Super quick project today! I had to rustle up something for you whilst in the shop today and we’ve been busy busy busy! So in-between serving customers today I painted a square cut piece of card with an aqua H2O pearlescent paint so it looked quite textured. Once it was completely dry (a few customers later…) I used some low tack tape to stick across the back of the waste of yesterday’s peel-off (Woodware Poinsettia Box). You need to make sure you have a grid of tape to keep the shape design and don’t worry if the teeny tiny bits don’t quite stick – they are easy enough to transfer after. (more…)
Not everyone is a stamper. I know, I know, I am a bit of an obsessive stamper… but I do understand that not everyone is confident with a stamp. However, that doesn’t stop you from creating interesting artsy style pieces! (more…)
On to Project number 4! This is still the batch I created in my challenge on Wednesday – 5 projects in 2 hours! Today’s project features the new Woodware Tulip Peel-off sticker as the main design. Isn’t it a stunning flower! The background is worked onto linen cardstock and spritzed with Cosmic Shimmer Ink Misters – Scarlet Mist and Mango Blaze (more…)
I had a lovely day on Saturday demonstrating Christmas card ideas in the shop and I will be sharing the cards I made over the next few days with you.
My first card features the Ribbon Tree Peel-off sticker. This lovely Woodware sticker is a nice easy design to colour. I’ve coloured it with a mix of Sakura gel pens – some sparkly, some not. (more…)
Today’s project has a background created with alcohol inks. I’ve kept the colour palette very simple by using just a mix of blue shades and swiping across my card in sweeping movements.
The decoration today is using Peel-off Stickers of seagulls. I have kept everything very simple by just adding the peel-off designs and then colouring a little shading within them with my white gel pen.
The end result is a nice fresh vibrant card.
We have been to visit our dog Molly today – a week after she had her stroke in the spine (called an FCE). She still has a paralysed back leg, but it making great improvements. We hope to have her home at the end of next week. (more…)
Today I decided it was time to dust off the Alcohol inks and have a play. It’s been a little while, so I had fun creating a few pieces that you will see over the course of this week.
I thought I would put away the stamps for this project as I know that not everyone is a keen stamper.
I started this background with glossy white card and then applied Orange, Purple Twilight and Stonewashed blue alcohol ink. I used sweeping movements so I had streaks of colour rather than dots and dabs. I then spritzed it with Stazon spray cleaner to get the mottled effect. Isn’t this background fabulous! My first idea was that it would make an amazing starry space scene background… if only I knew someone with some Alien stamps (eh Rocky! :-)).
I just love the way that the stazon has reacted with the inks! But, I didn’t have anything on a space theme, so thought I would use my birdcage peel-offs instead!
I started by sticking down the birdcage – allowing room above for the branch and the birds. I was concerned that if I did the branch first I would do it too low and not leave enough room! I stuck down the branch and the birds and then drew in feet on the birds, a hanger for a birdcage and extended the branch to the end of the card with a black pen.
To make them all stand out I coloured them in using the white gel pen.
I also added a subtle black border and then added the words from a different peel-off sticker sheet.
Now it doesn’t look spacey at all!
So even if you are not a stamper, it doesn’t mean you can’t experiment with Alcohol Inks to create amazing backgrounds.
Click here for the Woodware Birdcage Sticker (also available in silver)