Friday, August 5, 2016


Color My Heart Color Dare Challenge #205: Join us in this week’s challenge combining Juniper, Thistle, Eggplant, Crystal Blue and White Daisy (all and only) ... Looking forward to seeing your inspirations for this color challenge. We encourage you to use CTMH products; however you may use any products to participate using closest to colors...and still join in the fun. You have until Thursday, August 11 to enter your project.  

This challenge was combined with using the Mojo Monday Sketch Challenge #459.  

Hop on over to Color Dare and MoJo Monday and see all the great inspirations from the Design Teams, along with the many participants. 

This week my neighbor and I attended the National Coloring Book Day at Scraps of Love in Pioria, AZ and met Jean Chaney, who shared talent with us in different coloring medias... and for one of the water coloring techniques introduced only required a purchase of a water pen... and I was on my way.  

After stamping and masking several flowers on white cardstock for my focal point, and using the CTMH inks in the challenge, I nervously put the water pen in hand and started coloring the flowers.  It felt comfortable using the water pen because there was better control of the amount of water used on the images.  There was no warping of the I didn't even use special water coloring card stock.   

The rest of the card was pretty easy to put together, just needed to select a pretty combination of design papers.  The die-cut sentiment was added to the tag, and a butterfly stamped on design paper, fussy-cut, adhered to tag with 3D thin foam tape, and rhinestones added to the body of the butterfly.  

Photos above are a closer view of the butterfly and decorated the inside of the card with the same flowers and butterfly in the bottom corner.  

All CTMH Products Unless Otherwise Specified

Design Paper 
     Paper Fundamentals - Eggplant, Thistle and Crystal Blue
     Cardstock - White Daisy
     Eggplant, Thistle, Crystal Blue and Juniper 
Stamp Set 
     B1432 Love This - Seasons & Nature 
     Zig "Wink of Stella" Clear 


CatScrapbooking said...

Beautiful! Love the way you colored your flowers.

Donna said...

What a stunning card! Love how you stamped all those flowers.

Alyson Mayo said...

Sue, this card may be my new favourite! I LOVE the way you masked and coloured the flowers - they are subtle and just gorgeous. The panels behind complement the floral rectangle perfectly without being overwhelming. And that butterfly is the perfect final touch. What a masterpiece! STUNNING :)

Christine said...

Love the soft, sweet flowers, and you decorated the inside, too! Awesome card!

Anonymous said...


Teresa Kline said...

so pretty! I am so glad you played along with the
mojo monday sketch!

blog-paperie blooms

sparkle & shine, kindness *~*

NJ Stamping Queen said...

Your watercolored panel is really gorgeous! Great job in creating such a beautiful card.
:) Marie

Melanie R said...

Very pretty, Sue. So glad you gave watercoloring a try. You'll get more comfortable the more you use it and an Aqua Pen is a great way to learn. I love this combination of colors and that striking butterfly!

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

Such a beautiful card. Love those pretty flowers.

P.G. Lamb said...

Sue, your card is such a visual feast!

G Eileen Studios said...

absolutely gorgeous! Great masking job!