Thursday, September 6, 2012

Dreamweaver Stencils September "Get Inky" Challenge

Good morning!

Today the Dreamweaver Stencils Dream Team is bringing you a new challenge for September, Get Inky.  I am super excited for this month,  Dreamweaver Stencils has plenty of options for "getting inky",  Color Solutions Alcohol Ink, Memory Mists, Pigment Ink pads.  

My card today brings together Color Solutions Inks, Memory Mist, Embossing Paste and Metallic FX.  

Making a background with Color Solutions Alcohol Ink is so fun, and I love that each turns out different.  I started by dropping three drops  of Thistle and Creme Brûlée Color Solutions Alcohol Inks on a craft mat.  I had previously cut a glossy sheet of cardstock down to 4.25 x 5.5.  I then placed the glossy side down onto the craft mat on top of the inks.  I the swirled the paper around until all glossy areas were covered.

The cool thing about Color Solutions Alcohol Ink is that your creation doesn't have to be done here.  I lifted my paper up to see what I had come up with.  It was a beautiful combination of lavender and light blue, but I wanted a bit more, so I added Sizzling Silver to the craft mat and a few drops of Color Solutions Alcohol Thinner and Cleaner to the craft mat.  Again, I laid the glossy side of the card stock down and swirled it around.  I created two different backgrounds, as you can see from the image.  I also had a large piece of each color of background left over for another project.

Alcohol Inks dry quickly so I was able to move on right away.  I paste embossed LG744, Rose Tree with Metallic Silver Embossing Paste.  Before the paste has a change to dry, I sprinkled Purple Satin Metallic FX over the paste, set it aside to dry.  I repeated all of the steps above for the Thank You Sentiment (LS1009).

The background base of my card was even easier than that to achieve.  I placed Daisy Background (LX7014) stencil over the card base and spritzed Iridescent Memory Mist over the top of the stencil and the card.  The background is gorgeous.  I hope you can see the amazing shimmer in the photo.  It really picks up the blue and lavender from the alcohol inked backgrounds.   

Psst....The Iridescent Memory Mist is, in my opinion, THE BEST ON THE MARKET.  It blows all the competition AWAY!!  A must have for you shimmer lovers out there.

Our challenge to you this month is "Get Inky" with your creativity and then you have to share with us.  Link up your original creation to the Dream It Up Blog!!!  

Follow along with the Dream Team today to see how they answered the challenge!!

We can't wait to see what you create!!
Have a great day!

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Kristi Parker Van Doren said...

very cool

Anonymous said...

Lovely card Wendy. I just love swirling the card in puddles of alcohol ink1

Terrece said...

Gorgeous card Wendy! Love how the background changes each time you added color to it.

Pam Hornschu said...

Okay. I really need to play with this technique. Lee does it all the time. Looks so cool and fun.