Wednesday, March 26, 2014

March Madness Dreamweaver Style

Mad,  Mad I tell you! Dreamweaver Stencils is celebrating March Madness out of the box. Well last week I worked on cork board and Frayed Cotton Paper to come up with a background
for the fabulous pictures my daughter is bound to come home with at the end of this week.
I found this great distressed frame, I wanted to keep it simple so I used the Monstera shape (LG706)
to give the frame some color and I was going to stencil on some Hibiscus, using one of the three Hibiscus stencils I own but they seem to have disappeared into thin air. In the corners I added aome silk Hibiscus and leaves when I find my stencils I will add some more using the Faux Cross-stitch technique.

I used Pistachio and Olive Pigment inks from Momento with a Laarge stencil brush to add the color.
Now take some time to go to the Dream Team blogs and check out there creations
for this week .
 
Don't forget to play along and link your creations to the Dream It Up blog
 using the linky tool.
I can't wait to see what you all come up with.
Happy Cre8ing.
 
 

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Outside the Box

MAD I tell you! We're all going MAD! That is.Dreamweaver Stencils! Lol. Welcome to our "March Madness" challenge! Anything goes, and the more outside-of-the-box, the better. This year, we're aiming to play with non-traditional challenges whenever possible. So, break out all of your I-never-quite-knew-what-to-do-with-these-products stash, look at your Dreamweaver stencils in a whole new creative light, and get crafting! Oh, and don't forget to link those creations to the linkytool on the Dream It Up! blog for one of THREE chances to win the stencil of your choice! Need some crazy ideas? Check our "A" team first, and our very special guest designer and Certified Dreamweaver teacher...
Hi Everyone sorry I didn't make it on the blog last week, I was in Arizona and was having major problems with electronic things. Since we are working out of the box this month I thought I would use some of my favorite stencils and create something with this great cork and also use this paper I picked up from Tattered Angels called Frayed Cotton. I love all things Hawaiian and beachy, now I have never managed to make it to Hawaii yet, but tomorrow my daughter is leaving for Hawaii and this will be her first time there. I decided I wanted to create a frame for some of her special pics that I'm sure she will take. The stencils I used are: LG641 Monstera Leaf, LG706 Monstera Shape, LL530 Hula Girls and LM273 Hula Girl. I also used the Monstera Leaf Die (DD002) that was released earlier this year at CHA. I started by stenciling the leaf and leaf shape using a Lg Stencil brush and and MomentoLuxe Pistachio ink I distressed the right edge of the paper and the top edge of the cork using Momento Luxe Nautical Blue ink. I used Black Matte Paste to paste the Hula Girl on the Frayed Cotton and the Hula Girls on the cork. I added a ribbon onto the edge of the Frayed Cotton. I used the die cut Monstera Leaf to cut three leaves out of Double-Sided mounting paper, I adhered the leaves on the paper and cork and then removed the resist paper and glittered the leaves using Art Glitter's Microfine Opaque Reed and Microfine Opaque Olive glitter's. I hope you enjoy this project, next week I'm hoping to continue this project by adding a frame so stop by and see what I'm able to come up with. Until then Cre8 some fun of your own and link those creations using the linkytool on the Dream It Up! blog

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Dreamweaver March Madness


Hi everyone it has been a while since I posted on my blog. I'm now working three jobs and it kind of gets in the way. Pam asked me if I would be the guest designer this month and I thought it would be a great way to get back to blogging and of course using one of my favorite products Dreamweaver Stencils.
The description March Madness (think outside the box) had me thinking, what is March Madness, for me that would be the fact that I'm teaching 2 classes at the three stores Scrapbook Territory in Berkeley, Scrapbook Island in San Jose and Stamper's Corner in Elk Grove on top of which I'm doing a private class in Tucson and also one in Castro Valley. My mind is whirling. I decided to use a card that I'm teaching in Tucson.

The technique I'm using for this card is Gold Leafing on Metalllic paste. The stencil I chose to use for this card is Feathers (LL394) I felt I should do something Southwest since I will be teaching there. I started by pasting the feathers with Silver Metallic Paste and when the paste was dry I used Palette Stamp and Stick Glue on a Jumbo Dauber. So when the image I pasted with the Metallic Paste was dry I reposition the stencil back over the stencil and tape it down on 2 sides I load the jumbo dauber heavy and then pounce lightly over the image, I then remove the stencil and using my heat gun, heat my image while singing the Row, Row, Row your Boat song 2 times, yes that's right I sing while I heating, it just seems to be the right amount odf time to heat the glue ( you know it ready if your can put two fingers on the image and lift up the card with those fingers) I then placed a sheet of gold leafing on top of my image and used a Lg stencil brush to adhere it pouncing the brush along the edges. Tear away the large pieces of leafing that are excess and the use a rouging (circular) motion to remove the rest of the excess leafing ( i keep all the excess leafing in a tupperware container to use for other projects) and burnish the image. Now the fun part finding the papers to make the image pop. I enjoy doing private classes where I don't have to strictly adhere to having papers that are currently in stock it gives me a chance to use some of the paper's I 've been collecting for years (I'm sure none of you have sockpiles of paper like that , Right?) anyway the paper I used here was a Collection from Melissa Frances and I love southwestern look it has and I also used a bronze stardream paper to add a little more shimmer. 


I hope you all enjoy this card, not sure what next week will bring but I'm sure it will be fun. Now don't forget to check out the post of the Dream Team members to see what they came up with this week.
MAD I tell you! We're all going MAD! That is...MAD for Dreamweaver Stencils! Lol. Welcome to our "March Madness" challenge! Anything goes, and the more outside-of-the-box, the better. This year, we're aiming to play with non-traditional challenges whenever possible. So, break out all of your I-never-quite-knew-what-to-do-with-these-products stash, look at your Dreamweaver stencils in a whole new creative light, and get crafting! Oh, and don't forget to link those creations to the linkytool on the Dream It Up! blog for one of THREE chances to win the stencil of your choice! Need some crazy ideas? Check our "A" team first, and our very special guest designer and Certified Dreamweaver teacher...


Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Witch Crash

Check out this cute card on the Art Glitter Blog  
I love Northwoods Rubber stamps and what's more fun then coloring them with Copic Markers and adding Art Glitter for some bling.

Classes this week at Stamper's Corner

These are the the cards I will be teaching this weekend in Elk Grove near Sacramento.
The first 4 cards are Dreamweaver 
Halloween/ Autumn.





the next four cards are 
Dreamweaver 
"Something to Crow About"






Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Dreamweaver/ Art Glitter Collaboration

Having fun with this collaboration, here's the card I've done:

check out the Dream it Up blog to see what their Dream Team has come up with. Go to the Art Glitter blog to see the instructions for this card.

Monday, June 24, 2013

Happy 4th of July...Celebrate

This month Art glitter is partnering with Authentique papers. Using Art glitter with their papers really make them POP! I have really enjoyed these papers the designs are fantastique and I love the weight and texture of these papers. This card was done using the "Pride" collection. I used Dreamweaver Stencils star stencil for the tag. I used Art Glitter Ruby Red, Navy and Silver Moon microfine Glitters and Crystal Transparent glitter.
I hope you Enjoy this card.
HAPPY 4th of JULY