Thursday, May 29, 2014

May Challenge/ Fauna and Flora Abound! Comment winners too!

New Owl Buddy stencil (LL3039)
This "fauna" was a creative collaboration of three different people. A couple of weeks ago Wayne and I traveled by car from So. Cal. to Pittsburgh PA to do the National Art Materials Trade Show there. Elaine Benedict traveled from her new home in NC and joined us to help demonstrate. She was the beginning of the creative process and started this little guy (the owl buddy stencil LL3039) by paste-embossing him with the Dreamweaver Embossing Paste (DEP). Once it was dry she stenciled him a bit with yellow ochre pigment inks...then she asked Wayne (who was there demonstrating Zentangle work) if it was possible to tangle on top of the regular paste, which has a bit of a texture.

I want to let you know that the reason we call him "owl buddy" is that he is a smaller version of our LG751 larger owl. Next month we will have a nesting die that fits the outer area of the LG751 and then another piece that fits this guy for paper piecing.

So this was the result of that curiosity adventure. When we got home (6700 miles later...we had a bit of a detour into the Boston area where we met up with Pam Hornschu and together taught a Dreamweaver Stencils Teacher Certification Class) ....and I had time to create, I concocted this graduation themed card with ribbon, some burlap type of thread and dictionary paper. So this little owl buddy was truly a work in progress and did a bit of a national tour with the Dreamweaver Stencils team. Thanks, Elaine, for joining us and inspiring us to try some new things. Hope you NC students are enjoying your time with them.


Our comment winners this week are:
JD/Jill has won the owl stencil (LL3039) for leaving a comment on Alison Heikkila's blog
Judy Sandor has won the sheep stencil (LL3040) for leaving a comment on Lynn Mercurio's blog
Burning Rubber has won the heron stencil (LG757) for leaving a comment on Louise Healy's blog

Please send me your snail mail addy's to and we will ship those out ASAP.
You have one last week to join our challenge this month. Anything flora or fauna goes! Next month we will be doing "old, new, borrowed, blue"... and that could be interpreted a lot of different ways...think about it! Now be sure to visit the team to see what they have to show you and leave them some love in the form of your encouraging comments. Thank you!


Pam said...

Love that owl and the great card you created!

Lyn Bernatovich said...

Yet another idea for our it! Great card design too.

Alison said...

What a great collaboration! All of the elements came together so nicely. Congratulations to the winners!

Pam Hornschu said... we know that you can tangle on DEP! Cool!

Jade said...

Wow, quite an adventure by car across the U.S. to attend some fun and memorable events! I love the owl buddy card. Sten-tangling over DEP is a great challenge. Hopefully some day there will be some classes around the Louisville, Kentucky area? Congratulations to the winners, too!

Viki Banaszak said...

What a wonderful owl! I love the whole thing!

Louise said...

Love this new little owl and you three did a great job!

Bindu said...

Lynell, Thanks for visiting . Hope, I will get new inspirations from you. Thinking about participating in the next challenge.

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