Stamp-Off Friday Color Challenge

Stamp-Off Friday Color Challenge

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It’s Friday! (cue the balloons!) It’s time for another Stamp-off challenge. This time, we have a great color challenge, and it uses some of my faves!

SO Color Challenge-002

When I saw this, I thought – beach! These are just awesome beach colors. Or maybe I’m just ready for a beach trip.

My project happened by accident. I was doing the “color drag” technique that I talked about several weeks ago, and ended up with a beautiful background. The idea was to create a sunset, but then I realized I had used the challenge colors. Hmmmm. How to incorporate this into something more than a piece of cardstock with ink all over it.

At the Creative Convention Online a few weeks ago, Ronda Wade showed how to make a cute little frame, so I created a frame from Bermuda Bay cardstock and inserted my background stamped with one of the sentiments from Wild about Flowers. It needed something – so I added a sailboat and clouds, and – well, take a look.

Swirly Bird Bundle, Umbrella Weather, Stampin' Up!

I left my directions for the frame at home, so I was winging it. Ronda used 12″ x 12″ cardstock for her project, but I used a piece of 8-1/2″ x 11″. I started to write instructions, but you really need a visual, so I’ll either create a video (woot! About time, because I keep promising) or do a sketch. It’s a simple box (easier than I made it from memory), but it’s hard to visualize without actually seeing it. Stay tuned.

I worked on this at a craft day with my friends, and Liz had the Swirly Bird stamp set with her. She insisted I use it for the project, and she was right. It’s perfect! I got the coordinating framelits, but I didn’t think I really needed the stamp set. WRONG! They’re on the way to my house as I type. That sailboat is too cute to pass up! I die-cut the clouds using the Umbrella Weather framelits.

Now – head over to Susan’s and Jackie’s blogs to see what they created. I know it will be amazing. No matter how much I feel like I nailed a challenge, they always manage to top it!

Thanks for stopping by Stamping with Buffy. Have a wonderful day!

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About buffycooper

Among other things, I am a musician who enjoys papercrafting (specifically with rubber stamps), a Stampin' Up!® demonstrator, Christian, wife and mom to two great boys.
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4 Responses to Stamp-Off Friday Color Challenge

  1. Jackie says:

    Buffy, this is so lovely. The box frame is cool and I can’t wait for the directions (or video!). Lovely background technique.

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  2. Susan Horr says:

    This is beautiful. The background is very be achy. I love how you did it. I am looking forward to seeing your video. Don’t get distracted with other things while making it! 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  3. debsmart says:

    Wow – I love that background! The shadow box frame is perfect for your work of art 🙂


  4. Pingback: Swirly Bird Stamp-a-Stack | Stamping with Buffy

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