Thursday, January 24, 2013

A Little Shabby Chic for Color Dare #27

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!)
*Burlap Ribbon
*Black Tulle
*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!

23 comments:

  1. I'm a Shabby girl so I LOVE LOVE your tag! You did an amazing job Amie. One of these days I'm going to have to give the color dares a try :)

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    1. Thanks, Dana! AND YES! You do need to try the Color Dare! Pretty please with sugar on top! ;)

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  2. so much fun ... and a very emotional blog today with all of the pouting and gasping

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    1. I suppose my emotions did get the best of me. Parting is such sweet sorrow...so are you gonna go green for next week? I could hardly keep from telling you when I read your post for this week! ;)

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  3. What a fun tag! Love it when it all comes together like you did! You have way more patience with poking hemp through tiny holes than I do girlie! Or did you just fake it on the button?

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    1. Isn't a relief when it does come together? :) Ha ha, Lalia! No faking here--I sat and tried until I got it threaded, lol!!! Sometimes if you get a couple of strands in and pull, it will bring the rest with them. ;)

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  4. How awesome!!! I love your tag!!! What an eye for the details. Simply perfect.

    Linda

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    1. You are too sweet! Thanks so much, Linda!

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  5. Beautiful tag! I love the new font for your watermark too!

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    1. Thanks, Steph! :) I saw they had new ones in PicMonkey...and this one really looked nice with the shabby chic, lol! ;)

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  6. Love the tag... can't wait to play along in the color challenge... I will use 3 greens as the challenge requests but I don't have that same midtone green... think they will accept clover instead? Thanks! Kathi

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    1. YES! That is totally ok! If you ever don't have the exact color, feel free to find a close match--we want everyone to be able to play along. :) Thanks!

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  7. You know how I said bold, graphic scares me because I'm afraid I can't pull it off? Well, shabby-chic TERRIFIES me for the same reason. This, however, looks doable...if I follow your example exactly. Great job inspiring the rest of us at COlor My Heart!

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    1. Yay! You can do it if I can do it, lol...thanks, Becca and you are welcome!

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  8. Great job with tag! I love all the features in such a small area. Thanks for sharing your lovely unique creativity.

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    1. I remember thinking once...woah, that is a lot in a small area! But I think it works somehow. ;) Thanks, Pam!

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  9. Love your tag, Amie! I like how you used so many different embellishment products together for a beautiful result--and it is just beautiful! Thanks for the inspiration--can't wait to see what you do with next week's colors!
    :) Marie

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    1. Marie, you are so uplifting with you kind words, thank you! Trust me, next week will be interesting to say the least! ;) I am intrigued to see where we ALL go with it!

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  10. Your tag is delightful! Small yet sweet with such tactile, textural features. I like how you combined the greens with both card-stock and stamping.

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    1. Oooo, I love that word--delightful! You have great descriptive words...and thank you so much!

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  11. I am like one of the other readers I do not have the exact colors of green but I will give it my best try.

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    1. Ha, ha, I just tried to "like" your comment! Too much FB lately...hee, hee! Good for you--that is totally fine! Can't wait to see what you come up with, Tonya! :)

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  12. Amie, I love the Shabby Chic look! Thanks so much for thinking outside the box with this color scheme. Love it!

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Thank you for adding some sparkle to my day with your comments!