Friday, March 27, 2015

Woodware Blog Hop!

This week we’re going to celebrate with the awesome Woodware Design Team and the Dreamweaver Stencils Dream Team all of the the great Stampendous and Dreamweaver Stencils products that Woodware makes available to the UK market. This is good news for our crafty friends in the UK because we’ll be offering prizes and our UK friends are eligible to win!! We’ll be offering three prizes in the UK and three in the US. Each prize package will consist of Nathalie Kalbach’s terrific Grunge Mixed Media Cling Rubber Stamp Sets and the beautiful Zen Butterfly Dreamweaver Stencil! Both products are ideal for adding texture and backgrounds to your projects!
Deadline to comment is  Sunday, March 29th, Pacific Time. Winners will be picked using and announced Tuesday, March 31st, in the afternoon.

Here is what I have for you today:
This project is a little different with regards to texture.  Of course, you see the texture in the card stock, and the texture of the metal, but this project is a little more about implied texture, or the two dimensional rendering of texture.  Let me show you what I mean.
First, I placed the Dreamweaver Sailing Boat Stencil LG763 on a piece of heavy card stock.  I used a pencil to lightly trace the image.  Then, I used watercolor pencils and a little water to create the foggy sky background.  I used Micron Markers to trace and embellish the outlines of the ship.  I added a little more color with the watercolor pencils and created that implied texture.  

The mermaid was one of my favorite Stampendous images, the mermaid.  I sanded some white polyshrink and stamped the image with solvent ink.  Next, I cut around the around the shape and punched a hole in the top of the plastic.  I colored it with colored pencils and shrank it with my heat tool.  The plastic reminded me a little of scrimshaw, which is why I used it with the boat image.

Finally, the word was created by running the Imagine, Inspire, Believe Stencil LL 405 through my Cuttlebug with sky blue aluminum.  The "sandwich" was the A Plate, the stencil face up, the metal face up, the Dreamweaver Extra Large Rubber Mat and two B Plates.  I then sanded the image with the stencil still in place behind it. 
And that’s our theme!! Making Texture. We hope you’ll enjoy the wonderful inspiration that three talented teams will bring you this week! Be sure to visit all the blog links listed and leave your comments! Each comment will count as an entry towards one of the terrific prize packages.
Here are the designers sharing the projects today —   

Stampendous Blog

Jamie Martin

Amy Hurley-Purdie

Janelle Stollfus

Pam Hornschu

Kristine Reynolds

Asia King

Wendy Price

Lea Kimmel

Woodware Craft Collection Blog

 Siobhan Fyffe

Dreamweaver Stencils Blog

Lyn Bernatovich

Cindy Groh

Gill Wilson

Laura Drahozal

Louise Healy

Lynn Mercurio

Alison Heikkila


  1. This is absolutely stunning! I love all of the layering that you did! Such a great way to add texture without the weight or bulk of using real texture! The mermaid is a favorite of mine also!
    I can only dream of getting such a beautiful sky using my colored pencils but am working on it. Your waves are also quite spectacular! Thank you for sharing this lovely piece with me!

  2. I love that mermaid too and she works beautifully on shrink plastic and as an embellishment to your card. I think I'll dig out my shrink plastic now!

  3. One of my favorite cards is the got got such great texture and color...just love her!! TFS

  4. Beautiful piece. I love the shrink art mermaid.
    There is lots of texture to the look of this piece.
    thanks for sharing.

  5. The scrimshaw effect is genius!!! Love your card that is full of texture, even if it is only implied. Your waves are wonderful!!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

  6. The mermaid is beautiful. Like she is singing out to the passing ship in the fog. It's perfect!

  7. Stunning card. I love the texture of the boat. Well done.

  8. Depicting texture is not easy in 2D, so full marks for this nautical piece. The Mermaid is gorgeous, wish I had hair like hers!

  9. A lovely card, so much to see - loads of lovely details.

  10. What a great card with sweet mermaid tag! How creative! I love your work! Thank you for sharing during this fun hop!

  11. Love the waves on that stencil and your fog is fab!!

  12. Love this card, Laura! Awesome colors, images, and implied texture!

  13. What a fantastic card! The texture in the waves is amazing and the mermaid is great :-)

  14. This is beautiful! I love the waves! I think you did a wonderful job.

  15. i really like shrink plastic and your mermaid turned out awesome - a great touch to your lovely seafaring scene

  16. Awesome mermaid! Your coloring on both projects is stunning. Love them both!!

  17. What a great card. I love the sailboat and the gorgeous mermaid. Thanks for sharing this wonderful card with us.

  18. Beautifully done sea inspired card and love how you used the stencils! So creative and am inspired!

  19. Wow.. This is so neat. Your card is Beautiful. I am very inspired.

  20. You did a splendid job with your implied texture technique. The mermaid is one of my favorite stamps, too. Also the waves look amazing.

  21. I love the way you outlined and softly colored the ship using the stencil. The waves and the mermaid shrinkie are nice additions for lots of dimension.

  22. Your implied texture is great! I love the foggy sky. The mermaid is beautifully done.

  23. Very beautiful. Every technique shows thru, but one doesn't outshine the other. The waves are what caught my eyes first, and the mermaid is gorgeous!

  24. Wonderful card. I like how you used the stencil to draw the ship and the watercoloring.

  25. Wow, wow, wow! Love everything on this card. Thank you for the blog hop and awesome inspirations Karen