Sunday, July 24, 2016
Color My Heart Color Dare and CAS(E) This Sketch
This week's Color My Heart Color Dare #203 is all about Canary, Sorbet, Crystal Blue, and White Daisy. These colors are from the Zoe paper packet. Instead of capitalizing on the paper packet, I thought I'd show you how you can use cardstock and still have a wonderful card.
When I saw the CAS(E) sketch for last week, I knew it was a match made in heaven. The simplicity brings out the colors of the Color My Heart Color Dare. : )
Take a look at the Crystal Blue cardstock. It isn't a solid color! That's because I went and used Crystal Blue ink with the wavy lines (I was thinking Hawaii's ocean) from Jumping Geometrics stamp set. Tone on tone stamping makes for subtle but pleasing patterns while not being too bold.
I colored the flower in with CTMH Watercolor pencils - sorbet - using several layers and pressure to make the flower look more dimensional but staying with one color. The stamen is colored with Sunny Yellow under Sunflower to give the color Canary. I could have gone back with water to soften the color of the flower but decided against that look. Maybe I'll have do it anyway so you can see the difference...
Since we don't carry Canary Twine, I took our White Twine and colored it with Canary ink! How is that done? Simply hold the end of the twine with one finger. Dab a sponge dauber (or sponge) in your color choice (here, it's Canary), and sponge the twine. Want to go faster? Position the twine so that it's sandwiched between the ink pad and sponge dauber. Pull the twine through. Repeat until you get the coverage you desire. The knot was created the same way and then tied on around the two parallel twine pieces. I was able to slide the knot to the desired place (it took a few tries to make me happy).
After cutting out the flower, I mounted it with 3D foam tape. The saying (and flower) are from the Hawaiian Hibiscus set, and is stamped with Sorbet ink.
I hope this has inspired you!
All CTMH Supplies:
D1637 Jumping Geometrics (available through July 31, 2016)
B1527 Hawaiian Hibiscus (available through Aug 31, 2016)
Z2117 Crystal Blue Ink
Z2164 Sorbet Ink
Z2643 Canary Ink
Z2105 Black Ink
1292 Crystal Blue cardstock
1385 White Daisy carstock - scrap for flower
X254 White Cards and Envelope Value Pack
3505 Watercolor Pencils - Sorbet, Sunny Yellow, and Sunflower
Z726 Sponge Dauber
Z3216 Twine - White
Z1151 3-D Foam Tape