Thursday, March 24, 2011

It's Dream Scheme Thursday

I hate when the perfect idea or sample is right in front of my face and it takes hours to see it.

I have a class this weekend with an "Easter/All Occasion Card" theme. One of the cards is using the mini bunny stencil LS1007. Another card is using an adaption of this weeks sketch pattern. I'd been staring at them all morning, when the light bulb came on! Yeah! I combined the two to get this weeks challenge card:
First I mixed Red Glossy Paste with Yellow Matte Paste to get my red/orange bunny. Orange Glossy paste would have been much easier but I didn't have any AND I like the way my mix came out better for this project. I cut the bunny out and outlined his head with a glitter pen.

I also colored over the verse with glitter pen. It doesn't really show in the pictures.
This card came out so well, it's going to go to my parents for Easter. Try this weeks sketch, it's very versatile. For more ideas, make sure you check out my fellow dream teamers blogs.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

It's Dream Scheme Thursday

Because it is "Dream Scheme Thursday" you should be seeing a new card creation from me. Well my first two ideas did not transfer from the picture in my mind to paper very well. So, I'm recharging my batteries. Check back later today for my interpretation of the challenge sketch for this week.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Dream Scheme Thursday

This week is a "free theme". I picked a card from my archives that I really like.

I used two different stencils. It was a challenge getting it to work right, but my perserverance paid off!

First I took the love birds from
LL3011 Love bird heart, masked off all the heart and used red paste for the birds.

Then I positioned
LL3012 Bird cage over the top of the birds and used silver paste. Once dry, I sponged through the vine heart from the love bird heart stencil with kaleidacolor Creole Spice to create the vines behind the image. Finally I sponged some color with a very light touch at the bottom of the card.

Make sure you visit the other blogs for more ideas. See you next week!!

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Dream Scheme Thursday

Okay, I don't know who did it or how they did it but.........someone has stolen all the Thursdays in my calender. No wonder I've been missing our Thursday deadlines!!!

Well I thought it made a clever excuse............ Anywho,

This week is colorway challenge. Dream team member Kim Parkinson, chose the colors blue, brown and cream. I really like these colors together.

Ever since Lynell of Dreamweaver Stencils, posted a "chocolate bunny" card on her blog, I've been wanting to make one. So I did. I think this would be a good Easter Card for a man.

I started with an A-6 brown card. Cut a navy blue matt for the front of the card. Cut a strip of cream cardstock. I assembled these two piece with double stick tape to front of card.

I then stenciled (added color to paper through a stencil with pigment ink and a stencil brush) the bunny in brown on cream cardstock. Clean stencil, I used a paper towel. I let the image. sit for approx 10 minutes just so the ink would sink into the paper. Then I repositioned the stencil over the image, taped the stencil down with removable tape and applied pearlescent stencil paste.

Once this had dried, I attached the image to a navy blue matt, then to a brown matt and attached to my card front with foam mounting tape.

Last, I punched three squares; two brown, one navy, and attached on the diagonal to the cream strip of paper. little chocolate bunny.

Hope you all give this color challenge a try. Don't forget to visit my sister Dreamteam designers blogs for more ideas using this color scheme. Until next week.......

Thursday, March 3, 2011

First Dream Scheme for March

Hello everyone. The Dream Scheme Theme this week is a "free" choice. So I choose one of my favorite new stencils......

The Rooster.
I LOVE this stencil!!

I used the Metallic F/X powders to create this colorful bird.
First I used black paste to get the image. Let dry. Reposition stencil over image and tap the image with the a dauber loaded up with the Palette Stamp and Stick Glue. Make sure you daub gently so not to push the glue under the stencil.

Then stencil with Metallic F/X powders. I added a shadow under the rooster with a light grey marker.

It's fun and easy!! Now you give it a try!

Check back next week for more ideas.