Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Festively Fall Dreamweaver/Ranger Collaboration Week 2

Welcome back to week two of our amazing collaboration between Ranger's Tim Holtz line of Distress Powders, and our beautifulDreamweaver Stencils & Products! If you missed last week's event, start HERE.

Last week, we were totally blown away by the awesome response we received from those of you who hopped over from Tim Holtz's blog and the Ranger blog to check us out! We've been doing the "happy dance" ever since! Hopefully, you will continue to check us out, especially over the next few weeks as we continue our play-time in Tim's sandbox. (It is rather an appropriate metaphor considering the cool texture of hisDistress Powders.)

Apparently, Tim and the wonderful people at Ranger were also excited by the response, and they've decided to "up the ante" in the form of an additional prize package(s) which will include TWELVE Distress Powders each, and a handful of Dreamweaver Stencils to go with! Wow! Just one teeny-tiny win one of these packages from their blog, you need to create something with Tim Holtz's Distress Powders and Dreamweaver Stencils and attach it to the inlinkz on the Ranger blog. Winners will be selected randomly. For more details, head over to the Ranger blog.

Once again, this week we are offering another fall prize package as shown here. Just leave us all some love as you visit, for an opportunity to be the one random winner we select. Curious as to who won from last week? It could be YOU! Visit the Dream It Up! blog for the announcement of the lucky commenter.

I decided to use the Falling Leaves stencil (LL3004) and the Molten Magic technique. Instead of using Metallic F/X mica powders I used Tim Holtz Distress Powders. The colors I used were Fired Brick, Spiced Marmalade, Mustard Seed, Shabby Shutters and Tea Dye. The effect was really pleasing to me instead of the texture having a shine to it, it was rough like sand paper and feels almost like a real leaf. To do this technique I first taped my stencil down on all four sides and then I used Dreamweaver Pearlescent Paste to paste the image. Once the image was pasted I then used a small stencil brush to pick up the Distress Powders and tapped the stencil brush with my pasting spatula. Once I had done this using all the colors I heated it with my heat gun. For my background I wanted to pull the same colors, so I taped down the Big Dot Stencil (LX7011)  and with the Tim Holtz Blending Foam and the Distress Inks in the same colors as the Distress Powders I rouged in the color and was able to achieve a beautiful blend of color. This has been a fun challenge and I hope you're playing along with us. Check out all the blogs to see what new and creative ideas the Dream Team has come up with. Well gotta go pack now, next week I will be in a new location same town, different street. See Ya All Then and until then Happy Stamping and Stenciling.

Aren't you excited to see what's next? Check out the Dream Team players for today:

You already know where to find Ranger's/Tim Holtz' products, but if you are having difficulty finding Dreamweaver, encourage your local stamp/paper-craft store to carry the line of fabulous stencil designs, pastes, and other products to mix with all of your stash of Tim's crafty goodness. You can also purchase our products on-line at Stencil with Style.

We'd love to see you come back regularly and play along with our monthly challenges (and more opportunities to win stencils) by linking your creations to the mr. linky on the Dream It Up! blog, or emailing pics of your creations to lynell@.... Since you're on the computer already, head on over and like us on Facebook as well. Just another location for dreamy and distressed inspiration!


Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Festively Fall Dreamweaver/Ranger Collaboration

The Dream Team are so excited to have the opportunity to play along with some unique Ranger Products in the Tim Holtzline...specifically, the Distressed Embossing Powders! Our own Louise Healy demonstrated how fabulous these are with theDreamweaver Stencils when she created this card for a fun class at CHA Summer 2012:

Apparently, Tim Holtz agreed with all of us on this unique use of his product, so he very generously had Ranger (thanks, Patti!) send the team some samples to play and blog with. we go!

Here's my post for today:

My post today features the Pumpkins stencil(LL 515). Using Double sided mounting paper and the double glitter technique. Instead of using glitter however I used Tim Holtz Distress Powders in the following colors: Mustard Seed, Dried Marigold, Spiced Marmalade, Peeled Paint, Tea Dye and Weathered Wood. I sprinkled the powders using a straw that was cut on an angle and then when all the colors were where I wanted them placed I used my heat gun on the embossing powders. I then layered the card together using card stock in beautiful fall colors and decorative paper from BoBunny design. I really love the rustic look of the Distress Powders.

For the next four weeks, on our regular Thursday posts, we will be featuring the wonderful things that you can do with Tim's Distress Powders and Dreamweaver Stencils. Leave comments on each of the team blog posts for opportunities to win one prize package for each of the four weeks:

Don't forget to play along with the Dream Team's monthly challenges for more opportunities to win some great stencil designs! October's challenge is Festively Fall, and November is CAS (clean and simple) Christmas! Link your creations on the Dream It Up! blog, or email pics Join us on Facebook as well! Lots of inspiration, and lots of fun!

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Festively Fall -Week 1

This month's theme is Festively FAll which leaves you open to al sorts of interpretations,  What's your favorite thing about Fall? Mine is the crisp morning air, however I live in the Bay Area and we are having a mini heat wave so I guess I'll be waiting a few more days for those crisp mornings. Last week I forgot it was Thursday and forgot to post so this week I'm posting to cards. I'm using the same stencil for both, The Leaf Icons( LL471) this is one of my favorite stencils I use it a lot, it great for so many different techniques.

 The first card was done using Color Solutions Alcohol ink (pumpkin, paprika red, Creme brulee and darkest brown) on a felt pad with some thinner. I place a drop of each color on the felt applicator pad and then added a drop of thinner and pounced the color onto glossy card stock and let it dry which does not take much time. I set that aside. I stenciled the Leaf Icon onto an acetate card with glossy black paste and set Aside to dry for the rest of the night (it takes glossy paste longer to dry then the other pastes and on acetate it takes even longer , since I can't seem to keep from touching it to see if it's dry, so I put it in another room and go onto something else)

This card was done with the same Color Solutions but using a different method. I first paste embossed the Leaf Icons with gold metallic paste and let it dry. I then repositioned the stencil over the image and using a felt applicator with the alcohol inks in the same manner as above pounced over the gold metallic paste allowing a little of the paste to show through.
If you have any questions leave me a comment and I will be happy to answer your questions. Now just as last month there will be two winners of our challenge and you will get to pick a stencil of your choosing, so get to creating and link to Mr. Linky on the Dream it UP blog or e-mail a picture to 
Happy stencilling,see you next week.