Thursday, 23 March 2017

The extra mile

Hi Bloggers.

Here's today's card -

Unfortunately, I didn't get to show you how to make this background during the Woodware One Day Special Shows this week. It was all ready to go as my first demo at 4pm and then at 7pm but, you know the story - no show. So, I'll try and explain it here.

I started by dusting a piece of Coconut White Card with an Anti-Static Bag. I stamped one of the images from the Woodware Ferns Stamp Set several times down each side using Clear Perfect Medium, added CS True White Detail Embossing Powder and heat set. I then inked over the piece using Baked Peach and Warm Cocoa CS Colour Clouds using Smoothies. I left the ink to settle for a few minutes and then popped the Prism Effect Mask over the top and inked through with Decadent Oak Colour Cloud. I removed any excess ink from the embossed leaves using Kitchen Roll, matted my background onto Black Card and then onto a Coconut White Card.
I stamped the sentiment from the Woodware Brightening Your Day Stamp Set onto Coconut White Card using Clear Perfect Medium and embossed with CS True White Detail Powder. I inked all over Baked Peach and Warm Cocoa Colour Clouds. I cut it out using dies #3 and #4 from Sue Wilson's Cape Verde Die Set. I cut die #4 from the set out of Black Card and glued the 2 die cuts together. I inked another piece of Coconut White Card with Baked Peach and Warm Cocoa. I cut dies #5 and #6 from the same set out of my coloured card. I cut die #6 out of Black Card and glued these last 2 die cuts together.

I cut a pair of leaves out of Coconut White Card using Sue's Orange Blossom Leaves. I made a flower out of Black Card and my coloured card using Sue's Striped Nastutium Die Set. I added an 8mm White Pearl to the centre.

Thanks for stopping by.

Julia.
www.juliawattscrafts.co.uk
Free card with all website orders over £10 (ask for one in the comments box at checkout).

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Wednesday, 22 March 2017

Friends Always

Hi Bloggers.

Here's today's card -

For the background, I stamped the Woodware Love Collage Stamp onto Coconut White Card 4 times using Jet Black Archival. I edged with CS Chic Pumpkin Colour Cloud applied using a Smoothie and matted onto Black Card. I wrapped some Black Guipure Lace around and also some Black Satin Ribbon and popped onto a Coconut White Card blank.


I stamped the Love Collage onto another piece of Coconut White Card, again using Jet Black Archival. I added some Chic Magenta and Chic Aubergine Colour Cloud in the areas shown using Smoothies and then filled in the gaps with Chic Pumpkin. I matted onto Black Card and added a 5mm Black Pearl to the corners.


I tied a bow using 2 lengths of Black Satin Ribbon. I stamped the sentiment from the Woodware Bubble Bloom : Curly Sue Stamp Set onto Coconut White Card using Jet Black Archival. I cut it out using Sue Wilson's Double Pierced Circles and cut a mat out of Black Card using Sue's Double Pierced Circles Set B.

Thanks for stopping by.

Julia.
www.juliawattscrafts.co.uk
Free card with all website orders over £10 (ask for one in the comments box at checkout).

Deal of the Day today (22nd March) - Stampendous Cling Rubber Stamp - Seashells only £7.99!

Tuesday, 21 March 2017

Hooting By

Hi Bloggers.

Hope you enjoyed the One Day Special Shows. Sorry that all the hours did not go ahead - there was a power cut in the local town where the studios is situated and when the power came back on the equipment wouldn't talk to each other. I was in the studio with my demos ready just in case we went back on air but unfortuately the 4pm and 7pm shows didn't go live. I will share all my cards on here over the next few weeks. My next Woodware One Day Special is on 4th April.

I'll be spending the day getting orders posted out and starting prep for 4th April.

Here's today's card -

This card has a very similar colour scheme to the card in this post from last week. I can the Tan Card quite late in my prep so I made a couple of cards in a similar colourway. I love the Tan with the Deep Blue Card. It also works well with Rich Plum Card. Not sure if I have any left on my website but I'll get some more.

I stamped the Woodware Mosaic Owl onto Bright White Card using Tuxedo Black Memento Ink. I coloured in using Graphmaster Alcohol Markers.


I used -
Yellows (beak) 37, 32, 24
Browns (branch) 100, 102, 99 and Greens 59, 47, 43
Browns (owl) 36, 104, 101, 103, 93, 96 and Blues 74, 70, 72, CG9 and (eyes) 67, 63, 64

I cut it out using Sue Wilson's Scalloped Lattice Frames Set B and cut mats out of Tan and Deep Blue Card using the same die set and popped onto a Bright White Card blank.

I stamped the sentiment that comes with the owl onto Bright White Card using Tuxedo Black Memento. I matted onto Tan and Deep Blue Card and added to my card using Creative Expressions Mounting Cushion.

Thanks for stopping by.

Julia.
www.juliawattscrafts.co.uk
Free card with all website orders over £10 (ask for one in the comments box at checkout).

Deal of the Day today (21st March) - Sue Wilson Frames & Tags Collection - Charlotte only £7.99!
 

Monday, 20 March 2017

Woodware One Day Special Shows today

Hi Bloggers.

Woodware One Day Special shows continue day on Hochanda at 9am, 12noon, 4pm and 7pm. I hope you can join me - I wonder if the stock will last the day??

I have a two-fer for you today.

Here's your first card -

Working on acetate again but in a different way to yesterday's card.

I started by creating my background. I drizzled some CS Clear Varnish Lacquer onto a piece of Heat Emboss Acetate. I then sprinkled some CS Midnight Blue Pixie Powder on the top section and CS Golden Mint Pixie Powder on the bottom section. I then spread it out using my fingers. I will be honest with you, the Midnight Blue really does stain your finger. I did try doing this with a rubber glove on but it really doesn't spread smoothly so dirty fingers it is for this technique.

I scrunched up a piece of White Tissue Paper, opened it out and popped it on top of my background. I put aside to dry - aprrox half an hour.

Once dry, I dusted the other side of the acetate with an Anti-Static Bag. I stamped the Woodware Cosmos Flowers image using Clear Perfect Medium and added CS Black Detail Embossing Powder. I stamped the sentiment from the Woodware Brightening Your Day Stamp Set, again using Clear Perfect Medium. I added Black Detail Powder and heat set the lot.

I used a Quickie Glue Pen to 'colour' in the centre of the flowers. The glue goes on blue. I left the glue to go clear and then added CS Sparkle Star Diamond Frost. I then 'coloured' in the petals of the flowers with the Quickie Glue Pen. Once the glue was clear, I added CS Ice Blue Polished Silk Glitter. For the leaves, I used Hunter Green Gloss Gelly Roll Pen.

I made a frame out of Coconut White and Black Card using Sue Wilson's Scalloped Lattice Frames Set B. I added it to my design using 3D Foam Tape and trimmed away the excess. I added a Coconut White Card mat and my card was complete.

Here's your second card -

There's some brand new masks on the shows and this card features one of them plus one of the Woodware sentiment stamps.

I started with my background. I popped the new Prism Effect Mask onto a piece of Coconut White Card. I sprinkled some Plum Twist and Mango Blaze CS Pixie Powders over. Leaving the mask in place, I misted with water to wake the powders up. I placed another piece of Coconut White Card over the top to get a negative print. I then removed the mask and put both pieces aside to dry.

I stamped the sentiment from the Woodware Brightening Your Day Stamp Set onto Coconut White Card and embossed using CS True White Detail Embossing Powder. I misted with water and then sprinked Mango Blaze and Plum Twist Pixie Powders over. I spread the powders over the area using a Brush. Once dry, I cut out using dies #3 and #4 from Sue's Fiji Die Set. I cut dies #5 and #6 out of Coconut White Card.

I made a frame out of Coconut White Card using Sue's Double Pierced Squares and Double Pierced Squares Set B. I added it to my background using 3D Foam Tape and trimmed away the excess. I added a Coconut White Card mat.

I made some flowers out of my negative background using Sue's Orange Blossom Complete Petals. I added stamens cut from Coconut White Card using the same die set and added a 5mm White Pearl to the centre.

I added a pair of leaves cut from Coconut White Card using Sue's Lace Edged Leaves to each flower.

I'm offering 10% discount on items I have on my website from the shows. You can find them here. Offer applies till midnight tonight or while stocks last. Discount will be applied at checkout.

The winner of the card from Freebie Friday 17th March is ..........................

Hazel Young

Please email me at juliawattscrafts@gmail.com with your address and I'll pop your card in the post.

Thanks for stopping by.

Julia.
www.juliawattscrafts.co.uk
Free card with all website orders over £10 (ask for one in the comments box at checkout).

Deal of the Day today (20th March) - MDF Lucky Horseshoes - Pack of 2 only £1.50!

Sunday, 19 March 2017

Woodware One Day Special on Hochanda this evening

Hi Bloggers.

I'm launching a One Day Special on Hochanda this evening at 8pm with the first selection from the brand new stamps from Woodware designed by Jane Gill and Francoise Read. Hope you can join me.

Here's today's card with something new that you can do with your Pixie Powders -

I started by dusting a piece of Heat Emboss Acetate with an Anti-Static Bag. I stamped the main image and the sentiment from the Woodware Mosaic Butterfly Round using Clear Perfect Medium. I added CS Black Detail Embossing Powder and heat set.

I turned the acetate over and worked on the back. I popped a little CS Clear Lacquer Varnish onto my Craft Sheet and mixed in a little CS Midnight Blue Pixie Powder using a Brush. I then coloured in sections of the image as shown - it seems to work better if you dab the colour on rather than brush it on in strokes. It takes a while to dry so when I demo this card, I'll do it across several shows. Once the blue was dry, I repeated the process with Mango Blaze, Plum Twist and Golden Mint Pixie Powders.

Once dry, I turned my image over to the front and I think you can see that the raised embossed edge makes it look like real stained glass. You can see the embossed card through it. If I had worked on the front, I may have coloured over the lines and so lost the lovely crisp finish.

I cut a frame out of Coconut White and Black Card using Sue Wilson's Double Pierced Squares and Double Pierced Squares Set B. I added my frame to my image using 2mm 3D Foam Tape and trimmed away the excess acetate.

I embossed a piece of Coconut White Card using the Creative Expressions Aztec Flowers Embossing Folder. I added my frame and image to my embossed background using 1mm 3D Foam Tape and trimmed away the excess. I popped this onto a Coconut White Card mat.

Quite a simple card but you do need to be patient whle the Lacquer dries!

I'm offering 10% discount on items I have on my website from the shows. You can find them here. Offer applies till midnight tomorrow night or while stocks last. Discount will be applied at checkout.

See you later!

Thanks for stopping by.

Julia.
www.juliawattscrafts.co.uk
Free card with all website orders over £10 (ask for one in the comments box at checkout).

Deal of the Day today (19th March) - Creative Expressions Stamps to Die For - Tulip Bouquet only £1.99!

Saturday, 18 March 2017

Saturday Sneak Peek

Hi Bloggers.

Just one day till the latest Woodware One Day Special starts. Looking back at the sneak peeks I've shared so far, I haven't shared a card with the Owls stamp so here you go ............

I realise that not everyone likes to colour in stamped images so this card features paper piecing instead (this stamp is brilliant to colour though 😊).

I stamped the Woodware Owls onto Coconut White Card, onto a patterned paper from Phill Martin's Chalkboard Essentials 8 x 8 Paper Pad and once more onto the reverse side of the same paper - using Jet Black Archival. I cut the black paper image out completely (you just lose the tufts on top of the head of the owl on the right). I cut all the eyes and the owl tummies out of the white paper image and glued them on top of the black paper image.

On the Coconut White Card, I inked through the Tzar Mask using Baked Peach and Warm Cocoa CS Colour Clouds using Smoothies. I moved the mask along the card to extend the design. I inked right through the stamped image as the only bit I needed was the tufts - in fact, you could just draw in the tufts instead of stamping the image but it's good to start with this image as a practice as you cover it up anyway!

I added my owl family, matted onto Black Card and then onto a Coconut White Card blank.

I stamped the sentiment that comes in the Woodware Mosaic Owl Set onto Coconut White Card using Jet Black Archival. I matted onto Black Card and added it to my card using Creative Expressions Mounting Cushion.

I completed my card by adding a 5mm Black Pearl to the corners.

I've uploaded pics of all the samples to my Facebook Page here and to the Gallery Section of this blog here.

Thanks for stopping by.

Julia.
www.juliawattscrafts.co.uk
Free card with all website orders over £10 (ask for one in the comments box at checkout).

Deal of the Day today (18th March) - Spellbinders Wedding Collection - Favorably Simple Gift Box only £9.98!