Wow. spring has come to the Bay Area and these beautiful golden poppies are every where. Using the Poppy stencil (LL521). I created this card by using the Faux Cross Stitch technique. I love this technique because it is fun and easy to do. I placed the stencil on the paper and then I rouged in color using Adirondack's Peach Bellini for the flowers and Juniper for the stems and leaves. I then took off all the tape except the last piece and slid my cross stitch screen (SC) underneath the stencil. I then add color starting with the first two colors I used Peach Bellini and Juniper and add darker color using Sunset Orange and Bottle also Adirondack inks. I edged the paper with a copic marker and then mounted the image on Tangerine Bliss. I love the Mango and White dot paper from Echo Park but it was a little busy to do for the whole background so I cut a triangle and mounted it to a notecard from Hero Arts. I added orange raindots to the corner and using double sided mounting tape pop the image from the background. There it is a CAS card which I really needed this week because I just realized at 6:00 am that it was Thursday. I hope everyone has a great and creative week. Come back next week when we have a new theme Wedding/Double Glitter. This should be fun we know everyone loves some sparkle in their life. We still have this week to do April showers..bring May flowers so make sure we see your creation just go to the Dreamweaver blog and link your card to Mr. Linky, if you have problems linking send a picture of your card to Lynell's e-mail and shse will post it to her blog. Remember you have the possibility of winning some great stencils, but just like the Lottery you have to Play to win.
Thursday, April 19, 2012
Friday, April 13, 2012
Get ready to be inked, pasted, encrusted, stenciled and stamped! All of this week the Dreamweaver Stencils' Dream Team and theStampendous Design Teams will be providing some "Dream-pendous" inspiration for you, with multiple opportunities to win some fabulous prizes from both companies. Each day this week, you will be directed from both the Stampendous Impressions' blog or the Dream It Up! blog to the players du jour for your oohing and aaahing pleasure. Everyone will be playing on Saturday, the 14th with our final hop for the week. This is your opportunity to see how to mix and mingle your creativity...if you are a stenciler, you will be fascinated at combining stamps with your first love. If you are a stamper, you will be wowed at how stencils can add to your impressions. My creation today uses :
LG625 Blossom and leaves Stencil
Regular embossing paste
Stampendous Jumbo Cottage Rose set
Stampendous Aged Ivory Embossing enamel
Versamark Stamp Pad
Adirondack Inks : shell pink, watermelon, cranberry, willow, citrus and lettuce.
I used dark brown card stock for the card and then used kraft card stock to stamp the Cottage Roses randomly on to the background with Versamark ink. I then used the aged ivory embossing enamel, to heat this embossing enamel use your heat gun underneath the card rather then heat down onto the powder so that it doesn't blow off. When that was done I distressed the edges using Ranger Frayed Burlap Distress ink. I layered this background onto the dark brown card stock and set it aside. Next I took a lt. pink card stock and pasted a portion of the blossom and leaves stencil onto the paper with regular embossing paste. I let this dry then repositioned the stencil over the pasted image and added color using a small 1/4 inch stencil brush and the picasso. The picasso is used to keep color from going where it doesn't belong. I layered this onto dark brown card stock and after adding a sheer brown ribbon from creative expressions I layered this to the kraft background piece. This hop with Stampendous has been so much fun and has jump started my creative juices. I can't wait to use some of the techniques I've seen in my classes. I hop you get some great ideas from this great week of hopping with Dreamweaver Stencils and Stampendous.Be sure to leave comments as you tour the blogs (with your email addy!) for a chance to win* one of three combined sets of theseDreamweaver and Stampendous goodies:
Dream It Up!
Kristi Van Doren
*For shipping and handling purposes, USA/APO/FPO/Canada winners only
Thursday, April 12, 2012
Get ready to be inked, pasted, encrusted, stenciled and stamped! All of this week the Dreamweaver Stencils' Dream Team and the Stampendous Design Teams will be providing some "Dream-pendous" inspiration for you, with multiple opportunities to win some fabulous prizes from both companies. Each day this week, you will be directed from both the Stampendous Impressions' blog or the Dream It Up! blog to the players du jour for your oohing and aaahing pleasure. Everyone will be playing on Saturday, the 14th with our final hop for the week. This is your opportunity to see how to mix and mingle your creativity...if you are a stenciler, you will be fascinated at combining stamps with your first love. If you are a stamper, you will be wowed at how stencils can add to your impressions.
For my first creation for the blog hop the following items were used:
Dreamweaver stencil LX 7001
Dreamweaver Black Matte Paste
Stampendous Jumbo Cottage Rose Set
Stampendous Frantage Rose color Fragments
I also used copic markers to color the image. I used a light pink card to start, I added a layer of gray card stock on which I had pasted the Damask Background Stencil in Black Matte paste. I then stamped the Cottage Rose on Neenah Solar White card stock with Tuxedo Black Momento ink. I used Copic markers to do the coloring on the image and then using Glossy Accents I added the Frantage rose colored Fragments onto the card. I layered this onto a black piece of card stock tied a ivory tulle bow around this layer and used pop dots to mount it onto the damask background. This was so much fun, I'm really addicted to the Stampendous Jumbo Cling stamps and I playing more with the frantage elements.
Be sure to leave comments as you tour the blogs (with your email addy!) for a chance to win* one of three combined sets of these Dreamweaver and Stampendous goodies:
Thursday, April 5, 2012
Hi Everyone ...sorry this post is late, but I've been away for 4 days and just realized today is Thursday. For today's challenge I used the Blossom and leaves stencil (LG 625) and regular paste. I taped the stencil down on all four sides and used the paste spreader to paste the image. I let this dry and the added color using the 1/4 in gold handled stencil brush and the Splendor Circus Pad. I then found some paper I liked and started to layer. I wrapped some green twine around the image layer and I also added some Art Institute Vintage Glass glitter to some of the petals to give it a little bling. This was a pretty fast and easy card. Have a great week and be creative. Check out the challenge and send us your creations via Mr. Linky on the Dream It Up blog or your can also e-mail a picture to Lynell and she will get it up on the blog. See you next week.