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Thursday, June 20, 2013

Color My Heart With Honey

Ever have one of those projects that ended up nothing like you originally planned?  I knew exactly what I was going to do for this week's Color My Heart Challenge to use Honey with neutrals.  I was going to use this week's sketch from Mojo Monday and the June Stamp of the Month from Close to My Heart and Color-Ready Seam Binding Ribbon and Black Sparkle Flourishes and... and it just wasn't working.  Rather than force it, I had to accept that this was one of those times when I just had to let go of my idea and let the Holy Spirit (or creative spirit or whatever inspires you) take a hand.  I like this much better.  I have no idea what the retired stamp I used is because I got three pieces of the set as a door prize on a Scrapbook Day.  I love the little metal tags which are part of the retired Black Mini Medley sets.  Fortunately they are currently available in the "While Supplies Last" section on your consultant's website so stock up!  I did.  I cut the large Black Sparkle flourish to make it fit and added some pop to the stamp with a small black sparkle.  The dragonfly also has a sparkle head.  Now what about that tulip that I heat embossed and carefully colored?  I used it inside:

I am trying to tell myself that the swirls and dots will tie it to the front.  Thank you for stopping by!  Until next time, Hansi

Materials used, all from Close to My Heart unless otherwise noted:
Paper:  Honey, Black, and White Daisy cardstock
Ink:  Honey dye ink and alcohol markers, black marker from ZIG
Stamp:  Can someone please help me with this?
Embellishments:  Black Sparkle Flourish, Black Sparkles, Color-Ready Seam Binding Ribbon, Black embossing powder, Color Ready Garden Wooden Shapes

The layout I didn't use:



  1. Fabulous card for Color my Heart! I so enjoy your creations. Thanks for joining us this week at Color my Heart.

  2. LOVE these, Hansi! The tulip looks fantastic in two-tone! Thanks so much for linking up again with the Color Dare! :)

  3. As soon as I saw this card I gasped and said "wow" as I exhaled. It's so pretty it blew me away! The black and white is so crisp! It's just my style I guess! I'm glad you didn't use the mojo monday sketch, LOL. Thanks for playing at Color My Heart this week!


  4. Lovely card, Hansi! It is really pretty inside and out. I'm so glad that you play along with us regularly at Color My Heart Color Dare--your artwork always inspires me!
    :) Marie