Thursday, December 30, 2010

Love in the New Year!

Happy New Year's Eve eve everyone!

This weeks challenge is Love in the New Year.
I have chosen to do a Valentines card with non-traditional colors

I don't normally use purple but.........
Once I had stenciled the Rose, red just didn't seem a good choice for the back ground. So purple it is!

To do the background on the main card front, I stenciled just the rose over and over with white pigment ink. Once it dried it looks lite blue. Then I pasted the verse in gold glossy paste.

I rough cut the heart by hand. Then edged all three pieces with Gold Brilliance pigment ink.
Simple but fun! Make sure you create your own "Love in the New Year" sample and post it on the Dream it Up Blog.

Happy creating!!

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Thursday Dream Scheme

Technically it's still Thursday.....right?! I'm a bit behind. Finally figured out what I was doing. Had to thaw out, it's only 23 degrees right now.

Here is my Dreamweaver card for this Thursday. It is a free challenge so we could create whatever we like. I chose to do the faux cross stitch technique. I really like the way this comes out.

I'll have to give you directions in a couple of days. I'm off to finish wrapping presents. Merry Christmas everyone!!

Thursday, December 16, 2010

It's Dream Scheme Thursday!

This week the challenge is blue and purple featuring Dreamweaver Blue Glossy Paste.

I am not a purple person so I have to step outside the box on this one. I wanted to create something where the colors (blue and purple) would blend from one to another.

I started with the LG691 Thank you stencil. The triple matching Thank you's were stenciled with blue paste. Once the stencil was removed I immediately covered the third "thank" with blue glitter and the third "you" with purple glitter.

Once the paste had dried I replaced the stencil back over the image. Then sponged glue pad over the first thank you. Remove the stencil and dust Perfect Fx powder #14 Purple Satin over the first "thank". Then carefully dust Perfect Fx powder #17 Navajo Sky. So the colors went purple fx, blue fx, blue paste, blue paste, blue glitter, purple glitter. This is my interpretation of fading from purple to blue back to purple.

Next I needed a background. I pasted LJ896 Large Swirl with Glossy Blue Paste. Once the stencil was removed, I pinched little bits of purple glitter and sprinkled it over the image.

Unfortunately, the photos don't do it justice.

See you back here next week with a new challenge.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Free Challenge

This weeks challenge is all up to us. I picked the Faux Cloisonne. I really love this technique because you never are sure what you are going to get.

I started with the Whale stencil. Paste with White Matte Paste. Let dry. Once dry, place stencil over image, stencil light blue and grey pigment ink over image. Remove stencil, cover with clear UTEE (Ultra Thick Embossing Enamel) tap off excess, heat with heat gun. Put Stencil over image and stencil dark blue pigment ink over image. Remove stencil and cover with regular clear embossing powder. Tap off excess and heat.
The speckled look on the whales back looks like the reflection of the ocean.

Now you try it!!

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Thursday December 2nd Sketch Challenge

To kick off our Thursday Dreamweaver Challenges, we will be following a sketch idea. I became acquainted with sketch ideas when I started Scrapbooking. Sometimes it is easier to sketch out my idea for a page and then add the pictures and elements. The same is true for card making. If you get a layout idea, sketch it. A sketch you can use with almost any image in almost any color

To see the Sketch we were using for inspiration, visit the Dreamweaver blog.

This is my interpretation:

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

New Dreamweaver Challenge Tomorrow

Can you believe it's December first already. I'M NOT READY!!

Check back tomorrow for our Thursday card challenge.