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Dreamweaver Stencils and Art Glitter: Awesome in Autumn, Week Four

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Ready to be sparkly? This month is our annual collaboration between Dreamweaver Stencils and Art Glitter, and we promise double the glitter and double the fun! Follow the trail of bling all of this month on the Art Glitter blog, and the Dream It Up! blog. Play along with the monthly challenge of "Awesome in Autumn" and link your creations to the linkytool on the Dream It Up! Thursday posts for a chance to win some stupendous stencils and glamorous glitter! As if that wasn't cool enough, Art Glitter is offering a 20% discount this month if you use the code DW20, and the Stencil with Style site is offering a 20% discount this month if you use the code SWS20!

Here's what I've created for today's post:



Yes, I'm back showing off more of my mixed media book. If you've missed any of the previous posts regarding it, you can find them HERE, HERE, and HERE! Lol. This page is definitely multi-layer. The base of the page is canvas covered. I spritzed various…

Woodware UK: Making Stamps with Magic!

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Occasionally it is great fun to step back in time, and play with a product or technique that you've completely forgotten about. This week was such an occasion! The Woodware team was challenged to see just what they could do with Pen Score Magic Stamps from Clearsnap. These are a thick, squishy moldable foam that you heat with your heat tool until quite warm. Then you press it into whatever dimensional surface you want, and it creates a stamp of it. You can use this stamp as much as you want, and when tired of it, you reheat it and create something new.

For my background, I pressed the Magic Stamp foam into the surface of this woven wood basket that I've had forever, and suddenly...the front of my card is complete!

For my focal panel, I pressed the hot foam onto a stained glass dragonfly that a friend had given me years ago, and suddenly...I have a great dragonfly stamped image!

For a more finished design, I stamped one of the Delightful Verses from a Woodware Clear Magic set cr…

Dreamweaver and Quietfire Design: Grand Finale!

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Get ready for an amazing week of Awesome in Autumn! This week we are playing with the Quietfire Design team, and are so excited to play with their amazing images and sentiments. In their beautiful calligraphic style, their quotes and thoughts are the perfect addition to our Dreamweaver designs. Follow along with us, and leave your comments for an opportunity to win one of two wonderful prize packages:


Here's what I've created for today's post:

This card features the Dreamweaver Leafless Tree, spritzed with a resist medium on top of the stencil, and a piece of glossy white cardstock placed face down on top to transfer the medium and the design. I let that dry for a few minutes, and then rubbed various Memento inks over the surface...Rich Cocoa, Teal Zeal, Nautical Blue, Potter's Clay, and Bamboo Leaves. The tree took the most color, and the spattered background took just enough to be interesting. I used the Treasured Memory sentiment (love, love, love) from Quiet…

Dreamweaver and Quietfire Design: Day Four

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Get ready for an amazing week of Awesome in Autumn! This week we are playing with the Quietfire Design team, and are so excited to play with their amazing images and sentiments. In their beautiful calligraphic style, their quotes and thoughts are the perfect addition to our Dreamweaver designs. Follow along with us, and leave your comments for an opportunity to win one of two wonderful prize packages:


Here's what I've created for today's post:


I went a little more simply for this card. I pasted the Dreamweaver Dragonflies in Matte Orange Embossing Paste. When dry, I applied some Palette Glue inkpad with a cotton swab over just the wings of the dragonflies, heated it to activate the adhesive, and applied Glacier Lake and Goldfinch Metallic F/X for the magical color that dragonflies always seem to have. I absolutely love dragonflies, so as soon as I saw this wonderful quote stamp from Quietfire Design, I just knew that I would use it with some of the Dreamweaver drago…

Dreamweaver and Quietfire and Art Glitter, Oh My! Day Three

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Get ready for an amazing week of Awesome in Autumn! This week we are playing with the Quietfire Design team, and are so excited to play with their amazing images and sentiments. In their beautiful calligraphic style, their quotes and thoughts are the perfect addition to our Dreamweaver designs. Follow along with us, and leave your comments for an opportunity to win one of two wonderful prize packages:


Oh, and in case you forgot...we are also covered in Art Glitter for the month of September...
Ready to be sparkly? This month is our annual collaboration between Dreamweaver Stencils and Art Glitter, and we promise double the glitter and double the fun! Follow the trail of bling all of this month on the Art Glitter blog, and the Dream It Up! blog. Play along with the monthly challenge of "Awesome in Autumn" and link your creations to the linkytool on the Dream It Up! Thursday posts for a chance to win some stupendous stencils and glamorous glitter! As if that wasn…

Dreamweaver and Quietfire Design: Day Two

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Get ready for an amazing week of Awesome in Autumn! This week we are playing with the Quietfire Design team, and are so excited to play with their amazing images and sentiments. In their beautiful calligraphic style, their quotes and thoughts are the perfect addition to our Dreamweaver designs. Follow along with us, and leave your comments for an opportunity to win one of two wonderful prize packages:


Here's what I've created for today's post:



I played with my new resist technique for this card. I spritzed the Dreamweaver Maple Branch stencil with Beacon Fast Finish Decoupage Medium (which I poured into a spray bottle), and placed a panel of glossy cardstock face down on top to transfer the design, and the medium. Let it dry for a few minutes, and then the fun begins. I rubbed various Memento inks over the surface. The leaf portions had no medium on them for the most part, so they took the most color. The background took very little, but enough to add interest.

In k…

Dreamweaver and Quietfire Design: Day One

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Get ready for an amazing week of Awesome in Autumn! This week we are playing with the Quietfire Design team, and are so excited to play with their amazing images and sentiments. In their beautiful calligraphic style, their quotes and thoughts are the perfect addition to our Dreamweaver designs. Follow along with us, and leave your comments for an opportunity to win one of two wonderful prize packages:


Here's what I've created for today's post:


Last week as part of the Dreamweaver/Art Glitter collaboration, I posted the cover of one of my latest mixed media creations, my Give Thanks book. This week, I plan on sharing a couple pages from this book in order to inspire you to break out your Dreamweaver Stencils, Art Glitter, and Quietfire Design sentiments and quotes. This page is all about my mom. The photo is of her when she was about 10, so around 1936. At this age she was taking piano lessons from a neighbor, which she loved...music and art were everything to my mother. S…

Woodware UK and Crafty Cardmakers Challenge Takes Wing!

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Welcome to another Woodware UK post with the Crafty Cardmakers! Our challenge from them for this month, was to create "Things with Wings", and oh, do I have a beauty for this one!

This card features the Dreamweaver Butterfly which I machine-embossed/debossed into Mercart turquoise aluminum. I then sanded off the color from the raised areas and off the edges to reveal the silver under the turquoise. Placing several drops of Color Solutions inks (Citron and Sugarplum) onto the applicator felt, along with a few drops of the Thinner/Cleaner, and pounced it over the surface to add the lime and purple tones. All that was needed next, was to cut the panel, mat it with white cardstock, and adhere it over a gorgeous bow onto my card. A very simple card to create, with such a wow impact!


Dreamweaver Stencils and Art Glitter: Awesome in Autumn, Week Two

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Ready to be sparkly? This month is our annual collaboration between Dreamweaver Stencils and Art Glitter, and we promise double the glitter and double the fun! Follow the trail of bling all of this month on the Art Glitter blog, and the Dream It Up! blog. Play along with the monthly challenge of "Awesome in Autumn" and link your creations to the linkytool on the Dream It Up! Thursday posts for a chance to win some stupendous stencils and glamorous glitter! As if that wasn't cool enough, Art Glitter is offering a 20% discount this month if you use the code DW20, and the Stencil with Style site is offering a 20% discount this month if you use the code SWS20!

Here's what I've created for today's post:

I'm really excited to show you my Give Thanks book that I created for this month's challenges and collaborations. Partly mixed media, partly scrapbook, and all texture and color! Here's the front cover. The basic book is a canvas covered book th…

Woodware UK: SMILE! It's the September Sketch Challenge!

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It's now your turn to play along! The Woodware UK team have been challenged to created with the sketch above, and we want you to show us what you've done as well! Just email your link to dorothy@woodware.co.uk for a chance to win!

My version features the Dreamweaver Black Eyed Susans, paste-embossed in Translucent Paste on acetate. I colored from behind with Color Solution Alcohol Inks (using a cotton swab) in Lemoncello, Pumpkin, and Darkest Brown. The stems and leaves were colored using a green Permopaque Marker. The background panel was run through the embossing machine with the Plaid/Stripes stencil, and the embossed surface brushed with yellow ink. The green panel was machine-embossed with the susans stencil as well, and the finishing touch was a green paper flowers, with a punched circle sentiment from the Woodware Clear Magic Just To Say set.



Dreamweaver Stencils and Art Glitter: Awesome in Autumn, and Sparkly, Too!

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Ready to be sparkly? This month is our annual collaboration between Dreamweaver Stencils and Art Glitter, and we promise double the glitter and double the fun! Follow the trail of bling all of this month on the Art Glitter blog, and the Dream It Up! blog. Play along with the monthly challenge of "Awesome in Autumn" and link your creations to the linkytool on the Dream It Up! Thursday posts for a chance to win some stupendous stencils and glamorous glitter! As if that wasn't cool enough, Art Glitter is offering a 20% discount this month if you use the code DW20, and the Stencil with Style site is offering a 20% discount this month if you use the code SWS20!

Here's what I've created for today's post:

This card features the Dreamweaver Maple Branch and Script Thank You stencils, a few Memories Mists spray inks, and plenty of fun Art Glitter! The square panel was done in the double-glitter technique, but using a mix from the Carnival Pee Wee set, with Sand, and t…

Woodware UK: Piling on the Layers with Wear Crafts!

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Did someone mention layers? Oh, boy! The Woodware UK team are posting along with Wear Crafts UK, and our challenge is layers...lots of layers! Perfect time to pull this one out of my hat (or cyber file). There are so many ways to create layers...inks, papers, paste, embellishments, etc. I have used a bit of all of these on this card.

Layer #1-The base is a square black card. I've added a layer of teal cardstock that has been watermark inked all around the edge, and embossed with Stampendous Aged Gold Embossing Enamel.

Layer #2-A torn black panel which I paste-embossed Dreamweaver Stencils' Gold Embossing Paste with the Gears stencil. The wet paste was sprinkled with Aged Teal and Aged Gold Embossing Enamels, and heated with the heat tool. Heating the paste while wet causes it to bubble and puff up a bit, and of course, the powders melted, so the result is very chunky and textural.

Layer #3-A small panel of copper metal was run through my embossing machine with the Gears stenc…