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Stamp 'n Hop - Colour Challenge....


Welcome to the Stamp 'n Hop August Blog Challenge!  Today we have a colour challenge for you and quite an interesting colour challenge at that!

I must confess when I saw this colour combo my first thoughts were ooo nice colours then my immediate next thought was, what am I going to do with those!!!!  Sometimes it is really good to think outside of the box and a challenge like this can then become quite fun.

I couldn't resist digging out the Seal of Approval stamp set from the July - December Mini Catalogue.  I loved this set the moment I saw it.

I started by masking the top part of my card and using Blending Brushes, created the sea using Balmy Blue ink with a little bit of Basic Grey mixed in to make it a bit darker.  I then masked the sea and worked on the sky, this time a lot lighter.  I then used Mango Melody to create the sun going down.

I removed the masks and then blended the edges of the card to make them darker with Balmy Blue and a little bit more Basic Gray.

I then stamped the seals peeking out of the water in Basic Gray ink by placing a piece of paper over the bottom of the seal so only the heads peeped on to the page.  I then added a little bit more Mango Melody for the sun reflection and darkened the seals' eyes with a Basic Gray Marker.

I stamped the sentiment on to Basic White cardstock in Basic Grey ink before cutting out and adding to the top of the background.  I also stamped two hearts from the Ringed With Nature stamp set in Mango Melody, to compliment the sentiment.

I stamped the water ripples on to the water and added some white accents using the Whisper White reinker.

I had so much fun making this card, aren't those seals the cutest!!!?

I cannot wait to see what everyone else has created with this combo.  You can follow the hop by clicking on the next button.  Cheryl is up next.

Have a great weekend!



  1. Oh wow Jo, I love love love what you have created. The colours were out of our comfort zone but you have nailed it. Thanks for hopping with Stamp n' Hop this month.

  2. An adorable card Jo, love how you have used the seal image x