Friday, 2 September 2011

Dreamweaver Blog Hop

Welcome to Woodware's first bog hop and giveaway.The Dreamweaver design team is partying with the UK Woodware design team to bring you innovative ways to use our wonderful Dreamweaver stencils and supplies all week long! By the end of the week, you'll have seen stencils used in inspirational ways you just couldn't have imagined, and you'll see that, although our stencils are wonderful for paper crafting, they have SO MANY other uses too! We'll have several posts a day for you, from Monday August 29th to Saturday September 3rd. At the end of our celebration, each designer will randomly select a winner from all blog comments to receive a free Dreamweaver stencil. We look forward to you partying along with us!

Here's my entry for today:
I wanted to show how the Dreamweaver stencils can be beautifully combined with stamped images.

The Dreamweaver stencil I have used is:
LJ840 Peacock Bkg
It's a beautiful stencil and it goes really well with my set:
FRCL205 Proud Peacock
I used my Cuttlebug to run the stencil through with a piece of silver Mirri card. You must use the base plate [A], rubber mat, two B plates and between 4 to 8 sheets of extra card go get the right pressure.I used 5 extra sheets.

I then used the ink from a Black StazOn pad to distress the card and make it look like old metal. You have to work fairly quickly to remove some of it with some kitchen roll. I also used the most tiny amounts of alcohol blending solution with a cotton bud  to remove more ink in more selected areas.

If you wanted more colourful results you could use Alcohol inks instead of the StazOn ink. 
This is such an easy way of using your stencils and very effective. I love it!

I wanted a monochromatic look and I love the combination of  silver, grey and black.
To complete and dress the card I've used white ribbon, Nailheads, Metals and the Sakura Silver Metallic pen. 

You can find all the supplies you need right here:

Your next stop along the hop is to LOUISE at 


  1. Yippee! I get to comment first! Wow, Francoise, this is fabulous! I love, love, love your images (as usual), and they are the perfect accompaniment to the peacock background stencil...and vice versa! The monochromatic look is soooo effective. I really miss working with your images, and you, too!

  2. OOOOhhh and AHhhhh...I am in love with this card Francoise!!! So many details and of course your stamp is darling!

  3. Just an FYI...when I was moving from your site to Louise's I noticed if you click on her name it is linked, but if you click on her web address it is not. Just thought you might need to know...

  4. A perfect pair. Love the monochromatic look, too.

  5. This is stunning. I thought it was metal until I read your description. I love to see embossing combined with stamping, and this is an exceptional example. Thank you for the details.

  6. Just beautiful Francoise !! Thanks for yet more fab inspiration !!

    hugs Diane xx

  7. This is lovely Francoise. As always you are just so good with colours. And your Proud peacock set is definately going on my shopping list. Now that I don't have the shop I miss all the new stuff!!

  8. Clever use of the stamp set in conjuction with the stencil. I'll have to have a play with my Cuttlebug & stencils. Love the aged look!

  9. Stunning Francoise - no other word for it!

  10. Really pretty! I can just imagine the peacock background stained with brilliant alcohol ink colors, as your alternate suggestion... purple, turquoise, blues, WOW!

  11. So pretty -- love the peacock "metal" background paired with that great peacock image.

  12. Love this combination! I thought the background was metal too! It turned out just beautiful, and that peacock stamp is darling.

  13. Hi Francoise, this is just fantastic. I have to have the peacock stencil, and the stamps set is not bad either :)
    Love and hugs

  14. Francoise this is so beautiful, I love the monochomatic look and the stamped images. Great job.

  15. It was great to see you yesterday francoise at The Glitter Pot, your cards always make a fantastic display...I was hoping to see your stencilled one too which is just fantastic by the way, I'm gonna have to up my game!
    See you in Skipton. Jane xxx

  16. Well, This is stunning. I thought it was metal until I read your description. Very attractive those embossing combined with stamping, and this is an exceptional example.

  17. Your blog post change my look of using black colour in paper work. Excellent work with various shades of black colour. My one of the facebook friend was just searching about it, and I hope it will best idea.


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