Splitcoaststampers Color Challenge

Hello, my friends!  Hope you are having a blessed day.  Tuesday’s Splitcoaststampers Color Challenge involved creating with four Stampin’ Up! Colors; Wild Wasabi, Real Red, Marina Mist, and Pacific Point. The challenge is titled, CC572 Getting Real Wild in the Mist on the Pacific.  Cool title, don’t you think?

Splitcoaststampers Color Challenge

To participate in the challenge, I decided to create a scene with a blue jay as the focal point, as you can see in the photo below.

UPDATE:  This card was in the Splitcoaststampers Favorites of the Week ending March 6, 2016Splitcoaststampers Color Challenge CC572

I didn’t have a blue jay stamp; therefore, I decided to use a Stampin’ Up! Cardinal stamp to create a blue jay.  I used Copic Markers as close in color as the four above colors to color the blue jay and the twig upon which he rests.  Next, I sponged Marina Mist and Pacific Point ink to create the sky.  Then I used Wild Wasabi ink to develop the tree-filled “mountains”.  I put more of the Wild Wasabi ink onto the left side than the right side, trying to create a slight contrast.

I used the trees stamp from the Stampin’ Up! Plant Hope stamp set to randomly stamp trees. Afterward, I used a white pencil to add highlights to the trees.

Here is a closeup of my blue jay:

Splitcoaststampers Color Challenge

The twig upon which the blue jay sits has berries. To pull in the Real Red color, I decided to use three Stampin’ Up! Real Red Candy Dots to cover most of the berries.  Additionally, I added a Real Red Happy Birthday cutout to pull in more red.

I hope you have enjoyed my blue jay!  Now it’s your turn to create a greeting card using the Stampin’ Up! Wild Wasabi, Real Red, Marina Mist, and Pacific Point colors.

Splitcoaststampers Color Challenge



Stamps:  Stampin’ Up! A Cardinal Christmas and Plant Hope

Paper:  Stampin’ Up! Whisper White, Wild Wasabi, Real Red, and Pacific Point Card Stock

Ink:  Copics, Stampin’ Up! Wild Wasabi, Marina Mist, and Pacific Point

Card Size:  A2

Accessories:  MISTI, North Coast Creations Happy Birthday Die, and Stampin’ Up! Brights Candy Dots

Techniques:  Coloring With Copics, Sponging


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“Wait for the Lord; be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord.”  Psalm 27:14

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