Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Dream Scheme Thursday-Free Challenge week

This is free challenge week and I'm using one of the new stencils introduced at CHA. The gear background was so perfect, I don't know why but I just love gears. Anyway this came in handy for me because my daughter's boyfriend is really into sprint trithalons and he just had a birthday. For this card I started out with pewter metal that I purchased through Dreamweaver. I used the Gears Stencil (LJ 911 ) this is one of the new background stencil. I cut the metal 41/2 by 5 3/4 then I ran it through my Big Shot to emboss it. I sanded it to give the gears a used look. Then I used Ranger Alcohol Inks for the background, the inks I used were
Meadow, Butterscotch and Expresso. I then used the bicycle stencil (LL 592) which I embossed with Gold Metallic Paste( DGP ) onto black cardstock. The papers I used for layering were gold metallic paper and antique gold metallic paper. This was a great card for a guy.
Now you need to go to the rest of the Dream Team blogs and check them out because I'm sure I'm not the only one focusing on the new stencils. Then if you want to play along with us go to the Dream It UP blog and post some of your creations using Mr. Linky. We look forward to your visits so give us some comments to let us know that you have dropped by. See you next week.


This is a class that I will be teaching at Scrapbook Territory On August 28, at 10:30. We will be using Greeting Farm stamps for this one, Bo Bunny's Barefoot and Bliss paper, and Copic markers. Of course will add a little bling. come join me for some fun.

Friday, July 22, 2011

Luca and Marcie class/ Lala Land Kids

On sunday from 2:00 - 5:00 I will be teaching this class at Jazzy Crafts in Castro Valley. These cute kids are done with Copic Markers. we hope to see you in this class.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Dream Scheme Thursday-Monochromatic color challenge

I really loved this challenge, I started by going thru my usual stash of paper...then I remembered that I have this awesome stash of paper from Club Scrap that might be just what I was looking for. I really thought this paper was great because it was kind of a collage type background. I used the Bamboo Crest (LL 596) which I taped onto the paper centering it under the word synchronize. Using Mellow Moss ink from Stampin UP i rouged the ink onto the paper I then used a Jumbo dauber to cover the design with clear embossing ink ( Versamark) I removed the stencil and covered the design with UTEE and then heated with my heat gun. I repositioned the stencil back over the image and added more ink to darken the areas I wanted shading in. Again I used clear embossing ink over the image and removed the stencil this time using regular clear embossing powder over the image and heated that with my heat gun. To my monochromatic sage card I added a gingham ribbon and three Dots (Foliage By Hero Arts). this was such a fun card to do simple but I like the way it tuned out. Check out the cards from my design team sisters to see what they came up with this week. I know some of the girls are with Lynell this week at CHA in Chicago and they are releasing some new designs that we may be showing on our blogs soon....SO STAY TUNED TO SEE WHAT'S NEW.

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Classes Sunday at Scrapbook Territory

Simple Cards with copic Markers

Faux Watercolors: a different way to use your copic markers.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Thursday Dream Scheme's - Sketch Challenge

This is my take on this week's challenge. I used the seashells border (LL 536 ) For the background I rouged in Adirondack shell pink and then I also distressed the edge of the paper. Next I used the Sand Dollar stencil I rouged in Adirondack Hazelnut and the pasted with Dreamweaver Translucent Paste, then sprinkled a little crystal glitter or the wet paste. I hand printed "Listen" in the corner. I added Hero Arts Dots in the upper left corner and bordered the card w/ Spica Atyou glitter pen - Sand. I hope you are all having a fun summer and If you would like to get creative and play along Go to the Dream IT Up blog and use Mr. Linky to add your creation. Now don't forget to go to the other design team blogs to check out the fabulous creations that have been created.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Thursday's Dream Scheme's- Free Challenge week

This card was one that I really enjoyed making, It was not my normal kind of card. I first started with a background paper that was already distressed and using the Lg. Cathedral Window stencil (LJ 808) pasted with regular embossing paste. I then used the Sm. Cathedral window stencil (LJ 909) over the vase (LM194 ) and using Tim Holtz Distress inks Stormy blue replecated the same pattern in the vase as in the background. I then pasted the vase with translucent paste and when it was dry I cut it out. I then layered the card, popping the vase off the nacy blue cardstock and added Prima flowers and Just the Edge (Bazzill) butterflies which I distressed again with the Stormy Blue. As most of you know I usually do bright simple cards so this monochromatic card was different for me. I will be doing some more in the future. Now hop on over to see what my Dream Team sisters Have been up to this week and leave us a little comment to tell us what you think.