Thursday, April 10, 2014

April Inspirations

Welcome to the first of two Dreamweaver challenges I will have this month. This month the Dream Team has a spectacular month planned for you including the "April Inspirations" challenge that will run for the entire month. Each team member will post what inspires them in their creative life...maybe a Pinterest pic, a magazine pic, a quote, a book, a place, an artist, a crafter friend...along with their creation. We are hoping that you will feel inspired as well, and link your projects (and inspiration) to the inlinkz tool on the Dream It Up! blog.

For my inspiration piece, I picked a cardigan that I bought to cheer me up on rainy April days:


which inspired me to create this card using the LX 7021 Corner Flowers stencil using the rouging technique  with Gelatos and my Picasso stencil. For those of you unfamiliar with what the rouging technique,  it basically refers to loading a stencil brush with color, such as pigment ink, acrylic paint, paintstiks, gelato, pan pastels...,offloading the color onto a paper towel or scrap piece to work the color into the brush and remove any excess color. Then using a circular motion, "rouge" the color over the design. The best way to do this is to start on the stencil and then work over the cut out areas to avoid any piling of the paint.




I liked how this turned out. Nice, bright and cheery!

Now please go check out what the Guest Designer and the "B" team has been inspired by for this week...

I'll be back next Tuesday with a new Giveway! Hope to see you then.

Cherylynn

12 comments:

Janelle Stollfus said...

Oh, this is a fun inspired card. I love the vibrant colors!

Louise said...

This made me chuckle! I often wear clothes that fit my mood or inspire a mood change! Love the card, very colorful and beautiful.

Jan Castle said...

WOW! Love all the bright flower colors! Not sure what the roughing technique is, but I like what you did! Will have to Google it! TFS your talent!!!
Jan

Cherylynn said...

Jan, I updated the post to add a quick description of the "rouging" technique. For a more detailed description, please check out the Tips and Technique tab on Dreamweaver's website: www.dreamweaverstencils.com

Lea said...

A cheery cardigan reimagined into a cheery card! Love the bright happy colors, it would definitely keep the rainy day blues away! Beautiful card!

Lynell Harlow / Dreamweaver Stencils said...

Whoa!! These colors are a dead on match! Gorgeous Cherylynn!

Pam Hornschu said...

LOVE THIS!!! That sweater is so bright and colorful, just like your card!

Christina Doré said...

Bold, bright and beautiful. I love it!

Amante del Papel said...

it's a lovely card full of color!

Heidi Erickson said...

What a beautiful, bright, spring card!

JD/ Jill said...

Beautiful, cheery, card! Great match to your inspiration piece!

Katie said...

Beautiful! Love these bright colors, and this stencil is wonderful! I will have to try this...not sure how to avoid color contamination but will check out the tips and tricks as I see you directed someone else there. Thanks for sharing.

Katie B.