Color Dare #397 ~ Inspirational Board

Welcome to another week of Color Dare!  We have another great Inspiration Photo – Use any or all of the colors that you see in the photo and BLACK, WHITE, and ALL NEUTRALS are free!

Looking at this photo pinks, lagoon, yellow, and tan are the colors that popped out to me.

I chose more of a tan to color the kangaroo to go with the colors in the image. I used Blue Skies Paper Pack and Stitched Together Paper pack. The stamp set is Kate & Karl the Kangaroo from Technique Tuesday.

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 #397  or you can post them to the COLOR MY HEART FaceBook page.  For this Color Dare Challenge, you have until Thursday, June 18, 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 ~ Somewhere Over the Rainbow

Welcome to another weekly challenge with Heart 2 Heart!

This week our theme is Somewhere Over the Rainbow. You can interpret this anyway you wish. The most obvious is to include an actual rainbow or maybe a rainbow of colors, it is totally up to you. Just remember you must include at least one Close to My Heart product in your creation.

I used the Blue Skies stamp set to make this card. I used Sapphire pigment ink for the sentiment and then used clear embossing powder. I used Candy Apple, Nectarine, Lemonade, Green Apple, Bluebird, Wisteria, and Eggplant inks to color the rainbow. I used the Stitched Rectangle Frame Thin Cuts to cut the Carolina base.

I also created a couple other cards using a polygon die from Honey bee Stamps to create these rainbow inspired cards.

I used the Stitched Rectangle Frame to cut the Eggplant and Candy Apple bases. I cut the sentiments three times and then stacked so it added more dimension.

Now it is your time to create something and link it to the HEART 2 HEART Challenge. You have until May 31st 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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Heart 2 Heart ~ National Scrapbooking Month

Welcome to another weekly challenge with Heart 2 Heart!

This week we are celebrating National Scrapbooking Month with this challenge. You may want to use some of the Blue Skies products Close to My Heart released to celebrate or you may just want to complete a scrapbook layout. Just remember you must use at least one Close to My Heart product in you project.

I decided to use the EveryDay Memories Cricut collection I have a confession, I have never used on of the layouts from these collections. I decided to play with the colors to match my photos better. I have to say it was fun to create and I am pleased with the results. I did encounter one issue in that I had 4×6 photos and not 5×7 as the layout was design to hold. I solved this by matting the photos.

I added a few of the Seas the Day gems and some silver embellishing thread.

I really like the pocket for the journaling.

I also decided to share a card I created from the Blue Skies papers and coordinating cardstock. I used the Sentiments by Melissa Esplin stamp for the Hello. The flowers are also part of the Blue Skies Collection with the Beautiful Day Stamp and thin cuts.

Now it is your time to create something and link it to the HEART 2 HEART Challenge. You have until May 31st 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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Technique Blog Hop ~ Stencil It

Welcome to the Technique Blog Hop!

This month we are exploring techniques that use Stencils. Stencils can be used in a variety of ways. Two of my favorites ways to use stencils is with texture paste and to sponge on ink. I will show you both. If you are coming from MELISSA ROBINSON’s Blog, you are on the right track! If you get lost you can find a full list of participants HERE.

With this layout I used a stencil to add texture paste that I colored with Green Apple ink. I used the Blue Skies paper pack and the coordinating Green Apple and Candy Apple cardstock. I also used Sapphire and Canary cardstock. I also used a few of the new wooden buttons which I colored green with my Tri-blend markers. I pulled some of my retired sapphire burlap ribbon to add a little extra to the buttons.

Here you can see the Texture paste and the stencil I used. I knew that I was going to cover most of the Daisy White cardstock with layers of paper so I only did the stencil around the outside. I created my own stencil using our stencil sheets and cut it on my Cricut using an image from Artbooking. I applied ink to my All Purpose mat and then mixed some of the texture paste in. I keep applying more ink until the saturation I liked was reached.

Here is a close up of the detail. I will be ordering my prints for this layout soon so but since I order from Persnickety Prints I wait until I have a few layouts planned before I order.

With this card I used the stencil and applied ink to make the pattern. I used Carolina cardstock which was cut using the Rectangle Thin Cuts. I used the Diamond thin cut from the Aurora Scrapbooking Stamp set and thin cuts. The sentiment is from Celebrating You stamp set. I also used the Beautiful Day stamp and thin cuts. I colored the hot air balloons with my Tri-Blend Markers. I did use my Sapphire Pigment ink and then heat embossed with Clear Embossing powder.

Here you can see how I used the stencil to apply the Carolina ink and make the circle pattern.

Thanks for stopping by!  Please continue onto LAUREN MOORE’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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Color Dare #393 ~ Tic-Tac-Toe Blue Skies

This week we have another Fun Color Dare Challenge for you.  This week for Color Dare #393 we have our popular Tic-Tac-Toe board this time it is focused around the Blue Skies papers.  For this challenge you can use any diagonal, row or column, you can add in any of the other colors shown.  Blacks & Whites and all Neutrals are FREE.

I decided to make two cards one with the middle row – Pixie, Pewter, and Raspberry and one with the middle column – Lagoon, Pewter and Sapphire.

I used the awesome new pinwheel thin cut with is part of the Blue Skies promotion. I also used the Blue Skies pattern papers. I used the Celebrating You Stamp set for 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 #393  or you can post them to the COLOR MY HEART FaceBook page.  For this Color Dare Challenge, you have until Thursday, May 21, 2020 at 10:00 p.m. Eastern Time to submit your project.   We love to see your inspirations.

Happy Crafting!

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National Scrapbooking Month Blog Hop – Blue Skies

Welcome to the National Scrapbooking Month Blog Hop!

Today you will be hopping with the same talented consultants who bring you the Stamp of the Month blog hop. For this hop we are featuring artwork using products from the May National Scrapbooking Special ~ Blue Skies. I am sure you will find a wide variety of inspirations on this hop.

If you are just arriving here from KATHY BURROWS Blog, or just starting at my blog then you are on the right track ~ 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.   For this hop we have about 17 consultants participating and you are going to see some fabulous artwork.

For this layout I used the Green Apple cardstock offered with this set as the base. I love the glossy pattern! I used several of the Blue Skies pattern papers and the stickers. I used a few of the red Seas the Day Dots for accents.

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 #392 ~ Tic-Tac-Toe

This week we have another Fun Color Dare Challenge for you.  This week for Color Dare #392 we have our popular Tic-Tac-Toe board.  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 all Neutrals are free.

I have been trying to get some scrapbook pages done since our stay at home orders have been in place. When I saw these colors I knew they would work. I used the right column ~ Green Apple, Nectarine, Lemonade and added Ruby and Bluebird. I added a few neutrals with Almond, Black, White and Pewter.

I used pattern paper from Hello Pumpkin, Blue Skies, and a zip strip from Oh My Heart. I used a white chalk marker to doodle on the banners. I used the Crafting Shapes Thin Cuts. I added some Bluebird splatters.

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 #392  or you can post them to the COLOR MY HEART FaceBook page.  For this Color Dare Challenge, you have until Thursday, May 14, 2020 at 10:00 p.m. Eastern Time to submit your project.   We love to see your inspirations.

Happy Crafting!

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