Thursday, May 19, 2011

It's Still Thursday Somewhere in the World .. . . right?

While the plan is to have the blog published by 6 a.m., I'm delighted that by the time this gets out to the world, it will still be Thursday!  It's been one of those weeks . . .

So welcome to Dreamweaver's Thursday Dream Schemes and sketch challenge day.  

This sketch allows for a lot of interpretations.  The first that came to my mind were religious ones like cathedral windows or the Ten Commandments.  But the more I looked at it, I began to think of garden gates, gatefold cards, a shaped card that when folded looked like the top half of a rocket . . . you get the idea.

There's one stencil – well a lot, really –  that I bought with a card style in mind and the Rose Bush (LL3002) fit this sketch challenge perfectly.  I began by dry embossing the stencil and then applying color with stencil brushes and Splendor inks by Tsukineko.  To get the curved top, I used an oval die cut that just happened to be the right size.  I added a ribbon closure because I have a huge stash of it, but metal hook and eye closures would be more appropriate to a garden gate.   To finish the inside of the card, I added a piece of the same pink patterned paper I used on the front.  It is pale enough that you could stencil another rose or two on the inside to keep the rose garden theme going.

Be sure to check the other Design Team blogs and link your project on the Dreamweaver blog, DREAM it UP! so we can see what wonderfulness you've created.

See you next week,


  1. I really like the gate fold idea, this sketch fits it perfectly! The rose stencil is lovely.

  2. Louise I really think the gate fold is a great fit for this sketch. Didn't even think of that! Like how you used the rose garden design on the doors. Beautiful!

  3. This is very lovely. It reminds me of those home decorating screens. I also really like the stencil you used. You know, I thought about folding the sketch, too and just couldn't wrap my brain around it. Here, you did it so beautifully!