Teneale Williams | Stampin' Up! Wondrous Wreath Stamp Set

Welcome to my stop on the Creation Station Blog Hop, if this is your first stop I will catch you up, we have a theme of wreaths this round featuring Wondrous Wreath Stamp Set and Framelits dies plus some of the team will be using the new Punch Box Board. I always love the different ideas the team come up with!

I am not really that adventurous and I am kind of sorry that I have not really come up with anything “clever” using Wondrous Wreath, I think it is such I pretty stamp set and I LOVE the three layers of images I just made a pretty Christmas Card. The most exciting element is my background, I have used the second layer of the wreath as a background on Coastal Cabana Cardstock and not that it has shown up in this photo but I have clear embossed the leafs.

Teneale Williams | Christmas Card | Stampin' Up! Wondrous Wreath

I have not been showing the inside of my cards lately and a few have picked up on it and asked if I am not decorating the insides anymore, yes I still am stamping inside I just seem to forget to take a photo or the inside has just been stamped but SUPER boring I dont worry showing you.

Here I have cut a wreath in half and created a garland with a bow in the center to adorn the top of my card. I have used the third layer of the wreath image {the berries} as the background on the Bermuda Bay layer.

Teneale Williams | Inside of card | Stampin' Up! Wondrous Wreath

I really like the colour combo I used I must say. Cherry Cobbler, Bermuda Bay and Coastal Cabana with Whisper White. I like using different colour ranges for Christmas cards.

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The greeting I used on the front of my card was from Many Merry Stars Photopolymer, A great stamp set that can add to Bright & Beautiful with the matching Star Framelits.

Teneale WIlliams | INKspired Sketch Challenge 3 #INK003 | Stripped Blossom

Welcome to the third INKspired Sketch Blog Hop, a group of my Stampin’ Up! Downlines that come together and all create a card based on a sketch I designed, we would love you to play along with our sketch also. This round we have a simple sketch that has lots of room to get creative, this design features a tag at the bottom right of the card.

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I had a vision of this card in my head, it did not quite come out the way I thought it would but I am happy with it, I have used Stipple Blossom  stamped in Blushing Bride for the base then stamp Rose Red for the second layer of the image, I love two step images as they are use to use {with a Stamp-a-ma-jig} and they look so effective. The sweet polka dots are from under the tree printed papers from the Holiday Catalogue.

Teneale WIlliams | INKspired Sketch Challenge 3 #INK003 | Stripped Blossom

Totally a girlie card and it will suit my friend perfectly, I have been meaning to make her a card as a congratulations for some achievements but just got side tracked everytime I sat down to create for her.

The next stop on the INKspired Blog hop is Barabara Williams, also known as my MUM

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By Teneale Williams | Artisan Blog Hop | Color Me Autumn DSP, For All Things and Gorgeous Grunge from Stampin' Up!

There is a belief out there that masculine cards are tricky to create but if you keep a little TLC in mind when starting your next masculine project it becomes relatively easy.

T   is for Texture:

Add a little texture by using Bakers Twine or Linen Thread, or look at the more natural ribbons like Burlap, Cotton or Natural Chevon ribbons. Texture can be created by roughen the edges of your cardstock or scrunching up printed papers then smoothing them out and learning to embrace a ripped edge.

L   is for Layers:

Layers add depth to your design, add these layers through stamped images, stacked die cuts or strips of printed paper. Create these layers in a cluster on top of each other and don’t be affair to off centre them.

C   is for Colours:

Colour selection is the most important element, think in threes when selecting colours if you know the persons favourite colour use that as the fountain then add two tones of a complimentary colour or add two neutrals tones, this will make your fountain colour pop!

I have used my concept of TLC on my card for this weeks Artisan blog hop.

Teneale Williams | Masculine cards are tricky to create but if you keep a little TLC   (Texture, Layers, Colour)

T   is for Texture:

I have added texture through cutting out my leafs from the Color Me Autumn DSP then scrunching and smoothing. The strip of newsprint from Typeset DSP was a Vanilla base but I stamped the watercolour image from “For All Things” over the strip in Always Artichoke, I lightly scrunched the papers and attached to the card with a strip of adhesive as shown with the papers over lapping, more texture was added with a few rows if stitching through the center.

I will admit I may of broken a golden rule of masculine cards by adding a bow! YES I know bows normally do not belong but I could not help myself I love bows! At least I have used it while adding “texture” as Linen Thread  I have used is a great element on male cards, I have looped it behind the leafs also.

By Teneale Williams | Inside of card | Color Me Autumn DSP, For All Things and Gorgeous Grunge from Stampin' Up!

L   is for Layers:

I LOVE layers and that applies to all cards for me really, but it is a important element on male cards, I have started with stamped ink splatters from Gorgeous Grunge in Crumb Cake ink and the strips of Typeset DSP.  Then the main element of the card featuring the leafs and the Starburst circle from “For All Things” DSP with a circle over Very Vanilla cardstock that was sponged and roughen edge. I have left set the design of the card front and the inside, this then become a design feature.

By Teneale Williams | Artisan Blog Hop | Color Me Autumn DSP, For All Things and Gorgeous Grunge from Stampin' Up!

C   is for Colours:

Colour is so important, I have Always Artichoke as the feature colour paired with Basic Black and Crumb Cake. When I was studying Visual Design I had a lecturer that always spoke of the 60. 30. 10 rule of colour/design and he always drive me CRAZY talking about it and would always roll my eyes everytime! Never did I think that I would agree with him but as I review my card {and a few others} I can see I have use this rule without thinking about it.

60 is the Dominant colour: Crumb Cake

30 is the Secondary colour: Always Artichoke

10 is the Accent colour: Basic Black

I wish I could remember this lecturer’s name, I saw him a few years ago as I had returned to the collage for a visit and I remember him telling me I was wasting my “talent” on cardmaking {and I rolled my eyes at that comment} however I laugh now I as type that always disagreed with him on colour to now use this rule without thinking but I will never agree that I am wasted on creatively expressing myself through papercraft because I LOVE it :)


This week our European Artisans are heading to Stampin’ Up! Convention in Brussels, I wish them and all attending a fabulous time and I am excited to hear all about it, I will be stalking social media.  You are heading to the UK next to see the amazing creations of Vicky Hayes.

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By Teneale Williams | Artisan Blog Hop | Blendabilities with Holiday Home

Welcome to the Stampin’Up! Artisan Blog Hop.

Can you believe it is 12 weeks until Christmas! I am in “full on Christmas Mood” making by Christmas cards. As soon as I saw the stamp set Holiday Home I had a vision of this card pop up in my head, I LOVE the image of Santa flying through the sky and the homes lit by the moonlight.

I have used a Brayer for the background, I masked the moon with a circle of vellum, I put a little snail adhesive on the back of the vellum then patted my fingers on the snail to make it less tacky then placed the circle in the location I wished to mask. I used to use a Post It note however I would find the ink would seep through the Post It, the vellum never does that.

By Teneale Williams | Artisan Blog Hop | Blendabilities with Holiday Home

I am in LOVE and I mean L.O.V.E with Blendabilities, here I have used Night Navy Blendabilities to colour the homes and to lighten the windows I have used the colour lifter to lighten to tone. I cut out the roofs and attached them with Stampin’ Dimensionals {foam mount}, you will see the the image below I have coloured the sides of my Stampin’ Dimensionals with my darkest tone of Night of Navy Blendabilities, I am big on all the little details. By colouring the Stampin’ Dimensionals  they do not standout like the white  Stampin’ Dimensionals did. Does this make me crazy?

By Teneale Williams | Artisan Blog Hop | Blendabilities

On second thoughts don’t answer that! I know the answer :) The wonderful forks at Stampin’ Up! have designed framelits to cut the houses, I will admit I hand cut mine because I did not want a boarder in this case but the framelits to make it a lot easier.

Well I hope you enjoined the Australian stop on the global blog hop of all the Artisan Design Team member, next up you are going to the UK to visit with the AMAZING  Vicky Hayes.

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