Color Dare #435 ~ Shades of Greens

Welcome to this weeks Color Dare Challenge!! This week we have Shades of Greens plus one. You can also add in Black, White, Neutrals, Metallic or Glitter for free.

Normally I would go for the St. Pattys day idea but I decided to go a different direction.

I decided to play around with my Rare Minerals Metallic Markers. I used the Floral Details & Background stamp set. I stamped it with Black Pigment ink and then used Clear Embossing Powder. I then colored using the metallic markers.

I used the Scalloped Circle Thin Cut for the center and the sentiment.

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 #435  or you can post them to the COLOR MY HEART FaceBook page. You can also link up via Pinterest, Instagram, Flickr and  other forums. For this Color Dare Challenge, you have until Thursday, March 24, 2021 at 10:00 p.m. Eastern Time to submit your project.   We love to see your inspirations.

Happy Crafting!

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Color Dare #434 ~ Love of Color

Welcome to Color Dare #434! This week we are doing our Love of Color Challenge and it is a great one! It features Wisteria, Grape, Lagoon, Blue Belle, Sage and Canary. You must use at least three of these colors. You can include Black, White and Neutrals with Silver being optional.

I went for all the colors except Sage. I did use Black, White and silver. Rainbows are everywhere these days but they are not always traditional colors. I also love the cards in the new March -April Idea Book that I decided to duplicate rather than reinvent.

I basically used the same design just changed the colors. I pulled the canary pattern paper from the Jan/Feb seasonal mix in papers. I added some Blue Belle Shimmer trim. I used the new Build-a-Rainbow Thin cuts and the Charming Background stamp set. The sentiment if from Sunny Days Ahead stamp set. I then used a few of the Silver Star Confetti or a bit of bling.

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 #434  or you can post them to the COLOR MY HEART FaceBook page. You can also link up via Pinterest, Instagram, Flickr and  other forums. For this Color Dare Challenge, you have until Thursday, March 18, 2021 at 10:00 p.m. Eastern Time to submit your project.   We love to see your inspirations.

Happy Crafting!

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Yeti Slimline

I am trying to branch out and try some new challenges. Today I decided to check out Atlantic Hearts Sketches Challenge #410.

I love this sketch and actually have a Cricut cut that works well for this. I pulled out the my fun Yeti or Not stamp set.

I created a background using Peacock Feathers Oxide ink. I used a White Acrylic spray to add the look of falling snow. Along with Diamond Stickles.

Happy Crafting!

Heart 2 Heart ~ Sketch Challenge

Welcome to our first challenge for March!

Close to My Heart just released a fun card sketch which we are incorporating in our challenge.

We challenge you to create a card, layout or any project you can base around this sketch. Just remember you need to incorporate at least one Close to My Heart product into your project.

I turned the sketch for my card. I incorporated the March SOTM ~ Winged Masterpiece in to my card. I also used the special In This Together papers. I LOVE the colors in these papers and I am so happy to see all the purples! I pulled Watercolor Impressions stamp set for the Glacier splatter.

Now it is your time to create something and link it to the HEART 2 HEART Challenge. Did you know you can link your projects from Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest, Flickr, and many other platforms using the url link to your design. You have until March 31st, 2021 to participate in this challenge. Make sure you include at least one Close to My Heart product. We love to see your inspirations!!

Happy Crafting!

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Stitched Florals

I had some time to play in my craft room so I decided to play along with Double Trouble Challenge. They have a fun challenge with #77 ~ Layers, Lace and Pearls.

I played with the Seasonal Mix-in papers and Stitched Florals.

I made this card with 5 to 6 layers depending on where you count. I used the Scalloped Circle Thin Cut for my lace look. I found some gold pearls in my stash for the center of the flowers. The sentiment and flowers are from the Stitched Floral Stamp and Thin cuts.

Happy Crafting!

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Color Dare #433 ~ Tic-Tac-Toe Board

Welcome to Color Dare #433!! This weeks color dare is a fun Tic-Tac-Toe board which uses random colors and not based on a paper pack. You can choose any column, row, or diagonal. Blacks, Whites, Neutrals, Gold and Silver are FREE. We love to see your ideas so pleas play along with us!

I could not resit playing with some of the new products that Close to My Heart will be releasing in just a couple of days. So you are getting a SNEAK PEEK at a couple. I went with the diagonal Lilac, Flamingo and Glacier. I did add in silver and some neutrals.

The sneak peeks are the heart paper which if from the upcoming Seasonal Mix-ins, the adorable girl is Olivia which is one of four cute girls who will be making their debut. The other two sneak peaks are the sentiment and the dots. I used the Make it From Your Heart Volume 4 to design this card.

I used the Flamingo Shimmer trim and Flamingo Shimmer Brush. to add the pops of Flamingo with the Lilac and Glacier. The Dots are also flamingo.

I added a Silver Foil Paper behind the White Daisy. Olivia was colored using my Spectrum Noir Markers. I did add a touch of Silver Marker to her bracelet and earrings, which I hope you can see here.

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 #433  or you can post them to the COLOR MY HEART FaceBook page. You can also link up via Pinterest, Instagram, Flickr and  other forums. For this Color Dare Challenge, you have until Thursday, March 11, 2021 at 10:00 p.m. Eastern Time to submit your project.   We love to see your inspirations.

Happy Crafting!

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Winter Penguins Birthday Slimline

I decided to start challenging myself and looking at some of the other challenges that are out there. I stumbled on My Favorite Things ~ Slimline Challenge. This month Slimline Challenge is Birthday Wishes.

I used my Cricut to cut the scalloped border with Flamingo and Ballerina. I then played with the Winter Penguins Stamp set and thin cuts. I used the Party Time Papers for the base. The Happy Birthday is from Birthday Borders Stamp and Thin Cut. I used White Pigment and embossed with White Embossing Powder.

Thank you for stopping by!

Happy Crafting!

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Color Dare #432 ~ Photo Inspiration

Welcome to another week with Color Dare #432! This week we have an inspirational photo ~ Chihuly. BLACK, WHITE, and NEUTRALS are FREE

I have been wanting to try using alcohol inks after seeing all the artwork that people create using them. So I broke down and purchased some. Then I started watching YouTube videos to learn how to use them. I used a technique where I added ink to a piece of felt then dabbed it onto the yupo paper. I then used Alcohol blending Blending to blur the colors.

I used the one sheet of yupo paper to make these two cards. One is a floating shaker and the other is just on white card base.

This card I used a 4×6 flip flap which I trimmed down to make the shaker. I used the Iridescent Flower Confetti in the shaker. The Yupo paper was cut using one of the Fancy Borders Thin Cuts. The Thank you is a cricut cut.

The thank you was cut using my cricut and I used a few of the Iridescent Flower Confetti for accents. The Yupo paper was cut using one of the Fancy Borders Thin Cuts.

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 #431  or you can post them to the COLOR MY HEART FaceBook page.  For this Color Dare Challenge, you have until Thursday, March 4, 2021 at 10:00 p.m. Eastern Time to submit your project.   We love to see your inspirations.

Happy Crafting!

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Technique Blog Hop ~ It’s Faux

Welcome to the It’s Faux Blog Hop!

This month we are exploring techniques that use striped borders. If you notice in the above photo there are several stamped border images creating a striped pattern. I used some of these and crated my own. If you are coming from BRANDI ROBINSON’s Blog, you are on the right track! If you get lost you can find a full list of participants HERE we have about 13 makers participating in this hop.

I designed two cards for you. One using the faux wood tiles of the Letter Tiles Stamp and Thin Cuts. The other is using the wood grain papers.

I used the flower stencil from Stencil Pack 1 with Peacock Feathers Oxide Ink. I then sprayed with two of the Lime Green and Cheddar Gloss Spray. I used the Letter Tiles Stamp and Thin Cuts on Almond Cardstock. I used Toffee and Black Ink. I added a couple of the Wood Hearts which I colored with Mustard Seed Oxide ink.

With this card, I used a technique that Brenda Rose showed to fellow makers to apply ink to the wood grain papers. I used the Seedless preserves on one of the wood grain paper. I used Pewter as the base. The flowers are from the Every Bit of Wonderful stamp set. The flowers and leaves were fussy cut. I used the Scalloped Stitched Bracket Thin Cut for the sentiment. The Happy Birthday sentiment is from the On Your Birthday Stamp Set

Thanks for stopping by!  Please continue onto WENDY KESSLER’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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Heart 2 Heart ~ Add a Border

Welcome to the second Heart 2 Heart challenge for February!

For this challenge it is about adding a border. Maybe it is stitching, or a stamped border, whatever you can think makes a border. Just remember when you are participating in our challenge you must include one Close to My Heart product.

I used the Make it from your Heart Volume 4, card pattern number 10 to base my card on.

Here is the list of products used.

Now it is your time to create something and link it to the HEART 2 HEART Challenge. Did you know you can link your projects from Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest, Flickr, and many other platforms using the url link to your design. You have until February 28th to participate in this challenge. Make sure you include at least one Close to My Heart product. We love to see your inspirations!!

Happy Crafting!

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