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Thursday, January 31, 2013

Dreamweaver Thursday

Pin ItI hope you all have been to DREAM IT UP to see how you can win prizes from Dreamweaver Stencils!  I love these stencils so much.  My term will soon be over on this team but I will continue to use these GREAT products.  They will be issuing a design call if you think you would like to become a designer for this fun and wonderful company!

So a fresh start is perfect for this month. 

I just can't seem to focus on a theme.  It is cold here in Missouri and while I have some friends who want snow and winter I am OK with warmer weather!  I don't like the chill in the air and wind chilling me to the bone! 

So I am BACK to spring! New beginnings is sort of a fresh start and Spring is perfect for that!  So I I am sharing a fun card with stenciling, Ultra Thick Embossing Enamel - UTEE (thank you Suze!), ink and of course Dreamweaver Stencils (where to buy)!

LG 709 Serendipity flowerLG 670 EggLM 293 Spring These are the stencils used on this Card!  I started with the egg and dry embossed it on the white card stock.  I then cut out the image as close to the edge as possible.  Next I went in with my Splendor Ink!

I heat set this then I used clear ink over the entire image and used UTEE and heated it.  I wanted a thicker coat so applied more clear ink and more UTEE and re-heated.  Makes it all shiny and pretty! Of course I LOVE to layer so I added some Metallic FX to the Translucent Paste and spread it over the stenciled image. While still wet I very lightly sprinkled with Crystal Glitter from Art Glitter.
This is Navajo Sky

I then did my layers of paper and wanted to add a little ribbon.  I went to my stash and found some self adhesive ribbon from DCWV.  I am sorry, I don't think it is available any longer, but any ribbon will do.
I cut a paper layer for the egg then added a cardstock layer with decorative scissors.  I think this is called Sunflower.  I added a little clear ink to the purple layer and brushed more Navajo Sky over it to give a shimmer.  I keep layering and it ended up on a pretty pale yellow base card.
So this is my finished card with all the bells and whistles...
Sorry that I didn't get  GREAT coverage on the word spring but it was too involved to try and redo and IF I make more I will make sure it is not 11:30pm when I start a project!
Please check your local crafting/creative store for all the products listed.  If you can't find them there go HERE to buy all these GREAT products!
Check back on the 4th for a NEW monthly hop I am involved in.  All you have to do is Click the Next or Back arrow on the Designer Craft Blog Connection in the upper left hand corner of my page!
Happy Creating!


Thursday, January 24, 2013

Fresh Start With Dreamweaver Stencils

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This is a time for a fresh start.  After attending the winter show for the Craft & Hobby Association, I feel I do have a new outlook on life!  Maybe it was seeing all the new product lines, playing with glitter or enjoying Disney, whatever the case, I feel fresh and new!  

I also came home to very cold weather and am now focused on SPRING!!  So That is the time of rebirth and renewal. So I am sharing a spring theme card for a new beginning.  I have used some older stencils but it I love them!

I started with the tulip stencil LL377.
LL 377 Long tulip
I added color using the The Splendor Pad from Tsukineko and a small stencil brush.  I moved the stencil as I went to make a Field of tulips.

I got out my gold paste and my Spring Stencil LM293 to layer over the tulips.

LM 293 Spring

And this is the finished card!
What are you doing for a fresh start?  Get some Dreamweaver Stencils and join the fun!!!

I hope you will all play along with Dreamweaver and the "Fresh Start" challenge! Follow the link for all the details!!!  Also visit all my Dream Team sisters listed on the left side bar of my page!

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Challenge Time "Fresh Start"

Pin ItPlease go to Dreamweaver Stencil Blog for full details!    This is my card for this week...we celebrated Lynell's birthday for a fresh start in January.  I am going to have a fresh start at CHA!  For the first time I am in the designer showcase and I am excited and nervous!  I will have a few items in my display using Dreamweaver Stencils.

This is another metal project I have done with the wonderful pewter from MercArt and Dreamweaver Stencils!  If you head over to Paper Craft Planet you can see my project from last week.  This is the same just with a much smaller stencil.  I am tyring to do more metal as a Fresh Start for myself.   

Hope to see some of you at CHA!!  I will be all over but most of my time will be at Art Glitter!  Don't miss out on the Dreamweaver booth also!

Be Creative!!!!


Thursday, January 3, 2013

Happy Birthday!!!

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It is our fearless leaders birthday this week and so here is a fun glitter card I did!
Hop over to the Dreamweaver blog for details on this month give aways!
Happy Birthday Lynell!!!