Thursday, August 8, 2013

Thursday's Dream Schemes/Last Week's Blog Hop Winners and What's Ahead for August

It's Christmas in August here at Dreamweaver Stencils. This month we'd love to have you join our August challenge with one of your own Christmas creations! Today I am posting a beautiful holiday card made by Marj Marion of Olympia Washington. Marj and I are kindred spirits....we both have a background in home economics, love to stencil and our husbands are nature lovers (both named Wayne BTW). How that last thing happened I'll never know, but it was amazing when we found out they had something in common as well. 

First Marj did a watercolor wash in the background, this laid the groundwork for the Canadian Geese stencil (LG687) to be paste-embossed in the regular matte white Embossing Paste (DEP). Once the geese were dry she stenciled them with ink and last but not least the stamped vegetation, watercolored hills and paste-embossed birds were all given just a touch of glue and crystal glitter for a snowy sparkle to give it that holiday feel. The Season's Greetings (LS91) was paste-embossed with Glossy White Embossing Paste (DGWP) and then while it was still wet the crystal glitter was sprinkled on generously. Tip for the day: the glossy pastes hold the glitter better than the matte pastes.

Check out our team players for today:

Now...don't be shy, just pull out the stencils or stamps and let the creativity begin as you join our Christmas in August challenge. Next week you'll want to join us for the Woodware Craft Collection Blog Hop. This distributor in the UK will be linking up with us for a week of blogging fun with Dreamweaver Stencils, Stampendous stamps, and several of their very talented designers.

Aren't you dying to know who the three winners are from last week's fun collaboration with Dreamweaver and Stampendous? Here they are:

From the Monday - Thursday team posts:
Larissa Heskitt

From the Friday HOP posts:

Alycia Clark

Congratulations to the three of you! Please email me at with your snail mail address, and your prizes will be on their way!

Thanks so much to both teams for a fun and inspiring week, and to all of the fans who followed each day, and left such enthusiastic comments. We'd love to see you follow regularly and play along with our monthly challenges. Just link yourself to the Followers button at right. You can like us on Facebook as well for more fun, prizes, and bright ideas:


Lyn B said...

An absolutely stunning card! I wouldn't have thought to use this stencil for a holiday theme but it is perfect. Love the watercolor background too.

Wendy said...

What a beautiful nature scene!! Fabulous color!!! Im so impressed!!!!

Dianne Johnson said...

I really love this card! The background and colors are just so fabulous! We're so lucky to have Marj teach at our shop, Art 'n Soul. Her cards are always magical, and she has so much to offer!

Louise said...

Oh Marj this is just beautiful! I love how you watercolored the background first.

Larissa Heskett said...

OMG!! I am SO EXCITED!! Can't believe I WON!! Looking forward to creating some BEAUTIFUL Creations!! THANKS SO MUCH for sharing all of the FUN and for the chances to win!! I have ENJOYED all of the AMAZING Inspiration!! Have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

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