When I woke up this morning I decided to check out the Color Challenge on Split Coast Stampers http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/forums/showthread.php?t=386411
The color challenge today was to use Stampin’ Up colors Baja Breeze, Really Rust and Chocolate Chip. This combo really intrigued me so I gave it a whirl. This is what I came up with. The Baja Breeze really gives an icy feel to this piece. I know, I know, I know it is Autumn, not Winter yet, but this is what came to mind.
Let’s get started.
|Stamps: Impression Obsession “Branches of a Tree”, The Saltbox Studio “Fences” & Stampin’ Up “Lovely as a Tree”|
|Paper: Stampin’ Up Whisper White, Baja Breeze & Chocolate Chip|
|Ink: Stampin’ Up Baja Breeze, Really Rust & Chocolate Chip|
|Accessories: Chocolate Chip marker, White Gel Pen, Aqua Painter, Sponge, Ribbon, Silver Brads, Brayer|
Brayered Baja Breeze ink at the very bottom of a 4.5″ x 6″ piece of Whisper White card stock.
Brayered Really Rust at the very top of the card stock.
I decided to not use any emboss resist this morning, so this scene is being built from the background to the foreground, so I had to keep in mind to go from lighter objects to darker ones. So the darker (foreground) objects cover up the lighter ones underneath them. Clear as mud?
Stamped trees from Lovely as a Tree set with Baja Breeze ink, by stamping off on my scrap paper first to make them lighter (this is called second generation stamping).
Stamped fence with Chocolate Chip ink.
Stamped large tree with Chocolate Chip ink.
Stamped tree again to make a shadow using Baja Breeze ink.
Note, I did not ink up the root part of the tree trunk in order to omit it.
While my Baja Breeze stamp pad was closed, I squeezed it to make a pool of ink in the lid of the stamp pad. I used the pool of ink and an Aqua painter to make shadows for the fence posts. I made the ink pretty watery here.
Used the Aqua Painter again with a watery Chocolate Chip ink to color in the fence posts.
Sponged Baja Breeze along the bottom of the background trees and around the sides and bottom of the card stock.
Note: I use a dry sponge when sponging. If you are getting dots and streaks you don’t want, keep adding more ink until they disappear. Another problem could be you are using a card stock that is not super smooth.
Sponged Really rust at the very top of the card stock.
Darkened some of the large tree branches with a Chocolate Chip marker. Added some snow on the branches with a White Gel Pen.
Added Panels, Front to back, Main image panel, Chocolate Chip Panel, Baja Breeze Panel, Chocolate Chip panel.
Assembled card front and here it is finished measuring 5″ x 6.5″.
I hope you enjoyed this icy scene tutorial and will give this color combo a try.
May your day be filled with laughter and joy.
Until my next post. . . . . . . . .. . .
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