Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Thursday Dream Schemes--Blue Paste Challenge

This week's Dream Team Challenge is Blue Paste. This card is my crazy acetate fueled glittery take on the winter snow. Ironically, Michigan was experiencing a snowstorm as I assembled and photographed it.

I just loved using this blue paste. Don't get me wrong, the black paste is fantastic for use with Metallic FX powders, but the blue paste is deep without being too dark for the transparent Art Glitter.

This entire project was done with Glossy Blue Dreamweaver Paste and transparent Art Institute Glitter in three colors--Polar Bear (white), Blue Boy (light blue) and I think French Lilac (purple). The stencils I used were Let it Snow LG 717, Snowflake LL399 and Small Snowflake LS 26. That was it. Add white and blue cardstock, white glitter paper, acetate and you have one very large finished card (it is about 6x7). Everything was done by pasting with blue paste and covering it with glitter while it was still wet. The Let it Snow stencil was on the white paper, but everything else was pasted on the acetate. Then, I rough cut around the snowflakes, stacked it all and assembled.

There was alot of pasting, but the technique was super simple. I have set the card out on my table for the past few days and I just LOVE the way it seems to change color with the light. Sometimes it looks purple, sometimes a little greenish and other times blue, as it appears here. Can you believe there was only ONE color of paste? The Art Glitter does all the work to change the color.


I would like to mention that the initial spark for this one came from fellow Dream Teamer, Kristi Van Doren, of Kristi's Creative Cafe. Kristi (whom I have never met in person) inspires me with her tight color schemes and use of both snowflakes and GLITTER. I hope to inspire her someday, too.

9 comments:

  1. VERY PRETTY!!! Love all the glitter!!!

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  2. Absolutely FABULOUS Laura!! I LOVE the dimension you achieved by using the paste on acetate and stacking your snowflakes...WOW!!

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  3. so very pretty!!!!

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  4. Fabu! Snow flakes are so much fun, especially when it is snowing.

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  5. Very creative. Fantastic idea putting the snowflakes on the acetate so the paper doesn't show around the cut edges. GREAT card!!!

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  6. So sparkly! Love all the layers. Perfect for the snowy days we've been having!

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  7. This card is soooo amazing I love those snowflakes!

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  8. Fantastic card! And so appropriate for our weather!

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