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Woodware – Sketch 56

This week on Woodware Witterings we have a sketch to follow

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I am never sure about the sketches when I come to do them, but since it was my idea I really should have a plan!

But I think that it has come together quite well

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I have used Dreamweaver and Stampendous Stencils for the card, and a very cute Dreamweaver die.

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This is one of the July 2016 release from Stampendous Holly Scroll I ran it through my Sizzix Big Shot and the added some Jungle Crafter’s around the edges.

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I was not sure about the ink so I got the stencil back out and inked with the Watermark Pad and my Jumbo Dauber then added the Kiwi Metallic f/x,

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I hope that you can see the shine here, the Metallic f/x are so rich in pigment.

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I have used regular embossing paste on the small Happy Christmas stencil. When the paste was dry I used the watermark pad and inked through the stencil, on top of the words and around the edge of the card I have used the Vintage Olive embossing powder. I have punched the corners with the inverted corner punch.

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I used the smallest size of the Dreamweaver Nested Stocking Die. The tops have been cut in linen card and the rest in tartan paper from the 8 x 8 pad.

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I have used some diamond Stickles on the top of the stockings for s bit of Christmas sparkle.

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The Woodware mini bells are a great finishing touch for lots of Christmas projects.

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Woodware and Crafty Cardmakers – Things That Go Bump in the Night

We are again sponsoring Crafty Cardmakers this week the theme is Things That Go Bump in The Night the theme runs for two weeks on there blog.

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Don’t forget to check out the Crafty Cardmakers blog and play along with us all, we have a prize!

I am back again today with another card for the Crafty Cardmakers Challenge

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I hope that you can see that I have used acetate for the front of the card?

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here it is closed.

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On the acetate I have used the Clear Scraps Acrylic Mixer Spiders Web. The mixers can be used as stencils or as embellishments, so far I have just used the web as a stencil, but I will use it as an embellishment when the mood takes me. Then I will probably decorate it with Color Solutions Alcohol Inks.

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I taped the spiders web on to my acetate and then added Dreamweaver Regular paste

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While the paste was wet I added Crystal glitter to it.

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Then I stamped Jane’s Three Houses Clear Magic stamps, I have stamped with a Watermark pad and embossed with Detail Black powder. I have stamped on some Amethyst Recycled card and some orange vellum from the Woodware Primary pack.

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I have cut my A4 card in half long ways and then folded it in half and cut off most of the front of the card. I used A4 double sided sticky sheet all over the back of the houses and stuck them down on the card. In the background I have added some stars with a quickie glue pen and some Lavender Glitter.

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I have cut the houses with a border of colour around them so that they would stand out.

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I have attached the acetate with double sided tape

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Then disguised it with ribbon, I like the  grosgrain because itis dotty on one side, it is double the value!

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so there we have it a spooky card. I am off to a house warming this weekend, wish it was next weekend then this card would do!

I hope that you are enjoying our Things that go Bump in the Night week and why not play along at Crafty Cardmakers. Thanks for visiting see you soon!

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Make Christmas Special with Metallic F/x

This week on Woodware Witterings we are using Dreamweaver Metallic F/x this is a very high quality Mica powder in a stunning range of colours. The pot contains nothing but high quality mica pigment, no fillers!

So here is what I have come up with.

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the photograph is not very good, sorry.

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first I have used Dreamweaver copper embossing paste and while it is wet I have flicked on the powder. The stencil is one of the new ones from Stampendous Holly Scroll Stencil.

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When I had enough powder on I heated the paste to dry it.

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once it is dry you can brush off the excess powder.

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I just love the bubbly effect!

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For the background I used the watermark pad through the Large Damask stencil. I have added the Metallic F/x

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I ran the Happy Christmas Stencil through my Sizzix machine and then inked it with the Watermark Pad and

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added the Purple Satin and Glacier Metallic F/x I have used the same two colours throughout.

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I added the blue around the layer of card. simply run the card along the ink pad.

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it looks good on the card, but has not shown up on the final photograph.

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I wrapped the ribbon around th card, then added a knot of ribbon to finish off the panel.

Don’t forget to check out the rest of the team this week on Woodware Witterings, thanks for visiting see you soon!

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Woodware Sketch Number 44

On the Woodware blog this week we have a sketch

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I like this sketch, Gill yesterday turned it into a Christmas card and I can see lots of possibilities for Christmas, exciting!

So here is the card that I have made with the sketch

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I have used a Dreamweaver die and a Clear Magic stamp designed by Jane.

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The Leafless Tree die was cut from navy pearlescent card from my stash.

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I used the ColorBox Emboss Gloss wand to add some watermark ink to the tree and then added silver embossing powder randomly over the tree.

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then to make the pendants I cut strips of navy and blue card with a V in the bottom. I put these together with double sided tape.

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Then die cut the second largest oval from the Dreamweaver Long Nesting Ovals and stamped on it with the wording from Jane’s Heart Garden Clear Magic stamp.

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I used a Tombow Glue Stick to attach the tree, I deliberately was very heavy handed with the glue, so that it spread when I pressed the tree to the card. Then I covered the tree with Multi Crystal Glitter, by doing it this way I got a more random spread of glitter.

This card has actually been handed over to the bride and groom.

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On the inside I added the large oval cut with the Dreamweaver dies and topped it with a tag from the Elegant Tags Everyday Messages. I used the High Bond Tape to attach the oval, just around the bottom and sides and popped in a gift card.

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Mr and Mrs

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Woodware Challenge – Travel

This week on the Woodware blog we are looking at travel, I am a really bad scrap booker, well infrequent would be a better description, so I love it when I am pushed to do it.

In the summer of 2013 I was lucky enough to take a trip to Las Vegas, my third trip to this interesting city, this was work I went to do the Dreamweaver Certification course and attend a CHA trade show. The bonus was I was with 2 of my favourite people! (the whole thing was great, I love to learn crafty stuff and love to see what is new, so it can not really be discribed as work)

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This photo collage sums up the outside of Las Vegas to me, and the photograph of us, was really funny as it was taken by the shop assistant in one of my must visit shops in the US. (It sells handbags and jewellery don’t tell Francoise that we went with out her)

My scrapbook page is going in an Ikea frame.

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I have collaged two photographs, I played about with other photographs, but this two said what I wanted the photograph to say.

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You can see the whit gap that I had when I added the mount, so how to get this to work?

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Since it was a Dreamweaver trip I had to use a stencil I have used Corner Flowers and embossed it with Matte Black Paste.

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While the paste was still wet I sprinkled on Metallic f/x I have used Nouveau Orange, Navajo Sky and Purple Satin. I wanted bright colours and black to symbolise Las Vagas, and us!

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I heated the embossing paste with a heat tool to get it to bubble and wrinkle.

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I used the Dylusions Paint in Post Box Red, and the ColorBox Blending Tool the paint blends so beautifully that it is very easy to get a good effect.

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My flowers don’t quite cover the white space, but enough to take your eye away from it.

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I used the Dreamweaver Dual Alphabet die set for the title. I used Metallic f/x on the red and black card through the flower stencil before die cutting.

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The words I think are very apt for the 3 of us! They come from one of they Dylusions Stamp sets. The words are grouped so that you can stamp them and use them as one, but also they have plenty of space so that you can cut them apart.

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The card that they are mounted on has been edged with Metallic f/x.

The finished project will be hanging on my bedroom wall once it has been painted!

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Woodware – Chosen by Pam – Inspired by Pinterest

This week over on the Woodware blog the theme has been chosen by Pam the Pampered Stamper it is great that Pam was able to be back with us this week as she continues to recover from her car smash.

I often use look for Pinsperation it is a wonderful way to spend an evening! The house canvas that I did a couple of weeks ago when we were doing master boards started with an image on Pinterest, but there they were fabric brooches, you will find them on my Buttons Board.

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Here is where I found it Found on thepaintbrushgoesspottie.blogspot.com

I have made it much simpler

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I am pleased with my version.

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I have used four punches. The green daisy, square in the yellow and blue size. and a blue circle.

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the circles I punched from Helsinki 1 all 25 of them, the edges of the circles I coloured on both sides with Mossy Mix’d Media inks by Clearsnap.

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the blue square I punched from card to use as a template to fold the circle around.

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to give me this shape.

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for the centres i punched 25 white squares and ink the edges with the same colour.

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The daisy punch I punched from card and inked with Crafters Canyon ink, my favourite colour, well this week.

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I painted the canvas with some acrylic paint that I mixed from PPA Glue and Gold Finch Metallic F/x 

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I hope that in this photograph you can see the shimmer on the canvas.

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I used my Woodware Very Useful Ruler to line up the pieces on the canvas. I alternated the paper and added just buttons to some of the shapes and flowers and buttons to some.

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I hope that you like my finished piece, thanks for visiting!

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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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Woodware – Chosen by Jane – Pointillist Technique

Jane has chosen the theme this week, a technique that I have seen in paintings, but not something that I would have sever thought of trying, I am not sure that I really have got it right, but I do like the card that I have made.

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I have used the Large Open Owl stencil from Dreamweaver

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first tape down the stencil

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I then drew around the stencil with a Black Micron Pen keep your pen upright as much as possible.

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I then added my dots, with shades of brown from the new Koi Waterbrush pens 24 pack.

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(sorry about the photo)

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To finish off I made flags with some paper from the Perfect Prints Dark Dots pad.

I enjoyed doing the technique, so I got a bit carried away

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a very simple card with the open fish stencil.

A great technique for sitting on a train or in front or the telly, you may be seeing it from me again!

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Christmas for Kids Large or Small

On Woodware this week we are looking at children’s Christmas cards, here is one with a fun Dreamweaver Snowman

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I have made an easel card, because I think that a young person would be curious about it.

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First I used Dreamweaver Glossy White Embossing Paste on Frosty the snowman, then while the paste was wet I added Crystal Glitter and set him aside to dry.

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Then I stamped some of the Stampendous Jumbo Snowflakes in blue dye ink.

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Added some ribbon

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then Frosty

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some large (green) punched snowflakes and some gems and a bow.

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The card was an A4 folded in half then cut into a square and then scored in the middle of the front. I always tape the card when doing easels so that I don’t tape in the wrong place.

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For the greeting I have used Francoise’s Funky Christmas Greetings, then Frantaged it with some mixed blue Frantage.

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I have layered on the dark blue card and wrapped some ribbon.

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and that is that.

Remember to pop over to see what the rest of the team get up to this week, thanks for visiting.!

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Woodware Christmas Collage

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.

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I must admit I am rather pleased with it. The canvas is 7 x 9.5 inches.

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Lynell the Queen of Stencils sent me this stencil which I have had for a while and not used so I figured it was about time, it is a very pretty Holly Swirl which I have masked and sprayed with Clearsnap Artichoke Dye Ink Spray (I love the colour). I did mask but I was not too fussy about it.

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Then I spritzed it with water.

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and more water.

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but you can see the stencil ghosted in the background, I really love the look, and yes I did plan this.

When it was dry I turned it over…

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and put a large acrylic block underneath, it could have been made for he job.

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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)

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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.

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Next Alphabet Chippies

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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)

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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.

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Then I cut the Nested Stocking and embossed the tip.

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the top of the stocking has has the crackle treatment, but applied in my messy way.

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when it was dry I cracked it a bit more, this time instead of having paste underneath I coated the top with Matte PPA so that the crackle will not fall off.

I next attached all of the pieces with the PPA glue.

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With my Stylus I rubbed in Raisin Pigment ink to the tree.

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I added some extra stenciling to the stocking with the Holly Swirl and the Colorbox Art Screen Mandala

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this pulled all of the images together.

with some Frantage at the corner I was finished and very happy.

Thanks for visiting see you soon and please pop over to see what the rest of the team have been up too on the Woodware blog