August Card Color Challenge 2016

by | August 1st, 2016 | 5


We’re entering the hottest month of the year and then it’s right into fall. Bodacious burgundy and dahlia meet spicy mustard and lush meadow greens in this month’s color challenge.  Our AUGUST Card Color Challenge was inspired by tropical, bohemian home decor with a mix of old textures and new gold accents. Make these colors come alive on your projects by using these coordinating colors in our ink catalog:

  • ColorBox Pigment Ink in Evergreen
  • ColorBox Chalk Ink in Clover
  • ColorBox Pigment Ink in Kismet
  • ColorBox Chalk Ink in Dahlia
  • ColorBox Premium Archival Dye Ink by Stephanie Barnard in Raspberry
  • ColorBox Pigment Ink in Curry
  • ColorBox Chalk Ink in Yellow Ochre
  • ColorBox Premium Archival Dye Ink by Stephanie Barnard inDye Mustard

We’re really excited to share what our guest designers created for you this month but first, we have a new guest designer joining the Clearsnap Blog!

We’re so happy to welcome back Suzanne Austin! 


About Suzanne: Hi!  My name is Suzanne Austin!  I am a SAHM to three awesome kiddos living on the Gulf Coast in Alabama!  I love creating scrapbook pages-usually involving some kind of mixed-media, inky technique. I am SO excited to be working with Clearsnap again!!

See more of Suzanne’s projects here: Suzanne’s Blog

Ready for the Color Challenge? 

Check out the projects created by these talented designers and bloggers, inspired by this month’s challenge:

Mixed Media Canvas with Suzanne Austin


This colorful and dimensional mixed-media canvas is a great way to add a bit of whimsy to the walls of your creative space!  Using ColorBox® Fluid Chalk Inks in “Dahlia, Yellow Ochre, and Clover” with water and paintbrushes, I was able to color everything from the background to the flower; the ColorBox® Fluid Chalk Inks were even hardy enough to color the plaster cloth components of the flower!!



Basket Makeover by Erin Sipes

Color Challenge Basket Makeover

Using Colorbox® Chalk Inks and Art Screens I’ve created this colorful bedside wastebasket. Stenciling on the uneven surface can be tricky so it’s important to secure the Art Screen with double-sided tape and if necessary painter’s tape, and take your time.

Stenciling Basket Makeover

Keep in mind, the tighter the weave of the basket the crisper the details of your design.

Stenciling Supplies


We love the projects our partner designers have created and hope you are inspired as well.


Join in the challenge this month by sharing your project link below and be entered to win a prize pack pictured above!

To enter, create a project with Clearsnap products inspired by this color challenge. Then post your Clearsnap project to the Color Challenge Album in our I *heart* Clearsnap Facebook Group. Entries close on AUGUST 25, 2016. Entrants must have US shipping address, age 18 and over please. International friends are welcome to play along but we are unable to ship internationally at this time. Entries without Clearsnap product will be ineligible.  Winner will be announced after September 1, 2016.

Share your projects on social media with #CScolorchallenge for a chance to be featured on our social media accounts!

Thank you for stopping by the Clearsnap blog today. Join the fun over in our Facebook Group, where you can get ideas. share your projects, and more!

Basket Makeover

About Jennifer Priest

It started with jewelry, beading, sewing, home decor, painting, basket weaving, pottery, and cross-stitch. Marry that to an entrepreneurial spirit & at 9 years old a girl is selling her wares at craft fairs as far as her parents and grandparents would drive her. These days, Jennifer enjoys crafts of all genres from sewing to scrapbooking to jewelry with a little dabbling in the mixed media world. Her style is approachable and she wants everyone who sees her work to feel that they too can embrace creativity and make their home and life beautiful. Visit Jennifer's blog at

5 Responses to August Card Color Challenge 2016

  1. Love today’s inspiration projects and colors for the challenge for August!

  2. karenladd says:

    Wow, such beautiful colors and inspiration for August have my brain ticking away with ideas!

  3. Jean marmo says:

    Very pretty! I am inspired.



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