Thursday, March 13, 2014

Dreamweaver Stencils: March Madness with Color Solutions

MAD I tell you! We're all going MAD! That is...MAD for Dreamweaver Stencils! Lol. Welcome to our "March Madness" challenge! Anything goes, and the more outside-of-the-box, the better. This year, we're aiming to play with non-traditional challenges whenever possible. So, break out all of your I-never-quite-knew-what-to-do-with-these-products stash, look at your Dreamweaver stencils in a whole new creative light, and get crafting! Oh, and don't forget to link those creations to the linkytool on the Dream It Up! blog for one of THREE chances to win the stencil of your choice!

For our second week, here's my personal act of madness:

This card went in a rather wild direction for me, and was never one of my personal favorites...a bit too busy. However, Lynell seems to love it. So...I think this month is the perfect time to finally post it.

This card is a perfect example of several ways to use Dreamweavers' Color Solutions Alcohol Inks. For the background, I applied drops of the various colors over the Large Cathedral Window stencil, and ran it through my Big Shot machine to Letterpress the design into the cardstock.

The smaller, framed panel (machine embossed with the Small Cathedral window), is a panel of acetate in which I laid the Large Cathedral Window on top, and dropped the inks over the stencil...obviously, there was quite a bit of running under the design, which  blurs the pattern, yet the colors are beautifully vibrant.

 Finally, we have the Rooster, which I paste embossed in Metallic Gold. When dry, I applied various Color Solutions over the surface using the Applicator designed for this process. A stitched grosgrain May Arts' ribbon and button add some more punch to the project, and bring it all together.

So, what do you think? Was this mad enough for March? Let me know, in your comments below! Hopefully, it was wild enough to have you jump outside of your comfort zone, and play along with us this month! Meanwhile, here's the B Team to inspire you more:


Katia said...

I'm stunning with your card, is amazing, you're amazing, I love your job, i'm your fan!!!

Lyn Bernatovich said...

Love the hot colors Pam. Card instantly creates a happy feeling!

Lesa said...

Oh my goodness! I am mad for your rooster and love the colors, too!
I want a great, big giant rooster just like yours on my kitchen wall, LOL!

Janis said...

I just lost a very dear rooster yesterday to a predator. Caught in the act. :( :( :(
I wrote "Requiem to a Rooster" for him on my blog today.

Your card brings tears to my eyes. It is very lovely. Thanks for posting it now. It came at a good time...somehow it is comforting to me.
<3 J

jwoolbright at gmail dot com

rose s. said...

as always pam, I love your use of colour. and I'm impressed with how much use you get out of that rooster haha. I also wanted to mention that I really loved what you did with your door hanger. not sure if I left a message saying so but I did mean too. as always, you are very inspiring :)