Thursday, June 28, 2012

Color My Heart challenge #5

Here is a project I made for the Color My Heart color challenge this week, using rainbow colors.  I chose to use  Holiday Red, Sunset, Sunny Yellow, Topiary, Moonstruck, and Gypsy.  I used the Art Philosphy cartridge and used the base butterfuly and one of the "lace" or cutwork butterflies in black to create the base and mosaic effect, then one lace cutwork butterfly in each of the rainbow colors, coated the base butterfly with glue and worked the individual "negative space" pieces in to create a mosaic or stained glass look.  Fun, but a little time consuming.  I also cut the card base with the AP cartridge and sponged Sky for the background.
Here is the link to check out all the fabulous projects at the Color My Heart challenge blog:

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Color My Heart challenge #4

I entered this fun Father's Day card in two challenges:
the Heart to Heart challenge (Heart to Heart Father's Day challenge)
and the Color My Heart challenge for week #4 

As always, thanks to the wonderful gals at the H2H blog and to Sarah & friends at the CMH blog for all your work and inspiration!

This week's Heart to Heart challenge called for projects honoring fathers, and the Color My Heart challenge called for the colors Sunkiss Yellow, Cranberry, Sky and Moonstruck was also allowed.  I used  the Superhero paper kit and several Close To My Heart Stamps.  In case you were curious, the writing on the red blocks are reminders of fun family stories that we worded so that they were "just some of the reasons Dad is our hero and very own man of steel," as my husband works for a company that makes steel pulleys and roller tubes.  Here's what we came up with for his heroics:

*Able to keep your cool in intense situations!
*Able to soothe the worst pains with a gentle backrub!
*Able to prolong the life of crappy cars far beyond their life expectancy!
*Able to rescue lost dogs and injured children in a single swoop!
*Able to make up for lost time on the highway!
*Able to defend and protect innocent schoolgirls!

This is also the first trifold card I have completed and I made the template on my Gypsy so that I can quickly cut the base out using my Cricut, so I'm sure I will be making many more.  It was a fun project, my husband enjoyed it, and I actually got my daughter to papercraft with me!  Life doesn't get much better.

Happy crafting!