As we are heading towards back-to-school again, it is only appropriate that we break out our dictionary for this month's Dreamweaver challenge..."AUGUST as an ADJECTIVE"!
Merriam-Webster defines august as, "marked by majestic dignity or grandeur"....there were several other descriptions too and the word elegant also came into play. Now, I don't know just how dignified and stately the Dream Team can become for an entire month, but we are all going to give it a try! How about trying along with us, and linking YOUR creations to the inlinkz tool below for a chance to win the wildest stencil design your little heart is screaming for.
I suppose my "dignified" interpretation of this month's challenge is due in part to the colors chosen. Interesting how color can bring a picture of dignity to mind...but I am thinking the black and gold and rust do just that. The other part is the resist technique...it has always given me a sense of doing something a bit beyond simple...not that it is a difficult process, but rather that it IS a process. The background design (LJ927) was stenciled with Versamark ink and then sprinkled with clear embossing powder and heated, this creates a very strong austere statement of black on black. Then to begin the resist, a base of mellow yellow paper was stenciled using the same background stencil (LJ927) and the same step-by-step process using Versamark ink and sprinkled with clear embossing ink and heated. The resist was then created by using a very large stencil brush and rouging green pigment ink down one side of the background design and a warm rust pigment ink down the other side of the same design. When doing a resist technique I like to use a soft t-shirt cloth and gently wipe off this pigment ink from the clear embossed areas. The mellow golden color will shine through.
Next you will die cut the pear die (DL563) and leaf.
So I've given it a try and we want you to enjoy our "August as an Adjective" challenge along with us. So join our August Dream it UP team and link up below. But before you do that read to see if you are one of our winners.
Here are our two random winners for the JULY "to die for" Challenge:
Please email me your stencil selection and snail mail address and we will get those out to you asap! firstname.lastname@example.org
Now take the time to encourage my August Dream it UP team!