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Pt.2 Emma Williams using the Woodland Animals

Sam Poole

Hey Bloggers! Wow what a brilliant response to Emma’s first piece using the ‘Mr Fox’ stamp. I knew you guys would like it! Today is Emma’s second offering but this time using ‘Hoot‘ and ‘Hoppity Bunny‘ stamps…..Another gorgeous work of art! Thank you Emma!

Over to Emma…..

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Hoot Card and Envelope Set

1. To begin with I cut a piece of woodgrain cardstock that I had in my stash to measure 19cm square. Ink the surface of the card with Antique Linen Distress Ink and then mat onto a piece of Chestnut Brown Foundation card. Mount the matts onto an 8” square kraft card blank.

2. Next, I ripped off a piece of corrugated card from an old box and cut it to measure 15cm square before tearing away the top layer of the card to expose the corrugated ridges around the edges. I then applied some texture paste through a stencil from my vast collection onto random areas of the cardboard and painted the card surface with a pale blue acrylic paint. Once the paint was dry, dry brush some brown acrylic paint over the top before adding torn strips of Tissue Tape. Apply small amounts of Enchanted Gold Gilding Wax around the edges.

3. Next, I embossed a piece of kraft card using the Tim Holtz Woodgrain Texture Fade from Sizzix. Lightly ink the surface of the card with Walnut Stain Distress Ink and then add touches of Enchanted Gold Gilding Wax to highlight the embossed areas. Using the Tim Holtz Postage Frame Stamp Die, die cut some chipboard and then cut an aperture in the centre of the frame . Paint the frame with Walnut Stain Distress Paint and then attach the woodgrain embossed card behind the aperture. Place the frame onto the centre of the corrugated card background and mount onto the front of the covered card.

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4. The next stage was to create the scene. Stamp the image of ‘Hoot‘ twice onto Creative kraft card using black Archival ink and then emboss with clear detail embossing powder. Colour the stamped images with Distress Marker pens and then cut around the outline of the first owl and then with the second owl cut only the body section, cutting away the wings. Stamp the owl ‘Hoot’ once more onto cream card and cut out his big eyes. Layer up all the pieces of Hoot using foam pads and then I added small adhesive gems for the centres of his eyes.

5. I used the Tim Holtz Garden Greens die from Sizzix to die cut some more kraft card which I then painted using Peeled Paint and Shabby Shutters Distress Paint. I added the die cut Garden Greens along the bottom section of my Postage Frame and then sat my little decoupaged owl on top.

6. I stamped the “Have A Hoot Of A Day” message onto cream card, which I had inked with Antique Linen and Frayed Burlap Distress Ink and then attached it using an Idea-Ology Memo Pin.

7. I melted Bronze UTEE in the Melt Pot, poured the molten liquid onto my craft sheet and then stamped the Acorn from the ‘Woodland Seals‘ into the enamel whilst it was still hot. I added a touch of Gilding Wax over the top and then attached it over the top of my layered Garden Greens.

8. Finally, I added some Candi into the four corners of the card.

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Envelope
1. I stamped the ‘Tree Background’ stamp onto the bottom left hand corner of the envelope and then water coloured the image using Distress Marker Pens.

2. I then stamped the image of Hoppity Bunny onto a separate piece of card and again, coloured it with Distress Marker pens. I glued the image into place, using Cosmic Shimmer glue and then stamped the “Hoppin’ By…” message onto another piece of card, inked with Distress Inks before attaching this to the scene.

3. Finally, I added some clouds, using Tumbled Glass Distress Ink to the back of my envelope, melted some more bronze UTEE and stamped the Fern ‘Woodland Seal’ stamp into the molten enamel before adding it to the back of the envelope as a seal.

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Don’t forget to check out Emma’s inspirational blog HERE

 

Welcome back guest DT member Emma Williams Pt.1

Sam Poole

Hey Bloggers! Today I have a real treat for you as the lovely Emma Williams has kindly created two new projects for us using my Woodland Animal stamps. As always I was completely stunned by Emma’s gorgeous projects she had presented to me – Thank you Emma…You are one talented lady! icon smile Welcome back guest DT member Emma Williams Pt.1

Now over to Emma……

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1. To begin with I took a 15cm MDF frame that I had in my stash and primed it with Gesso. Once the Gesso was dry, I then painted the outside frame with brown acrylic paint and dried it with a heat tool.

2. I then applied some gold embossing paste through a stencil in my stash onto random areas of the frame before adding a layer of Crackle Glaze over the top. Once that was dry, I applied a coat of a pale blue acrylic paint and just watched those crackles appear. Because I wanted a really old worn look to the frame, I then sanded some of the paint back to expose the paint underneath.

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3. Next, I used the Tim Holtz Woodgrain Texture Fade to emboss some Kraft card which I then inked up with Walnut Stain Distress Ink. I added a small amount of Gold Gilding Wax with the tip of my finger and then cut the card to size and attached it to the centre of my painted frame.

4. To create the scene, I stamped the really cute Mr Fox three times onto kraft card using black ink, embossed with clear powder, coloured the images with Distress Marker Pens and cut out each of the images, cutting away sections each time so that I could decoupage him.

5. I used the Tim Holtz Garden Greens die from Sizzix to die cut some more kraft card and painted the foliage using Peeled Paint and Shabby Shutters Distress Paints before inking the edges with Walnut Stain Distress Ink.

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6. I arranged all my foliage onto the central inner section of the frame and added a piece of Driftwood from my stash along the bottom. I then tucked Mr Fox in amongst the foliage before adding small amounts of moss and rusty wire coils.

7. To complete the scene I stamped the “You Really Are Quite Fantastic” onto more kraft card, inked with Distress Inks and then attached it to a decorative pin which I added to the scene.

8. Finally, I needed to add a hanger and for this I used Idea-Ology Hinge Clips, added a touch of Gilding Wax to them and then cut a piece of wire, inked with Alcohol Inks and threaded this through each of the clips to create a loop and attached them to my frame.

Emma x

Don’t forget that Emma will be back with us for her second installment of the Woodland Animals on Tuesday 22nd but please do check out Emma’s inspirational blog in the meantime HERE.

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Ally Pally & New DT Members

Sam Poole

Hey Bloggers! Wow what another fantastic show at Alexandra Palace last weekend. As always it was a pleasure to see old friends and make new ones. Typical of me not remembering to take some pictures from the show, so instead I have stolen a group photo from the lovely Phill Martin who joined us on the Creative Expressions stand for the first – I must admit that myself and Julia did enjoy having the ‘new boy’ around – lots of giggles lol

AP f improf 437x414 Ally Pally & New DT MembersOn Saturday I spent the day demonstrating the Melt Pot (sadly no pics) and then on Sunday I changed over to our Matt Chalk Paints with Masks and my ‘Up,Up & Away’ stamp set. Below are a few finished tags from the day. The reason I chose this set was because my next TV show is ‘Travel’ themed….I am using this stamp set along with some new Singles stamps which I have just finished designing. The next show date is 10th May (times to be confirmed).

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**NEW DT Members revealed** I want to thank everyone for taking the time to apply to the DT positions…It was such a tough decision to make as you are all so talented! And yes I say ‘Positions’ with an ‘S’ as we say a fond farewell to DT member Sue Davies – thank you for all your hard work Sue. You will be missed!

So I can now officially announce that our new DT members are: Sandie Vincent, Carole Zorzo & Jackie Trinder. Congratulations ladies and welcome to Creative Studios Team! I will email you all are very shortly icon smile Ally Pally & New DT Members

Right I best be off as I have lots of things to catch up with this week, but please check back on Thursday as the lovely Emma Williams will be back as a Guest Designer for Creative Studios – Emma’s projects are soooo cute and a must see!! All for now, S@m x

 

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Silver Fox

Sam Poole

Hey Bloggers! Only a few days to go until the Ally Pally show…only seems like 5mins since the last time we were there. I am in charge of the meltpot this weekend to continue the fun I had on my previous Melt Pot show. Please come and say Hi if you are attending the show this weekend.

Today I am sharing my Silver Fox card featuring my latest Mask designs.

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I started of with a piece of Black card which was cut to the same size as my Masks. I then spritz through my Doodle Crosses Mask with Rich Gold Cosmic Shimmer Mister and then dried with my Heat Tool.

Next I sponged some CS Flake & Glitter Glue through my Birch Trees Mask with a piece of CutnDry Foam. I only used half of the design to create a group of tree’s on the right hand side of the card. I then applied some Cosmic Shimmer Silver Moon Gilding Flakes to the glued design.

I then stamped my Mr Fox stamp onto more black card in Clear Perfect Medium Ink and embossed in CS Silver Shine Detail Embossing Powder.  I stamped Mr Fox twice so I could cut another layer of his head to create a decoupaged look.

Although this card is quite simple in its design, I really like the gold and silver combination for a ‘midnight’ feel to the woodland scene.

I hope you like today’s card, All for now, S@m x

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More favourites from the show

Sam Poole

Hey Bloggers! I am trying to get more samples put up on here for those that may have missed the shows. The weather is so rubbish here today so the pictures I have taken aren’t the best – my apologies! Here are another two favourite cards from the show.

This first one was a demo in the second show with Dawn. There’s something about the colours which I really liked about this card – something a bit different anyway.

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I began by double stamping (side by side) my A6 ‘Silhouette Leaf’ background stamp onto some Dark Roast card in Clear Perfect Medium ink and embossed in Clear Detail Embossing Powder. I then used a Cosmic Shimmer Watercolour set called ‘Natures Twist’ to colour the different leaves inside of the design.

Next, I stamped the A6 ‘Tree Background‘ stamp and ‘Mr Fox‘ onto more Dark Roast Card in Clear Perfect Medium Ink and this time I embossed in Ancient Copper Detail Embossing Powder. I stamped Mr Fox twice so that I could decoupage his head to make him more 3d.  I then cut out the tree from the right hand side leaving a border of Dark Roast Card on the left hand side which I then trimmed to fit the card afterwards.

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This next card was a back up demo in case we had a spare 5mins to fill – turns out we didn’t lol It is a very simple card where I took some yellow card and die cut various circles to create a ‘cheese’ background piece. I then stamped, cut and coloured our little friendly mouse called ‘Squeak‘. To finish I cut out a triangle of more yellow card and punched some smaller holes out but this time I dipped the piece of cheese into some Clear Utee to give it the sheen. what do you think? Too cheesy?? lol

*HEADS UP* If you enjoyed the shows last weekend then there will be another opportunity to see all the products again but this time the lovely Hels Sheridan will be demonstrating the meltpot along with my Woodland Animals on Tuesday 8th April @ 12pm for a 2 hour show.

I hope you like today’s cards, All for now, S@m x

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