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Flora and Fauna: Final Week

Hello! We have a 5th Thursday this month, so the entire Dreamweaver Stencils team is posting today! Our challenge all month long has been "Flora and Fauna." I have particularly enjoyed this challenge, as I love plants and animals. You may link up your own project at the end of my post. I used a new (for me) stencil...Mushrooms. I have so many ideas for this stencil...so you will definitely see me use it again soon. But for now, here's today's project.

I taped my stencil on to white cardstock and used a small stencil brush from Dreamweaver to apply several colors of Versafine Inks from Imagine Crafts. I used my Picasso tool to block out areas I didn't want to color as I went through each color. This is a wonderful tool, and if you stencil at all, you must add it to your collection.

Once I was happy with the colors and shading, I embossed the image with clear embossing powder. Then I watercolored my background. This was super simple, because the now-embossed image acts as a resist, so the watercolors don't damage the stenciled image.

Here you can see the nice sheen that the melted embossing powder gives to the stenciled image. And take a look at that beautiful shimmery ribbon! It's from May Arts, and wow! Do they have gorgeous ribbons! This one is sheer, and so pretty...even better looking in person!
The whole Dreamweaver Stencils team has projects to share with you today, so I hope you will visit everyone. They are sure to wow you with incredible projects. Below is the link list. Thanks for stopping by! Have an inspiring day.

Comments

LynB said…
Love the country charm of this card Alison! The emboss resist technique is great for adding in a background color last to tie in the rest of the stenciled image.
Lynn Mercurio said…
Such great dimension on those mushrooms! Great design.
ike said…
Such a wonderful card and I love your vibrant colours. Beautiful stencil work :-)

Hugz
IKE xxxxx
Pam Hornschu said…
Beautiful card, Alison! Love the water colored background.
BurningRubber said…
That is beautiful! I love the colors on your shrooms!
sommrstamping said…
Alison this card is so much fun. I love the vibrant color and the resist technique with the watercolor background.
Alison...this is a wonderful card. Thank you for doing the angled close-up to show off the technique. ...my eyesight these days appreciates it. ; )
Jade Passmore said…
Awesome card! The colors are vibrant and the clear embossing over the image really makes it glisten. Love it!
Louise said…
Fun card Alison, love the bright colors and the watercolor background!

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