Saturday, October 2, 2010

Autumn in the AIr!

Day two of the Dreamweaver Stencils blog hop! Hopefully you hopped to the four blogs in yesterday's hop and left your comments for those fabulous creations! Today you should be hopping here from Liz's blog.
Do you recognize the image above from my sneak peek? It is Dreamweaver's beautiful Fall boarders stencil (LJ874) and the new Thanks stencil (LS1006) used to create a simple fall thank you note. The pumpkin corner was pasted with White Matte Embossing Paste. When the paste dries, you place your clean stencil back over the paste and use small stencil brushes to add color on top of the paste. Don't forget to use an edge of your Picasso (LL332) to add the veins on the leaves. Details count! Place the thanks stencil above the pumpkin and use a stencil brush to color that. Cut the edge with a deckle scissors, edge with a brown marker and mount into a great card. Supplies: White Matte Paste, Brilliance Inks - Sunflower Yellow, Pearlescent Orange, Rocket Red, Pearlescent Thyme, Pearlescent Ivy, Pearlescent Chocolate, COPIC Africano (E27), natural linen cardstock, fern green cardstock.

I love how versatile the Dreamweaver Stencils are when you are creating. In my classes we use one stencil and learn three techniques, otherwise we tend to keep using it the same way every time we pull that stencil out. This card highlights the other corner of the Fall boarders stencil, the beautiful oak leaves corner as well as the Autumn stencil (LM295). Again I simply used the white matte paste on the leaves, let it dry and put the stencil back on to color it (same Brilliance inks as on the first card). When coloring the acorns, I used openings in the Picasso to help keep that dark brown ink off the leaves. Don't forget the veins in the leaves too! After I colored the leaves, I used Memories Mists Bright Gold over the paper (even over the colored leaves). It gives a wonderful gold shimmer to the whole background. Stencil the Autumn with the Pearlescent Chocolate, and use that small stencil brush to sweep in some brown on all the edges. Mount that on dark brown cardstock, add a ribbon and one of Dreamweaver's new Embellishment Pins (I used a gold one and colored it to match my design with a COPIC marker, YR07). Mount that onto a burnt orange cardstock for another beautiful fall creation!

Last, but not least, this card uses both corners along with the Autumn stencil to really give that look of Indian Summer! This card is a little more work, but is worth the effort. Paste one of the corners with the white matte embossing paste and let it dry. Then paste the other corner with the white paste. Color with the Brilliance inks and stencil brushes using the Picasso to help with the details. Stencil the word Autumn in a "rainbow" of colors to match the rest of the design. Use a large stencil brush (at least the 3/4" brush) to brush brown in around the edges and into the background. I like to use a really large brush to do this, a No. 12. Most craft stores have these. Mount on brown and rust for another beautiful design.
Three stencils, one paste, endless possibilities! I will be posting some other ideas with these stencils next week so be sure to stop back and see some other techniques using these.
To purchase these wonderful products, you can find a retail store near you by going to Dreamweaver's Where to Buy page.
Don't forget to leave a comment here for another chance for a prize. Just link to the Dreamweaver Stencils site, choose your favorite stencil, paste and F/X powder, and tell me why you chose those. I will be selecting a random winner on Monday, October 4, 2010 from everyone who leaves me a comment. I'm the last hop of the day, but you can start again tomorrow at the DREAM it UP! blog for another inspirational day and more chances to win!
Official Blog Hop Info
We want you to have the chance to win your favorite stencil, embossing paste and Metallic F/X powder. For each comment you post along the hop, you need to choose a stencil, paste and powder you like best, identify it to us, tell us why it's your favorite and how you think you might use it. Be sure to comment on each blog along the hop!
Blog Candy - How to get it!
For each comment on the different blogs, you need to choose a different stencil, paste and Metallic F/X color...in case you win more than once! At the end of the three days, each member of the Dream Team will choose a random entry to win and post it on their blog by midnight of Monday, October 4.
Another Opportunity to win!
In addition to commenting on each designer's blog, you have another opportunity to win by becoming a follower on the DREAM it UP! blog. After you become a follower, leave a comment on that blog saying you have done that. With eleven designers and this, you have TWENTY-TWO chances to WIN!!! All winners will be selected by Random.org and posted on each designer's blog by midnight Monday, October 4.
Blog Hop Schedule
It is not imperative to follow this schedule, but different designers will be posting their creations on different days, so take one last look on Sunday to make sure you've taken advantage of all your opportunities to win blog candy! Here's the schedule
Friday, October 1st
Saturday, October 2nd
Louise (you're here!)
Sunday, October 3rd
Happy Creating,
Louise

26 comments:

Lynell Harlow / Dreamweaver Stencils said...

Louise...FABULOUS stenciling technique, very experienced with the stencil brushes. I can tell you use high quality ones because your renderings have great soft shaded effects. Hmmm...probably has to do with the one holding the brush as well. LOL! Thanks for joining the Dream Team.

Wendy said...

Oh my goodness Louise!! The coloring you did with the stencils is AMAZING!! I want to do that!!! I will have to look into these "Brilliance Inks". I hope you have a good day!!

sommrstamping said...

Louise Great job, your cards are beautiful and the way you color the paste using brillance color amazing, you obviously have a light touch. I think I need to start to use my matte white paste more. Thanks for the wonderful inspiration.

Terrece said...

Happy to see you use the "corner" stencils. I tend to overlook. Yours are beautiful! Your teaser card yesterday was a great way to leave me wanting more!

Laura Drahozal said...

Really BEAUTIFUL job! Those corner stencils are fantastic. Of course, now I need to get some of those, too.......this blog hopping is gonna cost me. LOL

candyspiegel said...

I love the pumpkin card! You are so right ... details do make a huge difference! Thank you for sharing.

Marijane said...

Oh Louise, once again you've outdone yourself! These cards are just beautiful. I think my favorite though is the second using the corner stencil. Very rich colors and the use of the ribbon and the embellishment pin add the perfect finishing touches. Coloring the pin with a copic is genius and opens up all kinds of ways to use those pins! Thanks for the inspiration.

Denise Surritt said...

Louise!! You have added such exquisite touches to Autumn stencils!!! Your cards are amazing!!! Only Mother Nature could out-do your designs!!!!! Thank You bunches!!!
I would choose either Moonstone F/X or LJ 900, Branch & Berries.

Maggie said...

Louise, these are just amazing! You make me almost excited that it's fall. The Black-eyed Susans are gorgeous. You do amazing work and I am so happy that I live near you and can take your classes. I like the Black-eyed Susan stencil and the Branch and Berries, glossy red paste, and Pink Poppy metallic F/X. (fingers crossed)

Bev M said...

I love fall colors and leaves, and I'm absolutely drooling over your cards! What gorgeous technique! For my pick of goodies, I'd have to pick the original matte white, as I'm running low. I'd love to have LJ849 Bare Trees, and Pink Blaze FX.

Linda said...

Hello Louise,

All three of your cards are just stunning, and I thank you for sharing the 3 different techniques. I'm one of those who gets stuck on just one idea, so this was great. If I were to win I would like the LM174 With Sympathy Stencil, Matte Black Paste and the Metallic FX08 Rose Berry. I think I would use the Black paste with the Stencil and the Metallic Rose Berry either mixed with the Black or rubbed on it later with a Rose stencil or stamp. Thanks for the opportunity to get new ideas and to possibly win. Linda E.

Pamela said...

I love all three of your cards. Fall is my very favourite time of year. I can't wait to see more of your stunning creations!

If I'm chosen for blog candy, I'd pick: FX18 Cocoa, copper embossing paste & LG 616 Leaf texture

Thanks for the inspiration and the chance to win!

sheila said...

Your shading technique is excellent. Really made the pumpkins and leaves pop. I"d love to win LG618 Diamonds, black matt embossing paste, and FX01 Gold Dust as blog Candy.
Sheila

airbrush said...

Love the ideas from one template. i think the picasso template is a must have also love the saphire fx and black paste.

Amy said...

OK, you totally sold me on Fall Borders stencil. Combine it with Eye of the Tiger mica powders and white matte paste... ooooh!!! Iwould love to play!

Joy said...

Your shading on the pumpkin card is fabulous. I always reach for my ColorBox inks. That was then, Brilliance is now. I would love to add the cornucopia stencil LJ 832 to my collection! I like all the variety pouring out of the cone to color...and attempt to shade! My other choice would be crackle paste and Amber Glow F/X. I would use this image on autumn and Thanksgiving cards.

SherylH said...

Wow -- love your 3 different uses of one stencil -- absolutely gorgeous cards! In fact I have to add this stencil LJ874 Fall Borders to my favorites list, plus the white matte embossing paste and the Eye of the Tiger F/X. Thanks!

Barbara said...

I love the fall cards! I need to make a few more and would love to have the Autumn stencil, white matte paste and eye of the tiger F/X!

Cindi (aka iring) said...

oooo, ahhhh. I wish I lived closer so I could take a class from you. Smart thinking to get students to use one stencil 3 ways! If I win I'd love to have the oak leaves corner stencil because I've seen your sample! I'd also like FX06 Eye of the Tiger metallic f/x and metallic gold paste.

Marijane said...

Oooops! I forgot to list my favorite choices yesterday:
I love LJ849 Bare Trees (I'm copying one of your Christmas cards of last year!)
Glossy black paste
Kimono red FX
Thanks again for the great ideas!

Linda B (NY Card Lady) said...

Terrific cards. I just love fall and now I think the autumn border stencil could be my new favorite!! I would love the opportunity to try this stencil and make some Fall cards or perhaps my Thanksgiving cards. I also would enjoy using the translucent paste and could try some of the cocoa mica powders too. what fun it would be to play with !!

Kristi said...

LOVE the autumn stuff! You are so awesome! WOW

Just-Kim said...

Gorgeous cards!! Fabulous work!!

Kandi Phillips said...

Beautiful cards! I love the colors and the paste really makes that look so life like. My favorites right now are LG 677 Seasons Greetings, Embossing Paste and Kimono Red fx.

Liz Martin said...

I know if I had some of your fall border thank you notes, I would be more inclined to send hand- written notes rather than emails! Thanks for the eye candy and the inspiration.

Deborah March said...

Oooohhh Louise, your subtle shading is BEAUTIFUL!!