Monday, August 20, 2012

Christmas in August Hop!

All of this week, the Dream Team and the Woodware UK teams are celebrating the release of the new holiday designs from Dreamweaver Stencils. Of course, no celebration is complete without prizes...and there are some fabulous ones for those commenting on both sides of the "pond".
 Each team will be providing the opportunity to win four prize packages of stencil designs, perfect for the holidays. Just leave your comments each day on each players' post as well as the Dream It Up! and Woodware UK blogs, and the Dreamweaver and Woodware Facebook pages. Two random commentors will be chosen from the batch of weekday posts, one each from the DW and WW Facebook pages, and from the big hop on Saturday...from each side of the pond!* That's a total of eight prize packages up for grabs! Here's what you could win:

For my first post this week I chose the new Season of Joy stencil (LX7016). It has such a peaceful feel to it, the perfect message for the holidays!
This was created by first swiping Color Solutions Iceberg and Blue Velvet on glossy cardstock. Let that dry a little while then paste emboss the stencil with Glossy White Embossing Paste. When the paste is dry, use a clean qtip and some of the Thinner to soften the color in the "snow" area. Let that dry a minute or two, then use a paint brush or felt nibs to apply Color Solutions Noble Fir and Pine Bough on the trees,  and Darkest Brown (toned down with Thinner) on the animals and mountains. A touch of glue on the star sprinkled with Crystal glitter was the finishing touch.
Don't forget to leave me some holiday cheer as you move on to the other players for today, Monday, August 20th:
Remember to follow along with the challenges on the Dream It Up! and Woodware UK blogs for more prize opportunities, and more crafty inspiration, as well as "liking" DW and WW on Facebook.
*Winners selected must be from USA/Canada/UK only.

Happy Creating,
Louise

16 comments:

Dorothy said...

I love the way you have used the Color Solutions, showing off how great they are

Lynell Harlow / Dreamweaver Stencils said...

This is a stunning card Louise! I have had many people ask how this was done. Thanks for the description!

Joy H said...

Oooh, that is just stunning Louise! Thanks for the new techniques of putting the colour down first before you paste the stencil - never would have thought of that.

Suzanne C said...

Another beautiful card using the lovely stencil. Love that soft sky you created!

Jan Garber said...

I have to try this! What a gorgeous card!

Stephanie Lee said...

What an interesting technique with a beautiful result! I need to give it a try.

Terrece said...

Louise, this looks like an image you would see in the arctic at night. I LOVE IT!!

Melinda Gleissner said...

I really don't know what to say...besides this is breathtaking.

Pam Hornschu said...

This is soooo cool. I love that so many of us used the same stencil today, but all in different techniques! This is so beautiful, Louise!

Liz Martin said...

It's been said before . . . but this card is stunning! No other way to describe it.

Lea said...

This is just beautiful. I love the way you used all the different color solutions; your proficiency with them for shading is awesome.

Caroline D. said...

Beautiful card!! Thanks for the how-to... the technique has a wonderful watercolor look to it!

Lillian Child said...

So very lovely, Louise!

BurningRubber said...

Cute stencil.

scrappybetty said...

The Color solutions really make the card pop.

Laura Drahozal said...

Oh, another way to use that wonderful stencil! I really enjoy how you use the Color Solutions on the front AND back!