Festively Distressed For Fall, Week Two

Welcome back to week two of our amazing collaboration between Ranger's Tim Holtz line of Distress Powders, and our beautiful Dreamweaver Stencils & Products! If you missed last week's event, start HERE.

Last week, we were totally blown away by the awesome response we received from those of you who hopped over from Tim Holtz's blog and the Ranger blog to check us out! We've been doing the "happy dance" ever since! Hopefully, you will continue to check us out, especially over the next few weeks as we continue our play-time in Tim's sandbox. (It is rather an appropriate metaphor considering the cool texture of his Distress Powders.)

Apparently, Tim and the wonderful people at Ranger were also excited by the response, and they've decided to "up the ante" in the form of an additional prize package(s) which will include TWELVE Distress Powders each, and a handful of Dreamweaver Stencils to go with! Wow! Just one teeny-tiny detail...to win one of these packages from their blog, you need to create something with Tim Holtz's Distress Powders and Dreamweaver Stencils and attach it to the inlinkz on the Ranger blog. Winners will be selected randomly. For more details, head over to the Ranger blog.

Once again, this week we are offering another fall prize package as shown here. Just leave us all some love as you visit, for an opportunity to be the one random winner we select. Curious as to who won from last week? It could be YOU! Visit the Dream It Up! blog for the announcement of the lucky commenter.

Here is what I had created for this week:

 And, oh boy, did I have fun with this one! I'd had this burlap canvas from Canvas Corp that I'd picked up a while back at my local craft store, and decided that this was the perfect time to use it.

I paste-embossed the Dreamweaver Black-Eyed Susan with Matte Yellow Paste onto the burlap, which was easier than I thought it would be as the matte pastes are thicker and less likely to ooze through. I placed an acrylic stamping block behind the frame for a more solid surface to work with.

While the paste was wet, I carefully sprinkled the various colors of the Tim Holtz Distress Powders in the appropriate locations. (Tip: cut the end of a drinking straw at a diagonal to work as a scoop for more precise placement.) I used Walnut Stain for the centers, Brushed Corduroy for shading, and Old Paper for the vines and leaves. I applied my heat tool to melt the Distress Powders, and to dry the paste more quickly. The paste tends to bubble up, but will settle down again. Be careful with the heat tool, as the burlap will burn a bit...not catch on fire, just get brown...which I liked the look of, so I continued to do it deliberately.

I also placed the Dreamweaver Hexagons stencil over the burlap, and sprayed Adirondack Color Wash in Butterscotch to add to the aged feel. My May Arts mesh bow was also spritzed. I wanted to add a photo to this, which was probably the hardest part of the project! Lol. I did find this pic that I had photographed at Lynell's parents' house, so I played with Photoshop to change the color, printed it, distressed it, and spritzed more Butterscotch through the Hexagons stencil again. The hexagon shape came into play with the punched and stenciled "relax". An ordinary wood clothes pin was distressed and brushed with Adirondack Acrylic Dauber in Lettuce, with an old button to finish it up.

Aren't you excited to see what's next? Check out the Dream Team players for today:

You already know where to find Ranger's/Tim Holtz' products, but if you are having difficulty finding Dreamweaver, encourage your local stamp/paper-craft store to carry the line of fabulous stencil designs, pastes, and other products to mix with all of your stash of Tim's crafty goodness. You can also purchase our products on-line at Stencil with Style.

We'd love to see you come back regularly and play along with our monthly challenges (and more opportunities to win stencils) by linking your creations to the mr. linky on the Dream It Up! blog, or emailing pics of your creations to lynell@dreamweaverstencils.com. Since you're on the computer already, head on over and like us on Facebook as well. Just another location for dreamy and distressed inspiration!


sommrstamping said…
Pam...how do you find the time to create such a great card and get ready to move? Can we say over achiever, LOL. I barely got my card done and then almost misplaced it in in of the boxes I was packing. At least the moving part will be done this weekend, then come the fun part unpacking. I love your card and I will be dong that relaxing stuff in about a week or so. love the colors and the textures.
Wendy said…
Oh it looks like you had fun. I MUST get the honeycomb stencil. I have been meaning to order it forever. WOW, WOW, WOW!!! I LOVE THIS!
Lee Kellogg said…
Go Pam Go! You are amazing! Great creative work, moving, and keeping all this organized! My hat is off to you!
Dawn Louise said…
Really impressive, love it all a real homespun look full of interest and texture x
Shirley Parlin said…
Thanks for making a beautiful photo of my vintage bench swing...or I should say thank you for making my vintage bench swing into a beautiful photo....never looked so good! You are so talented!
Larissa Heskett said…
WOW!! This is MORE than AWESOME!! I LOVE IT!! I'd like to hang this in my Kitchen to make me SMILE Everyday!! THANKS for sharing this Neat idea and have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)
Joy H said…
loved the mixed media and thinking way beyond the box on this one Pam!!! It is gorgeous - you all are so amazingly creative!
Laura Drahozal said…
So incredibly awesome, Pam. As usual.
My Mother confided that she had been planning on having that bench removed (translated that means thrown away). Now after seeing how good it looks she is having second thoughts and is thinking about having you come back and paint it in real life colors! LOL Great creation as per usual Pammie!
Kristi said…
Very nice girl! working overtime!
Louise said…
What a fabulous creation! Love this, especially the colors and the sprayed background! Very creative!
Nan G said…
Oh my goodness! What a fabulous art piece! Absolutely stunning!
Caroline D. said…
Fabulous piece!! I bet it was a lot of fun creating this! So many wonderful details
JD said…
Fabulous project...really like the colors. I have in my backyard, a bench and a swing that looks almost like this...and yes, I used it to relax. It's where I do my summer reading.

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