Thursday, September 15, 2011

Thursday Dream Scheme

Well, we definitely are having fall weather here now. The trees aren't changing yet, but I know they will be soon. I was in northern Minnesota this weekend and it was absolutely gorgeous weather, high 80's during the day, 60's at night. We were southwest of the boundary waters fire, so we didn't get the smoke, that headed east.
This week's Dreamweaver Stencils Thursday Dream Scheme is a colorway challenge given to us by fellow team member Lee Kellogg. We had to use gray and lime green in our creation this week. I chose the Ginger Jar (LG626) stencil with the Fan Pattern (LJ813) as the overlay. Here's what I came up with:

  • Dry emboss the jar on white linen cardstock, by hand or with a machine
  • With the stencil still over the embossed jar, use a 3/4" brush to add gray around the edges and top of the jar (I used Versafine Smokey Gray)
  • Leave the jar stencil in place and tape off the cover of the jar with removable tape
  • Put the Fan Pattern stencil on top of the jar stencil and tape in place
  • Mix  a small amount of Kiwi Metallic F/X (FX10) in a small amount of Glossy White Embossing Paste and apply over the jar using the new Paste Spreader (LM2010)
  • Remove and clean both stencils
  • When the paste has dried for 10 or 15 minutes, use a soft paint brush to apply more of the Kiwi Metallic F/X powder on the Fan pattern, this gives it a much shinier finish
  • Place the Fan Pattern stencil on a piece of gray cardstock and stencil with the large brush and Versafine Smokey Gray all around the edges of the card (it's easy to move the stencil and line back up the pattern as you go around the card)
  • Cut three 1/4" x 4 3/4" strips of lime green paper, and adhere them near the bottom of the card
  • Layer the Ginger jar on a piece of gray cardstock, then on lime green
  • Adhere to the background layer and you're finished!
Hope this inspires you to create  your own lime green/gray card this week! Check out all the other great ideas on the team's blogs, and don't miss the DREAM it UP! blog too!

Happy Creating,


scrappybetty said...

What an elegant card.The colors are great.

kristi said...

very lovely. You do the cleanest line cards and they are all so lovely. Great Job!

Wendy said...

This is beautiful Louise!! Great job on the color challenge!!

Lee Kellogg said...

Louise, you did a wonderful job on this card. I like how you carried the background to the foreground on the ginger pot.

Pam Hornschu said...

I love how the background uses the same stencil as the jar! Great tip about adding more F/X after it's dried some more. I'll have to remember that one.

Laura Drahozal said...

Beautiful, classy work as usual, Louise. Very nice.

Marijane said...

Another gorgeous card, Louise. What a subtle, beautiful color combination and the background carried out again on the vase is perfect.

SherylH said...

Beautiful -- love the use of the fan stencil on the jar.

Lynell Harlow / Dreamweaver Stencils said...

Louise...I like this and I am just did you add the extra f/x to the damp paste? Did you sprinkle it with the brush or was the paste dry enough to actually stencil on or did you have a fluffy brush that you pounced the f/x onto the paste? I would like to try this.

Louise said...

First I sprinkled fx on the wet paste like we do, then I waited about 10-15 minutes and used a soft paint brush (I think it was a 6) dipped it in the fx and VERY gently brushed it over the design (no stencil), there is enough of a skin on the paste by then to let you do this if you are careful and keep adding more powder to your brush. When it is completely dry, swiffer off the extra.