Well it is thursday again and this Month's challenge is Black, White and a pop of color or Graduation. I'm also excited because Lynell said we could start doing sneak previews of the new stencils that are about to be released. I have just the one to introduce with this colorway challenge. This new stencil is called Stylized Dahlia (LG743) and I love because it reminds me of Rosemaling which is a form of decorative painting. I chose to do this card using black and white, I started with a black card, to which I layered black and white gingham paper. I then took my stencil and taped it down on all four sides on a piece of white card stock. I used Dreamweaver Glossy Black to paste the stencil. I removed the stencil, by removing the tape starting with the last piece that I put down and removed all but the last piece which i used as a hinge. I set the pasted image away to dry. Glossy paste can take a long time to dry depending on the humidity and temperature. After the image was dry I layered the white card stock on to black card stock. I tied a black and white dot ribbon around this layer (BoBunny double dot) and mounted it to the gingham layer then I add 3 turquoise metallic embellishments for a POP of color. Take time this week to create and have some fun, I know that i will be as I head up to spend some time with my friends Joy and Linda in Sacramento.
Obviously, to play along with us, you do not have to have a complicated creation, so pull out your supplies and have some fun! Link your creation to the Dream It Up! blog, or email pics of your creation to Lynell@.... We love to post your submissions on the blog as well as the Facebook page. Even more, we love to provide you the opportunity to win one of two sets of two stencils by playing along. You have all of May to link as many creations as you'd like! Sorry...winners must be from the US or Canada.