Friday, 16 October 2015

creative stamping 27 - Woodland Christmas

As you can see there are some cards here where I couldn't decide which I liked best so I've put the different options in. I started being unsure what extra technique to specialise in this time but then decided I'd incorporate ways with masks although only a few are shown here.  The lower robin background was a marble effect debossed and filled with sparkle texture paste. I love this effect and I  found the twiggy christmas embossing folder worked well here.

The mica effects with masks at the bottom don't show up as well here as do in life.

Sunday, 11 October 2015

Mixed techniques

Having had my initial play with items on their own I then started to mix techniques together so we have backgrounds made with masks using both paste and mica. The church scene I tried to change to a winter scene by adding different powders from stampendous. The vintage blue is always good in the sky and chunky white sprinkled is great for falling snow but this year we have the new sparkle and puff which I like to use for snow on the ground.
I adapted the robin card we  did on our retailer training to use the woodware new robin rather than the stampendous one which has only just come out. I added flock to it on the bolder version set on black.
Once again still a lot more to do but these are just some ideas for you.

Friday, 2 October 2015

stencils and masks

I have started to look at doing different methods with the Dreamweaver stencils and assorted masks we have in store. Some cards are from last year but where I've tried different techniques with the same stencil I thought I'd include all ideas to show the various effects which can be achieved. I love the way you can do so many things with a stencil!