Friday, 22 November 2013

Color My Heart...Grateful

Can you believe that we are up to #70 at the Color My Heart Color Dare?
Yes, indeed, and this week's colours are perfect for an autumn-themed card:
OLIVE
AUTUMN TERRACOTTA
BARN RED
   
There is a new twist this week, too. Sarah has provided an optional sketch:
Here's my card:
I wanted to play around with some water-colour effects. 
I used both Distress Markers and CTMH stamp-pads to ink up my stamps, then spritzed a little water on them before stamping. You can see a close-up of this in the next photo. The sentiment was stamped first, then masked off, allowing it to show around that gorgeous chrysanthemum image.
I did more messy colouring, dying my Color-Ready seam binding. I swiped the Autumn Terracotta ink-pad onto a craft sheet, spritzed that, then smooshed my length of ribbon around until it had absorbed the colour. Then dried it with a craft heater. Autumn Terracotta fingers!

The lovely lacy frame die is from Paper Wishes. The strip of DP at the bottom is from the Huntington paper pack from CTMH.
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Now off you go to the Color My Heart blog, to see some more lovely examples by the DT, and for guidelines to participate. We'd love to see your creation with these challenge colours, be it card, scrapbook layout or 3D object. Remember, there are blog badges for our weekly winners and a prize for our monthly winner.
 
Happy crafting, and, more importantly, Happy Thanksgiving!
Caroline

Supplies:
Cardstock in Olive, Barn Red and Colonial White, Huntington paper pack
Ink in Olive, Barn Red, Autumn Terracotta.
Distress Markers in Bundled Twigs and Spiced Marmalade
Stamp Set: 
Paper Wishes: Lacy Rectangles die 
Color Ready Seam Binding

  



4 comments:

  1. So pretty & thank you SO much for the kind, thoughtful & sweet comment on my blog. Hugs Bev x

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  2. Such a pretty card! Love the colors and the frame!

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  3. Caroline, you did a wonderful job with the sketch. Thanks for trying it out! I love your stamping on this card! BTW, love the new blog look!

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  4. This is really gorgeous, it almost looks like a stencil, which I love! Thanks so much for your sweet comments today btw, you totally made my day!

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