A short time ago I was lucky enough to win the Crafty Card Makers and more… black and white challenge. My prize? Goodies from Woodware. Not only was Dorothy from Woodware super nice, but also Jill from The Stamp Man, the company that sent me my prize, was incredibly patient and friendly.
When I went to The Stamp Man’s website to pick out something from the (surprisingly huge) Woodware product range, I just couldn’t keep within the 12 British pound range (that was my prize) but had to shop for some extra stuff as well.
|I picked two beautiful stamps from Woodware and then some card candi which doesn’t seem to exist in Germany. I’ve seen some amazing examples with the flower stamp and the candi on Pinterest and can’t wait to try that out.|
Of course I couldn’t help myself and immediately had to color the little gnome. I’ve just discovered Spectrum Noir markers (basically a more affordable version of Copics) and I had picked out the Little Gnome stamp specifically with my new markers in mind. I didn’t have any blue colors yet, so I had to give my gnome green jeans, but I hope you guys don’t mind:
|A close up of my Spectrum Noir coloring (the flower pots were colored with Copics because I don’t have the right colors yet in the Spectrum Noir range).|
Granted, I need to practice my coloring some more, but I still had a lot of fun and I will be using this cute stamp over and over. As for the quality: the Woodware clear stamps are made out of polymer, which means they are sturdy and take the ink very well. Definitely a brand I will consider in the future.
Since I was already coloring, I just made a card with the little gnome. I just thought that is was super cute to have him step out of a frame, giving additional dimension to the card.
|Just couldn’t help myself with the glitter and the dimensions 🙂|
To give the fictional figure some added pizzaz, I cute the frame from silver glitter paper and colored his beard with some clear Wink of Stella to make the hair shimmer a bit. The sentiment is from Simon Says Stamp, Sketchy Banner Greetings, and was stamped with Hero Arts Cup o’ Joe shadow ink. I love the effect it gives on the wood pattern paper.
|The final card|
On the inside, I stamped a birthday sentiment from the Sentiment Sampler from Wplus9 (otherwise the card wouldn’t make much sense, right?) 😉
I’ll be entering this card in the following challenges: Creative Friday #96 “Glitter” and Addicted To Stamps and More… # 96 “Make Your Mark”. I’m also entering this into the Less Is More Week 159 “Male” challenge, even though I think I might not meet the clean and simple requirements for this one.