Friday, June 23, 2023

Thinking of You - Color Dare Challenge #554

This is my Design Team card for ColorMyHeart Color Dare #554 "TicTacToe.  

Headed to my stash of backgrounds created back some time ago with my daughter and this one popped out at me because it had a pretty close match to the Sundance and Honey Butter colors... so all I needed was Avocado to complete Column 3 in the Color Board. Avocado was an easy choice for Arizona cacti and what better than using a Scraps of Love "Cactus Doodle" stamp from our local store.  

Stamped both images on the background with Memento ink, colored the edges. Stamped the same cacti on white cardstock, colored using Copic brush pens and then fussy-cut cacti leaving off the prickly spines. The smaller cactus was glued directly over the one on the background and added 3D thin foam dots to the flowers for dimension.  The larger cactus was adhered with 3D thin foam tape over the stamped image on background for addtional dimension and then stamped a small flower, colored and adhered directly on top of cactus.  Sentiment was added to the center of the sun.  Warm and prickly card finished.  Nope... needed more. 

Needed some of the Arizonian birds that we see in Spring... 10-14 baby quails smaller than my little finger and trailing behind their mom and dad or hiding behind our cacti. These are pictures I took this Spring but when I went out to take the pics the babies ran behind our cacti plants and mom and dad sat on the wall and kept a very close eye on me. 

Stamped quail direct on background in black ink, stamped on white cardstock to color and then adhered over the stamped on background with 3D thin foam tape. Needed to balance the other side and stamped a little fox, colored and adhered with 3D thin foam tape.  I doodled around the sun to match up the whimsical look of the cacti.  

On the inside of the card adhered the piece cut off from the background along the border and stamped some flowers in the corner with a splash of color.  

Next... sat down in front of my Photo Box, took one shot of the front of the card, positioned the second and a prop jumped up on my lap and entered the Photo Box before I got the inside photo.  Cleo insisted to be included in my photos and here are those shots... what a ham.  I thought my card was cute; but my prop is even cuter.   

Please hop on over and join us at Color Dare's Color Board #554 "TicTacToe and check out the Design Teams inspiration, choose a row, column or diagonal of colors and then let us see what you create... hope to see you there.

Also entered at the Following Challenges
     My card meets both #4 Sweet Treat and #5 Warm & Sunny Colors

CTMH Products Unless Specified Otherwise
Personalized Background Design  
     Gel Plate using a sun burst stencil and oxide inks 
        close to Sundance and Honey Butter CTMH Colors 
     Sundance, Pine and White Daisy
     Scrapes of Love "Cactus Doodle" 
     Quail:  S1704 "Flock Together" 
     Fox:    S1706 "Hello Foxy" 
     Sentiment: Ponderosa Pine Ink 
     Memento "Black" Ink 
     Copic Sketch Pens (alcohol base) 
        Sundance & Honey Butter:  Y19 and YR15 
        Avocado & Pine:  G94, YG61, YG63  
       Neutrals (Brown):  E31, E23, E55 
     Copic Multi-Task "Black" 
     Sakira Gelly Roll 05 "White" 
     3D Thin Foam Tape 


Vandra said...

Love all the elements you used to create the scene for this colour dare challenge. I love even more that your kitty cat wanted to be involved in the photography side :) too cute!

Michelle said...

How cute! You really put Arizona into your card. love how our colors look in your images.

creationsnz said...

Great to see your moggy enjoying your card too, or maybe it was the birds it was keeping an eye on? A super created scene and lovely to have the story too. So glad you shared your wonderful card with us at Critter Crazy, CarolG

Melissa Craig said...

How cute is this card! That fox- I mean, look at that face! So cute.

Aimee said...

What a gorgeous card!!!

Debi said...

Love the fun cacti, the adorable fox & quail but that background...WOW!