Thursday, July 14, 2011

Dream Scheme Thursday

Welcome to another Dream Scheme Thursday challenge sponsored by Dreamweaver Stencils. This week the design team was given a sketch challenge. Here's what it looks like:

I used  Dreamweaver's wonderful Bird of Paradise stencil (LR503). This stencil is a nice size to work with and looks great in a variety of techniques. Here's what I came up with today:

Start by taping the stencil to white cardstock, stencil with small brushes and pigment inks (I, of course used Brilliance Inks, they are so beautiful), making your color fairly dark. Remove and clean the stencil. Replace the clean, dry stencil back over the colored image, tape in place and apply Regular Embossing Paste (matte white), remove the stencil and immediately sprinkle with crystal glitter. As the paste dries, it absorbs some of the pigment ink for a beautiful pastel image. Deckle the edge when the paste is dry (about20 minutes) and mount on decorative papers.  I know a lot of people relate orange and black to Halloween, but I just love these two colors together, they are so striking! 
Stop over to the DREAM it UP! blog for another great creation, then on to the rest of the design team blogs for even more inspiration!
Happy Creating,
Louise

9 comments:

Wendy said...

Great job Louise!!! The stencils you chose are perfect!! I hope you have a great week and a fabulous time at CHA!

Lynell Harlow / Dreamweaver Stencils said...

Louise you really adhered to this week's sketch. That would be a lovely card to receive in the mail or for any occasion. That pastel technique is one that I would not have used with that stencil...but I LOVE it, thinking outside the box is a good thing.

Liz Martin said...

Beautiful card, Louise. I haven't used my Brilliance inks in a while and will have to get them out and give the pastel technique a try.

sommrstamping said...

Louise this is so pretty I love the pastel quality and the stencil was just right for this challenge. Great job have fun in Chicago.

Marijane said...

What a lovely card, and you're right about the colors of orange and black together. I think any bright color with black looks striking!

Laura Drahozal said...

Very classic, very elegant, very Louise. Good job.

Pam Hornschu said...

Gorgeous shade of orange on this. Definitely does NOT scream Halloween! Beautiful shimmer on the Bird of Paradise. Loving that background paper. Gotta love plaid.

Kristi said...

Love it Louise! I discovered color bleeds through some by accident a couple of years ago when thrying to "fix" something and LOVE it. This is beautiful.........Look forward to seeing you again!

Lee Kellogg said...

Very pretty and a technique that is new to me! Thank you