Saturday, August 4, 2007

Here's Some More.....

recent workshop projects. This first one uses the new Scribble (a.k.a. Doodle) jumbo wheel from the Spring Mini Catalogue. The Spring Mini runs from August 1 through to November 30, 2007. For those of you on my mailing list, your mini will be out to you shortly. If you're not on my mailing list and would like a copy, drop me an email with your details and I'll send you one out.

Just a funny note, all of the U.S. 'Doodle' sets are known as 'Scribble' here in Australia due to the 'other' meaning doodle has here, LOL!

The card base is Tempting Turquoise and has been stamped with the Linen background using T/Turquoise. I used Basic Black for the Scribble image (on Whisper White) and coloured it using Wonderful Watercolour Crayons - Green Galore, Pixie Pink, Yo Yo Yellow, Lovely Lilac and Tempting Turquoise and my aquabrush. I did start with the Blender pen, however that made the ink run a little. I tried it with the aquabrush filled with water and no smudging. Go figure. I thought if anything was going to make the ink run, it would have been the aquabrush rather than the blender pen!

I made the scalloped border (Pixie Pink) using my corner rounder with the guard removed. When you take off the guard, it allows the paper to go all the way in, and you get the scalloped effect. I then punched a hole in each scallop using my 1/16" hand punch for extra effect. A bow made out of black/white gingham ribbon finished it off.

Supplies Used:
Stamps: Scribble (Spring Mini)
Ink: Basic Black, WWC - Green Galore, Pixie Pink, Yo Yo Yellow, Lovely Lilac, Tempting Turquoise
Cardstock: Tempting Turquoise, Pixie Pink, Whisper White
Accessories: Jumbo Stampin' Around Handle, Corner Rounder, 1/16" hand punch, Black/White gingham ribbon, aquabrush, dimensionals.

This 2nd card uses a tracing of the On Board Accents chipboard. Why a tracing I hear you ask. Well for a couple of reasons. Firstly, the workshop was a large one and I didn't have enough to go around and secondly, since we only have Classic inks here in Australia, I like to give the chipboard a coat of white before sponging the colour on. I feel it gives it a more intense colour. Down side to adding a white coat is that it takes FOREVER to dry! To get around this, I made tracings of the star on heavy duty (350 gsm) white cardstock and cut out. Then I sponged on So Saffron, pierced holes all around the outside edge using the piercing tool & template and used my white gel pen to give a faux stitching effect.

The card base is Bordering Blue, the patterned paper is from the Pool Party series and was also faux stitched. Happy Birthday sentiment is from It's Your Birthday set and is stamped using Bordering Blue ink (and my Stamp-A-Ma-Jig). I mounted the star onto the card using dimensionals.

Makes a great card for a boy (or man). I should also say that the sketch was inspired from 'Sketch This: Cards' blog.

Supplies Used:
Stamps: It's Your Birthday
Ink: So Saffron, Bordering Blue
Cardstock: Bordering Blue, 350 gsm White
Accessories: Pool Party DSP, Crafters Tool Kit or Mat Pack, White Gel Pen, sponges, dimensionals, SAMJ

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Fantastic cards Jo. I can not wait for my scribble wheel to arrive. It is going to be so much fun. Marls