March Challenge: Spring Clean...and Simple!
After the Dreamweaver Stencils' February challenge of St. Pat's or Green, are you a little tired of green? Then this month provides the opportunity of doing any color you wish...including green. However, you have to keep it clean...and simple! Yep. We are challenging you to create with your Dreamweaver products in a CAS style. This is our way of encouraging you to begin your "Spring Cleaning" a little early, and far more fun than sorting cupboards and washing windows!
My post today features a card that I created for the Design Originals' new Zentangle 6 book, which was a collaboration between DO and Dreamweaver Stencils, a mix of Zentangle with stencils. Several of the Dream Team have projects featured in this magazine, and if you'd like to purchase your own copy, you can find it at most papercrafting stores, or online.
I used the Open Bird stencil by tracing the inside perimeter of the image with a Sakura Micron .03 black pen. Then I proceeded to mark off areas where I intended to created my patterns. Zentangle can be as simple or as complicated as you want it to be. My patterns were very simple...checks, dots, stripes, curls, crosses, and pointilism. I let this panel be the main focus of my card, matting it with black on a textured red card, and adding some angled strips as a asymmetrical frame for the design.
Now you have the opportunity to play along. Create your own Clean and Simple design (preferably with Dreamweaver Stencils' products) and link it to the Dream It Up! blog from your own blog, online gallery, or just sent us an email (firstname.lastname@example.org) of your creation for us to show off on the blog. At the end of March, we will select two winners to win a set of these stencils each:
For more inspiration, please visit the Dream Team blogs...and leave comments, we love that!
Curious as to the winners of last month's challenge? Anne Temple won for the best version of the challenge, and Sue Petersen won for the best use of Dreamweaver Stencils' product for the challenge! Congrats, ladies! Thanks for playing with us, and we hope to see more from all of our previous players!