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Sunday, July 17, 2011

TLC334 Color Blocking With a Twist

Hello everyone....I finally got home from the Grapevine Stamp show....I'm pooped but we had sooo much fun!!! I saw some old friends and made some new ones...can't get any better than that!!! Tonight it's time for another Technique Lover's Challenge on Splitcoast. The challenge this week is to use color blocking with a twist. Most people use an acrylic block, stamp it on an ink pad and stamp the cardstock. This is used mostly as a background for another stamp on a one layer card. I want you to change it up a little.......

1. Think of another way to use the color blocking.....maybe use several different shades of one color, stamp a 2x2 block with the various colors onto white cardstock, let dry, and then use the colored cardstock with a die to make a layered flower
2. Use watercolor crayons to ink up the block, very lightly mist with water, and stamp on white cardstock.
3. Use several different colors of watercolor crayons on a large background size block...scribble the crayons all over the block, mist very lightly with water, and stamp on white cardstock. Use this as your own designer paper.
4. Use different spray colors like Glimmer Mist to ink up your block and stamp onto white cardstock,
5. Ink up your block, mist a stamp with water very lightly, stamp on the acrylic block, and then stamp the block on cardstock. It should leave a light imprint of the stamp on the paper.

I made a background with a 1" block and several different colored inks that matched the copic colors in the sweet Lilli of the Valley image. I tried to match the copic colors with patterned paper I had on hand but nothing matched so this worked out perfectly!!!

Thanks for visiting...head on over to Splitcoast and join us for a fun challenge!!!

13 comments:

Linda Palmer said...

Adorable card. I do like the bg that you created with the blocks. Great idea.

jimlynn said...

Glad you had a good time - just wish I'd been there!
Cute, cute card...love the little color blocks and the image is adorable. Darling little card.
Lynn

Tammy said...

Glad you had a good time. Also happy to see that you weren't too tired to create such a sweet, sweet card. Love the technique and the images is absolutely precious.

Kathy and Lucky said...

Sounds like you had fun this weekend, always great to see old friends and make few new ones on the way. Your card is adorable and love the color blocking, very cool idea.

Shelby Goolsby said...

Such a sweet card and beautiful colors!!I am so happy you had a good weekend.

Lori said...

Glad you had such fun! This image is adorable and the colors all blend nicely. The color block as a background is very cool!

maryr917 said...

I love this card joan and your blocked bg is fab-such a sweet iamge and awesome coloring-stamp shows are such fun

Susan (rainy) said...

LOVE that background you created! And what a sweet sweet card.

*Vicki* said...

Hi Joan!! I adore your card with your color blocking background!! So soft and pretty! Adorable image too!! Just wanted to say hello!! Hope you're enjoying your Summer! HUGS

Carole of Brum said...

Oh I love this one, Joan! Fantastic how you've matched up the colours from the image with the background, how co-ordinated that looks, and I also love your colouring of the image, so bright and happy. My fave card out of all the ones I've seen today. CoB

luvthatstampin said...

This is such a cute card. We always seem to need get well cards.

Carolina Girl (Cely) said...

Adorable card and thank you for the quick tutorial on the blocks...I definitely must try. Where did you get the stamp or digi? You said "Lily of the Valley", but I'm not familiar with that nor could I find when I googled. I don't believe I saw a link on your post. Thank you so much for your help. Again, absolutely adorable. celybeachatcharter.net

Joanne (jojot) said...

OMGosh...the cuteness factor is way over the roof on this one....wow