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


Swallowtail Butterfly


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

A Piece of Art Featuring Plant Hope


I refer to this card as “a piece of art” as it is truly my own piece of art. The majority of the card is a creation made by hand through using just a brayer and ink. I really enjoy this process; however, it’s more difficult for me than “traditional stamping” per se.  I used the Plant Hope stamp set, as it is one of my favorites.
A Piece of Art featuring Plant Hope
The stamp set is so perfect for making a card for either a male or female (have you ever heard of a unisex stamp set – LOL). Last month I used the stamp set to create similar cards. The differences in the cards are an additional ink color, cardstock, and scene that I added.
I am sure someone out there has already learned that you can use two of Stampin’ Up! punches to create one unique “photo corner”. However, I’ve not seen it and just discovered it while developing this card. I punched a corner of paper using the Scallop Trim Corner punch, and then punched the same piece of paper with the Photo Corners punch. I like the result! But, I mostly like the art work! Thanks for stopping by to enjoy it also.
Stamp Set: Plant Hope
Cardstock: Whisper White, Old Olive, Marina Mist, and Not Quite Navy
Classic Ink: Old Olive, Always Artichoke, Marina Mist, and Not Quite Navy
Punches: 1″ Circle Medium, Scallop Trim Corner, and Photo Corners-Extra Large
Accessories: Stampin’ Up! Brayer, Stampin’ Up Sponge (cut into wedges), Post-It®
Notes Sheets, Stampin’ Up! Adhesive, and uni-ball Signo Gel Pen (white)
God Bless! Guneaux Designs by Beverly Polen

Plant Hope – Brayering – Stamping With Guneaux Designs

Featuring “Plant Hope”

Let me share with you these three beautiful cards that I made today at a Brayer Workshop. It was great to meet new people at the workshop, and to be taught how to use a brayer by a super, skilled instructor. The cards were made using the Plant Hope Stampin’ Up! Stamp Set (page 119 of the new Idea Book & Catalog (IBC). All items used were from the new IBC. Project recipes follows:
Plant Hope - Brayering

Ink: Old Olive, Always Artichoke, Tempting Turquoise, and Not Quite Navy
Paper: Whisper White, Old Olive, and Not Quite Navy
Accessories: Photo Corners Punch, Silver Brads, Basic Black Stampin’ Write Marker, White Gel Pen, and Snail Adhesive

Plant Hope - Brayering
Ink: Marina Mist , Pacific Point, Basic Black, Old Olive, Always Artichoke
Paper: Whisper White, Marina Mist , Pacific Point, and Old Olive
Accessories: Old Olive Ribbon, Snail Adhesive
Plant Hope - Brayering
Ink: Melon Mambo Mambo, Rich Razzleberry, and Basic Black;
Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black, Melon Mambo
Accessories: Photo Corners Punch, Silver Brads, White Gel Pen, and Snail Adhesive