Thursday, 21 February 2013

Hello, Sunshine! Color My Heart #31

I don't know about you, or how winter's going where you live, but we're getting a little tired of the constant snow up here.  I know, I know, I was blogging earlier this winter about how much I love it, and I do, but the constant shoveling, scraping windshields, wearing boots is wearing us down...
So, I was happy with this week's assignment at Color My Heart, a trio of SUN-SHINY colours:
I was inspired to try some sunflower-esque blooms. 

First, I tried a technique demonstrated on the Gina K "Stamp TV" blog: link HERE.  She white-embossed a  floral image and coloured it with alcohol markers. I used an older CTMH stamp, "Blessed" which includes a big flower outline, then used the CTMH alcohol markers in Honey and Sunset. They made it easy to add gradations of colour.
I added an antiqued copper brad for the flower centre, 
and my new favorite alphabet stamp set, "Keyboard Uppercase" for the sentiment. Here's the whole card:
CASE-ing some of the dimensional flowers I've seen on the internet lately, I made a second card, using the images from "Rustic Flowers" to stamp a random background in Buttercup, Honey, Sunset, and Chocolate. I added a big gerbera  daisy by cutting out the biggest flower, stamped twice, in Buttercup and Honey and layering and curling the petals. A big button and some waxy flax were used for the centre on this one.
Hope they have brightened your winter day!

Now head over to the Color My Heart blog to see what the other gals have concocted with these three bright colours. You have until next Thursday, Feb. 28th to upload your creation using Buttercup, Honey and Sunset (or the closest colours in your stash). I do believe there is a prize for this week's winning entry! Play along and help us spread the word about this fun color challenge.

Happy crafting,

Supplies Used-CTMH:
Card-stock in Buttercup, Sunset, Chocolate and White Daisy
Inks: Buttercup, Honey, Sunset, Chocolate, and Versamark
White embossing powder and heat tool
Alcohol Markers in Honey, Sunset and Chocolate
Stamp sets: Keyboard Uppercase B1416; Card Word Puzzle C1494; Rustic Flowers, Blessed (retired)
Antiqued Copper Brads Z1410; Dark Chocolate Striped Grosgrain ribbon Z1617; Waxy Flax in Colonial White Z108; Basic Button assortment Z1358

Other Supplies:
Curly mesh ribbon, Paper Wishes


  1. Love it!!! I wasn't going to put that alphabet on my next order, but...hmmm. I think you just talked me into it.

  2. They are both so beautiful, Caroline! Lovin' those citrus colours and the ribbon is gorgeous!

  3. Oh man, this post is full of inspiration! First, I love how you combined the stamped letters for your sentiment! LOVE the big daisy flower with the button! The embossed flower is stunning, and LOVE the brad as the center--I don't know which idea to case first! :)

  4. Both of your cards are very pretty, Caroline. You did a great job of making them look like sunflowers. With the antique copper brad in the first, very cool, and the big button in the second. I really like these!

  5. So pretty! I am loving the embossed and colored flower!

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  7. I love all the stunning details on these cards. So beautiful. Tanks so much for sharing details to be able to try this on my next project.

  8. Caroline, I love both of your cards! You did a great job of capturing sunshine and cheer! I just may have to try these cards myself--thanks for the inspiration!

    :) Marie

  9. They are both great Caroline, but I especially love the first one with the white embossed flower!!

  10. Two gorgeous cards, Caroline! I love the daisy stamps and the fun block alphabet. Beautiful ink colours, too!


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