Thursday, September 6, 2012

Get Inky and Win a Stencil!

Welcome to September!

Now that summer is "unofficially over", I can get serious again about blogging! And I am so excited because this month's Dreamweaver's challenge really helps to motivate me.

It's a very wide open challenge so there really is no excuse to participate. Are you ready to:


Yes, that's right, time to get inky! And being a stamper at heart and a lover of techniques, this month's challenge is right up my alley (and hopefully yours as well).

PLUS this month we will have just a bit different twist on our monthly challenge ...we are letting you choose any stencil you would like as your prize if you win. Yep, any Dreamweaver stencil you "so desire". We will still have two winners, one for best interpretation of the challenge and one for best usage of Dreamweaver products.

So to start of my INKY month, I thought I'd share a very easy, CAS card that is really quite stunning.

This is one of the cards we will be creating in my October classes at Stampin' Cat Studio and also at Karen and Friends Creations.

I started by first creating a watercolor wash background using Twinkling H2Os and then using the Faux Letterpress technique, machine-embossed the LG745 Tree Line stencil over the painted background.

I love the way this came out. It reminds me of a end of summer sunset!

Please join along with this month. There really is no excuse not to because the theme can be interpreted in soooo many ways.

For additional inspiration, please check out the Dreamweaver blog and the other Dream Team blogs:

I hope you'll stop by next week when I'll be posting not only on Thursday but also on Tuesday and Saturday as well!

Have a great weekend, happy crafting and may the ink stains on your fingers bring out the child in your heart!!!!


sommrstamping said...

Cherylynn this card really pops. I love the twinkling H2O's especially with this stencil. Your classes are gonna love this one.

Lynell Harlow / Dreamweaver Stencils said...

Hey Cherylynn...just saw your card up close and when you do letterpress you don't use an embossing mat? So it is more like the ink transfer technique? Very very cool!

Kristi Parker Van Doren said...

this is so pretty. Love this use and the letterpress style

Evelyn S. said...

Wow, Cherylynn! This is so dramatic! Fabulous.

Anonymous said...

One pretty card! I love the sunset effect.

Pam Hornschu said...

Great card for the fall! Love that sunset!

Louise said...

Beautiful card Cherylynn! Love the contrast of the bright colors and the black, stunning!