Dreamweaver Stencils: A Celtic Inspiration

We're already into April, and no foolin', the Dream Team has a spectacular month planned for you...filled with exciting news and inspiration for all of your crafting dreams! The exciting news will be announced in the Dream It Up! post on April 17th, but the "April Inspirations" challenge will run for the entire month. Each team member will post what inspires them in their creative life...maybe a Pinterest pic, a magazine pic, a quote, a book, a place, an artist, a crafter friend...along with their creation. We are hoping that you will feel inspired as well, and link your projects (and inspiration) to the inlinkz tool on the Dream It Up! blog, or at the bottom of this post.

I've always had an affinity for Celtic design, and love the design of a Celtic cross. I found this beautiful sunset pic on Pinterest, which became a reminder to use Dreamweaver's Celtic Cross:

http://www.pinterest.com/pin/101542166573430975/
I did choose softer colors for my creation, more in keeping with Spring and Easter, than the vibrant colors of the sunset in the photo. The technique that I used for the background was  Double Glitter using micro fine glitters, the trick being placing the glitter in specific areas, and if you look closely, I have not perfected that as yet. Lol. One of the best tricks is to use a plastic drinking straw, cut at an angle, to use as a scoop to spoon the glitter into the small areas. The design that I used is the new Crusade Background...a great 6" square design, perfect on it's own, or as a mixed media background, etc. I pasted the Comfort Words onto this background panel in Matte Black as I feel that a cross is a comfort.

The cross itself was pasted in Matte Black on black linen cardstock, and immediately covered in micro fine black glitter. Press this into the wet paste slightly for the best coverage, and set aside to dry. Once dry, the cross was cut out and several rhinestones were added for embellishment.

Remember, we have a wonderful guest designer playing with us this month, and the "B" team is anxious to show off their inspirational projects as well...


Comments

A beautifully inspired project, Pam. The double glittered background looks wonderful to me and the detail in the cross is as well. I think I'll need to try out the glitter technique next.
Louise said…
Oh Pam, this is definitely comforting! Beautiful design, colors, and inspirational pic.
Cherylynn said…
Pam, your cards always inspire me and this one is no exception. I love the spring colors you chose for the background.
Jan Castle said…
I'm almost speechless....the card is GORGEOUS Pam! I really a would need a video on 'how to' do this. It is mind blowing!!!
Jan
Lea said…
Lovely card by a lovely lady! Pam, this is so pretty and I love your softer springy, Easter colors. I'm going to have to try adding glitter into wet paste now! I learn something cool from you all the time!
Wow! The inspiration photo is stunning as well as your creation! I love how you used the crusade background stencil with glitter.
I love your work, you are so amazing, and your projects are fantastic!
Heidi Erickson said…
I love the different color glittered tiled with the black "grout".
Terrece said…
WOW Pam! I love your art, it is such an inspiration...I agree, you are amazing!

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