Tuesday, January 18, 2011

A Close To My Heart Color Challenge

My never ending search for card challenges has turned up another challenge I haven't participated in yet. It is called the Heart 2 Heart and features Close to My Heart goodies. This month's challenge is a color challenge and the goal was to complete a card using Pear, Sky and Colonial White, plus you were allowed the throw in a touch of Sorbet.



I love how blue and green complement each other. It is an icy cold day here in Philly so anything that reminds me of the summer garden is perfect!

I tried one of the techniques featured on a CTMH TV episode. It uses Liquid Glass blotted on the background. After it is dry, you sponge ink over and you have created a resist pattern. I also added a touch of Prisma Glitter to the drying Liquid Glass for a little bling. I tried the technique on the A2 Colonial White base. The blue pattern paper is a reverse side of B/T Duo's from Magnifique and it is matted with a 1/8th inch mat of Sky. The green pattern paper is a reverse side of a sheet from Olivia. I purposely wanted to use the B/T papers so that the card had extra "texture." The window image is from a stamp set called Flower Pot. I stamped the image and then cut it out. The image was also stamped on the same green Oliva paper for the shutters and Sorbet for the window box. I cut out the smaller images and paper pieced them onto the full image of the window. Before I adhered the flower pot, it was sanded and sponged. If you look closely, notice that I scored and sanded the mat that the window is popped up on. I did that to mimic wood siding of a house. A cute touch, what do you think? The flowers are from the newly released set called "A Game." I stamped 5 in sky on Sky paper and one on Colonial White with Sky ink. By the way, the sentiment is actually a long stamp with the words in a row. I used masking and actually stamped 3 times to fit the words into the window. The brads and bitty sparkles were added and the card was done!

I thank the ladies at the Heart 2 Heart Challenge Blog for an interesting color challenge...I shall return. For Now, Happy Crafting!

7 comments:

Lorrinda said...

It sure does say spring (I can hardly wait)! Lovely card Cindy.
Thanks for playing with us at H2H, hope to see you back often!

Mary said...

Lovely card - can't wait for flower weather again! Thanks for playing along with H2H challenges!

Karen Day said...

Wow! Cindy, you did an amazing job packing so many different techniques into your card - with lovely results! Thanks for playing this week at H2H :o)

Corina said...

Hi Cindy!
This is such a pretty card, it's lovely to see spring cards. Thank you for sharing your art work with us at H2H!

Debbie Carriere said...

Love it! Great job with this stamp set & the colors :) Thanks for playing at H2H!

Lisa Stenz said...

Very cute card! I need to try that Liquid Glass technique! It looks like fun. Thanks so much for sharing with us at H2H! *Ü*

Melinda said...

Such a cute card! Love the brads in the shutters.