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.
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
Curly mesh ribbon, Paper Wishes