Thursday, January 20, 2011

Thursday, January 20th Dream Scheme

This is really today's challenge. This week is a free theme. The weather has been so pretty the last couple of days that I couldn't resist this simple stenciled design. It made me think of spring, even though technically we are still in winter.

This is pretty self explanatory. I stenciled the image with pigment ink. Don't look too close because I have a bit of a smudge on one of the flowers. Enjoy the pretty weather, I'm sure it will turn icky again soon.

Would love to hear your comments. Make sure to check back next Thursday!!

Thursday, January 13th Dream Scheme

This week we have a sketch challenge. I'll try to copy the sketch over so you can see the blank we are starting with. But.....knowing how techno-challenged I am, we'll have to see.
Okay - couldn't figure it out. To see the sketch jump over to DREAM it UP! Lynell has it on her blog.

I did a Faux-Cloisonne again. I just love the technique. I tried to use a pen in my Thank You stencil to get the verse but it didn't come out very well so I had to rewrite over it with a marker. After thought, I should have used red time.

For the Faux-Cloisonne instructions see the prior post. Any questions, let me know.

Thursday, January 6th - Free Dream Scheme

This week we have a "Free" challenge. This means anything goes!
For this week I have a sample I did some time ago. I really like the effect I was able to achieve.

I started with the Faux Cloinsonne technique. Stencil ink inside image. I used white and gold pigment inks. Cover image with clear UTEE (Ultra think embossing enamel), tap off excess and heat with a heat gun.

Then stencil Brilliance Metallic Gold over the top of the flowers and leaves. Cover with regular clear embossing powder, tap off and heat.

You can see the gold veins in the image. Subtle but dramatic!

Try it yourself and let me know how yours comes out.

Happy New Year!!

I can't believe it is 2011 already and I'm ALREADY BEHIND!!

I'm not doing to well with my first New Year's resolution to try to stay current!

It's Dreamweaver Thursday and I'm trying to catch up all of January.

Check back later to see my cards for the last three weeks. I will have them all up by tonight!

Hope you all are doing better with your New Year's resolutions!