Saturday, June 26, 2010

Heart 2 Heart Color Challenge

This weeks challenge on Heart 2 Heart was a color challenge. I love color challenges and enjoy trying to use my colors in interesting ways. The color challenge this week was Black, Tulip and Buttercup.

As I was looking through everyone's entries on Heart 2 Heart, at last check no one had done a layout yet, it was all cards. With cards not being my forte, I choose to use a picture which has the perfect colors in it. I bought a top for my daughter from the Gap ages ago and when it finally fit we had to take pictures of it because she was and still is growing like a weed!

This is the layout I came up with and I think it turned out better than I expected. Using mostly Close to my Heart products, I think this layout ended up in one of my favorites.

There is a ton of faux stitching on this layout, including on this CTMH Chipboard border. I originally used this piece of chipboard as a mask for Candy Apple Red Glimmer Mist, so it was already the correct color, what you can't see in the photo is that Candy Apple Glimmer Mist has some gold flecks in it which looks really great with the Buttercup Cardstock. Also the brads are a mini-brad from Close to my Heart and I used that to add some fun flair to the chipboard.

The top Buttercup cardstock die cut was actually had cut and I added the 2 colors of faux stitching around the border. Just for fun I added the mini-brads as an accent in the corner.

This is the element that brought it all together, the title, colored with Tulip Ink, these are an Close to my Heart exclusive, Color Ready Alphabets: Hodgepodge. I can choose any number of fonts and mix and match to my hearts content, I like the mixed font especially for kids as it shows whimsy and fun!!!

Journaling Reads: It gets a whole lot more complicated when you have kids...The most terrifying day of your life is the day the first one is born...Your life, as you know gone. Never to Return. But they learn how to walk, and they learn to talk...and you want to be with them. And they turn out to be the most delightful people you will ever meet in your life. -
This Quote is from the movie, Lost in Translation, and it is better said by writers than by me!
Would love to hear what you think, and please play the Heart 2 Heart challenge with us next time.


  1. Love everything about it! Great job on the challenge! Thanks for playing along with H2H!

  2. I love, love, love this!!! The faux stitching is fabulous! Thanks for playing along!