Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Dreams {Scrapy Land #71}

It's the first Wednesday of August!  This year is flying by.  It's also time for a new Scrapy Land Challenge. The theme is always Anything Goes using any brand of die that Scrapy Land sells.

For today's project, I only used one die set - Elizabeth Craft Designs Dreamcatcher.  This is a five piece die set with each of the elements a separate die. I loved working with it and feel that it is more versatile than I originally thought.  The center could be used as a flower or you could create a unique background using multiples of the center.  The feathers are small enough that they could be used with almost any scene.  I don't know what it is about this project, but it is so calming to look at and I plan on placing it right on my work desk so I can always see it.

I started out by creating the background on watercolor paper using some Distress Inks.  I lightly spritzed it with a homemade sparkly spritzer (similar to Perfect Pearls Mists).  I also distressed the edges of the background and added more Distress Ink for contrast against the blues and browns.

Next I began building my Dreamcatcher.  I die cut all the pieces out of white cardstock and colored them with either Distress Inks/Distress Oxides or Copic markers.  I die cut multiples of the beads, feathers, and cords.

After adhering everything together, I added Morning Dew Nuvo Crystal Drops to each of the beads.  This really gives them the true look of beads and makes the colors pop.

The sentiment is a sneak peek from a new stamp set coming out in a couple of weeks from Sparkle N Sprinkle (called Dream Catcher Maiden).  I used a scrap of white cardstock and inked it up with Distress Inks and Distress oxides and corner rounded one end.  Then I stamped the sentiment on top using Ground Expresso Distress Ink and I heat set it with Clear Detail embossing powder.  I also added a few more feathers to the side.

The focal panel was then adhered to a piece of cream cardstock.  When adhering the focal panel, I only added adhesive to the center back as I wanted the edges to curl up naturally and give it more dimension.

I hope this inspires you to create something to share with the Scrapy Land Challenge.  You have until August 13 to join us.  There are two winners, one is a random winner and one is chosen by the design team, and both winners receive a $10 gift certificate to go shopping at Scrapy Land.  Be inspired even more by checking out what the rest of this very talented design team has created.

I am also entering this in the following challenges: Craftaholics R Us (die cuts); Die Cut Divas (anything goes); Word Art Wednesday (anything goes).


Sara Barker said...

Anne, this is stunning! I'm so happy to see you using the Oxides; it looks so rich on those feathers! And the 'beads' look like real beads! You had me fooled! Great die cut set and a wonderful sneak peek at the new stamp set--love that quote! Hugs!

Samra Leshinski said...

What a gorgeous dream catcher! Love this!
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Lori Kobular said...

Oh Anne, this is stunning! I really love that beautiful sentiment! I think I need that for future cards! I love the dream catcher you created!

Shona Erlenborn said...

This is gorgeous Anne! Love the colors you chose and the Crystal Drops are perfect. What an awesome die!

Donna Ellis said...

lovely creation, Anne - and fabulous die cut! Wow!

Lisa said...

Wow, Anne, this is stunning!! I love the dream catcher!! The colors are amazing!! The background is fabulous!! And I love the sentiment!! Beautiful card!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

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Janis Lewis said...

Cute. Thanks for sharing at Craftaholics R Us.
~Owner/DT Janis

Team Clark said...

I just love what you've done with this die! The die is high on my wish list and you are making me drool for it even moreso! Love love this Anne. Hugs, Autumn

Sherrie K. said...

What a great card! The background looks awesome and your dream catcher really colors and fabulous design!
Have a great day Anne~
Sherrie K

Melissa @ M Miranda Creations said...

Love the sentiment!!! It's perfect for the duecut used!!! Thanks for joining us at Craftaholics R Us!!! DT Melissa

Arlene said...

I've always loved dreamcatchers and one one in my room. Wonderful card. So glad you joined us at Die Cut Divas.

Mary M. said...

Anne, your card is so pretty. i love the colors and happy feeling of it.

Lena's Creations said...

Such a happy and bright card, Anne. Love it

Shelly Schmidt said...

Just beautiful! I love the die- love how you have colored it, and really love the sentiment you added. Hope your summer is going well!

Lisa :) said...

I saw this at Scrappy Land and had to come by for a closer look I love it!!!

Maryvonne COUSSE said...

Dream, dream, dream .... I love Dream Catchers and this die is fabulous
Stunning with these colors , live it
Stunning Anne

cohenna said...

Beautiful! Thanks so much for participating in the Die Cut Divas Challenge this time and good luck :)