Thursday, August 23, 2012

Gettin' Sketchy with Color Dare #12

I like to participate in the Color Dare at Color My Heart. Every week I say that I'm stretched by having an "assignment".  I like to tackle the challenge. This week the dare was ... Blush, Hollyhock, & Olive.  It's the first time I've ever figured that no matter what I made it would be delightful. These colors just "work". The only trouble I ran into is finding a large enough piece of patterned blush paper. Paper projects are all about the paper for me, so I like to start with the paper (in the right color) and then move forward from there.  
Since I didn't have all of the paper in all of the right sizes I made my own. I cut angled strips and adhered them to cardstock to make the "patterned" paper you see here. I took close ups so you could see. If you don't save every scrap no matter how small, you'll never the joy of making just one piece of paper stretch to it's utter limit. AND if you don't save every scrap you may be a little bit less crazy than I am. Once again I reinforced my own silly habit.  You never know what you'll need : )
Then I moved on to making the actual cards using several different sketches. Sketches just make the card making world a better place, in my opinion. I love Operation Write Home. This is my second stab at Retro Sketches and This is the first time I've ever tried Mojo Monday and my second stab at Retro Sketches. I really can't pick a favorite. Can you??

Everything I used on these cards is Close To My Heart except for the cheater lace. I had to break into this amazing deal I got at Pick Your Plum. I've been getting the BEST stuff there lately and it's piling up!! Every day they have something new to share at REALLY great prices. I have no idea what it will be on the day you're looking here. You'll have to go see for yourself.


  1. Beautiful cards, Shelly! Really clever how you created your own strip of DP! And isn't it great that you don't have to pick a favorite? You can love them all! I do! Thanks for joining us in this week's OWH Stars & Stamps Sketch Challenge!

  2. Glove those layered flowers! So pretty!

  3. I love your pattern paper that you made!!! Genius, Shelly! :) The cards are beautiful. I get so caught up in inking edges that I forget to leave them clean like this it.

  4. Hi Shelly, I love your homemade B&T's. I knew there was a reason I saved all my tiny scraps! LOL! I like all your cards, but I think I like the second one best! It's so pretty with the lace! Thanks for playing along at Color My Heart this week.


  5. Wow, I love your cards! You are so creative, thanks for sharing.
    Judy Ashmore