Thursday, October 25, 2012

Festively Distressed Fall Week 2!

Welcome back to week two of our amazing collaboration between Ranger's Tim Holtz line of Distress Powders, and our beautiful Dreamweaver Stencils & Products! If you missed last week's event, start HERE.

Last week, we were totally blown away by the awesome response we received from those of you who hopped over from Tim Holtz's blog and the Ranger blog to check us out! We've been doing the "happy dance" ever since! Hopefully, you will continue to check us out, especially over the next few weeks as we continue our play-time in Tim's sandbox. (It is rather an appropriate metaphor considering the cool texture of his Distress Powders.)

Apparently, Tim and the wonderful people at Ranger were also excited by the response, and they've decided to "up the ante" in the form of an additional prize package(s) which will include TWELVE Distress Powders each, and a handful of Dreamweaver Stencils to go with! Wow! Just one teeny-tiny win one of these packages from their blog, you need to create something with Tim Holtz's Distress Powders and Dreamweaver Stencils and attach it to the inlinkz on the Ranger blog. Winners will be selected randomly. For more details, head over to the Ranger blog.

Once again, this week we are offering another fall prize package as shown here. Just leave us all some love as you visit, for an opportunity to be the one random winner we select. Curious as to who won from last week? It could be YOU! Visit the Dream It Up! blog for the announcement of the lucky commenter.

Here is what I had fun creating this week:

Use the Dreamweaver Hawaiian soap to soap the back of
LM295 Autumn stencil, use a large stencil brush to brush
away any flakes from the openings or surface of the stencil

Cut a piece of Dreamweaver's double-sided mounting paper
the size of the stencil and attach it to a mat of dark brown cardstock

Remove the top piece of release paper and place the stencil,
soap side down, on the sticky surface. Use the end of the large stencil brush
to tap the stencil firmly onto the sticky surface 

Choose some Distress Embossing powders, I used
fired brick, spiced marmalade, scattered straw, peeled paint, and
a leftover combination of vintage photo and walnut stain from a previous project

Use an angled straw to start layering your rainbow of colors

Here's what it will look like

Gently rub the embossing powders into the sticky paper with your finger

Brush off as much extra powder as you can

Turn the image face down on the table and carefully
peel the paper off the stencil, making sure your stencil stays flat

This now exposes the sticky paper in the background

Sprinkle Distress Embossing powder frayed burlap over the image

Gently rub it in and remove any excess powder

Heat set

Repeat the soaping process on the back of
LJ874 Fall borders stencil

Place the stencil on a piece of double sided mounting paper that was
attached to a brown mat and use a straw to start adding powders where you want them

The straw lets you keep your powders just where you want them

Don't forget to rub the powders down a little each time

I first put two shades of brown on the acorns (walnut stain in the caps
and the mix in the acorn) then sprinkled the leaves with a leftover mix
of fired brick, spiced marmalade and scattered straw that I had from a
class I taught last week (I can never just throw it away, it's still fine!)

Turn it face down on the table

Peel the paper off the stencil

Sprinkle the background with frayed burlap, and heat set

I wanted a little more detail, so I put the stencil back over the image and used
a small stencil brush and Distress Ink walnut stain to add a little shading here and there

Then I used my Micron pen to do a little outlining and add some
veins in the leaves, not a dark solid line, more of a hint of an outline, it really
gave it a lot more dimension

Mount the Fall borders layer on a piece of Rusty Hinge, then use
foam tape to pop the Autumn in the center, and add a small
bow made of twine to complete the Festively Fall look!
Pictures never do justice to our creations. I wish you could see and feel this in person, the frayed burlap in the background is just the perfect color to compliment the other fall colors on the cards. Oh well, you'll have to take my word for it!

Aren't you excited to see what's next? Check out the Dream Team players for today:

You already know where to find Ranger's/Tim Holtz' products, but if you are having difficulty finding Dreamweaver, encourage your local stamp/paper-craft store to carry the line of fabulous stencil designs, pastes, and other products to mix with all of your stash of Tim's crafty goodness. You can also purchase our products on-line at Stencil with Style.

We'd love to see you come back regularly and play along with our monthly challenges (and more opportunities to win stencils) by linking your creations to the mr. linky on the Dream It Up! blog, or emailing pics of your creations to Since you're on the computer already, head on over and like us on Facebook as well. Just another location for dreamy and distressed inspiration!
Happy Creating,


Wendy said...

Great job Louise!!! I am in love with your layered Autumn. Not only is it Fall like, it is also very Reggae'!!!

Wendy said...

Great job Louise!!! I am in love with your layered Autumn. Not only is it Fall like, it is also very Reggae'!!!

sommrstamping said...

Louise ... as usual you have inspired me with this beautiful card. I love the way you used the colors, very festively fall.

Pam Hornschu said...

Great visual on the steps for this card. Love the ombre effect on the word "Autumm".

Lee Kellogg said...

Most excellent!

Dawn Louise said...

Wow, I'm impressed, worth all the work, love how you've gone back with stencil and ink to add shading, I'd never have thought to do that, so thank you, x gosh I'm picking up some great tips and techniques today x

Larissa Heskett said...

OMG!! This is AWESOME!! I LOVE the rainbow Sentiment and the way you layered that with the pumpkins and the leaves!! Such a FUN look!! THANKS for sharing this GREAT Technique and have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

Joy H said...

Love your multi-coloured Autumn as well as the detailed colours of your pumpkin and leaves - your step-by-step was also great Louise and easy to follow.Now I just need to find a store here that has the powders!

Laura Drahozal said...

What a very lovely autumn card! Great job on the multiple colors!

Lynell Harlow / Dreamweaver Stencils said...

Oh, that is beautiful! The variegated "Autumn" is so effective!

JD said...

Beautiful Autumn card...great tutorial...

Kristi said...

amazing card this week as always, but has that great WOW factor!

Dana D. said...

I love seeing what you create. Always beautiful. You are so talented.

Nan G said...

Awesome! Wish had distress embossing powders...maybe I'll win them.

Caroline D. said...

Super Gorgeous!! Thanks for explaining the steps to create it

Pati said...

Very pretty! Thanks for the photo tutorial!