Thursday, July 18, 2013

Thursday's Dream Schemes:Summertime Challenge

May Arts ribbon on bridal stencil (LJ924) card
HOT HOT HOT....this month we are touting all that is summertime. Thank you everyone who has linked up and joined the challenge. We will be announcing our random winner the first day of August. AND...a special thanks to Wendy Price for being our guest designer this month. I don't know about ya'll, but I have been loving the anticipation of seeing what she has to share...such great talent!

I am posting this sizzling bridal shower card because the background says 'summertime wedding' to me. My sister was married in the summertime (many moons ago) and these were her wedding pink and peach! Well, this might be a bit hotter than her wedding colors, but this summer has been hotter too. Whew!! Hope you are all surviving this heat, we are heading to Las Vegas this week for CHA the summer show and our travel day will be 107 degrees. (We are praying for cooler weather to set up in.)

This zentangle inspired art card was rendered completely by Wayne this time around. All I did was make it into a card after he completed the artwork. Here are the steps according to him:

1. Wet a 140# hot press watercolor paper.

2. Use a wash of several bright watercolors starting with the lighter colors and working to the darker colors. This was accomplished by smudging the colors on with a large watercolor brush.

3. Place the bride stencil (LJ924) in the center of the card and tape off the edges. Then spritz the stencil image with water. Wipe out as much color as possible.

4. With the stencil still in place trace the design with a black 01 micron pen (30181). Remove the stencil and 'tangle' away with your favorite patterns. The major tangle on the dress is called 'Fiore' and the floral edged pattern at the bottom is called 'Buttercup'.

5. White highlights were added on much of the design with a white prisma color pencil and gouache.

6. As I said once it was finished I tied it with a May Arts ribbon and mounted it on metallic papers.

I want to thank Pam Hornschu for posting for me when my life gets too busy here at Dreamweaver, also for the support of the team and all of the followers who have sent cards or written notes and comments regarding the passing of my Father. Just know that he was ill for a long time and slowly fading, so he is now at rest and we are at peace. One of my mother's customers sent him a card every week and it was really something both of my parents looked forward to. For those of you who are card makers and know someone who is a shut in or in a nursing home I encourage you to do this, it can really bring joy. Thank you Madeleine!

Please follow the team's posts here at the end of this post and PLEASE join our random winner challenge this month by linking to the linky tool below.


Pam Hornschu said...

Beautiful card, Wayne! I love how you showed movement just by how you created your Zentangle patterns, and the shading and highlighting that you added.

Lyn Bernatovich said...

Lovely, lovely card Lynell! Zentangle is so cool and every time I see it used with a stencil, I want to stop everything and play!

Louise said...

So beautiful Wayne! Your Zentangle work is always incredible! I love the pattern along the bottom, it is amazing.

Caroline D. said...

Wow... Wayne's stentangling is awesome for the bride stencil!! Gorgeous!!

JD/ Jill said...

Wow! What an amazing card!

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