Saturday, September 21, 2013

Dreamweaver and Quietfire Finale!

As some of you who know me well know, I love to play with color. Recently I have been practicing making wastercolor wash backgrounds with Twinkling H2Os. Nothing fancy, just mixing and blending of colors.


So today, for my final card of the Dreamweaver/Quietfire Design blog hop, I am sharing with you one of my "practice" cards. I am not completely enthralled with it. (Unlike the one I loved, loved, loved until I put a thumbprint of paste on it!) but I am putting this one out there because this creativity thing should really always be about having fun and trying new things. They may not always be "just right" and that makes them even more special.


After creating the background wash with my Twinklings, I stamped the Quietfire sentiment with black ink and embossed with black embossing powder. Then I black pasted the Large Maple branch and let dry. Once dry, I used the Stewart Stamp n Stick Glue pad and Dreamweaver Metallic F/X to highlight the leaves. It needed something and I really didn't want to use ribbon or other embellishments because that would defeat the purpose of using the background paper so I just doodle-framed the image with a couple different width black markers.

Not perfect, but not bad, don't you think?

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22 comments:

Anne said...

Gosh and there I was thinking, 'I wonder how she did that frme'....just a doodle? Luverly! Beautiful card!

Yogi said...

beautiful. Love those leaves. Have a great day

Robyn said...

The doodle frame is just right!

Kathy Eddy said...

This is a very pretty card!

Jan Castle said...

Lovely card...such pretty color combo!

SherylH said...

This is much better than "not bad". Great colour combination and use of the doodled frame.

Joni said...

I like the diagonal movement on your background - works well with the tree branch, and the colors are lovely. Nice framing with the pen work, too - I really like this card!

peaches234 said...

“There are no mistakes, only happy accidents.” Bob Ross
Nice work on all your cards.

CraftyJo said...

I really like your doodle frame - finishes it off nicely.

Mickie said...

Ahhh, so fall, so pretty!

Louise said...

I think your doodle-frame is awesome! Pretty card too!

Louise said...

I think your doodle-frame is awesome! Pretty card too!

Pam Hornschu said...

Wow. This is so gorgeous, Cherylynn! Love the swirls of colors!

Laura Drahozal said...

Very pretty and nice colors!

Janis said...

Thanks for showing us what you think is less than wonderful....but all of us think is gorgeous!! I love that doodle-frame idea, as others have mentioned, too. I learn so much from seeing the works of others....not only from the most outstanding pieces, but from all the experiments, too!
<3 J

Lynell Harlow / Dreamweaver Stencils said...

This is a stunning card Cherylynn! Thank you so much for helping with the cross promo and blog hop while we were gone to the UK! Your addition to these busy creative days is so appreciated. Hope all is well!

Evelyn said...

Wonderful card!

Quietfire said...

Really lovely card! Thank you so much for your wonderful creations this week!

dorothy harrison said...

I love the fact you left the border part of the stencil black but adding the "glitz" to the leaves. Beautiful colors!

Froggietalks said...

for a not so nice card, it's beautiful. Love it!

Kim B said...

practice makes PERFECT!

cal8007 said...

Yes, love the doodle! It makes the sentiment and everything else really stand out!

Carmen L