Thursday, June 2, 2011

Thursday Dream Schemes Color Challenge

I LOVE challenge weeks as they make me move out of my comfort zone.  And this week's gray and purple color challenge is no different.  Purple – and any shade in between – is one of my favorite colors and looking through my closet, I found lots of it.  Now to translate that into a card . . .     I'm not sure there are purple hibiscus, but with a little artistic license, the stencil was perfect for this project.

I taped the hibiscus stencil (LG678) to light weight cream card stock (though it looks white in the photo) and applied white matte embossing paste.  After washing the stencil and allowing the paste to dry, I repositioned the stencil over the dried paste and taped a piece of screen over the top for the faux cross-stitch look.  Once the stencil and screen were in place, I applied color using pigment ink.  It's an easy card to make and could be duplicated to make a set of note cards, with each card a different color.  Perfect for end-of-year teacher thank-you gifts.

For more ideas on the purple and gray color challenge, visit the Dream Team blogs and don't forget to link your project to the Dreaweaver blog, DREAM it UP!

Happy crafting,

Materials Used
Card stock:  Neenah Natural White for card base and hibiscus panel
Gray stripe, purple paper:  Stampin' Up
Ribbon:  Creative Impressions
Copic marker for edges of hibiscus panel


  1. Wonderful card Liz, you did a great job with the cross-stitch technique.

  2. Very pretty and delicate card, Liz.

  3. In your tropical world you are allowed to have purple hibiscus! Nice job.

  4. This is lovely...I am always transferred to Hawaii when I see this design.

  5. Ack!!!!! I love this!!! FABULOUS job on so many levels!!!