Thursday, March 29, 2012
CAS Dreamweaver Challenge
I borrowed the front panel from a card done by Elaine Benedict, one of the reps for Dreamweaver stencils. I love the Butterfly Stencil (LJ 916 ) that Lynell released right before CHA in the summer. I was having a hard time figuring out how I would use it, until Elaine did this beautiful card with the butterfly as a background for a fall card with Maple leaves. Any way I borrowed the idea of using the butterfly for the background on this card and then used the Maidenhair Fern (LJ 846) for my pasted image. Using a large stencil brush and Bundled Sage ink from Tim Holtz I first started the background by just laying the butterfly on the paper and rouging in the color. I then secured the fern stencil by taping all four sides with removable tape and the pasted the image with Black Matte Paste, removed and cleaned the stencil and waited for the image to dry. When dry I repositioned the stencil, pounced some glue from my Stamp and Stick glue pad on the image and proceeded to paint on the Metallic F/X powders using Glacier, Kiwi and Goldfinch. I say painting because I use a filbert paintbrush to brush the powders onto the image. I then mounted it on a green card stock to make it pop. This is a journal that I will be giving to one of my Rainbow girls this weekend at convention. I love the butterfly as a symbol of new beginnings, and there will be many for this young lady as she graduates from High School and begins her college journey. It has been wonderful to have so many people playing along with our challenge this month and the cards have been spectacular. I hope that you'all keep submitting those cards it has been fun to see what others do with Dreamweaver Stencils. Don't forget to check out the blogs of the other team members listed to the right and come back next Thursday to see our next Challenge.