Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Thursday's Dream Scheme's

Well it's Thursday again and this weeks challenge is a free week so I decided to post a double layout that I did using dreamweaver stencils on my page. Ok so I love, love, love sea horses, they are so beautiful and graceful. My husband and youngest daughter and I went to the Monterey Bay Aquarium to see the Sea Horse exhibit while it was there and here is part of my layout. I started by choosing a beautiful teal paper for my base, then I cut a piece of white cardstock 6x12, this is the panel I did my images on. I distressed the edges of the white panel using Ranger distress inks, Bundled Sage and Tumbled Glass. Then I hand drew in reeds and rocks and colored them with copic markers. Next I used Black Matte Embossing Paste to stencil 3 of the sea horses (LM 181), let them dry.

I used metallic F/X to add color and shine to the sea horses. The Metallic F/X I used were: Glacier, Goldfinch,and Kiwi. I really loved this layout when I was finished, so don't be afraid to use your stencils and paste on some of your layouts, just imagine what you could do with those beach themed stencils. Once again it's time to think out of the box.

I hope everyone has a blessed Christmas and don't forget to come back next week for more inspiration.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Thursday's Dream Schemes

Oh My it's Thursday already! I been off work a couple days this week and lost track of my days. Here is my card for the Challenge this week, using the Glossy blue paste. I love the glossy blue paste it is such a rich color and worked great with the Snowflake stencil (LL 399). I pasted the stencil w ith glossy blue paste and them after taking off the stencil, I sprinkled in the following Mettalic F/X colors: Sapphire, Moonstone, Purple Satin and Glacier. After the glossy paste has dried (about 1-2 hours) I use a swiffer dust cloth to take away the excess powder then I gently rub the image using the same swiffer dust cloth. When you do this technique I think the most fun part is revealing what the F/X have produced. Each and everyone you do will turn out different. On the decorative paper I used behind the snowflake I pasted the flourish (LG 713) using regular embossing paste mixed with Sapphire Mettalic F/X. This was a very simple card to do with results I know my friends will be happy getting. Well now I'm off to decorate our perfect tree and then to work. Hope you all have a wonderful week and don't forget to check out the rest of the teams blogs and Hop over to the Dream It UP blog and let us see what kind of card you can come up with using Dreamweaver products.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Thursday's Dream Scheme's

Well it's Thursday again and time to post another Dreamweaver card to my blog. I chose the pinecone stencil ( LG675 ) because it can be done simply and elegantly. I use chocolate cream cardstock for the card and layered it with the beautiful damask paper from Doodlebug Designs. Using the Dreamweaver stencil mentioned above I stenciled the pinecones and needles with regular embossing paste mixed with a little bit of Cocoa Metallic F/X to turn it lt. brown I then sprinkled it with Glitter Ritz glitter, Sahara and Peridot. I love adding glitter to my cards and giving them some Piaazz! Check out the blogs of the rest of the Dream Team for more exciting works of art.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Thursday Dream Scheme's

For my take on the this weeks sketch challenge, I used Dreamweaver stencil LL377 the Tulip and LM250 Merry Christmas. I also used glossy red and glossy green paste from Dreamweaver. My children informed me that tulips are not a Christmas flower, however for the past 10 years I have always had red tulips on my table for Christmas. I wanted to something simple but elegant and I had fun with this card. all of our designers have come up with something great so make sure you visit all of our blogs to get some great inspiration.