Thursday, May 21, 2015

Dreamweaver Thursday

Happy Thursday and welcome Dreamweaver at Stampendous day! This week our overall theme has been "Picnic Fun". While my card today isn't all that "pic-nicky", it does remind me of beautiful summer gardens filled with colorful blossoms. (That's my take, and I'm stickin' to it!). Just pretend you're having your afternoon tea in a lovely, peaceful garden...aahhh, sounds perfect! Tea in a garden would be a wonderful picnic.
"Summer Garden"
How to do the Faux Cross-stitch Technique:
  • Dry emboss the Shasta Flower Trio stencil (LL3031) on white cardstock (either by hand, or through a machine)
  • Leave the stencil over the embossed image and use small stencil brushes to brush a LIGHT coat of color into the design (let me repeat that in case you didn't catch that...A LIGHT COAT!)
  • Lay a piece of screen over the stencil and tape down at the top
  • Continue adding more color to the different areas making sure to hold the screen tight against the surface. You can lift the edge of the screen to see where you may need more color
  • Don't forget to use your Picasso tool if you need it to help keep colors where they belong
  • Remove the screen, shade at edges a little more if you want, then remove the stencil

Don't miss the rest of the team posts for today. Here's a link to Pam's blog where you can find the whole list!

Happy Creating,


Lyn Bernatovich said...

So pretty and summery Louise! Love your colors.

Dee Ann Matthews said...

Great celebration of summer with a beautiful flower.

BurningRubber said...

I LOVE this card! The coloring is so awesome! It looks perfect on this stencil.

Kristine Reynolds said...

So pretty! Love the texture

Stampendous said...

Gorgeous! Love the faux cross-stitch technique and even more on the Shasta Flower stencil. Thank you for sharing today!

Pam Hornschu said...

You are such an expert with the Faux Cross Stitch technique. Love this color combo!