Thursday, April 17, 2014

Dream It Up with this months Inspirations Challenge

My inspiration is from this wonderful little Dreamweaver Stencil flower called Plumeria Crest. The fact that I have never seen a plumeria in real life almost makes this flower more intriguing to me. It's a favorite flower of mine. (Here's a photo of this beautiful flower.)

Now here is what I've created for today!

I started this colorful panel with the Pop Rectangle die and sponged Shabby Shutters and Shaded Lilac onto white cardstock. Then I added the Plumeria Crest with Pink Persimmon and let some of my sponging fall off the outside of the stencil edge. I liked the extra spot of color to go with the flowers.

The rest is just dressing with black paneled on both sides of the stenciled piece and some gray embellishments with a single shiny pennant.

Now let's see how the inspirations fell through Dreamweaver Stencils with the design team and some new members to the team. 
and the Dreamweaver Team "newbies":

Stencils: LS45 Plumeria Crest (Dreamweaver Stencils), LJ929 Pop Rectangles (Dreamweaver Stencils)
Paper: Pewter (Wausau), White (Neenah), Black (Hobby Lobby)
Ink: Pink Persimmons, Shutters, Shaded Lilac (Tim Holtz Distress Ink)
Accessories: ribbon, twine, heart pendant, sponge

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Monday, April 14, 2014

Robots are Awesome Dare

Are you in agreement that spring is showing up in a tiny little way? It's slowly showing all around our yard. Little leaf buds, flowers and our grass! Whoa, that's one thing that didn't stay asleep for very long. It's amazing what a little organic fertilizer and a few weeks of rain will do.

In honor of spring (in a few regions in North America) the Diva's dare you to a spring like challenge. You can find out all about it on the Verve blog, including deadlines and details. Just jump in and have some fun with the theme, "Little Things" - create a baby or kid themed card.

Here are the Copic® colors for you.

Stamps: Birthday Bots and Geared Up (Verve Stamps)
Paper: The Escape (Little Yellow Bicycle), white (Neenah)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Memento, Tsukineko), Copic markers, Black felt marker (Le Pen, Marvy)
Accessories: Metal Mix Sequins (Verve Stamps), washi tape

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Thursday, April 10, 2014

Copper DREAMweaver Inspiration

Dream It Up! Thursday is here and the inspiration for my project today came full circle. The Dreamweaver Team, and myself are sharing what inspires them when they create. We would love for you to join along and link your projects (and inspiration) to the inlinkz tool on the Dream It Up! blog

I get inspired by the product almost always and today project was inspired by Dreamweaver Stencils Metallic Copper Embossing Paste. In all comical sense I thought I'd better try and make a little more effort for my inspiration so I went to Pinterest and found this image in a few places.

Copper Penny Floor credit: Interiorholic
And so we end the inspiration circle with my project today.

See Supplies Details at the bottom of this post for links to Dreamweaver Products.
Here's how I made it.
I started on some kraft paper and embossed the Pop Rectangles with Matte Black Embossing Paste and set it aside to dry. I embossed the sentiment with Small Thanks and Metallic Copper Embossing Paste.

As soon as the Black Matte Embossing Paste was dry I went over it with the Metallic Copper Paste using the dried paste as my stencil edge. For a completed look and to cover any metallic paste I went back over the Black Matte with a second layer.

That's it and it was pretty simple to put together. As I mentioned before, my inspiration went full circle. As I was adding the product image to this post I couldn't help but notice that the label also has resemblance to my finished card. I guess we'll never really know where the inspiration came from, right?

Now it's time to follow the list of links below for some more inspiration. Have fun!

Janelle Stollfus

Stencils: LS 1006 Small Thanks, LJ929 Pop Rectangles (Dreamweaver Stencils)
Pastes and Powders: Metallic Copper and Matte Black Embossing Paste (Dreamweaver Stencils) 
Paper: Black, Kraft and Rust paper (unknown)
Ink: NA
Accessories: glue, Palette knife (Dreamweaver Stencils)

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