Friday, December 19, 2014

One Layer Card for Color Dare #123 and Stampin' Royalty #259

Welcome back to another Color My Heart Color Dare challenge post.  This is the final one for 2014 and you'll have two weeks to post your creation.  The challenge colors are New England Ivy and Ruby--it makes me think "holiday card" so that's what I made:


I challenged myself to make a one layer card (this is NOT my usual style!) to meet the Stampin' Royalty challenge also.  The To You and Yours stamp set images were inked with New England Ivy ink and then "smudge colored" with Q-tips and New England Ivy ink and Ruby ink as these are the challenge for the Color Dare.  To get the ink to color with the Q-tips I stamped ink onto an acrylic block and spritzed with water.   A retired Whisper Alcohol Marker was used to outline all the stamped images and White Wink of Stella was applied to create the leaf veins and highlight the berries and cardinal feathers.  I love the gentle shimmer that this brush pen creates.  There is a drop of Liquid Glass on the cardinal's eye.  The background was stamped with Whisper Ink and a very old CTMH wood stamp called "Stoneware Texture".

Close To My Heart products used:
     White Daisy CS
     To You and Yours stamp set
     New England Ivy Ink
     Ruby Ink
     Liquid Glass
     Whisper Ink
     Stoneware Texture stamp (retired)
Other products:

Card challenges entered:
     Stampin' Royalty #259--One Layer Card
     The Male Room--Christmas theme
     Addicted to Stamps Challenge--anything goes
Now it's your turn to play with these fun holiday colors!  If you don't have these exact colors you may substitute similar colors and you may also combine them with neutrals such as black, white, tans, and greys.  Please visit our the Color My Heart Color Dare blog to see what the rest of the Design Team has created and then link up your papercrafted creation with a direct link here.  Hope to see you in our gallery!   The deadline is Thursday evening, January 1, 2015 at 9PM CT.

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



Rahmat said...

What a beautiful card!, I like the background and the gorgeous colors, thanks for joining us at ATSM.

Michelle said...

Very pretty! Love the Q tip method. I.l have to give it a try. But even better is the tip about a drop of Liquid Glass on the bird's eye. Love that idea!

Barb Ghig said...

Your background is so pretty and your card is stunning, Marie! Thanks so much for playing along with us at ATSM this week!

Kylie said...

oooooo, so pretty! LOVE that amazing cardinal. Thanks so much for playing along at ATSM xx

Rocky said...

A great one layer card. Thank you for joining us at TMR.

Sue - said...

Beautiful card. Thank you for joining us in The Male Room.

Cat Nowak said...

Great card! I will have to look into this Qtip method.

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