Monday, 31 March 2014

Flower Box Card with Woodware

Hi there and hello sorry I'm late but it's been quite a weekend and to make things more difficult I have had one of those funny headaches that just won't leave but instead gives you a pain in the neck just for good measure so despite the fact that I have had too much to do it just didn't get any better in fact it was all down hill from Saturday morning onwards but Hey! Ho! I have survived and only just managed to get my act together for this weeks class - Nothing new there then I hear you all cry, well I think that I deserve a medal lol! no not really I'm just glad that it all  - well - almost came good in the end I've just about finished and I think for once you can all get there by yourselves, ha! no pressure on you lot then , we shall see . Don't you just love a surprise - lets find out shall we?????

This week I decided because I liked the flower stamps so much that we have been using over the last two weeks that we would go ahead and use them again - why not? I asked myself and I got the right answer by Jove! anyway let's see, thought they would work well in this Flower Box Card.........................................

 It's made by folding an A4 sheet of card stock.

I used a Hougie Board to measure and score the lines on the card.

I have stamped and embossed the flowers using Black Versafine Ink and Clear Powder.

As you can see the flowers work quite well, I have coloured them with my Sakura Pencils and a Blending Pen

I have added some Stickles Glitter Glue to the centre of the flowers and the box has been decorated with some 12x12 background paper by Docrafts

It will fold flat and fit into a C5 envelope.

You could also use your Distress ink Pads or Pens to colour flowers just use the colours you like best as the box is quite Neutral.

SURPRISE!!  You will be making two of these this week and Artistic Licence is advisable  and also necessary  lol!!
As I have made a another one in a different colour and this time it will fit into a DL sized envelope sorry there is no photo for this one as yet but I will try and get it on later just don't hold your breath as I am running out of time way too fast lol! I did use a Clear Ink Pad and White Embossing Powder on this one just to get a slightly different look, but as I'm sure you will all be able to repeat it with no trouble at all and adding your own little twist or should I say Artistic Licence !

P.S. You might want to bring your own Heat Tool as this will avoid you having to wait in a queue as there will be a lot of embossing of flowers....

See you soon   : )                                    Sheilagh x

Monday, 24 March 2014

Woodware's Quartet and Trio - Leaves

Morning everybody hope the sun is out where you are today it is lovely and bright here but oh so cold however the washing is out and I for one am grateful for that. Looking down the allotment I thinks it may be next in line for some very needed attention but not today as I know a spot of indoor cleaning is higher on my list (don't even go in the craft room) as is a multitude of other things not to mention some shopping of the food variety - What else!
Okay onto a more pleasing subject of conversation , would that be card making! I hear you cry well it just so happens you could be right and of course you know that you are, let's continue then with the cards for this weeks classes.................................

A Quartet of Leaves and A Trio of Leaves clear stamps by Woodware.
They actually look to me as if they are sort of already Zen-tangled if you get my drift so I have tried to use them in two entirely different ways and I think that it worked reasonably well. You can be the judge for your selves, they could be used so in many different ways as I'm sure you will all agree.

The first card is a A4 folded - A5 or C5 envelope size
This one I have kept in the more traditional style that you would associate with a leaf design and it will work for both male and female so that's a bonus as those male cards are a pain sometimes, well it's not just me that thinks so is it? lol!

 In the background I have used some 12x12  two tone paper with a leaf design and distressed the edges with a touch of Wild Honey D.I.

The main image panel has been stamped in Frayed Burlap (you could use any earth tone colour) and embossed with Clear Powder.

Both panels have been coloured with Acrylic paints and water in a spray bottle, the photo doesn't show this very well.
The border strip has been stamped in Clear Ink Versamark or Perfect Medium and then I added Orange and Yellow Mica Powders with a soft brush.

To finish the leaves have been embossed in Black Versafine and Clear Powder then cut out and decoupaged on top of main image, I have painted some of the Mica powder onto the leaves.

Anti-Static Bag
Soft Brush 
Sm Paint Brush
 Onto the second of our cards for this week.
A 6x6 Square base card.

I have embossed the whole of this card with a 6x6 Die'Sire Embossalicious Folder - Floral Frenzy and my eBosser, I have also used this on the Acetate front.

The Individual  leaves have been stamped onto Silver Pearl card and Embossed with Silver Powder.
To decorate them I used my Glossy Accents and some chunky Silver Disco Glitter. Again the photo doesn't show how pretty they look (had to use the camera on
The corner flourish is from an Xcut die and I have created a coloured panel to cut from using my Distress ink pads and some white acrylic paint.
Sorry if the top edge of my card looks a little untidy but I took the photo before I had trimmed it, that's one more brain cell less then! doh!!
Well I think that's all - but least said - you know what that means with me .
All will be good on the day lol!

Just to finish I would like to say to those of our ladies who are not feeling well at the moment we all hope you get better soon and you will be missed until your return, that's the sentiment from all of the class group x

See you later  : )
Sheilagh x

Monday, 10 March 2014

Mini Flowers by Woodware

Hello! hello!  what a nice bright sunny day it is outside shame I'm inside trying my best to get sorted for the coming weekend and what a nightmare it is, headless chicken springs to mind lol!  just hope I can fit everything in before I run out of time and in case you think I have gone slightly mad and you would most probably be correct in your assumptions ( I can see you all nodding your heads in agreement) I'm going away very early on Friday morning and it's not a holiday I can assure you, can't really say any more than that as the Powers that Be have instructed me otherwise and I am now unable to discuss the matter any further but maybe I will be able to let you in on the events after my weekend is over, who knows we shall all have to wait and see lol!!!!!!!
Well must get on as my time for preparation is running out and will I be back in time for next weeks class? this is the Question ???

OK for this week anyway we have some bright and zesty colours to use in the form of some new Woodware clear stamps - they are Mini Flowers and I for one are quite taken with them already, NO surprise there then......... Not to mention the LARGE one's that go with them OH! Sorry moving on........

Onto card one.. C5 in size
OK so I said bright and here it is,

The background has been created using Distress ink pads and Adirondack Dye based ink pads (Brights) which work well along side the Distress inks (Both being Dye based) I have included a photo of the inks that I used lower down in this post.

The background includes the use of both Clear and White Embossing Powders.

Anti-Static bag 

Blending Foam or tools

And you might want to include a rubber glove or two if you really don't want "Inky Fingers"
pardon the pun lol!  : )

Die'Sires 6x6 Embossing folder Petite Dot

Dries Clear glue or Glossy Accents, this is to use with the glitter for the centre of the flowers

I used the Glossy Accents on mine and
they reminded me of Jelly Tots when they had dried Ooopppss! Other sweeties are also available Ha Ha!!

The colours don't look as good in the photo's.

There are four different flowers on the stamp set along with the Hello sentiment.

Card Two -
8x8 this time thought we'd go big as we haven't done a large card for a while.

Again the large background panel has been made with Inks and the stamps, there is a photo of it further down the page to give you a better idea of how it was created.

A very simple design but bold with the colour. The sentiment is also on the stamp set.

If you don't have the same coloured inks then you could mix Shabby Shutters and Mustard Seed with the Tumbled Glass and it should be quite similar to the Citrus Adirondack that I used along with Peacock Feathers.
Picked Raspberry would work but it's just a little darker.

Black Versafine
Versamark or Perfect Medium

Die'Sires 6x6 Embossing Folder
Floral Frenzy.

See you soon   :)

Off to find a suitcase don't even know what I am taking with me yet but at least I managed to get some comfy sandals and shoes yesterday...............

Sheilagh x

Why do I get myself into these situations I'll never know???????