Sunday, 24 November 2013

Colourful Wreaths - all stamped and punched!!

Jane Gills stamping workshop used all of her Nordic influenced clear stamps - Doves and Reindeers - (all at £4.05 at Japonica) - both Doves have a greeting with them too- Seasons Greetings and Peace on Earth -Bargain!
We used Punched circles -both 3" and 3 1/2" and scallop circles too to create a background for the wreaths.  Colours were chosen from assorted packs of textured card (24 sheets for £3.99).  Just add 3 little spotty organza bows and a few 10mm Glitter Domes - Voila!
ALL available at JAPONICA.
 All images were stamped and embossed in black.  Very bright and vibrant.
 The above images were all stamped in gold - warm and tropical maybe?
The foreground images were all stamped in white and the background in silver - see how the white embossed images really stand out!!  Lovely crisp and frosty colours !
*I think you could create these for many occasions - New baby, Weddings, Birthdays etc....
MANY THANKS TO JANE GILL for bringing us her beautiful ideas -we hope to see  you in 2014.

Oh Christmas tree, Oh Christmas Tree how lovely....

Jane Gill's workshops were very busy -we worked extremely hard (not really!) to create these gorgeous Christmas trees.  So simple but so effective!!   We all loved them.  Look at all the different colours we produced - - -
This is what you need -  Papier mache cones (5 pk-£3.25)
Dreamweaver stencil paste £10.80 ( makes about 4-5)
Card candi £2.05 (pk of 100's)
Pearl card/paper
Multi Poinsettia punch £11.80
2" Holy leaf punch £8.40
Block £1, 9mm Dowel (from Hardware store)
Paper tape £2.30 (pk 3 asst checks)
Label and ribbon
Sundries - Silicone glue, pallette knife or Lolly stick (for spreading paste), Tweezers for handling Candis.
Silver Stencil paste - Candi -Crushed Ice and Damask-Earl grey.
 Gold Stencil paste and Candi - Holly Berries!  Very traditional.
Copper Stencil paste and Candi-Antique Newsprint & Coffee Bean -very vintagey.