Hey guys!  It’s Color Challenge Tuesday with the UDI girls.  We are on week #39 and the inspiration picture was this exotic beach towel – don’t you just love the natural colors.  I do!  Sometimes I’m not excited about the colors that we have for our challenge but this week I thought it would be easy because I love to use the natural looking colors.

But much to my surprise I sat don’t with these four colors and couldn’t think of what to do with them.  I was thinking something natural and floral like the inspiration picture but it just wasn’t’ coming together at all.  So I pulled out my Last Chance Stamp set list and thought that I needed to use one of my sets that was on that list – give it a good farewell (I have a lot on that list so I better start now so I can get them all in before the end of June).  Then I got a great idea and found the perfect thing to do with these colors.  My stamp set of choice Extreme Skateboard – and what are these colors perfect for – camouflage!   So here is my extreme skateboard camo card for this week’s color challenge.

The background is a really fun technique that I haven’t done in a while – it does get your fingers inky (at least mine end up that way) – so perhaps it would be worth it to wear some gloves to keep your fingers clean.  First take a piece of Glossy White card stock and stamp your main image – the skateboarder – in Jet Black StazOn.  Take a baby wipe and fold it up into quarters or so – then add drops of ink – I used the Old Olive, Pear Pizzazz, and Always Artichoke – spread them a little apart.  Then pick up the baby wipe and dab it on a piece of Glossy White card stock.  Let it dry.  I used two pieces for this card and all of it was done with just one baby wipe – I didn’t have to add any more ink so you could do multiple cards at a time.  Now do watch out because the longer you wait the ink will bleed together on the baby wipe and depending on the colors you use will end up just looking muddy so don’t let it sit for too long before you use it.

To finish the card I distressed the edges of the layers and added some tearing and random staples trying to give it a rough look.  I added the wide striped ribbon too – I maybe should have cut it or torn it or something.  I hope you like it.

Click on this link to go to the  Utah Diva’s Color Challenge blog.   There you can see the creations from the entire design team and add a link to your creation if you decide to play along.

Stampin’ Up! Supplies:

  • Card stock:  Old Olive, Basic Black, Glossy White
  • Ink: JetBlack StazOn, Refills in Old Olive, Pear Pizzazz, Always Artichoke
  • Stamp sets: Extreme Skateboard
  • Accessories:  Cutter Kit, Basic Black Striped ribbon
  • Non- SU: staples, baby wipes

To order Stampin’ Up! Supplies to make this project click here.