Thursday, April 7, 2016

Color My Heart Color Dare #187 - Greens and White

I find the colors of spring so refreshing after a long, drab winter. I used to read Beatrix Potter's stories to my children. Mother Rabbit said,"Green is good for the eyes." I totally agree.

I was inspired to make a card with lots of greens at the Color My Heart Color Dare. Here's a quick card I made mixing shades of Close To My Heart greens: Fern, Pear, and Topiary Paper Fundamentals matted with New England Ivy.

After I stamped the butterflies I realized I'd leant my green markers to a friend, so I colored the butterflies from the set Your Beautiful Self using watercolor pencils and a Vivid Green ShinHan marker. I painted over the watercolor pencils with a Blending Pen.  I embellished each square with glittery Green Triangles. The sentiment is from A Thousand Thanks.

Thanks for visiting! I hope you're enjoying the beautiful colors of spring (or fall) where you live!

I'm also sharing this with the following challenges:

Cute Card Thursday #420 - Something shiny
Paper Playful Challenge #243 - Spring Delights


Catherine Nowak said...

Beautiful! I how you colored the butterflies! Thank you for playing along with us this week at Color My Heart.

Donna said...

What a pretty card! Love how you coloured the butterflies. Thank you for inspiring us at Color My Heart Challenge Blog.

Sue Reynolds said...

Great layout and love the colored butterflies in the squares intertwined with the different Paper Fundamentals used...very pretty card. Thanks for joining us at Color Dare and hope to see you again this next week for the new color challenge.

Nikki said...

Pretty card. Thanks for joining us at The Paper Shelter.


NJ Stamping Queen said...

Wonderful card! I love how you arranged the tiny butterflies on the color blocks and colored just little bits of them. Thanks for sharing this beauty with us at the Color Dare blog!
:) Marie

Helen said...

A great card - thanks for sharing with us at Cute Card Thursday.

Helen x

Lisa said...

Beautiful! I have so many butterflies and I keep wondering if I need those butterflies and you're making me think I do...