Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Happy March!!

Can you believe it's March already. Me either!!

This month the challenge: Spring Clean...and Simple.

I immediately thought of the new LM219 Plum Blossom Shape

The simplest way I could think to use it was to stencil color on it and around it.

I had an Asian decorative paper that reminded me of the image, so to tie them together I used Gold Encore pigment ink to color on and around the image. Remove the stencil and sprinkle clear embossing powder over it, tap off and heat.

The hardest part was cutting approximately 1/8 inch around the outside edge!

Once the image was cut out, simply, matt and layer with coordinating papers!

Clean and simple is one of my favorites!! Don't miss the rest of the blogs for more creative ideas. Also make sure to add comments and pictures at the Dreamweaver site to enter to win free stencils!!!

See you next week.............

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Hope March brings more luck!!

Well I know this month was green for St. Patrick's Day, but the luck of the Irish is not with me today. Can't get my image to work. So stay tuned for the new challenge next month. I'll post what it is going to be this weekend.

Hope you followed the rest of the Design team......they came up with more incredible ideas.
Check them out if you haven't already!!


I went to bed on Tuesday and woke up it was Thursday. I don't know where my Wednesday went!!!
I'll have to get my post up tonight after work. Check back this evening. In the mean time, check out my sister designers, I'm sure they didn't loose a day like I did!!

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Dream Scheme Thursday

Hey everyone,
This week I went a bit off subject. There's still green in it but.......I decided to do something REALLY simple.
First start out with the new Mushrooms Stencil LL3025

I started with a pre-embossed card, then outlined the stencil with a stylus to create a second embossed border. Emboss the image with a stylus and light box.
Next, stencil color onto the image with pigment ink and stencil brushes. Once finished, sprinkle gold embossing powder only on the tops of the mushrooms. I actually painted on some gold embossing ink over the tops and covered them with embossing powder, then brushed off what I didn't want.
So my green this week is in the grass. Check out the other blogs and make sure to participate so you can enter to win the stencils shown last week. We love seeing new ideas. Till next week............

Thursday, February 9, 2012


I forgot to post the stencils that will be awarded to the lucky blog follower that participates in the February challenge! Hope you'll join us this month in our challenge of Going Green or Go Irish! In honor of the upcoming month of March. You could win these two stencils:
LL490 the cherry blossom circle
or LL542 tall lilies. If you email a picture of your creation to Lynell, she won't be able to post it until the end of the month because she will be traveling in the UK until the 27th. Sign up with mr. linky on the Dream It Up blog and also follow the list of the design team to see how they are interpreting go green or go St. Pat's Day!

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

My Heart belongs to the Irish!

Continuing on with the Green/Irish theme.........

Have I told you how much I love my green sludge? (Sludge: the mixing of two or more colors of paste together to create a multicolor or single color paste) Check with Lynell at the Dreamweaver site for the true definition of sludge paste.

So I decided to use my new favorite green paste and my favorite heart (for now) to make a shamrock for St. Patrick's.

I added just a hint of lime glitter to make it sparkle.

It made up to be a fairly large card, but I like it. Needs a verse or something, but couldn't think what to add before I needed to post it.

So give some suggestions as to how to finish this one.... Looking forward to your ideas. Don't miss the rest of the teams posts. Check back next week!!

Thursday, February 2, 2012

YAHOO!! It's working!

So here is my first February challenge.

It's a Leprechaun Kitty! I didn't have any green paste so I mixed Blue Glossy and Yellow Matte. LOVE IT!!! I'm definitely using it more this month.

My kitty is pretty simple, but I love the design so much I don't think it needs a lot of extras. I know I'll be making more of them! Give it a try and try out the other team members blogs. They all just came home from CHA (Craft and Hobby Associate trade show) in LA so I'm sure they will have LOTS of new and creative ideas.

Dreamweaver Challenge for February

This month's challenge is Green or St Patrick's Day or a Green St Patrick's Day cards.
I'm having technical difficulties with my image loading. Please check back later to see my Green themed card!!

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

My Gothic Cross

Hey everyone,
Sorry I missed a day or two. Bit under the weather.

So I thought I would try the Memories Mists over the stenciled image.
I used Metallic Red and Blue Martini. The paper was a bit larger than the stencil.
Once I finished spraying I set a second piece of paper over the image and rubbed gently to get a background paper. The spray went under the stencil a bit so I cut it out and mounted it on pearl paper with foam mounting tape. Cut the pearl paper just a bit smaller than the original piece so the over spray on the edges would show like a border.

I kinda liked it.

Let me know what you think!

I'll have two more to post tomorrow. One more from the new collection and one from out challenge for February........St. Patricks Day or Green or both!

See you Thursday!