Thursday, April 25, 2013

Final Mists Drizzles and Showers!

Welcome to my final installment for Dreamweaver's Mists, Drizzles and Showers challenge. Today I thought I'd do something different and challenge me.

For anyone who has followed this blog or knows me, my style is very clean and simple, square corners, symmetrical and balanced. I think that is because the rest of my life is so chaotic that my creativity time needs to balance that! I don't do a lot of collage and mixed media. It hurts my brain.

BUT sometimes we need to step out of our comfort zone to grow and so that is exactly what I did today.

Okay, so its not that far out there but for me it is very different. Especially because I don't usually do tags. (No offense to Tim Holtz and friends, but I am a very practical person and do not have much use for tags.)

I began first by misting (okay, saturating) a piece of speckled cardstock with the Fireworks spray and then letting it drip downward. I love the combination of the splatter and the drips.

Then I paste embossed, using Dreamweaver's yellow embossing paste, the Two Daisies stencil using the sculpted paste technique to give it some texture. Once that was dry, I dabbed on some Stamp n Stick glue and then applied the Metallic F/X.

The imagine tag is shrink plastic which was stenciled with Black Stazon and colored on the back with Lemoncello Color Solutions.
The Dreamweaver products I used:
  • LL405 imagine inspire believe
  • LL549 Tall Daisies
  • Lemoncello Color Solutions Alcohol Ink
  • Yellow Matte Paste
  • Forestry Metallic F/X
  • Nouveau Orange Metallic F/X
The ribbons are May Arts (can you say gorgeous!), the spray is Tsukineko Fireworks and the stamps by Hero Arts are from an old, old, old set I cannot part with!

Remember, if your local store doesn't carry Dreamweaver products, you can always find ALL of their products online at Stencil with Style, including the Stamp n Stick glue pad and finger daubers!

Thanks so much for stopping by. I'd really like some input on this piece as it is quite different from me. Please either encourage me or totally discourage, either way, please just leave me your thoughts!

And remember to hop on over to the other Dreamers participating in this week's challenge:

I'll be back next week with a bit of May inspiration! Hugs and happy creating!!!!

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Mists, Drizzles and Showers, Part Three

Editorial Note: Today's card was original created 14 months ago before the explosion of 3D flowers and all the dies, punches and techniques on how to create them. If I were to do this card over I would definitely use a more dimensional card for photography purposes. However, since this card was mailed to a friend, the more flat flowers used were actually better for mailing purposes. Isn't it amazing how trends change the way we like/dislike something?

Welcome back. Today I am sharing you a card I made just over a year ago when I was first introduced to Dreamweaver's Color Solutions alcohol ink. Man, I love that stuff.

Dreamweaver LG 737 Umbrella stencil, Silver Embossing Paste
and Color Solutions Alcohol ink; Sentiment is Penny Black; Cardstock is My Mind's Eye.

Again, I've used Dreamweaver LG 737 Umbrella stencil but this time I first paste embossed it with Silver Embossing Paste onto patterned paper from My Mind's Eye. Once it was dry, I realigned the stencil and then using my Cut-n-Dry nib I applied the Dreamweaver Color Solutions Alcohol Ink.
Please take some time from your busy days and check out the other team players this week. And, PLEASE, if you can, leave us a comment. We LOVE, LOVE, LOVE hearing your comments on our creations.

Remember, you have until April 30 to submit your own creation to the monthly challenge. All the details can be found here.

Until next week and my final Mist, Drizzles and Showers creation, treat yourself to something special. You know you deserve it!

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Mists, Drizzles and Showers Part Two

Welcome back to Dreamweaver's Weekly Challenge Post! This week I am continuing on with our April "Mists, Drizzles and Showers" theme. I love this theme because it can be interpreted so many ways. Today I am sticking with another traditional interpretation and again using the LG 737 Umbrella and LJ 905 Rain stencils. (Remember, if your local store doesn't carry Dreamweaver products or if you don't have a local store, you can always find ALL of the Dreamweaver product online at Stencil with Style.) I also used Dreamweaver's  LX 7002 Plaid and LL 548 Daisies stencil. Four stencils on one card I think is an all time record for me!

Stencils used: LL548 Daisies, LG737 Umbrella, LJ905 Rain and LX7002 Plaid
Sentiment stamp by Impression Obsession

This card was really easy to create and is great for those just beginning to play with stencils. Because I was using three different stencils for my focus point I chose not to dry emboss the images. Rather the images were just stenciled using the dry brush method and pigment inks. Basically it just mean you use a dry stencil brush and apply the ink in a circular motion. It really is a fun technique and a great way to achieve a lot of depth in your color. Plus if you use the Picasso stenciling shield, you can really control where your place your colors. Lynell has some great instructions here for doing this technique.

I really do appreciate your taking the time to stop by each week and visit these posts. I hope you enjoy them at least half as much as I enjoy creating them!

Now please take some time to head on over to the other Dream Team blog posts. This week we are welcoming new members Lea Kimmel, Stacey Rumsby and Caroline Duncan along with a guest blogger: Alison Heikkila.All the links to the participating bloggers are found below.

Cherylynn Moser (that's me!)

Until we meet again next week, I hope the sun is shining for you and if not you have the support of friends and loved ones to keep you safe until it does.


Thursday, April 4, 2013

Mists, Drizzles and Showers!

Welcome to the new monthly Dreamweaver challenge: "Mists, Drizzles and Showers"!

Today I am excited to welcome new Dream Team members: Lyn BernatovichHeidi Erickson and Jessica Griffin  as well as guest designer Alison Heikkila to our weekly challenge. Please be sure to hop on over to their blogs and give them a warm welcome.

The Dream Team is now twice as large as before with twelve members so we've divided into two groups, each person posting twice a month. I will continue to post every week but am looking forward to only having to post twice a month!

This month's challenge is a fun one. You can take the theme literally as I did below or you can go figuratively and think of techniques like spray mists or drops of alcohol ink. Its pretty wide open. Its a great challenge to get your feet "wet" (pun intended) in joining the Dreamweaver Challenge. All you need to do is post your creation on your blog, an online gallery and then link it up on the  Dream It UP! blog, or email pictures of your projects to

For my post today, I paste embossed the LG 737 Umbrella stencil with the original Dreamweaver paste and then colored it using pigment inks. I also paste embossed the LJ905 Rain stencil with silver paste onto a piece of transparency and while the paste was still wet, sprinkled it with glitter. I love this card because it helps me get through the very rainy spring we typically have here in the Pacific Northwest by reminding me that flowers will be the wonderful end result of all the grey and rainy days!

Here's the list of our team players for this week including our guest designer:

I'll be back next week with some stamping creations as well as another Dreamweaver challenge post! Until then, happy spring and happy creating.