A Mosaic Tile Card for the Color Dare Challenge

Forgive me for the lack of creations this week. It has been quite an emotional one for me. As I was attempted to create for the Color Dare blog, I honestly struggled. I don’t know about you, but emotions really affect my creative process. Before I tell you about the card I created, let me first show you the beautiful spring colors we have for you to use this week at the Color My Heart Color Dare challenge blog.

These colors come from our current Mix-Ins paper collection and they are simply delightful and some of my favorites in the new catalog.  Peacock and Peach are one of my favorite combinations, but instead of using just those two, I chose to use all the colors on a simple watercolor mosaic card. 

If you are a member of my VIP group, you were able to watch me as I created this card.  I decided to start sharing a little of my creative brain with my VIPs a few times a month as they get a little look at my crafting space and the projects I am working on. This week, they saw how I made this card unedited and unscripted. Yep, that was frightening

The flower image for this card came from our A Million Little Things stamp set which was stamped onto watercolor paper using Intense Black Ink. 

After the ink had set a few minutes, I started shading the background and the image with Watercolor Pencils.  With watercolors, nothing is ever perfect. Remember how I said my emotions have been affecting my creative brain – well, this card reflects every bit of that. 

I used shades of Linen, Peacock, and Mint for the background and shades of Peach for the flowers.  To add a little sparkle, I brushed the flowers with our Peach Shimmer Brush which is much darker than I anticipated it to be.  After creating the mosaic tile pattern, I added a sentiment stamped onto vellum and backed the design with Peacock cardstock. 

Simple and easy to make and something to get my creative neurons firing again.  

I hope this card inspired you and that you will consider joining us for another Color Dare challenge.  All you need to do is link your photo to the blog before June 11th. 

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Color Your World Technique Blog Hop

Welcome to the Color Your World Technique Blog Hop where we will be showing you a variety of ways to COLOR what you love as we highlight a few of our current Close to My Heart products! 79834512_10156957929042934_4413576352637124608_oIf you have come here from Valerie Kapsha’s blog, you are on the right path! When you are finished reading, you can click on the link at the end to move to the next blog. This blog hop is simple, fun, and full of ideas.  If you get lost along the way, you’ll find the complete list of participating consultants on Melissa’s Blog.

I never saw myself as a person who would enjoy “coloring”, but it is something I have become fond of especially when using our TriBlend Markers and Watercolors. For this month’s Technique Blog Hop, I chose to feature these two wonderful items on my Shaded Seashell card that I created for my husband.

I knew that I wanted to keep this card simple and easy to re-create, so I began designing a blue background on a piece of watercolor paper.  I swished paint onto the paper using a Flat Waterbrush, quickly dried it with my heat tool, then stamped some random “sand” along the base with Almond Ink.  I used that same “sand” image to create white sea foam.

After stamping the sentiment with Intense Black Ink, I adhered the watercolor paper to a card base, then framed it with a Stitched Glacier Rectangle. Now the fun can begin! After stamping the seashell images with Intense Black, I pulled out a my TriBlend Markers and a few Shimmer Brushes. I was delighted by the fact that each marker had ALL THREE shades I needed to create shadows and dimension – no extra thought needed

Once the sea shell images were shaded, I used a Wisteria Shimmer Brush to add a little color, applied a touch of Gold Shimmer to the Sand Dollar, and drew a few little highlights with a White Gel Pen.  The shells were attached to the card with Foam Tape and a few Rose Gold Sequins added. How simple is that? 

Those TriBlends are some of my favorites to shade images with.  Each one comes with all three colors needed to shade and highlight your design.  Members of my VIP Group were able to watch a video showing how these NEW Markers work as they watched me use them to shade my Warm Wishes Card. To me, these are one of the better alcohol markers for crafters, like you and me, who wish create beautifully shaded images without breaking the bank.

Now ‘Hop” on over to Maz Wood’s blog to see her work! Be sure to visit all the Consultants at their blogs to get some great crafting tips and other fun ideas for Coloring Your World.

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Here is a list of some of the items I used on my project

Random Acts of Cardness

SOTM Blog Hop

Welcome to the Random Acts of Cardness September SOTM Blog Hop where we will be featuring our Random Acts of Cardness stamp set. 69374241_10156706010352686_6634659784287059968_nIf you have come here from Melinda Everitt’s blog, you are on the right path!  When you are finished reading my post, you can click on the link at the end to move to the next blog. This blog hop is simple, fun, and full of artwork created by some very talented consultants.  If you get lost along the way, you’ll find the complete list of participating consultants on Melinda’s Blog.

True Story: When I first showed the Share the Seasons Thin Cut to my husband he said, “That looks like a window”, which, at first, caused me to want to protest, but then it sparked an idea. Gotta love the man for his simplicity of seeing things as they are. This “window” made the perfect backdrop for my Dose of Happy card.MissCarriesCreations-DoseofHappyCard.png

Fall colors bring joy to my heart and this sentiment is the perfect complement to the showing of those feelings through a window full of color.  The base of this card was a simple piece of White Daisy cardstock that I stenciled with a layer of clouds. I layered that onto a piece of Kraft paper and began creating my trees.

The two trees were cut on my Cricut™ from Watercolor paper using one of our NEW Family Tree SVG images. After shading each of the images with Watercolor Paints, I layered each of the trees using some Thin 3D Foam Tape.  I adore how well the colors play with each other in the layers of leaves. MissCarriesCreations-DoseofHappyCard-Detail.png

Once the “window” was added, I stamped the sentiment onto a piece of Vellum, wrapped it with White Burlap Ribbon and attached it to the card.  Honestly, I could have used just about any sentiment from the Random Acts of Cardness stamp set. It is one of those “must have” stamp sets that I will be using over and over again. 

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Now ‘Hop” on over to Alyson Mayo ’s blog to see her work! Be sure to visit all the Consultants at their blogs to get some great crafting tips and other fun ideas. Remember, the Random Acts of Cardness stamp set is only available until September 30th.  Contact your CTMH Consultant, or visit the Promotions tab of my website to see how you can get this stamp set for only $5.00.

I can’t wait to see what you create!

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