August 2019 - Kre8tors Blog Hop - Color Challenge

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August 2019 Kre8tors Blog Hop | Tracy Marie Lewis |

It is time for the August Kre8tors blog hop. I am excited to be a part of this great group of global Stampin' Up! independent demonstrators. I took a break in July to heal up from hand surgery, and now I am back to crafting with a happy hand!

This month's theme is a color challenge using the below image for inspiration. Though we are only required to choose three colors, I ended up using four: Early Espresso, Highland Heather, Granite Gray and Petal Pink.

I wanted to replicate the sparkly magic of underwater using the new Seaside Notions stamp set. The 2019 Holiday catalog will have some fun 3d snow effects, which I used on the sand and the seahorse. The products will be available for purchase when the catalog goes live in September.

The shells and seahorse were electronically fussy cut and I used an Early Espresso brush end of a Many Marvelous marker around the edges which you can see in the close up picture below. I find eliminating the white edges results in a very crisp look that I prefer.

Close Up Of Sparkly Sand | Tracy Marie Lewis |

I dry embossed the Highland Heather background layer using the High Seas embossing folder. Embellishments include various sequins and linen thread.

Kre8tors Blog Hop August 2019 - Seahorse Birthday Card | Tracy Marie Lewis |

Blends used:

Seahorse: Highland Heather light and dark
Shells: Petal Pink Light and Dark, Gray Granite light and dark

I hope my project inspires you to do something creative today Please leave a comment before you hop along to Ximena.

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Here is the full roll call list should you need it.

Roll Call List

Melissa Tennison USA
Cheryl Hamilton
Su Mohr
Rochelle Laird-Smith
Linda Handford UK
Sandra Roberts - UK
Laura Mackie (UK)
Anastasia Radloff
Sue McDonald
Angie McKenzie (USA)
Jan Musselman - USA
Jacqui Lawrence UK
Rebecca-Jo Unwin- Australia
Deb Naylor
Tracie St-Louis - Canada
Janey Backer
Tracy Marie Lewis - US
Ximena Morales
Margriet Siekman
Tricia Butts
Alexandra Rauf
Annette Ball
Dana Sullivan - USA
Cheryl Taylor (UK)

If you do not have a demonstrator or are looking for a change, I would love to have the honor. I am an active YouTuber and blogger, here are some other Stampin' Up! web activities I have for you to check out:

  • Shop at my online store - 24 x 7. Don't miss the clearance rack with up to 70% off! Be sure to use the monthly host code (upper right nav) for FREE gifts!
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  • Be sure to try out my Stampin' Up! Sentiments Advanced Search tool that is loaded with both the current catalogs' sentiments!
  • Check out my YouTube Channel! I have over 250 stamping and camping videos.
  • Consider signing up for the Stampin' Up! Paper Pumpkin kit each month, I publish a monthly video of alternative card ideas to inspire you. 
  • Contact me for more information or assistance on any of your crafty needs, let me be your crafting angel.

Thanks for stopping by, please feel free to leave comments or questions, I am here to help!



Absolutely Beautiful Tracie, Love the sand treatment.

Fabulous seahorse and shells, Tracy Marie! Love it!p

Lovely card Tracey Marie, the colours are perfect for this set. Love it! xx

LOVE, love, love this set & this card - CASE-ing it!

Such a lovely twist to this lovely farms color challenge. Love the colors you've chosen for this incredible stamp set. LOVE IT!!! :)

Gorgeous card! I love the oceanic theme.

Your card is really beautiful!!

Such great layers on this card

super cute card!

WOW. The level of detail is gorgeous, and this stamp set is beautiful! I love how you've incorporated the challenge colors in this awesome card! Thanks for hopping with us!

Beautiful, your seahorse is amazing!

Just came back from 10 days in Florida. Your card is stunning! Thanks.


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