Friday, February 21, 2014
Color My Heart in Goldrush and Topiary
It is time for a new Color Dare! This week the colors are Topiary and Goldrush. When I saw this week's Atlantic Hearts Sketch I thought about this butterfly from the retired "Find Your Style" set (which as you may have figured out by now is my all time favorite Close to My Heart stamp) and this flourish from the Swirls Around set which is currently my second favorite Close to My Heart set.
Then I checked out this week's Heart 2 Heart challenge and would you believe it? This week's challenge is flourishes! I love it when three challenges work together so easily. Before I could make the card I got word that my cousin has a rare and particularly aggressive form of breast cancer. I knew that this card would be for her and, as she is a woman of strong faith, this sentiment from the "Look to the Light" set was the one to use.
To make the butterfly I inked the stamp with sponge daubers which made the colors softer, cut it out and sponged around the edges to intensify the colors and finally sponged the tips with Cocoa. I used liquid glass to attach just the body so that the wings would stand up. After all the stamping was done, I used my ruler with the guide holes to make sure my piercing was straight and evenly spaced. |Lastly, I used a Goldrush alcohol marker to color some bitty sparkles and applyied them to the flourish. This is just a heads up: Close to My Heart will be retiring all of the Exclusive Inks markers sets, so they are now available only while supplies last.
Now I have to tell you a secret. I do not have any Topiary ink or paper, so I used New England Ivy. If you want to play the Color My Heart Color Dare and don't have the exact color you can still play using the closest thing you have. Now please go check out all the creative projects at Color My Heart, Heart 2 Heart Challenges, and Atlantic Hearts Sketches. Thank you for stopping by! Until next time, Hansi
Materials used, all Close to My Heart unless otherwise noted:
Paper: Goldrush and Colonial White cardstock
Ink: Goldrush, New England Ivy, and Cocoa plus a Goldrush alcohol marker
Stamps: Find Your Style (retired), Swirls Around, Look to the Light
Embellishments: Bitty Sparkles, Brown Opaques (retired)