Friday, May 20, 2016

Color Dare #194 ~ Blues with White and Black

 this week, the Color My Heart Design Team is challenging you with a blue palette: Sapphire, Pacifica and Crystal Blue with White Daisy and Black. Blue is one of my favorite colors and I knew an idea I saw on Pinterest would be a good way to show off the blues!

Sometimes you need to think out of the box when looking at the images in a stamp set. I used the Brushstrokes stamp set to create the flower on my layout. See that long image in the top right? Those are the flower petals. The circle of course is the flower center! Did you see the potential for a flower when looking at this stamp set? Take a close look at your stamp sets. Turn it sideways. Turn it upside down. Think outside that box and you may see the potential for all kinds of unexpected designs!
So I stamped some of the petals in Sapphire and Pacifica directly on the layout base. Then I stamped more on some scrap cardstock in Pacifica and Crystal Blue with the edges rolled in Pacifica. After fussy cutting the petals I started layering them on the petals stamped on the layout base. I only glued down the end in the center end of the petal so I could use some Thin 3D Foam Tape under the outside end to give some depth to the flower. It kind of reminds me of a Zinnia. What do you think? For the stem and leaf I just stamped in black since we didn't have a green on the palette.

All products are Close To My Heart:
--Brushstrokes stamp set
--Ink: Sapphire, Pacifica, Crystal Blue, Black
--Cardstock: White Daisy, Black, Pacifica
--Playful Puffies--retired

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


Want to join us and create something to share in this color dare? Click here for the Color My Heart home page. In the sidebar you'll find details on how to join the color dare. While you're there, check out what the other Design Team members have created. I know you'll love it all!

Have a great day!


  1. What a fun layout! Love how you made the flower.

  2. Thanks, Donna! I love it when my creative muse shows up to play!

  3. Adorable! This page is fun to look at and will bring back great memories for years to come!

  4. Thanks, Gretchen. It was fun reliving the memory as I scrapped the page.

  5. Now, how fun is this layout? It has a modern feel with the stylized flower and the super cute faces on the butterfies.

  6. Love your Brushstrokes flowers--very clever! It looks like you all had a great time in your scrapbook page.
    :) Marie

  7. Since I'm so hesitate about water coloring and splattering, this is a great idea to use the brushstrokes for the flowers. I just used brushstrokes on another card challenge, and this week the ink flairs. Your scrapbook page is adorable, those type of photos are always fun.

  8. Thanks, Sue. Go ahead and give it a try.


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