Thursday, July 18, 2013

Dreamweavers Challenge- Celebrate Summertime

Welcome back! Its time for another Dreamweaver's Thursday Challenge! This month's theme is "Summertime, Sparklers, and S'more"!  I pulled out the Lotus stencil and decided to create some summery pattern paper. 


supplies used: Dreamweavers (Lotus, Translucent Paste, Paste Spreader), Distress Inks, Stampendous stamps, glitter

Using Distress Inks and a blending tool, I filled the white cardstock with a field of colorful stenciled lotus. Here's the part that made me a bit nervous. If it didn't work, I would be starting back at the beginning. I added a bit of Translucent Paste on the wide spreader and pulled it down over the entire piece leaving a thin coat of paste on the entire piece. Quickly, while it was still wet, I sprinkled on the clear glitter. I tapped off the extra and held my breathe waiting to see how it would dry. 


It worked! In the past I would use a wet glue, trying to work quickly painting glue on the entire piece and adding the glitter before the glue dried. I had a much longer working time with the paste and applying it with the spreader was a breeze. 

Have you joined in this month's challenge yet? Well, what are you waiting for. Create a project with the theme... "Summertime, Sparklers, and S'more"! Be sure to link it to the linky tool at Dreamweavers Stencils.

Now let's hop! Hop along and check out all the gorgeous creations that the Dreamweavers team has cooked up this week... 

Dream It Up!
Wendy Price 
Laura Drahozal
Lyn Bernatovich
Pam Hornschu
Heidi Erickson
Louise Healy
Jessica Griffin
Cyndi Bundy 

8 comments:

Tenia Nelson said...

So so pretty!!

Pam Hornschu said...

So beautiful, Wendy! Fun to see how you used the paste over the top to add the glitter!

Lyn B said...

Oh Wendy, I love this technique! Don't you love it when an idea works the first time?!?

Laura Drahozal said...

I love this idea! I haven't ever tried anything like it before. Thanks so much for sharing this beautiful card.

Helen Tilbury said...

What a fantastic shimmery delight!!

Lynell Harlow / Dreamweaver Stencils said...

This is beautiful WEndy! I'd love to snuggle under a blanket made with this design...very inviting. Thank you for your wonderful creations this month!

Louise said...

Beautiful creation Wendy, I love all the colors and the glitter was the perfect finishing touch!

Caroline D. said...

Beautiful card!! The pattern and colors would be terrific to make wrapping paper for an extra-pretty summer time gift!! Great to know about the translucent paste and glitter application... thanks for sharing the tip!