Welcome back to week two of our amazing collaboration between Ranger's Tim Holtz line of Distress Powders, and our beautiful Dreamweaver Stencils & Products! If you missed last week's event, start HERE.
Last week, we were totally blown away by the awesome response we received from those of you who hopped over from Tim Holtz's blog and the Ranger blog to check us out! We've been doing the "happy dance" ever since! Hopefully, you will continue to check us out, especially over the next few weeks as we continue our play-time in Tim's sandbox. (It is rather an appropriate metaphor considering the cool texture of his Distress Powders.)
Apparently, Tim and the wonderful people at Ranger were also excited by the response, and they've decided to "up the ante" in the form of an additional prize package(s) which will include TWELVE Distress Powders each, and a handful of Dreamweaver Stencils to go with! Wow! Just one teeny-tiny detail...to win one of these packages from their blog, you need to create something with Tim Holtz's Distress Powders and Dreamweaver Stencils and attach it to the inlinkz on the Ranger blog. Winners will be selected randomly. For more details, head over to the Ranger blog.
Once again, this week we are offering another fall prize package as shown here. Just leave us all some love as you visit, for an opportunity to be the one random winner we select. Curious as to who won from last week? It could be YOU! Visit the Dream It Up! blog for the announcement of the lucky commenter.
Here is what I had fun creating this week:
|Use the Dreamweaver Hawaiian soap to soap the back of|
LM295 Autumn stencil, use a large stencil brush to brush
away any flakes from the openings or surface of the stencil
|Cut a piece of Dreamweaver's double-sided mounting paper|
the size of the stencil and attach it to a mat of dark brown cardstock
|Remove the top piece of release paper and place the stencil, |
soap side down, on the sticky surface. Use the end of the large stencil brush
to tap the stencil firmly onto the sticky surface
|Choose some Distress Embossing powders, I used|
fired brick, spiced marmalade, scattered straw, peeled paint, and
a leftover combination of vintage photo and walnut stain from a previous project
|Use an angled straw to start layering your rainbow of colors|
|Here's what it will look like|
|Gently rub the embossing powders into the sticky paper with your finger|
|Brush off as much extra powder as you can|
|Turn the image face down on the table and carefully|
peel the paper off the stencil, making sure your stencil stays flat
|This now exposes the sticky paper in the background|
|Sprinkle Distress Embossing powder frayed burlap over the image|
|Gently rub it in and remove any excess powder|
|Repeat the soaping process on the back of |
LJ874 Fall borders stencil
|Place the stencil on a piece of double sided mounting paper that was |
attached to a brown mat and use a straw to start adding powders where you want them
|The straw lets you keep your powders just where you want them|
|Don't forget to rub the powders down a little each time|
|Turn it face down on the table|
|Peel the paper off the stencil|
|Sprinkle the background with frayed burlap, and heat set|
|I wanted a little more detail, so I put the stencil back over the image and used|
a small stencil brush and Distress Ink walnut stain to add a little shading here and there
|Then I used my Micron pen to do a little outlining and add some|
veins in the leaves, not a dark solid line, more of a hint of an outline, it really
gave it a lot more dimension
|Mount the Fall borders layer on a piece of Rusty Hinge, then use|
foam tape to pop the Autumn in the center, and add a small
bow made of twine to complete the Festively Fall look!
Aren't you excited to see what's next? Check out the Dream Team players for today:
You already know where to find Ranger's/Tim Holtz' products, but if you are having difficulty finding Dreamweaver, encourage your local stamp/paper-craft store to carry the line of fabulous stencil designs, pastes, and other products to mix with all of your stash of Tim's crafty goodness. You can also purchase our products on-line at Stencil with Style.
We'd love to see you come back regularly and play along with our monthly challenges (and more opportunities to win stencils) by linking your creations to the mr. linky on the Dream It Up! blog, or emailing pics of your creations to firstname.lastname@example.org. Since you're on the computer already, head on over and like us on Facebook as well. Just another location for dreamy and distressed inspiration!