Thursday, July 14, 2011

Dreamweaver Sketch Challenge Week!!!

Good morning!!  The Dreamweaver Design team is still eagerly anticipating the arrival of CHA so we can start sharing the new Dreamweaver Stencil Designs.  I can tell you, it will be worth the wait.  Only one more week my friends!!

For todays sketch, I chose Tall Wheat, LL3008 that has been sitting on my desk for some time and I have NEVER used.  Here in Montana, many gals have chose to use wheat stalks to decorate their home and make home décor.  This stencil has actually been a really good seller for me in my sales territory.


I chose to use the Faux Cloisonné technique.  Here are some simple instructions for you to follow so you can try.

1.  Tape stencil to your paper to ensure that the stencil will not shift while coloring your image.  Color your image with the desired coloring medium.  I chose Versa magic Chalk Inks and Brilliance Pigment inks both by Tsukineko. I applied color using stenciling brushes.  2.  Once you have completed your desired coloring, using a jumbo dauber, apply embossing ink over the colored image.  Remove the stencil and apply Ultra Thick Embossing Enamel.  I used Deep Impressions by Stampendous.  3. Heat enamel until melted.  While the original enamel is still hot, apply another coat, shake off excess and heat the enamel.  4.  The end result should be a smooth colored surface.  You can continue to layer your UTEE until the surface is smooth.  More layers will not damage your project. 5.  Stamp sentiment and tie ribbon and embellishments on.


Cardstock: Bazzill Basics

Stencils: Tall Wheat (Dreamweaver Stencils)

Ink: Spanish Olives, Tea Leaves Versa Magic Chalk Ink; Galaxy Gold, Pearlescent Beige Brilliance Inks (Tsukineko)

Stamps: Verve

Ribbon: Christopher Pines Etsy Shop

Extras: Pearls (CTMH); Hat Pins (Dreamweaver & Maya Road), Deep Impressions (Stampendous)

Border Punch: Martha Stewart

Here is our sketch…

Thank you so much for stopping by today.  Please play along with our sketch challenge and link up  your creation to the Dream It Up blog.

We can’t wait to see your creations.

Be sure to see how the other Design Team members interpreted the sketch today.  Leave them some  love!!  The deserve it!!!

Have a great day!



Lynell Harlow / Dreamweaver Stencils said...

I love this wheat design....I bet people in Montana will love this card. You have chosen elements that really make it POP!!! In fact the contrast between the wheat itself and the background make the most of the card design. And that is a really cool quote.

Liz Martin said...

OMG, Wendy, another fabulous card. I've often looked at the wheat stencil and then passed it by in favor of something else, never quite sure what to do with it. Now you've given me some ideas!

sommrstamping said...

WOW Wendy you outdid yourself again, I so love this card. It really pops.

Laura Drahozal said...

wonderful as usual, Wendy. I just love how you colored that wheat. I always think of wheat as just a straw color and completely forget that it starts green. (Hmm--that kind of thought goes well with your wonderful sentiment...) Sor sorry I won't see you next week.

Pam Hornschu said...

Wow. Loving all the layers on this. Did you have trouble with that MS punch? I had an intricate one like that, and it just wanted to eat my paper. Beautiful technique, perfect sentiment, and gorgeous bow!

Kristi said...

Girl, you are awesome. I love what you did with sketch and the other so so lovely

Barb's Boys Inspired said...

Love this Wendy! I have that stencil and haven't use it yet either...but fall is coming quick!

Louise said...

Wow Wendy, this is beautiful, that bow and pin are a great addition.

Anonymous said...

Nice job! I like the wheat stalks.

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

This is so beautiful! Love the pairing of image with sentiment, and your ribbon/pin combo is so elegant.