Thursday, December 29, 2011

Dream Team Challenge

Yikes!  I'm the only Newbie who didn't post for the New Years challenge!  It wasn't because I was sitting around enjoying mass quantities of Christmas cookies and chocolates, I assure you.  I was actually working on next week's challenge, and I can't wait to show you (said in a sing song voice).  But you will have to wait...

So Here's my Card for the challenge.  I chose the Vertical Bells stencil for my card as we "Ring in the New Year" with hopefully as many bells as we can get our hands on!
As for how I've done it...

First, I inked my Vertical Bells Stencil with 3 different inks, Prussian Blue, Bamboo Leaves Green and Charcoal grey.  Then I washed my stencil (you need to get the ink off before the next step) and re-taped it over my inked image.  I then applied Translucent Embossing Paste (The first paste I ever bought), removed the stencil and poured Cool Highlight Clear Glitter over top.  Once the Paste is dry, the colours (not a typo, as my spell-check insists, remember, I'm Canadian) will show up through the paste and glitter.

Unfortunately because I was rushing, my paste leaked under the stencil on the topmost Bell, and the glitter doesn't really show up as it actually looks, but this is still one of my favorite techniques to share!  If you would like a more detailed Tutorial, please check out my Store website

Saturday, December 17, 2011

DreamWeaver Dream Come True!

I am so excited to tell you that I have just made the Design Team for Dreamweaver Stencils!  I have never applied for a position on a design team before, but when I heard that they were looking for their 2012 team... well, I couldn't resist! 

I bought my first Dreamweaver Stencil and Translucent Embossing paste about 6 years ago, and was enthralled with all the cool techniques I could do with just these 2 products and the vast amount of Ink Pads, Glitter, Alcohol Inks and Mica powder that were already in my ever growing collection of  "techniquing tools"!

So of course, it seemed that Me and Dreamweaver were a match made in Crafting Heaven.  And I guess, they think so too!  I'll be honest with you (as I always am, you'll see) I'm nervous, joining a group that is so talented, and yet, insanely excited to have a place to showcase all the crazy idea's that live in my head.  I could barely sleep last night as I started thinking about what my first project should be...but I guess I should wait until my package of new Stencils arrive before I plan too many things!

For those of you who already know me, you're used to my babbling excitement, for the rest who are newly introduced to my insanity, I hope you enjoy my journey with Dreamweaver stencils!

Thank you Lynell and Pam, for this awesome opportunity!