Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Woodware UK: Feeling Blue?

Awwwwww. Are you feeling blue? Well, the girls on the Woodware UK team certainly are this week! Of course, the color blue never makes me feel down, as I love all shades, especially in the aqua/turquoise range! But, I do think it can be a wonderful color for a card of encouragement, like on my tweet card here. I created three background panels from one cardstock panel (it was royal on one side, and sky on the other) that I machine-embossed with the Dreamweaver Stencils' Small Cathedral Window. Cut into three panels, with the embossed and debossed sides alternating, it made a colorful backdrop to the little robin from Francoisé Read's Clear Magic "Tweet Friends" set. I inked the "tweet tweet" portion of the accompanying sentiment, and stamped that on the circle as well. My little robin was colored using a technique that I learned from Francoisé...watercoloring with a Sakura Koi Water Brush and Sakura Glaze and Star pens. Because they stay wet a few seconds longer, you can use a water brush to spread the color for highlights and shading. I used the Clear Magic Jane's Script sentiments to stamp the cute gingham ribbon with Clearsnap Mixed Media Black ink. I've found that particular ink works really well on fabric without bleeding. Give it a try!

You can see what shades of blue that rest of the team have been playing with this week by checking out the Woodware UK blog each day! You can purchase any of the product mentioned above through the stores listed on the Woodware UK website!

1 comment:

Lynell Harlow / Dreamweaver Stencils said...

Pam...this is a darling card. LOVE the simplicity of the design. Very striking!