This month the design team for Creative Crew will be using the “Which way to the Beach?” as our theme for our creations.    For the past two months I have been a part of this CCREW team and it has been a blast.   Card challenges help to stretch your creativity and learn new techniques.    There are 5 categories we follow to create our cards using the monthly theme.   Today I’m sharing the CCREW Color Challenge.

Handmade card by Sally Hessenius for splitcoaststampers creative crew design team. Watercolored card features mermaid with sentiment stamped mermaid kisses & starfish wishes

Under the Sea


Color Challenge CCREW718CLR

As part of the challenge, each team member is asked to create a project using the provided color palette below.   These colors provide me with the perfect background for an under the sea mermaid trying to find her way to the beach.   I stamped the mermaid on vellum cardstock with Stayzon ink.  I used stamp and write markers to color.   The stamparatus, Stampin’ Up!’s new stamp positioning tool, enabled me to get a crisply stamped sentiment on watercolor paper.   This new tool is terrific.


Have a closer look at all the details on this card.


Sally Hessenius for CCREW718CLR, watercolored card featuring mermaid

Under the sea

For the card base I used Bermuda Bay with a Crumb Cake mat.    I am truly enjoying this experience with these card challenges.   We hope you will play along and stop by the GALLERY and leave us some kind words.



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Love, hugs & inky fingers,

Sally Hessenius Signature