Wednesday, 26 April 2017

Chalk Clouds

Hi Bloggers.

I thought I would spend today's post telling you a little more about the new Cosmic Shimmer Chalk Cloud Inks.

Chalk Clouds are a new Pigment based blending ink. They come in the same tub as the popular Colour Cloud Blending Inks. As the name suggests, they are a chalk ink so can be seen on Black Card creating a fabulous chalk board effect - ideal to use with Phill Martin's Chalkboard Essentials Collection. You can stamp with them, ink through your dies with them, paint with them and create fabulous backgrounds with them.

The background on yesterday's card was stamped using Chalk Clouds. In this post, I'll show you a couple more samples I've made using them.

I stamped the Woodware Cosmos Flowers and sentiment onto Coconut White Card using Jet Black Archival. Using a Smoothie, I popped some Blue Lagoon Chalk Cloud onto my Craft Sheet. I used a Water Brush to pick up the ink and colour in the flowers. I popped some Terracotta Chalk Cloud onto my Craft Sheet and used this to colour the centre of the flowers. I used Sweet Apple Chalk Cloud to colour the leaves. I edged the piece with Blue Lagoon using a Smoothie and matted onto Black Card.

I matted a piece of patterned paper from Sue Wilson's Elegance 8 x 8 Paper Pad onto Black Card. I wrapped some Black Satin Ribbon and Guipure Lace around it and then popped onto a Coconut White Card Blank.

I completed my card by adding a 5mm Black Pearl to each corner.

Here's a background with the inks -

I've stamped the Woodware Long Tall Flowers Stamp and the sentiment onto Coconut White Card using Clear Perfect Medium and embossed with CS True White Detail Embossing Powder. I added 3 colours of Chalk Cloud using Smoothies - I used Blue Lagoon, Misty Grey and Sweet Violet. I used a piece of Kitchen Roll to rub the excess ink off the embossed lines. I then misted some water into my hands and clapped over my piece to create water splats. I poppped a new piece of Kitchen Roll over to stop the water moving further.

I bleached out some of the colour from the flowers using watered-down bleach in a Water Brush.

I cut out using Sue's Double Pierced Background Rectangles and cut a mat out of Coconut White Card using the next sized die in the set. I popped onto a Coconut White Card blank and added some 5mm White Pearls.

I hope you've enjoyed this glimpse of what you can do with the Chalk Clouds.

Lisa Horton is continuing with her One Day Special on Hochanda today with shows at 9am, 12noon, 4pm and 7pm. I'm offering 10% discount on items I have from the shows. You can find them here. Offer applies till midnight tonight or while stocks last. Discount will be applied at checkout.

Thanks for stopping by.

Julia.
www.juliawattscrafts.co.uk
Free card with all website orders over £10 (ask for one in the comments box at checkout).
Deal of the Day today (26th April) - C
reative Expressions Stamps to Die For - Tasman Swirl only £2.99!

Tuesday, 25 April 2017

Portraits

Hi Bloggers.

Lisa Horton is launching a new One Day Special on Hochanda this evening at 8pm with stamps and stencils designed by her other half, Danny McIntosh. I've already featured some of these stamps here on my blog and there have been some sneak peeks fom Danny and Lisa over on Facebook and now finally they have their day on tv. I love them and I hope you do too.

I have a simple card for you today featuring a couple of Danny's stamps and a new Woodware Background stamp.

For the background, I inked up the new Woodware Travel Background with 3 colours of new CS Chalk Cloud Inks (available on my website now - fabulous inks. Love, love, love them!) using Smoothies.  I stamped onto Coconut White Card. I cut out using Sue Wilson's Double Pierced Essential Rectangles and edged with one of the inks used.

I then stamped the lady the the text stamp from the Portraits Stamp Set using Onyx Black Versafine Ink.


 I popped onto a Black Card mat and then onto a Coconut White Card blank.

I thought I'd remind you of some of the cards that I've made with these stamps (I have 3 of the 7 sets to use). Lisa has most of them so you may see them on the shows.








I'm offering 10% discount on items I have in stock from the shows. You can find them here. Offer applies till midnight tomorrow night or while stocks last. Discount will be applied at checkout.

I'm heading up to CE HQ this morning to run a workshop so an early start for me.

Thanks for stopping by.

Julia.
www.juliawattscrafts.co.uk
Free card with all website orders over £10 (ask for one in the comments box at checkout).
Deal of the Day today (25th April) - J
ustrite Vintage Labels Eleven Dies only £7.99!

Monday, 24 April 2017

Wonderful

Hi Bloggers.

Here's today's card -

I started by popping some Scarlet Mist and Plum Twist Pixie Powder onto a piece of copy paper. I rubbed the Woodware Paris Collage into the powder. I misted the stamp with water and stamped onto a piece of Coconut White Card. Once the image was dry, I inked around the edges with Soft Cerise CS Colour Cloud using a Smoothie. I cut out using Sue Wilson's Pierced Essential Rectangles and poppd onto a Black Card mat. I wrapped a piece of Grape Fuchsia Sheer Iridescent Ribbon around it, tied a bow and added a little Craft Consortium Key Charm

I misted a little water into 2 areas of my Craft Sheet. I added a little Scarlet Mist Pixie Powder to one area and Plum Twist Pixie Powder to the other. I picked the pixies up onto 2 separate pieces of Cut n Dry Foam. I used one to ink through areas of the Boomerang Mask onto Coconut White Card. I used the other to fill in the gaps. The mask is a repeating pattern and my card was larger than the mask so I moved it down and repeated the process to extend the design. Once dry, I inked around the edges with Soft Cerise Colour Cloud and matted onto Black Card. I popped onto a Coconut White Card blank.

I popped a little more of the Pixie Powders onto my copy paper and rubbed the sentiment stamp from the Woodware Celebrating You Stamp Set into it. I spritzed with wter and stamped onto Coconut White Card. I trimmed and matted onto Black Card.

I completed my card by adding a Small Black Circle Dazzler to each corner.

The winner of the card from Freebie Friday is ...........................................

Mamgu

Please email me at juliawattscrafts@gmail.com with your address and I'll pop your card in the post.

Thanks for stopping by.

Julia.
www.juliawattscrafts.co.uk
Free card with all website orders over £10 (ask for one in the comments box at checkout).
Deal of the Day today (24th April) - L
eonie Pujol Entwined Collection : Funky Heart Base only £10.00!
 

Sunday, 23 April 2017

With Love

Hi Bloggers.

Here's today's card -

I dusted a piece of Heat Emboss Acetate with an Anti-Static Bag. I stamped one of the images from the Woodware Little Black Dress using Clear Perfect Medium and embossed with CS Black Detail Embossing Powder. I cut the dress only out taking care not to cut into the embossed lines - I left a little of the stand so I had something to hold.

I turned the acetate over and added Quickie Glue to the bodice. Once the glue was clear, I added CS Black Onyx Polished Silk Glitter and tapped off the excess. I added Quickie Glue to the waistband. Once the glue was clear, I added CS Sparkle Star Polished Silk Glitter.

I added Quickie Glue to the skirt. While I waited for the glue to go clear, I mixed a little Black Onyx and a little Sparkle Star Polished Silk Glitter in a separate pot. Once the glue was clear, I added Black Onyx, then my mix of glitters and then Sparkle Star.

I stamped the dress and stand onto Coconut White Card using Versafine Ink. I added a little Antique Linen Distress Crayon from Set 3 to my Craft Sheet. I picked it up with a Water Brush and painted the stand.

I stamped the sentiment from the Woodware Deco Sayings Stamp Set using Versafine Ink. I cut out using an outer die from a Sue Wilson Striplet Die Set. I matted onto Black Card and onto a Coconut White Card black.

I trimmed off the excess acetate from the dress and glued it to the stand using Quickie Glue.

Jane Gill has made some lovely samples with the Little Black Dress Stamp Set -




I love Jane's doodles on the dresses 😊

Thanks for stopping by.

Julia.
www.juliawattscrafts.co.uk
Free card with all website orders over £10 (ask for one in the comments box at checkout).
Deal of the Day today (23rd April) - D
esigns by John Lockwood - Nasturtium Elements Stamp Set only £7.99!

Saturday, 22 April 2017

Friends Always

Hi Bloggers.

Here's today's card -

I stamped the Woodware Owl Friends and the sentiment onto Coconut White Card using Onyx Black Versafine Ink. I coloured in using Distress Crayons from Sets 1, 2 and 3 by scribbling crayon onto my Craft Sheet and picking up with a Water Brush. I cut out using Sue Wilson's Double Pierced Rectangles. I edged with Vintage Photo Distress Crayon. I popped a little water onto my Craft Sheet and moved the crayon around with my finger. I cut a mat out of Black Card using Sue's Double Pierced Rectangles Set B.

I cut a paper from Phill Martin's Timeless 8 x 8 Paper Pad using Sue's Double Pierced Rectangles. I edged with Vintage Photo Distress Crayon. I cut a Black Card mat using Sue's Double Pierced Rectangles Set B. I popped onto a Coconut White Card blank.

I completed my card by adding a 5mm Black Pearl to each corner.

I'm heading over to Stamp Addicts in Kempston today to attend their Table Top Sale. If you're in the area, please stop by. Sale runs 10am till 3pm.

Thanks for stopping by.

Julia.
www.juliawattscrafts.co.uk
Free card with all website orders over £10 (ask for one in the comments box at checkout).
Deal of the Day today (22nd April) - Sue Wilson L
attice Window Striplet only £7.99!

Friday, 21 April 2017

Freebie Friday

Hi Blogger.

Freebie Friday is back! Here's this week's card that needs a new home -

You can read how this card was made here.

Leave a lovely comment below to go into the draw to win it. I will announce the winner on Monday. Be sure to pop back to see if you have won.

Please note : Only comments left below will go into the draw. Comments made on the original post will not count. Information given on the original post was correct at the time that post was published.


Thanks for stopping by.

Julia.
www.juliawattscrafts.co.uk
Free card with all website orders over £10 (ask for one in the comments box at checkout).
Deal of the Day today (21st April) - C
reative Expressions Stamps to Die For - Scripted Clematis only £2.99!
 

Thursday, 20 April 2017

Lynell

Hi Bloggers.

Here's today's card -

For the background, I added Distress Crayons from Set 4 to a piece of Watercolour Card. I misted some water onto my Craft Sheet and used my finger to spread the crayon smoothly across the card. I placed the Gone to Pieces Mask on top and used a cheap wet wipe to remove the colour from the areas exposed through the mask.

I made sure the area was completely dry and dusted with an Anti-Static Bag. I stamped the Woodware Bubble Bloom : Lynell uisng Clear Perfect Medium and embossed with CS Black Detail Embossing Powder.

I painted the leaves with Spearmint CS Pixie Powder, the largest circle in the flowers with Teal Wash Pixie Powder, the medium circles in the flowers with Straw Yellow Pixie Powder and the smallest circles in the flowers with Aubergine Dream Pixie Powder.

I added Quickie Glue to the large circles in the flowers and once clear added CS Frosty Dawn Diamond Frost.

I made a frame out of Coconut White Card using Sue Wilson's Scalloped Lattice Frames and added it to my image using 3D Foam Tape. I added an 8mm White Pearl to each corner and popped onto a Coconut White Card mat.

Thanks for stopping by.

Julia.
www.juliawattscrafts.co.uk
Free card with all website orders over £10 (ask for one in the comments box at checkout).
Deal of the Day today (20th April) - Sue Wilson Belgian Collection : Brussels only £13.00!

Wednesday, 19 April 2017

Happy Birthday

Hi Bloggers.

Here's today's card -

This is a very Clean and Simple Card - the butterfly stamp is brilliant for practicing your colouring with Alcohol Markers.

I stamped the butterfly from the Woodware Mosaic Butterflies Stamp Set onto Bright White Card using Tuxedo Black Memento. I stamped the sentiment from the Woodware Art Deco Sayings using the same ink.

I cut out using Sue Wilsons's Double Pierced Rectangles and cut a mat out of Cobalt Card using Sue's Double Pierced Rectangles Set B.

I coloured in using Graphmaster Alcohol Markers. I used - Teals : 68, 67, 61 and Blues : 74, 70, 72, CG9.

I chose a Decadent Teal coloured paper from Phill Martin's Timeless 8 x 8 Paper Pad and cut out using Sue's Double Pierced Rectangles. I cut a mat out of Cobalt Card using Sue's Double Pierced Rectangles Set B.

I popped onto a Bright White Card blank.

John Lockwood is continuing with his One Day Special on Hochanda today with shows at 9am, 12noon, 4pm and 7pm. I'm offering 10% discount on items I have on my website from the shows. You can find them here. Offer applies till midnight tonight or While Stocks Last. Discount will be applied at checkout.
  

Thanks for stopping by.

Julia.
www.juliawattscrafts.co.uk
Free card with all website orders over £10 (ask for one in the comments box at checkout).
Deal of the Day today (19th April) - Craft Consortium
Always & Forever - Rhinestone Square Charms only £2.99!

Tuesday, 18 April 2017

Thinking of you

Hi Bloggers.

Here's today's card -

For the background, I popped the Daisy Patch Mask onto a piece of Watercolour Card. I sprinkled CS Candy Pink and Sun Yellow Pixie Powders over and then misted with water. I added another piece of Watercolour Card over the top to get a negative print and put both backgrounds aside to dry.

I dusted the negative background with an Anti-Static Bag and stamped the Woodware Tatty Daisies using Clear Perfect Medium and embossed with CS Black Detail Embossing Powder. I cut out using Sue Wilson's Background Rectangles Set B and a Black Card mat using the next sized die in the same set.

At this point, if I was making the card again, I would edge with Black Soot Distress Crayon (Set 3). I edged after I painted the image and I smudged the leaves a little. I painted using CS Pixie Powders in Candy Pink, SunYellow and Peacock Green using a Water Brush.

I stamped the sentiment that comes with the Tatty Daisies onto another piece of my negative background, using Clear Perfect Medium and embossed with CS Black Detail Embossing Powder. I cut it out using Justrite A2 Card Front Basics and edged with Black Soot Distress Crayon. I cut a Black Card mat using the next sized die in the same set.

I popped my topper and sentiment onto an A5 Coconut White Card blank.

John Lockwood is launching a One Day Special on Hochanda this evening at 8pm. I don't have the Glitter Kiss in stock as it's rather awkward to post (especially when ordered with a pack of card!) but I'm offering 10% discount on items I do have in stock from the shows, You can find them here. Offer applies till midnight tomorrow night or while stocks last. Discount will be applied at checkout.

Thanks for stopping by.

Julia.
www.juliawattscrafts.co.uk
Free card with all website orders over £10 (ask for one in the comments box at checkout).
Deal of the Day today (18th April) - J
ustrite Flower Garden Dies only £4.99!