Wednesday 25 February 2015

WOODWARE - Rustic Cards

This week's challenge at Woodware is to come up with an idea for a rustic card. 

I have used a clear Woodware stamp called "Wheat" designed by Jane Gill. I stamped it onto white card and embossed the image with a clear embossing powder.
I then blended dye inks over the top and stamped the whole panel with a text stamp to add some texture to the background.

I added some further distressing with some splattered water. 
Then it was just a simple case of layering up and adding some rustic embellishment.

I used a delicate sprig to stamp onto light brown card for the background. Then some string, burlap ribbon and a big button to hold it all together for the finishing touch. In my "nature" box I found the little alder cones and included them when wrapping everything together.
I am a bit late with this, got my days mixed up!! Between making wedding invitations and house hunting I am a little more stressed than usual!!
Have a good week!
Siobhan x

Thursday 19 February 2015

WOODWARE - Mother's Day, a Special Lady

The theme this week at Woodware is Mothers Day, but we don’t all have our Mum’s to make cards for, but I bet that everybody has a special lady in their lives that is like a Mum to them, it may even be just a friend who is always there for you. 
My mum is no longer with us but I know she always appreciated receiving a handmade card from me and my sister. 
For my card I have chosen a lovely stamp from Stampendous. Butterflies are always popular and I love blue butterflies.

I simply stamped it in black and used watercolour pencils to add colour and a wet paint brush to blend the colours a bit. I then splattered the die cut panel with fine splatters of blue and gold mica powder mixed with a little water.

The sentiment came from a clear Stampendous set and I thought it was appropriate.
To finish off I used some music paper from Woodware and edged it with a punched border of blue. The butterflies are from vellum that has been coated with embossing ink and sparkly powder. Once melted you can punch out flowers or butterflies etc.

And here is the finished card:

I think this is a stamp I will get a lot of use out of!! 
Siobhan x

Friday 13 February 2015

WOODWARE - "The Mirror Crack'd" Journal Cover

This month Woodware are sponsoring the Mirror Crack’d blog
So why not have a go at creating a Journal or Album cover pop over and join in the challenge.
I love note books!! So it's nice to cover them and make them a little bit more personal. We are starting to look at houses recently with the intention of moving to our forever home. So this note book will be used for keeping track of all those little details over the coming months.

The rooster represents the home (coming home to roost) and the sentiment might just help remind me to keep my feet on the ground!
I already have a long list in my book of all the little jobs around our house to be done. 

All the stamps I have used are Stampendous.

And the background papers came from a pad of vintage papers also stocked by Woodware.

I hope you have enjoyed all the journal ideas this week. Dorothy still has to post hers tomorrow. 
Well it's been a busy week again and I am more than ready for the weekend break. Hope you enjoy yours!!

Saturday 7 February 2015

WOODWARE - Sakura Glaze Pens

This week's challenge was chosen for us by Francoise. She is very good at colouring with pens. And as I can't compete with her on those skills, I have used just one Sakura glaze pen - the clear one.

 For my card I have used a couple Stampendous cling stamps "Cupcake Jump" and "BirthdayJoy ". I stamped the image in dark brown ink and coloured with copics. 

To add a glaze to the icing on the cake I used the Sakura glaze pen. Then just some simple layering. The corner punch just added a little extra detail to the top RH corner. Then I added a few pearls and glitter domes to finish off.

I am last up this week and it has been interesting to see all the different ways to use the glaze pens from the other girls. 
Have a great weekend.
Siobhan x
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