Thursday, June 21, 2012

Color Dare #5

Hi! Welcome back to Color my Heart. Thanks to all 9 of you who played along last week. Scroll down to see all the entries in the previous post. We are up to 95 followers! Almost 100; yay!

Congratulations to Cheryl Even! She is the winner of the primary colors dare:

Franny's pick: Shelly Nemitz

Ruth's pick: Annette Clark

This week's color dare is: Create-your-own Rainbow based on the color wheel.

Lesson: This is going to be a very Elementary lesson on the color wheel.
There are 3 primary colors: red, yellow, and blue. When you mix the primary colors, for example: yellow and blue or blue and red, you get secondary colors. The secondary colors are green, orange and purple. Then, when you go even deeper, you can mix the secondary colors with the primary colors. This week we are focusing on primary and secondary colors. These colors are very pleasing to the eye when placed in this order: red, orange, yellow, green, blue, and purple. This is the order of the colors in a rainbow. (I love rainbows because they are God's promise to us that he will never flood the earth again.)

Close to my Heart has many shades of these colors. Your assignment is to pick any shade of these 6 colors (it must be all 6), and use them on your project. Feel free to use any of our neutrals.

I made a simple stamped card with these 6 colors: Barn Red, Autumn Terracotta, Sunflower, New England Ivy, Indian Corn Blue, and Smokey Plum. I used Love Life, Just for You!, and Lucy WOTG stamp set. I stamped on White Daisy, and layered it onto a Barn Red card. I put a bitty Sparkle on each butterfly and a White Daisy ribbon next to the sentiment.

Ruth's card is really clever. I love how she combined the treasure at the end of the rainbow pot-o-gold from Pair-a-Phrase and paired it with the sentiment from Treasured Friend. And then she emphasized it with a blooming rainbow square made from CTMH cardstock. Her colors are: Cranberry, Sunset, Sunkiss Yellow, Pear, Moonstruck, and Amethyst. And to top it all off, she embossed the image in gold and added a beautiful sheer gold ribbon with a button. So pretty, Ruth!

And here is a special treat from our guest designer, the winner from last week: Jody Gustafson!

Isn't this a beautiful mini album cover? I love how Jody used B&T's from all different paper packs to make a very eye-catching rainbow!!! Head over to her blog to see the insides of this gorgeous album.

Bonus points: add some stamping to your project. If you use 100%, current CTMH products, you can also earn bonus points.

Here's what you do: Create a project using the featured colors, take a picture of it and upload it to your blog. Include a link to this site in your post, and link your post up at the bottom of this page. Enjoy!


  1. I attempted to link up my art for your rainbow challenge, but nothing showed up? Tried again because I'd love to play along!

  2. Sarah, Love your rainbow butterflies. Simple and cute. Thanks for the inspiration.