Thursday, April 7, 2011

Dream Schemes Colorway: Teal & Yellow

 This week the Dream Schemes Team was challenged to a teal and yellow colorway by our own Kristi. I chose to play with the Hot Air Balloon stencil which had been calling to me for awhile now. First I stenciled Versamark ink through the image twice over the teal cardstock and embossed with pastel yellow embossing powder. Then I paste-embossed the image once and set it aside to dry. Meanwhile, I covered a strip of cardstock with double-sided adhesive, rubbed soap over the back of the stencil (preventing the stencil from being stuck permanently), and glittered the portion of Bird Words stencil that I wanted to use with teal glitter. After I removed the stencil, I filled in the rest of the strip with pastel yellow glitter. By now the paste-embossed piece was dry, so I was able to place the stencil back over the surface. Using a large dauber, I applied Palette Glue over the surface in sections and covered these in the teal and yellow glitters, respectively. I think this card would be great for anyone taking the next step in their lives...a graduate, new employee, or even a retiree! Now is your opportunity to play along. Pull out your teal and yellow crafty goodness, and link your creation to Mr. Linky on the Dream It Up! blog. For some incredible inspiration, visit the blogs of the rest of the team as listed at right.

Dreamweaver Stencils:
LL3003 Hot Air Balloon
LG734 Bird Words
DEP Embossing Paste
MPDS Double-sided Mounting Paper
DPK Palette Knife
KD02 Jumbo Dauber
GSP Palette Glue Pad
DHHS Hawaiian Soap

Pastel Yellow Embossing Powder
Pastel Yellow Ultra Fine Glitter
Ocean Spray Ultra fine Glitter

Versamark ink
Bazzill and Coredinations cardstock


Wendy said...

This is such a fabulous stencil. You did a PERFECT card for the creation. Your colors are just right.

Laura Drahozal said...

Oh, I just love how you did this. I like the darker color choices, the balloons, and especially the way you run the balloons off of the page. Awesome work!

Louise said...

Clever idea Pam! I really like the multiple balloon images. I agree it would make a great graduation card.

Kristi said...

Great job! It does give the floating feeling and I love it. Love the hot air balloon! Great used of the colors too!

sommrstamping said...

Pam.. your card makes me want to sail off in a hot air balloon. It is just beautiful.

Liz Martin said...

You can just see the balloons floating right off the card. What a great job!

Terrece Siddoway said...

I love it. Didn't think to use the embossing powder. Love the dimension and the way your colors came out. Fantastic!!

Lynell Harlow / Dreamweaver Stencils said...

Pam, I like how you shared what you would send the card to and what the occasion might be. Plus I am really loving these teal and yellow inspirations today...the hot air balloons really pop on this beautiful card!

Lee Kellogg said...

I love the balloons on the corse paper. Very fun.