Thursday, January 31, 2013

Back to the Start of Things

Happy last day of January 2013! Yikes, can you believe what I just said? It is the end of January already! Where did this month go?

It's a good thing I'm taking a step back in time today or else I might start freaking out. When I first started stenciling, well over a decade ago (YIKES again!), I started by hand embossing the images over a lightbox. One of my favorite ways to color the image was with soft pastels or chalks.

So in honor of the last day of the Dreamweaver FRESH START theme, I created a card that using the technique that started it all for me:

Fortunately for me, instead of having to emboss by hand, I used my handy dandy Big Shot to dry emboss the LL516 Bearded Iris. Then with the stencil still in place, I sponged on my chalk inks. I'm not sure if you can tell from the picture but I used Pebbles Pearlescent chalks which have quite the shimmer which just adds to the richness of the color.

Please take some to enjoy this last day of January by visiting the other Dream Team blogs. And if there is still time left in your day, why don't you dig out your old chalks and create something for this month's challenge. Remember there is an extra special prize this month, a $25 gift certificate for the Dreamweaver product of your choice! Here is a list of the Dream Team members playing along with the challenge this week:

Queen of Stencils:
Team Leader:
Thanks for stopping by. Hope to see you next week when we'll unveil a new theme for February!


Joy H said...

Cherylynn, this is so so pretty, and I love how you put the card together.

Lynell Harlow / Dreamweaver Stencils said...

Love your idea of a "fresh start" with an old flair attitude toward creating. Beautiful card Cherylynn!

Pam Hornschu said...

This is gorgeous, Cherylynn! Love the layout of the card, with the doily at the bottom. A perfect compliment to your beautifully colored floral panel.

Louise said...

What a lovely card! The colors on the iris are beautiful and the papers and ribbons complement it perfectly!

Kristi Parker Van Doren said...

I really like this. very pretty

Jamie Martin said...

Very pretty, I like the doily.

Anonymous said...

Cherylynn, fist: Great Card! Thanks for breakfast last week! It was fun. We'll do it again next time I am in town.