Friday, 25 November 2011

Woodware Design Team Challenge - Pick one colour and go with it

I decided to go for green which I thought no one else would choose but I was beaten to it! I've used my 'Robin on a boot' stamp which is one of my favourites from this Christmas release. It involved quite a bit of colouring but makes a substantial card.
The code for the stamp is;
I've stamped using the 'Pearlescent Ivy' Brilliance ink pad. It's a muted green as the ivy in the name implies. I chose pale green card for my base.What a difference this makes from stamping on white card with black ink!

To add the shading you could use ink from the pad and dilute it with water. Instead I used one of the Sakura Dark Stardust pens '734 Dark Jade Star'. It is a perfect match for the ink. You cannot tell from my picture but it leaves a shimmery effect as you paint. It also spreads more easily than the ink from the pad.I have added white highlights with a Sakura White Gelly roll pen.

For finishing touches I've used some 'Diamond' Stickles, ribbon and Mark Richards pale green dots.
The greetings come from another Robin set;
FRCL101 A winter's Day

Don't forget that you could use this stamp for a gardening greeting card. After all they do call the Robin the gardener's friend!

Pop along to the Woodware Blog to see other versions of the challenge by the design team.


  1. Wow! Really love this card and would never have thought of doing it in green! Love it! As you say this would be a great card for a man as robins are in the garden all year round.

  2. That's a beautiful stamp, Francoise and a gorgeous card. Amazing how good monotone can be x

  3. I just love this effect and am going to have to have a go at trying it. I like the way the Mark Richards dots add to the icy feel. A beautiful card!
    (Christina A Maze of Memories)

  4. Beautiful card, lovely colouring and effects, thanks for the inspiration as always

  5. Hi Francoise, this is beautiful. I really must have a go at painting with the Sakura pens. Do you scribble the ink on to a tile or something similar before you pick it up with your paint brush or what??
    hugs Kimx


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