Thursday, August 21, 2014

August Splendor Canvas

As we are heading towards back-to-school again, it is only appropriate that we break out our dictionary for this month's Dreamweaver challenge..."AUGUST as an ADJECTIVE"! 
Merriam-Webster defines august as, "marked by majestic dignity or grandeur", with synonyms such as, "dignified, distinguished, imposing, portly, solemn, staid, and stately". Now, I don't know just how dignified and stately the Dream Team can become for an entire month, but we are all going to give it a try! How about trying along with us, and linking YOUR creations to the inlinkz tool below for a chance to win the wildest stencil design your little heart is screaming for. 

So, my question to you, is there anything more majestic or grand than a huge tree?  I don't believe there is!  Yes, I have a thing for trees, I've confessed that previously!  LOL!  I'm really fascinated with their beauty and resilience.  I've done a Spring and Summer Tree before and, now, here's my Fall:

Here's what I used to create this canvas:

Dreamweaver Stencils© DX 7020 Leafless Tree Die
Dreamweaver Stencils© Memories Mists™ - Stormy Water
Faber-Castell® Gelatos™ in Pistachio and Green Tea
Stampendous® Color Fragments in Leaf Green, Canary, Caramel, Ochre, Burgundy and Scarlet
Bo Bunny® Dots in Gray
Spectrum Noir™ markers BG4, BG5 & BG6
Beacon Adhesive® Gem-Tac™
Beacon Adhesive® Zip Dry™
Artist's Loft™ 6x6 Canvas Board

Here's what I did to create this canvas:

Run gray paper and die through cutter
Add marks to tree with markers
Spritz mist onto canvas and rub in
Add Gelatos™ to bottom and mix with water
Adhere tree to canvas with Zip Dry™
Mix color fragments in a separate container
Add Gem-Tac™ glue to canvas where you want "leaves"
Add fragments to canvas, shake off excess

Here's the rest of the team posting today:

That's it for me today.  Thanks for stopping by and I hope to see you again soon.  Have a blessed day!



  1. Lovely tree Lea...the fragments rock!

  2. What a beautiful tree. Love tips for DW stencils. Thank you for sharing

  3. Great combination...Dreamweaver Leafless Tree and Stampendous Color Fragments!

  4. This is "wild" love what you did to the die cut tree, looks really authentic and those color chips are amazing!

  5. That will make a wonderful fall decoration. I love fall colors.

  6. Wow!! This is beautiful! This must have taken you a long time to do...but oh, so worth it!


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