Friday, January 12, 2018

Colour Dare 275 - Life is a Flourish!

Welcome to another challenge at Colour Dare! 

I have some thank you cards to make and this challenge was as good as any to take the opportunity to do just that. 

I created the flourish in Design Space by welding three flourishes together. The background paper is from the Chelsea Gardens paper pack and matches the Heather colour almost perfectly. The flower and butterflies are a combination of those stamped directly on Bashful cardstock and then coloured with a ShinHan marker, and some stamped on white cardstock and then coloured. I brushed the butterflies with the Gold Shimmer Brush which you can see in the second photo as it doesn't show up in the full card picture. Gold pearls were added to each of the flower centres. 

Come and join us at Colour Dare and show us how you use the colour palette shown below. Remember that Black and White can also be used in each challenge unless otherwise stated. You have two weeks to enter your project so the deadline is January 25 at 10pm EST. 

Products used are all Close To My Heart

Paper: Chelsea Gardens Paper Pack, White Daisy Cardstock, Fern Cardstock, Bashful Cardstock
Stamps: Chelsea Gardens Cardmaking, Short and Sweet
Inks: Tuxedo Black Memento Ink
Accessories: Art Philosophy Cartridge (ret.), Chelsea Gardens Cardmaking Thin Cuts, ShinHan Markers, Gold Pearls, Gold Shimmer Brush



  1. What a lovely card, Alyson. I love the vines roaming around with flowers and butterflies. The Gold Shimmer Brush and Pearls are a perfect addition to finish off your design.

  2. Beautiful card, Alyson. Loving that background paper, in fact I used it myself. Nice job on creating your flourishes.

  3. So Pretty! I really like the gold touch on the butterflies.

  4. lovely card! it makes me so anxious for spring to get here!


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