April 2022 Color Challenge & Blog Hop

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Welcome to the Color Fusers Blog Hop and April 2022 Color Challenge!

For the April 2022 Color Challenge, I’ve created a beach-themed window card with a little surprise inside. To be honest, I was less than excited with this month’s color scheme and yet I’m super happy with my project and hope you’ll enjoy it as well. I can’t wait to see what my fellow design team members have created!

Check out the April 2022 Color Challenge. For today's Blog Hop I've created a beach themed window card with a little surprise inside.

For today’s card I used the Oceanfront Stamp Set to create my scene and added the birds from the On The Horizon Set.

Check out the April 2022 Color Challenge. For today's Blog Hop I've created a beach themed window card with a little surprise inside.

I’ve also used the Seashells 3-D Embossing Folder for the added texture on the front of my card..

Check out the April 2022 Color Challenge. For today's Blog Hop I've created a beach themed window card with a little surprise inside.

My sentiment and die-cut piece along the bottom come from the Paradise Palms bundle. For my sentiment I created a watercolor wash on a scrap piece of watercolor paper, allowed it to dry, and stamped my sentiment with Jet Black StazOn ink. It was die-cut with one of the dies from the Harvest Dies.

Check out the April 2022 Color Challenge. For today's Blog Hop I've created a beach themed window card with a little surprise inside.

As I mentioned earlier, my card has a fun element on the inside, and as you can see here, the front is a window and theres’ another piece that opens on the inside card. Fun right?

Check out the April 2022 Color Challenge. For today's Blog Hop I've created a beach themed window card with a little surprise inside.

The scene was built with images from the Ocean Front Stamp Set on watercolor paper. The stamp set is shown below.

Check out the April 2022 Color Challenge. For today's Blog Hop I've created a beach themed window card with a little surprise inside.
Check out the April 2022 Color Challenge. For today's Blog Hop I've created a beach themed window card with a little surprise inside.

The sky is actually created with just one stamp!

Check out the April 2022 Color Challenge. For today's Blog Hop I've created a beach themed window card with a little surprise inside.

Here’s how I created the sky:

  • I started by inking up the top of the stamp with Bermuda Bay ink and then I removed the first layer of ink by stamping on my scrap paper.
  • Then, I inked up the bottom portion of the stamp with my Bumblebee ink, (leaving the residual Bermuda Bay ink at the top), sprayed the whole stamp lightly with some water and stamped at the top of my watercolor paper.
  • Next I inked up just the very bottom edge of my sky stamp with more Bumblebee ink and restamped it for a darker shade of the yellow on my horizon.
Check out the April 2022 Color Challenge. For today's Blog Hop I've created a beach themed window card with a little surprise inside.

Here’s how the bottom portion of the scene was created:

  • For the water portion I stamped with Bermuda Bay Ink and then stamped a second time, with just a bit of Bermuda Bay on the top edge of the stamp. By doing this I was able to get a darker shade of Bermuda Bay along the edge of the water where it meets the horizon.
  • Next the sandy shore was created by using, the “land”, “specks” and “rocks” images from the set, with Crumb Cake Ink.
  • A few grass images were then stamped using Old Olive Ink.
  • I used the wood image and birds from the On The Horizon Stamp Set, along the bottom and in the sky respectively, using Jet Black StazOn ink.
  • After the whole scene was stamped I used a Water Painter to blend a little in the sky and water.
Check out the April 2022 Color Challenge. For today's Blog Hop I've created a beach themed window card with a little surprise inside.

Here’s the inside of my inner card:

I just had to add an image to the inside too!

Check out the April 2022 Color Challenge. For today's Blog Hop I've created a beach themed window card with a little surprise inside.

I hope you’ve enjoyed seeing my April 2022 Color Challenge project!

Check out the April 2022 Color Challenge. For today's Blog Hop I've created a beach themed window card with a little surprise inside.

To recreate my project and/or purchase any of the products used here, check out the complete supply list and project dimensions at the end of this post. The supply list includes links to my online store so you can easily find and purchase these products.

Thanks for spending some time with me today and Happy Crafting!

Melissa 🙂


Be sure to continue along on the blog hop so you don’t miss out on any of the fun!

The next stop is Tami Hewlett’s blog. I know you’ll enjoy what she’s got to share!

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Color Fusers Blog Hop Team:

Melissa Kerman – You Are HERE

Tami Hewlett

Brenda Nelson

Janneke Dijkstra de Jong

Melanie Hockin

Sue Vine

Julie Kettlewell

Bonnie O’Neill


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Project Dimensions

  • Crumb Cake Card Body: 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″
  • Crumb Cake Dry Embossed Layer: 4″ x 5-1/4″
  • Focal Piece in Watercolor Paper: 3″ x 4″
  • Basic Black Focal Backing: 3-⅛” x 4-⅛”
  • Bermuda Bay Inner Card Body: 7-½″ x 4-¾”
  • Basic Black Piece Behind Sentiment: ⅜” x 2-¼”
  • Basic White Inside Piece: 3-½″ x 4-½″

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I am a seeker of that crazy, excited feeling that comes when you've created something that’s unique, beautiful and expresses who you are in some small way. It’s like making a new discovery, when you find a unique combination of color, layout, dimension and texture. I call it a creative spark and it makes me giddy! Through sharing and teaching I hope to help others find this amazing feeling of creative bliss!

Comments

  1. VeeCee says

    Oh wow, not only a great way of mixing and matching these colours but a brilliant “double ” fold card as well. Fantastic combination all round. Thank you for the colouring ideas and for a new ( to me) card fold.

  2. Jennifer Arent says

    I just LOVE your card! And all your step-by-step instructions are really appreciated. I’m totally going to CASE this! It’s so pretty! You did a fantastic job with the color challenge!

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