Thursday, September 15, 2011

Dreamweaver Stencils Color Challenge~Gray & Lime Green

Good morning!! 

Last week I briefly mentioned that I had a GREAT idea for Dreamweaver’s new Gear (LJ911) stencil and this challenge.


I won’t tell any fibs about how GREAT my project turned out.  I actually lost the little sketch that I had made myself.  All I could recollect was that I wanted to use acrylic paint on my project and the colors were going to be Lime & Gray.  So here is how it went….

I ran the Gears stencil through my Vagabond machine with gray cardstock.  After my paper was embossed, I applied a nice layer of Eco Green Crafts Lime acrylic paint over the top of my paper and stencil with a brayer.  I really wanted a good coat so I applied heavily, you can see where there was some seeping, I wasn’t too worried about that. 

I paste embossed a light green piece of cardstock with the Silver Metallic Embossing paste and set it aside to dry.

Once all my components were dry, I cut the painted piece of cardstock in that funky shape and matted it with black cardstock.  I also matted my lime cardstock with black.  The card base is gray.  I stamped the sentiment twice, once with Versafine Black Onyx on lime cardstock and one with Versamark Watermark Ink on black cardstock and heat embossed with lime embossing powder.  I then cut out just “dreams” and adhered it to the other sentiment. 

I adhered the focal panel with dimensionals. 

I need your opinion, do you think this could be a card for a man still?  Or is the lime green to girly?? 

Thanks for stopping by to see my creation today.  Please take the time to visit the rest of the Dream Team today.  You can find a complete blog roll on the right of this post, in the sidebar.


Paper: Certainly Celery, Basic Black, Going Gray (Stampin’ Up)

Stamps: Words of Wisdom (Verve Stamps)

Stencil: Gears LJ911 (Dreamweaver Stencils)

Extras: Lettuce Embossing Powder (Stampendous); Silver Metallic Embossing Paste (Dreamweaver Stencils) Lime Acrylic Paint (Eco Green Crafts); Vagabond die cutting machine (Sizzix)


Liz Martin said...

Love the "funky" shape, which is very clever and really makes the card stand out. And it's definitely a masculine card. The only way gears could be considered girly is if they were pink with bling!

kristi said...

I love the way the paint pushed under! Very cool! So great to talk to did good getting it all posted.

Anonymous said...

I live the card and masculine for sure. Good job Wendy!

Louise said...

Very creative Wendy, and definately a masculine card. Now I have to say that I have A LOT of embossing powders, but I don't have lime!

Karen B. said...

I think it could totally work for a man, that sentiment has been one my favorites for a long while! Looking forward to receiving and playing around with a stencil that I won here, I emailed by haven't heard back...It'll be a good day when that mail comes!

Pam Hornschu said...

Love the angled layers. Really cool and unique!

Laura Drahozal said...

Really loving that funky layering. Very cool. You are so talented!

Taylor U. said...

Can we talk about how I will be stealing this sketch from you, for realz?? LOVE! You are so fabalicious!!

Terrece said...

WOW!! I love the Silver paste on the green paper. It makes it look like you put green paste on silver paper. Great job!!

Terrece said...

WOW!! The silver paste on the green paper looks great. It looks like you put green paste on silver paper. I had to look really close once I read the instructions. I love the end result even if you did misplace your original sketch.

Terrece said...

Sorry I had so many comments. I'm having computer problems. Thought I had lost them every time it crashed.

Lynell Harlow / Dreamweaver Stencils said...

Wendy...this really POPs! And yes, masculine or feminine card, either one would work for this creation.

Nicole said...

Hi Wendy... What "sandwich" do you use when putting it in your vega bond to dry emboss?