Thursday, March 20, 2014

March Madness Week 3!

MAD I tell you! We're all going MAD! That is...MAD for Dreamweaver Stencils! Lol. Welcome to week 3 of our "March Madness" challenge! Anything goes, and the more outside-of-the-box, the better. This year, we're aiming to play with non-traditional challenges whenever possible. So, break out all of your I-never-quite-knew-what-to-do-with-these-products stash, look at your Dreamweaver stencils in a whole new creative light, and get crafting! Oh, and don't forget to link those creations to the linkytool on the Dream It Up! blog for one of THREE chances to win the stencil of your choice!

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This week I'm actually working "inside" the box instead of outside-the-box! Inside a shadow box that is! It is an 8" x 8" black shadow box that I created one year for Christmas time when I saw an idea on Pinterest for it. After Christmas was over, I decided it would be nice to change it to Valentine's, then Easter, Spring, Summer, get the idea. I decorate a background piece of decorative paper then add little do-dads to match the season, jingle bells, chocolate kisses, wooden eggs...etc. As one season comes out of the box the do-dads go in a baggie in a plastic bin and the background paper is moved behind the next season's background. That explanation was a little mad wasn't it! Here's what it looks like for Easter:

Here's how I did it:

  • The words were cut on my Cricut. 
  • To create my big eggs I used a piece of white cardstock (4 1/4" x 5 1/2") and laid the Plaid stencil (LX7002) on the cardstock 
  • used a 1/2" stencil brush to add the light pink
  • Cleaned the stencil, and turned the design so it went the opposite direction and taped it over the pink stripes
  • Used a palette knife and paste spreader to apply a coat of Matte Yellow Embossing Paste
  • Removed and cleaned the stencil and let the paste dry
  • Place the Egg stencil (LG670) over the plaid paper and used a dark pink marker to trace the opening of the egg 
  • Cut out the Egg and use the dark pink marker around the edge
  • The other beautiful egg is the Easter Egg stencil (LG685), dry embossed on white cardstock
  • Used small stencil brushes to add color to the embossed image
  • Cut out the egg shape and edged with a blue marker

Here's a close up of the eggs:

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Happy Creating,


Amante del Papel said...

is a fantastic box, love it!!!

Pam Hornschu said...

You are so stinking clever! I bet Ellie will love to see this. So fun and pretty!

Lyn B said...

Great 3d project Louise! I love both stenciled eggs and the overall fun feel of your project. Great idea to re-use the box and change up for special themes!

Laura Drahozal said...

I love that diorama! What a cute idea.

rose s. said...

cute, cute, cute! great diorama with the bunnies and eggs - it almost makes me believe spring will happen lol.