The Color Dare this week is to use Pacifica (yay!)...........and.......Sorbet (gasp!) I cringed when I read it. (Sorry, Sarah!) I know some of you just did too. Now, take a breath. Exhale. Stay with me here--we each have certain colors that sort of turn us off. Peachy shades kind of do that to me, so Sorbet is not a color I reach for when I am freestyling, lol. BUT, I gave it a whirl and the more I thought about it, the more I lost myself in the design. I hope you like it!
I finally got my little hands on one of Close to My Heart's new My Creations Canvas Journals. Then I added Bamboo, Desert Sand, and Chocolate as my neutral colors, and WALLA!!!!! Take a look at what I did to it...
The beautiful blue ribbon is from the retired Designer Ribbon Blue Collection. Keep an eye out in my While Supplies Last section of my website, because you never know what awesome things will pop up in there! The red ribbon is currently available at a crazy-cheap price!
The adorable bird, branches, and flowers are cut on my E2 using the Art Philosophy Cartridge. The flowers were incredibly fun to play around with while I was trying to figure out how to make them. I inked some with Sorbet Ink and my sponge dauber. Bitty sparkles gave them just the right amount of bling. The bluebird has a chocolate color Opaque for an eye.
These great embellishments are found in two of the fabulous Mini Medley Collections. The button and flourish are in the Antiqued Gold Collection and the hemp baker's twine is found in the Wooden Collection.
This fancified paperclip was the perfect addition as a little place-keeper accent for my journal. You can find it in the Mini Medley Accents Antiqued Gold Collection as well. I added a bitty sparkle to tie it in with the blooms.
Can you see the faint script background image? I used the Universal Backgrounds My Acrylix to stamp it in Bamboo all over the journal front. The canvas on the journal gives all the inking a softer, distressed look that I just adore. I used the Love Blooms My Acrylix stamp to stamp the sentiment in Chocolate at the bottom edge. I think it is perfect for a journal!
Alright, now, I hope I convinced you to try out this week's Color Dare over at Color My Heart. I cannot wait to see what you all make!