Wicked Black archival dye ink and then using a stylus handle and a round foam pad I coloured and blended with Clear Snap Limited Edition pigment ink in Stormy Sea, Blue Jean and Raisin and also Chiffon in the Mix’d Media Inx. Then around the edges I added Stampendous’ Aged Silver Embossing Enamel. When I coloured this panel I left the windows of the buildings without colour.

Next I coloured the white card in the same way as before but this time I coloured first and then stamped the  images in the Wicked Black. Again I used the Aged Silver around the edges.

For the centre section I used the foam stylus pad to ink the stamp with the burgers and bagels with a mixture of the Chiffon and the Raisin inks stamped the images and then coloured with the two shades of blue. I used the Blue Jeans ink to colour some silver grosgain dotty ribbon.

The happy birthday comes from Jane Gill’s Clear Magic set Essential Birthdays, I had to hand write the great trip, but I am sure you can tell that! The border was punched with the award winning  Crafty Edger and the Zig Zag Diamond Cassette. I then embossed the cut outs with a mixture of the Aged Silver and the new Aged Rose embossing enamel. The hearts came from the Crafty Edger Heart Cassette.

Well that is it, to see what the rest of the girls on the woodware Design Team are up to pop over to the Woodware Blog or visit their blogs.

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Woodware Challenge – Colours of Spring

This week over on the Woodware Blog we are looking at the colours of spring, and here we are having weather that is more normal for here in summer, a bit worrying as this my be our summer, last year we had two weeks in April and they were the best two weeks of the year!

This is my take on the colours of spring and I am showing off my Mothers Day gift from my daughter.

Thank you Shona, my son bought me tomato plants I hope that they I can grow them.

I have gone pink for my colour choice, not what I had started out with in my head. All of the stamps come from an Artemio set Floral Collage. The white card is 8 x 8 and I have stamped with the new Limited Edition Raisin Pigment Ink from ColorBox, which I have been using for weeks and is now in stock. The pink card I stamped with the new Mix’d Media Pigment Inx from ColorBox this one is called Chiffon but their is 16 wonderful new colours that I think are Girlie Grungy. I have been using them for weeks now but they are now in stock! (I know I am really lucky).

The main image was stamped with the ColorBox Watermark Pad and then embossed with the pastel pink embossing powder from the Woodware Pastel Embossing Kit. I then attached trimmed and attached the panel to the pink card with lots of double sided tape.

I then got to use another new product! The Emboss Gloss embossing fluid. It is similar to and embossing pen but it is much wetter so it is idea for holding the Frantage in place (looks and works like a lip gloss) I have used Shabby Pink Frantage embossing powder and then trapped some of  the Silver Crushed Glass Glitter and the Rose Color Fragments.

The ribbon is new too Woodware has 2 new box sets of ribbon this is the pale pink from the stitched grosgrain.

This Antique Pendant has a deep well for decorating I stamped the top of the fern stamp and embossed it with the Shabby Pink powder cut it to fit. I used Glossy Accents to glue the card in place and then filled the well with more Glossy Accents as a finishing touch I added more of the rose Color Fragments and the silver glass glitter.

I am off to do something with this image now

well after I have eaten, and walked the dog.

Thank you for visiting, see you soon, for more Colours of Spring visit the Woodware Blog and remember to visit Kim our guest designer for March.

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Woodware Challenge Week 25 – Traditional Christmas

Over on the Woodware blog this week it is Traditional Christmas. I always think gold, red and green for traditional Christmas.

I have not done a traditional shape, it took me a while to warm to this style of card but I really like doing them now. I have used an 8″ x 8″ card and scored and folded it in the centre of the front.

I stamped out loads of the baubles from the Artemio Christmas Bauble clear set and embossed them with Chinese Red and the new yummy Vintage Olive

I decorated a dark green panel by stamping with one of the swirls from the Artemio Arabesque Set with a Colorbox Watermark pad and then added PearlEx powder in Spring Green, I really like the shimmer that this easy technique gives you. I layered this on a square of the lovely yellow pearl 12 x 12 card.

The all important raised platform at the front of the card has the same layers and PearEx treatment.  The edges were punched with the Antique Floral Crafty Edger Cassette. The greeting comes from one of my favourite Christmas words,   Christmas Sentiments designed by my friend Jane Gill. Remember to raise this piece on foam pads so that it acts as a stop for the front of the card.

I cut out the baubles and used the shape it tool on the molding mat to and add a curve to the baubles. The Dreamweaver Embellishment Pins were ideal for making my baubles hang.

Thank you for visiting why not check out what the rest of the girls have been up to on the Woodware blog

 

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Woodware Challenge Week 10 – Summer Fun

Well I hope that you are having a sunny summer. I spent the weekend in Northumberland, in this small hostel with my family we had the whole place to ourselves and had a lovely time. The sun shone all the time we were there.

I am now back in Aberdeen and my card for the challenge this week is very appropriate.

The Wellies come from an Artemio Clear Set called North Sea and I have stamped it with Pearly Ivy Brilliance Ink. They are a solid stamp and I liked the mottled effect that I got because it was a new stamp.

I then added the greeting from Jane’s Clear Magic Set Scottish Wishes.

I have been waiting for a chance to use the Dreamweaver Rain Drops Stencil. Which I coloured with Moonlight White Brilliance Pad, I think that the pad was a bit messy but it worked well for me!

I hope you like my postcard from Scotland as I sit watching the rain fall again. We have a wide variety of Summer Fun for you this week on the Woodware Blog.

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Woodware Black and White Challenge

I love doing black and white cards, I think it is the crisp effect that you get so here is my entry to the Woodware Blog Black and White Challenge I have used a folded card for this sample, the original idea I saw first at Flawless Designs in Stirling a long time ago, so thanks to Angela.

I have used the Artemio Decorated Pear Mini Set

the card is 29.5cm long x 12cm wide. Score length ways all the way along. Then score across the card 6cm in from each end. Make a mark at 8cm on the centre score line from both ends. Make a mark at 10.5cm from the ends at both sides of the card, then fold up the card.

The border stamp from the set is a perfect size to stamp along the centre section of the card. I stamped the pear on white card and punched it with a Super Duper Square Punch and then layered it on to a black square cut from a Huge Square Punch.

Then attach the squares to the end diamonds on the card.

I punched the black squares that I mounted onto from folded cards so I used them up by making another couple of cards.

This is the outside of the card.

Inside of the card.

This card was done with a Magenta stamp 9 Square Hearts it is a good stamp for cutting here I have only used 4 of the nine squares on the inside , and then added an extra one at the bottom on the outside. a strip of white card and some ribbon finishes of the outside of the card.

I hope you are inspired by my simple black and white cards. For more info and more Black and White cards have a look at the Woodware Blog.

Thank you for stopping by.

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Woodware Challenge Cards for Men

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This is a very simple card that I enjoyed doing very much. I like the dog very much it is from an Artemio Clear Set called Friends. The image was stamped with and then water coloured with Tombow Pens and a blender pen.  I then used a super duper square punch to cut him out and then used a huge square punch to cut the dark brown layer.

cardsForMen1The dog was very easy to water colour and I only used three colours of pen but the blender pen makes it look like so many more colours have been used.

cardsForMen4The happy birthday is a double sided sticky shape.  I have used Cinnamon Flock on it.

The ribbon along the bottom is self adhesive felt which I have also cut and used as a single leaf.  I hope that you have enjoyed seeing this card, if you want to see more cards for men then pop over to the  Woodware Blog. Thank you for visiting.cardsForMen3

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Woodware Wedding Challenge Day 6

This is my first card for the Woodware Challenge  I hope that you like it! The card is made from an Artemio template that I really like as it is very versatile. I got a bit carried away with all the things on this card and it took rather a long time to make.

This is the inside of the card.

The template makes a cover and the inside pages.

You can see how it folds together to make the card. The stamps that I have used are Artemio Fun Wedding set and they were all stamped with versamark and embossed with gold powder. The gilding on the edges of the pages was done by running double sided tape around the outside and then covered with Gold Metal Leaf. The hearts are Mini and Large. On the front I have used a stencil and paste then covered the paste with PearlEx. The paste is acrylic and and the Mini punch made some really cute hearts from the extra bits that I cut off.

I coloured the ribbon with a Tombow pen a great way to get the colour that you want and since there is almost 100 Tombow pens you have lots of choice.

This is the main picture which is in the middle in the inside.

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