Thursday, November 24, 2011

Dream Scheme Thursday


In keeping with the feeling of the season I have a thank you card that is made using one of my favorite techniques.

First paste image with gold paste. Remove stencil and while paste is still wet, gentle set jewels in paste.

Let paste dry then reposition stencil over image again. Sponge glue from glue pad over pot only. Remove stencil, heat (just a bit). Lay variegated leafing over pot and set a piece of wax paper over the top. Burnish. Brush away excess leafing.

Position Thank You stencil on card and paste with gold paste. Remove stencil, let dry and voila!

I wish you all a very Happy Thanksgiving and hope you will share something you are thankful for this wonderful day. Make sure to visit the other team members blogs for more inspiration!

See you next week.

Oh and don't forget you still have time to submit your artwork for the 2012 Dreamteam!!
Check out Dream it Up! for more details.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Dream Scheme Thursday

It sounds better when Mrs. Doubtfire says it.....

This week we are creating from a sketch that Wendy came up with.

LOTS of ways to use this one. As soon as I saw it, Hark the Heralds Angel's Sing, started going through my head. So this is what came out of it.

I first used the Prince of Peace stencil and pasted it with Glossy Red Paste. Set it aside and let dry.

Then I used the Nativity scene stencil This I pasted in Gold Glossy Paste. Once I removed the stencil I sprinkled a little Gold Halo glitter onto the robes of Joseph and Mary.

This picture shows the dimension a bit better. Even though it came out sideways. Couldn't get it to straighten up! (Working with the technically challenged again!!)

I hope you enjoyed my take on our sketch. Check out the other creative women on the Design team. I know you will be inspired!! Till next time...................

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

It's "Free" Dream Scheme Thursday

Hello all,
This week is a "free" week - so we can post whatever we feel inclined to.

Since I am still experiencing some technical difficulties (or as it should read, I am having difficulty being technical), I have picked an oldie but goodie..........

This is a stencil on stencil technique. Pretty easy really.
Start by dry embossing the image. Then with stencil in place, add color using pigment ink and stencil brushes. Remove stencil, clean and replace. Set a second stencil over the top of the main stencil image (here the Ginko leaves), and add color. For the design on the leaves I used the large Damask background LX7001 and rust pigment ink.

Try it. Once you start you can't stop. You'll be looking at your stencils to see which ones you can stencil over. Have fun with this, check back next week. I should have concurred my technical issues by then!! Thank you for visiting, check out the rest of the Dreamteams sites for more fun stenciling ideas.

Friday, November 4, 2011

Continuation Friday!!!

You know this only worked this morning because I desperately needed it to work on Wednesday night!!!!

Anyway, here's the card.

I made an extra of each full piece to cut the center bird out of both the white glossy and black glossy pasted images. I wanted it to be the focal point.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

It's Dream Scheme Thursday

Well after several tries, I succeeded in deleting over 2000 pictures on my camera (NOT ON PURPOSE)and not being able to upload my pictures. Tried a different camera..... now I just need to find someone to see if they can recover my pictures.

Anyway....still can't get them to load. Will keep trying. Did take a peek at the other design team sites and there are some really beautiful cards. Will keep trying until I get my card posted.

I'm a bit behind. I have noticed that with the weather getting colder, it takes things a bit longer to dry!!

This week we have a color theme...or should I say a neutral theme.

Black & White

(Unfortunately I am having digital difficulty, PLEASE check back this evening)

I really like the dramatic effect black and white against each other creates. As soon as I heard this was the challenge for the week, I thought of a technique Lynell of Dreamweaver stencils taught some time ago.

Using the same stencil you paste with two different colors of paste on two different pieces of paper. Then when dry, cut them both in half and match the left side of the first color to the right side of the other color. Kinda confusing to explain, but easy once you see the sample.

It looks great with the metallic pastes. Try black paste on copper paper, then copper paste on black paper. Create the same look of my card but using the metallics.

Exciting news!! There is a call out for new Dream Team members. Anyone interested check out the link for the DT call on the Dream It Up! blog: