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Thursday, April 3, 2014

Dreamweaver Stencils and Mixed Media

It's a great month and it comes with an exciting announcement. I am thrilled to be this month's guest designer with Dreamweaver Stencils

There will be a theme to my posts with the "April Inspirations" challenge from Dreamweaver StencilsEach team member and myself will post what inspires us in our creative life...maybe a Pinterest pic, a magazine pic, a quote, a book, a place, an artist, a crafter friend...along with our creation. We are hoping that you will feel inspired as well, and link your projects (and inspiration) to the inlinkz tool on the Dream It Up! blog. 

I would love to say that I have a favorite Pin Board or a go-to crafter for my inspiration today, but I almost always get my inspiration from the tools and supplies I'm about to use. There must be a little tickle when I see something that generates the design. Meet my gecko in the Rain Floor.

Here's a close-up of my little gecko gal.

All the paper has been colored with the use of my stack of monoprint paper made with the Creative Palette Plate and acrylic paint.

Check out what the "A" team has been inspired by for this week...

Stencils: LS 39 Gecko (Dreamweaver Stencils)
Dies: DM2001 Petite Fern, DD003 Leafy Branch and DD002 Monstera Leaf (Dreamweaver Stencils)
Paste and Powder: DMBP Matte Black Paste (Paste and Acrylic Page), FX03 Pink Poppy Powder, FX19 Wedgewood (MetallicFX Mica Powders Page)
Paper: Black, white sulphite (Pacon)
Ink: Acrylic Paints (DecoArts), .8 Black india ink pen (PITT, Faber-Castell)
Accessories: Creative Palette (Stampendous)

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  1. This has such a beautiful rain forest appeal Janelle! Love the variegated greens and your little gecko crawling around! The leaf dies are just fabulous!

  2. This is so cute and creative! I must put that stencil on my wish list...I have a friend who I know would like a card made with that stencil...thanks for sharing...and Congrats on being a guest designer this month.

  3. What a fun creation Janelle! Great "jungle feel" to it! Thanks for joining us this month.

  4. Love the look of all the dimension you have achieved with this awesome creation. The colors are amazing and the texture is out of this world beautiful.

  5. So perfect for our upcoming trip to Hawaii! Love those little geckos and the tropical foliage always brings back fond memories of my years growing up in the tropics. Great card!

  6. I have a real soft spot for geckos and this card really captures the feel of the tropics and rainforest. just beautiful.

  7. This is wonderful, Janelle! I know just what you mean by being inspired by the products that you're working with!

  8. wow is a really amazing job, the texture in your card are awesome!

  9. That little guy/girl is a stunner...love the background and the surrounding foliage really makes it come together for the rainforest ambiance. You've inspired me today. Thank you!

  10. Janelle, this is really cool! Great colors and design. Tickled that your our guest designer this month!

  11. This looks like a real floor, with a real gecko on it, surrounded by real leaves - wow!
    A brilliant creation.

  12. That gecko is just amazing! I love the color choices!

  13. Incredible. The Gecko is one of my favorite stencils. I love what you did with him. Thank you for the inspiration!

  14. I love dies and am so inspired to see that you used 3 of them here. They all go together so well, thanks.

  15. Oh I love geckos. Congrats on being guest designer


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