Thursday, April 16, 2015

Showers of Showers! Week 3

Ever use the expression, "When it rains, it pours"? This does not have to be a bad thing, does it? For the month of April, the Dream Team are featuring "Showers of Showers" as our theme. Our designers have so many choices with this theme, baby, wedding, rain...You'll definitely want to see what we come up with each week of April!

As usual, we'd love for you to play along. Just link your creation on the Dream It Up! blog for a chance to win the stencil of your choice...bonus chances for incorporating Dreamweaver and/or Stampendous in your design. Here's what I'm showering you with this week...

"Wishing you a ton of happiness!"
I just love this Dreamweaver  Sm Elephant stencil (LL3042). It makes a wonderful Baby Shower card and can be done in any color palette. I'm going to a Baby Shower this weekend and they know they are having a boy, so this was perfect timing for me! 

I've been preparing some class samples for a workshop I'm going to be doing for Door County Rubber Stamps in June and it just so happened that I had some left over paste that was perfect for the "Sludge technique" Elephant. Whenever you have left over paste that you have colored, save it to an empty paste jar (or any container that seals well). It will keep quite a while in the right container. Anyway...I had some left over blue (Regular Paste with Metallic FX Navajo Sky added), and matte copper (Regular Paste and Copper Paste mixed in equal amounts). Add alternating dollops of paste along the edge of your paste spreader (LM2010), swirl them together a little with the tip of a palette knife, then paste your image. Do I even have to tell you to save the left over! They turn out different each time. This one is a little more "stripey" than "marbley", but it worked great with the striped paper I chose. I can never throw left over paste away, so Sludge pasting is the perfect solution. Beautiful papers also help tie everything together, as does the fabulous ribbon from May Arts.

Our "A" wants to "shower" you with lots more ideas, so be sure to stop over and leave them a "shower" of comments!
Louise Healy

Happy Creating,
Louise

11 comments:

Dee Ann Matthews said...

Amazing combiation of colors that make the elephant terrific!

Lea said...

Love, love, love the cool effect on the elephant and that ribbon is luscious! Beautiful card, Louise, as always!

BurningRubber said...

I love the look you achieved! It looks like a patinad copper sheet on a roof. I think it couldn't have turned out more perfect.

Christine Kiehl said...

I love your take on this months challenge! Your so right!

Stampendous said...

So sweet and love the technique you used with the different pastes. The ribbon complements the stencil so well, and that caption for the card is adorable!

Lynell Harlow / Dreamweaver Stencils said...

"wishing you a ton of happiness"...such a cute sentiment and card Louise! The sludge paste is wonderful and the way you tied the ribbon with the little gold bow is adorable for a baby card!

barbara macaskill said...

This is absolutely gorgeous! LOVE the way you tied the ribbon also! TFS!

Tenia Nelson said...

So cute!!

Pam Hornschu said...

Love the paste mix on this. Amazing colors!

Cindy Groh said...

Your card is beautiful and perfect for a boy shower. I'm sure the mom to be will appreciate it.

JD/ Jill said...

Perfect baby shower card...Like the technique that you used...pretty card!