Thursday, April 26, 2012

April...Brings May Flowers

Our Dreamweaver Stencils April challenge is almost over. You have until Monday, April 30th to submit your creations on Mr. Linky on the DREAM it UP! blog, or by emailing a photo directly to Lynell at Our theme this month was April...Brings May Flowers. We've seen a lot of beautiful floral creations this month by all the team members, plus several people have joined our challenge.
This week I chose a more tropical image rather than a spring image. This one just says "Hawaiian vacation!". Don't you agree?

This is an older design called Heliconia (LL358). It is a beautiful version of this fabulous plant. Here are the simple steps to create this card:
  • Dry emboss the Heliconia on white cardstock
  • With the stencil still in place, use small stencil brushes to add color to the image
  • I used Memento Tangelo, Lady Bug, and Rhubarb Stalk on the flower and Brilliance Thyme and Ivy on the leaves
  • Remove the stencil and use the green brush to add some green around the edges
  • Tape the Friends (LM210) stencil to the front of an orange card near the right side (I taped over the "S" for this card)
  • Apply Glossy Black Embossing Paste
  • Remove and clean the stencil, let the paste dry
  • Layer the flower image on a small black mat
  • Use foam tape to layer the flower onto a deeper orange layer matted in black
  • Add two brads
  • Mount it to the front of the card
  • Send it to a good friend with a nice note inside!
Be sure to hop over to the other team member blogs to see what they've created this week.

Happy Creating,


Sandi said...

This is beautiful and oh that color, hugs

Jessie said...

I LOVE this card! Your colours are so vibrant, that it makes me want to be bolder in my own colouring! Once again, you inspire me!

Liz Martin said...

Your shading on the flower and leaves really brings the image to life. It's beautiful!

Pam Hornschu said...

So lush and gorgeous, Louise! Love the colors and layers! Think this one needs to go up on the FB page.

Lynell Harlow / Dreamweaver Stencils said...

Louise, this is fabulous! Love, love love the colorful stenciling you have done.

scrappybetty said...

Aloha is the feeling of your card. It makes me homesick for the Islands.

sommrstamping said...

Louise .. we were on the same wave length, as far as colors goes. And yes our card does say Hawaiin Vacation, wish that was in my future. LOL

kristi said...

Again, you do such clean and wonderful cards. You are so good! and love the colors!!!!

Wendy said...

What beautiful colors Louise!!! Beautiful!!! I hope you have a great weekend!