Well, January is rolling right along, isn't it? It is already time for another Color Dare from Sarah at Color My Heart. This week, the challenge is to use three shades of green--Sweet Leaf, Topiary, and New England Ivy. OK, so I know you just thought about St. Patrick's Day--I did too, so don't even worry about it. But I want you to challenge yourself to NOT go there! I cleared my head with a quick tidy of my craft room, and went in a totally different direction.
My project this week is a gift tag in a shabby Chic style. I find this style a bit intimidating to pull off, but I LOVE it when it works. I think it did this time! :)
Whew! I did have to work that baker's twine hemp (new product alert!) and burlap ribbon through the tag hole! My tag is cut from the Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge from Close to My Heart. This is one of my favorite tag shapes on our two cartridges. The neutral colors I added this week are Colonial White, Cocoa, a teeeny bit of black, and Kraft Cardstock.
You can even see the stray fibers in my close ups today! ;) Here are my three greens, two are also cuts from Art Philosophy and the third is from the soon to be released Chantilly Scrapbook Workshop on the Go. Oh my, this one is a keeper, you guys! I also used another stamp from this set for the Cocoa colored leafy background on the Kraft paper.
This crotchet flower and button are from the Bohemian Assortment--and retiring at the end of this month, gasp! Say it isn't so! *pouts* When you see the new products, I promise you will get over it! ;) ( I almost am....) Anywho...I cut two small circles of the black tulle and folded them each in half. Then I laid them side by side with a glue dot on each one to hold it--easy as pie! Did you know it was national pie eating day yesterday? Yep. Don't worry, you can still celebrate. ;) I won't tell!
This fabulous "HELLO" sentiment is on yet another brand new Close to My Heart My Acrylix stamp set, appropriately named, Hello Blooms.
Here is my complete creative formulary for this project:
Cricut Expression 2
*Close to My Heart Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge
*Colonial White, Kraft, New England Ivy, and Sweet Leaf Cardstock
*My Acrylix Stamps Hello Blooms and Chantilly Scrapbook Workshop on the Go (available Feb. 1)
*Cocoa, New England Ivy, Sweet Leaf, and Topiary Exclusive Inks
*Bohemian Assortment (retiring this month!)
*Wooden Mini Medley (available Feb. 1)
Now--I dare you to leave the leprechauns at the end of the rainbow, and go get busy with your green side! ;) Link up at Color My Heart the Color Dare Blog by next Thursday! You could be the next winner of the coveted Color Dare Diamond blog badge, so what are you waiting for? I can't wait to see what you make!