Saturday, 26 May 2012

It's a dream.......

Dreamweaver stencils and pastes that is, all over the Craft Barn blog this week have been stencils and dimensional pastes!
Hello there everyone, lovely to see you and thanks for dropping by. My offering this week is just a few cards and I really  hope you like them
Here I've been using the stencil as a mask and inked through with distress inks

This next card I used translucent paste and FX mica powders, if you sprinkle the powders on before the paste goes dry it will adhere nicely. On the areas I missed I painted the powder on with a little water.




This card was a big boo boo, I messed it up and the paste went under the stencil but I painted it all over to disguise my mistakes and then rubbed over with a  metallic gel paste. I think it looks a little like brass and I'm quite pleased with how it ended up :0)
 And finally with this card I used white paste and painted over the flowers with Fresco chalk paint. The leaves I painted with FX micas and fixed with cheap hairspray.
I used
Dreamweaver Stencil Wisteria
Pastes, White and Translucent
FX mica powder , I used Kiwi. and Purple Satin
Fresco Chalk paint,Orchid, Moonlight and Little Black dress,
Tim Holtz Papillons Stamps
Metallic rub on paste Traditional




The special offer at the Craft Barn this week is
Just type 
DREAMWEAVERCAROL
In the offer code box as you go through checkout

If you've lasted this long you deserve a pat on the back, Thank you and enjoy your weekend folks, Gay xxx

34 comments:

Stamps and Paper said...

Gorgeous cards Gay, love the stencils and the paste certainly give a beautiful effect

Anne

Jenny said...

Oh Gay these ae just incredible, I adore wisterias.......my parents have one trained all across the front of their bungalow..it must be nearly 60 years old and flowers beautifully :0)
The colours look amazing on the dark card, the mica and chalk just are the paste to another level of creativity.
Have a great weekend :0)
Jenny x

Doreen said...

Wow Gay what can I say....stunning art work.xxx

Di said...

Crumbs, these are just beautiful Gay! Such stunning results - I've seen Dreamweaver stencils on TV but never been brave enough to venture. Oh dear, sigh, don't tell me I'm gonna be tempted to spend more money :) Di xx

craftattack said...

Fun cards, I love working with stencils, too! Valerie

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

WOW - amazing results here Gay. Really pretty stencil. Fab save from the one you "messed up"! Genius.

Have a lovely weekend. xxx

Karin said...

wow, beautiful cards, love the technique u used! Have a nice day!

Chris said...

Stunningly beautiful cards Gay! I love all the ways you've used the stencil (I've had my eye on that one for ages LOL) and the brass effect looks incredible, I would never have known. Hope you're not melting in the heat. Hugs, Chris xx

Willy said...

Wonderful set of cards, Gay! Great use of the stencils!

Cath Wilson said...

Ooh, that's really pretty - lovely work, Gay x

Deborah Frings said...

Gay - these are truly gorgeous. I love Dreamweaver stencils and paste, but it's not a technique that I've got on with :(

Your cards are stunning and my favourite is the faux bronze one with the butterfly! I must have another go at this technique.

Craftilicious said...

Oh Gay the wisteria on black (the natural coloured ones) are just STUNNINGLY BREATHTAKING! I can't get a good finish with paste but you do it beautifully.
Tara x

Lisa Arana said...

Stunning!!! absolutely stunning.

nicolet said...

You have made gorgeous things Gay!
Hugs Nicolet

Katina said...

Wow, wow, wow!!! Gay, these are absolutely stunning!!
xxx

Janet a.k.a. swanlady21 said...

Absolutely beautiful. Especially like the first. So light and soft.

baileyrosy.com said...

These are just magnificent !!! I have all the gear for these cards so really must give it a go as seeing your work has inspired me ! Love the brass effect one its so life like and all three are amazing against the black am in awe once again !!

Marie

Crafting Aberrigines said...

all of them are soo sooo soooo gorgeous...wish we had few similar supplies and range ..here in India as well. :|
But all your cards are just breathtaking.

Dotty Jo said...

These look fabulous - you make it sound a fairly easy technique, but I bet its not! Great work yet again, Jo x

Valerie said...

Absolutely stunning Gay! The stencil is gorgeous, I love wisteria and the different effects you have achieved are amazing. I bought a stencil and some paste at Ally Pally and have yet to use them!!! I'll have to try it now :)
Val x

Jenni's Jems said...

Gay these are really lovely but the last one using the chalk paints is stunning ! x

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

All four versions using the stencil are elegant & gorgeous, love them ! Shirley x

Linda R said...

I always love popping in and seeing your beautiful cards.. Love all the different techniques you used here. Soooo Pretty..

Hugs~

Jenni's Jems said...

Just read your comment about my shoe shaped card and burst out laughing pity I didn't have any in my stash or I would have given it a go hee he ...p.s followed your tutorial to make a pop up card It looks great thanks x

hazel said...

A beautiful colection of cards Gay, I love the first one.
xxx Hazel.

Zippy said...

Stunning cards and very elegent xxx

Elaine said...

Hi gay,
Well , I’m back and I have the rest of today free so as to catch up on everyone’s creations since I have been away refurbishing my old house.
I adore reading the blog’s and looking at all the lovely cards and projects, almost as much as making the cards myself.
Thank you for your lovely comments on my blog , its so nice to keep in touch.
What stunning cards....wow these are just beautiful what fabulous work Gay
Great work Hugs Elaine

Mrs.B said...

Gorgeous set of cards Gay, love the mica effects.
Avril xx

Aileen said...

Love the stencilling. Your cards all look beautiful. x

Linda said...

Wow! Stunning!

timepasshobbies said...

Talk about using different mediums! These are simply fantastic Gay! Super effects in each of them! :)

Kay Carley said...

oooooooooooooooooohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!! So LOVE the top card Gay :) xx

Lyndal said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous cards Gay - my fav would have to be the first one - love the balance of green & purple.
Many thanks for stopping by my blog too - MUCH appreciated!

Faith A said...

Oh! WOW what wonderful finishes, stunning cards