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joan ervin 07-17-2011 06:46 PM

TLC334 ~ Color Blocking With a Twist ~ (7/18/11)
Hello everyone!! I have had such a wonderful weekend...Bev (TexasGrammy) and I demoed in the Rubbernecker booth at the Grapevine, Texas Stamp Show....we had sooo much fun and got to meet some SCS's....how cool is that!!! Anyway...I'm all pumped up for a challenge...how about you???

This week our challenge was suggested by Sue (bensarmon) .....we will be doing color blocking with a twist!! You can do the traditional color blocking if you want....stamp an acrylic block on an ink pad and stamp it on the cardstock....or....

1. Color the block with watercolor crayons, spritz with water and stamp on the cardstock.
2. Spray the block with Glimmer Mist or any other spray color medium and stamp on the cardstock.
3. Color the block and then stamp it with a stamp before placing the block on the cardstock for a little added texture.
4. Color block the cardstock then cutout the colored area with flower shaped dies and make some color blocked flowers.
5. Use the largest acrylic block you have, add several different colors of ink, crayons, or mist to create your own patterned paper
6. Make a patchwork background with the color blocking
7. Be creative and do the unexpected but, as always...have fun!!! The sky is the limit!!!

Here is a tutorial for a stamped acrylic block background.

Sue's #1 card:

Sunflower Garden

Sue's #2 card:


My Card

Feel Better

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UnderstandBlue 07-17-2011 06:50 PM

ACK!!! I so want to try this!! Maybe it will help me get over my envy about a whole day with you two in Grapevine!!!

bensarmom 07-17-2011 06:53 PM

Cool challenge Joan, thanks for letting me do some samples, it was lots of fun!

joan ervin 07-17-2011 06:53 PM

Wish you could have been there, Lydia....

joan ervin 07-17-2011 06:54 PM


Originally Posted by bensarmom (Post 18529246)
Cool challenge Joan, thanks for letting me do some samples, it was lots of fun!

Thanks for suggesting such a fun challenge, Sue....

chris bjornstedt 07-17-2011 07:17 PM

Hi Joan, thanks for all your wonderful suggestions. For those of us who are new, what's a "traditional color blocking?" Any video referrals would be helpful. Thanks again.

eured99 07-17-2011 07:23 PM

Looks like a great challenge! THanks Joan!

joan ervin 07-17-2011 07:30 PM


Originally Posted by chris bjornstedt (Post 18529325)
Hi Joan, thanks for all your wonderful suggestions. For those of us who are new, what's a "traditional color blocking?" Any video referrals would be helpful. Thanks again.

Hi Chris....traditional color blocking is just stamping an acrylic block on an ink pad and then stamping the cardstock. This is mostly used as a background for another stamped image. I will look in the resource section to see if I can find you a tutorial....Joan

Cook22 07-17-2011 10:26 PM

I always understood traditional colour blocking to be using blocks of colour but not necessarily using stamping, or is that just because I learnt it from scrapbooking? Just trying to understand if we're definitely meant to be using acrylic blocks for our challenge today. I've seen Tim Holtz do it with an inked-up foam pad..., and I used to just use fun foam sometimes.

Here's the tutorial from Resources for an acrylic block background - Splitcoaststampers - Tutorials

hollerinastamps 07-18-2011 03:07 AM

Okay, so I tried to do the twist but nothing was coming out well, so I resorted to the traditional acrylic block stamping to create the bg for my Carpe Cupcake card. I'd never done that before so it WAS a new technique for me!

hobbydujour 07-18-2011 03:15 AM

Sounds like you had a fun week-end, Joan! This is a fun idea. I thought my square acrylic blocks lent themselves well to make "ice cubes".......meshing with the CAS challenge for today as well. Thanks!


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BarbieP 07-18-2011 04:00 AM

I am so jealous there was a stamping show you hosted. Would love to have been there - which brings up my next question...when will there ever be a stamping show of sorts in St. Louis, MO? ... or did I miss it - OH NO :)

Thanks, Sue, for a great challenge, can't wait to play later today. And thanks to Joan, for posting with tutorial.

true-2-you 07-18-2011 04:12 AM

Thanks for the fun challenge Joan!
My card is super super simple today. I did a different twist then suggested.
I "TWISTED" the cap off of 4 different colors of Stickles for my color blocking! :)

Here is my "Color Blocked Stickles" card.

True :D

jdmommy 07-18-2011 05:05 AM

THX! Here's mine:CAS127, TLC334 Happy Hour by jdmommy - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers

Itsapassion 07-18-2011 06:07 AM

Hey Joan! This is another great technique find!! Wonderful samples too! Love the easy technique with the great Wow factor! I'm so happy I got some hugs and "quality" time with you and Bev yesterday! You two had the most popular booth at the show -- no surprise!! It was great to see you both!

bensarmom 07-18-2011 06:11 AM

Here's another way of doing this challenge. It is what I did.

katieg 07-18-2011 06:35 AM

Oooh, this sounds fun! I'll have to try it this afternoon when the kiddos go down for their nap! (Unless I'm in the pool - it's supposed to be 90º here today!)

Biggan 07-18-2011 06:46 AM

Thanks for the challenge! Here´s mine;

Color Blocks


imastampin 07-18-2011 07:51 AM

Hey Joan, thanks for the fun challenge. I haven't done color blocking for a while and I love how this turned out. I've got to remember to use it again!

Here is my card

cathymac 07-18-2011 08:33 AM

Loved this technique Joan, and Sue...I'll be using it again! Here's my card: Lemonade Color Block by cathymac - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers

Luv Flowers 07-18-2011 09:35 AM

Thanks Joan for a fun and new challenge to me. TLC334, Color Blocking Clematis... by Luv Flowers - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers

Toy 07-18-2011 10:02 AM

Awesome one, Joan :) I haven't done this in ages!

Here's mine:

~ A Bit of Stardust ~


SweetnSassyStamps 07-18-2011 10:03 AM

Fun challenge!! Thanks, Joan!!

Season of Change TLC334 by sweetnsassystamps - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers

Amisjag 07-18-2011 10:55 AM

Miss You
here's my card. what a fun technique, I never tried it before I will have to do this again.

CAS127 Miss You by Amisjag - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers


Julia S 07-18-2011 11:01 AM

So excited to play along in my first SCS challenge in months and months. Love this challenge! Thanks for the inspiration!

My card...
Lace Block Thank You

Thanks for looking!

BarbieP 07-18-2011 11:25 AM

Thanks so much, Sue, for making me think outside the box. Here is my card:

TLC334 Color Block w/a Twist by BarbieP - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers

catdidit 07-18-2011 12:14 PM

Not for sure If I did this right or not, but I tried! Thanks for the fun inspiration Joan! Here is mine : (combined the CAS challenge with it today)

Thanks A Melon!

shep18 07-18-2011 01:08 PM

This was another fun technique to try. Here's my card.
Splitcoaststampers Member Galleries - shep18 - Handmade Cards & Crafts

pbvkt 07-18-2011 01:11 PM

I combined three challenges for my card today. Here it is:
Multiple Challenges Birthday by pbvkt - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers

LilLuvsStampin 07-18-2011 01:20 PM

Here is my Color Blocked Buds

fishymom 07-18-2011 02:37 PM

Fun technique, thanksfor the challenge! Here is my card, Seaside Color Block by fishymom - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers

staceyr4 07-18-2011 02:56 PM

Here's my card.

needmorestamps 07-18-2011 03:39 PM

I demo for Dave when he comes to the Twin Cities. It's lots of fun.

Shadow's Mom 07-18-2011 03:48 PM

Thanks for the wonderful challenge, Joan! Great idea!

Here's my card.

BobbiesGirl 07-18-2011 04:24 PM

This was a very fun challenge, but I think I need some practice. Here's my card.

RobinRingtail 07-18-2011 04:38 PM

Great challenge, Joan! Here's my card:

Lofty Thoughts by RobinRingtail - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers

MariLynn 07-18-2011 05:06 PM

Here are my 2 cards:

TLC334 Color block garden 2 by MariLynn - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers

TLC334 Color block garden by MariLynn - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers

Hawkeye Stamper 07-18-2011 07:28 PM

Here's my card.

Patchwork Collage

LittleSeaOtter 07-18-2011 08:51 PM

Here's mine:

Calla Lilies Pink Block

Thanks for such a fun challenge!

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