Summer of Color 2012 Challenge Week Two – Mint Chocolate Chip

It's time for round two of the Summer of Color 2012 Ice Cream Challenge!  This week's challenge is mint chocolate chip.  I made two entries this week.  Kristin of Twinkle Twinkle, the hostess of this challenge posted the Baskins Robbin pic:


and one of the challenge participants posted this pic:

So, which one to choose?  The more familiar green or the less familiar bluish color?  Well, why not both?  After all, it's ice cream!  Who needs to choose just one?  Not me!

So, to briefly share how I go about creating my digital submission…I downloaded the pictures, opened them up in Photoshop, and then I use the color picker tool to create my color palette.  Here are my two palettes:

Mint_chip_inspiration Mint_chip_inspiration_2

From there, I create my ice cream cone using the color palette.  I being by creating a "pattern" and start making layers.  I used the eraser tool and the drop shadow to imitate the varying textures for the scoops of ice cream.  For the waffle pattern in the cone, I decided to embellish it a bit and used a glitter style.  I also used a "jewel" style to create the chocolate chips and to offer a bit of interest to the ice cream.


From there, I worked on my backgrounds, again creating layer after layer of colors using various brushes to create texture.  The cones are moved into place, and my work is finished!


I couldn't decide which one I liked best, so they both got to come out to play!

Stay tuned for next week's challenge!

Again, as always, thank you so much for stopping by!

Hugs and Toodles!



  1. very pretty Anita!

  2. mandyateigjtisenough says

    Both are wonderful…xxx

  3. xo!

  4. love all the layering on the icecream and the background

  5. Love the look into your process.

  6. Thank you ladies and thank you for stopping by! Hugs!

  7. These truly look deliciously… awesome 🙂

  8. so yummy !

  9. Fabulous! I love how you have done all the layers!

  10. Thank you Paula and thank you for stopping by! Hugs!

  11. thank you Mandy and thank you for stopping by! Hugs!

  12. thank you for stopping by Kristin! xo!

  13. Thank you Helena! Hugs!

  14. Thank you Carolyn! Thanks for stopping by! Hugs!

  15. Thank you Ritu!

  16. Thank you Carolyn!

  17. I love your two pieces of work – both are fabulous – so summery and so cleverly done.

  18. Thank you Diana! I appreciate that! Clever…awesome! LOL! Hugs!

  19. very cute!

  20. ah what a good idea!!!

  21. I love them, I can’t decide which I like better!

  22. lovely icecreams Anita.

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