Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Dreamweaver + Ranger = A GLITTERY DAY!!!

The Dream Team has a big day today! Not only are we into week three of our Pinterest Inspired challenge, we are also playing with Ranger's Stickles Dry Glitter in the mix! We've had so much fun playing with jars of sparkly goodness, that we want to share the fun with two lucky crafters! 


For my Pinspiration creation today, I thought I'd make me a new piece of jewelry to wear this summer. Everyone who knows me knows I just love to create little accessories to wear for the different seasons. In the past I have created several pendants using Dreamweaver stencils with polymer clay. So today I thought I'd change it up a bit and go a little bit more "artsy" and create something a little more colorful for the summer.

My inspiration piece came from here. I  knew I wanted to do a watch piece because I had bought Tim Holtz's watch frame awhile back and it was begging to be used and so I searched on "pocket watches" and was I surprised at how many hits came up.

Supplies used:

First off, let me say I love glitter and own tons of it! But I have never found a black glitter that I really loved until I found Ranger's Black Diamond Dry Glitter. Too many times in the past, the black glitter has been almost matte in color and didn't really reflect and add shimmer. Not the case with the Black Diamond glitter. I love the full spectrum of colors you get in the sparkle. Trust me, this is one glitter for your must have list!

This was fairly easy to create. First off using the Blending tool and foam pad, color a piece of white cardstock with the Distress ink. Once dry, paste emboss the bird stencil and sprinkle with the Black Diamond glitter. (For more detailed info on how to paste emboss, please go to PaperCraft Planet's blog ( and check out the Dreamweaver tutorials.

While the paste dried, stencil "imagine" onto a piece of clear shrink plastic with the Archival ink. Remove stencil and "shrink"the plastic with a heat gun. Once cooled, add color to the back side of the plastic using Dreamweaver's Color Solutions in Citron.

Since the watch is a antiqued pewter color and I really wanted mine to be black to match the chain, I simply colored the watch with Dreamweaver's Black Pearl alcohol ink. How cool is that?!

Assemble, embellish with the crystals and there you have it! A fun and somewhat artsy, somewhat whimsical necklace perfect for the summer.

Now on to the important stuff! WINNING FREE PRODUCT!!! To win the fabulous prize shown above, just visit everyone on the list below, and leave comments for everyone. Two winners* will be randomly selected and announced Thursday, July 4th...what a great day for a celebration! Each prize package includes a mix of five Ranger Stickles Dry Glitter, a mix of six Dreamweaver Stencils, and jar of Dreamweaver Translucent Paste, and a Palette Knife for spreading. If you want to add to the fun, play along with our Pinterest challenge and link your own creation to the linkytool on the Dream It Up! blog before July 1st for a chance to win this month's stencil prize. Here's the list of sparkly-Pinteresting players:

Thanks for stopping by. Until next time, may the bluebird of happiness be shining upon you today and everyday!

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Looking for some Pinspiration?

Need some inspiration? Well I have the perfect solution for you! Check out this week's Dreamweaver Design Team blogs for their "Pinspiration"! 
I'll be back next week with a very special "Pinspiration."

Hugs and Happy Creating!

Thursday, June 13, 2013


For the month of June, the Dreamweaver Design Team has been challenged to create a project that is inspired by something seen on Pinterest, a challenge I am calling PINSPIRATION!

So here is my inspiration piece:

and its link:

I love the bright and vivid colors of these Gerber Daisies and instantly thought of combining them Dreamweaver's brand new LL3031 Shasta Flower Trio stencil:

and Dreamweaver's LX7014 Daisy background stencil:

I love the end result. It is so vibrant and cheery. What do you think?

Both stencil images were machine-embossed. The background was then colored using Distress inks and Ranger's ink blending tool in Spiced Marmalade and Mustard Seed.

The Shasta Flower Trio was colored with my absolute favorite coloring medium, PAINSTIKS! I love their creaminess and blendability. I also love the fact that they can be used on fabric and other porous mediums and once dry are permanent. How cool is that?!

Okay, now that you've seen my inspiration, please leave me some love and then head over to the other participating Design Team members blogs and check out their PINSPIRATIONS!

Cyndi Bundy

Remember, this monthly challenge is not for Dreamweaver Design Team members only. Everyone is invited (and encouraged) to participate. All you need to do to be eligible to win a prize is to link a picture of your creation using the linky tool on Dreamweaver's blog. More details and the link can be found here

Thanks for stopping by. I hope my little PINSPIRATION brought some cheer to your day.

Hugs and Happy Pinning!