Thursday, April 18, 2013

Clouds, Showers and Mists: Thursday's Dream Challenge

LG642 leaves and LM210 friends
Our challenge this month is Clouds, Showers and Mists. Today I am using the Memories Mist sprays. I began by spraying the cardstock first with an allover misting of the Wheatgrass (MM05) and a very light mist of Strawberry Daiquiri (MM08). Next I used the letterpress technique with my Big Shot embossing machine and instead of spraying the cardstock I sprayed the leaves stencil (LG642) itself. This time I used a turquoise mist called Blue Martini (MM21). I then placed the inked stencil on a piece of scrap paper (which I had positioned on the thick white plate of my machine) inked side facing up. Then I followed the stacking method for letterpress through the machine. Cardstock on top of the inked stencil, next the thick rubber mat by Stamping Details (REM), and last add the two acrylic mats that come with the machine. Crank it through the embossing machine, but don't force it. You want this to go through with firm pressure. If it goes through easily you may need to add another piece of cardstock as a shim on top of the rubber mat.

Next I stenciled the leaves (LG642) in a random manner surrounding the embossed leaves using green pigment ink . Then I paste embossed the Friends stencil (LM210) using the matte yellow embossing paste (DMYP).

Showers Challenge card by Rose S.
I would also like to share a card today from Rose S. She too, created a background for her design, but she used alcohol inks. Her umbrella stencil (LG737) and showers of blessing sentiment (LG738) were done with the regular white matte embossing paste (DEP) and then she stenciled it with yellow pigment ink. Thanks Rose for joining our challenge! 

So if you have your own blog or Flickr account and would like to join our challenge click HERE or scroll down to my first post of the month and add your design to our linking device at the bottom of the post. If you don't have your own blog but want to join our challenge, just send me a picture and I will happily post it here for you like I did Roses' cards. You could be one of our random winners! We love to know that you are out there creating and this is a way we can say thanks for joining us in our creative endeavors.

Please take a few minutes to enjoy our design team's creations. This month we have a special guest designer...Alison Heikkila! YAY! Thanks for joining us Alison.


Pam Hornschu said...

Very cool demo of the positive and negative of the stencil design, Lynell. Rose, this is a wonderful card, and perfect for our challenge this month!

Cherylynn said...

Love the dimension you achieved with the mists!

Wonderful card by Rose. I love the coordination of colors between the background and the umbrella.

Lyn B said...

I love the look of the positive and negative use of the stencil and look forward to trying this technique!

Sweet card by Rose S. and the sentiment is perfect!

Caroline D. said...

The Leaves Stencil card you made Lynell is wonderful with the positive and negative images! Great colors.... makes me think of a misty forest floor of ferns. Gorgeous!

Rose S ~ Your card is Gorgeous too! Love the alcohol ink background - gives it a lovely watery effect... perfect for the challenge!

Louise said...

Love your misted card Lynell. That leaf stencil is so beautiful!
Rose, beautiful card, the background turned out great and the umbrella too!

Laura Drahozal said...

These are a couple of very beautiful cards. I love the sprays and the alcohol inks. Great work!

rose s. said...

luv your card lynell - the misted backgrounds give it a soft look and is a great way to use negative and positive backgrounds. i really enjoy your tutorials, they're imaginative and nice and clear.
thank you everyone for your kind comments. :)

stampencamper said...

I saw copic markers being used with stencils, great idea. I really love falling leaves stencil

Unknown said...

Your stencil works are quite marvelous. Do you plan to market your oeuvre?
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