Thursday, March 24, 2011

Dream Scheme Sketch Time & a GIVEAWAY!!!

Good morning everyone!!

Today I am sharing a card made with a sketch in mind from Louise Healy.
This card was made with the Faux Cross Stitching Technique. This is the first time I have tried the technique, and I can definitely see room for improvement, but none the less, I like the result!

First I taped my stencil, Daisies (LL548) to the card stock and I ran it through my brand new Tim Holtz Vagabond (☺Thank you so much MOM). The stencil was then dry embossed. Using Brilliance Inks, I lightly stenciled ink through the stencil. Once I got the coverage I was looking to achieve, I taped my screen over the stencil. Then, once again, I inked the darker colors of pigment ink through the screen and the stencil. You can see in some areas where the colors got under the screen. This happened for two reasons, I had to much ink on the stencil brush and I didn't have my screen close enough to the paper. I should have been holding it down better with my fingers.

On the two openings of the card, I used Vertical Butterflies (LL518). I pasted embossed the openings and then sprinkled them with Multi-Crystal Ultra Fine Glitter.

Inside the card, I stenciled Butterfly Duo (LJ887) on the inside with Platinum Brilliance Inks...

Here is Louise's instructions and sketch....

Sketch 4, March 24, by Louise
Not only was my card today fueled by this challenging sketch, but I also used the fabulous colors of CR84FN Color Challenge...


Now on to something even more fun....I am having a giveaway this week.....leave a comment on this post and next Wednesday, I will draw a winner from Random.org and that lucky person will win....


LM234 Happy Easter Stencil.
I can mail it to you just in time for you to make some lovely creations for Easter!!!
Please take the time to see what the other Dream Teamers are up to today and how they perceived Louise's sketch. You can see the line up of team members on the right of this post.
Make a creation this week and link up to Dream It Up, Lynell Harlow, owner of Dreamweaver Stencils. Hope to see your creation there.

Have a good day!!
Hope to see you tomorrow for the Skipping Stones Design Blog Hop!!
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18 comments:

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

Love the card.

Louise said...

Wow, this was a lot of work! Great job, love the scrolls at the top and bottom of the daisies, it really finishes them off.

Just-Kim said...

You totally had me fooled! It didn't look like this card opened in the middle at all! Great choice to put the decorative edges on it, it makes the card stunning!

Pam Hornschu said...

Yummy colors, Wendy! I love how you let people know what didn't go right as well as what did! Such a relief to know that you aren't perfect! LOL. The sketch was fun, but apparently I was confused...I thought it only had one flap because of the wording. Oh, well...lol. Wonderful surprise of the butterfly inside!

Liz Martin said...

It's beautiful, Wendy. The colors, design, embellishments - everything goes together so well.

Mona L. Pendleton said...

So pretty Wendy! The embossed flower looks fabulous and I love those ornate decorations! Thanks for playing along with CR84FN :)

Laura Drahozal said...

I love these colors! A really cute interpretation.

Terrece said...

Incredible! What a masterpiece. I love the card and appreciate all the work you must have put into it. Great card!

Debgem said...

This is so pretty - I do like the effect you've achieved. Thanks for playing along with CR84FN this week!

WW Triathlete said...

Wendy...I love the cross stitch on this flower, I never would have tried it on those delicate petals, but it looks wonderful. LYNELL (writing from my brother's comp)

Jo Muscutt said...

Love this card Wendy! The technique witht the screen is very intriguing.

Sue Lelli said...

Wendy, I LOVE the fold of your card and how it opens to so much goodness! Your stenciling and glitter and pretty flowers are SUPER! THX for playing with us at CR84FN!

Barb's Boys said...

Oooh, I like that cross stitch technique!

kristi said...

very pretty. great first go at it!

Stephanie Kraft said...

Beautiful card, Wendy! Love the embossed flowers.. Thanks for joining us at CR84FN!

Andrea M said...

So pretty! Love the subtle sparkle! Thanks so much for playing along with CR84FN! Wonderful take on the challenge colors!

Cin said...

Wendy this card is absolutely gorgeous! I love the butterfly on the inside and can't wait to give the sketch card a go!

Christy Hartman said...

Wendy,
Love this card, it made me think of spring. Keep your fingers crossed.

Christy