Thursday, January 27, 2011

Thursday's Dream Schemes

Hi everyone....While many of our design team members are covered with snow, those of us on the west coast have been enjoying spring like weather. You may be able to tell that spring was on my mind when it came to creating this card.
This weeks challenge was a color challenge using turquoise, brown, kraft and neutral. I started out by using a 6x6 teal card. I then used the new striped background stencil (LX7002) on kraft paper. To paste this I used regular paste mixed with Amber Glow metallic F/X and the new Embossing Paste spreader (LM2010) to apply the paste. After the paste was dry I adhered this background to the turquoise card.
Using the butterfly stencil (LM257) was the next step, I again mixed regular paste with Glacier Metallic F/X and pasted the butter fly on the turquoise cardstock. At this point since the butterfly needed to dry I took another piece of turquoise card stock and used both mixtures of paste to paste "Spring" (LM293). This was done by taking the Amber Glow mixture and starting in the middle pasting to the left edge, then overlapping the Glacier mixture slightly and pasting towards the right edge. By this time the butterfly was dry and I repositioned the stencil back onto the image and using the jumbo dauber pounced pallette glue lightly over the top. Using a small paint brush I pulled Glacier Metallic F/X from the center of the butterfly and then used Moonstone Mettalic F/X pulled from the edges.
To remove any excess powder I gently brush with a piece of Swiffer dust cloth. once everything was dry I cropped down the butterfly and layered it onto Kraft cardstock and the spring I just cropped down to a smaller size. I added ivory Tulle and a gold hatpin to complete the card.
Now don't forget to go to the other design team members and check out their blogs, we have some very creative ladies on this team and you will definately want to see what they have come up with. Stop by the Dream It Up site and see what they have to offer as well. See y'all next week for another exciting Dream Scheme Thursday.
All the products used on this card are available through Dreamweaver Stencils, you can locate a store by going to their website.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Thursday's Dream Schemes

Hi everyone, well it is Thursday again and I'm having trouble loading the sketch onto my blog.
For today's card I chose to do something simple, and will be using this in the class I will be teaching at Jazzy Crafts in Castsro Valley. I have had this paper for a while and I likeit because it has a kind of whimsical quality to it. The stencil I used for the the heart is LL567 by of course Dreamweaver stencils. I taped the stencil to ivory cardstock and rouged in Ranger distress ink, Spun Sugar, then around the edges I added Worn Lipstick. I punched the scallopped circle by using the Marvy scallop cirle punch (the large green one) , I then distressed the edges of t he circle by using the same colors of ink. I lateyed this beautiful ivory ribbon to black cardstock and then layered that to the card. I popped the circle w/heart off the card with mounting tape, after I had added the bling. Iwent around the heart with Stickles Frosted Lace Glitter glue and also added 3 rhinestones. I then stamped the forever friends (MSE) in the lower left corner.
This is a great but simple valentine for someone special in your life.

Now don't forget to pop on over and check out the other designer's sketch's and see what they came up with this week, and be sure to stop at the Dream It Up blog as well.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Thursday Dream Schemes

Hi everyone, sorry this is late getting posted, but I'm still hobbling around on crutches and this week I'm also trying to get 2 quilt stands painted. Today's challenge is a express yourself challenge. I used this great paper to start with it white but it has glass shards on it in a paisley background, I saw it and just had to use it for this card. I mounted the white paper on Gold cardstock. Next I used the Be MY Valentine stencil (LM 276) and the Tole heart (LL3010) on black cardstock. I pasted both with gold matallic paste, then when they were dry I repostioned the stencil and dabbed a little of the stamp amd glue pad on the sm hearts. I added crystal glitter to give a little piazzaz. I then added a tulle bow to the layered cardstock and then layered the Be MY Valentine to the white paper. I cut out the heart and adhered it to the card using mounting tape to pop it slightly off the card. I think this card is perfect for the man in your life. It could also be done as an anniversary card.
Don't forget to hop on over to the rest of the teams blogs to check them out and also to the Dream It Up blog to see what's new there. I hope everyone is having a geat New Year and creating like crazy. I know I have alot going on in my brain, if I only had a few more hours in each day it would be great. See you all next week.