Thursday, January 10, 2013

First DT Assignment on the Color Dare

So, who's up for a little challenge?  It's time for a Color Dare that starts tomorrow (Friday) over at Color My Heart!  This is my debut performance for the Design Team, so I am super-excited!  Get out your Ruby and Indian Corn Blue colors from Close to My Heart and make up a little something.  It can be any kind of papercrafting project you like.  Here is the one I whipped up.  It is a scrapbook layout of my girlies on the 4th of July several years ago.  If you are a regular reader here, you might recognize part of it.  ;)



It was so refreshing to get back to summer for a bit!  I seized the opportunity to take these shades of red and blue and go patriotic.  Do you recognize the word, Sparkle?  Yep!  It is the cut-out from my new year's theme wall hanging that I made HERE.  I really do try to use EVERYTHING.  I am a total scrap hoarder saver!  And thank goodness, because this was absolutely perfect for the layout. 


I used a brand new size A2 embossing folder from the Paper Studio called Tiny Stars.  The journal box is stamped from the November 2012 Stamp of the Month from Close to My Heart called Capture the Date.  I also used the My Acrylix set, Love Life for the rest of the layout on this side.  I only used Ruby and Indian Corn inks, but stamped them in generations to produce different shades of the two colors.  Generational stamping is when you stamp an image without reinking.  Some of the darkest colors can be stamped five times making a lighter version with each impression! 


The corrugated star is from the Milepost Shapes which are retiring after January, so pick some up while you can!  I inked these with White Daisy Ink (thank you, Jayma, for the idea!)  Below, you can see how I popped up the matted photo with my foam tape.  I never thought to do this with pics until I attended the Close to My Heart St. Louis Regional Celebration in September.  I absolutely LOVE the effect! 


I'll show you the second page of my layout tomorrow, so make sure you come back!  In the meantime, why not dig out these two colors and link up a project to the Color My Heart Color Dare?  Have fun and go get your SPARKLE on!  :)

Creative formulary:

*White Daisy, Black, Ruby, and Indian Corn Blue cardstock from Close to My Heart
*Close to My Heart Cricut Artiste Collection (journal box and star cuts)
Cricut Craft Room
the Paper Studio Tiny Stars Embossing Folder
*Black, White Daisy, Ruby, and Indian Corn Exclusive Inks and Indian Corn Pigment Ink Mini (star on Journal box)
*CTMH paper distresser
*Shimmer Trim
*Milepost Shapes
*Sparkles


16 comments:

  1. Oh Amie, this page is wonderful!!! Love the patriotic vibe for a fun summer day. Perfect embellies too. Love it.

    Linda

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    1. Thanks so much, Linda! Such a nice retreat from the cold. :)

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  2. Love it! So I'm wondering... how many scrapbook titles can you come up with this year that contain the word "Sparkle"? ;-)

    I love your sparkle.

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    1. Hmmmm...do I detect a challenge? ;) The question is, can Close to My Heart keep up with my demand for shimmer trim, lol! Thanks, Lalia!

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    1. Hi Shirley! Long time no see, lol--thank you so much! :)

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    1. Mandy, Mandy, Mandy--thank you!!! :)

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  5. This is Awesome!!! Congrats on the DT!!!! :)

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    1. Thanks so much, Diana! :) Super-exciting!

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  6. ADORABLE! I definitely see a Scraplift in my very current future. I know just the picture for my page. Can't wait to see page #2. TFS

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    1. Thanks, Lela! Tune in tomorrow! ;)

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  7. I agree with all comments above, and especially like that trick of popping your pictures above the layout--page 2 is equally festive. I, too am going to enjoy seeing all the ways you sparkle this year!

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    1. Super! I hope you get to try that pop-up soon! Thanks, canadian. ;)

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  8. Amie I LOVE this! I LOVE the Love Life stamp set and love your sparkle cut...the whole page turned out adorable!

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    1. That stamp set is so versatile, and I can't even remember the one stamp I think I bought it for--well I am sure glad I did! ;) Thanks, Jayma!

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Thank you for adding some sparkle to my day with your comments! I appreciate the time you take to let me know what you think. Blessings on everything you do!