Friday, June 7, 2013

Color Dare #46--Choose Your Own Pink, Yellow and Orange with Watercoloring Technique

This week's Color My Heart Color Dare challenges you to make a card using  all 3 colors (neutrals are allowed and don't count as a color) but you get to choose which shade of pink, yellow and orange to use from the Close To My Heart color palette. (If you don't have these colors you may substitute something similar).

   The bottom two cards use a watercolor technique and the following CTMH colors:  Cotton Candy, Honey and Autumn Terracotta.  I used watercolor paper, a brush, some water and CTMH inkpads.  First I squeezed the closed inkpad lid into the pad so some ink would get onto the lid.  I then dipped my brush in water and then onto the inked lid and then painted the watercolor paper.  In the first card (Thanks) I stamped the floral image from In The Background with Versamark ink and then clear embossed it BEFORE I painted alternating striped diagonal colors.  After I trimmed the watercolored paper I matted it with strips of Autumn Terracotta and Cotton Candy.  The greeting is from Thoughtful Tidings (retired CTMH) and was stamped onto Art Philosophy cut White Daisy CS (pg. 63 square 5 cut at 1.75") with Autumn Terracotta Ink.  It was also matted onto Autumn Terracotta CS (same square 5 cut at 2") and onto a 2.25" square of Honey CS.  The final step was to add the Cotton Candy pom pom trim (retired CTMH).

For the second card I painted circles--from inside out the colors are Honey, Autumn Terracotta and Cotton Candy.  I then stamped over the circle with the medallion from Love Life in Archival Black Ink.  (I wanted to be sure the ink would not bleed).  From left to right the colored 1 5/8" squares are
Autumn Terracotta, Cotton Candy and Honey.  The medallion was mounted with 3D Foam Tape onto  a medallion cut from Black CS using the Artiste cartridge (page 31 accent 2 cut at 2.75").  These elements were all adhered to Colonial White CS.

While I was playing with these colors the new Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge was announced and I really liked it so I figured I'd make one more pink, yellow and orange card.   This time I used lighter  colors--Blush, Creme Brulee and Sorbet and the Honeycomb stamp set.  I used just the sentiment from Quick Card--Bumblebee  in Chocolate ink.  The final touch was the addition of 3 Mocha Opaque Gems under the greeting.  This was a really quick card to make following the sketch.

What 3 color combinations will you try? Current Close To My Heart yellows are:  Buttercup, Creme Brulee and Honey.  Current CTMH oranges are:  Goldrush, Autumn Terracotta, Sorbet and Sunset.  Current CTMH pinks are:  Blush, Smoothie, Cotton Candy and Hollyhock.  You may also use discontinued CTMH colors (or substitute other products if you don't have CTMH inkpads yet.)  To link up your papercrafted creation go to Color My Heart Color Dare.  The deadline is Thursday, June 13 at 7PM CST.  There is a monthly prize you could win!  Check out what the rest of the Design Team and our Guest Designer Sheila Bennett have done to get your creative juices flowing.

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a wonderful week filled with fun and creativity!
:) Marie


  1. The colors work very well together, I love the Honeycomb Stamp set. Thanks for playing along with AHSC.

  2. These three colors are wonderful and will definitely be appreciated by the receiver. I love that Honeycomb stamp set so much!

  3. Gorgeous work. Your sketch challenge card is beautiful!

  4. You have been a busy little "inker" again, Marie! I really like the painted band on the first card, with the bubble trim, but the sketch-challenge one is wonderful! Great interpretation of the sketch, great choice of colours and the bumble bee sentiment is the icing on the cake (or honey on the comb, in this case!).

  5. I never would have thought of putting Cotton Candy and Autumn Terracotta together, but they really work!! Each of your cards is so different for all that they use the same colors. Love the variety.

  6. Very nice cards all. I really like the honey comb set. Thanks for playing with us at Atlantic Hearts this week.
    Margaret, DT

  7. All your cards are lovely. Honey comb set is one of my faves. Good Job

  8. Fantastic cards, Marie! Love the honeycomb with that sketch! The one with the black medallion really pops!

  9. I just recently got that stamp set and wasn't totally sure what to make with it first but after seeing the great card you made using this weeks sketch I now know. :) Congrats on making top 3.


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