Thursday, January 31, 2013

Color Dare #28, Um, Whatchamacallit! ;)

Hello Color My Heart Fans!  What a great way to close out January....a crazy color scheme!  ;)  This was so much fun to try, you really need to give it a go!  Here is a rainbow list of colors to include this week:

Ruby, Cotton Candy, Goldrush, Juniper, Twilight, and Gypsy  (whew!)

What to do with a crazy color scheme?  Well, random stamping, of course!  ;)  I created an 8 x 10 shadow box framed piece of art.


I random stamped with the retired Close to My Heart Rugged Flowers My Acrylix stamps on a sheet of White Daisy Cardstock.  I could then carefully choose which section of the paper best suited the area of the shadow frame that would show around the quote I was adding.  I popped up some elements of the images and added Bitty Pearls to the centers of some of the small flowers.


I double matted this wonderful sentiment from the brand new My Acrylix, Scrapbook Sentiments--Poets.  This beautiful set is available from Close to My Heart beginning February 1st!  Alas, I was so excited while making the shadowbox, that I accidentally grabbed a sheet of Crystal Blue Cardstock instead of Twilight or Juniper!!!  Oh my....


Can you see my sparkle?  Glitter Glitz Gel added a great bit of shine to the Juniper colored flowers.


Well, since I did kind of inadvertently cheat on the first project by adding a new color to the mix, I decided to use the rest of the patterned paper to create some sympathy cards as well and play by the rules, lol.


I cut two scalloped borders from the Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge on Juniper cardstock. 


I wanted to give it a bit of dimension, so I stamped this flower again and cut it out to pop up with some foam tape.  The sentiment is from the beautiful Close to My Heart Words of Comfort.


Then I remembered to do what I have been wanting to do with my cards--FINALLY!  I added a little floral stamp, also from Words of Comfort, on the inside of the card, and also to the envelope flap.  I love how that simple image ties everything together.


Now it's YOUR turn to sparkle!  Go ahead and make a paper project using these colors from Close to My Heart (or similar if you don't have them) and link it up to the Color Dare over at Color My Heart.  You have to link up by Thursday the 31st before 9 pm CST.  Don't forget to add a link to the Color My Heart Blog if you enter!  You could be the next one sporting the Color Dare badge on YOUR blog!   ;)  See you soon!

11 comments:

  1. Amie, I love your shadowbox art! But I am going to use your card on the blog because of the colors (because of your admission of guilt, not because I noticed LOL). Great job on both! I especially love your attention to detail on the card. And I love that you chose Juniper as your focus color for a change!

    Sarah

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    1. I cannot believe I did that! Absolutely not a problem. I am sorry my out of the box project ended up not being usable on the blog. Oh well! Thanks so much! :)

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  2. WoW ... you gave that color dare a knockout punch. These projects say,"take that... you wild combination of colors." I love the card best.

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    1. Congrats to you on your win last week! Thanks so much, I love the card too. The colors were definitely a challenge in themselves this time! ;)

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  3. Love your frame and your cards--you did a fantastic job of random stamping--I like the use of Stardust Glitz Glitter Gel too--it gave it that little extra "wow" feature. Congrats on your beautiful projects!

    :) Marie

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    1. Ooops! My reply is the next comment, lol! ;)

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  4. I have always wanted to give random stamping a try and recently got this set. This was the perfect opportunity to try it out. Thanks so much, Marie!

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  5. Amie, I too love that Rugged Flowers stamp set. It lends itself so well to random stamping. I think it was one of the first CTMH sets I bought (originally a SOTM?). Both your frame and card are lovely, and adding that extra little stamp to the inside and envelope is a lovely finishing touch. I usually add a little stamp and my initials to the back of the card, too, to show its hand-made. Wonderful job with that crazy color-combo.

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    1. Ha, ha, thanks! It was quite the challenge, for sure! Rugged Flowers was before my time--I picked it up from a consultant who was finished with hers. I actually had a personalized stamp made for the back of my cards. I haven't settled on any one routine for them yet though, lol. ;)

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  6. I love your frame random stamping.Great going. The card complements the framed piece very well. I so enjoy your creative take on the challenes each week.

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    1. Thanks so much, Pam! I absolutely enjoy seeing what everyone comes up with each week--we all have such unique styles! I love learning new tricks, but remembering them is another story, lol!

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