Thursday, October 25, 2012

Festively Distressed with Dreamweaver and Ranger

Welcome back to week two of our amazing collaboration between Ranger's Tim Holtz line of Distress Powders, and our beautiful Dreamweaver Stencils & Products! If you missed last week's event, start HERE.

Last week, we were totally blown away by the awesome response we received from those of you who hopped over from Tim Holtz's blog and the Ranger blog to check us out! We've been doing the "happy dance" ever since! Hopefully, you will continue to check us out, especially over the next few weeks as we continue our play-time in Tim's sandbox. (It is rather an appropriate metaphor considering the cool texture of his Distress Powders.)

Apparently, Tim and the wonderful people at Ranger were also excited by the response, and they've decided to "up the ante" in the form of an additional prize package(s) which will include TWELVE Distress Powders each, and a handful of Dreamweaver Stencils to go with! Wow! Just one teeny-tiny win one of these packages from their blog, you need to create something with Tim Holtz's Distress Powders and Dreamweaver Stencils and attach it to the inlinkz on the Ranger blog. Winners will be selected randomly. For more details, head over to the Ranger blog.

Once again, this week we are offering another fall prize package as shown here. Just leave us all some love as you visit, for an opportunity to be the one random winner we select. Curious as to who won from last week? It could be YOU! Visit the Dream It Up! blog for the announcement of the lucky commenter.

Here is what I had fun creating this week:

I tend to do CAS (Clean and Simple) with a bit of detail.  I love the subtle texture the Distress Powders can have on little details on an image.

Start with Dreamweaver LL3008 Wheat Stencil.

Dry emboss by hand or with a personal embossing/die cut machine.  With Tim Holtz sponge and handle add color to image with stencil in place.  I used the following Distress colors in order listed:
Wheat: Pumice Stone then Wild Honey
Leaves and Stems:  Bundled Sage then Crushed Olive
Next paint embossing fluid with a tiny paintbrush in the center of the wheat stalks, sprinkle with Milled Lavender, tap off excess and heat with heat gun.  Paint wheat buds with embossing fluid, sprinkle with Mustard Seed, tap off excess, heat with heat gun.  Finally paint on the underside of the leaves, paint with embossing fluid, sprinkle with Frayed Burlap, tap off excess, heat with heat gun.
Replace the stencil over image and sponge the same colors around the edge.  Remove stencil, trim and matt on printed paper.
Aren't you excited to see what's next? Check out the Dream Team players for today:

You already know where to find Ranger's/Tim Holtz' products, but if you are having difficulty finding Dreamweaver, encourage your local stamp/paper-craft store to carry the line of fabulous stencil designs, pastes, and other products to mix with all of your stash of Tim's crafty goodness. You can also purchase our products on-line at Stencil with Style.

We'd love to see you come back regularly and play along with our monthly challenges (and more opportunities to win stencils) by linking your creations to the mr. linky on the Dream It Up! blog, or emailing pics of your creations to Since you're on the computer already, head on over and like us on Facebook as well. Just another location for dreamy and distressed inspiration!


  1. This perfectly beautiful Terrece!! Great job!

  2. Wow T....this is fantastic. I love all the detail you used on the wheat stalk, amazing card. I love the colors you used. How's life? we are moving this weekend.

  3. The Distress Powders are perfect with the wheat stalks! Love the simplicity of the card!

  4. Oh Terrece, a paint brush for embossing ink!? I love it. The card is wonderful.

  5. A lovely elegant card, really shows the texture. wonderful hun x

  6. LOVE this card!! The wheat stencil makes me think of our BEAUTIFUL Wheat Fields here in Nebraska!! =) THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

  7. Great idea to add colours a bit at a time to keep them separate by using embossing fluid - I'm guessing I could use an embossing pen - will have to experiment!!!

  8. This really came alive more and more with each step...just gorgeous!

  9. Love the hint of texture for the accent. really like this

  10. Absolutely lovely Terrece! Perfect texture and colors for this stencil!

  11. Exquisite ! Embossing fluid, hmm, will have to look into that. Love the extra little details this added to the wheat!

  12. Beautiful card... so elegant! The wheat stencil looks awesome!

  13. Love this one, especially the lavender.