Hey, we want to thank those of you who joined our challenge this month. I can't wait to give away some stencils...so keep it up. If this is the first time you have been to the site this year here is a recap of the way we are playing our challenges:
We're changing things up a bit for this year, and YOU can help. The first Thursday of every month will feature our new challenge and will extend through the entire month. This means that YOU have ALL month to play along with the one challenge, as many times as you want. Sometimes it will be a color challenge, sometimes a theme, and sometimes a technique. We are hoping that an entire month will give you plenty of time to be inspired, create, and link to the Dream It Up! blog . Each month we are offering TWO prizes...one for the most creative version of the challenge (does not have to be Dreamweaver Stencils ' product, but we sure are happy when it is!), and the second for the best use of Dreamweaver Stencils ' product in the challenge. This could be stencils (of course), Embossing Pastes , Metallic F/X , the new Color Solutions , etc., anything you find on the Dreamweaver Stencils' web site , or in your local store. Don't know where your local store is? The list can be found on the web site . Not near any of the stores listed? There is also an online site to purchase from, Stencil with Style !
For the month of January, we challenge you to create something for Valentine's Day! You have until January 31st, 11:59 PM EST, to post and link your creation(s) to the Dream It Up! Blog Mr. Linky. The winners will be announced February 2nd, along with the February challenge.
Here is the Valentine I am doing this week, in fact this is actually a creation that I posted a few months ago, but it is one of my favorite heart designs and I just couldn't resist sharing it again:
Last week's creation was fairly involved, but today it couldn't be simpler. In fact this is a card I taught in the Atlanta area store, Rubber Stamp Fantasy last month when I was there. The class was called "Power Pasting".
The very first thing you will notice about this card is that the embossing paste is pink...and of course Dreamweaver does not carry pink embossing paste. I created it very simply by taking a Tablespoon of the Glossy White Embossing Paste (DGWP) and then mixed it with one teaspoon of the Glossy Red Embossing Paste (DGRP). To mix it completely I put it out onto a piece of wax paper and smeared it together using my palette knife (DPK). I then used this mixture and paste-embossed the dangling heart stencil (LM272) onto matte black cardstock. After it was dry I triple matted it with glossy black card stock, matte black again and then the pink. Then I put this creation onto a glossy black card. Sometimes the embellishment on your creation steals the show. These ribbons from Creative Impressions do just that...I LOVE LOVE LOVE their products! (Especially the crepe ribbons like I used last week too). And of course the ladies that run that business.
So here is the list of our Dream team don't forget to see what they have been up to and leave a comment or two as you go. Join us this week and link your creation onto mr. linky below: