Friday, April 21, 2017

Hello - Color Dare #240 (Cinco de Mayo)

Color My Heart Color Dare Challenge #240: This week’s colors shown in the Photo are from Some Kinda Wonderful Paper Pack - Glacier, Lemon, Pacifica, Raspberry, Whisper, Willow, White Daisy and Black (Use at least 4 of these colors).  Love all the colors and the design papers so not a difficult color challenge if you have the paper pack.  

We encourage you to use CTMH products; however you may use any products to participate using closest to colors or paper packet ... join in the fun.  

You don't need a blog to submit your entry...if you are a member of Pinterest you can set up a Folder and link your entry to our Challenge. You have until Thursday, April 27th to enter your project. Please hop on by to see the DT member inspirations and other entrants.  

If you do share a Some Kinda Wonderful project with us you may also share it in these two other Close to My Heart themed challenges:

The paper I liked the least in this paper pack has turned out to be one of my favorites...first a theatre, then the colorful stamped flowers, and now an Arizona Cactus Bed with Quail. And I've had suggestions that the design looks like popsicles and you'll know what's next.  

Started out selecting a PML card from the packet and tried to work around just that....but that crazy design paper was calling to I cut around several of the colored cacti and adhered it to one of the other design papers.  Decided to cut the Hello PML card and adhered to the corner...that was going to be my finished card.  

I've been wanting to use the quail stamp as I dug out the grey ones that I had made for another card (because that's the color of quail, plain ole grey).  Well they looked kinda boring, so back to my daughter's advice on paper crafting..."There are no rules, you can do whatever you want in paper crafting".  Soooo...stamped a family in pacifica ink and started coloring with the many pretty colors in the paper pack. 

Then I got to thinking about the cactus again and decided to stamp three cacti and then put faces on them.  Cinco de Mayo is coming up soon, which is a big celebration here in Arizona, so I put a Mexican hat on the one, but couldn't stop there.  Stamped a couple of flowers, colored and then put on the two other cactus. 

Around this time of year we have a family of Quail that nest in our back yard, or you can see them walk across the golfing greens as mother strides along slowly, but the little ones feet go a mile a minute to keep up. They have 8-10 babies following them.  

On the inside added a die-cut cactus that I had in my stash and another Mexican Hat, and left the sentiment inside open to any occasion "Party-Cinco de Mayo" but I will be using for a May 5th "Birthday Card".  

Also being submitted to the following Challenges

Three Amigos - Some Kinda Wonderful Inspiration Won Random Draw on Three Amigos
Between the Folds "Some Kinda Wonderful" paperpack 
Seize the Birthday Challenge #238 "Twist: 2 design papers" or "Anything Goes" with no Topping
Addicted to Stamps #238 Holiday - Cinco de Mayo

CTMH Products Unless Specified Otherwise
Design paper 
     Some Kinda Wonderful 
     White Daisy
Stamp Sets 
     S1704 Flock Together SOTM
     Crafton Desert Diva "Prickly"
     Black Ink 
     ShinHan and Copic alcohol-based pens 
     3D Thin Foam Tape 



Alyson Mayo said...

My first thought when I saw this was, "What has she done?!" For someone who has always said that she doesn't like the big patterned paper, you have sure changed your tune. This is so creative and a terrific use of that difficult paper. Never would have thought to do this - and as much as I still don't like those birds, I do like how you incorporated them in this design :) Great out of the box thinking!

Lisa said...

Very cool card! Perfect with the quail and the CDD cacti! Lots of fun and so colorful! So happy you joined us at Three Amigos!

Susan Fogle said...

LOVE the cacti! Another great idea! Thanks for sharing with us at Three Amigos!

Michelle said...

Ok....I LOVE the cactus dude with the glasses and sombrero! That is genius! The two families...quail and cacti are just too cute! Great job!

Anonymous said...

Really innovative idea of using pattern papers - I love how you've incorporated them in your card. Those quails - I think they look wonderful! Thank you so much for joining us at Seize the Birthday! :)
xx Ashwini

Rema DeLeeuw said...

Awesome card! Thanks for playing along with us at ATSM.

AO Creations said...

Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at ATSM, good luck!!! Amy DT

Brandi said...

Your card cracks me up. It reminds me of a place called South of the Border, so fun, I love it! Thanks for playing along with Between the Folds Challenge!

Brandi R
DT Member – BTF Challenge

NJ Stamping Queen said...

I love how you embellished the paper to make festive cacti. They look like they are going to a fiesta! Very clever and fun.
:) Marie

Annette Clark said...

This is just the cutest card, you are really rocking this crazy patterned paper! Thanks for joining us at Between The Folds.