Life is sketchy once again for the Woodware UK team...as in Sketch 24! You can see the general layout to the left, and my version at the top. I chose to use the new Stampendous Tin Man Reader, designed by Lisa Hindsley for the focal panel. He was colored and shaded with markers, all in shades of gray, with a pop of purple for his bow tie. Chances are the Tin Man has a bunch of cogs and gears making up the majority of his insides, so I machine embossed a panel of Black Magic cardstock with the Dreamweavers Gears stencil, and sanded the surface a bit to reveal the color core. A thin strip of aluminum was also embossed with the Gears, and some Color Solutions inks were daubed over the surface (and over the die cut heart lock). A little sanding to remove the color off of the top embossing, and a brush over of Black StazOn ink added more dimension. I didn't have nuts and bolts to attach on the card, but Woodware has these wonderful Screwhead brad fasteners which were the perfect embellishment. Since the Tin Man is reading up on how to take care of his new heart (written by Skip Tabeet...say it outloud quickly! Hee hee, that Lisa, she loves her puns!), I added a sweet sentiment from the Stampendous Clear Friendly Phrases set.
We'd love for you to play along and link your creation on the Woodware UK blog. Remember, one of us post each day, so be sure to sign up for email reminders on the Woodware UK blog.
I know that the last time the Woodware team had a challenge regarding boys/men, I posted the Stampendous "Motorcycle Elements" card that I'd made for my younger son's 25th birthday...because he loves track-racing on his motorcycles. (I know you mums are cringing at the thought, but let's face it, we can't make every decision for them. We can just hope they'll be safe while doing it. At least on a track he's wearing really heavy duty safety gear...leather suit, racing helmet, etc. Much better than the idiots who zip through cars on the freeways here in California, wearing nothing more than a t-shirt, shorts, and flip-flops!)
Getting back on track now (haha...I made a punny!). My post for today features a card that I created for my son, Bryan, who actually helped me to make it, though he didn't know it at the time. I had this Stampendous "Acoustic Sounds" image stamped and ready to color with markers. He was bored (no...he's not eight…
Above is our sketch challenge 52 for the month of April on the Woodware Witterings Blog. Pretty simple. My version has been tipped on end to create a vertical card instead, but the end result is pretty pretty, don't you think?
Featuring a new image from Stampendous, the "Cling Live Each Day" is an all-in-one image and sentiment, and a very pretty one at that. Especially when water-colored with Sakura Fluorescent Gel Pens and a wet paintbrush. I learned this technique from Woodware's own Francoise Read, which is no surprise as that girl LOVES color!
I've die cut the oval shape, and matted it with a larger oval. This has been popped up with foam tape over an aqua cardstock, edged with more of the teal. Finally, the layers have been adhered over a coral card.
As the sentiment was already built into the image, I added a strip of this yummy floral trim that Woodware carries. See? Pretty pretty...pretty much! Be sure to visit the Woodware blog all this week for more p…
week and next, we're having a different kind of blog hop, including
friends on the other side of the world and across the pond. this will
include the Woodware UK team, the Stencil Specialists in Australia, the House Mouse and Friends team, and of course...the Stampendous team. All of us will be playing along with the team on the House Mouse and Friends Blog. Everyone will be challenged to use a stencil with their House Mouse Designs® by Stampendous.
What makes this hop really different is, in order to win one of the
amazing prize packages available, YOU need to play along with the
challenge as well! Just submit your own creations HEREusing the Linky tool for the HMFMC #215 challenge. There will be three prize packages available, each including ONE House Mouse Designs® Cling Rubber Stamp, plus ONE Large Dreamweaver stencil, and ONE jar of Dreamweaver Embossing Paste.
Here is what I've created for this challenge...
Those rascally mice are at it again! This time they&…