Sunday, January 29, 2012

Catch up Sunday!!

This time I decided to use the new LJ 918 Open cross
I first covered it with Pearlescent Paste on gray paper. Let dry.
Replace the stencil and spray it with Red Metallic Memories Mist.
I then cut it out and mounted it with 3-d foam mounting tape on a pearl metallic paper. I thought it was fitting for my Sunday post.

Now that I'm up and running I have a lot of comments to catch up on on my fellow Dreamteamers blogs. I hope you have been visiting them daily to see what they have created with the new Stencils being introduced this week at the Spring Craft and Hobby Show in Los Angeles, CA. Keep checking back for more ideas!

Saturday, January 28th

This time I decided to use the same method with the Alcohol Solutions inks that I did on Tuesday. I tried it with the new LL3022 Festive Thank You stencil.

One thing I found was that it doesn't work well with words. One or the other will turn out backwards. Luckily, the words didn't show up very well on the background piece. First paste the image with White Glossy paste, let dry. Replace the stencil and color with Alcohol Solutions. Because I wanted the image to stand out more, I outlined portions of the image to create a shadow effect.

For the background portion, sprinkle Alcohol Solutions cleaner on ink left on stencil then lay a piece of white glossy paper over it and rub.

Then paste the Thank You over it with White Matte paste, sprinkle with glitter. Again I outlined just a portion to create a shadow effect.

I LOVE these new images!!!

Friday, January 27th

This time I used the new LX 7011 Big Dots background.

First I taped it over a piece of white glossy paper. Then added Alcohol solutions in three colors with a random pattern.

Then I cut a small piece of white glossy paper and created a background with the same three colors. Pasted the Thank You with white paste.

Assemble as shown! This one made up pretty fast too.

Thursday January 26th

This time I used the new background stencil LX 7010 Flower quatrefoil:

I pasted it with White Matte Paste, let dry. Replace stencil and add color with pigment ink and stencil brushes.
Cut out 3 flowers and 4 sides to use as the corners on the front of the card.

I used silk leaves under the flower. I love the way the finished flower looks like velvet.

I'm Back!!!

Well my computer has been down for most of the week so I have to get caught up!!

Here is my Wednesday Post:

Using the alcohol inks directly on the stencil, I covered it in Gourd Green (LOVE IT!), has to be one of my absolute favorites. Sprinkle the Color Solution cleaner over it. Lay a piece of White Glossy paper onto the stencil and gently rub over the whole image. Lift, let dry. Drys really quick.

Trim down and paste a verse over the lower corner. Quick and easy.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

New Stencils: Day 2

While playing with the Kitty Kat No#2 and alcohol inks, I accidentally came up with a card I really liked!

First, I pasted Kat no#2 with white paste, let dry. Position the stencil over the top of image and tap Dreamweaver Alcohol Inks over it.

I cut out the kitty so it would stand out from the paper more.

Because there was so much ink left on the stencil, I didn't want to waste it so I shook some Color Solution Cleaner over it, set a piece of white glossy paper on it, rubbed and got a reverse image.

I liked how this turned out so well, I tryed some other stencils. Check back tomorrow to see what other stencil I used with the same technique.

Don't miss the other Dreamweaver designers blogs to see what they are doing with the new images!!

Monday, January 23, 2012

Exciting News!!!

Dreamweaver is going to be introducing new designs at the Craft & Hobby Association(CHA) Trade Show this week. To help introduce these great new designs, we (the Dreamteam) get to show samples of these great new designs all weeks long. This morning I'm showing one of the new kitty kats.

I used Dreamweavers Alcohol inks on a plain white glossy paper. Then pasted the Cat with White Glossy Paste over the top. Visit the other members of the team and check back daily to see more ideas with the fantastic new designs from Dreamweaver Stencils!!

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Dream Scheme Thursday

This week I am continuing the Pink/Red/White Valentine theme. I'm using the same stencils I did two weeks ago..LL567 Heart Swirls and LS1004 You&Me
Clean and simple:
Paste heart with Red Glossy Paste two times on background. Let dry.
Mix Red Glossy Paste and White Glossy Paste to create a pink color you like.
Paste a pink heart over the two red ones.
On a separate piece of paper, paste You & Me with pink paste. Let dry.
Cut slits on sides of You&Me. Thread ribbon through the slits. Assemble as shown.
Quick card (dry time with Glossy paste is pretty quick)

Exciting news......January 22 we will be featuring new stencil designs and samples every day until the CHA convention. Don't miss these new designs, they are fantastic!!!

Check out the rest of the design teams blogs for more fun ideas with stencils!

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Dream Scheme Thursday

This week we are keeping it in the Valentine theme. I went with two stencils and red/white/gold. First I started with LL3011
Paste it with red paste on white paper.
Second I used LM276. This I also pasted with red paste on white paper.

After dry I edged both images with Galaxy Gold Brillance ink. Found a sheer gold ribbon, red satin ribbon and a gold satin ribbon. Tied all three in a bow and voila! This is the result:
Simple, but pretty.

Make sure you check out the Dream Team blogs....we have three new members. They are very creative.......don't miss the opportunity to be inspired by them!!

Until next week........happy stenciling!

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Dream Scheme Thursday

Welcome to the first posting of the Dreamweaver Stencils' Dream Team 2012 ! We're changing things up a bit for this year, and YOU can help. The first Thursday of every month will feature our new challenge and will extend through the entire month. This means that YOU have ALL month to play along with the one challenge, as many times as you want. Sometimes it will be a color challenge, sometimes a theme, and sometimes a technique. We are hoping that an entire month will give you plenty of time to be inspired, create, and link to the Dream It Up! blog . Each month we are offering TWO for the most creative version of the challenge (does not have to be Dreamweaver Stencils ' product, but we sure are happy when it is!), and the second for the best use of Dreamweaver Stencils ' product in the challenge. This could be stencils (of course), Embossing Pastes , Metallic F/X , the new Color Solutions , etc., anything you find on the Dreamweaver Stencils' web site , or in your local store. Don't know where your local store is? The list can be found on the web site . Not near any of the stores listed? There is also an online site to purchase from, Stencil with Style !
For the month of January, we challenge you to create something for Valentine's Day! You have until January 31st, 11:59 PM EST, to post and link your creation(s) to the Dream It Up! Blog Mr. Linky. The winners will be announced February 2nd, along with the February challenge. Here is my version of this month's challenge:

I decided to make my card a bit different. Instead of paste or stenciling I used colored pencils. It is a rougher look, not as clean and smooth as paste. But it did give me the result I was looking for. Trace the image with red for three hearts and the verse. Trace two hearts in pink pencil. Color in the verse with the pink. Combine 3 or 4 colors of red and pink to color in the center heart. Add a bit of glitter glue and there you go!

Need more inspiration? Please visit the rest of our fabulous team listed here:

Pam Hornschu
Laura Drahozal
Louise Healy
Wendy Jordan
Terrece Siddoway
Kristi Van Doren
Georgia Sommers
Lee Kellogg
Liz Martin
Cyndi Bundy
Cherylynn Moser
Jessie Hurley

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

A Brand New Year

Well as you noticed I didn't get anything accomplished between Christmas and New Years. Hoping 2012 is a bit more organized!!