Friday 5 July 2013

Surf n' Summer--Color My Heart #50

Some hot up here in Ontario this week. Love it, because all kinds of summer fruit is available--strawberries, watermelon, yummy!
The colours for this week's Color My Heart Color Dare are a bunch of summer shades, chosen from the   Surf's Up paper pack from Close to My Heart.
I used sketch #10 from the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge for my card:
Going along with the summer fruit theme, I did some stamping and paper-piecing with an old retired Close to My Heart set, Summer Sweetness.
Here's the result:
I added some Liquid Glass to make the melon seeds nice and glossy. Some Opaques Licorice Adhesive gems reinforce the seedy theme. I stamped the "rind" of the watermelon with Ponderosa Pine ink, then brushed on some Lagoon ink with a paintbrush, for a shaded look. The sentiment comes from the Chantilly Workshop-on-the-Go. I stamped it twice in two shades of ink, which gives some shadow.

See some more inspirational projects with this colour palette by Amie, Becca, Lela, Marie, Sarah and Pam.  Then break out your ink-pads (gold, teal, coral, light blue) and join the Color My Heart dare this week! The challenge runs through Thursday, July 11th.

Happy crafting!

Supplies (if not mentioned above:)
Card stock in Ponderosa Pine, White Daisy, Lagoon
DP: Surf's Up paper pack
Inks: Ponderosa Pine, Sorbet, Lagoon, Black
Foam tape


  1. I really love the fun aspect of this card, totally reminds me of summer. Love the watermelon.....super cute. Thanks for playing along with Atlantic Hearts.

  2. Great card! Love how you used the papers and what a fun stamp set too!

  3. I really like how you used that watermelon stamp set. I had my eye on that one, but never got it. You really used the papers and colors to make a great-looking, not-too-busy card! Great job, Caroline! It's very pretty.

  4. Yum!! A very fresh, summery card. Love how you stamped the watermelon on the patterned paper for the smaller slice. That just tied everything together.

  5. Such a fun your stamping!

  6. Your card looks delicious.

    Mary Ellen, Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge DT

  7. Great card, such imagination !! thanks for sharing

  8. Great card! Thanks for joining us this week at Atlantic Hearts Sketch

  9. What a cute stamp set! I love your creativity. Awesome design

  10. Thanks too for the heads up about my lil inker hop win! :)

  11. Great stamp set. Great design. Thanks for joining us at AHSC for this challenge.
    Margaret, DT

  12. Very cute card, I have this stamp, need to dust it off and use it!

  13. SOOO cute! Thanks for playing at Atlantic Hearts.


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