Friday, October 6, 2017

Color Dare #264 With Sketch Saturday #278

Welcome back to another Color My Heart Color Dare challenge blog post!  This week we are challenging you to use all and only the following Close to My Heart colors:  Crystal Blue, Sapphire, Pacifica, Black and White Daisy.  Of course, if you don't have these exact CTMH colors yet, you may substitute similar colors so you can still play along.

Shades of blue are my favorite colors and I was really excited to finally use this beautiful Thoughtful Bird set in creating this card.  The first stamped layer is Crystal Blue, the second layer is second generation Pacifica and the top layer is Sapphire.

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From top to bottom the background panel uses Crystal Blue card stock, Sapphire CS and White Shimmer Trim.  The focal panel mat is Black.

Below is the Color Dare Challenge #264 graphic.  Our challenge is open for two weeks (ending Thursday evening October 19) so you'll have plenty of time to create something.  We award 4 winners badges for each challenge and have a monthly randow draw for prizes donated by the Design Team.  Just click on the color palette to get to see what the rest of the Design Team has to inspire you:

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We can't wait to see what you create using these fabulous colors!

My creative process usually involves finding a "sketch" to start from.  This week the challenge at Sketch Saturday is to pick a challenge from #215--482.  I chose #278 as the inspiration for my card.

I'm also entering the following challenges:
     Use Your Stuff--the Blues
     Addicted to Stamps and More--Make Your Mark
     Stampavie and More--Birds
     2 Craft Critter Crazies--Feature a Creature

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

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  1. The bird popped out so beautifully, and when I saw the sketch I knew I missed something...went back to the card and then all the background popped up, love your distribution of color, and interpretation of sketch. Again, you never seem to have trouble with color combinations but I have trouble when I don't think the blues are a good match but the two sided shades help blend better.

  2. Beautiful card and I love that bird. Thanks for playing along with my challenge at USE YOUR STUFF - Gail

  3. Beautiful card, Thank you for joining at Addicted to Stamps and More and waiting to see next time.

    Meena DT

  4. Wow! Your technique is gorgeous, and the colors blend beautifully. Wonderful card! So glad I got to see your critter project showcased at the 2 Crafty Critter Crazies Challenge. Thanks for supporting us, and we hope to see more of your pretty creations in the future. Please check back to see if you are a winner or our next guest designer. Sending you wishes for a wonderful day!
    {Creative Smiles - my little crafting world}

  5. Fabulous card, shades of blue work so well! Thanks for joining us at ATSM

  6. Beautiful card :) I love to see birds on things. Thanks for playing along at Use Your Stuff :)

  7. This is so pretty, Marie! That bird looks awesome in those blues! The second generation Pacifica creates a nice shaded effect on the crystal blue.

  8. Great card with great colors! Thanks for joining us at Stampavie and more!

  9. Such a beautiful card!
    An adorable image and lovely colours.
    Thanks for joining us at Stampavie and More.


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