Thursday, 16 April 2015

Today at Liberty Craft- Tone on Tone

Today at Liberty Craft I've been sticking to working with just one colour & tones thereof. I was using some the new stamps from Woodware from AD designs. I've been embossing & then giving a colour wash with Distress inks. Here's what I did..... 

 Here we have ADS101 Rose Corner which I have embossing with metallic red powder & coloured with Fired Brick, Pickled Raspberry & Barn Door. As always the paper comes from a Perfect Prints pad (Dusk) & the sentiment comes from JGS379 Everyday Verses. I've over stamped using  ADS505 Shipped Script & added a few spots of Stickles. 

Another outing for ADS103 Butterfly Botanical which I have embossed with Frantage embossing powder Aged Wine. the Distress inks colour wash was Seedless Preserves, Shaded Lilac & Milled Lavender. I have over stamped using ADS503 Netting Background with Versafine Majestic Purple & again the background paper comes from Perfect Prints pad Dots Vivid. the sentiment also comes for Everyday Verses.
All products available from:-
    Liberty Craft
     33 Exeter Road
Exmouth EX8 1PT
01395 278238

Hope to see you next week when I will be looking at cards for our menfolk!

Monday, 13 April 2015

The Mirror Crack'd Challenge- Make & Use a "Masterboard"

Materials used:-
JGS400 Petals & Dots
JGS901 Birthday Textbox
Chalk inkpads
A4 white card
Woodware Pastel Embossing Powder Collection
(Sunny Yellow, Wintergreen & Lilac)
Polka dot & plain organza ribbons
2" label punch
All available from:-
Your local Exmouth stockist is:-
Liberty Craft
33 Exeter Road
Exmouth EX8 1PT
01395 273238

This week we join the ladies from The Mirror Crack'd who have set us the quest to make a "Masterboard" & make something none card related with it. I love to make a Masterboard as you can really go to town with it whether you use embossing & direct to paper technique or some thing like the Stampendous Creative Palette. Basically you're just creating a whole sheet of background.
I started by randomly embossing all over with the Petals & Dots set & yellow & green papers. Next apply DTP technique using pink, lime green & sage green chalk inkpads. Lastly over stamp with a small stamp & a darker purple inkpad- et voila! You have your Masterboard! 
I have made a gift bag & I cheated as I have an MDF shape to wrap the card around to form the bag shape & creases. I have used a mixture of the organza ribbons to make the handles of the bag .The sentiment is from Birthday Textbox & I have punched a label & attached it to the ribbon to finish.

Here's the bag

Why not pop  over to the The Mirror Crack'd to see what the ladies have been doing.

Wednesday, 8 April 2015

New Season of Crafty Workshops

10 to 4pm

DAYS for ALL LEVELS & MASTERCLASSES for a challenge!

“We have been planning to do some workshops days to cater for the growing crafty enthusiasts in East Devon and beyond. We hope to be able to inspire you in an open, friendly atmosphere to share and create our designs together.   We have years of expertise at our fingertips –Stamping, Stencilling, Punch craft and more.  We aim to do a full day of paper-crafting each month – on Saturdays from 10 til 4pm”.    Jan Caudrelier & Debbie Frost

“JAN-DEBS-DAYZ”  all to be held in CHRIST CHURCH HALL New North Rd, Exmouth
2 Workshops each day - £30 (to include 2 stamp sets value £12 & tea/coffee)

PLEASE BRING YOUR OWN –     LUNCH                      Double-sided adhesive tape (DSA)
Scissors            Trimmer or Craft Knife/mat                   Pencil/ruler      

(Stamp set included  JGS337 –Leaves & Swirls)
This is a lovely project to give as a gift or keep for your own stock of cards for events throughout the year.  This leafy stamp set is stylised and could be used with any colours.

Tech:- Creating a Masterboard –(embossing, sponging, overprinting, Direct-to-paper, & paper mechanics) to create a Keepsake Folder.
*Suitable for all levels as each stage will be taught.

And….                  WORKING WITH ACETATE by Jan
(Stamp set included FRS283 – Curly Butterfly)

Using acetate is really effective and can be very easy to do if you observe some top tips and tricks!
Curly Butterfly is a lovely stylish stamp and will make a great statement for these acetate card designs.
The set has 2 lovely sentiments on it too – very useful!
Tech:- Handling, stamping, Colouring and using adhesive with acetate…and being very crafty too.
*Suitable for all levels.

(Stamp set included  JGS326-Delicate Daisies )
I will be showing you how to create a “Double display” card and a “Diamond fold” card.
Tech:- Accent on construction of card blanks.  Simple stamping and colouring with pencils. Incorporating use of pretty papers, embellishments and sentiments.
*Suitable for more experienced crafter.

(Stamp set included  FRS281- Daisy Bird)
The MAGIC of this slider card is fairly simple mechanics …when shown how!  This is fun to do for the young or Young-at-Heart.  Jan will take you through the mechanics of this type of card, with some top tips and a template to follow too.
Tech:- Planning a Magic Slider card- handling acetate, cutting a window and shading with pencils.
* *Suitable for more experienced crafter.

Tuesday, 7 April 2015

Chosen by Siobhan

Materials used:-
FRS187 Wonderful Friend
FRS188 Make Time
Perfect Prints paper pad "Fresh"
Tombow pens
Hairy Manilla card
Ribbon flower brads
Mark Richards Nailheads & Candi Bonbons
DL card blank
Narrow organza ribbon olive,berry & brown
All available from:-
Your local Exmouth stockist is:-
Liberty Craft
33 Exeter Road
Exmouth EX8 1PT
01395 273238
This week we have another project chosen by one of the Woodware blog design theme. Siobhan has asked us to create a set of 3 coordinating bookmarks suitable for a gift for a friend. I have used two sets of stamps from Francoise Read which come as one stamp but are ideal for cutting into sections. I have coloured with Tombow pens & mounted onto 3 craft card bookmarks. I've stencilled some polka dots onto the bookmarks using some chalk inks & a spotty mask. To finish add the ribbon & the Nailheads.
I've created a DL card blank & covered the front with the Perfect Prints papers. I have attached a bar of card across the front using the ribbon flower brads to tuck the bookmarks behind to present as the gift.

Wednesday, 1 April 2015

Black &Silver

Materials used:-
Dreamweaver products:-
 Stencil LG757 -Heron 
Stencil LG704 Birthday Words
Metallic silver embossing paste
Stampendous crystal glitter
Silver pearl & silver mirror card
Black card
Mark Richards Silver metals
All available from:-
Your local Exmouth stockist is:-
Liberty Craft
33 Exeter Road
Exmouth EX8 1PT
01395 273238

Black, silver & elegant this week. I decided to dust off my stencils & use this lovely Heron stencil which has that oriental look to it. Simply pasted onto black card with silver paste & cover immediately with crystal glitter. The sentiment came from the Birthday Words stencil which I have given the same treatment. Simply layered onto silver pearl card & then onto mirror card before attaching to the card blank. As you will see I have used a corner punch to add some notches to the corners of the image & to finish I've added the Metals. 

Thursday, 26 March 2015

Stampendous Blog Hop- Making Texture

This week we're going to celebrate with the awesome Stampendous Design Team and the Dreamweaver Stencils Dream Team.Both of the two companies have come together and we are excited to be able to kick start this marriage with the great Stampendous and Dreamweaver Stencils products that we at Woodware make available to the UK market.
We'll be offering three prizes in the UK and three in the US. Each prize package will consist of Nathalie Kalbach's terrific Grunge Mixed Media Cling Rubber Stamp Sets and the beautiful Zen Butterfly Dreamweaver Stencil! Both products are ideal for adding texture and backgrounds to your projects! And that's our theme!! Making Texture. We hope you'll enjoy the wonderful inspiration that three talented teams will bring you this week! Be sure to visit all the blog links listed and leave your comments! Each comment will count as an entry towards one of the terrific prize packages.

Here's what I came up with

Materials used:-
Stampendous NKCR502 Wired
CRF229 To Travel
Frantage Aged Copper, Black Glass Glitter
Tea Staines Fragments
Top Boss embossing liquid
Detail clear embossing powder
8" x 8" cream card blank
Hairy Manilla card
All available from:-
Your local Exmouth stockist is:-
Liberty Craft
33 Exeter Road
Exmouth EX8 1PT
01395 278238

Here we are on a blog hop with Stampendous & the theme is "Mixed Media" which means loads of texture. I started by embossing through the template which comes with the "Wired" set with Top Boss liquid & Aged Copper. I then sponged with a variety of inkpads before over stamping with the different stamps in the set. The circular stamp (orange image) has been embossed with clear powder. The tag has been made with Hairy Manilla card stamped with the sentiment & given the Frantage treatment. I've used the template to stencil the card blank itself & to finish I've added some garden string.  

Pop over to the Woodware blog to hop on to the other side of the pond & visit our next design team member to see what they've come up with. Don't forget to leave a me a comment for your chance to win one of the great prizes.

Friday, 20 March 2015

Accordion Cards

Materials used:-
ADS505 Shipped Script
ADS506 Poppy
FRS153 Happiness Is....
Silhouette Butterfly punch
Perfect Prints paper pads Heritage & Vintage 2
Versafine Vintage Sepia
Brilliance Graphite Black
Tombow pens
Liquid Pearls "Pearl Copper"
Olive organza ribbon
2 x A4 sheets ivory card
All available from:-
Your local Exmouth stockist is:-
Liberty Craft
33 Exeter Road
Exmouth EX81PT
01395 278238

We're looking at "Accordion" cards this week of which there are many forms. I've used some of the lovely new stamps from Woodware's new design team  "Aspects of Design". To make the card blank take 2 A4  sheets of  card & fold both 3 times using the DL score line. Now lay the card flat (landscape) measure 4" up the side from the bottom & cut from this point to the top diagonal corner. Do this with both pieces & glue one middle section behind the other to form the centre of the card. I have stamped the Script stamp with Versafine & then stamped the poppy over the top before colouring with Tombow pens on the outer panels.For the inner panels I've just stamped the poppies with Versafine. The middle section has been covered with paper & the sentiment from "Happiness Is.." has been stamped with Graphite Black on top. The poppies on this section have been stamped, coloured & cut out. I have covered the backs of the sections which will be seen with paper.The butterflies have been punched from some card which has been sponged with Brilliance Pearlescent Poppy & some dots of Liquid Peals "Copper Pearl" added. I've attached a length of Olive organza ribbon so that when the card is closed it can be prettily tied.Here are some more views of the card