Thursday, November 3, 2011

Thursday Dream Scheme

WOW! It's hard to believe it's November already. The weather here has been incredibly mild and sunny, which has been just delightful, but it really makes you wonder what's in store for winter! Hope everyone in the northeast is surviving the snow storm and that your electricity is back!
This week's Dreamweaver Stencils Thursday Dream Scheme challenge came to us from fellow team member Deborah March. We were given a colorway this week to use black and white.  I knew right away the look I wanted to create, then it was a matter of finding just the right stencil. Here's what I came up with this week:

Glossy Black and Glossy White Embossing Pastes were the obvious choice for my project, and the Crested Mum stencil (LL582) worked out great for the focal point image. Simply paste emboss the image on a square piece of black cardstock using the Glossy White EP, then on a square piece of white cardstock using the Glossy Black EP. When both images are completely dry cut each image in quarters, but try to make sure you cut both colors the same way. Cut two black and two white squares that are 1/4" larger than the image pieces. Adhere each piece of the Crested Mum to the opposite color matte, aligning the image so only two sides have a border. Tape them down to a slightly larger square white cardstock, then trim each side to even them all up. Go around the edge with a black marker. Emboss two pieces of white cardstock through a die cut machine using the Herringbone stencil (LJ914). Trim along one side of each Herringbone image to fit the front of a 5 1/2" x 5 1/2" card.  Use black ribbon to cover the seam. Cut a black and a white square mat to center on the card, then use foam tape to mount the Crested Mum to the center of the card.  This technique actually gives you the images for two cards, which is always great.
Black and white images are so crisp and clean, and great for many occasions. Be sure to check out more black and white ideas at the DREAM it UP! blog and at the other team member blogs. Take special note of Lynell's posting for new Dream Team Members, click here to go directly to that post for all the info on how to join this great team.
Here's another sample using the same technique, but only cutting the images in half:

I'll be teaching at Stampology Chicago on Saturday, November 12th. Click here to see the samples and class information.
Happy Creating,
Louise

9 comments:

Liz Martin said...

These are both beautiful, Louise. The stencils are elegant and a perfect match for this color challenge. And getting two cards for the work of one - can't get any better than that!

Pam Hornschu said...

Lol. You and I tend to think alike! I always love splitting the images! These are sooooo gorgeous, Louise! These should be framed as art.

Lee Kellogg said...

Even more fun! Excellent work Louise

Lynell Harlow / Dreamweaver Stencils said...

Elegantly done...that white and black is striking! What a great way of presenting this colorway challenge.

Kristi said...

Very beuatiful. Everything you do is so clean and crisp and stricking! Great job

Laura Drahozal said...

Very cool graphic choices, Louise. Beautiful and elegant work, as always.

sommrstamping said...

Louise love the positive/ negative thing you have going on here. As usual you did a fabulous job.

Terrece said...

Really love the look of both your cards. I like the 1/2 & 1/2 cards. Hadn't thought to do an image in quarters. Great thinking!!

Wendy said...

Both if your cards are fabulous!!! Great job Louise!