Just Because – #colorcrush

I have been wanting to play with this stamp set for a while and when I saw the #colorcrush posted at the Close to My Heart Instagram page I immediately thought of the beach!

Champagne, Glacier, Smoothie and Sorbet came together nicely with a calming feel – depending on the stamps it would be perfect for a sympathy card or a fun summer beach layout.

        

The clam shell appears on the inside corner of the card and was first stamped using a base of Champagne and then I layered on the other colors with a sponge dauber, I really like how it turned out.

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A Note for You – AHSC #96

Wow…three weeks in a row, I’m pretty sure the moons have aligned!

With my crazy schedule adjusting to a full time 9 year old in my life, I stepped away from Social Media back in October.  I miss the connection that I had with my friends through Facebook, but also realized that there are other ways to keep in touch.  I did however catch the Instagram bug and have been enjoying posting pictures of my art at Papercrafting_Princess.

This past week Close to My Heart posted a #colorcrush to use Pixie/Smoothie/Sorbet/Goldrush so I thought I’d do a little combining of two challenges bringing some color to Sketch #96 at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge.

I had fun playing with this design.  I embossed the Pixie cardstock base with the dots embossing folder, then cut a scalloped design with the Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge.  I loved the X pattern in the strip and after looking at it mounted on the pink decided to add a  Smoothie piece behind it that would bring out the texture a bit more.  The flower is from a stamp set that has got a lot of use (I made 100 invitations for a ladies tea at church a few years ago with it).  The center of the flower is stamped with Pixie and unlike the larger flower it is not two stepped so I drew over the pink stitch line with my black journaling pen.

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Yes, that’s real honest to goodness sunshine streaming through the window onto my card.  You can see in the second photo that I took a second strip and sponged some ink on the inside.  I started with just smudging Smoothie with a sponge and then went back and added Sorbet and Goldrush to give it a gradient look.

I’m excited to get this in the mail and surprise someone with a little cheer…my Happy Mail Campaign is well underway!

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Colorcrush Close to My Heart Style

 

I recently learned that Close to My Heart posts a weekly color challenge on Instagram so I anxiously awaited for Wednesday to come this week to see the #colorcrush posting.

Barn Red, Glacier, Lagoon, Olive, Flaxen

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I had to give this one some thought – it’s a beautiful fall palette, but I wanted something different.

The Better With A Friend exclusive hostess stamp set was sitting on my desk so I grabbed it – along with the Wishes pattern book to pull this off.  I chose a 5 X 7 card pattern and then went to work putting the colors together.  The top paper is a piece of Glacier from the Whimsy Fundamentals paper, I used the zip strip from the Pathfinding papers for the Olive and the Flaxen C/S backs the shopping girl, the glitter paper represents the lagoon to add a bit of sparkle and I sponged the white papers with lagoon ink and then stamped the sentiment in Barn Red.

I don’t know when I’ve had so much fun putting colors together and going outside my normal “box”.

What would you do with these colors?  Leave me a comment with a link to your creation!

Tracey