Thursday, January 31, 2013

Color Dare #27 Entries

I love the greens, girls. So refreshing!

Traci Williams

Shelly Nemitz

Hansi Brittain

Joanne Barnes

Jody Gustafson

Stephanie Davis

Friday, January 25, 2013

Color Dare # 27 - Sweet Leaf, Topiary, & New England Ivy

Welcome back to Color My Heart! I was floored at the amazing response we had last week. We had 21 beautiful entries into our black & white with a "pop" of color challenge. It is a popular color combination! I hope you all choose to join us this week. Stretch yourselves and see what you are capable of! Our design team really outdid themselves this week!
Congratulations to Hansi. It was so hard to pick a winner from last week's entries, but I kept coming back to her stunning card. I think you'll agree that it's worth the Color Dare Diamond award. Hansi, be sure to grab your badge from the sidebar!
We have another monochromatic color dare for you this week - all in green:
Sweet Leaf
New England Ivy
My card is based on the challenge at CASE Study and the sketch from Deconstructing Jen. Check out my blog for more details: Sarah Stone Creations.

Lesson: Monochromatic colors are colors on the color wheel of the same hue, but a different shade. In this case, Topiary would be the true green, Sweet Leaf would be the tint, or pastel, (with white added), and New England Ivy would be the shade (with black added).
Now here are the inspirations from the design team. Go check out their blogs and leave them some friendly comments!
Now it's your turn! Create something using this color scheme. Post it to your blog or online gallery and link it up with us at the bottom of this post. Don't forget to include our link in your post!
I have changed the rules, and you can read them on the sidebar. You no longer have to use CTMH products in your entries. I highly recommend it, and the design team will still be using mostly Close To My Heart products, but it is not required. If you don't have these exact colors, just come as close as you can! Have fun with it!

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Color Dare #26 Entries

Such pretty "pops" of color, girls! Lots of Valentiny cards with Ruby this week. Very appropriate!

Jamie - Olive

Jen Patrick - Smokey Plum

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Melissa M. - Cranberry

Brenda Rose - Honey

Elizabeth Reed - Lagoon

Hansi Brittain - Cotton Candy

Tamytha Jenkins - Ruby

HeatherJane - Ruby

Rachel Loesch - Ruby

Gina Brandstetter - Ruby

Kristin Holm

Amy Moore - Tulip

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Ruth G. - Honey

Traci Williams - Lagoon

Jody Gustafson - Hollyhock

Adeline Brill - Honey

Joyce Lau - Red

Shelly Nemitz - Pear

For Always Birthday card with Girls Rock Flower Artiste Border Black Tulle Ribbon and Claire Assortment
Lalia Harris - Ruby

Kim Hill - Lagoon

Cheryl Even - Smokey Plum

Friday, January 18, 2013

Color Dare #26 - Black & White with a "pop" of One Other Color

Hi and welcome to another edition of our Color Dare - playing color with Close to My Heart! Thanks to all who joined us last week. We had a great response. Check out the previous post to see the Ruby and Indian Corn Blue entries.
Congrats to our winner from last week: Sara Batkin! Didn't she do a great job? Sara, go to our sidebar and grab your winner's badge. You're the very first Color Dare Diamond!
Our colors for this week are a little different, but one of my favorites to do. I'm picking your neutrals for you. It must be black and white. You may use one other color, but make it just a pop:
My project is a scrapbook layout, and I used Lagoon as my other color. Check out my blog for details. 
Lesson: When you want to add a color to a black and white project, it helps to tie it in. Use that color in at least two spots on your page or card. That way, the color won't look out of place. In the case of a layout, the color may be used in several spots, like mine has been, and it won't seem too overpowering. In the case of a card, just two or three "pops" are needed.
Here are the gorgeous entries from our wonderful design team. They all made me smile this week. Head over to their blogs and leave them some love. Some of them have extra pics and projects added to their posts!
Lela Norris - Cranberry
Becca Whitham -Tulip
Marie Flayer - Pacifica
Linda Anderson - Dutch Blue
Amie Kiger - Ruby
Pam Korte - Red
Shoes and purse
Now it's your turn! You're going to have so much fun with this challenge and I can't wait to see what you all come up with! Check out our sidebar for complete rules for playing along.

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Color Dare #25 Entries

Kim Richardson

Joyce Lau




Sara Batkin

Kristin Holm

Jody Gustafson

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Melissa M.