Technique Blog Hop ~ Color Your World

Welcome to the Technique Blog Hop!

This month we are having fun coloring in images with colored pencils, markers, etc. I have been wanting to play with the Keep Your Head Up stamp set which was created as a fundraiser for the Australian Red Cross. All proceeds from the sale of this stamp set go to the support the Australian Red Cross. This blog hop is a great big circle so you can start wherever you want and continue through to see all the fabulous artwork. If you are coming from HALEY DYER’S Blog, you are on the right track! If you get lost you can find a full list of participants HERE.

I used pattern 5 from the Make it from Your Heart Volume 4. I used the Seasonal Mix-In papers for the base. I used Wisteria cardstock to mat the Daisy White. I used the Stitched Square Thin Cuts on the Daisy White. I then stamped the heart in Black Pigment Ink then used Clear Embossing powder. I also added some Wisteria Ribbon to the bottom.

Here is a close up of the stamped image. I used 13 of our Tri-blend markers to color this image and if you add in the fact that there are 3 shades of each marker that is a lot of different colors used! I am loving our markers and if you have not tried them you should.

Thanks for stopping by!  Please continue onto Darlys Recker’s BLOG where you will find some additional artwork!  Be sure to leave a comment and let me know what you thought and happy hopping!

Happy Crafting!

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Pop Up Shadow Box ~ Penguins

I recently saw a card that The Grand Stampede designed based on a card designed by Jennifer McGuire which you can view here on her YouTube Tutorial. I fell in love and designed one with a fun Technique Tuesday Stamp Set the Playful Penguins.

I love the way this card turned out and I will walk you through the steps. The top and bottom are the same size, 6 1/4″ x 5 1/2″.

I scored both the top and bottom the same. I then used a die set I have had for a while but I do not remember who made it. I used the stitched scalloped circle on the top.

I then folded the scored edges in a “Z” shape. Then I stamped the snowflakes with Versamark on the bottom and heat embossed with White Embossing powder.

To create the background I sponged Carolina, then Bluebird, and finally Sapphire. I then used my Stamp Shammy to wipe the embossed snowflakes.

I wanted to create more interest and dimension with the spongeing so I spritzed with My Acrylix Spritz Cleaner.

To make the front more stable I cut a 4 1/8″ by 5 3/8″ piece of Carolina cardstock. I used the circle from the Shaker Window Thin Cuts. By adding the Carolina it offers some stability to the front of the card and added a bit more dimension.

Here is the view from the top.

Happy Crafting!!

Color Dare #381 ~ Love of Color

Happy Friday!  This week we have another Fun Color Dare Challenge for you.  This week for Color Dare #381 it is our Love of Color.  This week our colors are  LEMONADE, CLOVER, GLACIER, LAGOON, CANDY APPLE, and NECTARINE.  Simply choose at least 3 of the Colors – Black and White and all neutrals are free.

I wasn’t sure which colors I wanted to use so I started by looking at the current papers and which ones would fit. Lagoon and Glacier are two of my favorites so when I found papers that would work I then was looking for another and saw the zip strip from the Seasonal Mix-in and decided Nectarine would be my third.

The lagoon bow paper is from the Seasonal Mix-in and the glacier polka-dots is from Celebrate Today paper pack. The Birthday Greeting stamp set has been one of my go to stamp sets, so I am sorry it has been retired. The butterflies are from the Can’t Get Enough stamp set. I used Nectarine ink with my watercolor brush to create the splatters. I added a bit of Diamond Stickles to add some shimmer to the butterflies. The white shimmer strip is our White Glitter paper. I also used our new Scalloped Circle thin cut.

Now it is your turn to create! Just create a project (card, layout or other craft project) using this weeks colors.  Then link them to the Color My Heart Blog ~  Color Dare #378  or you can post them to the COLOR MY HEART FaceBook page.  For this Color Dare Challenge, you have until Thursday, February 27, 2020 at 10:00 p.m. Eastern Time to submit your project.   We love to see your inspirations.

Happy Crafting!

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Heart 2 Heart ~ Oh My Heart

Welcome to another weekly challenge with Heart 2 Heart!

This week our challenge is “Oh My Heart” this happens to be a paper collection which is one of Close to My Heart offers, but you do not need to use this paper. Your project must feature a heart and it must include at least one Close to My Heart product.

I did use the adorable Oh My Heart papers. I cut strips of paper just at 3/8 inch and then dove tailed them. I cut two hearts with my Cricut and added the cute monster from a retired stamp set Love Ya Silly.

I stamped in Glacier then added some bling with the Red shimmer brush, Black shimmer brush, and Pink Stickles. I also added a couple of Acrylic Hearts.

Now it is your time to create something and link it to the HEART 2 HEART Challenge. You have until February 29th to participate in this challenge. We love to see your inspirations!!

Happy Crafting!

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Color Dare #380 ~ Tic-Tac-Toe ~ Celebrate Today

This week we have another Fun Color Dare Challenge for you.  This week for Color Dare #380 we have our popular Tic-Tac-Toe board this time it correlates to the Celebrate Today paper pack.  For this challenge you can use any diagonal, row or column, you can add in any of the other colors shown.  Blacks & Whites are FREE and so are all neutrals.

I decided to go with all the colors to create my card.

For this card I used the pattern paper from Celebrate Today along with Mint cardstock. I used the new scalloped circle thin cut. I used the February Stamp of the Month for the sentiment. I followed patten 9 from the Make it From Your Heart Volume 4. The glittery strips are the new Soft Pink Shimmer Trim.

Now it is your turn to create! Just create a project (card, layout or other craft project) using this weeks colors.  Then link them to the Color My Heart Blog ~  Color Dare #380  or you can post them to the COLOR MY HEART FaceBook page.  For this Color Dare Challenge, you have until Thursday, February 20, 2020 at 10:00 p.m. Eastern Time to submit your project.   We love to see your inspirations.

Happy Crafting!

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Heart 2 Heart ~ Celebrate Good Times

Welcome to another weekly challenge with Heart 2 Heart!

This weeks challenge is “Celebrate Good Times” ~ this could be a wedding, a family gathering, a birthday … you get the idea. So have fun designing and share with us at Heart 2 Heart. Just remember that to enter you need to use at least on Close to My Heart product.

I LOVE, LOVE the card subscription this go round and encourage you to subscribe as this is an awesome deal. Here are the cards you can make in this subscriptions.

I loved that your take the cake sentiment and card on the bottom row that I decided to design my own.

I cut most of the pieces on my Cricut and used the Shaker Window Thin Cuts for the shaker window. We received these amazing silver star confetti as part of the subscription and I had some left over after making all the cards in the subscription. I used Lilac and Thistle papers.

Now it is your time to create something and link it to the HEART 2 HEART Challenge. You have until February 29th to participate in this challenge. We love to see your inspirations!!

Happy Crafting!

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February Stamp of the Month Blog Hop ~ Cherishing Her

Welcome to the Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!! This month we are featuring January’s stamp of the month ~Cherishing Her (S2002) a set of 23.

If you are coming here from MISS. CARRIE’S CREATIONS Blog, then you are in the right spot ~ Welcome!  The blog hop is a great big circle, so you can start here and work your way around.  If you get lost along the way, you can find the complete list of participating  consultants on Melinda’s blog HERE.  This month we have around 20 consultants participating this month so you are sure to be inspired.

This stamp set has such a wonderful bouquet of flowers that you will want to make as a focal point on your artwork. Here is what I came up with.

I wanted to create a card with the bouquet as the focus so I started with the one on the right. I decided to play with the new Holographic papers to stamp some of the flowers.

I fussy cut the bouquet and colored it with our Tri-blend markers. I stamped the flowers on the Dreamy Holographic papers and the Oasis Holographic papers. I used Stazon Ink and then fussy cut. I used the Seasonal Mix-in papers and a bit of Black shimmer trim. This cards pattern is number 9 from the Make it From Your Heart Volume 4.

For this card I stamped a portion of the bouquet around the edges ad then colored them. I used the brush stroke stamp from the Can’t Get Enough stamp set. I used Lagoon ink for the strokes and to mat behind the flowers.

If you love this stamp set you will want to be sure you purchase it this month as it is only available the month of FEBRUARY and if you spend $50 on qualifying product it could be yours for $5!!

Your next stop is along this hop is MELISSA ROBINSON’S Blog, so hop on over and see what wonderful creation she has for you today.

Happy Crafting!

Color Dare #379 ~ Inspiration Board – Valentine

Welcome to another week of Color Dare!  We have another great Inspiration Photo – Valentine. Pick colors that you see in the photo and BLACK and WHITE plus all other neutrals are free!

When I saw this photo those sweet hearts made me think of using my texture paste to make hearts. So that is what I did and I will explain how to accomplish this.

To make the textured background I started by making a stencil using different size and shapes of hearts.

Then I used washi tape to mask off the hearts I wanted to color.

I did have to wait between each color for the texture paste to dry before moving to the next color.

I used re-iner to color the texture paste. I also found my texture paste had dried out a bit since the last time I used it so I used a bit of water to help soften it up again.

Here is what they looked like after I finished with all the colors. I used Julep, Wisteria, Pixie, Lagoon, and Goldrush re-inkers. I also used the opaque texture paste.

Here is what the inside of the cards look like. I used the I chews You stamp set for the hearts and the happy valentine’s day. I also used the stitched heart thin cuts. The other stamp set used is Technique Tuesday’s Felicity and Flynn the Foxes.

Now it is your turn to create! Just create a project (card, layout or other craft project) using this weeks colors.  Then link them to the Color My Heart Blog ~  Color Dare #379  or you can post them to the COLOR MY HEART FaceBook page.  For this Color Dare Challenge, you have until Thursday, February 13, 2020 at 10:00 p.m. Eastern Time to submit your project.   We love to see your inspirations.

Happy Crafting!

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Heart 2 Heart ~ Bluebird

Welcome to another weekly challenge with Heart 2 Heart!

This weeks challenge is Bluebird. Bluebird is one of the Close to My Heart Colors which is one of my favorites. So for me I decided to focus on that color; however you could also consider using a bluebird in your design. We are excited to see what you may come up with for this challenge. Just remember you must use at least one Close to My Heart product in your submission.

I recently stumbled on this cute stamp set by Picket Fence Studio. I had fun playing with it for this weeks Color Dare Challenge that used two of the other blues in the Close to My Heart pallet ~ Sapphire and Carolina. So I knew I wanted to use it again for the Bluebird Challenge.

For this card I used a fish stencil with Opaque Texture paste which I added a couple of drops of Bluebird re-inker to. I used the Stitched Circle Thin cuts and sponged Bluebird onto it. I used Bluebird ink to watercolor my narwhal. I then pulled a few of the bluebird colored sequins from the Loose Crafty Sequins.

Now it is your time to create something and link it to the HEART 2 HEART Challenge. You have until January 31st to participate in this challenge. We love to see your inspirations!!

Happy Crafting!

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Color Dare #378 ~ Love of Color

Happy Friday!  This week we have another Fun Color Dare Challenge for you.  This week for Color Dare #378 it is our Love of Color.  This week our colors are  NEW ENGLAND IVY, PEWTER, SAPPHIRE, CAROLINA, SAFFRON, and SAGE.  Simply choose at least 3 of the Colors – Black and White are neutrals are free.

I found this super cute narwhal stamp set from and knew it would work for this challenge.

I used this fish stencil from Picket Fence on Carolina cardstock. I used sponged Sapphire ink. The stamp set Unicorn of the Sea is also by Picket Fence. I stamped in black ink then used Sage ink to watercolor the narwhals. I used the new Stitched Bracket Thin Cuts to cut the Pewter cardstock. The zip strip is from a retired Seasonal Mix In paper pack. I used White Glitter paper behind the zip strip.

Now it is your turn to create! Just create a project (card, layout or other craft project) using this weeks colors.  Then link them to the Color My Heart Blog ~  Color Dare #378  or you can post them to the COLOR MY HEART FaceBook page.  For this Color Dare Challenge, you have until Thursday, February 6, 2020 at 10:00 p.m. Eastern Time to submit your project.   We love to see your inspirations.

Happy Crafting!

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