Thursday, January 5, 2012

Welcome to the first posting of the Dreamweaver Stencils' Dream Team 2012 !

We're changing things up a bit for this year, and YOU can help. The first Thursday of every month will feature our new challenge and will extend through the entire month. This means that YOU have ALL month to play along with the one challenge, as many times as you want.

Sometimes it will be a color challenge, sometimes a theme, and sometimes a technique. We are hoping that an entire month will give you plenty of time to be inspired, create, and link to the Dream It Up! blog.

Each month we are offering TWO for the most creative version of the challenge (does not have to be Dreamweaver Stencils ' product, but we sure are happy when it is!), and the second for the best use of Dreamweaver Stencils ' product in the challenge. This could be stencils (of course), Embossing Pastes , Metallic F/X , the new Color Solutions, etc., anything you find on the Dreamweaver Stencils' web site, or in your local store.

Don't know where your local store is? The list can be found on the web site . Not near any of the stores listed? There is also an online site to purchase from, Stencil with Style !

For the month of January, we challenge you to create something for Valentine's Day! You have until January 31st, 11:59 PM EST, to post and link your creation(s) to the Dream It Up! Blog Mr. Linky. The winners will be announced February 2nd, along with the February challenge.

Here is my version of this month's challenge:

Okay, I have to tell you, this one was a challenge for me. Not the theme but my final creation. It is not my typical "style". I am much more classic styling. However for my first official post as a member of the Dreamweaver Design Team,  I thought I'd break out of my comfort zone.

I started by dry embossing the LJ911 Gears stencil on black aluminum. I sanded the image slightly to reveal the aluminum and then daubed Stewart Stamp & Stick over that. Once that was cured (tacky), I brushed on Metallic F/X (love, love, love these powders!).  The background is aluminum that was dry embossed with the Plaid stencil and then colored with the new Color Solutions alcohol inks. I have to tell you, if you haven't tried this new inks, you will LOVE them. The colors are so vibrant.

Like I said before, this is not my typical style so I hope you'll come back again (soon) and see some more traditional Cherylynn work! (If you just can't wait, you can always go check out my previous blog!)
Need more inspiration? Please visit the rest of our fabulous team shown here:

Hugs and Happy Creating!


Louise said...

Well, I could not tell you were out of your comfort zone because this is beautiful! Welcome aboard, I look forward to seeing more of your designs!

Scrappychick said...

ok girl, this is just wicked cool! Love the alcohol inks in the plaid and the heart gears is soooo awesome!!

Kristi said...

awesome post and love all the layers and looks! GREAT job

Pam Hornschu said...

You did a fabulous job stepping outside the box! Love the gears in the heart shape. Never would have thought of that, but it is soooo cool! I haven't tried using the F/X powders with the metal...hmmm.

Liz Martin said...

You are a great inspiration for moving out of one's comfort zone. Great job and welcome to the Team.

Laura Drahozal said...

Stunning! You are quite a wonderful addition to this team. I just LOVE your creativity!

Lee Kellogg said...

Very cool! You did a great job, keep pushing your limits and you might be surprised!

Wendy said...

Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful. You did a fine job of breaking out of your comfort ZONE!!! Fabulous! Welcome to the team Cherylynn!!!