Friday, July 10, 2020

Loving the Blues ~ Color Dare #402

Do you love the color blue? Join us for a challenge using Shades of Blue. Neutrals, Black, White and Silver are free. Make any paper craft you like and link to our Home Page to join the challenge.

With the unveiling of our new mini catalog for July/August I fell in love with this Gnome stamp set. It's just too cute for words AND you can get it with or without coordinating Thin Cut Dies!

I used Watercolor Pencils to color the images and papers from the Timber and Mix-in packs. After coloring with the pencils I used a water brush to blend the colors a bit and give it a smooth look. I couldn't decide which gnome to use so I used them both! I put the "shy" one slightly behind his friend. To ground them so they don't look like they are floating in the air I used the edge of an acrylic block to add some ink lines for the ground. I simple tapped the edge of the block on the ink pad then touched it to the card. Now I have a "ground" that is easy to do and gives a subtle look.

Close-up to see the Silver touches: gems, thread and Stickles.

I had a piece of the blue paper left over and even though it's not the right size to fit across the bottom I used it anyway. I added some of the little flowers to fill in the space in the corner.  I left the inside blank for now and will add just the right sentiment when I use the card. 

Z3741 Gnome Matter + Thin Cuts

X7259B Timber Paper Pack

Other Close To My Heart products used for this card:
  • White Cards and Envelopes Value Pack
  • Cardstock: White Daisy
  • Exclusive Inks: Black
  • Watercolor Pencils
  • Tools: Water Brush, Thin 3D Foam Tape, Acrylic Block
  • Embellishments: Silver Glitter Gems, Silver Thread, Silver Stickles
If you need a consultant I'd be happy to help.
If you'd like to BE a consultant I'd love to have you on my team!

Now are you thinking of what you can make in Shades of Blue? Any paper craft will do. Our Design Team is waiting to see your idea of creating with BLUE! Click here to link your project and join the challenge.

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Have a creative day!

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  1. I love Gnomes so much. First time I've seen them coloured with pencils, they are a lot softer looking. Great Blue for colour dare challenge.

  2. Love the blues on the gnomes with the wood grain papers.

  3. So adorable, love gnomes, and you can dress them up for any holiday.


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