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Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Woodware Blog Hop with Dreamweaver Stencils and McGuffey Woodworking

The Dreamweaver design team is partying with the UK Woodware design team to bring you innovative ways to use our wonderful Dreamweaver stencils and supplies all week long! By the end of the week, you'll have seen stencils used in inspirational ways you just couldn't have imagined, and you'll see that, although our stencils are wonderful for paper crafting, they have SO MANY other uses too! We'll have several posts a day for you, from Monday August 29th to Saturday September 3rd. At the end of our celebration, each designer will randomly select a winner from all blog comments to receive a free Dreamweaver stencil. We look forward to you partying along with us!


Here's my entry for today:

I am a super blessed woman.  I have great products to design with and a Fab Friend to make high quality wooden boxes of all sorts to design on.    So lets get started! 

I am ready for fall, well, sort of!  I must say, I do enjoy the warm but LOVE the colors of fall! So I had a removable panel for the top of the box and started with the original Embossing Paste.

The next part of the process was to color in the background colors.  I used Shiva Paint Sticks to add a rich, yet shimmer of color.  Then I pasted black paste with a different leaf stencil.
I then decided it needed more!  Of course! So I added stenciling all around the box.  This got a little tricky on the corners but after the front dried 100% I just wrapped the design around the box!
I love the drama of the black paste on the white oak!    After I got most of the design done this is what I had.
I was pretty happy with this but then decided to add in some Metalic FX to accent the leaves on top!
Hope you enjoyed the creation of the art part of the box! Thanks to Brad McGuffey, owner of McGuffey Woodworking for giving me the awesome box!

Happy Hopping!
Dorothy at https://dorriesdoodles.wordpress.com/


Kristi at http://www.kristiscreativecafe.blogspot.com/ me...you are here

Laura at http://www.rememberinglifesmoments.blogspot.com/ visit next

Louise at http://www.artfullyarticulate.blogspot.com/

Wendy at http://www.papertherapy-wendy.blogspot.com/

Here is the completed horse box!



Happy Hoppin!

Also, visit my store on Art Fire.  I have some great stamps sets on there.  Just click the link to the right!

Monday, August 29, 2011

Woodware Blog Hop/Dreamweaver Stencils

The Dreamweaver design team is partying with the UK Woodware Craft Collection design team to bring you innovative ways to use our wonderful Dreamweaver stencils and supplies all week long! Woodware is Dreamweaver Stencils' exclusive distributor in the UK. By the end of the week, you'll have seen stencils used in inspirational ways you just couldn't have imagined, and you'll see that, although our stencils are wonderful for paper crafting, they have SO MANY other uses too! We'll have several posts a day for you, from Monday August 29th to Saturday September 3rd. At the end of our celebration, each designer will randomly select a winner from all blog comments to receive a free Dreamweaver stencil. We are looking forward to sweet comments from you and we will send blog candy your direction. We look forward to you partying along with us! Welcome to the Woodware Blog Hop! I am sharing some projects using Dreamweaver Stencils! I have been doing some work on jewelry boxes. This first box I am showing you is one that I picked up at a craft store. I have stained it and then added the designs. I used alcohol ink on glossy paper to create the lined paper on both sides of the image I embossed on copper.

I used the LX Damask Stencil. It is so lovely and is great when the copper is gone over in a light coat of various alcohol inks and the buffed out again!



Love how the ink just makes the design pop!







This second piece is the top panel to another box that is a work in progress..front and back! Thanks to Brad McGuffey, owner of McGuffey Woodworking for giving me the awesome materials to design on! Check back Thursday for one of the completed boxes!!!


hop to see Liz next!
Liz at: http://www.blackcatsstudios.blogspot.com/

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Stamps for Sale

Not really having a grage sale but am selling more stamps.  I have them all listed with price on Facebook too. All the prices are listed on Facebook! 










$10



















Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Dreamweaver Thursday - FREE WEEK!!!

So this week I finally decided to do something with the pears I had made a collage with while in Chicago hanging with my buddy Laura!  So, I started with the one stencil and layered it.  I couldn't figure out what I wanted to do with them so today I decided to water color.  I used my water color crayons and just started painting.  I did the background with acrylic.  I also used some wonderful papers by Worldwin for the layering.  I love their Caribbean Colors!  Nice and has fun texture!

Hope you enjoy..It sure did relax me!

Make sure and check for blog hop info with Woodware starting Monday!   I will be posting so come back then!

Thursday, August 18, 2011

VERY VERY LATE!

Sorry to all who have hit the blogs.  So sorry to Lynell as the owner of Dreamweaver.  I was not able to post from the computer I was on so posting now. This is a think of Christmas card!  I used red glossy paste and layered on Kraft and other colored papers.  I needed to think cool!!!!  I love the sleigh stencil!!!  Sorry again for late post...YIKES!

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Theme Free Thursday

Happy Thursday!  This week is FREEEEEEEEEEEE.  I am glad this week is a free theme as I have been out of town for a couple of days and was making cards for a project so I will reach in and pull out one of my cards designed for CHA this past month.  We are using more and more metal from MercArt!  I used the metal tools, sanding and brads to give it the distressed look!
Hot Air Balloon and GREAT new Optical Background!



Happy Creating!
Kristi



Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Thursday Dream Scheme/Urgent Prayer Request

First...this is a sketch week.  I have failed.  I have not done the sketch but do have a card to share.  For those that do want to play along this is the sketch challenge.
This has been a difficult week for me.  I have been doing lots of praying!  A friend of mine from high school went missing on Monday while doing his job with the water division of the hwy patrol.  His K9 partner was recovered on Tuesday night about 7pm.  Fred is still missing.  We are not giving up hope.  We are praying for the family and for Fred. If he is still alive, he needs to be found soon as it is very hot in Missouri and it has been over 48 hours.  If he has gone to meet Jesus, the prayer is to find him so he can be put to rest.   I usually do not put a lot of personal stuff like this on my blog, but this is very close to my heart.
Officer Fred Guthrie and K9 Trooper Reed  - 
RIP Reed: trusted and faithful friend
As for my card this week.  I am using many elements.  Time can do many things!  Praying time is on Fred's side!
I guess if you turn the sketch on it's side and do layers rather than panels and keys and things this could be a sketch! I used the Gears stencil on the back of acetate with copper paste.

Happy Creating
Kristi

Monday, August 1, 2011

Art For Joplin

Good morning Monday!  I would love for everyone to check out the Art For Joplin blog!  I am posting almost every day with products and art that have been donated by so many generous people in the crafting and creative industry.  I posted this yesterday, just in from Tim Holtz! Share with your friends if you have not already.  Thanks!

Happy Creating,
Kristi