Friday, January 22, 2016

Color Dare #177 ~ Crystal Blue, Peacock, Whisper + White Daisy

Friday means a brand new color dare from the Design Team at Color My Heart! 
This week we have a really pretty combo of colors: Crystal Blue, Peacock, Whisper with White Daisy. I love this combo but had to resist pulling out a flower stamp set. I seem to gravitate towards the flowers but need to push my boundaries a bit. LOL

So I ended up with the very cute Operation Smile stamp set called Animal Greetings. What's even better about the cuteness of this stamp set is that for every purchase of Animal Greetings, Close To My Heart will donate $7.00 to Operation Smile! Operation Smile provides surgeries to repair cleft lips and palates in children. 
What a worthy cause! 

Back to my card..... I used a blending pen to paint the sky and water using the ink in the top of the ink pads. The whale was colored with a marker. Some layers and embellishments later and it's done!

All products are Close To My Heart: (click for image)
--Animal Greetings (Operation Smile stamp set)
--Ink: Archival Black, Crystal Blue, Peacock, Whisper
--ShinHan marker WG4 Warm Grey
--Cardstock: Watercolor Paper, White Daisy, Whisper, Peacock
--Penelope paper pack

--Embellishments: White Shimmer Trim, Blue Enamel and Glitter Gems, Bitty Sparkles
--Tools: Corner Rounder, Thumb Notch Punch, Scallop Border Punch, Blending Pen

Now it's your turn to get your creative self going and join us! If you don't have the exact colors use something close. This color dare is open until Thursday at 9:00pm, so you have plenty of time. Details on how to join are in the sidebar on our Color My Heart home page. While you're there be sure to check out what the other Design Team members have created to inspire you. Leaving a comment is always appreciated, too!

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Great card Michelle! The whale is adorable and looks great within the Scribble circles. You did a lovely job with the watercolors. And, of course, the sparkles at just the right amount of glitz!

  2. What an adorable card! Love how you used the doodle designs stamp to frame in the main image.

  3. Adorable card and I love that stamp set. Great watercoloring...I wish I felt more comfortable about water coloring.

  4. Absolutely adorable! Love how you used the doodled circle as a frame.

  5. OK, you are making me put this stamp set on my next order list! I don't know if I should thank you or not!! This is seriously cute--you did a great job of making that small stamp fill the space perfectly. Great watercoloring also!
    :) Marie

  6. I love love this card!! I am totally lifting it!!! Thank you for the awesome inspiration.

  7. Great Card! I love the cute whale and the great job you did coloring him and using the doodle frame stamp was brilliant.

  8. Great Card! I love the cute whale and the great job you did coloring him and using the doodle frame stamp was brilliant.

  9. LOVE this card!!! this is sooo cute!

  10. This is such a fun and adorable card!


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