Friday, February 10, 2017

Cattails - Color Dare #230

Color My Heart Color Dare Challenge #230: This week’s colors shown in the Photo are Pixie, Saffron, Whisper and White Daisy (All and Only).  We encourage you to use CTMH products; however you may use any products to participate using closest to colors ... join in the fun.  

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Had no idea what I was going to do with these colors so just started sponging a sky with the Saffron and Pixie.  First attempt was scrapped ... second attempt "I can do this".  I've had an old retired stamp called The Present which I've wanted to use but just couldn't find an occasion for it.  There was a great border stamp which was stamped in Whisper on the bottom corner.  

Card still needed something ... my immediate thought was a cattail die that had for some time been calling me.  Going back and forth on whether the cattail should be the Whisper Grey or Saffron ... so I cut one of each color.  Whisper won for the outside of the card and used the Saffron on the inside corner.  Cut a second cattail to glue together for a more dimensional look, sponged with Whisper to give it texture and adhered to background.  

I wasn't sure whether I liked the bold white so decided to use the sentiment from the stamp set in the color Whisper to tone it down a little.  Again, always liked this verse but never had an occasion to use it ... this was the occasion.  

This card was a little out of my comfort zone ... but I got through it and really enjoyed working with sponging, CAS but I still needed to use some layering.  

Also submitted to the following challenges

CTMH Products Unless Specified Otherwise
     White Daisy and Whisper 
     Saffron, Cotton Candy (didn't have Pixie) and Whisper 
Stamp Set 
     D1436 The Present 
     Spellbinders - Cattail #S2-002



Donna said...

Stunning! Love how you placed the sentiment...what a gorgeous scenery you created.

Alyson Mayo said...

WOW! What a gorgeous card! I l love everything about this - the blended background, the sentiment, the moon in the background... it is simply AWESOME!

Jody Gustafson said...

Oh My Gosh! For being out of your comfort zone, this card is amazing, stunning, gorgeous, etc.

Michelle said...

Wow! What a gorgeous card! I absolutely love everything about it!

Anonymous said...

just WOW!!!!

Melanie R said...

Impeccably made, as always, and very beautiful. Great card!

ScrappyHorses said...

This is absolutely beautiful!