Friday 4 September 2009

Day 2: PaperArtsy 12 Days of Christmas

PaperArtsy Twelve Days of Christmas

Day 2: Featuring Joanne Wardle using Nut and Meg Plate 2

Joanne is the newest member to our design team having only been with us a couple of months, but we have already realised she is a whirlwind to keep up with - she gets the “fastest stamper in the West” prize for turning out beautiful projects faster than the mailman can deliver them.  She has a fresh clean style which works well with these Nut and Meg stamps, but she is equally versatile with our collage images, and extremely creative with her ideas to boot! Take the time to check out Joanne's blog.

Snowman Pennant 
by Joanne Wardle

This is a fun way to add some Christmas Cheer to your home. And a great project to do with the kids if you get roped into helping out at school this Christmas. Joanne describes the process:

Cut a triangle from a 7”x5” piece of white card. Rub faded jeans distress ink onto a craft sheet and spritz with a silver mica based spray. Dab the card onto this and allow it to dry. This creates an easy background paper versatile for all kinds of projects.

Once the paper is dry, spray it with the silver spray again for extra sparkle.

Stamp the snowman (SINM2) and holly decoration (SINM2)  onto white card and cut out. Colour the snowman with markers and add clear glitter glue to the edges of the snowman with stickles.
Stamp Merry Christmas directly onto the triangle in black ink.

To embellish, stamp the snowman again onto blue mirror card and cut out just the buttons and attach to main image. Punch a snowflake from blue mirror card and attach with a snowflake eyelet.

To complete, secure the holly decoration and snowman in position, add two white eyelets and silver wire to hang.

 Snowman Acetate Card 
by Joanne Wardle
Acetate is such a great substrate to use for a card. The added dimension it brings from using the inside of the card as a backdrop for the front decoration is simple yet a very striking idea.

Using a piece of acetate 15cm wide, 16 cm tall, cut a 5cm deep triangle away from the top, and fold to form an unusual shaped card.

Stamp snowman (SINM2) onto the white card, colour with markers and cut out. Stamp text background (XM4) onto white card and trim. Stick this to the inside of the card. Cut a slightly bigger piece of green card and stick this behind on the outside of the card (this will give you somewhere to write your message).

Adhere the snowman to front of card - lined up with text. Embellish with a snowflake punched from double sided adhesive, and add glitter. Add a strip of double sided tape to front and add glitter to that too.

 Gift Tags 
by Joanne Wardle

Use A7 cream card (i.e. A5 cut into quarters) folded in half, this is a great size for a small gift tag or card. 

Stamp the snowman (SINM2), directly onto the card in brown permanent ink. Colour with watery distress inks. Stamp text background (XM4) onto scrap of cream card. Cut out some words and attach with 3d foam.

TOP TIP: To create a watercolour effect with Distress Ink, either apply ink to craft sheet, spritz with water and pick up with a brush, or pick up colour direct from ink pad with a water-logged brush.

Thanks to Joanne for these wonderful ideas. These are quick and easy for those of us who need to get cracking on this year’s cards for the masses!

Christmas Spice Bag 
by Joanne Wardle

This fabulous little idea would look superb on any Christmas tree this year, and what’s more, its smells scrummy!

Stamp the Holly Image from the Ink and The Dog Collection (Xmas Plate 1) in Jet Black Archival ink onto a fine weave fabric . For example, white cotton or calico. The finer the weave of the fabric, the better the quality of the image will be.

Dry, and decorate the berries with red sequins and seed beads. Sew into a little pouch, and fill with Christmassy spices. If you leave the top open, you can re-fill each year. Attach with a clip to your tree.

Terra-Metal-Man of the Snow 
by Linda Brown (LB Crafts)

Lin is my partner in crime for the ArtsyCrafts events which we design, teach and plan together. (PS I think there is only 1 place left on the second weekend retreat) This little guy is one of the things she has been demoing at recent shows with the new Nut & Meg stamps.

Apply Viva Décor Golden Orange Terra texture directly to an arch-shaped piece of chipboard, making it thicker on one side that the other. Use you finger tool so you can feel the depth of the texture. With a damp stamp, press into the texture with Mini 44.

Dry the terra with a heat tool, or set aside to dry naturally (about 15-30 mins).

Apply Black kaiser colour paint over the top part of the arch and terra with cut and dry foam. Dry.

Stamp the snowman (SINM2) onto Pearl metal with Black StazOn ink. Use watered down Gold and Olive Viva Décor precious Metal Colour Paints with a fine paintbrush to colour the buttons, scarf, gloves, nose and hat of the snowman.

Use Gold Precious Metal Colour to highlight parts of the orange and black texture on the chipboard.

Make a tape sandwich with the stamped metal, Humungo tape and cardstock, and outline the stamped lines of the snowman with a pointed Teflon tool. Cut out, and stick the card-backed snowman to the chipboard with Matte Gel Medium or Glossy Accents.

 A huge thankyou to Joanne and Lin for their fantastic and inspiring ideas for today's post.

PaperArtsy Blog Giveaway: Please leave a comment and we’ll randomly draw a name to win Nut and Meg Plates 2 and Xmas Plate 1 on EZ Mount worth £18.80. This offer ends midnight GMT the day of this posting (05 Sept 2009), and is open to all players worldwide.


Sylvia said...

Such beautiful samples to share with us. I just love this jolly snowman especially on Joanne's pennant. Can't wait to see what is revealed on day three.

Lynn Stevens said...

My Goodness those snowmen are adorable and Joanne has been really busy creating wonderful Samples, great directions too!!

Jennie -The Artistic Stamper said...

Great Samples :) Must get some Viva Decor paints!

laury55 said...

thanks for sharing all those all those snowmen

Anonymous said...

wonderful work by Joanne!

Andrea - Wales, UK said...

Great ideas from Joanne,they are snowlicious........!!Thanks.x

Claireabelle said...

Wow, fabulous makes from Joanne and Lyn. I know from reading Joannes blog that she is an extremely talented crafter!

Anonymous said...

I love these samples - the stamps are just soooo mind is whirring with wonderful things that I can do with them


Anonymous said...

Lovely icy snowman samples of Joanne and a very cute metal snowman. That paint is really beautiful.

Helen said...

Joanne's cards are wonderful. I love the triangle especially - what a great idea.

For the life of me said...

just beautiful just waiting for payday to buy new stamps and some of those fab paints.

mummymoo said...

Oh these are gorgeous, I just discovered you thru one pretty thing and will add you to my favourites, I love all your samples they are FAB!!

Net said...

Wow a paperartsy blog every day what a treat. Love all of the new christmas stamps and these samples are wonderful. I love the acetate especially, is it hard to fold easily? I am very excited about the christmas tree bag, as I already have this stamp and can get crafting now!

Jane Moseley said...

I've just bought this plate and it's gorgeous!!! Love these samples I have loads of ideas now. xxx

Artyjen said...

Another set of great inspiration....thanks for the chance to win.

Lesley Edmonds said...

Love all these samples, specially the spice bag - I'll be having a go at that one!

Melanie said...

wonderful samples as always,love the snowman very jolly just as a snowman should be!

Karin said...

Fantastic samples, all of them. Love this jolly snowman and also the plate used for the spice bag. Can't wait to see the other samples over the coming days.

Laura said...

More great makes from some great stamps!

Sid said...

Very versatile stamps as always, love the terra paint piece, lot's of texture !!

Gillian McMurray said...

That snowman is just so versatile. I love the piece using the orange Terra and black kaiser paint.

Janet Wilson said...

The metal snowman is wonderful!

Cindy Christoffel said...

This little snowman is so cute! He can be used so many ways! Love the acetate card.
Thanks for sharing.

P'tite Plume said...

Beautiful work and good samples!

Jayne Crow said...

Lovely samples...yet again!!

Tinkertaylor said...

How cute is that snowman. My fav at the moment is the acetate card

Michelle said...

Love the snowman, he is so COOOOOL!! :-)
Great samples.
Michelle xx

Elaine G said...

Love the projects again today Leandra. The holly border is great on this stamp. I really like the blues on the pennant project.


Anonymous said...

I know I'm too late for the draw for the prize, but I just wanted to say how gorgeous Joanne's work is. I'm also lucky enough to own some of her work :o)

Some fantastic ideas - I think I need to get myself some Viva Decor paints too as well as the Nut & Meg range of stamps.

Jenny x

Sarah Anderson said...

What a fab idea that pennant is! Might just have to do one of those as a Christmas gift for my sister :) Love, love, love that snowman!!

Trish said...

Okay, these stamps are a MUST HAVE! I love them, and the amazing creations from your DT! Thank you for the chance to win as well!