Sunday, February 7, 2016

Colour my Heart Colour Dare - Charlotte Colours with Blessed Card

The challenge this week at Colour My Heart is to use the colours associated with the Charlotte paper pack - a paper pack that is so popular right now. I decided to do something very different. Rather than using the papers from the paper pack, I used just the colours from the pack and one image from the related stamp set. I wanted my card to stand out from the rest and I hope that no-one else has the same idea! 

I love the bush-type stamp from the January Stamp of the Month - Beloved Bouquet, so I used that image for the background. A coupe of ShinHan markers were able to give me a close match to Sorbet for the flower. The following inks were used to create the background - Slate, Whisper, Champagne and Sorbet. 

I love the way this turned out but I had to practice a few times on scrap paper to work out which colours would blend together in the best combinations. 

Be sure to enter this week's challenge at Colour My Heart

Products used are all Close To My Heart

Paper: White Daisy Cardstock, Black Cardstock, Whisper Cardstock
Inks: Black Pigment Ink, Black 
Stamps: Springtime Wishes, Beloved Bouquet (ret.)
Accessories: Artiste Cartridge, Artistry Cartridge, Springtime Wishes Thin Cuts, Clear Detail Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, ShinHan Markers, Sponges



  1. Your card is really a stand out card! I love how you took such a unique path with your card design staying away from the easy to use pretty patterned paper. You did an amazing job of sponging the background. Thanks for sharing your talent with us at the Color Dare challenge blog!
    :) Marie

  2. Very pretty! Such an amazing fade!

  3. Wow, what a colorful and beautiful background and stamped with sprigs. Not a lot of layering but the background really gives it depth...great card. Love the sentiment feeding into the flower.

  4. Forgot to thank you for joining us again, and see you next week...surprises ahead.

  5. This card is beautiful! I love how you did the background. Thank you for inspiring us at Color My Heart Challenge Blog.

  6. Beautiful background, Alyson! I has such a wonderful glow because of your placement of colors. Thanks for taking a Color Dare.

  7. Gorgeous!!! That background is fabulous!!! Thank you for joining us at Color My Heart.


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