January 2022 Color Challenge!

January 2022 Color Challenge

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

For the January 2022 Color Challenge I’ve created a beach scene with the On The Horizon Bundle. I started by creating a watercolor wash and used all four colors.

Check out the January 2022 Color Challenge & Blog Hop! My project today features a serene beach scene with the On The Horizon Bundle.

Starting at the bottom of my Shimmery White cardstock, I applied some Soft Suede ink for the look of sand. I then added Mint Macaron, Night of Navy and finally some Blushing Bride Ink at the top.

I have been having so much fun playing with Watercolor Techniques lately and I can’t seem to get enough!

After my background was completely dry I stamped my grass and birds. The grass was stampe in Soft Suede with second ink so it would be a lighter shade. The birds were stamped using Jet Black Staz On ink.

Check out the January 2022 Color Challenge & Blog Hop! My project today features a serene beach scene with the On The Horizon Bundle.

Next, the Horizon Dies were used to die-cut my two fence pieces, the ground and grass.

Check out the January 2022 Color Challenge & Blog Hop! My project today features a serene beach scene with the On The Horizon Bundle.

I attached three of my four die cut pieces together before attaching them to my focal piece.

Check out the January 2022 Color Challenge & Blog Hop! My project today features a serene beach scene with the On The Horizon Bundle.

I used a generous amount of Mini-Glue Dots to attach my assembled fence and grass pieces. As you can see in the photo below I’ve rolled up my glue dots in part to keep them hidden but also to give my fence some additional height.

The grass piece has some stamping on the backside because I experimented with stamping the grass image on the grass die to see what it would look like. I used the back to test out the look.

Check out the January 2022 Color Challenge & Blog Hop! My project today features a serene beach scene with the On The Horizon Bundle.

Here are a few close ups so you can see the shimmer in the paper plus the lovely texture in the watercolor wash.

Check out the January 2022 Color Challenge & Blog Hop! My project today features a serene beach scene with the On The Horizon Bundle.
Check out the January 2022 Color Challenge & Blog Hop! My project today features a serene beach scene with the On The Horizon Bundle.

The shimmery paper shows up really well in this close up of the birds! Subtle and so pretty!

Check out the January 2022 Color Challenge & Blog Hop! My project today features a serene beach scene with the On The Horizon Bundle.
Check out the January 2022 Color Challenge & Blog Hop! My project today features a serene beach scene with the On The Horizon Bundle.

Just so you know the On The Horizon Bundle will be available to purchase starting on January 4, 2022. That’s tomorrow! Wahoo!

I just adore this bundle! On January 4th you will also be able to buy the stamp set and dies separately but you’ll save 10% if you buy them together!

Now in the photo below I’ve shown the four ink pad colors for the January 2022 Color Challenge. The fact is that for my watercolor wash I actually used ink droplets from my ink refill bottles instead of the ink pads. If you have the ink pads you can press your ink pad onto an acrylic block and use this ink to create you watercolor wash. I prefer to use droplets of ink myself.

Check out the January 2022 Color Challenge & Blog Hop! My project today features a serene beach scene with the On The Horizon Bundle.

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

If you enjoyed this project and would like to learn more watercoloring techniques you may want to check out my Watercolor Techniques Class. You’ll be able to buy the PDF for this class later this week! I’ll add the link to purchase the PDF, to this post, as soon as it’s ready!

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

Melissa 🙂


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  • Basic White Thick Card Body: 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″
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  • Shimmery White Focal Piece: 3-3/4″ x 5″

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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!

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