Thursday, June 30, 2011

Dreamweaver Color Challenge--Purple and Yellow

This week's challenge is purple and yellow. I actually chose it for the team, because I really love complementary color combinations. Green and red seemed to Christmas-y, and blue and orange were already taken. I like purple and yellow anyway, because they are cheery colors. Here is my take.

I used two stencils on this one: the fan is Large Open Fan LJ 903 and the flowers are Cherry Blossoms, LG 644.

First, I "sludge" stencilled the fan on purple by putting regular matte white paste and yellow matte paste on my spreader and using them together. When this was almost dry, I noticed that there was a divet in the stencilled area. I also noticed that the yellow color had really overtaken the white, and that I had missed a spot on the bottom of the fan. The paper was wavy as well. I loaded my spreader with just white paste and spread it over again. It was then that I had my "happy accident". Because of the wave in the paper, the new paste skipped over the surface. It made a stripey color that I really liked, and a stucco type texture that I also appreciated.

While the fan dried, I used Sunshine Yellow Adirondack ink with a stencil brush on the background. I moved the stencil a couple of times to completely fill the background with the cherry blossoms. After the fan was totally dry, I repaced the stencil and used the yellow pigment ink on the blades. I then used opaque Sand Zig Embossing Powder on them and heated it. The stencil went back on one final time. I covered it with the cherry blossom stencil and used my stencil brush with Eggplant Adirondack Pigment Ink to color them purple. While they were still wet, I used Stampendous Purple Amethyst Pearlescent Embossing Powder and heated it. The color actually is purple, it just looks a little dark in this scan. Finally, I assembled the card.

I hope that the purple and yellow challenge has inspired you to create with stencils. If you want more inspiration, check out the other members of the team (links on the left side). Then, create something using our color choice and yet remarkably, wonderfully you. Post it and link it to the Dreamweaver blog. Enjoy, create, appreciate and share. Have great fun with your card, have a fantastic week, and stop by again soon. I will be participating in a July Fourth Blog Hop, which is actually on the 2nd. I am hoping you stop and hop.


  1. Laura, I love that combo for the sludge paste background. Very subtle almost like a dreamsicle ice creamy color. COOL! Lovely interpretation of your colorway.

  2. This was a FABULOUS combo to work with Laura, thanks for the inspiration...LOVE your card!!

  3. Happy accidents are always the best! Beautiful card, and fun colorway challenge.

  4. LOVE the color combo you picked!had to have some pretty sparkle here and there. Great card!

  5. I loved this week's color combination Laura!!! Beautiful!! I hope you have a great 4th of July!!!