Sunday, October 3, 2010

DREAMWEAVERS Stencil's Blog Hop!!! It's finally my turn!!! Yeah!!!

I am so glad that October 3rd FINALLY arrived. Today is the final day of our Dreamweaver Stencil Dream Team Blog Hop. I don't know if you have heard all the hype....but there are some great chances to win wonderful Dreamweaver Stencils, Embossing Paste and FX powders...All your choice!!! Click on these links and pick out your favorite!!!

If you arrived from the amazing stylings of Terrece....you are in the right place!!

Now a bit about my projects....

The background for the card was made with using White Pearl (Coredinations) card stock, Glossy Green Embossing paste and the Holly Swirl (LF 896) stencil. Once it was dry, I placed the Christmas Script (LL3009) stencil on the center of the cardstock, used Metallic Silver Embossing Paste to emboss the text.
Once all the embossing paste was dry (two hours total dry time), I placed the Holly Swirl stencil back on the embossed images. Using a Jumbo Sponge dauber, I "daubed" Versamark all over the image and used Kimono Red & Ivy Garden Metallic FX powder. I did the same technique with the Christmas Script stencil. I used Moonstone Metallic FX on the Christmas text.

Next....this was a fun one. I totally stepped out of my comfy card comfort zone!!

A fun Christmas ornament!! This is not a fib....I haven't made a handmade Christmas ornament since elementary school art class. All the years papercrafting, I have just stuck to what I though I was good at. As a matter of fact, this project started off as a card, BUT....I changed my mind. Here is how I did it....

I bought this amazing cardstock at a great scrapbooking store on Maui...it is perfect for Dreamweavers beautiful embossing pastes.
I started with green shimmery cardstock and embossed with Round Doily (LG 655) and Metallic Gold Embossing Pastes. I repeated the last step five more times on Scarlet Pearl Coredinations cardstock and let them dry (two hours). Once the paste was dry, using an xacto knife, I cut around the edge of each stencil.
I scored and folded each Round Doily in half. Keeping all the doilies folded, I glued them all together.
At this time, the first green doily stencil was just hangin out waiting for me. I knew right away that this stencil needed it's new best friend, the Spellbinder Lotus Pendant die. In the center of the Lotus die, I embossed Merry Christmas (LL386) on vellum and added a few small red rhinestones I attached these two cuties together and CHA CHING....my first Christmas ornament!

Alright....back to cards.....

These next two cards are a first for me. I am one of those people that use stamps with stamps, dye ink with dye ink, alcohol ink with alcohol ink....You are getting the picture. I am way too organized. I don't mix and match and after making these next two cards....I am mad at myself for not using stencils with stamps, stamps with stencils... whatever... I realized that Dreamweaver Stencils have a use in ALL crafting projects.

Here is what I did.....


With these last two cards, I embossed two backgrounds with the same stencil, Fan Pattern (LJ813), Glossy Black and Pearle scent Embossing Paste.
I used some more of that awesome black shimmery cardstock and embossed the stencil with Pearle scent Paste...can you see how it make the paste look silver....it is just beautiful! On white cardstock, I embossed the Fan Pattern stencil with Glossy Black paste....you can kind of see how "glossy" the paste it.

Thanks for taking the time to look at all my Dreamweavers Stencil projects....I had a blast making them!!!
Now for some deets on how we are going to get you some free Dreamweaver Stencil merchandise.....

BLOG HOP INFO
We want you to have the chance to win YOUR favorite stencil, embossing paste and Metallic F/X color... for each time you post along the hop, you need to leave a comment on the site where the newest creation is offered, then go to the Dreamweaver site here http://www.dreamweaverstencils.com/, choose the stencil you like best, identify it to us, tell us why it's your favorite, and how you think you'd use it. Just be sure you comment on each blog along the hop..make sure your comments count for winning! Information today...then October 1st you hop!


BLOG CANDY... HOW TO GET IT!
For each time you comment on different blogs, you need to choose a different stencil 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.


ANOTHER OPPORTUNITY FOR CANDY
Hoppers are encouraged to comment once on each designer's blog throughout the blog hop. Each time you do so will give you one opportunity to win what's on offer at that blog. For an additional entry, you're invited to sign up to be followers of the Dream it Up Blog, right here. 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.


BLOG HOP SCHEDULE
It is not imperative to follow this schedule, but different designers will be posting their creations on different days, so take one last look on Sunday to make sure you've taken advantage for all the opportunities to win blog candy ...now enjoy these designer's "treats", and here is their schedule:
This is the last leg of the Dreamweaver Stencil blog hop....Head back to Dream It Up and leave your last comment!!!
Thank you so much for taking part in the first ever Dreamweaver Stencil Blog hop.....You will be seeing more of us in the future!!~~~
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26 comments:

Pam Hornschu said...

Couldn't sleep (it's 3:30 am) so I thought I'd check out what you posted. Love them all. You definitely need to make more ornaments! Wish I could see the first card in person as I am sure the shimmer is spectacular from the Metallic F/X. Love the pearlescent paste on the black cardstock...you're right it does look silver.

Terrece said...

You did a great job coming out of your "comfy" zone. I really like what you did with the Fan background. More inspiration, thanks. It took me almost two hours to get mine done. I have to go back to bed...dream stenciling...can't see straight!

sommrstamping said...

WOW everything you did was great but I really like the ornament, I too need to step out of my comfy card zone, you have given me the inspiration to do just that. I love the fan bachground and what you did with it.

Barbara said...

I love the ornament! I would love to have the round doily stencil, metallic copper paste and any of the F/X would be great!

Marijane said...

Wendy, what an imagination you have! Your Christmas ornament is just gorgeous and both the cards are really unique and original. You need to stay "outside" your comfort zone! I think I may try that ornament - beautiful. Thanks for the tips and inspiration! I'm not sure where I am supposed to tell my favorites so I will do it everywhere! Stencil Large Flourish, Silver paste and moonstone FX.

SherylH said...

Congratulations on your first Christmas ornament (I have never done one either!) -- this one is exquisite. I love seeing all the techniques for combining Dreamweavers awesome embossing pastes and the F/X. My last favorites are: LG731 Holly Flourish,Translucent embossing paste and Pink Poppy F/X.

Cindi (aka iring) said...

pretty, pretty projects! I tend not to mix and match my crafting techniques either! Now that I've seen your projects, if I win I would like some moonstone metallic f/x, glossy blue paste and the LJ874 Fall Borders.

Laura Drahozal said...

The ornament idea is really creative and cute! Great job!

Louise said...

Great job on all your projects! The ornament idea turned out beautifully!

Bev M said...

Your ornament is brilliant - great idea! I would like to have the LL386 Merry Christmas stencil, glossy red paste, and Moonstone FX. What fun!

Joy said...

I can totally relate to using stencils/paste with stencils/paste and stamps with stamps attitude! I really like how you incorporated both the background stencil and stamps on the same card. I'll have to get my bkg stencils out and have a try at it as well. If selected on this blog I would love the Black eyed Susan LJ 902, black glossy paste, and Eye of the Tiger F/X. I would use all of these goodies to make all occasion cards.

Linda B (NY Card Lady) said...

Isn't it great that we keep stretching ourselves. I too never think to stamp and stencil together. But you showed me how effective it can be!! Thanks.
I would like the opportunity to use the snowman stencil to make some winter birthday cards. I also would like some pearlescent paste and perhaps I could try some pink poppy mica.
have loved the blog hop. Will be visiting these blogs on a regular basis now for more ideas and tips.Thanks so much!!

Kristi said...

very lovely! I love all the fun things you have done! I love being part of this talented team!

candyspiegel said...

These are great. I love the ornament.

Just-Kim said...

WOWZA that ornament is very innovative! I love what you did with it!! Great job!

DooDuhh said...

Wendy, adorable projects!!!! I especially like your ornament! Such unique ideas & Beautiful, too!! Thank you for sharing!! This weekend has been awesome!
I would like to choose either LJ 900Branch & Berries or LJ896 Lg Flourish. I make a lot of cards & would use my stencil for that purpose. The branch & berries stencil I had originally passed over when the new stencils came out. Then I saw a sample of it used and was sold. Cool sample!!!!!

Kandi Phillips said...

Wendy these are all simply amazing! I absolutely love the the Christmas card and that holly is so cool looking! I've never used stencils or pastes like this, but I can't wait to try it out! My favorites are LS 25 To/From Snowflake, White paste, and Sapphire fx.

airbrush said...

love the colors. my faves are sm bike LL592, red paste and saphire fx. thanks Jane

Linda said...

Great cards and ornament. Sometimes it's hard to step out of that comfort zone, but what great things can happen when we do. Love everything you made. If I were to win, my choices would be: LJ832 Cornucopia, Matte Orange Paste & FX06 Eye of the Tiger. I would use this stencil for Fall/Autumn Greetings as seen on a previous blog and Thanksgiving. I think Eye of the Tiger rubbed onto that Matte Orange might make an interesting combo. Thanks and have a good night. Linda E.

Pamela said...

I love the Christmas card and I'd love to have a chance to create my own version of it! So for my picks, I'd choose: LJ891 Holly Swirls, silver embossing paste and FX11 Ivy Garden.

Thanks for sharing your wonderful creations!

Joe Morgan said...

I love the cards you have made. They make me want to get out my stencils and try to be more creative with them. Here are my favorites at the moment. LJ 896 Large flourish with the crackle embossing paste and the eye of the tiger fx. I don't plan to use the crackle with the flourish, but they are just two of the things I want most. The flourish stencil seems to be one of the most versatile ones so I plan to use it a lot. :-)

Amy said...

whoa! I kept looking at that ornament thinking HOW did she do that????!!! So thanks for sharing!!! :)

FX18 Cocoa
4 oz. Dreamweaver Metallic Silver Embossing Paste (DSP)
LM 249 HAPPY Holidays

Joe said...

It's so hard to pick my favorites!
LG 650 Cypress tree
FX02 Amber Glow
Dreamweaver Metallic Copper Embossing Paste (DCP)

Lynell Harlow / Dreamweaver Stencils said...

Wendy , Your ornament is amazing!!! I think people want to have more options for crafting and that is perfect for the season. Now if only I could tie a bow like yours....hmmm, guess you'll have to demonstrate that in a you tube thingy. Loved all your creations and I do enjoy coming to see your blog for inspiration.

Liz Martin said...

Wendy, your holly swirl Christmas card is a knock-out – absolutely elegant – but I think I have to go with the ornament as my favorite because it's such a clever use for stencils and embossing paste. Great idea!

Deborah March said...

BEAUTIFUL creations, and your ornament is FABULOUS!! Yep...DO step out of your comfort zone more often; with results like that, who KNOWS what you come up with next!