Squirrelz Stash Bash

Autumn Rainbow: Squirrelz Stash Bash Blog Hop

Hi everyone! It’s that time of month for a fun blog hop with my fellow squirrel sisters! If you are new to this hop, it’s that once a month where my squirrel sisters and I get together and create projects using stuff in our stash that we have “squirreled” away! It really helps us revisit our stash and bash the stuff that are gathering dust or haven’t seen the light of day in a long long time! If you have been following along, you have come from my lovely friend, Karen.

This month’s theme is Rainbows and Squirrels! I must admit this was challenging for me because I don’t usually work with images of critters. Don’t get me wrong, I love those little critter images, I am just not so good at working with them in my projects. I am more comfortable with florals, botanicals, scenes etc. I did have one, just one set with squirrels by Honey Bee Stamps.

I broke out some really old watercolors from my stash, one of my first sets and used it to create a fall rainbow palette. This watercolors are reasonably priced and this is the set I started with. I wanted to create a fall palette and the guide below will help in doing this.

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To turn a rainbow of primary and secondary colors to a fall palette is to add a little of the color opposite on the color wheel. The red is mixed with a little of the green to make a deep autumn red. The orange is mixed with blue to make a pumpkin orange, the yellow with a little purple to make a mustard yellow. The green is mixed with a little red to make a pine green, the blue with a little orange to make a evening blue and the purple mixed with a little yellow to make an eggplant purple.

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I took those colors I made with watercolors and used them to paint a simple rainbow on a panel of watercolor paper. I also used the same colors to color in the pair of squirrels that were part of the Honey Bee stamp set called Nuts About You. The stamp and dies are on clearance over at Scrapbook.com linked below!

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The squirrel on the left is painted with the autumn red, along with the little heart, the squirrel on the right is painted with the pumpkin orange and the little acorn with mustard yellow. For the cluster of leaves the little squirrels are standing on are from the Hero Arts Foliage & Flowers fancy die set.

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I stamped the ” Fallen for You” sentiment with Intens-ified Black ink. annd finished off the card with a Hero Arts Sparkle Glitter on the heart.

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I hope you were inspired to create your own autumn rainbow! For more inspiration, the beautiful Marie is your next stop!

‘Til next time!



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5 thoughts on “Autumn Rainbow: Squirrelz Stash Bash Blog Hop”

  1. This card is adorable! I love the glitter heart and the addition of dimension with the white leaves! And I really appreciate the explanation of how to make primary colors autumnal! Fabulous job, my squirrel sister!


  2. Look at you! You went kinda traditional rainbow after all!!! And for someone who isn’t comfortable with cute critter images, you rocked out this card, my friend! I’m most impressed with the freehand rainbow cause mine would be all kinds of wonky 🤪 Hehe! Now I’m off to go expand my collection of squirrel stamps!!!


  3. Well, I never knew about making an Autumnal rainbow, and it’s so cool! Now if I would only be able to remember it when needed…and I agree with Karen, your freehand painting of it is spectacular! Those squirrels are totally adorable (of course), and I love the whole look of this card. 🙂


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