On the Woodware blog this week we have been going around the world, I have just had my first trip to Paris which was very exciting. I had planned a scrapbook page, but I thought that I would do a picture for the wall.
Sorry my photographs are not very good, it was dark before I got them taken.
I used some Lavender Mulberry Paper you can see here that I placed it on the mount to do the first lot of stamping. I have used the Stampendous Perfectly Clear Charm Collection stamps and a variety of ColorBox dye inks. I decided to emboss the Effel Tower in green, but it really didn’t work!
To stick the mulberry paper to the mount I used USArtQuest PPA this is my favourite glue, it spreads very easily, and you don’t have to use very much.
So I have stamped it again on some paper from one of the GCD pads stamped with Raisin Pigment ink, then cut it out (roughly)and then covered the whole thing with a Watermark Pad and embossed it with clear powder I sprinkled a tiny bit of silver halo glitter on the powder. I used the Raisin Pad and the Stylus Tool with a round tip and inked all over to give a distressed look, this knocked back the black stamping, which I didn’t like.
We have a sketch challenge for the month of July over on the Woodware blog.
I have done a very simple card even for me this week, as I am having family things going on.
I have used stamps from Woodware, Stampendous and Magenta.
The main image is from Jane’s Clear Magic set Jewel Garden I have water coloured the stamped image with a mixture of the Mica Palettes and the background I coloured with the Clear Star Sakura pen.
I have punched the layers with the two Punches Super Duper Elipse and the Scalloped Huge Elipse, the sizes are designed to layer really well together and I like the way that you can mix the scallop and plain punches.
I have stamped the Stampendous Cling Rubber Dreamy Leaves and embossed it with two of the powders from the Rich and Rugged set from Stampendous. I love using these sets as they have lovely colours of powders in them and you don’t always want the full size jars of the more unusual colours.
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.
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I am first to post for the Woodware challenge this week. I don’t like being first! This week we are using tins from the Scrapbook In a Tin range. I have used the Oval tin.
The tins come with five pages inside in a concertina
I had decided that I wanted to make a little keepsake for my sister in law of a family trip that we had this summer, and that I wanted to use the chippies and I chose the leaves from the Butterflies and Dragonflies Sheet
I used 2 sizes of leaf and thick embossing on them. I coloured them with some chalk ink and then added some thick embossing powder while the powder was still hot I added another layer of the thick and then added some Stampendous embossing powders in Bark, Olive and Nutmeg. Once I was happy with it I stamped into the hot powder with a stamp from a Stampendous Perfectly Clear Set Wildflower Sprigs.
Next I decorated the pages
I drew around the chippie leaves on to double sided adhesive and cut them out and attached them to the to the pages. I used direct to paper with the chalk pads to put down some colour. I then used Bark embossing powder on the almost dry background so that I had random embossing (thanks to Kim for the idea).
Then I covered the page with various greens from the Fresh Green Kaleidacolor Pad. I then peeled off the cover from the double sided sticky sheet and added Gilden Glitz.
I added photographs and more glitzed up leaves. The photographs were punched with the Super Duper Oval punch, and edged with a Sakura gold Permapaque pen.
I hope that you are inspired by the timns on the Woodware Blog this week. Thank you for visiting.
I have tried not to be predictable this week and have not used purple, which is my favourite colour and would have been so easy to work with!
So I have used brown and shades of it!
First I punched the tags using the multi tag punch I used Oslo 2 paper. The stamps are from Jane’s Clear Magic Set Dashing Reindeer, I know you are now looking for the reindeer, but I have just used the rather cute parcels. I stamped them with a Vintage Sepia Versafine Pad and then embossed with Clear Bark embossing powder. I rather like brown embossing. I coloured the parcels with Tombow pens and then added Glossy Accents to add dimension. Some of the parcel were stamped and cut out and some were stamped straight on to the tags.
The greeting is Double Sided sticky peel off Big Happy Christmas which is also available in loads of colours. On the sticky I have used Gildenglitz from USArtQuest, sorry I am not sure what colours as it was just my leftovers from previous projects.
The organza ribbon is the brown with white dots the finishing touches are Mark Richard metals in the 5mm gold.
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.
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.
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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.
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!
This week it another sketch for the Woodware Challenge, I really like doing these, it makes you think differently about your card.
I really should follow Francoise instructions and start with the papers that I want to use before I start to colour it would make life much less stressful.
I have used a Stampendous stamp Tiers of Treats and as usual I have coloured the cakes with USArtQuest Mica pallet , but I have also used Sakura pens and Tombow Pens, I don’t think that the photograph shows up the differences that using the different colouring methods give. The paper comes from a GCD 8 x 8 pad. I really like that these double sided pads. The background paper behind the stamped image was made with Memory Mist spray, the sprays are really good for creating papers I tend to do a selection at a time.
The corners were made with the must have corner rounder. The greeting comes from a Woodware Clear Magic Set by Francoise called Sharing Cuppa and the frame is from is from a Stampendous Perfectly Clear Set. The Woodware Inverted Corner punch is a perfect fit for the frame.
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This week I have used layered peel offs for my flowers, they are really good fun and they are a nice thing to play with when you just want to watch telly and fiddle without much effort. The thing that I like about the peel offs is that you can change the appearance and creat 3D cards with them.
This photograph lets you see that the peel offs have had a home made mix of pink flock and glitter added to the sticky side of them. First peel them off and add centres then add the flock glitter mixture. I used pink, blue and purple peel offs but only the pink glitter/flock mixture. By using the various colours of peel offs I got enough colour variety without the mess that I would have had around the kitchen and the dog with lots off different glitter and flock going around.
The stamped image in the background was done with Onyx Black Versafine and is from a Stampendous Shape Shifter set, if you have not tried shape shifting you really should very exciting! Fran’s video will reveal all Shape Shifting.
The edges were done with a sponge and Stargazer Mica watecolour pallet, and the water in the vase was done with the pallet and a water brush.
Here you can see I have been adding the centres to the pale green leaves from the dark green sheet.
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