Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Thursday's Dream Scheme

"Wait!" you say, "it's only Wednesday." You're right, of course. This week we are starting our Thursday Dream Scheme challenge on Wednesday because Dreamweaver Stencils is sponsoring this week's Cardabilities weekly sketch challenge. The Dream Team was challenged to combine the sketch challenge from Cardabilities with our challenge of the week which was a colorway challenge using turquoise, dark brown, kraft or neutral.
Here's the sketch challenge from Cardabilities:

Here's my take on our combined challenges:

This is part of the darling new Owl Pair (LL3013) stencil being released this week at CHA. I punched the circle out of Kraft cardstock first, then taped the stencil down so just the smaller owl was on the circle. Applied Matte Black Embossing Paste, removed the stencil and let the paste sit for about 10 minutes. Using a soft paint brush, I pick up small amounts of Dreamweaver's Metallic F/X powders and "colored" on the black paste (I used Cocoa, Gold Dust, Amber Glow, and Kiwi), except the eyes, I left those black. "Hoot" is from the new Bird song (LG734) stencil. Again, Matte Black EP on Kraft cardstock, colored with Cocoa F/X when almost dry. The design across the top of the card was done with the Petals Background stencil (LJ899), a 1/2" stencil brush and Brilliance Pearlescent Chocolate ink. Everyone knows I don't like the white edges that show when you cut some papers, so I used a COPIC Sketch marker (E27 Africano) to color the edge of the turquoise background paper, the Kraft strip across the center of the card, the small scalloped circle and the Hoot. Highlight the Petals Background with some turquoise gems, pop the little owl with foam tape and you've got a great card to send for any occasion!

Now it's your turn! Click on over to the Cardabilities blog for all the details, and don't forget to check out all the Dream Team creations by clicking on their names down the left side of my blog. As always, don't forget to check out the DREAM it UP! blog too!

Happy Creating,



Liz Martin said...

He's so cute. And the bling lends just the right touch. I think I might paste up a batch of owls today!

Lynell Harlow / Dreamweaver Stencils said...

Oh, Louise, he is sooo darling! And yes those little turquoise crystals are a great embellishment. THinking of you safe!

Deborah March said...

Aaahhh, so CUTE Louise! Love that little owl!

Laura Drahozal said...

I really like what you did with this, Louise. I keep forgetting that I can use the Metallic FX in that way with the black matte paste. I really like the addition of the bling, too.

Kristi said...

te he he...we both used the owl this week! I love that stencil!!! Great Card