Create a Cute Chocolate Bulldog Watercolored Card – Imagine Crafts/Tsukineko

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Who doesn’t love chocolate and dogs? How about a chocolate colored dog? Well, then you are in luck because today’s handmade card project has both. Imagine challenged the Artists in Residence with three topics to choose from –Aubergine Color of the Month, chocolate and ‘What “wood” you do?’. When I saw a chocolate theme, I chose this fun bulldog stamped image and created layers of chocolate watercolored goodness using some of my favorite ink products. To see how I create this fun card head on over to the imagine crafts blog.2017_October_JN_Chocolate_detail1

 

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  • Jowilna Nolte – Sentiment Stamp (Chiswick), Dylusions – Bulldog Stamp, Cardstock, Button, Diamanté, Washi tape, Heat gun

Chiswick Mixed media cards from a Master-board.

On the Chiswick blog today with some weekend inspiration making mixed media cards using loads of products from Chiswick.
Combining different product is a great way of combining and experimenting with different products and what better way to just to play and have fun.
I combined some POP Paint with the beautiful stamp sets from Chiswick to make these fun cards.

The concept of a Master-board is to create a large sheet of mixed media artwork and then cut it into smaller pieces to use on other art works.
This is how I approached my cards I made.

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These smaller pieces used on cards make for beautiful backgrounds and quick cards. And often these pieces look much better than the original piece of art created.
So the moral of the story is to just create – it will look amazing once it is cut down.

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Hop on over to the Chiswick blog for a full step x step tutorial on how to create these cards.

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All products available from Short Cuts Craft and other craft stores.

These master-boards are great fun to play and experiment with products and designs.
And once they are cut up into smaller pieces they look amazing and become small works of art.

Products used:
Fine Print Clear Stamp RS3181
Life Lessons
Clear Stamps RS3184
POP Paint 290ml-Dove pp0310

Kaisercraft Metal Plate Embossing Folder – Jowilna’s Favourite Things

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One of my favourite things is embossing – blind embossing specifically with embossing folders. I think mostly because of the ease of doing that type of embossing and the amazing effects one can achieve. Lately, my favourite embossing folder is this Kaisercraft metal plate. Today I am dressing it up using my StazOn inks for a gorgeous metallic look.
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Step 1 – Adhere some metal tape to a piece of scrap cardstock.
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step 2 – Place the cardstock piece inside the embossing folder and roll through your embossing machine.
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step 3 – To add colour, lightly swipe your ink pads across the embossed surface. Start with black StazOn and leave it to dry. Then add a layer of orange StazOn ink and blend it using a soft cloth. Leave the ink to dry and then add Brown StazOn ink to finish it off. Add another layer of grey StazOn ink to define the embossed details.
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Stamp a sentiment onto white cardstock and adhere it to the front of your embossed panel. Adhere to a folded card and finish off with diamante.
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Have you seen the huge selection of embossing folders from Kaisercraft available through The Wholesaler?
Amazing how a few ink strokes can change the look of embossing and create something truly unique.

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NEW Chiswick stamp sets.

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Today is an extremely special day as Chiswick introduces a new range of stamps – four sets in total – designed by me.
I am truly blessed to be supported by wonderful South African companies that I work for and this has been a really special journey.stamps

set 1 – Life Lessons
Life lessons is perfect for card makers and scrapbookers. The set covers anything from celebration sentiments to build your own subtitles for layouts
as we ll as a heart and some stars for added details.
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Next up is Fine Print
Fine print is perfect for added details to any project. A large background stamps for subtle detail and some fun circles and paint splats for cards and layouts, not to mention art journals.

Here I stamped the large circle from the Fine Print set and combined it with a sentiment from the Life lessons set
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Scripty Letters
This alphabet set is the creme de la creme for all projects. I can see titles stamped on my layouts, phrases on cards and words in my art journal.
The engraved details are amazing and they stamp perfectly using Versafine ink. You have to see them in action to believe how awesome they are…

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Nifty Digits
Nifty Digits is the matching numbers set – because what alphabet doesn’t have numbers?
These are perfect for birthday cards, layouts and anything you need to add numbers onto…. truly versatile with some unexpected details!

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Thank you for taking a look – and for all the wonderful support! It’s been a wonderful blessed day and year!

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Until tomorrow have a great evening or day wherever you are!

Kaisercraft Factory 42 Layout – Dubble page

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Its been a while since I have blogged, for various reasons, one of them being technology. It has been a trying time getting computers fixed, built, and new for the next ten years.
And I am happy to say and confidently, and full of faith that all is well in the land of technology now.

Today I am sharing this page using the Kaisercraft Factory 42 range. I love everything about this range and can’t wait to get stuck into it some more to create some beautiful layouts.
This one was a special layout and perfect for a father’s day gift in a frame.2017-08-16 Double page fathersday layout_JN

I used a combination if inks to colour loads of cogs and gears for this layout. On top of them I added a collection of buttons, washers, brads and diamante.

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The nice thing about this grouping of elements is that I could use old and new elements from my stash to complete the layout – getting rid of years of accumulated embellishments  is such a win!

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have you been inspired by this range for layouts, cards or mixed media projects yet?
Hop on over to the Kaisercraft blog to find more inspiration from the design team.

Kaisercraft Products: Factory 42 Collection P2376 Assembly Line | P2377 Automated | P2374 Ironworks | P2372 Machine | RS448 Antique Gold Rhinestones
Other: Distress Oxide Ink | Gear die-cut | Brads | Photo turns | Buttons | Diamante | White Cardstock | Embroidery Thread | Heart Stencil

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