Welcome to Color My Heart, the exclusive Close to My Heart color dare blog! Thanks to everyone who joined in last week for the Ruby challenge. Scroll down to see the beautiful entries.
Congrats to last week's winner of the Color Dare: Amy McVey! She showcased some great new products including the new Artiste Cricut cartridge!
Ruth's choice: Marie Flayer!
Franny's choice: Carol Loftus! Franny loves the simplicity of her card and the cute button embellishments.
This week's color dare is a big one. Use any or all:
Indian Corn Blue
I made a card using the sketch from The Sweet Stop
. The stamp set I used was from the Scroll Album WOTG. I used Cocoa, Honey, and Indian Corn Blue ink and Colonial White, Cocoa, Indian Corn Blue, and Honey cardstock. The embellishments I used were from the Mocha Opaques and Floret Paper Shapes collections, and I also used Burlap Ribbon.
Today's lesson is about shades. We have already discussed tints (adding white to a hue) and tones (adding grey to a hue). Shades are - you guessed it - when you add black to a hue! There is a bit of black added to each of these colors, if only a little, all except for Sweet Leaf. I threw that in there for a bit of brightness. I also threw Cocoa in there. You can normally use any neutrals, but I'd prefer if you attempted to use Cocoa for this one.
Bonus Points: I will be awarding bonus points if you use a sketch (current or previous) from the Sweet Stop
if you are making a card, or use a pattern from Magic if you are making a layout.
Ruth made a beautiful layout for her daughter:
Ruth's colors are not exact, but are very close to the featured colors. She used B&T's from Olivia (sunset), Dreamin' (pacifica), and Stella (tulip). She also used Sweet Leaf and Honey cardstock. Her bases are Colonial White and her lettering is done in Cocoa. She used the square from Baroque Alphabet for her banner, and she embossed her banner letters in colored embossing powder. The stitching and flowers are done with DMC floss, and she hand crocheted her flowers! Very pretty!
Here is Franny's card:
Franny used the Remarkable Wreath and Harvest Happiness stamp sets. Her background color was cocoa. She used colonial white as the background for the wreath, which is stamped in cocoa and goldrush. The acorns are also stamped in goldrush and cocoa, and the sentiment color is honey. This card really makes me long for cool weather. Thanks, Franny!
Now it's your turn! Here's what you do: Create a project using the featured colors. You must use
Close to My Heart (CTMH) products to participate, but you may use other products
as well. You will get bonus points if you use 100%, current CTMH products! Your
project can be anything as long as there is paper in it. Examples are:
scrapbooking layouts, cards, 3D items, altered items, and StudioJ layouts. You may combine as
many challenges as you want, but please make sure you use only the colors in our
challenge. Feel free to add any neutrals in our color palette to your project.
Take a photo of your project, upload it to your blog or online
gallery, and link your post up here. You must provide a link to your post, not
just to your blog in general. Please include a link to our site and our
challenge photo on your blog post. You have until Thursday @ 8PM to link your
work. Thanks so much, and have fun!