Friday, June 24, 2016

Color Dare #199

Welcome to our new Color My Heart challenge for this week. 
It's time to get out you Sunset, Pacifica and Cranberry inks along with White Daisy and get busy creating something to share! If you don't have those exact colors just use something close.

I created this layout with photos from our 2010 Close To My Heart convention in Washington, D.C. It  was magical to be on the National Mall for the 4th of July! For the layout I created a stamped background with the Fireworks Fun stamp set. I added some sparkles and journalling and it was done!








All products are Close To My Heart:
--Fireworks Fun stamp set
--Cardstock: White Daisy, Paper Fundamentals-Adventure
--Ink: Cranberry, Pacifica, Sunset
--Clear Sparkles

I'd love to be your consultant if you need any help.

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Now it's your turn! Get your fingers inky! Directions on how to join the fun are in the sidebar on our home page. This color dare will be open until Thursday at 9:00pm CDT 
Tell your friends. Have a group challenge to see who can be one of our weekly winners!

Have a creative day!
Michelle

Friday, June 17, 2016

Color Dare #198 ~ Cotton Candy, Sweet Leaf with White Daisy

Guess what day it is? It's FRIDAY and time for a new color dare from the team at Color My Heart! This week the dare is to use Cotton Candy and Sweet Leaf with White Daisy.

I went for a soft look to accent my photos so I used a waterbrush to apply the color to the flowers and leaves. I was thinking of doing a circle of flowers around the photo on the left so I laid it all out without gluing it down. When I had it the way I wanted I moved the photo to glue the layers together and some of them moved creating the dip of a heart. Viola! A new design formed and I love it much better than the first idea! Just goes to show that keeping an open mind while crafting can bring even better results! There was a lot of fussy cutting but it actually went faster than I thought it would.









All products are Close To My Heart:
--Hawaiian Hibiscus stamp set
--Cardstock: White Daisy, Cotton Candy, Sweet Leaf, Watercolor Paper
--Ink: Archival Black, Cotton Candy, Sweet Leaf
--Waterbrushes
--Microtip Scissors
--Thin 3D Foam Tape
--Journal Pen
--Embellishments: Clear Round Sparkles, Bitty Sparkles

Let's go shopping!
I'd love to be your consultant if you need any help!

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Now here is how it works! It's your turn to get your craft on and join the fun! You can make any paper craft you like and we get you started with the color selection. If you don't have those exact colors use something close. Details on how to join are in the sidebar of our Color My Heart home page.  While you're there, check out what the Design Team created to inspire you! If you don't have a blog  you can upload your photo to our Facebook page and join the fun that way! We'd LOVE to see your artwork! Tell your friends about us and join together!

Have a Creative day!
Michelle

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

CTMH Technique Blog Hop ~ Color Your World

Welcome to the June Technique Blog Hop!
This month we're featuring the technique of coloring! This could be done with watercolors, pencils, ink, water brushes, etc. There are lots of ways to color your images.

If you've come from Catherine Nowak's blog you're on the right track. Just keep clicking on the links at the end of each post.

Here I have used the Darling Dinos stamp set. Isn't this little guy cute? I stamped in Archival Black ink since I would be doing a wet type of coloring. First I used my watercolor pencils to color the dino. After coloring him in I then took a waterbrush and lightly brushed over the penciled area to smooth out and blend the colors. This also helps create the shadow areas. It's hard to see but I also used a bit of grey pencil under the dino. This creates a shadow and grounds the image so it doesn't look like it's floating in the air.


All products are Close To My Heart:
--Darling Dinos stamp set
--White Cards and Envelopes Value Pack
--Watercolor Pencils
--Archival Black ink
--Cardstock: White Daisy, Pear
--Fern Thick Twine
--Waterbrush
--Green Glitter Gems

If you need a consultant I'd be happy to help.



Now it's time to hop over to Hellen Gullet's blog for more inspiration.

Thanks for hopping by!
Michelle



Friday, June 10, 2016

Collection Connection: Calypso

Seasonal Expressions 2 Product Highlights

Color Dare #197 ~ Pacifica, Canary plus White

Yea! It's Friday! Ready for a new Color My Heart challenge? Well here you go! This color dare features Pacifica and Canary with White Daisy.

I knew I wanted to use a water pen technique to color the image, so I used Pacifica pigment ink to stamp the image on watercolor paper then clear embossed. That is the great thing about pigment inks! You can pair up any pigment ink color with clear embossing power! Next up was adding some color to the image. I used my Small Round Waterbrush to pick up ink from the lid of the Canary and Pacifica ink pads. Then I simply painted the areas I wanted some color.

I distressed the edges and then wiped them across the Pacifica ink pad. After that it was a matter of layering and adding some yellow sequins. 






All products are Close To My Heart:
--Seaside Greetings stamp set
--White Cards and Envelopes Value Pack
--Cardstock: Canary
--Specialty Cardstock: Watercolor paper, Adventure Paper Fundamentals
--Ink: Pacifica, Canary, Pacifica Pigment
--Embossing: Clear Powder, Heat Tool
--Tools: Edge Distresser, Small Round Waterbrush
--Embellishments: Magical Sequins

If you need a consultant I'd be happy to help you.

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Now it's your turn to join the fun! It's so easy! Just make something using the colors of the week. If you don't have the exact colors just use something close. Make anything you like: cards, layouts, paper crafts of any kind. Full details are in the sidebar on our home page. While there, check out what the other Design Team members have to share. Leaving a comment on our pages really makes our day! This Color Dare will be open until Thursday at 9:00pm CDT.

Happy Creating!
Michelle

Friday, June 3, 2016

Color Dare #196 ~ Calypso colors!

Hi and welcome to our latest color challenge from Color My Heart!
This week we are featuring the colors from the Calypso paper pack:
Pear, Lagoon, Honey, Cotton Candy plus Black

This was a fun card to make and came together quickly. The background paper is from Calypso and the angled strips are actually Zip Borders from the top of the papers in the pack! The green is Shimmer Trim for a bit of sparkle.  





All products are Close To My Heart:
--Calypso paper pack
--Beyond Awesome stamp set
--White Cards and Envelopes Value Pack
--Cardstock: Lagoon, White Daisy
--Ink: Lagoon, Pear
--Shimmer Trim: Pear
--Fundamental Assortment: Pear
--Thin 3D Foam Tape
--Journal Pen

If you need a consultant I'd be happy to help you.

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Feeling crafty? It's your turn to create something using these colors. If you don't have the exact colors just use something close. There are full details on how to join the fun in the sidebar of our home page. Each color dare is open until Thursday at 9:00pm CDT. 

While at our home page check out what the other Design Team members created to inspire you. Leave a comment and it will make our day!

Tell your crafting friends about our color challenges!