Thursday, February 9, 2012

February Dreamweaver Challenge

Welcome to this week's Dreamweaver Stencil Thursday Challenge. The Dream Team has been given the challenge this month to create either St. Patrick's Day cards or "green themed" cards. You are always welcome to play along with us as many times as you would like during the month. Last month EVERYONE won a prize because we only had a few people join our challenge. Here are the two stencils that will be given away at the end of the February challenge.

 

Both the  Cherry Blossom Crest (LL490) and the Long Lilies (LL542) are so beautiful! Just go to Lynell's blog, DREAM it UP!, and add your link in Mr. Linky, then leave a comment.
Last week I shared a "green" card with you using recycled materials, so this week I decided to switch to the St. Patrick's Day  theme of the challenge. Here's what I created:


It is very easy, which is good because I usually make about 30 cards (I come from a very large family!). I started by taping the Clover stencil (LS58) to white cardstock with painters tape. Turn it over to the back and dry emboss it using a stylus, I did the edge of the stencil as well. Turn it back over and remove the stencil from the paper. When I did this the tape stuck a little and pulled up some of my paper, but I decided to go ahead and color it anyway. I used a 1/2" stencil brush and Brilliance Thyme ink to sweep color over the design from all four sides (Striae technique). I really liked how the torn part of the paper came out, it looks like there is mulberry paper behind the image! I put the Clover back on then added the  Cathederal Windows small stencil over that and used the brush to add more ink to create a design on the clover.  The strip at the bottom was just white cardstock colored with the Thyme ink through the Cathederal Windows stencil.

Now check out the rest of team blogs to see what they created this week!


 
Happy Creating,
Louise 

10 comments:

Lynell Harlow / Dreamweaver Stencils said...

Wow, you wouldn't think that little shamrock could be layered with a background, but that little quatrefoil stencil is perfect Louise!

Pam Hornschu said...

The shamrock with the pattern is so cool. Love how the torn area took the ink...unique and artsy!

kristi said...

so cool how you used the focal point of the shamrock. Great card

scrappybetty said...

Great card.

Laura Drahozal said...

Nice layering! Very pretty!

Terrece said...

You are right the torn edge does look like mulberry paper. I have to get the clover stencil. Didn't think to put a different pattern inside it. Love the card!

Lee Kellogg said...

Louise, a wonderful and simple card. I like the mixing of the stencils and how you bring it together.

Liz Martin said...

Clean and simple - my favorite style. And the small cathedral windows stencil really makes the clover stand out.

Wendy said...

This is fabulous!!! LOVE IT!

Scrappychick said...

The torn part of the paper really makes the card! Don't you love happy accidents??