Saturday 25 April 2015

Tone on Tone

Materials used:-
ADS103 Butterfly Botanical
ADS503 Netting Background
JGS379 Everyday Verse
Perfect Prints paper pad Fresh
Frantage Aged Marine embossing powder
Turquoise Stickles
Blue Candi Bonbons
Versafine Majestic Blue
All available from:-
Your local  Exmouth stockist is:-
Liberty Craft
33 Exeter Road
Exmouth EX8 1PT
01395 273238

This week we're exploring "Tone on Tone" or using different tones of one colour. I've chosen "Butterfly Botanical" by AD designs & I have embossed the image using Aged Marine. I then did a water colour wash over the entire piece with 3 shades from  pigment ink pads. When it was dry I over stamped with the Netting Background using Versafine. The background on the card blank comes from the pretty papers from the Perfect Prints set which has been layered onto navy card. I have cut away a 2" piece from the right hand side of the card blank & added a panel also stamped with Netting background.  The sentiment comes from Everyday Verses which I have stamped onto a spare piece of the colour wash background. To finish I've added some tiny dots of Stickles & the Candi Bonbons.   

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.