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I'm on the Dream Team!!!

Hello! I can finally tell you!!! I am now officially a part of the Dreamweaver Stencils Dream Team!!! I am beyond thrilled! I have wanted to be a part of this amazing team for quite some time, and I am so honored that I am now.
This month, the challenge theme is April Inspirations. So you've got to find something that inspires you to make a project. Easy...especially if you are as obsessed with Pinterest as I am. Here's my inspiration photo.

Isn't this beautiful? You can check out the Etsy shop this photo came from HERE. Here's my project.

I used the gorgeous Butterfly stencil to make a Shrinky Dink charm. Let me show you the stencil size with the finished pendant.

I started by using a pre-sanded Shrinky Dink sheet, and I traced the entire butterfly with a skinny Sharpie Marker. It kind of ruined the tip of my marker, so I recommend trying a marker that has a metal tip. But do a test first to be sure it will work on the shrunken Shrinky Dinks.

Then I colored the image using Crayola colored pencils. My daughter was coloring then too, so we shared her pencils. I punched a hole in 1 wing, and then I shrunk the butterfly using my embossing gun. It's a pretty simple process that looks fantastic when the light hits it.
I hope that  you will visit the other posting members of the Dream Team. Their links are below. Thanks for stopping by. Have an inspiring day!
and our "newbies":


Suzi McKenzie said…
Massive congratulations hunni, so very happy for you, I know this is a dream post for you. They are very lucky to have you showcase their products with your awesome projects, you rock <3 xxx
Irish Cherokee said…
Beautiful! You did an excellent job. Love butterflies.
Lynn Mercurio said…
Wow...what a beautiful butterfly, so full of color. Fabulous job, and I wanted to say how thrilled I am to be on a team with you. Your creativity is amazing!
Wendy said…
Congrats Alison...the Dream Team is lucky to have you! I've seen some of your artwork using the stencils and it is dynamite. Good luck and have FUN!!!
Lea said…
Yay!!!!!! I'm so glad you're on the team with us!!!!! I love your butterfly, if you made another one, that would be some cool earrings! Gorgeous!
Louise said…
What a beautiful charm you created with that butterfly stencil! Love the colors. Welcome to the team!
Janeen said…
Congrats to you on your DW designer position. That butterfly is my all time favorite DW stencil. I have never shrinky dinked anything and i am glad you had fun.
Pam Hornschu said…
So bright and colorful! Did you use the clear or white Shrinky Dink? Btw, welcome to the team!
Alison said…
Thank you, Pam! It's clear Shrinky Dinks.
Jamie Martin said…
What a great idea and so pretty! I will have to try that, shrinky dink is so much fun to play with :)
LynB said…
I love how you went out of the box with this Alison! You've given us another way to create with our stencils. What a beautiful butterfly. Welcome to the team and I look forward to seeing your work!
~Heidi~ said…
I never thought of using a stencil on shrinky dink. What a cool idea and what a beautiful butterfly you made! I'm going to need to try that sometime. Congrats on joining the Design Team!
rose s. said…
what a great idea!! thanks for the tutorial and can't wait to see what you have for us next :) welcome
Skyline Spirit said…
pretty nice blog, following :)

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