Saturday, 22 March 2014

A Twofer And A Video On Waxing


A couple of cards for you today.  This first one was inspired by Marion's card at Muse:


And by this photo at Winnie & Walter's Playdate No. 1 challenge.  I followed the colours of the clothing and interlocked the hellos to mimic the way that the family is interlocked.  I know the bokeh is part of the frame, but I wanted it to be represented in my card anyway.


I'm also entering it into the current FUSION challenge, where I've just used the sketch:-


Stamps:  Winnie & Walter: The Big The Bold and The Happy; STAMPlorations Vignette Retro Mod Shapes (circle)

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And for my next trick, I've made a video for you.  I did a stall at a pop-up cafe in the village yesterday.  I wanted to take some encaustic wax cards to sell but needed to make a new batch.  When I posted some wax cards on my blog at the beginning of the year, some of you had asked for a tutorial, so I thought I may as well video the process while I was making this new batch.  (Don't worry, the video is less than 3 minutes long - I speeded/sped? it up.  Whatever, it's quick.)

The bad news is that there were only 12 customers all morning.  The good news is I sold a wax card and a framed wax picture, and the organiser has asked me to try for the village fair later in the year.

Here's the card that's featured in the video:


I'm entering it into the challenge at Clearly Besotted - In Flight (see the little birds?).  Sentiment from the Fabulous Fuchsias set.
To be honest, I'm in a quandary about this.  I've always thought of wax cards as separate from stamped cards and therefore they don't "fit" into blog challenges.  But are they any different from, say, watercoloured cards or paper-pieced cards or stencilled cards?




31 comments:

  1. Gorgeous cards Shirley! Loll xx

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  2. Awesome cards Shirley!!! Love them :)

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  3. Absolutely love your Muse card! Now as for the wax card - it is totally amazing! I really need to see your video, but the link didn't work. I'm ignorant when it comes to this technique, but I'm sure you should be able to enter in challenges!

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  4. Love the Muse card - then I saw your other card. It is amazing - wow, how do you do this?

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  5. Gorgeous - love your shadow stamping on your Muse card and I think you'll be starting a new trend with this wax technique - can't wait to look at the video and see how you do it - the results are stunning! Thanks for joining us at Muse this week!

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  6. I love encaustic!! I think it is so stunning, as is your card! I am off to learn "how to" on your video. Thanks for showing us how! Congrats on a sell too!! Yes - encaustic works for challenges!!

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  7. Bummer you link to your video doesn't work -- sends to Google +

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  8. Gorgeous cards shirley they look amazing! Looking forward to watching your video to see how you did it - hugs xx

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  9. That encaustic card is just out of this world - I watched the video - absolutely awesome, Shirley!

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  10. Yeah, I couldn't watch the video either. Maybe you need to be on Google+?
    Anyways, I think both cards are fantastic but in totally different ways. The encaustic card looks like a painting! I think you should be able to enter it in challenges!

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  15. Both are lovely cards-but your wax card is just fabulous!Beautiful work :)
    best wishes,Nessa x

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  16. gorgeous projects...can't watch the video just yet since everybody's sleeping:)

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  17. Absolutely love your hello card, great colours and super layout, and a fun way to combine these challenges.

    And wow! I think your video on the wax card is fab. You make it look so easy. I think I wouldn't know when to stop! Love the card you made.

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  18. I love your clever hello card, and your wax card is amazing, Shirley! Such a unique way to create a card, and the results are stunning! Thanks so much for the video!

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  19. OMG loved that card and the technique !watched the video and was in awe I know for a fact if I tried that then it would just be a smeary mess! and as you say it is just another way of making a card i see it no different from braying and distressing say ...all make beautiful cards ! x

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  20. Shirley, I came by to tell you how much I love your Fusion card entry (and I do) but I've been mesmerised by your wax card and the video tutorial (thank you for telling me it was only 3 minutes, or I may not have clicked to watch). THAT was amazing to watch! And the card is gorgeous. I've always wondered how wax cards are made. In my opinion, this is no different to any other card techniques - stenciling, embossing paste, watercolour, copic, fussy cutting, etc. - they're all techniques.

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  21. I just watched your video, Shirley and was amazed and mesmerised ... such skill, such art, so awesome! I'd heard of encaustic wax but didn't know what it was ... thanks for filling in the gap in my crafty education so perfectly! Oh, and I love the shadow around all those yummy hello's on your Muse card! Anita :)

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  22. I'm in awe of your skill with the wax but even better to watch you create it!!! You make it look so easy!!!!
    Love the shadows on your hello card too, great take on the MUSE :0)

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  23. Shirley.....I am blown away by your card and video...I watched it 3 times so that I wouldn't miss a bit! I always new you were talented and now I am in awe! You do make it look easy...however I am sure it's not quite the case! I am thrilled I came by! HUGS!

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  24. your happy card- LOVE! Your watercolor stunning!

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  25. Absolutely STUNNING, love the pastels and double stamping! Love your Bokeh!

    Thanks for joining us at FUSION!!

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  26. Fabulous card, Shirley and awesome take on the challenges. And the encaustic card is amazing. Thank you so much for participating in our first Playdate!

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  27. Yay, Shirley ... you won at the first W&W Playdate with your fab hello card ... congratulations! Anita :)

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  28. Wow Shirley, your card is breathtaking! What a beautiful work of art :) Thank you so much for entering the Clearly Besotted Challenge x

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  29. Holy moly that is such a neat technique! How long have you been doing this? It's totally awesome!! I'm going to watch it again....and again!

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