Thursday, May 1, 2014

Dreamweaver Stencils: Flora and Fauna Fun

Welcome to the merry month of May! The Dream Team are challenging you this month to a "Flora and Fauna" theme! Considering most of the Dreamweaver designs incorporate both of these in the huge variety of stencils, you should have no problem playing along with our challenge this month! As usual, link your creations at the end of the Dream It Up! blog post, or at the end of our posts where it says, "Add Your Link". As the challenge gets underway, you'll see thumbnails of others who are playing along as inspirations for your own creations! Speaking of inspirations...the month of April was our Inspirations month, and we had so many that linked with us! So exciting! Our randomly chosen winner for April is...JULIE STAVES! Check out two of her creations...

Congrats, Julie! Be sure to email lynell@dreamweaverstencils.com with your choice of stencil, and your address!

Here is my creation for this week:
Another one of my fabulous finds on clearance at Home Goods...this herb garden box, which was plain, had soil to use, and someone had been "light-fingered" with the seed packets, so it had been marked down to $4.00. Score!!!!

I used my Tsukineko Splendor Circus inkpad as my palette to ink-stencil the Wheat, Hexagons, and Rooster Weather-vane over the box. I deliberately kept it weathered and worn looking. I heat set the ink with my handy-dandy Milwaukee tool, before spraying a clear Krylon Finish over the surface, and on the inside.

The soil packets came in thin plastic liners for the pots to protect the wood, so I inserted my herb plants (pre-grown from Lowe's) into their respected areas before adding their cute stakes. These were made with the wood tongue depressor-style sticks from Jo-Ann's, along with precut wood plaques. I painted these with a couple of coats of chalkboard paint, and ink-stenciled in StazOn White ink the names using the Dreamweaver alphabet.

I've really been enjoying taking the opportunity to craft on objects other than just cards. I hope you'll look at your paper-crafting supplies with this same thought in mind. If you ever have questions, feel free to email me at phornschu@yahoo.com.


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6 comments:

LynB said...

Pam, you are the queen of 3d projects!!! This is fabulous and I love your inspiring creativity.

Lea said...

Wowzers, Pammie Sue! You're just having all sorts of fun in your yard! Lights, planters, what else do you have up your sleeve?! Your planter box turned out great and I love your little markers! All very inspiring!

Christina Doré said...

Wow - what a brilliant project! I love your plant pots.

Jamie Martin said...

How do you come up with these amazing ideas? These are so cute, how many inches are the pots? From the picture they look really big but I'm guessing they are on the smaller side.

Lynell Harlow / Dreamweaver Stencils said...

LOVE THIS HOMEGOODS CREATION! Yes, I accidentally shouted, but I mean that, too CUTE!!!

Louise said...

This turned out great! How do you think of all these projects, amazing.

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