Thursday, November 24, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving Dreamweaver Dream Scheme

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone. Today for me is a day of gratitude and thanks for all the blessings in my life, my family and friends. While here in California we don't have the distinct seasons that the East Coast and Midwest have, I have noticed the crisp mornings and the way the Japanese maple in my backyard has turned a beautiful fiery red. I chose to use this week the Leaf Icon stencil (LL471) and the Thank You 2 stencil (LM147) . I pasted these with Gold Metallic Paste (DGP). The paper I used was some paper I received in a kit from Club Scrap and has a lightly embossed paisley pattern in it. I was originally going to gold leaf the leaves but as the paste dried I noticed how the paste picked up the pattern in the paper, so I decided to leave it just as it was. Then I layered the papers onto brown card stock and then the background paper I found not to long ago. This card is really simple, but that's my style. I wish all of you a blessed Thanksgiving and a creative holiday.
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Thursday, November 17, 2011

Thursday Dream Scheme's - Sketch Challenge

I love winter, here in the East Bay Area we really don't ever get snow. However I do enjoy going to the mountains every once and awhile to spend some time in the snow. I love how quiet and pristine it gets. This week our sketch challenge is from Wendy ( she comes up with the greatest challenges). I started by layering Navy blue card stock onto silver card stock. I used the antelope snowflake stencil(LL399), the sm. snowflake stencil(LS26) and the Winter stencil (LM296). On the navy blue card stock I glue down a strip of snowflake glitter paper from American Crafts POW collection. I then pasted the snowflakes with Silver Metallic paste on the navy background. I cut a small piece of silver card stock, then pasted the word winter using regular embossing paste mixed with Sapphire Metallic F/X. I added some crystal glitter while the paste was still wet. I let everything dry and then layered everything together. I added 3 crystal rhinestones.
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Friday, November 11, 2011

Dreamweaver Christmas Card Class

To all my students today, thank you for being such a great class. I hope you all had a lot of fun, you did great on the cards. You know how to get a hold of me if you need a questions answered. here are the pictures of the samples.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Free Callenge Thursday Dream Scheme

Today I chose a card that I truly love and am teaching this weekend in two of my classes. It uses the new Color Solutions alcohol inks that Lynell has just released. To start I used glossy paper and then used a marbling technique with the alcohol inks. The ink colors were Blue velvet, Iceburg and Thistle, I slso used the thinner/ cleaner solution after I got the main color on. As you can see this technique gives you some great background contrasts. The stencil(x7004) also a fairly new release was perfect for this technique. To paste this I used the paste threader(LM2010) it gives a great smooth application for these larger stencils. I used White Glossy Paste to paste with, it takes a while to set, so set it aside and go do something else for a few hours so you don't do what I do and smear your card. Anyway once it was dry I simply layered it onto Lavender Star Dream card stock. I kept looking at it all day to see what embellishments I might want to use, and finally decided it really stood on its own.
This card is so easy to do that I will be using it as one of my own x-mas cards this year.
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Thursday, November 3, 2011

Dreaming in Black and White

For My post today I added a little silver for some bling. I chose the Ornate Christmas Tree LX7003 that Lynell released at CHA I haven't used this stencil before, so I was excited to get it out and use it for this post. The technique I chose to use was one that I really enjoy using glossy paste and mica powders. The cardstock that I used for the image to be pasted on is called Ice Silver and has a silvery shimmer to it. I taped the stencil on all four sides then using the Paste Spreader (LM2010) and Black Glossy Paste (DGKP) I spread the paste over the stencil. The paste spreader does a great job giving you a nice even image. After I removed the stencil I sprinkled some Moonstone F/X (04) over some areas of the image. Once the paste dries and glossy paste takes some time, at least and hour unless you have a warming tray to use ( I have to set my images away or I'm constantly wanting to touch it). Then take a small piece of a Swiffer Sweeper and brush away the excess Metalllic F/X. If you look at the closeup picture you can see the spots of white on the black glossy paste, this is the fun part of this technique. I can be doing 10 of the same card but each one will be just a little different. I then cut down the image area and layered it on black card stock. I added a strip of silver glitter paper with snowflakes on the side and the used black tulle for the ribbon and last but not least I took one on the corsage pins( TIPI- ivory) that Lynell sells and used the new Sizzling Silver Color Solutions alcohol inks to paint the pearls silver and then added silver micro fine glitter from Glitter Ritz.
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