Thursday, October 27, 2011

Dreamweaver Thursday Dream Scheme

Welcome to Thursday Dream Scheme sponsored by Dreamweaver Stencils. This week the Dream Team has been given a sketch challenge created by fellow team member Kim Parkinson. Here's the sketch

And here's what I came up with for the sketch:

I just love the new backgrounds, they add such texture and dimension to your creations.  They emboss great through a personal die cut machine, which I did with the Opto Checkerboard (LJ915) and Triangle Weave (LJ912) stencils. After embossing, use a 1/2" stencil brush to add color to the embossed designs. The Hot Air Balloon (LL3003) was paste embossed with Dreamweaver Embossing Paste (white matte paste) on a small checkered patterned cardstock. When the paste dries, put the stencil back over the paste and use small stencil brushes to color the balloon. Cut out the balloon, mount it onto black cardstock using foam tape then cut out around the balloon.  Cut the backgrounds into strips and mount on black cardstock then on checkered cardstock that matches the balloon. Add the balloon to finish it off. Lots of patterns, lots of color, but they create a fun, upbeat card.
Enjoy more creations at the other designers' blogs and at the DREAM it UP! blog too!
Happy Creating,
Louise

7 comments:

scrappybetty said...

I feel like I'm in the southwest for the Balloon Festival. Great background.

Liz Martin said...

I agree, Deborah. The background stencils are so much fun to work with. The possibilities are endless. And your use of colors and patterns is perfect. Love the warm, sunny feeling.

Lynell Harlow / Dreamweaver Stencils said...

Louise, I love your background done with the striƩ technique. This is such a warm card and the black around the edges really make everything POP!

Pam Hornschu said...

Ooooh. I think this is my favorite card that anyone has done using the balloon! Love the colors, the textures and patterns, and that you did the balloon on that checked pattern...almost looks cross-stitched.

Lee Kellogg said...

Amazing! A wonderful combo. I concur with Pam about the checked background paper for the balloon!

Wendy said...

WOW, WOW, WOW Louise!! This is really stunning!! Great job!

Kristi said...

very very very cool. Love the texture! can always count on you for something amazing!