Thursday, 25 August 2016

Under the Sea- Crafty Cardmakers Challenge


Materials used:-
Peel offs:-
94273 Francoise Angel Fish
90549 Susan Pickering Rothamel - Words
Dreamweaver Color Solutions Cosmo Pink,
Iceburg,Citron & Gold Star
2.5" & 0.75" circle punches
Dutch Dobadoo Mask "Wavy Stripes"
Dutch Dobadoo Pearlpen- gold
Sakura Stardust pens
Textura Cardstock pad "Tropical"
Stickles Stardust
5 x 7 card blank
All available from:-
www.woodware.co.uk

  Your local Exmouth Woodware stockist is:-
Liberty Craft
33 Exeter Road
Exmouth EX8 1PT
01395 273238
libertycraft33@yahoo.co.uk


It's time to join the ladies from Crafty Cardmakers for their regular challenge & the theme this week is " By or Under the Sea".  I've pulled out the peel offs this week & I'd forgotten how nice they are to use apart from just for sentiments. Firstly I took some acetate & dropped various colours from the Dreamweaver Color Solutions which are alcohol based & dry quickly on acetate. I placed another piece of acetate on the top & gently moved the colours around so that they blended into each other. When dry I placed my fishy peel offs where I wanted them & cut out. To create the background on the card blank & place the mask in various positions & gently dusted some blue ink with a large stencil brush.The fish were mounted onto the punched circles with some clear 3D pads & then I added the sea plants & bubbles to form rocks to the background & coloured with the Sakura pens. To finish I added the punched circle bubbles which were given the Stickles treatment, the peel off words & used the pearl pen to highlight the fish.

Pop over to Crafty Cardmakers to see what their design team have been up to!
    

Friday, 19 August 2016

You Can never Have Too Many Gems!!


Materials used:-
FRS620 Mosaic Tree
FRS033 Patched Three
Mark Richards products:-
Rainbow Elements Black & Clear (8mm & 5mm)
Citron Elements (5mm)
Crystal Sticker- Stars
Gold Nailheads
Clusters Pearl Blue & Citron 
Bruynzeel coloured pencils.
A5 white card blank
Yellow & dark blue card for layering.
 All available from:-
Your local Exmouth Woodware stockist is:-
Liberty Craft
33 Exeter Road
Exmouth EX8 1PT
01395 273238
libertycraft33@yahoo.co.uk

Our challenge this week is that you can never have too many gems & bling! Well can you?! 
I've certainly ended up with a very glittery Christmas tree. I've used one of the new stamps from Francoise Read  "Mosaic Tree" & coloured with pencils. If you're ever in the mood for some therapeutic colouring in then this is the stamp for you! I've cut it out & mounted it with 3D foam pads onto a  coordinating background  using one of the new "Patched" stamps from Francoise. Then came the fun part- go mad with all the gems!  

Saturday, 13 August 2016

Black & White


Materials used:-
FRS618 Love Collage
Dutch Doobadoo Mask Art "Geometric Tiles" & "Wavy Stripes"
Colorbox Art Screen "Bloom"
Dreamweaver die DD003 "Leafy Branch"
Artemio 100001095 "Dotty Alphabet"
Chippies "Hearts & Flourishes" & "Paisleys"
Royal Talens gesso white & black
Colorbox Crafters inkpads "Night" & "Stone"
Metallic Wax Patina - silver
Natural Burlap trim
All available from:-
www.woodware.co.uk 

Your local Exmouth stockist is:-
Liberty Craft
33 Exeter Road
Exmouth EX8 1PT
01395 273238

libertycraft33@yahoo.co.uk

We have a black & white theme this week & I've been itching to use this canvas for quite a while now so I've gone for a mixed media project. Woodware stock a wide variety of quality artists box canvases from Royal Talens but this one is a flat canvas & came from my cupboard of curiosities where it has been languishing for a while. 
I started by giving the canvas a coat of white gesso & when it was dry I glued on the Chippies. I gave the whole thing another coat of gesso & left it to dry  thoroughly. I then took the Bloom mask & spread the black gesso quite thickly over it. I left this to dry overnight as there are some very thick areas which give great texture. Next I took the 2 Doobadoo masks & using a stencil brush I applied some "Stone" Crafters ink to form a random background over the canvas & the Chippies too. "Love Collage" & the letters are stamped onto some white tissue paper, torn around the edges & then applied to the canvas with PVA glue. I glued the burlap trim onto the corner of the canvas & this was given the white gesso treatment too. I die cut the leaves from some black card & then passed them all through an embossing folder to give some texture.  As a finishing touch I gave some areas a light touch of the Metallic Wax Patina & the metal rose came from an old necklace. I'm really pleased with the result  & enjoyed putting this together.

Monday, 1 August 2016

Sketch Challenge 53- Happy Shoe Day


Materials used:-
JGS476 Glamour Shoes
Woodware circle punches 2" (blue) & 2.5" (pink)
Perfect Prints pad "Heat"
Stickles Lavender, Silver & Stardust
Mark Richards Elements Black Rainbow 5mm & 8mm
A5 white card blank
Silver, pink & purple card
Crafters black ink pad
All available from:-
Your local Exmouth Woodware stockist is:-
Liberty Craft
33 Exeter Road
Exmouth EX8 1PT
01395 273238
libertycraft33@yahoo.co.uk

It's sketch challenge time again & I'm using one of the new season's Woodware stamps designed by Jane Gill. Who doesn't love a pair of glamorous shoes like these but I must admit that wearing a pair of heels like those now fills me with dread. To think I'd used to quite happily teach for 6 hours at a time in 4 inchers!! Happy days! But I digress! To create my design I printed the image 3 times, twice on the silver pearl card & once on purple. I then cut out the whole image to use as the base from the silver card & parts of the shoes from both colours. The main part of the shoe (which I've dotted with the Lavender Stickles) I passed through a dotty embossing folder to give some texture. Then simply piece the shoe parts together & glue in place. I've attached the image to the background using some 3D foam pads to give some dimension. The background of the design is made up of the paper  from the Perfect Prints pad & the pink card which has been printed with one of the 3 sentiments which come with the stamp set. Another of the sentiments has been printed onto the purple punched circle & layered onto the silver punched circle. To finish I've added dots of the various Stickles & the Mark Richards Elements.


Here's the sketch

Tuesday, 26 July 2016

Wrap Around Cards

 Materials used:-
FRS334 You Are
JGS436 Dotty Flower
Perfect Prints paper pad "Sandstorm"
Mark Richards Elements "Citron"
Woodware Silhouette Butterfly punch
Green Bazill 12 x 12 card
All available from:-
www.woodware.co.uk
Your local Exmouth stockist is:-
Liberty Craft
33 Exeter Road
Exmouth EX8 1PT
01395 273238
libertycraft33@yahoo.co.uk


This week's theme had me somewhat perplexed as I wasn't quite sure what a "wrap around" card really meant. Well here's my interpretation of one! I've taken a 12 x 12 piece of card & cut in half before scoring to make two 6 x 6  cards. Next I've cut diagonally across each front but in opposite directions (you'll see what I mean from the photos below). I've decorated with the Perfect Prints papers which in turn have been stamped with "Dotty Flowers" in darker shades of green inks. I also stamped the flowers across the back of the card. the sentiment comes from "You Are" & I've punched each butterfly from the printed paper & the plain green card too. I've cut a slit in the bottom right hand corner for the corner of the left front to slot into to hold it closed. To finish I've added the Elements to the butterflies. 



The card open


The back of the card

The inside of the card 

Wednesday, 20 July 2016

Summer Birthday

Materials used:-
FRS333  Wire Roses
Stampendous Detail Gold embossing powder
Lilac polka dot organza ribbon 
Mark Richards Elements Rainbow Clear
Sakura Koi water brush pens.
Flat white card
purple card
All available from:-
Your local Exmouth stockist is:-
Liberty Craft
33 Exeter Road
Exmouth EX8 1PT
01395 273238
libertycraft33@yahoo.co.uk

The team is featuring summer birthdays this week & I've designed this with a very special lady in mind!  The card blank is round for this one but I can't take the credit I bought it that way!! I've die cut a large circle from flat white card & after giving it a good wipe with an anti stat bag I've embossed "Wire Roses" with the gold powder. After that I gently sponged some summery colours from my inkpads & or course the embossing resisted the inks.I did add some water spots to the sponging to create a more interesting effect.  When dry I've added some colour to the roses with the Koi pens. To finish I've mounted onto a die cut circle of purple card & attached to the card blank. Now add a triple organza bow, the sentiment & some Elements.


Thursday, 14 July 2016

Good Luck


Materials used;-
FRS609 Graffiti Star 
JWS004 Good Luck
Perfect Prints paper pads:-
Fruit Dots,Fruit Stars & Bold Stars
Versafine Onyx Black
Peel off "Sparkler" stars
7 x 7 card blank
black card 
Stickles black
Grey Sakura Koi pen
All available from:-

Your local Exmouth stockist is:-
Liberty Craft
33 Exeter Road
Exmouth EX8 1PT
01395 273238
libertycraft33@yahoo.co.uk

We're wishing "Good Luck" to someone this week & what better way then to make them feel they're a star!! I've had to feed my paper piecing addiction this time (haven't done any for ages!) & I've used the very versatile Perfect Prints sets again. You know how it goes, printed onto the various colour papers, cut out & re attach onto the base print. I've mounted onto black card & then onto one of the papers from Bold Stars. Now add the sentiment which is one of the "Tiddlers" & some peel off stars for good measure. I've added some shading to the letters with the Koi pen & a bit of glitz with the Stickles.