Stampers Anonymous Blog Hop 9: Colour Challenge

by Kylie
Stampers Anonymous Team Blog Hop

Hi everyone, happy Stampers Anonymous Blog Hop day!  Thanks so much for hopping with us.  The theme for today’s Blog Hop is a Colour Challenge!  We were challenged to create a card using up to five (5) colours from the following colours: Grapefruit Grove, Mint Macaron, Saraha Sand, Balmy Blue and Basic Gray.

Here’s the Challenge…


Funnily enough, I actually struggle a little bit with colour challenges.  I think it is because I generally have to work with colours outside my “go-to” colours.   Before I began creating, I pulled out all the challenge colours ink pads and then a sheet of each colour from their respective Designer Series Paper packs.  I wanted to see how they would all work together.  In the end, I decided to work with Basic Gray (a great neutral) and Balmy Blue with a touch of Sahara Sand.  The super cute pandas from the Wildly Happy set were crying out to be used so they were a perfect choice for this challenge.

Instead of using my Stampin’ Blends, I watercoloured the image instead. I used a combination of colouring with my markers on to an acrylic block and then picking up the colour to paint and squishing a little ink from the ink pad onto an acrylic block and then picking up the colour.  I didn’t use watercolour paper, just regular paper and my biggest tip here is not to over-wet the paper as it will pill.  Blending is also a little more difficult as the water soaks straight into the paper.  I try and build up my colour to avoid this issue.

My other big tip is that White Bakers Twine is a perfect item to keep in your stash as it can be dyed any colour to suit your project.  The easiest way to dye the twine is to get a cup with a bit of water and add a drop of refill to it.  Drop the twine in and ensure it is covered.  Swish it around and pull it out.  Hang it out to dry.  If you don’t have a refill, you can still dye your twine.  I actually just used a large acrylic block and pressed the Balmy Blue ink pad into the centre.  I dropped out some water (be careful not to flood the block) and then swished it around before adding my twine.  It worked really well.

Here’s my card…


Next on the hop is: Elizabeth Yager

Here’s a list of all the participants:

Nikki Stalker

Amanda Higgins

Melissa Gifford

Kristy Davy

Kylie Page (You Are Here)

Elizabeth Yager

Marelle Taylor

Olivia Liew

Sharon Wilson

Thanks for hopping along with us.  I know you are going to love all the AMAZING projects the other ladies have created.  Such inspiration!

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Hope you have a great day!

Happy Stamping, Kylie

Shop 24/7 at my online store at Stampers Workshop!
Join my team.

Supplies Used:

Listed below are the supplies used to create the above project. If the stamp set also comes a part of a bundle, I link to all.

You may also like


Olivia Liew August 14, 2019 - 10:13 am

Thanks for the great tip on using the white bakers twine, Kylie! The pandas are so cute!

Kylie August 14, 2019 - 12:04 pm

You’re welcome, Olivia! I LOVE dyeing our twine. Makes it go further. Thanks so much! 🙂

Nikki Stalker August 14, 2019 - 12:55 pm

Lovely card.

Kylie August 14, 2019 - 2:34 pm

Thanks, Nikki! 🙂

Stampers Anonymous Blog Hop #9; Colour Challenge – Craft with EMY August 14, 2019 - 1:45 pm

[…] to the Blog Hop, use the navigation buttons below. The Previous Blog will take you to Kylie Page’s contribution, while the Next Blog button will take you to Marelle Taylor’s […]

Marelle Taylor August 14, 2019 - 3:11 pm

Such a cute card! And great tip on dying the twine…I always forget I can do that!

Kylie August 14, 2019 - 4:39 pm

Thanks, Marelle! I’m addicted to dyeing the twine now. So fun!

Sharon Wilson August 14, 2019 - 3:32 pm

A beautiful image of those pandas. This card may entice me to purchase it. I love the touch of blue with the basic gray

Kylie August 14, 2019 - 4:38 pm

Thanks very much, Sharon! What a kind compliment! 🙂

Melissa Gifford August 14, 2019 - 4:23 pm

What a sweet card Kylie, love these pandas.

Kylie August 14, 2019 - 4:37 pm

Thanks so much, Melis!:D

Amanda Higgins August 15, 2019 - 3:50 pm

Your card is SO adorable Kylie! Love it. xo Manda

Kylie August 15, 2019 - 5:17 pm

You’re so sweet! Thanks heaps, Manda! 🙂

Stampers Anonymous Blog Hop #9 - Nikki Stalker September 11, 2019 - 3:14 pm

[…] 5. Kylie […]


Leave a Comment

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.