Saturday, March 30, 2013

Dreamweaver Class at Scrapbook Territory

I will be teaching these cards at Scrapbook Territory on April 6th from 10:30 - 1:30. 
Come and join in the fun.

Thursday, March 28, 2013

My Last Post as a Dream Team Member

Well today is my last post as a member of the Dream Team,I am moving to the teaching team, however I will still be posting samples on this blog of my upcoming classes and any projects I think you would like, so keep checking to see what I have here.  Plus I have applied to another design team and I'm just waiting to here if I made that one. In keeping with the theme of Bloomin Fresh and also my cross stitch theme here is my card for today:

For this card I used the same techniques I have used below and the stencil I used was the Bearded Iris LL516. I have had a great time with this last couple of cards and I will be teaching this series at Stamper's Corner in Elk Grove California. Dreamweaver stencils are some of my favorite tools to use for my cards and I will continue to teach them at the following stores: Scrapbook Territory (Berkeley),
Scrapbook Island (San Jose) and Stamper's Corner (Elk Grove). Now check out the rest of the dream team blogs to see what great projects they have come up with this week.

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Bloomin Fresh week 3

The spring equinox has come and with our Dreamweaver Challenge Bloomin Fresh. I'm really loving this challenge because I have this great class coming up on Faux Cross-stitch and many of our stencils are perfect for this technique

This week I'm using the Hibiscus Trio stencil (LG 678) and the screen(CS) also from Dreamweaver to create the look of cross-stitch. I used Momento inks: Cantaloupe, Tangelo, Morocco, New Sprout and Bamboo Leaves. The card is from Doodlebug Designs and the butterfly stamp and cut-out are from The Greeting Farm. I hope you enjoy this CAS card. We still have some time left to join the challenge and win a stencil of your choice so hop on over to the Dream It Up blog and link your creation using Mr. Linky or send a picture of your creation to Lynell and she will post it for you on the blog.
Have a creative week.

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Bloomin Fresh

This is week 2 of our Bloomin Fresh challenge and I love the idea of beautiful spring flowers. I decided I would do a CAS card this week because things have been crazy in my schedule. I love the Faux Cross-stitch technique because it's simple and gives that homespun feeling.  I choose to use white card stock because the colors light up against the white. I first put my Thistle (LL 513)  stencil down and taped it on all four sides and rouged in color using a gold handled (GHB) stencil brush, I used my lightest color for this step for the flower Lulu Lavender and for the leaves Pistachio once this was done I took the tape off 3 sides and slid the screen(SC) under the stencil and rouged in my medium color, Grape Jelly and Bamboo Leaves and the added my darkest colors for shading Paris Dusk and Northern Pine. I distressed the edges with Lulu Lavender. All the inks were Momento. I then layered everything together and Voila a beautiful spring card. Now it's your turn create something with a spring theme and go to the Dream It Up blog and link it to MR. Linky if you don't have a blog you can send it to Lynell and she will get it on the blog for you. 

Have a great creative week and a HAPPY ST. PATRICK'S day !

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Fresh Blooms

Well here it is Thursday and the challenge this month is Fresh Blooms. I have been working hard the last few months getting samples ready for my classes and I have a beautiful card that I just taught. While it is not a fresh bloom it is something a fresh bloom can go into.

 This beautiful stencil (LG 626) the Large Ginger Jar has become one of my favorites,especially when I want to teach the crackle technique. I started this card by first pasting the ginger jar with Matte Black Paste I removed the stencil and let it dry.
when the image was dry I then repositioned the stencil back over the image and pasted the jar with the crackle paste ( it is essential to paste with one of the other pastes before the crackle, the crackle paste is thinner and will crackle right off the paper if you don't), I remove the stencil and let that dry. If you have a griddle or warming tray you can dry it on there in the warm setting and it will take a lot less time. 
Once the layer had crackled I one again repositioned the stencil back over the image, I added color to the vase using a large stencil brush and Adirondack LAke Mist ink. 
To get the design on the vase I then took the Dogwood Stencil (LG 668) and laid it right on top or the vase stencil and added color with small gold handled stencil brushes using Adirondack Inks Shell Pink and Cranberry  for the flowers, Momento New Sprout and Bamboo Leaves for the leaves and Rich Cocoa for the Branches. I used Momento Northern Pine to distress the edges and them layered the image onto lt pink card stock and the a soft gray card. I added a bow of Ivory Tulle and that completed the card. 
Now don't forget to play along with the Dream Team all you have to do is go to the Dream IT Up blog and use Mr. Linky or send a photo of your card to Lynell and she will post your creation on our blog.