Welcome to another BS & J Productions’ Stamp Off Challenge. This time our challenge is to use our Stampin’ Blends. When I saw this challenge I looked through my current stamp sets and could not find an image I wanted to color. I struggle with coloring because I have no eye for light and shadows and all those things that go into doing it well. After not really finding an image I could pretend to color well, I decided to think of something different. I decided to use my Blends to make a background instead.
The first thing I did was randomly pull a bunch of different colors out of my Blends holder. I really did not know what I was going to do but after pulling some of them out, I decided the colors I chose (Pale Papaya, Daffodil Delight, Pool Party and Bermuda Bay) looked like colors of a beautiful sunset on the water. So then I looked through my stamp sets again and decided on using the Timeless Tropical Bundle. This bundle includes the Timeless Tropical stamp set and the coordinating die set called In The Tropics. I added more colors (Pumpkin Pie for the sunset, Cinnamon Cider and Soft Suede for sand. Then I just took each light and dark color and drew lines across a piece of Basic White card stock.
After that I used my Stampin Write Markers to color the palm tree stamps in Cinnamon Cider and Garden Green. I stamped them twice and cut them out using the coordinating die. I adhered one of them using Multipurpose Glue and the other using Dimensionals. Lastly I stamped the sentiment from the stamp set called Sweet Ice Cream in Memento Black ink. I used a Coastal Cabana card base.
Now let’s go see what beautiful creation Buffy and Jackie made using Blends. They are both really good at coloring so I am sure they will be gorgeous.
Susan, as they say, “great minds”. I love your background and it’s perfect for the palm trees. The colors add such richness to the focal images, making it lovely
Wowza!! Your background is gorgeous – better than any ready made paper! Great card 🙂
This is gorgeous, Susan – and what a great idea!