Wednesday, 15 October 2014

Wainscoted Sketch

When I first saw this Bedtime Story Sketch for this month's WMS Pyjama Party I was immediately reminded of Wainscoting, probably because the large rectangle reminded me of a window, so that is the direction in which the sketch inspired me.  

I've used the WMS Vintage Christmas Backgrounder for the wallpaper, and various stamps from the WMS 'Twas the Night Before Christmas set (including this dinky little Santa) to decorate the Memorybox Grand Madison Window.  

The Wainscoting was created using my Fiskars Trimmer as a guide and a bone folder.  I scored a line 1cm down from the top and then from this point to the bottom at 1 cm intervals.  I could have done more fancy scores but I thought this simple wainscoting had a more country cottage feel to it.

I'm not sure if I'll add a sentiment - perhaps on the inside.

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Christmas Blues

Made this quick Christmas card for the WMS Pyjama Party tonight using the older WMS Christmas sets Vintage Christmas Backgrounder and Compliments of the Season 2.  I cut the sentiment with one of the WMS Opera Tag dies - Becca Feeken did this and I loved the effect.  Unfortunately my attempt at 3:00 in the morning is not very straight and I will redo it, but I wanted to participate in the Old Pyjamas Challenge at the WMS Pyjama Party.

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Faux Embossed Snow

I haven't used this technique for years but when one of the challenges for this month's WMS Pyjama Party was Texturise it, I was reminded of it.  Basically you cut shapes from the same colour card stock and adhere them.  It's easier to line up the shapes and works when you want the same shape(s) repeated multiple times.  Here I've used the the beautiful new WMS SnowFlakes 1 and 2.  

The sentiment, from WMS Alpine Christmas was heat embossed with Persian Sea Aurora Cosmic Shimmer embossing powder and mounted on a WMS Stitched Tag.

I'm actually entering this in Challenge 2 of the WMS Pyjama Party - Snow is Falling.  

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Opalescent Snow Flake

Thought I'd try enamelling the gorgeous WMS Snow Flake 3 to make some super simple but super elegant Christmas tags.  First I embossed the snow flakes with Cosmic Shimmer Embossing Powder and then several coats of UTEE.  Fortunately, the sun was shining today so I managed to get an outside pic. 

I'm entering these in the Texturise It challenge over at this month's WMS Pyjama Party.  

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WMS Pyjama Party Old Pyjamas

Simon is going to a party next weekend where the theme is Koh-lanta which as I understand it is a French Survival-type television show.  I've made this card for his friend using the WMS My Island set, the WMS Ocean Bound Set and the WMS Woodgrain set, and lots of different Distress Inks.

I was going to enter this into this month's Waltzing Mouse Pyjama Party for the category of Old Pyjamas, except I misread the original post which said old Christmas sets - uhhh !!!  Never mind I have plenty of those so back to the drawing board !!!

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