Thursday, January 9, 2014

New Designs, A Fun Challenge, and a Friendly Post

Welcome to Dreamweaver's CHA Release Week! This week and next the Dream Teams will be posting sneak peeks of our newest designs...STENCILS AND DIES! The teams have had so much fun stretching their creativity to show you the most inspiring ways to use these new products. If you just can't stand to wait until your local stores get these in, you can order online from Stencil with Style!


In addition to featuring our new designs, we are also playing with the new challenge for January, "Losing the Weight: AKA Clean and Simple". This can be a bit tricky when you have all new toys to play with, but my good friend, former sales rep, and honorary Dream Team member, Elaine Benedict has demonstrated that it can be possible. Check out this card:


Elaine has used the new Zen Flower, an LX size stencil approximately 6" square, and has shown a perfect way to use a very large image on a normal-sized card...by using only a portion of the design! But the fun of a design this large is the extraordinary amount of uses for it...on walls, frames, floorcloths, tablecloths, runners, furniture, etc. What would YOU do with it?

Elaine has kept the technique simple, just ink stenciling the design with a Splendor pad, allowing the pressure of rouging the brush over the design to give the appearance of shadows and highlights, without taking the time to actually add them.

She quickly pasted the Thinking of You sentiment in Glossy Black, and covered it immediately with a gorgeous red Art Glitter, and added a smidge of sparkle to the flower as well. This would be a great card to make in multiples as gifts or just to have on hand for those Oh-My-Gosh moments!

Now's your opportunity to view the team's creations with the new designs! Leave them some love along the way...oh, and me, too, please!


Heidi Erickson
and special guest designer:
Jenn Dove

Don't  forget to link your own CAS creations for this month's challenge for an opportunity to win the stencil of your choice...it could even be a new design like the Zen Flower above! Unsure how to link? Click HERE for the info.


8 comments:

Cherylynn said...

As usual, Elaine's work is stunning. I love this new stencil. It has so many possibilities for so many different mediums.

Louise said...

Oh Elaine, this is so beautiful! Can hardly wait to see more!

Pam Hornschu said...

I always love Elaine's creations!

Amante del Papel said...

welcome 2014!

Jan Castle said...

Love the flower...great card!

CraftyJo said...

Beautiful card, great way to use a large stencil.

Vicki Sopcak said...

Great Job Elaine! I love you and miss you. Elaine introduced me to Dreamweaver Stencils and I have been hooked ever since. Elaine is the best teacher EVER!!! Because of Elaine, "I LOVE DREAMWEAVER STENCILS"

kanda said...

What a beautiful card. I've only just found you blog and can't see any challenge rules so not sure if the card I've added is okay - if not please delete xx

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