WOW....there is LOADS of fun on my blog today! First was the debut of the Wild Orchid Crafts Challenge Blog and now I have some MORE SUPER FUN news to share with you!!!
Now for the 2nd DEBUT of the day....
Like I said....I have LOTS of new fun stuff going on here today!!! Susana, from Susana's Custom Art & Card Design, has declaredthe 1st Monday of the Month......Make a Mess Monday (MAMM)! Here's the history behind MAMM from Susana, herself:
"Make A Mess Monday arose from the desire to explore other ways than the much loved traditional ways of making and seeing cards. What if we could bring the Mess back into card making and altered items? This is about getting messy creatively not messy ways of thinking about projects. It’s about why not try something different. It might take a little more time but so what :o) I don’t want to give too much away as I want you to feel our excitement and come back and see what new Mess we will take you to LOL. :o) But if in your heart you love getting Messy and that 7 year old in your heart wants to still play with finger paints ( Inka paints etc) and Play Doh (air dry clays) and more, then grab the blinkie below, add it to your blog and yell out the window I am proud to get MY MESS ON!!! WOO HOO :o)"
This is going to be a long post, so I hope you stick with me because it's going to be loads of fun!!! Now let's get onto my projects:
Today I am going to be sharing projects using the Dreamweaver products! Card 1 features what can be done using the stencils, embossing paste, and mica powders! Marti has made up some AMAZING videos teaching you how to use these fun products! The videos can be found on the top of the page -->here<--! For my main image (the teacups) I used a black piece of textured cardstock, with the vertical teacups stencil. Then I mixed up translucent embossing paste with mica colors ivy garden, sapphire, and moonstone. After using removeable tape to adhere my stencil to my cardstock, I then took a spatula and gently smeared the colored embossing paste over the stencil. After you are complete you take off the stencil and let the image dry, then you can make a card with the dry image!
Just look how vibrant those colors are! I absolutely LOVE the metallic look that the mica powders give! This seriously is a fun way to create an image!
Here's another view so you can see how the embossing paste makes your image 3D!
Now for Card 2 (this was the card that you saw in my previous post today):
(I'm entering this into the Friday Sketchers Challenge!)
This card features the same Dreamweaver products....stencils, embossing past, and mica powders; however it is a different technique. See the panel that the cutie pie image Rian is on top of....the panel that is pink, green and bown metallic.....this process helps you create that gorgeous background for your image!
Here is the panel before Rian was placed on it! I've used Marti and Pezza's technique that you can find -->here<--. I've took the flower lace background stencil, and taped it to my white piece of cardstock with removeable tape. Then I took translucent embossing paste and covered the stencil. Removed the stencil and let the image dry overnight. When the image dried it was clear. Then I repositioned the stencil over the image and took my Versamark pad and inked up the image, and again removed the stencil. Finally I took my mica powders in cocoa, pixie blush, and ivy garden and brushed the micas over the inked image. (Again check out Marti's video for step by step instructions.)
Doesn't Rain and her puppy look amazing on top of the custom made background paper? :)
SOOOO NOW IT'S TIME FOR YOU TO GET YOUR MESS ON!!!
Teacup Card Recipe:
Stamps: Sentiment (Hero Arts)
Inks: SU marker
Papers: Coordinations CS, Black, green and blue Shimmer cardstock from my stash along with textures black cardstock also from my stash
Tools: MS border punch, Sizzix swirl dies, SU oval and scallop oval punches, Victorian Cuttlebug embossing folder, vertical teacups stencil,
Embellishments: Dreamweaver translucent embossing paste, Dreamweaver mica powders - ivy garden, sapphire, and moonstone, Vintage Pearl Pin,
Pink/Brown/Green Rain Card Recipe:
Stamps: Rian from Sampler Edition #1 by Elisabeth Bell for SCACD, Vintage Vogue (SU),
Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black, Memento Rich Cocoa, Copics, White Gel Pen, Versamark
Copic Colors Used: RV0000, RV000, RV32, RV34, W3, YR00, YR21, YR24, G0000, G40, G82, G94, YG01, YG07, YG67, E000, E00, E11, E21, E27, E30, E34, E37, E47, E49, E99
Papers: Memory Box Gossamer
Tools: Spellbinders - Oval and Scalloped Oval, MS butterfly punches, MS leaf punch, SU modern label punch, Dreamweaver flower lace background stencil
Embellishments: Dreamweaver translucent embossing paste, Dreamweaver mica powders in cocoa, pixie blush, and ivy garden, Glimmer Mist in Creme de Chocolate, Star Dust Stickles, Viva Decor Cream Pearl Pen, Viva Decor Glitter Liner (Holo), Wild Orchid Crafts - 35mm Wild Rose, 15mm roses, 10mm roses, 6mm closed rosebuds, Heart Crystal Stems,
Thanks for reading through my super long post! I hope you have enjoyed our Messy Monday and come back for some MORE fun! If you have any question, please email me, as I am happy to answer anything for you! :)