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July 2020 Kre8tors Blog Hop: Tropical Nights Color Challenge...

Good afternoon and welcome to the Kre8tors July Blog Hop.  You may have joined me from Tracie, or starting the hop here but we have a bumper of a hop today so sit back and enjoy.

This month we have been set a colour challenge, probably my favourite type of hop as it really makes you think outside the box and it certainly did that.  Here was the brief.

The colours are Basic Black, Basic Gray, Rococo Rose, Night of Navy and So Saffron.  A beautiful colour combo but a challenge for sure.

My project today has been made using the beautiful Seaside Notions stamp set.

I started by creating my background using a piece of Whisper White cardstock and using the Sponge Brayers added some Night of Navy ink to the background making it slightly lighter towards the centre.  I then embossed this piece using the brand new Seabed Embossing Folder.  I was being lazy and didn't use the correct sandwich in my cutting machine which caused the paper to crack slightly but I loved the effect so I am calling it my happy accident!

I then stamped the seahorse, shells and coral using Memento ink on to Whisper White cardstock.  I then coloured the pieces using a mixture of Night of Navy, So Saffron and Rococo Rose Stampin' Blends.

I fussy cut these pieces and arranged them on my card front, the seahorse and large shell are attached using 3d foam.

Finally.  I sponged around the whole piece using Basic Gray ink and added some lovely new embellishments coming in the Autumn/Winter catalogue.

I stamped my greeting from the stamp set Best Year in Night of Navy ink on to Whisper White and used a brand new punch also coming in our Autumn/Winter catalogue to cut my banner end.

I then matted the sponged panel on to So Saffron and then Rococo Rose before mounting them on to a Night of Navy card base.

I hope you have enjoyed my project today, all of the products used are available from my online shop by using the links above and below in the Product List.

I am now going to pass you on to Su who I am sure has something lovely to share with you today.

Happy Stampin!


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  1. I'm simply stunned. This is amazing! Beautiful artwork! Thanks so much for joining us and for sharing your creative project!

  2. Just beautiful! All the details, the coloring, the background. I LOVE it!

  3. Stunning card design. I love the shading and how it adds dimension to the design.

  4. So cute and sweet - great design with the colors.

  5. Gorgeous underwater scene, Jo! Fantastic use of the colors and tropical theme.

  6. very pretty card, fab seeing the same colours but everyones interpretations,

  7. I love your happy accident!! Your card is beautiful! You did a fabulous job coloring - the details just shine!

  8. Absolutely stunning! I love how you have interpreted the challenge - the colouring on the seahorse is amazing!

  9. I totally love your project Jo!! Thanks for sharing!