Thursday, June 11, 2015

Dreamweaver Thursday

It's Dreamweaver Thursday for the Stampdendous Design Team, and we're excited to bring you more projects to inspire you to try these great Dreamweaver products. It's Perfect Pets week for our team challenge this week, so I've combined Dreamweaver and the Perfect Pets theme along with some wonderful products from Faber-Castell.

We are also having a collaboration this week with the team from Faber-Castell - Design Memory Craft division, so be sure to check that out too over at the Stampendous Impressions Blog! There are prizes to be had!

Here's what I created for you today:


Due to severe allergies, there are no four legged pets in our house. But, we've had fish several times (you know why I have to say several times!), and used to put some big goldfish in our pond each summer. Used to...until the heron stopped by one day for lunch and punched a hole in our liner! We decided water lilies are pretty too.

To create the Koi and background, I used the Dreamweaver Koi stencil, LG613, the I Beams stencil, LX7028, with Regular Embossing Paste. After the paste was dry, I put the clean, dry stencil back over the design and colored with Faber-Castells beautiful PITT Pastel Pencils from the red/yellow set, blending the colors with a 1/4" stencil brush. I used the black from the neutrals set to add a little shading on the fish.

Be inspired by these team members too!



Happy Creating,
Louise

21 comments:

Diane said...

Beautifully stenciled...we have several "4-legged" friends and have never tried fish..afraid the kitties would maybe like them too much....LOL..lovely card!!

Kristine Reynolds said...

Love how this turned out!

Joi at RR said...

Oh dear - what a "fish" story - shame on that heron. Ugh. Well - your experience with fish shows in this card - it's lovely! j.

Lea said...

Gorgeous card, as usual! You always make the prettiest cards! Sorry to hear about your fish, I'm sure the heron thought he'd found the perfect sushi bar. Waterlilies are a lovely alternative!

Louise said...

Thanks, yes we had local cats too. But they mostly come for the birds! I have a cute kitty on my blog from yesterday, stop by and see that too!

Pam Hornschu said...

So beautifully colored, Louise! Love the story, too!

Judy said...

Your fish are very pretty. Love the intricate design you used around the card, matches your design perfectly. Thanks for sharing.

Amanda Rhodes said...

I love the fish & the layering!

Joan V said...

Beautiful card. I never think of stencils for my focus images. Hmmm,,, something new to try.

Carolina Kathy said...

Really like the card you created. Great technique to try! Thx for sharing.

Sue D said...

Fabulous. I like how you colored the Koi.
Sue in Ohio

Pam Beatty said...

Absolutely stunning! Love this card.

BurningRubber said...

This is awesome! Those stencils are both on my wish list, and even more now that I can see what you have done with them.

Suzi McKenzie said...

I adore this card, wonderful use of stencils, gorgeous colours too. Heron's seem to have a thing for Koi don't they, greedy birds lol!!

Michele Henderson said...

LOVE these fish! Beautiful card!

Lyn Bernatovich said...

Wonderful Asian feel!

TracyM #6773 said...

LOVE the design & colours of your EXOTIC card Louise, the shading on your Koi is BEAUTIFUL!!!

LChippy76 said...

C U T E & Adorable Fishies!!!

Jean said...

Love this!

Cathy Hanes said...

I'm SO excited to try stenciling!! What a change from the old time consuming dry embossing with brass stencils and a light!! Just LOVE what you're doing with stencils now!!

BethW said...

I definitely have to rethink how I use stencils. This is fabulous inspiration-your coloring is stunning.