Wednesday, September 28, 2011

GC120 Turquoise, Blue, and Purple

Over at Gingersnap Creations we're wrapping up Friendship month with a GORGEOUS color challenge! Turquoise, Blue, and Purple...yum!

I wanted to play around with these colors in a background.

I've had the Navy Pearl and Purple Pearl Lumiere for a LONG while (to the point where I was slightly worried they'd be dried out). I've had the turquoise (Stream) Dimensional Pearls almost as long. At any rate, I decided to mix the color into modeling paste. I played with the paste a bit on my She Art girls and love the way it kept it's shape after the mask is removed.

So I took a bit of paste out of the jar, added a squirt of turquoise (in the end I added a 2nd squirt)...

... and mixed it up!

I tried to get some texture with a mask, but the color made the modeling paste too "unstable". Instead of neat little circles from the mask, I just got peaks.

On the other side of the paper, I put two good-sized drops of Lumiere on the page and used a hotel key card to scrap it off/around.

Eventually, I over-lapped the peaks and just went for a "plaster" look. There is surprisingly a lot of texture left when it dried.

And the color is GORGEOUS! I sprinkled some glass glitter on and let it dry over night.

I hope you join in the color fun! You have a month to post your creation and link it to the Gingersnap Creation blog. You just might be named a GINGER GEM!


  1. Wow, that's a fantastic card. Love this color-combination and the texture looks wonderful.

  2. Love your design and, of course, I totally adore the great texture you got in the background both with color and dimension! Awesome!