Friday, June 29, 2012

Color Dare #6

Welcome to the Color My Heart color dare. We now have 100 followers; YAY! Thanks to everyone for your support. And thanks to the 16 entries we had last week. They blew me away!

Congrats to the winner:
Shelly Nemitz - I love the B&T's in strips and the Token Alphabet in matching colors!

Ruth's pick:
Cheryl Even - Ruth loves Cheryl's photos and the beautiful sunburst!

Franny's pick:
Tamytha Jenkins - Franny likes the simplicity of her card. It's very understated, yet it meets the color requirements.

Our color dare for this week is to pick a current Level 2 paper packet and add a new color to it.

Lesson: Go through and look at some of our previous posts. If you look at our current packs, you will see that some of them have monochromatic colors, some have analagous colors, some have complimentary, some have triadic, etc. If you take something that you've learned from us, and apply it to a paper pack adding an additional color or two, you will have something that is pleasing to the eye.

For example: I used the Mojo Monday sketch and chose Stella for my project. Stella has Tulip, Sunset (analagous), Olive and Lagoon (also analagous) for the main colors. I went ahead and added Buttercup (yellow), and Smokey Plum (purple), and I got a full spectrum of the color wheel (as per last week's lesson).

Ruth chose Sonoma for her layout. Sonoma uses monochromatic purple shades. She added Buttercup to create complimentary colors. This layout works so well!

Franny made a card using the Dotty for You papers, and a previous RetroSketch. She copied the design of this card from Allisa over at RockyMountainPaperCrafts. Go check her out - she's fabulous! Franny used the blue, green and grey striped pattern and the Lagoon dotted pattern. She stamped her sentiment in Key Lime and inked up her seam binding ribbon in Key Lime as well. This made for a subtler addition - just slightly brighter than the Sweet Leaf in the paper.

Cheryl Even, our winner from last week, chose Roxie as her paper pack. The leopard and zebra prints are very neutral, and she added Sunset and Topiary. These are two secondary colors (we will talk more about secondary colors at a later date). This is very beautiful, Cheryl!

Here's what you do: Create a project using a current paper pack with one or two added colors (cardstock, ink, other B&Ts), take a photo of it, upload it to your blog, and link your blog post at the bottom of this page. Feel free to add any of our neutrals to your project.

You will get bonus points if you use 100% current CTMH products, but it's not a requirement (just use something from CTMH). This week, you will also get bonus points if you go find a sketch from some other source and use that for your project. We need to get our name out there!!! Frosted designs is a good one for layouts or cards. Mojo Monday, Freshly Made, or Retro Sketches are good ones for cards. (If you have any other blogs with sketches for layouts, I'd love to know about them).

Have fun!


  1. Thank You for choosing my layout. It's truly humbling when I look at all of the other great work that people have done.

    I love this blog ... it stretches me to do something I might not ever try.

  2. Thanks for a great challenge. I had fun with this one.

  3. I discovered your blog last night. Today, I've enjoyed reviewing the earlier Color Dares and the wonderful submissions!