Thursday, March 10, 2011

Hello!

Thanks for joining us for another Dreamweaver Stencils Thursday Dream Scheme.  This week we were given a color challenge from Dream Team member Kim.  We had to work with blue, brown and cream. These three colors are so pretty together. Here's what I did for the challenge.

 I chose to use Dreamweaver's Tall Vase stencil (LM196) as a starting point. Dry emboss the vase on cream cardstock, leave the stencil in place and brush some color around the edges of the embossed vase.  I used two colors of blue (Brilliance Sky Blue and Mediterranean Blue). With the vase stencil still on the embossed image, I added the Tree of Life stencil (LG690) over the vase, taped it down and applied Regular Embossing Paste (matte white) just on the part over the vase.  Remove and clean both stencils. When the paste is dry, place the vase stencil, then the tree stencil back over the design and brush brown ink (Brilliance Chocolate) over the paste. Use a craft knife to cut a small slit across the top of the vase and a guillotine cutter to cut some fine strips of brown paper for the branches in the vase. Use a larger stencil brush to rouge some brown ink around the edge of the background.  The "hello" stencil (LS96) was stenciled with the same two blues as the vase. Mount the vase layer onto brown cardstock, then two shades of blue.
Here's a close up of the vase:

I hope you've enjoyed today's challenge. Be sure to stop over at the DREAM it UP! blog and the other Dream Team member blogs to see what they came up with for this fun challenge!  You are always welcome to play along on the DREAM it UP! blog.

Happy Creating,
Louise

11 comments:

Cin said...

Fabulous card Louise! Love how you did the vase.

Wendy said...

Just fabulous Louise!!! Just fabulous!! Have a super day!!

Lynell Harlow / Dreamweaver Stencils said...

Louise...this is beautiful...I love these colors of blue and brown together. You've accomplished a great mix of shades and tones.

Marijane said...

Another lovely card by Louise! I like the way you layer/frame your images to create unique effects and this off-center frame is a great example. Good photography too, by the way.

Pam Hornschu said...

Ooooh, I want this vase for my house! Love the fine strips of cardstock for the branches. Just beautiful.

Lee Kellogg said...

Grrrreate! I like it Louise.

Kristi said...

Wow...just lovely.

Laura Drahozal said...

Very nice, as usual, Louise. You are very talented.

Deborah March said...

STUNNING Louise!

Louise said...

wow thanks for all you kind comments!

Terrece said...

Fantastic card! Love the wisps of dark brown in the vase. The way you assembled your matts draws the eye immediately to the vase. I love doing offset layers, it's out of the box, very difficult for some people to do. Love it!!