Friday, September 15, 2017

Is Nature's Way of Making Up For Mondays - Color Dare #261


What better way then to start off the Coffee Lovers Fall Bloghop with that guy.  This is a freebie image from last year; but there is a new freebie out for this Fall's Bloghop at Jessica Lynn Originals "Brentwood Owl" - Barista Coffee"...please stop by to get your image and join in the fun.  

The color challenge was perfect for Brentwood, and he felt so good among the cattail, early morning rise with his coffee cup in hand and a sweet hello to everyone.  Started with the background using an embossing folder of cattails, cut the brown border with a collage die and layered underneath to bring in another color.  Brentwood was already in my stash so just had to color him using copic alcohol-based pens to create the colors nearest to the challenge.  Cut the cattail, layered and placed on background with 3D thin foam tape, and added Brentwood.  

Color My Heart Color Dare Challenge #261: We are challenging you to using CTMH (All and Only) Colors: Nutmeg, Toffee, Almond, White Daisy and pick your own Yellow.  If you don’t have these CTMH colors you may substitute similar colors. Hop on by and see the many inspirational cards by our DT and other entrants.  

Our Weekly Color Dare Challenges are open for two weeks, so if you have not yet created and entered your project for Color Dare #260, click HERE or click on the sidebar at the top of our blog. 
Cut a second collage die in the canary and added to the inside of the card.  

Also submitted to the following Challenges
Happy Little Stampers "Anything Goes With Dies"
The Outlawz - Twisted Thursday w/Twist: Leaf/Leaves

CTMH Products Unless Specified Otherwise
     Nutmeg, Toffee, Almond, Canary and White Daisy 
Embossing Folder 
     Darice "Cattails"  
     Spellbinders S2-002 "Cattails"
     Memory Box 30044 "Distressed Baptisia Collage" 
     Jessica Lynn Originals "Brentwood Owl" - Barista Coffee" 
     Combination of Copic and ShinHan Alcohol-based pens 
        Browns and Yellow


  1. I love this card.. great job. :) Thank you for sharing!

  2. This is so cute - and Brentwood is the perfect touch for this colour combination. Love the embossing folder you chose.

  3. Awesome car, such a great background to lovely little Brentwood.

  4. Yay Sue, so fun to see your great Brentwood Owl card!

  5. The shades of brown are awesome, and that owl is just TOO cute.
    Karen Letchworth
    I have a giveaway on my blog for the Coffee Blog Hop!

  6. Beautiful card, inside and out. Love the pretty details.

  7. Love Brentwood!! You created a lovely card with him!!

    Thanks for sharing,

  8. Brentwood is so adorable - awesome card!!

  9. oh wow! love this so much. the design and texture and brentwood is soooo cute!

  10. What a fun card! That little guy is so cute! Love the cat tails in the background!

  11. What a beautiful card! I love that you decorated the inside too. Brentwood is wonderfully coloured!

  12. wonderful die cuts and embossing! love the cattails and cute owl!

  13. Cute card! Thanks for participating.

  14. Great design with beautiful embossing, love it!

  15. So adorable! Great color scheme for the fall hop... love brentwood of course!

  16. Super cute Brentwood with those cattails. Lovely card.

  17. What a sweet card! Love the autumn colors!

  18. Wonderful card design inside and out. You are very talented.

  19. Lovely card ♥ Awesome way to combine everything
    Great job

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  21. Great card, Sue! Love your design and Brentwood is so cute.

  22. This is an awesome card. I love the cat tails. Super elegant way to present them. The color combo is wonderful as well. I have blog candy up today (Thursday) be sure to check it out. Hugs ~ Linda

  23. Such an adorable card..Thank you so much for joining us at Happy Little Stampers - Anything goes with dies Challenge. Hugs xx Deepti Aggarwal

  24. DT Comments from The Outlawz "Twisted Thursday"

    Katrina Brown, DT on September 16, 2017 at 4:09pm
    How fun is this! Great die cuts adding dimension and the image is adorable!

    Jen Leeflang on September 17, 2017 at 9:17am
    simply gorgeous!

    NanaConnie on September 17, 2017 at 12:31pm
    Ooo, incredible dimension with the layers, Suzanne! Love the neutral color combo.

    Jean Chaney, DT on September 17, 2017 at 1:00pm
    Your coffee/owl is so cute, Sue, and I love the different kinds of leaves and how you finished the inside as well!

    Donna Mundinger on September 18, 2017 at 2:30pm
    Fabulous embossing and die cuts, Suzanne and little Brentwood owl is adorable. Wish I could be participating in the Hop this time. No time and computer woes.

    Reply by Janet McLaughlin,DT on September 18, 2017 at 9:00pm
    Lovely, Suzanne! I love your cute little owl with his big cup of coffee, and also all the wonderful textures!

    Angela Bonanno, DT on September 20, 2017 at 11:13pm
    Love the owl, those embossed cat tails, very well done!

    Suzanne Reynolds 16 seconds ago
    This card was fun to put together and thank you so much for your inspiring comments...appreciated very much.


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