Thursday, May 31, 2012

Black & White, One Last Time

Wow, can you believe it is the last day of May?! I know I have a crazy busy life but is it me or does everybody feel like New Years was just a few days ago! Where does the time go?

Well, since it the last of May, today is the last day of the Dreamweaver May Challenge: Black and White with a Pop (of color). So I thought I'd go out with some bold color (and perhaps more than just a pop!)

Dreamweaver LL 3026 Nouveau wisteria

This stencil is one of the brand new stencils JUST RELEASED by Dreamweaver, LL 3026 Nouveau Wisteria. To see all 17 of the new stencils, check out Dreamweaver's website.

One of my favorite things (thanks to Dee Gruenig) is to add color to white cardstock and transform it into whatever color I want it to be. (I read a quote by Dee once that said all we ever need is white cardstock and inks to color it).

Using my Ranger Ink Blending Tool (a stamper's must have), and Adirondack Red Pepper die ink, I sponged on the ink until I was satisfied with the saturation. Then I laid the stencil on top and embossed using Dreamweaver's glossy black paste.

Very simple, but very striking.

I hope you've had fun joining us this month of Black and White with a Pop. It has been a hectic month so I'm glad the theme allowed me to keep my cards clean and simple.

I also hope you all enjoyed the Sculpted Paste technique I did for Paper Craft Planet last week. Remember, you have a few more days to check it out and leave a comment to be eligible to win some free stencils.

And speaking of free stencils, CONGRATULATIONS TO BARBARA DIANE. Her comment:

BloggerWhimcees said...


Thank you for the great tutorial! A few ears ago when the stencils were new and the "In" technique - I made cards with them all of the time! I especially loved stenciling with the paste - I took every class offered at a local store and owned hundreds of dollars in stencils! A couple of years ago I stopped making cards for awhile and gave most of my supplies and stamp sets and my stencils away. That was a mistake of course and on seeing your tutorial I could kick myself that my stencils are gone. I have kept one card which I have on my bulletin board by my workdesk and it is of LG 613 - the gold fish with border stencil. I would dearly love to win that stencil again and I intend to start to build another collection. I also love LL 586 - the butterflies are beautiful.I used a shaded orange on the fish and border against a dark blue paper - one of my favorite cards. Wishing you a happy Sunday and again, thank you for the tutorial - it reminded me of how much I loved this paper art technique and has inspired me to start again!


Barbara Diane

May 27, 2012 8:43 AM

was chosen using a Random Integer Generator:

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as the winning comment from last week's post so I am going to send her a FREE LL559 Horses stencil. (Note to Whimcees, please email me your snail mail address!!!)
I hope you'll all stop by next week when the Dreamweaver Dream Team will be pairing up with the Art Glitter Design  Team for a month of glitter goodness!
Please remember to check out the rest of the Design Team's blogs to see what they created for their final Black and White challenge.
Until next week, have a very colorful life!


Louise said...

This is stunning Cherylynn! I agree with Dee, white card stock is a crafters best friend!

SherylH said...

Beautiful -- and I like that you were able to add lighter/darker areas around the stencil image by applying the colour to the cardstock yourself.

Kristi said...

very pretty card. Love that stencil and the way you used it

Lynell Harlow / Dreamweaver Stencils said...

I agree with Dee! Do we really need 100s of different printed papers...or should we just create our own...Wonderful colors combo Cherylynn. Very appealing on every level...Clean and Simple too!

Pam Hornschu said...

This is beautiful! Love the lighter shade behind the flowers...almost like the sun behind. Or was that just a happy accident with photography reflection?

sommrstamping said...

Cherylynn this is gorgeous. I love the color on the background. it really allows the black to POP.

Wendy said...

This is super pretty. Have a great weekend!

Laura Drahozal said...

Very simple and clean. Good job!

Terrece said...

Fabulous card. I must agree, creating your own color background really is striking. I'll have to try it. Really Beautiful!