Thursday, March 6, 2014

March Madness/Thursday's Dream Schemes Challenge and We have a Winner

MAD I tell you! We're all going MAD! That is...MAD for Dreamweaver Stencils! Lol. Welcome to our "March Madness" challenge! Anything goes, and the more outside-of-the-box, the better. This year, we're aiming to play with non-traditional challenges whenever possible. So, break out all of your I-never-quite-knew-what-to-do-with-these-products stash, look at your Dreamweaver stencils in a whole new creative light, and get crafting! Oh, and don't forget to link those creations to the linkytool on the Dream It Up! blog for one of THREE chances to win the stencil of your choice! If you are a bit lost on how to join the challenge click HERE to know more of the details. Need some crazy ideas? Check our "A" team first, and our very special guest designer and Certified Dreamweaver teacher...Ms. Georgia Sommers!

And we have a random winner from our "February Flutters" challenge. It is, Janeen K, and here is the card she joined our challenge with: 

Thank you Janeen for joining in the fun of last month's challenge.  The molten magic technique that you used on your card was really great. Please choose any stencil you would like from and send me an email with your choice and your snail mail address: and I will get that out to you quickly!

As usual, this month I am going in many directions so going MAD will come quite naturally for me. This week I am posting a card done by Marj Marion another extraordinary stenciler in my life who I am fortunate to know. Although the technique is not difficult it is quite unusual and I thought it might inspire you to try something similar. 

As I said this is a really simple technique: Marj first paste-embossed the gears stencil (LJ911)with glossy black embossing paste (DGKP) and then while it was still wet she sprinkled it with a bronze (or copper) embossing powder. If you are having problems finding just the right powder in your stash you might consider some the the Stampendous Frantage powders that are available. You could even go crazy and mix your own from what you have.

You can finish this process two different ways, you can wait for the paste to dry and then heat the powder or you can heat it right away for a more molten bubbly effect. This often happens when you heat wet embossing paste.

She then added a sentiment and metal cog with ribbon from May Arts to make her card complete.

Now don't forget to follow our design team on the "A" list this week for a more inspiring "March Madness", leave them some love in the form of a nice comment and come back to  join the fun!


Louise said...

Wonderful card Marj! Love the distressed look of the gears!

Pam Hornschu said...

Congrats to Janeen! Great card by Marj Marion. Fun sentiment as well.

Lyn Bernatovich said...

Woo hoo Janeen way to go! Love the gears and sentiment Marj...very steampunk!

Janeen said...

How fun is that??? Thank you so much Lynn for the win! I am happy to go shopping and add to my collection.

DIANA L. said...

Thanks for the fun challenge. Love the embossed gear design. Have a great day

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