It’s time again for another Pals Paper Arts Challenge.  This week, Michelle came up with a beautiful Color Challenge, Cucumber Crush, Bermuda Bay and Crumb Cake.


These colors remind me of the beach, but I think that’s because the weather changed here in New Jersey… been a little colder over the past week and everything reminds me of the beach… maybe in another two weeks or so, I can get there and take a much needed walk in the sand, a favorite way to treat myself.


Now I’ll tell you about today’s project.  I’m really not sure what inspired me.  I wanted to create some sort of frame, so that was my start.


  • When I looked through my stamps, “Swallowtail” caught my eye, so I went with it.
  • The question was whether to color in the Swallowtail, or just stamp it.
  • I stamped the swallowtail in Bermuda Bay and decided to add some color splashes with “Gorgeous Grunge”.
  • I made sure I positioned the large splashes with Cucumber Crush, so it would pop next to the Bermuda Bay.
  • The smaller splashes of Crumb Cake help to give the project more color balance.
  • I used the “Happy Birthday” sentiment from the “Butterfly Basics” stamp set.
  • A little fussy cutting and some Stampin’ Dimensionals add a little depth.

This was another fun project for me.

So, grab a great big stamp, do a little fussy cutting, add a frame and create something fabulous to link up with the Pals.  Oh, and don’t forget the bling!