Thursday, June 16, 2011

More challenges!

Today's Dreamweaver team challenge is to use this sketch as a basis for a Father's Day card:

As many of us do, I find masculine cards a particular challenge to create, so for this one, I chose colours far away from those I usually use (lol). I used a beautiful Dreamweaver stencil with Glossy Black Embossing Paste, then sprinkled Metallic FX powders over the paste while it was still wet. I computer generated "Dad" because I don't have a "Dad" stamp, then I outlined each circle with Krylon 18 Kt Gold Leafing Ink.

Here's a closer look at the mottled effect of the powders:

CHA is coming up again, here are some of Dreamweaver's FUN new designs!

I've taught three Dreamweaver classes over at Carousel Rubber Stamps here in Nova Scotia recently. It's been SUCH FUN, introducing crafters to all we can do with Dreamweaver! We now have a dozen new addicts (lol).

Please do take a few minutes to stop by the other Dreamweaver designers' blogs...I always learn SO MUCH from their work!

The challenge for the Impression Obsession designers this week is "Hot fun in the sun." Well, must say, here in Nova Scotia, we sure haven't seen much of THAT recently. It's been rain, rain, and more rain, leaving our gardens looking beautifully lush, but I sure am looking forward to that sunshine! Three of my little grandsons are travelling from Ottawa next week to spend the whole summer with me here, so I decided I'd use a beachy theme on a card to send to the boys. I used this fun Ocean Fish stamp, stamped twice, cut out the base image, coloured and glittered it, then cut out the fish from the second stamp, glittered it and popped it up over the first one. I did the "bubbles"with a Viva Decor Pearl Pen. Have a look at all the wonderful sea-themed stamps Mitra has over at Impression Obsession!

Here's a close-up of some of the detail, with some tiny shells the boys and I picked up at the beach last summer:

For your chance to win $25.00 in stamps from Impression Obsession, check out the challenge guidelines right here. I hope you'll have a little time to see what the other designers have done for the "Hot Sun"challenge. Links to their blogs are on my sidebar on the right.

Playing in these card parties:
Created by Hand (circles and dots)
Sisterhood of Crafters (celebrating the man in your life)
Cute Card Thursday (birthstone colours)
Alphabet Challenge (F is for Father's Day)
One Stop (Father's Day)
Stamping 411 (colour challenge)

THANKS for visiting with me today!


Paula Whittaker said...

beautiful cards

sommrstamping said...

Deborah...I love the Father's day card. I love the technique of dropping the F/x powders into the glossy black paste, you never know exactly what your going to get in the end. I also love your impression obsession card it is another of my favorite companies. Summer has definately hit Northern Ca., Hope you have a great week.

Louise said...

Beautiful cards Deborah. This weeks sketch was a great challenge. Thanks!

Liz Martin said...

Masculine cards are out of my comfort range, too, Deborah. This one is gorgeous with the Midas touch!

Shirley said...

I think your fish is wonderful and I see you found the wonderful Viva Decor too. Did you know that there is actually a tutorial on how to make them like pear stickers. I love the sheen.

Merry said...

That Dad card is so striking and I love all the details on the underwater themed card.

Robyn said...

Fab stencil,love the contrast of dots and circles-and to see you here in the challenge!
Thanks for sharing with Created Byhand

Lynell Harlow / Dreamweaver Stencils said...

Such a great look for your sketch. The use of that quilt design with the layering is so cool Deborah! I never would have dreamed that would combine to be so graphic.

Art By Wanda said...

Hi Deborah!!! Both cards are wonderful!!! Love the effect with the black paste and spray!!!

Pam Hornschu said...

Great colors and unique stencil for the masculine card. The metallic f/x is fabulous! Your sketch was a good challenge this week!
Love your fishy card as well...especially the pearl "bubbles"!

Evette K. said...

WOW! Your fish card is stunning. I am so inspired to get out my fish stamps and attempt this one. Ty for sharing. All your cards and creations are really top notch gf. Keep it up!!

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Beautiful cards.

Wendy said...

Pure beauty my friend!! Great sketch this week. I hope you are well!!

Shannon White said...

Oh my goodness, Both cards are just Wonderful! Thanks for the inspiration!


Laura Drahozal said...

I really like how you layered the circle over the Hawaiian quilt stencil to create a completely different look! Very clever! I also love IO, so it was double fun to look at your blog. Cute fish!

Marja's Stamp Addiction en Marja's Creativity said...

Deborah beautiful Cards. But I love the Fatherday's card. Super.
Gr. Marja

Shar B said...

Cool cards! They are both great!