Monday, 11 March 2013

Woodware - Spring Blooms

Firstly apologies for being late for this post. I had maybe a glass of wine too many last night and forgot to write my post for Woodware. Well it was Mother's Day ....!!
Anyway here it is. We were asked to use Spring Blooms as our theme. I know the Onion Bloom stamp from Magenta is not really a spring flower. But I used fresh greens and yellows to give it a touch of spring.

For the main image I used yellow and green brush markers directly on the stamp and spritzed lightly with water before stamping onto white card.

I love the effects you get using this brush less watercolour technique.
For the background  I used a resist known as Ghosting. I first came across it in the lovely book Magenta published a few years ago called "Paper Magic". You stamp your image using white pigment ink all over the card and allow to dry or heat set. Then blend 3 or 4 colours of pigment inks over the top. I used a couple of yellow and green Colorbox Cat's eyes. They are great for this technique. But alternatively you can use a bit of sponge. Rub firmly over the top with some kitchen towel and your images will appear. I used another Magenta stamp for this called "Shadow Branch" but any solid image would work quite well.

  I then over stamped tone on tone with a little sprig stamp just to add a little more depth. What I like about this technique is that it allows you to make lovely subtle delicate backgrounds that can be tailor made for your main image. How many times do you waste time looking for exactly the right patterned paper to compliment your main image? I know I have. This way you make your own!!
A bit of ribbon and a few pearls just add the finishing touches.
Have a good week everyone.
Siobhan x


  1. Beautiful - always was one of my favourite stamps! Pamela

  2. This is so pretty, I like the colour tones you have used.

  3. Just fabulous Siobhan, I had forgotten all about this technique, I will have to give it another try as it is so pretty. I love making my own backgrounds. As you so rightly say it is so much easier to match the colours you have been using this way. Of course it doesn't stop me buying more background papers though lol.
    hugs Kimx

  4. A beautiful card - love the background and must give that a go!
    Kath x

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  6. Fantastic as always. You may not have the shop but you have never lost your talent.


Thank you for taking the time to comment. I really appreciate them.
Siobhan x

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