Thursday, November 17, 2011

DW Sketch #12-Thinking Upside-Down



Ever looked at something in a different way? Not quite the normal way? This week as I worked on the Dreamweaver Stencils' Dream Team sketch challenge provided by Wendy, I did just that. Her sketch as seen to the left, was straightforward enough, and I quickly had my elements stenciled, cut out, and ready to be assembled. That's when I looked at the gorgeous new Christmas Tree stencil...upside-down! I've loved this stencil since it was released at CHA in July. Fun borders that mimic Icelandic sweater patterns...so fun that I begged Lynell to come out with an entire background of these patterns. (Maybe next year? Please?) I wanted to add just a little interest in the background on my card ('cuz you know I have a hard time with CAS!), and noticed the little wedge next to the angled panel, and got the idea of stenciling the tree upside-down to fit into the space. I flipped it right-side-up on the right side to balance it out. These were simply stenciled with Splendor Magic ink using the larger brush to cover more surface area with ink in a quicker timer period. The sentiment panel also features a portion of the same tree along with the small Happy Holidays. The stockings were from the Stockings by Fireplace and were paper-pieced with cute papers from WeRMemoryKeepers. With the deeper tones and plaid patterns, this card would work well for the men on your Christmas card list and their families as well.  Now it's going to be fun to see what the rest of the team have done with Wendy's sketch. Let's go check them out, along with the Dream It Up! blog as well:


 Want to show us what you've got? Bring it on! Post your creation to the Mr. Linky on the Dream It Up! blog...then keep on going! We have a design team call out right now until November 30th. You can find all the info HERE. This is a great opportunity to take your creativity to another level!





6 comments:

Louise said...

This is just adorable Pam! So creative, and a wonderful interpretation of the sketch! I love those stockings.

kristi said...

OK Pam...this is really thinking outside the stencil! GReat use of the stocking and such a cool idea with the tree! Love it!

sommrstamping said...

I love your upside down x-mas tree. I agree with you it would be a great background stencil. I really love what you did with the card and those cute stockings.

Terrece said...

I like to try to figure out how the cards are done before I read the instructions. I could tell I really like the stenciled back ground but would NEVER have guessed to use the tree upside down. Love how your mind works!! Great card.

Barbara said...

Love the sketch - made 2 cards using it.

Lynell Harlow said...

Both blogs looks fabulous Pam! Thank you for making such wonderful creations.

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