This marks the first EVER blog hop for the brand new Dreamweaver design team! The hop will run for three days...Friday, Saturday and Sunday, and we promise to show you the most delightful ways to use these créme de la créme metal stencils! In addition, each person to leave a comment on each designer's blog will have the opportunity to win:
~ one jar of embossing paste...again, YOUR choice
~ one pot of the brand new glittery yummy Metallic FX, YOUR choice
For this sympathy card, I simply paste embossed part of this sentiment stencil
directly onto a photo taken by a very talented friend of mine (who practices medicine to feed his creative habits). I used black matte embossing paste
for the sentiment. The photo (taken right here in Nova Scotia, in the Annapolis Valley) is so beautiful that the card really didn't need anything else as adornment.
This Christmas card uses two stencils as well. I used the outer border of this stencil (LJ 858)
. I stencilled it first with Tim Holtz Broken China Ink from Ranger
, and after it was completely dry, I repositioned the stencil and paste embossed over it with Translucent Embossing Paste,
then removed the stencil and immediately sprinkled clear glitter over the wet paste. Then I used just a part of this Vertical Ornaments stencil (LL 468)
, which is 3 3/4" by 2 3/4," embossed with gold embossing paste,
and again, immediately sprinkled gold glitter over the still wet paste.
This last project is a wooden tray I altered. I painted it first with ordinary black acrylic paint. Then I applied gold leafing to all outside borders, over adhesive. I let that settle a little, then sprayed it with Krylon Matte Finish Spray to protect it the leafing. Then I paste embossed just part of the very large "All That Jazz" stencil LJ 853
on the front and back tray edges with black matte embossing paste.
Finally, I stamped and gold embossed this sentiment rubber stamp from Quietfire Design
on the inside bottom of the tray.
I know it's difficult to see the stamped sentiment, but if you click on it, you'll see it much more clearly. These "Gentle Thoughts" stamps are manufactured from Suzanne Canon's beautiful hand calligraphy, over at Quietfire Design
. So, that's it for my part of the Dreamweaver blog hop. Now, for some VERY important information! So, that's it for my part of the Dreamweaver blog hop. Now, for some VERY important information!
BLOG CANDY... HOW TO GET IT!
For EACH time you comment on all the different blogs, you need to choose a different stencilfrom the Dreamweaver site right here as a favorite, your favorite paste and your favorite Metallic F/X color...just in case you win more than once! At the end of the three days,each member of the Dream Team will choose a random entry to win and post it on their site by midnight of the next day October 4. You may comment ONCE on each designer's blog. Duplicate entries will be deleted.
YET ONE MORE OPPORTUNITY FOR CANDY
If you'd like an additional entry, you're invited to sign up to be followers of the brand new Dream it Up Blog, right here.
Just toddle on over, sign up if you like, then be sure to post in the comments section over there that you've signed up. It's really important that you post a comment there so you're certain to get a second entry! So, with eleven designers, this gives you the potential of twenty-two chances to win! All winners will be selected by Random.org, and posted on each designer's blog by midnight Monday. Don't forget to include in your post: the stencil, paste, and Metallix FX powder you'd most like to win, and how you might use the stencil!Your next stop along the hop will be to visit Georgia's blog, right here
! Each time you hop along to another blog, you'll get the next site on the hop map. We all hope you'll play along all weekend with us.
I'm participating in the second Art Journey challenge
today too, with this card. Although the challenge isn't related to the blog hop, I usually try to fit all my postings for one particular day into the same space. The challenge (set by Godelieve) is to use tape. I used plumber's foil tape, dry embossed with a Cuttlebug border folder, painted it, then sanded it. I hoped it might mimic waves. :-) For the background, I did a watercolour wash with a couple of Ecoline Inks on watercolour paper, hoping to mimic the sea. I computer generated the sentiment. Isn't this sea urchins stamp just so utterly FABULOUS!? It's a brand new one from Art Journey in the Netherlands
, and it's so beautifully detailed that it stamps like a photo!
Thanks so much for stopping by again today. I LOVE reading what you think about what you see here, and I SO appreciate your taking the time visit and to comment! I wish you a wonderful weekend, doing whatever you love!