Thursday, 10 July 2014

This week I've been working with some new papers and bargain packs I got from Craftstyle. I have used them with the Cordoba die and I also opened the classic rose  from Sue Wilson collection. These will form part of the "All sorts of Flowers " workshop.

This workshop will look at die cut flowers cut with dies and precut sheets as on RH side below

  as well as  stencil flowers - zentangled and stencilled colour

stamped images - although I'm not entirely happy with these and need to do some more with these stamps

 I have also included peel off flowers although these are from an old board

Sunday, 6 July 2014

The Poppy - A Time to Remember

Tape stencil (LL3023)  to strip of card and emboss with regular paste. Leave to dry then apply stencil again and apply colour with brushes from inkpads with a rouging method. Add clouds using the Picasso tool (LL332) and blue ink.

On a square of card stamp some of Jane’s grasses. (any will do this one is JGS272) Two images will be needed to cover the card, try to position so there isn’t a gap. You need a faint image so use second impression stamping (as I did with the black grasses) or a paler ink (I used peeled paint distress ink on the green card).
You do NOT want a perfect image – a few gaps are best so that the poppy will fill the spaces.

Place stencil over gaps in grasses and ink through the flowers and a bit of the stalk. Clean stencil after each colour so that it doesn’t transfer. Move about until you have poppies scattered all over the field. Use a micron pen for the small black dots. Add a touch of black to base of poppy heads.

Make a hinged card with the full stencil image mounted on the hinge and fix the mounted square to the open part of the card.

An alternative version was in black and red. The black needs to be second impression stamping so that it is not too bold. This time I used JGS273

On the black card I went over the dried images with versamark and clear embossing powder – both in the field and on the side panel.

Why not visit the Woodware Blog to see what the girls have come up with?
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Saturday, 5 July 2014

The Poppy
Just some more ideas. I have set full instructions for the Poppy which will appear on Woodware's blog on Sunday but here are some more ideas

This one is the Dreamweaver Tall poppy. I used green paste and then glitter on top

 This one is a Woodware stamp stamped in white then coloured although that doesn't seem to be showing up well. The same poppy head is used as the small flower head below but also Woodwares large single poppy/

I used the stencil again here on a cross card thinking of " in memorium" - have wondered about putting the central oval onto plain wood effect card thinking of the crosses we get with a poppy in the middle

Then finally I used the spellbinders poppy die cut against adistress ink background