Thursday, February 2, 2012

Dreamweaver February Challenge

Wow, I can't believe CHA is over and it's February already! I'm sorry I didn't post from the convention, but the hotel's network was down the whole time we were there, can you believe that!  But we had SOOOOO much fun and the Dream Team finally got to meet in person (all but poor Terrece, we missed you and hope you will be at the next show). We had a team dinner, and a little workshop to prepare us for what was going to happen on Monday during the Dreamweaver class. We had 50 people in class on Monday to learn all about embossing on metal, and working with the new Color Solution inks. I think everyone had a good time, I know I did! Here's a photo of Rebecca and Jennifer (they work for Lynell) getting the booth ready on Sunday morning.

We had a demo table to show various techniques, a make and take table where anyone who wanted could make a cute little teacup card using embossed metal and the Color Solutions inks. Magdalena Muldoon from MercArt USA joined us too, and demonstrated lots of techniques using stencils with metals. She is such an incredible artist!

But now it's time to get back to our Dreamweaver Stencils February challenge. This month the team is doing St. Patrick's Day/Green cards, meaning they can have either theme. I'm just not quite ready for St. Patrick's Day yet, and am crashing fast now that I'm home, so I decided to share a "green" card with you today. A while back Lynell released a stencil called Go Green (LX7000). This is something I created to represent a "green" card. You know the three R's right? Reduce, reuse, recycle (or something like that!).

This card was made from a page of a glossy Travel magazine that I was going to put in the recycle bin. I just tore out a pretty scenic page, embossed it with my Big Shot and the Go Green stencil,  and gently sanded it. You have to be careful because the magazine paper isn't as heavy as cardstock. Adhere the sanded image to the front of a card. I found another picture that worked with the background and mounted that on a blue mat and attached it to the front of my card. Voila! a "green card". (ok so this might be stretching the rules more than a little, but hey, rules are meant to be broken!) Here's another card I did with this stencil.

Now check out the rest of team blogs to see if they followed the rules or not!
 
Happy Creating,
Louise

9 comments:

Liz Martin said...

Very clever use of the go green/ reuse, reduce, recycle theme. I would have never thought to emboss a magazine page, but I'm going to give it a try now!

sommrstamping said...

Louise I love both your Green cards. Very nice use of the 3 R's. It was so much fun meeting you and the rest of the team, and I'm glad you enjoyed the goodies.

Lynell Harlow / Dreamweaver Stencils said...

I am so glad you thought to post those two cards...my thoughts exactly when I put forth the Go Green or Go Brah challenge on my blog today. Again that kindred spirit thing going on Louise...they are going to have to call us Anne (with an "e") and Diana! LOL!

Lee Kellogg said...

FUn1 I do like the re-use of the paper bag and the Hawaii themed one is perfect for this time of year.

Kristi said...

great job Louise and so great to see you and thank you in person. Your cards are great and love the the photos of the girls! Awesome!

Cherylynn said...

Wow, great take on the green theme! Now I have to think of a "green" project to make this month! Gee thanks, for adding yet another challenge to my plate!!!

Pam Hornschu said...

There goes Louise, stretching the rules again! LOL. Love both of these, especially the white-washed appearance on the background of the first card. On the second card, is that an Asian coin, or a washer?

Louise said...

It's an old rusty washer. I have trouble throwing things away!

Louise said...

It's an old rusty washer. I have trouble throwing things away!