Thursday, September 15, 2011

Dreaming in Lime and Gray


Hi, there, it's Pam here once again. Lynell is off to Hawaii to teach some wonderful Dreamweaver Stencils' classes. Poor thing! Don't you feel sorry for her? Lol. So I'm here with the honor of creating two items with Lee Kellogg's colorway challenge of LIME and GRAY! Yes, two, as I needed one for this blog and one for my own. Really unique color combo, but actually fun to work with. I kept the techniques simple on this card. Mostly using my embossing machine to add texture to all the elements. The card base was created from Core-dinations cardstock, and was run through the machine with the Herringbone stencil, and the embossed areas were sanded to highlight the pattern. The bamboo panel was created with the ink transfer method of inking the Bamboo stencil itself, running it through the machine with a strip of watercolor cardstock spritzed with rubbing alcohol. The spritzing helps to break up the ink a bit, creating an almost pointilism look, as well as enhancing the embossing. The final addition was the squares of Mercart aluminum run through the machine with the small Dragonfly stencil, off the edge for added interest. The Dream sentiment was simply ink-stenciled directly on the card. I love the contrast pop of the shades of lime green against the foggy gray color. If you have any questions regarding this card, or any of the Dreamweaver Stencils' line of products, please leave your question in the comment section, or email us at lynell@dreamweaverstencils.com. Now do the hopping thing around to the Dream Team blogs and see what creative processes have been at work with them as well. Don't forget to create your own version of this week's colorway challenge, and use the Mr. Linky tool at the bottom of this post. We can hardly wait to see what YOU come up with!

7 comments:

kristi said...

very very cool! love it

Wendy said...

This is beautiful Pam!! I am loving your ink transfer bamboo. Great job with the colors!!!

Liz Martin said...

Love the effect of the ink transfer technique and all the textures on your card. Can't wait to try it.

Lee Kellogg said...

Lovely card Pam.

Louise said...

Cool card Pam, I really like the touch of metal with it. I love the look of the bamboo too!

Laura Drahozal said...

Great job, Pam. Don't you just love that Herringbone with the Core'dinations paper? It really appears to be fabric after a good sanding. Also, I just love the metal and that pop of lime with it. You really rocked this challenge.

SherylH said...

Wonderful card, Pam! So many different techniques, particularly the ink transfer.

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