Color ME Happy With Heart 2 Heart Challenges

Welcome to this week's challenge at Heart 2 Heart Challenges!  Oh my goodness!  Can you believe that the first six months are almost over for 2013?  I am hurriedly packing and running errands so that I can catch a plane for Orlando to attend the Close to My Heart Convention at the Happiest Place on Earth.  How appropriate that this week the challenge is to pick the colors that make us happy.

First of all, if I was picking colors from a color wheel that I thought would make me happy, these colors would not be it.  LOL  But I just love this paper from Surf's Up and I wanted to use this gorgeous bird I had colored last week and really wanted to use it for this challenge because I really loved how it came out.  So, for this week, these colors are making me happy!

Here is my card:

I cut the square doily shape with the Cricut Artiste, pg 60, Accent 4.  I used the sketch from the Deconstructed Sketches, #106, and I am entering this card into that challenge.

My card is made from the paper in the CTMH Surf's Up Paper Pack (X7168B).  I cut the doily out of Creme Brulee cardstock with our Cricut Artiste cartridge at 4 1/2".  My little birdie is stamped with our Fabulous You Stamp Set (C1533) and colored in with our waterbrush and our Sunset, Champagne, Cocoa, and Sweet Leaf Inks.

I stamped and  colored the bird on Colonial White cardstock and didn't like the paleness of the background, so I did what I love to do and played around with it.  Using my waterbrush, I diluted some Champagne Ink and swirled it around on the background of my stamped image.  My goodness did it ever look awful!  That was why I used the other bird image I had stamped on my card last week.

But magical things happened overnight and when I woke up, my stamped image looked awesome and I knew that I wanted to use it in this week's challenge.  It was too pretty to throw away.  By the way, our waterbrush is on the 2013 Retiring List.  Pick one up before they are gone.  I love ours and enjoy coloring with it.

I wracked my brain on how to finish my card and stay true to the sketch.  Looking in our Idea Book (aka catalog), I found an idea on pg 69 and decided to pull out some white hemp and the Keyboard Kraft Alphabet (Z1825) and made that cute little banner to go under my bird image.  This card is a birthday card for a special person in my life and I wanted it to be a happy card.  What a fitting sentiment to finish it off.  I had to add a little bling so I put a tan sparkle on each bow.

So now it is your turn!  What colors make you HAPPY?  Create some artwork with those colors.  After you finish your artwork please go to  www.heart2heartchallenges.blogspot.com and post a link to your project.  I cannot wait to see what you make!

Here are a few rules:  
*Our challenges are open to everyone!
*To enter, follow the challenge of the week and post your results to your personal blog or other online gallery.
*Be sure to go here and direct link to your challenge post so we can see your artwork! 
*In order to enter a challenge, you must use Close To My Heart products but your project does not have to be 100% CTMH.
*If you use something from another company, please consider including details in your project's description.
* You MUST mention H2H challenges in your blog post (and a link back to us would be appreciated).
*Spread the word about our challenge blog by including our badge on your blog.
* I love to leave comments on our participants' blog posts, but word verification slows me down, so please turn yours off so that I can leave you some love on your blog!
*Most importantly, have fun creating - the Close To My Heart way!
Note: Any entries not following the above rules are subject to having their link removed.

Like what you see?  Head on over to my website and you can shop to your heart's content!  We have a bunch of specials this month as well!

I have entered this card into the Anything With an H Challenge (the word Happy on my banner) at Hobbycutz Challenges,  and the Die Cuts Challenge at the Catered Crop.


  1. I love your card. So elegant and clean.

  2. Beautiful card. Love background paper choice and sweet image. Perfect following of sketch.
    Thank you for joining us at Hobbycutz “Anything with “H” Challenge and we hope to see you again.

  3. Gorgeous card (& coloring)! Thank you for all you've shared on the H2H DT! You're such an inspiration!

  4. A lovely creation. Thanks for sharing with us at Hobbycutz Challenges and good luck.


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